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RICOH SP C830DN Color Laser Printer


Color Laser Printer

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High-quality, affordable color printing

Want to make color a bigger part of your document strategy? The RICOH SP C830DN Color Laser Printer offers full-color printing at up to 45 pages per minute and delivers outstanding image quality. Share information more effectively by adding a greater depth of color, putting images to work and staying on point — and on budget.

Broaden your output range

Expand your printing capabilities by using thinner paper stocks, envelopes and paper sizes from internal paper trays. Plus, gain support for stocks up to 170 lb. Index via the bypass tray. Enjoy vibrant 4-bit color technology to create impressive images with 9600 x 600 dpi equivalent resolution. Plus, the proprietary, oil-free polyester polymerization toner delivers smooth gradations for crisp lines and sharp color reproductions.

Use more networked options to connect and print

The Standard USB 2.0 and 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet interfaces align with simple peer-to-peer and shared use environments. Dual USB 2.0 host interfaces provide a direct connection to third-party external devices. Or, choose optional Gigabit, Wireless LAN and parallel interfaces to meet unique network requirements. Also, print documents on the go using convenient USB and SD media ports integrated directly into the control panel.

Customize your printer to meet your business needs

Take advantage of multiple print finishing options to stack, staple and hole-punch documents. Add the 1,200-sheet side large capacity tray to boost paper supply to a max 4,400 sheets and extend high-volume performance. Capitalize on high-volume multi-position stapling with the 3,000-sheet finisher. Or, add the optional 2,000-sheet inline booklet finisher to cost-effectively produce a range of full-color booklets.

Become more agile

Complete tasks using the tilting 4.3" color touchscreen control panel. Enjoy simple menu navigation and one-touch access to jobs, system status and frequently used shortcuts. Breeze through tasks using familiar icons, and keep print operations moving smoothly with standard step-by-step, animated guidance features. Additionally, preview print jobs before they print to help decrease user error, reduce paper use and achieve more accurate results.

Printer management and security keeps your data safe

Your important documents are worth protecting. The SP C830DN color laser printer lets you establish user-authentication controls so documents are restricted by various protocols, such as individual pin codes or ID cards. The optional 250GB Hard Disk supports the DataOverwriteSecurity System, which automatically erases any latent data left behind after each print job. The hard drive also supports data encryption, as well as the Locked Print feature, which only releases documents to authorized users.

Manage your printer from your desktop

Ensure that the SP C830DN is ready when you are. Manage proactively using the standard Web Image Monitor, Device Manager NX and Ricoh @Remote tool. From the convenience of your desktop, you can check on its device usage, automate meter reads and get toner alerts to help eliminate surprises and reduce downtime.

Energy-efficient printer features help the environment

Embrace printer efficiency features that align with your environmental commitment. The SP C830DN color laser printer uses advanced fusing technology that requires less power. Set the printer to turn off automatically or enter Sleep mode. The printer has a low Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) value** (as determined by ENERGY STAR® program testing requirements), an EPEAT®* Gold rating and is ENERGY STAR certified, so it is an energy saver and a cost-efficient choice for your business. Also, our consumable and product recycling programs make it easy to recycle.

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Engine Specifications



Color / Black & White




Operation Panel

4.3" color touch screen with integrated USB 2.0 host port and SD card slot

Black & White Speed

45 ppm

Color Print Speed

45 ppm

Maximum Monthly Volume

50,000 prints

First Print Speed

Black & White: 3.7 seconds or less
Full Color: 5.7 seconds or less

Warm-Up Time

29 seconds or less

Print Resolution

300 x 300-dpi (1-bit), 600 x 600-dpi (2-bit) (Default), 600 x 600-dpi (1-bit, 4-bit), 1200 x 1200 dpi (1-bit)

Standard Paper Capacity

550 x 2 Paper Tray + 100-Sheet Bypass Tray (1,200 sheets total capacity)

Maximum Paper Capacity

4,400 Sheets (Standard Trays 1 & 2 + 2,000-Sheet LCT + 1,200-Sheet Side LCT + 100- Sheet Bypass Tray)

Output Capacity

Standard: 500 sheets, face down (8.5" x 11" or smaller); 250 sheets, face down (8.5" x 14" or larger); Maximum: Up to 4,000 sheets with Finisher, Bridge Unit and 4-Bin Mailbox

