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RICOH SP C252DN Color Laser Printer - 407521


Color Laser Printer

ID: 407521

The power of productivity, made affordable

  •   Prints up to 21 ppm
  •   2400x600 dpi max print resolution
  •   Paper capacity up to 751 pages
  •   Built-in wireless connectivity for easy placement
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Deliver quality color at an affordable price

Help your small workgroup transform everyday documents into compelling communication with the affordable RICOH SP C252DN Color Laser Printer. Achieve vibrant color and smooth monochrome output at up to 21 pages per minute (ppm), with up to 2400 x 600 dpi resolution for crisp lines and rich color output. For draft documents, use Economy Color Mode to print text at full density while reducing image density, for a significantly lower cost per page.

Place it wherever you need it

Achieve new-level productivity without sacrificing space. With the IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN connectivity, you can easily place the compact SP C252DN without physical restrictions. Enjoy compatibility with Windows® and Apple® technology, plus get support for PCL and PS3 emulation, as well as utilities for UNIX® and Citrix® distributed printing environments.

Create a hand-held workstation

Share information easily, no matter where you are. Engage the SD C252DN right from your smartphone, and use it as your mobile workstation for completing office tasks. Simply download the RICOH Smart Device Print&Scan app to capture and print documents through your personal mobile device.

Protect your greatest assets

Help prevent sensitive documents from getting left in the output tray. By employing standard Locked Print advanced user authentication controls, you can help protect sensitive documents by storing print jobs until an authorized user enters the correct PIN at the control panel.

Simplify management and maintenance

Complete a wide range of tasks with the touch of a button. Easily check supply status and change settings directly at the control panel. When you're away from the printer, you can remotely manage printer network settings, fleet utilization and check consumable levels using the Web Image Monitor. Plus, it's simple to change the top-loading, All-In-One (AIO) print cartridges to save time and reduce maintenance costs.

Take positive steps for the environment

You don't have to sacrifice sustainability for power. The SP C252DN meets EPEAT® Silver criteria, and is certified with the latest ENERGY STAR® specifications. Save paper with features like AutoDuplex printing, and reduce energy use with the Energy Saver Timer. In addition, Ricoh's consumable and product recycling programs make it easy to recycle.

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General Specifications


Part # 407521



Imaging Process

Laser beam scanning, color electrophotographic printing with monocomponent toner development 4-drum tandem method

Scanning Element

Flatbed scanner with full color contact image sensor (CIS)

Print Resolution

600 x 600 dpi (Default) (Speed Mode)
1200 x 600 dpi equivalent (Standard Mode)
2400 x 600 dpi equivalent (Fine Mode)

Print Speed (Letter)

21 ppm B&W and Full-Color; 12 ppm duplex

First Print Speed

14 seconds or less

Warm-Up Time

30 seconds or less (from Energy Saver Mode)

Operating Systems

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Server 2003/2003R2/ 2008/2008R2/2012 (32 bit/64 bit) and later; Mac OS X 10.6 and later; Citrix MetaFrame

Software Utilities

Web Image Monitor, @Remote Office Appliance, @Remote Enterprise Pro On-Site, @Remote Enterprise Pro Connector Option, Device Manager NX Lite, Printer Driver Packager NX, Web Based Driver Installer (WBDI)

Standard Paper Capacity

250-sheet Paper Tray + 1-sheet Bypass Tray

Optional Paper Capacity

500-sheet Paper Feed Unit

Maximum Input

751 sheets

Output Capacity

150 sheets (face down)

Automatic Duplexing


Paper Sizes

Standard Tray and Bypass Tray: Letter (8.5" x 11"), Legal (8.5" x 14"), EXEC (10.5" x 7.25"), Half Letter (5.5" x 8.5"), A4 (8.3" x 11.7"), A5 (5.8" x 8.3"), A6 (4.1" x 5.8"), B5 JIS (7.2" x 10.1"), B6 JIS (5.0" x 7.2"), F (8" x 13"), Foolscap (8.5" x 13"), Folio (8.25" x 13"), 16 Kai (7.6" x 10.5")
Envelopes: Com10, Monarch, C5, C6, DL
Custom size: Min. 90 mm x 148 mm (3.54" x 5.83"), Max. 216 mm x 356 mm (8.5" x 14.0")
Optional Paper Feed Unit: Letter (8.5" x 11"), A4 (8.3" x 11.7")

