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RICOH MP C305 Color Laser Multifunction Printer - 416011

MP C305

Color Laser Multifunction Printer

ID: 416011

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General Specifications



Output Speed (Copy/Print)

31-ppm (simplex)

First Copy Out Time

6.9 seconds (B/W), 10.8 seconds (Full Color)

Scanning Element

One dimensional solid scanning through CCD


Dry, dual component

System Memory (std/max.)

1 GB

Warm-Up Time

Less than 23 seconds (from main switch)

Printing Process

Dry electrostatic transfer system with dual component development 4-drum method.

Recovery Time From Sleep Mode

10 seconds

Copy Resolution

600 x 600 dpi


256 levels

Exposure Adjustment

Manual and automatic

Multiple Copies

Up to 99

Document Feeder (Standard)

Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF)

Document Feeder Original Capacity


Paper Sizes

Standard Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 11"
Optional Trays: 5.5" x 8.5"  to 8.5" x 14"
Bypass Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 14"
Duplex Unit: 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 14"

Paper Weights

Standard/Optional Trays: 16 – 43 lb. Bond (60- 163gm²)
Bypass Tray: 16 – 58 lb. Bond (60- 220gm²)
Duplex Unit: 16– 43 lb. Bond (60- 163gm²)

Exposure Glass

Up to 8.5" x 14"

Input Capacity

Standard: 250-sheets + 100-sheet Bypass Tray
Optional: 500-sheets x 1 or 2 Trays

Output Capacity

Standard: 100-sheets ; Optional: 200-sheets total with 1 Bin Tray option

Paper Types

plain paper, recycled paper, color paper, letterhead, preprinted paper, bond paper, card stock, special paper, coated paper, waterproof paper, back copied paper, middle thick paper, thick paper, (OHP) transparencies*, envelopes*, label stock*

Auto Duplex



25% to 200% in 1% increments

Preset Reduction and Enlargement Ratios

65%, 78%, 93%, 129%, 155%

Dimensions (W x D x H)

19.6" x 20.9" x 19.9" (498mm x 532mm x 505mm)


99.2 lbs. (45kg)

Power Requirements

120V, 60Hz, 15A

Standard Features

Combine Copy, Electronic Sort, Series Copy, Image Rotation, Color Balance Adjustment, Color Balance Program, Auto Color Calibration, User Code

Printer Specifications


RM7035C - 533MHz

Hard Disk Drive

Option: 128 GB

Memory Capacity

Standard: 1GB

Page Description Languages

Standard: PCL5c, PCL6, PS3

Maximum Print Resolution

1200 x 1200 dpi

Standard Interfaces

Ethernet (100BASE-TX/10BASE-T), USB 2.0 (Type A & B)

Optional Interfaces

Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE 1284, Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T), Bluetooth

Network Protocols

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6)

Network Operating Systems

Windows XP/Vista/Server 2003/Server 2008/Server 2008R2/7; Mac OSX 10.2 or later; Citrix Metaframe XP, Presentation Server 4.5, XenApp 5.0/6.0, Sun Solaris 2.6/7/8/9/10; HP-UX 10.x,11.x,11iv2, 11iv3; Red Hat Linux Enterprise V4,V5,V6; SCO OpenServer 5.06,5.07,6.0; IBM AIX v5.3,v6.1,v7.1, Novell Netware 6.5; SAP R/3


SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin and Client, Web SmartDeviceMonitor, Web Image Monitor

Other Printer Features


Banner Page Print, Bonjour Support, Classification Code, PDF Direct Print, CLP Simulation, Windows Active Directory Support, DDNS Support, PCL Resident font adoption, WS Printer, 1200dpi Support, XPS Support

Scanner Specifications

Compression Method


Scanning Speed

Scan-to-Email: 31 ipm @ 200 dpi B/W; 31 ipm @ 200 dpi Full-Color

Scanning Resolution

100 to 600 dpi (200 dpi default)


256 levels

Scan Area

Glass: Main: 8.5" (216 mm)
Sub: 14" (356 mm)
ARDF (Simplex) Main: 8.5" (216 mm)
Sub: 23.6" (600 mm)



Scan Mode

BW: Text, Text/Line Art, Text/Photo, Photo, Grayscale Full-Color: Photo, Standard ACS