Supported Paper Sizes

Standard Tray 1: Fixed for Letter (8.5" x 11") (216 x 279mm), A4, A5 Standard Tray 2 and Optional Paper Feed Units: User adjustable for Letter (8.5" x 11"), Legal (8.5" x 14"), Exec (10.5" x 7.25"), Ledger (11" x 17"), A3, A4, A5; Custom Sizes: 5.83" x 7.17" - 11.69" x 17" (148 x 182mm - 297 x 432mm) Envelopes: Com10, C5 Bypass Tray: User adjustable for 5.5" x 8.5" - 11" x 17" (140 x 216mm - 279 x 432mm); Custom Sizes: 3.55" x 5.83" - 12" x 49.6" (90 x 148mm - 305 x 1260mm) Envelopes: Com10, Monarch, C5, C6, DL Optional 2,000-Sheet LCT and Optional 1,200-Sheet Side LCT: Fixed for Letter (8.5" x 11") (216 x 279mm), A4 When Duplexing: 3.55" x 5.83" - 11.69" x 17" (90 x 148mm x 279 x 432mm)

Supported Paper Weights

Standard Trays, Optional Paper Feed Units,
and Optional 2,000-Sheet LCT: 14 - 68 lb.
Bond/ 140 lb. Index (52 - 256 g/m2)
Bypass Tray: 14 - 82 lb. Bond/170 lb. Index
(52 - 300 g/m2)
Optional 1,200-Sheet Side LCT: 16 - 58 lb.
Bond/120 lb. Index (60 - 216 g/m2)
Duplex Unit: 14 - 45 lb. Bond/90 lb. Index
(52 - 169 g/m2)

Supported Paper Types

All Sources: Plain Paper, Recycled Paper, Color Paper, Letterhead, Special Paper 1-3, Card Stock, Bond Paper, Preprinted Paper Envelopes: Com10 and C5 envelopes can be fed using Standard Tray 2, Bypass Tray and Optional Paper Feed Units Bypass Only: Labels, OHP, Coated Paper Envelopes: Com10, Monarch, C5, C6, DL


Automatic (standard)

Power Requirements

120 - 127V, 60Hz

Power Consumption

Operating: 1,584 W or less
Sleep: 1.2 W or less

2.033 kWH/week

Dimensions W x D x H

Base Model: 26.4" x 26.9" x 25.2" (670 x 684 x 640 mm)


Base Model: Less than 213 lb. (97 kg)

Controller Specifications

Memory Standard/Maximum

512 MB/1.5 GB RAM

Hard Disk Drive

250 GB (optional)

Standard Interfaces

10/100Base-TX Ethernet, High Speed USB 2.0 Type B, Dual USB 2.0 Host Type A, USB 2.0 Type A/SD Card Slot integrated into Control Panel (for Print From Portable Media)

Optional Interfaces

Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T) Type D, IEEE 802.11a/g Wireless LAN Type L, IEEE 1284/ ECP Parallel Interface Type A

Standard: PCL 5c, PCL 6, Adobe® PostScript®3™, PDF Direct Print, Direct Media Print (JPEG/TIFF) Optional: PictBridge, Genuine IPDS Host Print, XPS (via download), Universal Driver (via download)

Font Support

Standard: PCL: 45 + 13 International, PostScript3/PDF: 136 Optional: IPDS: 108

Network Protocols

Standard: TCP/IP (IPv6)
Optional: IPX/SPX

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003/R2, Server 2008/R2; Citrix Presentation Server 4.5, Citrix XenApp 5.0+; Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.7; SAP R/3; Novell NetWare Server 6.5 (option is required), UNIX (Using Ricoh UNIX filter): Sun Solaris 2.6/7/8/9/10, HP-UX 10.x/11.x/11i v2/11i v3, SCO OpenServer 5.0.6/5.0.7/6.0, RedHat Linux Enterprise 4/5/6, IBM AIX 5L version 5.3/6.1/7.1

Device Management Software/Utilities

SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin and Client; SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin Accounting Report Package; Web SmartDeviceMonitor; Web Image Monitor; Remote Communication Gate Type S; @Remote


Device Software Manager

Easily and automatically install the latest drivers for your Ricoh product.


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.



Maintain your devices — automatically gain insight, improve uptime and reduce your fleet costs with RICOH @Remote.


Knowledge Base

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



If you are a current Ricoh Customer, you can use MyRicoh to get support for your products, purchase supplies, and much more.


Warranty Registration

Register your Ricoh product in order to receive service and support.

