New Ricoh A3 Color Multifunctionals Feature Cloud Connectivity, Smartphone Apps, Staple-less Finisher
Ricoh Americas is shipping two new color A3 MFPs, the MP C2003 ($6,890 MSRP) and MP C2503 ($9,330 MSRP), which are rated at up to 20 and 25 ppm respectively, and feature a wide range of cloud and mobility services. Through the home screen or optional Smart Operation Panel, the MFPs connect to Ricoh’s Integrated Cloud Environment (ICE), which offers a suite of optional document-storage, document-management, and optical character recognition (OCR) services. The Smart Operation Panel is a tiltable, 9″ full-color control panel that features a customizable Home Screen. and MFP browser for accessing optional Cloud Solutions.
Mobile Print and Scan
Mobile print users with wireless access can now use the free Ricoh Smart Device Print&Scan app, which lets smartphone and tablet users print to and now scan from the new MFPs, as well as send scanned data to or print from their cloud-based document-storage services. And while most mobile printing apps offer only basic printing functions, Ricoh says its new app enables users to choose paper orientation, two-sided duplexing printing, document finishing, color or monochrome output, and more.
New Staple-less Document Finisher
With the MP C2003 and MP C2503 also comes the introduction of Ricoh’s new optional Stapleless Finisher. The Stapleless Finisher binds as many as five pages together without any metal fasteners, eliminating staples, and making documents safer, which is especially important in situations where food, pharmaceuticals, and other consumables are made, as well as for use in schools where children are present.
The MP C2003 and MP C2503 also feature Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) values that according to Ricoh are among the lowest in this MFP category at 0.72 and 0.91 kWh@h/week. Other environmentally friendly features include programmable shutdown and power-up, automated duplexing, PxP-EQ toner that requires less heat to fuse toner to paper than traditional toner, thus reducing energy consumption, and an Eco-Friendly Indicator that coaches organizations in how to reduce paper consumption. The MP C2003 and MP C2503 are also Gold-certified by the EPEAT green-procurement program.
Media-Handling and Image Quality
The MP C2003 and MP C2503 support up to 300 gsm (169 gsm duplex) for media such as postcards, printed envelopes, and posters, and printing on paper sizes up to up to SRA3 (12.6″ x 17.7″). Maximum paper capacity is up to 2,300 sheets, and an optional internal document finisher is available.
Image resolution is up to 1,200 dpi with automatic color calibration.
For more information on the MP C2003, visit Ricoh here, and here for the MP C2503.
MP C2003 and MP C2503 specifications: