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RICOH MP C401 Color Laser Multifunction Printer - 416969

MP C401

Color Laser Multifunction Printer

ID: 416969

Multifunction power plus brilliant color

  •   Prints up to 42 ppm, copy, scan, fax
  •   1200x1200 dpi max print resolution
  •   Paper capacity up to 2,300 pages
  •   Standard 100-sheet bypass tray for envelopes and heavier stocks
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Fast affordable color starts here

Realize your team's full potential with the power of color. The RICOH MP C401 Color Laser Multifunction Printer (MFP) simplifies everyday tasks by combining fast color output, advanced scanning and optional faxing to help you share and deliver information. Output brilliant color prints at 42 pages per minute (ppm) on a wide range of media types to keep your projects moving at full speed, and do it in colorful fashion.

Accomplish more in less time

Need to capture and share documents quickly? Quickly turn hard copies into digital files and expedite multi-page scans of one- and two-sided originals via the 50-Sheet Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF). Speed through print jobs while reducing overall paper use with automatic duplexing. Draw from the 650-sheet standard paper capacity, including a 100-sheet bypass tray that can accommodate envelopes and heavier paper stocks.

Increase supply without increasing footprint

Have a big job? Expand your paper capacity to 2,300 sheets by adding up to three optional 550-sheet-paper trays, for fewer workflow interruptions - without adding to the device footprint. You'll reduce trips to replenish paper, and can set each paper source to supply different paper types and sizes to accommodate all of your commonly used stocks.

Stay organized on the fly

Use the 500-sheet exit tray to keep your output well-organized and easily accessible. Want to keep specific output like faxes or special print tasks separate? Add the one-bin tray as a separate destination for those jobs, making it simple to retrieve the right documents when you need them.

Stay engaged, even away from the office

Accomplish more from afar with the MP C401's embedded web browser option. With it, save to and share information with the Ricoh Integrated Cloud Environment (ICE), directly from the control panel. Also, take advantage of incredible mobile convenience with the Ricoh SmartDevice Print & Scan app, which lets you print from, or scan to, your smartphone or mobile device - without special drivers.

Do more, use less

Tackle your document tasks without compromising your eco-friendly commitment. Program the MP C401 to automatically shut down, or power up, to conserve energy. Reduce paper use with standard duplexing, as well as reminders from the embedded Eco-Friendly Indicator Screen. You can also set quotas for individuals or groups to reduce unnecessary printing. Plus, the MP C401 has an EPEAT®* Gold rating, is ENERGY STAR® certified , and features a low Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) value. And whenever you need it, our consumable and product recycling programs make it easy to recycle.

Need more information?

Learn more about the MP C401 Color Laser Multifunction Printer and how it may fit your business.

General Specifications

Printing Process

Dry Electrostatic Transfer with Dual Component Magnetic Brush Development; 4-Drum Method

Scanning Element

Full Color One Dimensional Solid Scanning via CCD

Output Speed (Copy/Print)

42 ppm (Letter), 40 ppm (A4)

Warm-Up Time

45 seconds with Standard Operation Panel
55 seconds with Smart Operation Panel

First Copy Time

6.7 seconds (B&W);
8.3 seconds (Color)

Recovery Time
(to Scan)

4.6 seconds

Copy Resolution

600 dpi

Document Feeder (Standard)

Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF)
Original Capacity: 50 sheets
Paper Size: 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 14" (A5 – A4)
Custom: Up to 49.6" (1260 mm); Simplex only for Banners
Paper Weight (simplex): 14 to 34 lb. Bond (52 – 128 g/m2)
Paper Weight (duplex): 17 to 28 lb Bond (60 - 105 g/m2)

Exposure Glass

8.5" x 11" (216 x 297 mm)

Quantity Indicator


Input Capacity

Standard: 1 x 550 sheets + 100-Sheet Bypass Tray
Maximum: 2,300 sheets

Output Capacity

500 sheets (MP C401);
250 sheets (MP C401SR)

Paper Sizes

Standard Paper Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 11" (A6 – A4)
Bypass Tray: 2.76" x 5.0" to 8.5" x 23.6" (70 x 127 mm to 216 x 600 mm)

Paper Weights

Standard Tray: 14 – 58 lb. Bond/120 lb. Index (52 – 220 g/m2)
Bypass Tray: 14 – 68 lb. Bond/140 lb. Index (52 – 256 g/m2)
Duplex Unit 16 – 43 lb. Bond/90 lb. Index (60 – 163 g/m2)