Paper Weight

Standard Tray and Bypass Tray: 16 – 42 lb. Bond/83 lb. Index (60 – 160 g/m2)
Duplex: 16 – 24 lb. Bond (60 – 90 g/m2)
Optional Paper Feed Unit: 16 – 28 lb. Bond (60 – 105 g/m2)

Acceptable Paper Types

Standard Tray and Bypass Tray: Plain Paper, Middle Thick, Recycle Paper, Envelopes, Thick Paper, Labels, Thin Paper, Color Paper, Prepunched Paper, Letterhead, Bond Paper, Card Stock and Preprinted Paper (Std. Tray only)
Optional Paper Feed Unit: Plain Paper, Middle Thick, Recycle Paper, Thick Paper, Thin Paper, Color Paper, Preprinted Paper, Prepunched Paper and Letterhead

Dimensions (W x D x H)

15.7" x 17.7" x 12.6" (400 x 450 x 320 mm)


52.5 lb. (23.8 kg) (including consumables)

Power Requirements

120V, 60Hz

Max Power Consumption

1,300W or less

Energy Saver Mode


TEC Value

1.37 kWh/week

Safety Regulations

UL60950-1 2nd Edition; CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 (c-UL)

Environmental Standard

ENERGY STAR certified

Printer Specifications



Printer Languages/Drivers

PCL 5c, PCL 6, PostScript 3 emulation


PCL/PS: 80 fonts

RAM Memory Capacity

128 MB RAM standard/maximum


USB 2.0, 10/100Base-TX Ethernet, USB Host Interface for PictBridge™, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (Hardwired and wireless Ethernet network connections cannot be active simultaneously)

Network Protocols

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), IPP, Bonjour

Printer Features

Locked Print, Collate, Layout (N-up), Duplex, Front Cover Sheet, Economy Color, Watermark, User ID, User Code, Rotate Print, Ricoh Smart Device Print&Scan app (device must be set to [PCL 6 mode] > [Universal]), Dithering, Do Not Print Blank Pages, Reduce/Enlarge Print, Toner Saving

Hardware Accessories

Paper Feed Unit Type TK1010

Part # 406019


500 sheets

Acceptable Paper Size

Letter (8.5" x 11"), A4 (8.3" x 11.7")

Acceptable Paper Weight

16 – 28 lb. Bond (60 – 105 g/m2)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

16" x 18" x 5" (400 x 450 x 127mm)


13.2 lb. (6 kg)


Print Cartridge Black SP C252HA

6,500 pages* Part # 407653

Print Cartridge Cyan SP C252HA

6,000 pages* Part # 407654

Print Cartridge Magenta SP C252HA

6,000 pages* Part # 407655

Print Cartridge Yellow SP C252HA

6,000 pages* Part # 407656

Waste Toner Bottle Type 220

25,000 pages Part # 406043


Ricoh SP C252DN



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Questions and Answers

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RANDY h on May 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Most likely you would have to change the font within Windows since this is a straight printer and the font can't be changed on the printer itself.
how to show job history ??
A shopper on Jun 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The easiest way to see the job history is to use a web browser to go to the printer's internal web page which will provide a great deal of information about the device and how it has been used. It will allow you to print reports, as well. You simply place the web address of the printer (or URL) into your web browser. So, if the printer's URL is, then you place that in the browser address line instead of www.ricoh-usa.com. Thanks for contacting Ricoh.
Can my C3503 print a single document on multiple paper stocks. For example: page one white, page 2 green, page 3 red, page 4 white?
mquinn0908 on Jan 26, 2016

Yes, the MP C3503 can print a single document on multiple paper stocks, within limitations. For example, you can print a front / back cover, along with a slip sheet, a chapter page and then the full document. The full document cannot consist of multiple stocks, however.
What is the difference between the C252DN vs C250DN?
A shopper on Jan 6, 2016

These machines are similar in nearly every aspect. Main difference: the SP C252DN has a higher duty cycle and therefore can handle a higher volume of prints.

Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.
Can it print on vellum?
A shopper on Dec 16, 2015

The SP C252DN is not designed to print on vellum.

Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find an alternative solution.