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RICOH SP C842DN Color Laser Printer - 408106


Color Laser Printer

ID: 408106

Add higher speeds for lower-cost professional printing

  •   Prints up to 60 ppm
  •   1200x1200 dpi max print resolution
  •   Paper capacity up to 4,700 pages
  •   Keep pace with in-house professional color printing at high speeds and low cost
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Create your own professional print environment

Use the SP C842DN Color Laser Printer to print high-quality direct mailers, brochures, labels, point-of-sale displays and more in house in less time for less money. Transition between jobs quickly with print speeds up to 60 pages per minute (ppm). Stock up to 4,700 sheets to work continuously with fewer delays. Optimize user productivity by checking printer status from across the room with an available Attention Light. Replace toner and consumables in moments without technical assistance.

Make your mark with color

Keep colors bright and text tight with our proprietary toner and 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. Audiences will notice smoother gradations between colors for more lifelike reproductions.

Finish big on a smaller budget

Add professional finishing in-house with several automated options. Use the Internal Multi-Fold Unit to automate four different types of folding, including tri-folds and z-folds. Use the 1,000-Sheet Hybrid Staple + Stapleless Finisher and create document sets without staples in schools and other environments where staples are discouraged.

Hit your target with more media

Take advantage of six paper sources, including large capacity trays, for incredible versatility and extended runs. Use the 100-Sheet Bypass Tray for labels, envelopes, thicker stocks up to 300g/m² and 49.6-inch-long banners. Print SRA/12.6" (SRA3) output with crop marks and color bars for high-end projects. Organize every project with a convenient 4-bin mailbox. Reduce misfeeds with auto-draw paper trays.

Slide into customizable convenience

Swipe. Pinch. Flick. Scroll. Use Workstyle Innovation Technology to simplify the way you work on the all-digital 10.1" Smart Operation Panel. Choose from multiple interfaces and create your own workflow shortcuts. For specific tasks, such as printing files from shared folders, simply download an app from the Ricoh Application Site. You can also use the site to access Smart Operation Panel how-to videos.

Make a big production with a little integration

Add plug-and-play Ricoh or third-party workflow software solutions to automate tasks from the Smart Operation Panel. For example, RICOH Streamline NX combines print and device management, accounting and authentication modules in one convenient platform. Or, use Equitrac Office® for output reduction and device usage.

Add versatility and mobility

Print from your personal device. With the RICOH Smart Device Connector app, you can touch your smartphone or tablet to the printer’s Near Field Communication (NFC) tag to connect quickly. Access information from cloud applications such as Google Drive™ and Dropbox™ via any web browser. Add an available dual network port to give visitors the same freedom to print on a second network.

Keep track of print costs

Use passcodes or an optional NFC card reader to track user activity or set print quotas for specific users. Add Ricoh Device Manager NX Accounting or other optional software to issue chargebacks. Use Locked Print to hold print jobs until the authorized user releases them. Keep tabs of meter reads for the SP C842DN and your entire fleet with RICOH® @Remote™ Office NX.

Make energy savings a top priority

Reduce paper costs with default duplex printing, and save energy while in Sleep Mode. The device is also ENERGY STAR™ certified, meets EPEAT® Gold criteria and offers Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) of 1.7 kWh/week.

Need more information?

Learn more about the RICOH SP C842DN Color Laser Printer and how it may fit your business.

Engine Specifications



Color / Black & White



Color laser electro-photographic printing

Operation Panel

10.1" Smart Operation Panel color touchscreen with integrated USB 2.0 host port and SD card slot

Black & White Speed

60 ppm

Color Print Speed

60 ppm

Duplex Print Speed

Near 100% productivity for all paper sizes

Maximum Monthly Volume


First Print Speed

B&W: 3.1 seconds or less; Full-color: 4.6 seconds or less

Warm-Up Time

20 seconds or less

Recovery from Sleep Mode

7.3 seconds

Print Resolution

Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi

Standard Paper Capacity

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

Maximum Paper Capacity

4,700 Sheets (Standard Trays 1 & 2 + 2,000-Sheet LCT + 1,500-Sheet Side LCT + 100-Sheet Bypass)

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 up to 12" x 18" including Letter (8.5" x 11"), Legal (8.5" x 14"), Exec (10.5" x 7.25"), Ledger (11" x 17"), A3, A4, A5, A6; Custom Sizes: 3.55" x 5.83" - 12.6" x 18" (90 x 148 mm to 320 x 457 mm); Envelopes for Tray 2: Com10, Monarch, C5, C6, DL; Envelopes for Optional Paper Feed Units: Com10, C5 Bypass Tray: User adjustable up to 12" x 18" including 5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17" (140 x 216 mm to 279 x 432 mm), A3, A4, A5, A6; Custom Sizes: 3.55" x 5.83" to 12.6" x 49.6" (90 x 148 mm to 320 x 1260 mm) and Envelopes: Com10, Monarch, C5, C6, DL Optional 2,000-Sheet LCT and Optional 1,500-Sheet Side LCT: Fixed for Letter (8.5" x 11") (216 x 279 mm), A4 When Duplexing: 3.55" x 5.83" to 12.6" x 18" (90 x 148 mm x 320 x 457 mm)