Questions and Answers

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"Replacement of Color Photoconductor Unit will soon be necessary"

I dont see this as a consumable. Is it the same thing as Color Drum Unit?
Stephen L on Jun 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, photoconductors are also called drums, there is one for black and another for the 3 other colors. All the supplies (except staples) for that device are listed below with their Ricoh part number (or EDP).
407096DrumC, M, Y
407098Fusing Unit
407097Transfer Unit
407100Waste Toner Bottle
is the aficio spc830DN an inkjet or a laser printer?
andrea c on Aug 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is a Desktop Color Laser Beam Printer
if the unit is set to 1200 x 1200 dpi does it give good photo quality prints?
keith c on Apr 14, 2016

Yes - 1200 x 1200 dpi provides excellent quality resolution!
were do i buy the consumables for this machine on this site?
kernS on Aug 14, 2015

To order toner and supplies for your Ricoh device, please visit www.MyRicoh.com or contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com).
I see it only comes with 512 MB... is the memory upgradable in the field?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. There is a 1 GB upgrade available according to the product brochure which is downloadable from the Ricoh web site.
Is there a scanner option available for this device?
Anthony M on Jun 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is not.
Hello how do you erase history please?
A shopper on Dec 3, 2015
What is the maximum size of paper can i print in this printer by bypass ?
george on Mar 28, 2018

Here are the sizes that the bypass tray can accommodate. User adjustable for 5.5" x 8.5" – 11" x 17"

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
I need to print on semi gloss paper, which type pf paper is safe to use in this machine?
nora k on Oct 4, 2017
There is no restriction on the brand but we do have recommended weights based on the tray you use.

Standard Trays, Optional Paper Feed Units, and Optional 2,000-Sheet LCT: 14 – 68 lb. Bond/ 140 lb. Index (52 – 256 g/m2)
Bypass Tray: 14 – 82 lb. Bond/170 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m2)
Optional 1,200-Sheet Side LCT: 16 – 58 lb. Bond/120 lb. Index (60 – 216 g/m2)
Duplex Unit: 14 – 45 lb. Bond/90 lb. Index (52 – 169 g/m2)

I have also attached a copy of the brochure - which will provide you more specifications on page 8
We're having issues with our Ricoh Aficio SP C830DN. It's been printing black smudges and marks on everything. It does not seem to be a toner issue and we're not sure what to clean or replace to solve this problem. What should we do?
Leslie K on Oct 3, 2017

Normally, when you have smudge's it's time for either the fusing unit or the drum to be replaced. I have attached a link to the supplies page for this machine.


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
Does the Ricoh SP C830 use a straight through paper path when utilizing the bypass tray?
Mark M on Mar 1, 2017

I have checked on that and no it doesn't use a straight through paper path.

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 this printer compatible with Windows 10?
Judi W on Feb 19, 2017

Yes this printer is compatible with Windows 10

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 this easy to set up?
Ross R on Feb 3, 2016

Yes, the SP C830DN is easy to set up! If under a service contract, a Ricoh technician will install the machine once it is delivered as well.

Attached is our User Guide for reference: http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi/0001045/0001045417/VM1248527/M1248527.pdf
Does this print duplex or double-sided prints?
Danielle A on Jan 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Danielle, Yes, the SP C830DN can print double-sided (duplex).
Does the booklet finisher for this model (or any of the other models) allow for a cardstock cover?
Y G on Dec 31, 2015

The booklet finisher for this particular model will allow for cardstock cover. Please refer to the last page of the brochure for the exact weights it is able to accommodate:


Additionally, our mid/high speed MFP models - as well as our light production units - offer more robust paper handling should you need to print a high volume of heavier cardstock covers.

If you are interested in learning more about which machine will best suit your particular requirements, please contact your local Ricoh sales rep.
Can I use this printer to print on vellum?
A shopper on Dec 2, 2015

Our manual does not list vellum as a supported paper type
what is the shipping weight for this printer?
A shopper on Aug 31, 2015

The weight for the base model is less than 213 lb. (97 kg)

The weight of optional hardware accessories can be found on the last page of the product brochure here: http://www.ricoh-usa.com/products/docs/pdf/brochures/printers/aficiospc830dn.pdf
Prints are too dark, especially heavy on cyan (Mac OS X Yosemite). Red balance is way off. How to fix?
H F on Aug 13, 2015
For support questions, please contact the support team via chat on Myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com/OA_HTML/ibeCAcdLogin.jsp
is this a good printer for short runs or a micro startup print shop?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is and at 45 ppm it is a solid performer. Monthly print volumes up to 50,000 pages.
can i use this printer to print blank iron on transfers?
andrea c on Aug 7, 2015

This printer can print iron on transfer, if you are using transfer paper designed for laser printers (this should be available online and at your local office supplies store). Inkjet transfer paper will not work though.
can I plug this into a standard outlet in my home office?
Kirk B on Jul 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Power Requirements for the SP C830DN are 120 – 127V, 60Hz, which is common to American homes and offices. This is listed on the Ricoh web site and the product brochure.
Does purchase of the printer include starter toner?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. 12,000 page black and 12,500 page color cartridges.
how do you set up a custom paper size?
A shopper on Jan 5, 2016
Are the drum units, transfer units and fusing units recyclable? If so do I use the cartridge container return program or is there another process?
Amy D on Dec 18, 2015