Paper Types

Plain Paper, Special Paper, Thick Paper, Thin Paper, Coated, High-Gloss Coated, Water-Resistant Paper, Labels, Envelopes, Letterhead, Color Paper, Preprinted, OHP*

Auto Duplex



25% to 400% in 1% increments (Platen);
25% to 200% in 1% increments (ARDF)

Preset Reduction and Enlargement Ratios

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

Dimensions (W x D x H)

MP C401: 21.7" x 22.4" x 28" (550 x 570 x 710 mm) (including ARDF and Operation Panel)
MP C401SR: 23.8" x 22.4" x 28" (605 x 570 x 710 mm) (including ARDF and Operation Panel)


<176.3 lbs (80kg) MP C401;
<187.3 lbs (85kg) MP C401SR

Power Requirements

120 – 127V/60Hz/12A

Power Consumption

Less than 1.6 KW (Full System)

Sleep Mode

.67W, .88W with Smart Operation Panel


MP C401: 3.776 kWh/Week, 3.810 kWh/Week with Smart Operation Panel
MP C401SR: 3.819 kWh/Week, 3.853 kWh/Week with Smart Operation Panel

Copier Features


Auto Color Selection (ACS), Auto/Manual Density Control, Auto Start, Batch Mode & SADF Mode, Color Adjustment, Color Creation Modes, Combine Mode, Copy Mode – Photo Type Selection (Printed, Glossy & Copied Photo), Cover/Slip/Chapter Sheets, Image Adjustment, Image Rotation, Job Preset (8), Job Program (25), Sample Copy, Shift/Erase Margin, Stamps/Numbering, User Codes (1,000)

Printer Controller Specifications (Standard)


Intel Celeron U3405 (1GHz)


2 GB RAM + 320 GB Hard Disk Drive

Max Print Speed

42 ppm

Print Drivers

Standard PCL5c, PCL6, PS3, XPS and Universal Driver (via download)

Max Print Resolution

600 x 600 dpi (PCL5c, XPS);
1200 x 1200 dpi (PCL6, PS3)

Standard Interfaces

1000Base-T/100Base-TX/10Base-T Ethernet, USB2.0 Type A (2 Ports), USB2.0 Type B & SD Slot on Operation Panel

Optional Interfaces

IEEE 802.11a/g/n Wireless

Network Protocols

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), Bonjour

Fonts for PCL

45 Intellifonts, 13 International Fonts

Fonts for PS3

136 Roman

Network Operating Systems

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Server 2003/R2/ Systems Server 2008/R2/Server 2012/R2, Mac OSX10.6 or later, Citrix MetaFrame/Presentation Server/XenApp 5.0, 6.0, 6.5, UNIX Filter for Sun Solaris, HP-UX, SCO OpenServer, RedHat Linux, IBM AIX, SAP R/3


Device Manager NX Lite and Accounting, Device Manager NX Pro and Enterprise, Web SmartDeviceMonitor, Web Image Monitor, @Remote Enterprise Pro

Other Printer Features


Black Over Print, Classification Code, CLP Simulation, PDF Direct Print, Sample/Hold/Stored and Locked Print, WSD Printer

Scanner Specifications

Scan Resolution

100/200/300/400/600 dpi (200 dpi default)

Scanning Speed (Letter/A4)

35 ipm (B&W and F/C @ 200/300 dpi via ARDF)

Scan Area from Platen

Main Scan: 8.5" (216 mm)
Sub Scan: 11.7" (297 mm)

File Formats

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

Scan Mode

BW Text/Line Art, Text, Text/Photo, Photo, Grayscale; Color Text/Photo, Gloss Photo

Scan-to Modes

Scan-to-Email (with LDAP support);
Scan-to-Folder (SMB/FTP);
Scan-to-URL; Network TWAIN Scanning;
Scan-to-Media (USB/SD); WSD Scanner

Document Server Specifications (Standard)


76 GB (shared with other functions)

Max. Stored Document

3,000 documents

Maximum Pages

2,000 pages (per document)
9,000 pages (all stored documents)

Facsimile Specifications (Optional)






200 x 100 dpi, 200 x 200 dpi, 400 x 400 dpi (with optional SAF memory)

Modem Speed

33.6K – 2,400 bps with Auto Fallback

Compression Method


Transmission Speed

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


Up to 33 spm (Letter/A4)

Auto Dialing

2,000 Quick Dials, 100 Group Dials (500 locations each)

SAF Memory

4MB (approx. 320 pages);
Maximum 28MB (approx. 2,240 pages)

