Ricoh Introduces the Aficio MP C3001/C3501 & MP C4501/C5501 Series

Advanced Color Multifunction Products Focus on Security, End-User Productivity and Environmental Friendliness

Dec 13, 2010, 09:30 ET from Ricoh Americas Corporation

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, today introduced the Ricoh Aficio MP C3001/C3501 & MP C4501/C5501 Series. Building on the achievements of the Series' predecessors – the Aficio MP C2800, MP C3300, MP C4000 and MP C5000 – these new, versatile color multifunction products (MFPs) offer enhanced productivity, advanced security and eco-friendly operation for businesses of any size, all with a low total cost of ownership (TCO).

This new MFP series makes it affordable for businesses to bring color into their workflow, enabling them to complete more jobs in-house and reducing the need to outsource color projects. And with various methods of authentication, including the ability to set quotas for individual users, administrators can control access to color in order to manage costs and prevent abuse. In addition, improved paper handling, dynamic finishing choices and diverse networking options ensure jobs get done quickly and cost-effectively, while enabling the systems to integrate seamlessly into virtually any environment.

"We are excited to introduce the Ricoh Aficio MP C3001/C3501 & MP C4501/C5501 Series, which offers users better productivity and advanced feature sets in a superior-quality, color multifunction series," said Shun Sato, senior vice president, Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "In addition to outstanding performance, companies will benefit from the series' standard security features and energy-saving advantages, all helping to achieve a respectable TCO for the organization."


The Aficio MP C3001/C3501 & MP C4501/C5501 Series boasts output speeds of up to 30 pages per minute (ppm), 35 ppm, 45 ppm and 55 ppm for both full color and black and white, respectively. A mix of hardware and software solutions expands system capabilities. The hardware enhancements include printing from and scanning to a USB clip drive or SD card without network connectivity. Additionally, an optional USB keyboard is available for easier data entry when using document management solutions, such as Global Scan NX, eCopy embedded and Reform PDC. Ricoh will also introduce a new, single-pass duplex document feeder, which will come standard on the MP C4501A and MP C5501A models available in early 2011. Single-pass duplex not only saves wear and tear on originals, but also significantly improves scanning speeds for two-sided documents.

On the solutions side, Ricoh's Embedded Software Architecture, based on Java language, comes standard, which means these devices are solutions-ready right out of the box. A single-user license of Ricoh's Personal Paperless Document Manager (PPDM) application also comes standard. In addition to providing a personalized scanning interface, PPDM allows users to scan to searchable PDFs for archiving, scan to MS Office files for easy editing, or even apply Bates Stamping or Redaction to documents in a legal environment.  


Meeting security standards and regulations is a crucial part of any organization, and the Aficio MP C3001/C3501 & MP C4501/C5501 Series helps companies meet these requirements with the latest security features. Various levels of user authentication, data and password encryption and secure printing are part of a long list of standard security features. With recent increased focus on HDD security, Ricoh's DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) is designed to overwrite hard drive data after each copy, scan, fax and print job.  Additionally, the hard drive encryption unit helps protect documents, data and frequently used information – such as address books and administrator or user passwords – if the hard drive is removed or stolen.


Continuing Ricoh's commitment to environmental sustainability, the Aficio MP C3001/C3501 & MP C4501/C5501 Series offers superior energy- and supply-saving features, including much faster warm-up and recovery times compared to previous models with Induction Heating (IH) systems.  Other features include fast first copy out times, automatic duplex and combine copy modes, as well as energy-saving PxP™ Toner. These models also have some of the lowest Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) values in the industry [As of September 2010 from "US EPA Energy Star Color MFP Qualified Model List" available at]. In the same manner as other Ricoh models, these systems have low noise levels and low ozone emissions, and they meet the requirements of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive.

Availability & Pricing

The Aficio MP C3001/C3501 & MP C4501/C5501 represent the next generation in Color MFP technology, and are available immediately at the suggested retail prices starting at $12,340, $14,750, $16,010, and $19,780, respectively. Pricing and availability for the Aficio MP C4501A and MP C5501A will be announced at a later date.

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About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 74-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2009 sales in excess of $21 billion.

Ricoh's fully integrated hardware and customizable services and software help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.

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