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RICOH SP C252SF Color Laser Multifunction Printer - 407525


Color Laser Multifunction Printer

ID: 407525

Multifunction capabilities and impressive color output

  •   Prints up to 21 ppm, copy, scan, fax
  •   2400x600 dpi max print resolution
  •   Paper capacity up to 751 pages
  •   All-in-one (AIO) print cartridge technology
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Manage information in more ways

Need to share information quickly? Copy, scan and fax with the RICOH SP C252SF Color Laser Multifunction Printer. Move efficiently from job to job with print speeds of up to 21 pages per minute (ppm), and dependably produce full-color or black-and-white output. Use the standard powerful 400 MHz controller and 256MB RAM to expedite multiple jobs and process large files quickly. Plus, use the 35-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for faster scanning.

Deliver quality color on command

Create high-quality color documents, even on a small-business budget. Produce documents with true 600 x 600 dpi, plus interpolated resolutions of up to 2400 x 600 dpi to meet high image-quality demands. For internal or draft documents, choose Economy Color Mode to print text at full density accompanied by lower-density images - using less toner and significantly reducing your cost-per-page.

Connect simply, place conveniently

The compact desktop SP C252SF connects easily with secure IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN connectivity, and features a compact design to fit virtually anywhere. Eschew physical limitations and locate the device to suit office traffic, or place it strategically to save space. It's also compatible with Windows® and Apple® technology, and supports PCL and PS3 emulation, as well as UNIX® and Citrix® utilities for distributed printing environments.

Create a hand-held workstation

Share information easily, no matter where you are. Engage the SD C252SF 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 right from your personal mobile device.

Adapt to changing needs

Manage the SP C252SF with the touch of a button. From a conveniently located control panel, you can check supply status and adjust print jobs on the spot. If you're working remotely, you can manage printer network settings, see fleet utilizations and check consumable levels using the Web Image Monitor feature. And when toner is running low, you can quickly and easily change the top-loading, All-In-One (AIO) print cartridges to save time and reduce maintenance costs.

Work sustainably

Don't compromise your eco-friendly commitment. The SP C252SF meets EPEAT®* Silver criteria, and is certified with the latest ENERGY STAR® specifications. Save paper with features like automatic duplex printing, and cut energy use with the Energy Saver Timer. In addition, Ricoh's consumable and product recycling programs make it easy to recycle.
*EPEAT is a global environmental rating system for electronic products. EPEAT Silver rating is applicable only in the U.S.A.

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General Specifications


Part # 407525



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)

16.5" x 19.4" x 18.1" (420 x 493 x 460 mm)


64 lb. (29 kg) (including consumables)

Power Requirements

120V, 60Hz

Max Power Consumption

1,300W or less

Energy Saver Mode



1.48 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

256 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

Copier Specifications

First Print Speed

20 seconds or less for both B&W and Full-Color

Multiple Document/Single Copy Speed

20 cpm B&W/12 cpm Full-Color

Copy Resolution

1200 x 1200 dpi (scanning)
600 x 600 dpi (printing)

Original Type

Sheet/Book/3D Objects

Original Size

Up to 8.5" x 11" (Platen)
Up to 8.5" x 14" (ADF)

Quantity Indicator

1 – 99


25% – 400% in 1% increments Reduction Ratios: 50%, 65%, 78%, 93% Enlargement Ratios: 129%, 155%, 200%, 400%

Copier Features

Image Density Adjustment (manual only: 5 levels)
Copy Mode (Text/Photo/Mixed)
Color Balance Adjustment
Combine Copy (2-in-1, 4-in-1 via ADF only)
Duplex Copy
ID Card Copy (2 in 1)
Memory Copy
Photo Mode
Electronic Sorting (collation, ADF only)

Scanner Specifications

Scan Modes

Full-Color, B&W, Grayscale


B&W: TIFF (MH/MR/MMR), JPEG, PDF Color/Grayscale: JPEG, PDF

File Format

Single/Multi-Page TIFF, Single/Multi-Page PDF, Single Page JPEG

Scan Resolution

Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (optical)
Up to 19200 x 19200 dpi (interpolated)

Scan Speed

B&W: Less than 5 seconds per page Grayscale: Less than 5 seconds per page Full-Color: Less than 10 seconds per page

Scan Interface

USB 2.0, 10/100Base-TX Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Utilities & Drivers

