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RICOH MP C2503 Color Laser Multifunction Printer - 417254

MP C2503

Color Laser Multifunction Printer

ID: 417254

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Compact, quiet & capable

If space is limited, the affordable, all-in-one RICOH MP C2503 Color Laser Multifunction Printer (MFP) is a great fit. It has a space-saving footprint for convenient placement in smaller offices, plus wireless networking features for easy set-up. Expect quiet operation, thanks to noise-reducing features such as Smart Position Motors and Intelligent Airflow Engineering.

Boost office output

A smaller office doesn't always mean a smaller workload. Expedite tasks with document output up to 25 pages per minute and scan speeds up to 54 images per minute. Utilize the 100-sheet Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF) for easy document duplexing. Enjoy support for thicker paper stocks and paper sizes up to 12" x 18" (Up to SRA3/12.6" x 17.7" with option). You'll have a 1,200 paper-sheet capacity - with an option for up to 2,300 sheets - for fewer paper-refilling interruptions.

Exercise your mobile options

Use a smartphone to leverage the MFP print features and functionality through the RICOH Smart Device Print&Scan app or Apple®AirPrint™ - and without device-specific drivers. Connect to our Integrated Cloud Environment (ICE) with the embedded web browser option. With it, you can scan documents, collaborate and share files, and print from any web-enabled device - without adding additional software. Plus, use the USB or SD card slots to take your critical documents anywhere you need to.

Finish in house

Create a document presentation that suits you - in house and for less. Neatly bind up to five pages, without staples, using our exclusive Stapleless Finisher. This is especially practical for safe or sensitive environments that house food, accommodate medical production, or in schools where children are present. Collate your documents on-site with the optional 500-sheet internal finisher with hole-punching - without affecting your device footprint. Need to stay organized? An optional 125-sheet inner one-bin tray will separate documents into print, copy or fax output.

Help support the environment

Help more closely align your document-related tasks with your eco-friendly commitment. The MP C2503 has an EPEAT® Gold rating and is ENERGY STAR® certified, and features an extremely low Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) value as determined by ENERGY STAR program testing requirements. Help reduce paper waste when you utilize automatic duplexing, and help cut energy use with the Energy Saver Timer and Sleep modes. Also, Ricoh's consumable and product recycling programs make it easy to recycle.

Find universal usability

Personalize your interface. The MP C2503 offers an optional 10'1" Smart Operation Panel - a vibrant, full-color display with touch-screen functionality. Quickly transition between tasks and create shortcuts to programs, plus view system status and job history in moments. Additionally, if toner is low or a paper error occurs, you'll receive easy-to-understand, step-by-step animated instructions directly from the operational panel.

Better protect your data

Increase your confidence with enhanced security capabilities. Two standard, powerful levels of security help protect the hard drive; DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) automatically overwrites temporary files after each job, while HDD Encryption encodes documents stored on the hard drive. Keep documents in the right hands with user authentication for document access, and help prevent unauthorized copies with embedded watermarks.

Expert administrative tools

View job queues and check supply levels with the Web Image Monitor and SmartDeviceMonitor, to remotely manage your MFP using a standard web browser. Ricoh's @Remote internet-based tool lets you monitor device usage, automate meter reads, receive toner alerts, and handle service needs to shorten downtime.

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General Specifications

Printing Process

4-Drum Method

Output Speed (Copy/Print)

25-ppm BW & FC (LTR)

Warm-Up Time

19 seconds

Recovery from Sleep Mode

5.6 seconds

First Copy Out Time (FC/BW)

7.5/5.3 seconds

Copy Resolution

600 dpi

Quantity Indicator

Up to 999 copies

Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF)

Original Capacity: 100 sheets
Original Size: 5.5" x 8.5" – 11" x 17"
(A5 – A3)
Paper Weight:
Simplex: 11 – 34 lb. Bond (40 – 128 g/m²)
Duplex: 14 – 34 lb. Bond (52 – 128 g/m²)

Paper Capacity

Standard: 2 x 550 sheets + 100-sheet Bypass Tray
Maximum: 2,300 sheets (w/ opt. 2 Tray x 550-sheet Paper Feed Unit)

Supported Paper Sizes

1st Paper Tray: 8.5" x 11" (A4)
2nd Paper Tray: 4.1" x 5.8" – 12" x 18", Envelopes (A3)

 Bypass: Up to 12" x 18", Envelopes (A3)
Custom Sizes: Width: 3.5" – 12.6" (90 – 320 mm), Length: 5.8" – 23.6" (148 – 600 mm)

