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RICOH SP C252DN Color Laser Printer


Color Laser Printer

ID: 407521

The power of productivity, made affordable


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Quality color printing at an affordable price

Help your small workgroup transform everyday documents into compelling communication with the affordable RICOH SP C252DN Color Laser Printer. Achieve vibrant color and smooth monochrome output at up to 21 pages per minute (ppm), with up to 2400 x 600 dpi resolution for crisp lines and rich color output. For draft documents, use Economy Color Mode to print text at full density while reducing image density, for a significantly lower cost per page.

A compact printer that goes wherever you need it

Achieve new-level productivity without sacrificing space. With the IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN connectivity, you can easily place the SP C252DN desktop color laser printer without physical restrictions. Enjoy compatibility with Windows® and Apple® technology, plus get support for PCL and PS3 emulation, as well as utilities for UNIX® and Citrix® distributed printing environments.

Mobile print capability for business on-the-go

Share information easily, no matter where you are. Engage the SD C252DN color laser printer right from your smartphone, and use it as your mobile workstation for completing office tasks. Simply download the RICOH Smart Device Connector app to capture and print documents through your personal mobile device.

Printer security controls keep your data safe

Help prevent sensitive documents from getting left in the output tray. By employing standard Locked Print advanced user authentication printer controls, you can help protect sensitive documents by storing print jobs until an authorized user enters the correct PIN at the control panel.

Printer management and maintenance simplified

Complete a wide range of tasks with the touch of a button. Easily check printer supply status and change settings directly at the control panel. When you're away from the printer, you can remotely manage printer network settings, fleet utilization and check consumable levels using the Web Image Monitor. Plus, it's simple to change the top-loading, All-In-One print cartridges to save time and reduce maintenance costs.

Choose a more environmentally-friendly printer

You don't have to sacrifice sustainability for power. The SP C252DN meets EPEAT® Silver criteria, and is certified with the latest energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® specifications. Save paper with features like AutoDuplex printing, and reduce energy use with the Energy Saver Timer. In addition, Ricoh's consumable and product recycling programs make it easy to recycle.

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Engine Specifications



Color / Black & White




Black & White Speed

21 ppm

Color Print Speed

21 ppm

Duplex Print Speed

12 ppm

Maximum Monthly Volume

Up to 3,000 prints

First Print Speed

14 seconds or less

Warm-Up Time

30 seconds or less (from Energy Saver Mode)

Print Resolution

600 x 600 dpi (Default) (Speed Mode)
1200 x 600 dpi equivalent (Standard Mode)
2400 x 600 dpi equivalent (Fine Mode)

Standard Paper Capacity

250-sheet Paper Tray + 1-sheet Bypass Tray

Optional Paper Capacity

500-sheet Paper Feed Unit

Maximum Input Capacity

751 sheets

Output Capacity

150 sheets (face down)

Supported Paper Sizes

Standard Tray and Bypass Tray: Letter (8.5" x 11"), Legal (8.5" x 14"), EXEC (10.5" x 7.25"), Half Letter (5.5" x 8.5"), A4 (8.3" x 11.7"), A5 (5.8" x 8.3"), A6 (4.1" x 5.8"), B5 JIS (7.2" x 10.1"), B6 JIS (5.0" x 7.2"), F (8" x 13"), Foolscap (8.5" x 13"), Folio (8.25" x 13"), 16 Kai (7.6" x 10.5")
Envelopes: Com10, Monarch, C5, C6, DL
Custom size: Min. 90 mm x 148 mm (3.54" x 5.83"), Max. 216 mm x 356 mm (8.5" x 14.0")
Optional Paper Feed Unit: Letter (8.5" x 11"), A4 (8.3" x 11.7")

Supported Paper Weights

Standard Tray and Bypass Tray: 16 - 42 lb. Bond/83 lb. Index (60 - 160 g/m2)
Duplex: 16 - 24 lb. Bond (60 - 90 g/m2)
Optional Paper Feed Unit: 16 - 28 lb. Bond (60 - 105 g/m2)

Supported Paper Types

Standard Tray and Bypass Tray: Plain Paper, Middle Thick, Recycle Paper, Envelopes, Thick Paper, Labels, Thin Paper, Color Paper, Prepunched Paper, Letterhead, Bond Paper, Card Stock and Preprinted Paper (Std. Tray only)
Optional Paper Feed Unit: Plain Paper, Middle Thick, Recycle Paper, Thick Paper, Thin Paper, Color Paper, Preprinted Paper, Prepunched Paper and Letterhead


Automatic (standard)

Power Requirements

120V, 60Hz

Power Consumption

Operating: 1,300 W or less
Energy saver: 2.4 W

1.37 kWh/week



Safety Regulations

UL60950-1 2nd Edition; CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 (c-UL)