TWAIN Driver, Presto! PageManager version 9.33

Scanning Features

Image Density (adjustable with 5 steps), TWAIN/WIA; Scan-to-Email/Folder/FTP/USB

Facsimile Specifications




Super G3


Standard Mode: 200 x 100 dpi
Fine Mode: 200 x 200 dpi

Compression Method


Scanning Speed

Less than 5 seconds per page (B&W)
Less than 10 seconds per page (Full-Color)

Modem Speed

33.6 Kbps with automatic fallback

Transmission Speed

3 seconds per page (base on ITU-T Test Chart #1 in Standard mode)

Memory Backup

No limit

SAF Memory

2MB (Approx. 100 pages based on ITU-T Test
Chart #1 in Standard mode)

One-Touch/Speed Dials

20 locations/200 locations

Facsimile Features

Auto Redial, Auto Answer (3 – 5 rings), Auto/Manual/Substitute/Authorized Reception, Answering Machine Interface (FAX/TAD), Error Correction Mode, User Codes, Memory/Immediate Transmission, Resolution Adjustment, Serial Broadcasting (100 locations), Smoothing, Night Timer, Internet Fax, LAN Fax, PC Fax (Windows only), Paperless Fax (Reception File Setting, Print Received File, Print Forward File, Notify Forward Status)

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)


Ricoh SP C252SF



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Questions and Answers

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I am having trouple printing a sheet of labels. error message says something about bypass tray feed issue. any thoughts?
Michael on Dec 14, 2015
Is this printer Airprint capable?
Juridical on May 17, 2016
does this have automatic feed for copier and scanner?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, if you put paper in the top it automatically feeds. It is a very good machine and we are happy with ours.
Can this machine print double-sided?
Matt D on Jan 19, 2016

Yes, the SP C252SF comes standard with automatic double-sided (duplex) printing.

If you have any additional questions, please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com).
Will this machine duplex scan?
Jonathan M on Dec 16, 2015

The SP C252SF does simplex scanning only. However, Ricoh offers a variety of solutions with duplex scanning. Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.
does it print A3?
ONALETHATA T on Jul 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Ricoh SP C252SF does not print on A3.
does it print A3?
ONALETHATA T on Jul 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No it does not print 11x17 size paper. Here are the size specs:
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")
how many color prints until the toners need to be replaced?
A shopper on Jul 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Consumables
Print Cartridge Black 6,500 pages* Part # 407653
Print Cartridge Cyan 6,000 pages* Part # 407654
Print Cartridge Magenta 6,000 pages* Part # 407655
Print Cartridge Yellow 6,000 pages* Part # 407656
Waste Toner Bottle 25,000 pages Part # 406043
*Declared yield values in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798. Actual yields may vary based on types of images printed and other factors.
The Ricoh SP C252DN and SP C252SF ship with a set of four starter All-In-One print cartridges yielding 1,000 pages each. All other consumables ship at full yield.
I have an SP C242SF which I've used with C310HE cartriges and has been running fine in a long time.
Just purchased a C252SF with a lot of C252SF cartriges.
Can I use the 310 catriges in the 252 and can I use the 252 cartriges in the 242?
Anders V on Jul 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your repeated business.
The Ricoh SP C252SF and SP C242SF toner cartridges are incompatible because the SP C252SF was engineered to use less energy than the SP C242SF, about 75% less in energy saver mode. The SP C252SF is compliant with the new, far more demanding, Energy Star standard that became effective in January 2014.
Does fax reception support Distinctive Ring?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Distinctive ring is not necessary for the device to distinguish between a fax and a call when FAX/TEL Automatic mode is enabled. It is explained on page 178 of the Operating Instructions (booklet) which is downloadable from www.Ricoh-USA.com/downloads.
Why can't I scan using a usb cable?
Robert B on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The SP C252SF is capable of scanning via a USB cable, so there is likely a setting or software issue between your computer and the MFP. In fact, the SP C252SF, like most current Ricoh MFP, can scan to a smart phone, tablet, or computer without any cable at all using Ricoh Smart Device Print&Scan. Please refer to the Operating Instructions (guide) beginning at page 132, "Basic Operation for Scan to USB", which is downloadable from www.Ricoh-USA.com/downloads.

You can learn more about Smart Device Print&Scan at https://www.ricoh.com/software/printandscan/
how to scan and send by e-mail ?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: For step by step guidance on setting up scan destinations, please refer to the operating instruction booklet beginning on page 122. It is downloadable from www.Ricoh-USA.com/downloads. The text is searchable making it very easy to find information.