Supported Paper Weights

Standard Trays: 16 – 80 lb. Bond/ 166 lb. Index (60 – 300 g/m²)
Bypass Tray: 14 – 80 lb. Bond/ 166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)
Duplex Unit: 16 – 43 lb. Bond/ 90 lb. Index (52 – 169 g/m²)

Paper Types

Plain/recycled paper, Letterhead, Preprinted Paper, Card Stock, Coated Paper, Envelopes (tray 2 +bypass)

Auto Duplex


Output Capacity

Standard (all): 500 sheets, Face Down Maximum: 625 sheets (w/500-sheet Finisher + 1 Bin Tray)


25% – 400% in 1% increments

Dimensions (W x D x H)

23.1” x 27” x 35.9” (587 x 685 x 913 mm)


179 lbs. (81 kg) w/ARDF

Power Requirements

120V – 127V, 60Hz, 12A

Power Consumption

1,580W or less

TEC Value

.91 kWh

Printer Specifications (Standard)


PMC-Sierra RM7035 @ 600 MHz, Embedded


1.5 GB RAM Standard/ 2.0 GB RAM Maximum

Hard Disk Drive

250 GB HDD

Max Print Speed

25-ppm BW & FC

Print Drivers

Standard: PCL 5c, PCL 6 (XL), XPS via download Optional: True Adobe® Postscript3

Font Support

Standard: PCL: 45 Scalable fonts + 13 International fonts
Optional: PostScript3: 136 Roman fonts

Max Print Resolution

1200 x 1200 dpi

Network Interface

Standard: Gigabit Ethernet (1000BaseT/100Base-TX/10Base-T); USB 2.0 Type A, USB 2.0 Type B port, Front USB 2.0/SD Card Slot Interface
Optional: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Type M2, IEEE 1284/ECP Parallel Interface Type A

Network Protocols



Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Server 2003/2003R, Server 2008/Server 2008R2,Server 2012; Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Novell NetWare 6.5*,NDPS Gateway; Sun Solaris, HP-UX, SCO OpenServer, RedHat Linux, and IBM AIX 5L, SAP R/3, IBM iSeries – AS/400 using OS/400 Host Print Transform


Web SmartDeviceMonitor Web Image Monitor, Device Manager NX, @Remote™

Document Server Specifications (Standard)

Max. Stored Documents

3,000 documents

Max. Page Capacity

9,000 pages

Scanner Specifications (Standard)

Scanner Resolution

BW and FC scanning at 100 – 600 dpi, Up to 1200 dpi for TWAIN scanning
Default Scan Resolution: 200 dpi

Scanning Speed

200 dpi: 54 ipm (Letter-size) BW/FC

Scan Area

11.7" x 17" (297 mm – 432 mm)

Compression Method

Grayscale/FC Color: JPEG

Supported File Formats

Single/Multi-Page TIFF, Single Page JPEG, Single/Multi-Page PDF, Single/Multi-Page High Compression PDF, Single/Multi-Page PDF/A

Scan Modes

Scan-to-Email (with LDAP support)
Scan-to-Folder (SMB/FTP/NCP*)
Scan-to-Media (USB/SD Card)
Network TWAIN Scanning

Facsimile Specifications (Optional)


Fax Option Type M3; Super G3

Memory Capacity (SAF)

Standard: 4 MB (approx. 320 pages), Optional: 28 MB (approx. 2,240 pages) with optional SAF memory


Standard: 200 x 100 dpi, Detail: 200 x 200 dpi, Super Fine: 200 x 400 dpi/400 x 400 dpi (with optional SAF memory)


Fax Connection Unit Type M3, Fax SAF Memory, G3 Interface Unit type M3

Modem Speed

33.6K – 2,400 bps w/Auto Fallback

Compression Method


Transmission Speed

G3: Approximately 2 seconds/page (JBIG)

Auto Dialing

2,000 Quick/Speed Dial numbers; 100 Group Dial numbers

Security Features (Standard)


DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS), HDD Encryption, User Codes, SNMP v3 Support, Encryption, Locked Print, User Authentication, 802.1.x Wired Authentication, WPA/WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protect Access Support), Digitally Signed PDF, and more

Security Features (Optional)


Copy Data Security unit Type G, DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) with ISO 15408 Common Criteria Certification

Two-Tray Paper Feed Unit (PB3220)

Tray Capacity

1,100 sheets (550 sheets x 2 trays)

Paper Size

5.8" x 8.5" to 11" x 17", 12” x 18”, 12.6” x 17.7” (SRA3), (A5 – A3)

Paper Weight

16 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (60 – 300 g/m²)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

