Ricoh Launches New A4 MFPs, Printers with Enhanced Security, Higher Toner Yields

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Ricoh USA today introduced five new  A4 cloud-connected MFPs and printers, all of which are available now through Ricoh dealers, except for the SP 3710SF, which will be available in February 2019.

The new flagship RICOH MP C501SP  color model is designed for high-volume and quality-conscious office print environments, and also serves as an work-collaboration hub. Other new models consist of the 34-ppm monochrome RICOH SP 3710SF, SP 3710DN, SP 330SFN, and SP 330DN, which are said to provide budget-friendly options with high uptime.

Work Collaboration Hub

Ricoh rates the full-color MP C501SP at 50-ppm, and it features an optional internal document finisher, a feature typically only available on more expensive A3 MFPs. The MP C501SP’s 10.1-inch Smart Operation Panel leverages an intuitive interface and familiar pinch, swipe and flick gestures to navigate features and workflows. The Smart Operation Panel connects users to smart support tools and RICOH Cloud Workflow Solutions applications. This device combines the Smart Operation Panel’s interoperability with the MP C501SP’s advanced connectivity, including Mopria and Near-Field Communication (NFC) for mobile print and scan.

The MP C501SP is available in three configurations – visit Ricoh here for more information and complete specifications.

“User-Friendly Workhorses”

The 34-ppm monochrome  RICOH SP 3710SF and SP 3710DN, an MFP and printer, respectively, are said to provide higher uptime by keeping maintenance simple and less frequently required. The devices’ all-in-one toner cartridge makes keeping track of and replacing consumables easier. The starter cartridge’s high yield is rated for 7,000 pages, up to seven times higher than that of  some competitive supplies, enabling users to print uninterrupted for longer periods before having to change out consumables.

An optional 250-sheet paper tray can boost these devices’ paper capacity to 550 sheets, further contributing to higher uptime. Ricoh also says that the new models’ also feature low cost per page.

The SP 3710SF has a simple 4.3-inch embedded color touch panel to help navigate MFP features, while the SP 3710DN printer has a simplified four-line LCD panel display. According to Ricoh, both devices require minimal to no training to start using, thanks to streamlined interfaces and easy to use installation wizards.

The SP 330SFN and SP 330DN provide the same features as the SP 3710SF MFP and SP 3710DN printer, respectively. However, the SP 330SFN and SP 330DN ship with an industry-standard starter supply of toner rated for 1,000 pages. Ricoh says the lower toner-yield cartridges enables it to offer the devices  at a lower acquisition cost.

Security

Ricoh says that a key aspect of empowering digital workplaces is making information in all its forms reliably secure and accessible, so it makes information security a design priority. For that reason, the RICOH MP C501SP employs network and device encryption, the ability to lock down unused network ports, latent data controls, and other advanced security features, such as onboard DataOverwrite Security System and User Authentication, to help protect information copied, printed, scanned, stored, and/or routed through it.

The MP C501SP also comes equipped with a suite of smart-support features to proactively promote uptime, such as remote diagnostics and troubleshooting, automatic alerts to support organizations when unscheduled service is needed, and preventative maintenance reminders.

Locked Print allows SP 3710SF, SP 3710DN, SP 330SFN, and SP 330DN users to require a password to retrieve their prints at the devices, which can help improve document security and reduce wasteful printing.

The SP 3710SF, SP 3710DN, SP 330SFN, and SP 330DN are all ENERGY STAR-certified and carry an EPEAT Silver rating. The MP C501SP is also ENERGY STAR certified, and carries an EPEAT Gold rating.

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