Dimensions W x D x H

15.7" x 17.7" x 12.6" (400 x 450 x 320 mm)


52.5 lb. (23.8 kg) (including consumables)

Controller Specifications

Processor Speed


Memory Standard/Maximum

128 MB RAM standard/maximum

Standard Interfaces

USB 2.0, 10/100Base-TX Ethernet, USB Host Interface for PictBridge™, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (Hardwired and wireless Ethernet network connections cannot be active simultaneously)

PCL 5c, PCL 6, PostScript 3 emulation

Font Support

PCL/PS: 80 fonts

Network Protocols

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), IPP, Bonjour

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Server 2003/2003R2/ 2008/2008R2/2012 (32 bit/64 bit) and later; Mac OS X 10.6 and later; Citrix MetaFrame

Device Management Software/Utilities

Web Image Monitor, @Remote Office Appliance, @Remote Enterprise Pro On-Site, @Remote Enterprise Pro Connector Option, Device Manager NX Lite, Printer Driver Packager NX, Web Based Driver Installer (WBDI)

Printer Features

Locked Print, Collate, Layout (N-up), Duplex, Front Cover Sheet, Economy Color, Watermark, User ID, User Code, Rotate Print, Ricoh Smart Device Connector app (device must be set to [PCL 6 mode] > [Universal]), Dithering, Do Not Print Blank Pages, Reduce/Enlarge Print, Toner Saving


Download Drivers

Download and install the print driver and associated software for your device. This link can also be used to update your existing print driver.



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Knowledge Base

Access Ricoh’s comprehensive electronic database for driver and utility information, device documentation, troubleshooting assistance and more.



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Questions and Answers

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RANDY h on May 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Most likely you would have to change the font within Windows since this is a straight printer and the font can't be changed on the printer itself.
How do I print an envelope in the bypass feeder without creases? I've tried flipping the envelope levers down and then the printer says I have to undo the envelope switches before it will print.
Jenny on Mar 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello, I researched this question for you and the guidance I see on it, is to flip the envelopes in the other direction. I have attached a link to the manual http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi/0001051/0001051910/VM2008611/M2008611.pdf . You will find information on envelopes on page 48. If that doesn't help resolve the issue, please contact the support team via chat on Myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com/OA_HTML/ibeCAcdLogin.jspThank you
how to show job history ??
A shopper on Jun 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The easiest way to see the job history is to use a web browser to go to the printer's internal web page which will provide a great deal of information about the device and how it has been used. It will allow you to print reports, as well. You simply place the web address of the printer (or URL) into your web browser. So, if the printer's URL is, then you place that in the browser address line instead of www.ricoh-usa.com . Thanks for contacting Ricoh.
What is the administrator default password for SP C250DN?
Tee R on Mar 8, 2018

By default, the access to the machine via Web Image Monitor is not password-protected. If there is a password, you would need to work with our service team on how to reset it.
Please contact the support team via chat on myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com or by calling 1-888-456-6457

Thank you
How do I print 81/2 x 14? It keeps jamming.
A shopper on Nov 29, 2017

I have attached a link to the manual. On page 158 there is guidance on why the paper may be jamming. http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi/0001051/0001051910/VM2008611/M2008611.pdf
If you have any other questions, please contact the support team via chat on myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com or by calling 1-888-456-6457

Thank you
can you use win 10 with printer?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2017

Yes, you can use windows 10 with the SP C252DN printer.

For more information on this product or any other in our line up - please feel free to press the click to chat button or the Request a Quote button located on the product pages. or you can contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.ricoh-usa.com) to find out more. Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/officelocator) to find out more.

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Can my C3503 print a single document on multiple paper stocks. For example: page one white, page 2 green, page 3 red, page 4 white?
mquinn0908 on Jan 26, 2016

Yes, the MP C3503 can print a single document on multiple paper stocks, within limitations. For example, you can print a front / back cover, along with a slip sheet, a chapter page and then the full document. The full document cannot consist of multiple stocks, however.
What is the difference between the C252DN vs C250DN?
A shopper on Jan 6, 2016

These machines are similar in nearly every aspect. Main difference: the SP C252DN has a higher duty cycle and therefore can handle a higher volume of prints.

Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.
Can it print on vellum?
A shopper on Dec 16, 2015

The SP C252DN is not designed to print on vellum.

Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find an alternative solution.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
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Good Printer
Overall Happy with my purchase, easy to use, fast and affordable.
April 18, 2017
over 4 years ago
extremely slow hi-res prints. we're talking like 3 minutes/sheet.
toners are at about $---/color. with 4 colors= $--- per toner change. that's about $---every month under normal printing. suggest using this only for color. BW prints on another printer.
April 18, 2017
over 4 years ago