Additional Modes

Internet Fax (T.37), IP Fax (T.38), LAN Fax, Fax Forward to E-mail/Folder, LDAP Support

Other Facsimile Features


Detection of Misplaced Documents, Double Check Destination, Fax Output Timer

Security Features

DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS)

Classification Codes, 802.1.x Wired Authentication, DataOverwriteSecurity Unit (DOSS), Encryption (Address Book, Authentication Password, HDD, PDF, SSH, SSL Communication, S/MIME, IPsec Communication), IP Filtering, Locked Print, Network Protocol On/Off, Quota Setting/Account Limits, SNMP v3 Support, User Authentication (Windows/LDAP with Kerberos; Basic and User Codes), Wireless Protected Setup

Internal 250-Sheet Finisher Type C400

Paper Sizes

5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 14" (A6 – A4)

Paper Weights

13 – 68 lb. Bond/140 lb. Index (52 – 256 g/m2)

Stack Capacity

250 sheets

Staple Capacity

50 sheets/set (Letter); 30 sheets/set (Legal)

Staple Positions

1 Position; Side Parallel

One Tray Paper Feed Unit (PB1000)

Paper Capacity

550 sheets x 1 tray

Paper Sizes

5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 14" (A6 – A4)

Paper Weights

14 – 58 lb. Bond/120 lb. Index (52 – 220 g/m2)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

20.4" x 22.1" x 4.7" (520 x 563 x 121mm)

Two Tray Paper Feed Unit (PB1010)

Paper Capacity

1,100 sheets (550 sheets x 2 trays)

Paper Sizes

5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 14" (A6 – A4)

Paper Weights

14 – 58 lb. Bond/120 lb. Index (52 – 220 g/m2)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

20.4" x 22.1" x 10.6" (520 x 563 x 271 mm)

One-Bin Tray Type BN1000


(Available with MP C401 only)

Paper Sizes

5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 14" (A6 – A4)

Paper Capacity

100 sheets

Paper Weights

14 – 58 lb Bond/120 lb Index (52-220 g/m²)

Side Tray Type C400

Paper Sizes

5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 14" (A6 – A4)

Paper Capacity

50 sheets

Paper Weights

16 – 43 lb Bond/90 lb Index (60-163 g/m²)

Dimensions When Open (WxDxH)

3.3" x 16.4" x 11.6" (85 x 417 x 295mm)

FAC49 Cabinet


Installation with base model to bring the device up to the optimal height

Dimensions (WxDxH)

21.7" x 21.6" x 15.0" (550 x 549 x 381 mm)


24.9 lbs. (11.3 kg)

FAC50 Cabinet


Installation with Paper Feed Unit PB1000

Dimensions (WxDxH)

21.7" x 21.6" x 10.3" (550 x 549 x 262 mm)


20.0 lbs. (9.1 kg)

FAC51 Cabinet


Installation with Paper Feed Unit PB1010

Dimensions (WxDxH)

21.7" x 21.6" x 7.0" (550 x 549 x 178 mm)


16.9 lbs. (7.7 kg)

Additional Accessories

MP C401/C401SR


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Questions and Answers

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what does PLATEN IS UP mean?
Eileen W on Jun 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It appears the device is set for 11 x 17" paper, if you don't want to use that size, then the devices setting should be changed via the front panel or by via the device's internal web page. You can get there by simply adding the IP address (for example, into the web browser of your computer. You are also welcome to also call Ricoh technical support at 800-RICOH-38 for troubleshooting.
Can this model be used as a countertop version, without the additional drawers/base?
A shopper on Apr 29, 2016

The MP C401 is designed as a standalone device. While it can be configured without the additional trays, depending on the size of the desk, it will likely be a little large for desktop usage. This is mainly because of the internal finishing and internal tray options (not typically found in desktop printers). Dimensions of the standard base are: W = 21.7" D = 22.4" H = 28"

While it is larger than a desktop MFP, the configured MP C401 is actually quite compact and can fit in smaller spaces.

If you're interested in a desktop MFP and do not need staple finishing options, our new MP C406 (http://www.ricoh-usa.com/products/product_details3.aspx?cid=8&scid=5&pid=3943&recState=/Personal-Small-Workgroup/Color-Laser-Printers-Copiers/MP-C406-Color-Laser-Multifunction-Printer/_/R-3943) is a great choice!

Thank you for your question. Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.
what is the difference in the 401 and 401sr?
A shopper on Aug 17, 2015

The MP C401SR model offers standard 250-sheet internal finishing and single position stapling of up to 50 sheets without any increase in footprint size.