Standard Interfaces


Optional Interfaces

Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T), Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g

File Formats

Single Page: PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PDF/A, High Compression PDF;
Multi Page: PDF, TIFF, PDF/A, High Compression PDF

Scan Modes

Scan-to-Email (POP,SMTP, IMAP4);
Scan-to Folder (SMB/FTP/NCP);
Network TWAIN Scanning;
Scan-to-Media (USB/SD Card);
WS Scanner

Standard Features

Scan-to USB/SD Card, PDF Encryption, Drop Out Color Send, (Simultaneous FAC and Scan), Scan-to PDF-A/Digitally, Signed PDF, Scan-to-Email/SMB/FTP, LDAP Support

Fax Specifications






200 x 100 dpi, 200 x 200 dpi

Modem Speed

33.6K – 2,400 bps with Automatic Fallback

Compression Method


Scan Speed

2.4 seconds

Transmission Speed

G3: Approx. 2 seconds/page (w/JBIG compression)
G3: Approx. 3 seconds/page (w/MMR compression)


4 MB (approx. 320 pages)

Memory Backup

12 hours

Quick/Speed Dials

200 standard; 2000 with HDD option

Group Dials

10 groups (max. 100 numbers per group with HDD option)

User Codes

1000 personal codes

User Function Key

3 keys

Additional Features*

Detection of Misplaced Documents, Double Check Destination Address, Direct SMTP. Serial Broadcasting, Fax Forward to Email/Folder

1 Bin Tray BN1010

Paper Size

5.5” x 8.5” SEF, 8.5" x 11" SEF, 8.5" x 14" SEF

Paper Weight

16 – 43 lb. Bond (60-163gm²)

Paper Capacity

200 sheets*

Paper Feed Unit PB1050

Paper Size

5.5” x 8.5" SEF - 8.5" x 14" SEF

Paper Weight

16 – 43 lb. Bond (60-163gm²)

Paper Capacity

500-sheets x 1 or 2 Trays

Additional Options


Counter Interface Unit Type A, Browser Unit Type H, Camera Direct Print Card Type K, SD Card for Netware Printing Type J, Gigabit Ethernet Board Type A, Handset Type C5502, Hard Disk Drive Option Type C305, IEEE 1284 Interface Board Type A, IEEE 802.11a/g Interface Unit Type J, Bluetooth Interface Unit Type D, Java VM Card Type U, Copy Data Security Unit Type G, File Format Convertor Type E, Unicode Font Package for SAP 1/10/100 Licenses, MPC305 Low Cabinet, MPC305 Medium Cabinet, MPC305 High Cabinet, ACK3400 Keyboard (only)

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Questions and Answers

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Can this unit scan two sided documents?
A shopper on Mar 30, 2016

Thank you for your question. Yes, this unit scans two-sided documents through the Reverse Automatic Document Feeder.

Attached is the brochure with more information:


Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.
Can this machine receive color faxes?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2016

This machine has monochrome (black/white) fax output only.
how do I scan in colour on a mpc305 ?
Bob M on Jan 11, 2016

Please see page 101 of the User Guide for detailed scanning instructions:

is it possible to make this printer wireless? if so what adapter would you use?
vickie f on Jan 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Vickie -

Yes, this printer can be configured to print wireless.

For adapter questions, please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.
Is this printer compatible with MacBook Pro and MacBook Air?
Augie on Dec 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Bob, Yes, the MP C305 is compatible with MacBooks. Make sure to inform your sales representative that you will be printing from a Mac and will need the Postscript option configured with your machine. Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.
what is the warranty?
A shopper on Aug 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The MP C305 is under warranty against defects for a period of one year from the date of purchase.
how copies can I get from the toner cartridge (black)?
A shopper on Jun 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Ricoh web site contains the specifications for each Ricoh printer and MFP. https://www.ricoh-usa.com/products/product_details2.aspx?cid=8&scid=5&pid=2352&ptm=specifications

Black Toner Cartridge12K
Cyan Toner Cartridge4K
Magenta Toner Cartridge4K
Yellow Toner Cartridge4K
*Toner yield is based on 5% coverage.
Which photographic paper should I use in the MPC305spf? I live in South Africa.
Kathy on Dec 3, 2015