Supported Paper Weights

Standard Trays: 16 - 82 lb. Bond/170 lb. Index (60 - 300 g/m2)
Bypass Tray: 16 - 82 lb. Bond/170lb. Index (52-300g/m2)
Optional Paper Feed Units, Optional 2,000-Sheet LCT and Optional 1,500-Sheet Side LCT: 14 - 82 lb. Bond/170 lb. Index (60 - 300 g/m2) Duplex Unit: 14 - 68 lb. Bond140 lb. Index (52- 256 g/m2)

Supported Paper Types

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


Automatic (standard)

Power Requirements

120 - 127V, 60 Hz

Power Consumption

Operating: 1,584 W or less; Sleep Mode: 0.7W


Dimensions W x D x H

23.1" x 27" x 34" (587 x 685 x 864 mm) (Standard Configuration)


187 lb. (85 kg)

Controller Specifications

Processor Speed

Intel® R Atom Processor BayTrail-I 1.75 GHz

Memory Standard/Maximum


Hard Disk Drive

320 GB (Includes standard HDD Encryption Unit and DataOverwriteSecurity System)

Maximum Stored Documents

3,000 files

Maximum Stored Documents

1,000 pages

Standard Interfaces

10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Gigabit 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 Smart Operation Panel (for Print from Portable Media)

Optional Interfaces

IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 1284, USB 2.0 Port (Only one additional interface can be installed)

Standard: PCL5c/e, PCL6, Clone PS3, PDF Direct Print, Direct Media Print (JPEG/TIFF), PJL, RPCS
Optional:XPS (via download), Genuine Adobe® PostScript®3™ , PictBridge®, Universal Driver (via download)

Font Support

Standard: PCL - 93,PS3/PDF Emulation - 93 Optional: Adobe PS3/PDF - 136,IPDS - 108

Network Protocols

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

Supported Operating Systems

Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10/Server 2008/Server 2008R2/Server 2012/Server 2012R2; Citrix Presentation Server 4.5, Citrix XenApp 5.0+; Mac OS X 10.8 or later; SAP R/3; Novell NetWare Server 6.5 (option is required), UNIX (Using Ricoh UNIX filter): Sun Solaris 9/10, HP-UX 11.x/11i v2/11i v3, SCO OpenServer 5.0.7/6.0, RedHat Linux Enterprise V4/V5/V6, IBM AIX 5L V5.3/V6.1/V7.1

Device Management Software/Utilities

Device Manager NX Series, SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin and Client; SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin Accounting Report Package; Web SmartDeviceMonitor; Web Image Monitor; Remote Communication Gate Type S; @Remote


Ink & Toner




Maintenance & Parts


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Questions and Answers

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how to conect usb cable it does not conect to the sp c840dn?
A shopper on Dec 14, 2017

I have attached a link to the manual, specifically the section about setting up the printer. http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi_view/0001066/0001066624/view/manual/int/index_chap_02.htm

This should guide you through it, if you do have additional questions, please contact our support team via Click to chat at www.myricoh.com or by calling 1-800-RICOH-38.

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Does this printer have any color matching capability in regards to Pantone colors?
Gregg on Dec 6, 2017

Yes, this printer does have color matching capabilities for the Pantone colors. here are more than
3,000 PANTONE colors, and while it is impossible
for a CMYK printer to reproduce them all, the
SP C840 Series can reproduce a subset of 1,867
PANTONE-defined colors.
Please note this function is not available through the printer drivers. PANTONE has created a special release package for Ricoh that is available for download from the Ricoh website. In order for a user to get the closest possible match to a PANTONE color from a Ricoh device the user must download these color palettes into the application, and then select colors from these imported palettes to create their design in a new original document.

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 you scan documents on this machine?
A shopper on Nov 15, 2017

No I am sorry, this machine does not offer scanning capability. We do have a number of others that offer that option. Such as the MP 601SPF or SP 4510SF

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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Does this machine have Zfold functionality?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2017

With the Internal Multi-Fold Unit FD3000, this machine can Zfold.

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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Ratings and Reviews

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Great Printer
I have had the printer for over 6 months and print an average of 20,000 pages/month.. I print on a variety of heavy stocks as well as glossy stock with no problem. This is a much better and heavy duty printer than the **** we replaced. The cost of supplies is far less than the ****.

I would highly recommend this printer.
March 2, 2018
Response from ricoh-usa.com
Hello Steve, We are happy to hear that you are pleased with the machine. Thank you for your review
March 7, 2018
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