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RICOH SP C342DN Color Laser Printer

SP C342DN

Color Laser Printer

ID: 407887

Tap into affordable, high-quality color printing

 

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Be more productive

Take advantage of the familiar controls on our touchscreen operation panel to transition between print tasks with ease. Quickly check important print settings. Plus, you can integrate many of the same workflow software solutions you use on other Ricoh devices for seamless printer connectivity across your entire fleet.

Meet every deadline, every time

You face tight deadlines. The SP C342DN color laser printer features 2 GB standard RAM and an Intel 1.46GHz processor, so you can produce complex print jobs at up to 26 color or black-and-white pages per minute, even in duplex mode. Add an optional 500-sheet paper tray to extend paper capacity to 1,100 sheets and provide three unique paper sources for different media types.
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Stay connected with convenient mobile printing

Use AirPrint®, Wi-Fi Direct or the RICOH Smart Device Print&Scan app to wirelessly print from your smartphone, tablet or laptop without software, drivers or utilities. With the optional HDD, you can print digital files from a USB or SD card. Just plug it into the device and print when you're ready. With the wireless LAN options, you can place the printer where it's most convenient. Use the optional second network interface port to share the printer on two networks simultaneously.

Give audiences outstanding quality

Impress any audience with colorful images and precise text at up to 1200 x 1200 dpi print resolution. Give your presentations, brochures, proposals and other documents a more professional look for a lasting impression. Use the 100-sheet Bypass Tray for banner printing up to 8.5" x 49.6" and for thicker stocks up to 120 lb. Index.

Reduce print costs

Printing in cost-efficient Economy Color Mode reduces your cost-per-page for draft-ready presentations that require internal review. It uses less toner so you can extend the life of your print cartridges. Take advantage of automatic duplexing to reduce paper usage.

An energy-efficient printer saves your power for other tasks

The SP C342DN color laser printer is designed specifically to reduce operating costs. It has a Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) of just 1.6 kWh/week, is ENERGY STAR® certified, and meets EPEAT® Silver criteria*. Use the Eco-Friendly Indicator to track user behaviors and encourage responsible printing. When not in use, the printer enters energy-saving Sleep Mode, or you can even program it to power on or off at specific times.
*EPEAT Silver rating is applicable only in the USA.
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Secure printing features keep your data safe

Know your target audience — and possible threats. With User Code Authentication printer management, you can prohibit users from using specific printer functions, such as color printing, to reduce costs. Take advantage of Unauthorized Copy Control to mask confidential information when unauthorized users try to copy it. Protect data streams with built-in network data encryption. Add the optional Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and give every job a password so it stays in queue until you authorize it directly at the device.

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Learn more about the RICOH SP C342DN Color Laser Printer and how it may fit your business.

Engine Specifications

Configuration

Desktop

Color / Black & White

Color

Technology

Color laser electro-photographic printing

Toner Type

Dry, single component

Operation Panel

4.3” color touchscreen

Black & White Speed

26 ppm

Color Print Speed

26 ppm

Maximum Monthly Volume

6000

Maximum Duty Cycle

75,000 prints

First Print Speed

13.5 seconds or less (B/W and FC)

Warm-Up Time

20 seconds or less

Recovery from Sleep Mode

20 seconds

Print Resolution

Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi

Standard Paper Capacity

1 x 500-Sheet Tray + 100-Sheet Bypass Tray

Maximum Paper Capacity

1,100 sheets

Output Capacity

Up to 150 sheets (LT)

Supported Paper Sizes

Paper Tray: 5.8" x 8.3" - 8.5" x 14" (148 x 210mm - 216 x 356mm)
Bypass Tray: 2.5" x 4.9" - 8.5" x 49.6" (64 x 125mm - 216 x 1260mm)
Optional Tray: 8.5" x 11"

Supported Paper Weights

Standard Tray: 16-43 lb. (60-163 g/m2)
Bypass Tray: 16-59 lb. (60-220 g/m2)
Optional Tray: 16-28 lb. (60-105 g/m2)
When Duplexing: 16-24 lb. (60-90 g/m2)

Supported Paper Types

Plain, Middle Thick, Thick, Recycled, Colored, Letterhead, Preprinted, Thin, Coated (Glossy), Coated (Matte), Special, Label, Envelope*, Bond*, Cardstock* (*from bypass tray only)

Duplexing

Automatic (standard)

Power Requirements

120 V, 60Hz

Power Consumption

Maximum: 1,300W or less
Ready Mode: 52W or less
Sleep Mode: 0.7W

1.6kWh/week

ENERGY STAR Status

Certified

EPEAT status

Silver

Dimensions W x D x H

15.8" x 18.9" x 15.9" (400 x 480 x 404mm) (mainframe)

Weight

63.9lbs. (29 kg)

Controller Specifications

Processor Speed

1.46 GHz

Memory Standard/Maximum

2 GB RAM

Hard Disk Drive

320 GB (optional)

Standard Interfaces

Standard: Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/100BASE-T)), USB2.0, USB2.0-Host
Optional: Wireless LAN IEEE802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 1284