23.1" x 27" x 9.7" (587 x 685 x 247 mm)

One-Tray Paper Bank (PB3150)

Tray Capacity

550 sheets x 1 tray

Paper Size

5.8" x 8.5" to 11" x 17", 12” x 18”, 12.6” x 17.7” (SRA3), (A5 – A3)

Paper Weight

14 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

23.1" x 27" x 4.7" (587 x 685 x 120 mm)

Internal Shift-Sort Tray (SH3070)

Tray Capacity

250 sheets (8.5" x 11" or smaller) (A4 – A5)
125 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4 – A3)

Paper Size

5.5" x 8.5" to 12" x 18" (A6 – A3)

500-Sheet Internal Finisher (SR3130)

Paper Size

5.8" x 8.5" to 11" x 17", 12” x 18”, 12.6” x 17.7” (SRA3), (A6 – A3)

Paper Weight

14 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)

Stack Capacity

500 sheets (8.5" x 11"/A4 or smaller)
250 sheets (8.5" x 14"/B4 or larger)

Staple Paper Size

7.25" x 10.5" to 11" x 17" (B4 – A3)

Staple Paper Weight

14 – 28 lb. Bond (52 – 105 g/m²)

Staple Capacity

50 sheets/set (8.5" x 11"/A4)
30 sheets (8.5" x 14"/B4 or larger)

Staple Positions

Top, Bottom, 2 Staples


Shift Sort, Stack, Staple, 2 or 3 Hole Punch (opt.) Dimensions (WxDxH) 21.5" x 20.6" x 6.7" (546 x 523 x 170 mm)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

21.5" x 20.6" x 6.7" (546 x 523 x 170 mm)

Internal Stapleless Finisher (SR3180)

Paper Size

8.5" x 11" to 17" (B5 – A3)

Paper Weight

14 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)

Stack Capacity

250 sheets (8.5" x 11"/A4 or smaller)
125 sheets (8.5" x 14"/B4 or larger)

Bind Capacity

2 - 5 sheets (8.5" x 11"/A4)

Bind Paper Size

8.5" x 11" – 11" x 17" (B5 – A3)

Bind Paper Weight

17 – 20 lb. Bond (64 – 80 g/m²)

Bind Positions


Dimensions (WxDxH)

17.1" x 20.3" x 5.9" (435 x 515 x 150 mm)

1-Bin Tray (BN3110)

Paper Size

5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17",12.6” x 17.7” (SRA3) (A5 – A3)

Paper Weight

14 – 80 lb. Bond / 166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)

Tray Capacity

125 sheets

Dimensions (WxDxH)

17.5" x 17.7" x 5.9" (444 x 450 x 150 mm)

Additional Accessories


Smart Operation Panel Type M3, Cabinet Type F, Caster Tray Type M3, File Format Converter Type E, Key Counter Bracket Type M3, Imageable Area Extension Unit Type M3, Card Reader Bracket Type 3352, Counter Interface, Fax Option Type M3, OCR Unit Type M2, Embedded HotSpot Type S, PostScript Unit Type M3, External Keyboard Bracket Type M3, Browser Unit Type M9, SD Card for Netware printing Type M3, Smart Card Reader Built-in Unit Type M3, Memory Unit Type M3 (2GB), Fax SAF Memory Option Type B (32MB), Punch Unit Type 3040NA, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Interface Unit Type M2, IEEE 1284 Parallel Interface Board Type A

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Is this printer a laser printer or an inkjet?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2016
How can I use AirPrint to the MP C2503?
A shopper on Jan 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the MP C2503 supports AirPrint. You can also take advantage of our free download - Ricoh Smart Device Print&Scan App - for additional mobile printing capabilities.
I tried scanning a two sided document and after the entire document was scanned it said connection lost and the status was error?
Debra M on Oct 14, 2015
For support questions, please contact the support team via chat on Myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com/OA_HTML/ibeCAcdLogin.jsp
is this printer wireless?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2015

This printer has an optional wireless card that can be added on. Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.
How do you get printer to recognize smaller than 8-1/2" x 11" copies?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Paper size can be changed from the front panel or by changing it from your computer prior to printing. You can see how the unit is configured by going to the devices web page. You only need to know the IP address of the printer and then put it into your web browser as an address instead of www.abc.com or the like.
How do you default the printer to print in black and white not color?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: With appropriate access rights, you can change the printer's settings via the user panel or via it's internal web pages (which is often easier to do). Instruction for changing settings may be found in the User Guide which is downloadable from www.Ricoh-USA.com/downloads.
How do you pull up previously printed material?
Katie H on Jan 29, 2016