Color Digital Imaging Systems suit small businesses, workgroups.

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Aficio MP C2051/MP C2551 multifunction products (MFPs) deliver print and copy output speeds of 20 and 25 ppm, respectively, in either full-color or black and white. While 8.5 in. color LCD allows access to features such as Scan-to-Email/-Folder/-FTP, HotSpot MFP technology lets mobile users print from handheld device or smartphone. With total paper capacity up to 1,600 sheets, MFPs accept diverse paper types/weights and offer various usage, media compatibility, and security features.

Original Press Release:

Ricoh Introduces New Aficio MP C2051/MP C2551 Color Digital Imaging System

Reliable color, powerful management tools, exceptional performance, environmental friendliness, and the ability to print from anywhere

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, today announced the availability of the Aficio MP C2051/MP C2551 Color Digital Imaging System. Ideal for small businesses and workgroups, this multifunction product (MFP) gives users the ability to handle all of their document-related processes with many features in a compact design.

The Aficio MP C2051/MP C2551 is engineered to keep pace with the way small companies do business. With the continued growth of the mobile workforce, printing on the go has become a necessity. Ricoh HotSpot MFP technology is available on the Aficio MP C2051/MP C2551, allowing mobile users to print from a handheld device or smartphone without extra drivers or software. In addition, the system also offers print and copy output speeds of 20 and 25 pages-per-minute, respectively, in either full-color or black and white. Both models have fast first-copy times of 6.4 seconds for black and white, and 9.2 seconds for full-color documents.

"Small companies are greatly focused on running business without interruption to their day-to-day operations," said Shun Sato, senior vice president, Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "The Aficio MP C2051/MP C2551 streamlines complex workflows into a compact system that requires less time to create and manage documents, which ultimately frees up resources and increases productivity."


The Aficio MP C2051/MP C2551 offers a total paper capacity up to 1,600 sheets and accepts a wide variety of paper types and weights. Adding to its paper handling capabilities is a standard 50-Sheet Automatic Reversing Document Feeder, an optional 500-sheet internal finisher with automatic stapling and optional 2- or 3-hole punching, and an optional envelope feeder tray.

Whether simple or complex, many tasks are made easy with the Aficio MP C2051/MP C2551's intuitive 8.5" full-color LCD display. Users can access many time-saving features, such as Scan-to-Email, Scan-to-Folder, and Scan-to-FTP. Workflow is further streamlined with icon-driven, one-click PCL6/PostScript®3(TM) preset user interface drivers, an innovative Mail-to-Print feature that prints PDF or JPEG attachments instantly by sending an email directly to the MFP, and optional Print From/Scan-to-Media which allows users to easily output and capture documents using a USB drive or SD card.


The Aficio MP C2051/MP C2551 offers a great line of defenses in safeguarding both printed and electronic documents. Sensitive information is protected using the standard DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) that automatically overwrites the hard drive when activated after each job, while standard HDD encryption when activated allows users to protect their data, even if the hard drive is stolen. Further security measures can be taken with encrypted PDF transmission via Scan-to-Email and Scan-to-Folder, and S/MIME encryption to protect emails from unauthorized network interception. Additionally, login and IPP passwords are made difficult to compromise with the Scan-to-Webmail feature.

System Management

The Aficio MP C2051/MP C2551 allows companies to set output limits, control costs, and reinforce economical supply usage by assigning amounts of output or color usage on an individual or group level with the Quota Setting feature. This function helps to manage output, while keeping supply costs low and highly predictable.


The Aficio MP C2051/MP C2551 maintains Ricoh's commitment to environmental sustainability with features such as standard auto duplexing to help lower paper consumption. Additionally, the Aficio MP C2051/MP C2551 offers superior energy efficiency with faster recovery time, which is a requirement of today's fast-paced business environment. With a short recovery time of less than 10 seconds from sleep mode where it only consumes 1 watt, the Aficio MP C2051/MP C2551 achieves one of the lowest Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) values in the industry* with 1.00kWh and 1.27kWh, respectively, meeting current ENERGY STAR Imaging Equipment specification (ver. 1.2) with wide margins. This is accomplished by an innovative new Color QSU (Quick Start-up) technology with features such as Ricoh's energy-saving PxP(TM) Toner.

*From "US EPA ENERGY STAR Imaging Equipment Color MFP Qualified Model List," published January 18, 2011 and available at Aficio MP C2051/MP C2551 was tested in accordance with US EPA TEC procedures.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price for the Aficio MP C2051 is $6,450, and the MP C2551 is $8,750. For more information about this Color Digital Imaging System and other Ricoh products and solutions, please visit

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.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, directly or through its network of authorized dealers, markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

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