Standard: PCL5c/6, Adobe® PostScript®3™, PDF Direct

Font Support

PCL: Scalable 45 fonts + 13 International fonts
PostScript3: 136 fonts

Network Protocols

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6)

Supported Operating Systems

Windows® Vista/7/8/8.1/10/Server 2008/Server 2008R2/Server 2012/ Server 2012 R2; Mac OS X (10.9 or later); UNIX Sun Solaris 9/10, HP-UX 11.x, 11i v2, 11i v3, Red Hat Linux Enterprise V4/V5/V6, SCO OpenServer 5.0.7/6.0, IBM AIX V5L/V5.3/V6.1/V7.1; SAP R/3 Other Print Features Sample/Locked/Hold/Scheduled/Stored/Store and Print*, Black Over Print, CLP Simulation, PDF Direct Print, Classification Code, Bonjour Support, Windows Active Directory Support, DDNS Support, PCL Resident Font Adoption, Tray Parameter Change from Web Image Monitor, 1200 dpi Support, Universal Driver, XPS Support*, WS Printer, Wireless LAN Interface Option, Media Direct Print (Print from USB/SD)*, AirPrint, Banner Page Print, Auto Job Promotion*, Poster Print, WPS Support, Import/Export of Preference Settings, Eco-Friendly Indicator, Centralized Address Book Management, Weekly Timer, Eco Night Sensor
*Hard Disk Drive option required.

Printer Features

Black Over Print, CLP Simulation, PDF Direct Print, Classification Code, Bonjour Support, Windows Active Directory Support, DDNS Support, PCL Resident Font Adoption, Tray Parameter Change from Web Image Monitor, 1200 dpi Support, Universal Driver, WS Printer, Wireless LAN Interface Option, AirPrint, Banner Page Print, Poster Print, WPS Support, Import/Export of Preference Settings, Centralized Address Book Management, Eco-Night Sensor, Weekly Timer

Security Features

User Authentication (Windows, LDAP, Basic, User Code, 802.1.x Wired), Encryption, Network Protocol On/Off, IP Filtering, Mask Type for Copying/Data Security, Unauthorized Copy Prevention, Quota Setting/Account Limit, SMTP over SSL

 

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Does this printer support two-sided copying?
A shopper on Mar 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

Yes this printer does support two-sided copying. I have attached a link to the brochure. You will see that duplexing is a standard feature. https://www.ricoh-usa.com/-/media/Ricoh/Common/PDFs/Brochures/spc342dn.pdf

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 (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.

Thank you
IS there an easy instruction which steps to take when the wireless board as option is plugged in?
Jwrouwhorst on Aug 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi

Please see the following page for instructions on how to set up wireless on the SP C342DN:

http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi_view/0001063/0001063175/view/manual/int/0083.htm?&seek=wireless

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
getting vertical stripes/lines/streaks in photographs… does it need cleaning? How?
A shopper on Oct 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello, It could mean that it's due for the maintenance kit to be replaced depending on how many impressions the machine has. I have include a link to help you trouble shoot, https://ricoh-kb-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/241301/p/7669/region/us/brand/ricoh
To order toner and supplies for your Ricoh device, please visit www.myricoh.com or contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/officelocator).Thank you
What is the difference between the sp340 dn and the sp342dn laser printer?
Richard W on Dec 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

The differences are listed below.
The standard max memory: 2GB for the 340dn/ up to 320GB for the 342dn
The optional accessories increase on the 342dn as well; The 340dn only offers the Paper Feed Unit and Interface Unit.
The max paper capacity on the 340dn is 1100 sheets; the max capacity on the 342dn is 2300 sheets.

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.

Thank you
Does this printer scan?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

No this printer doesn't scan. Here are a couple of color printers that do have the ability to scan.
https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/products/pd/sp-c250sf-color-laser-multifunction-printer/_/R-407523
https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/products/pd/sp-c262sfnw-color-laser-multifunction-printer/_/R-408139

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.

Thank you
how do I print in envelope using this printer?
Barbara T on May 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

Printing envelopes would be done via the bypass tray. I have included a link to the manual, which will give you guidance on how to load the envelopes. This starts on page 55.
http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi/0001063/0001063204/VM0AG7600_03/M0AG7600.pdf

If you have any other questions, please contact the support team via chat on Myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com/OA_HTML/ibeCAcdLogin.jsp

Thank you
Can I use transfer paper in this printer? If so, which paper type would I select when printing? I'm purchasing a heat press machine which requires transfer paper for tshirts etc and I would love to this printer. Thanks
Ladawn on Mar 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello Mika,

It depends on the thickness of the paper. If it is a thicker transfer paper then you should be ok using it. The thinner paper may melt when going through the fuser section. The attached link will give you more information on the paper that you can use with this printer starting on page 58: http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi/0001063/0001063204/VM0AG7600_03/M0AG7600.pdf

If you are looking at what printer to get to run transfers through - we suggest working with our sales professionals to recommend a machine to suite your needs.
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.

Thank you

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