Color Laser Printer suits small offices and workgroups.

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With output speed of 22 ppm, color and monochrome, Aficio CL3500N comes with 530-sheet paper tray and supports one or two additional trays of same capacity. Optional duplex printing is accomplished at near-simplex speed, and printer supports optional Network Data Protection Unit for password and/or encryption. Along with various connectivity and controller options, desktop printer comes with bundled Ricoh utilities.

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Ricoh Corporation Introduces the Aficio CL3500N

Versatile Printer Delivers Color Efficiency at an Affordable Price

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Feb. 2 -- Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Aficio CL3500N, a powerful color laser printer designed for small offices and workgroups. The Aficio CL3500N incorporates fast, quality color at a budget-conscious price.

Speed can often be comprised with a lower price. The Aficio CL3500N is an exception as it meets all of the users' performance and value needs, delivering more value at 22 pages per minute (ppm) for both full-color and monochrome printing. This device is significantly faster than similarly priced printers, while printers with comparable speeds and capabilities are larger and more expensive.

To further enhance its performance, the Aficio CL3500N incorporates flexible paper handling and with a standard 530-sheet paper tray and additional one or two sheet trays of the same capacity, the paper supply can be raised to a maximum of 1690 sheets. Optional duplex printing at almost 100% of simplex speed also maximizes productivity. Additionally, versatile connectivity and controller options are made possible by Genuine Adobe PostScript3, PCL 5c, PCL 6, RPCS, and PDF Direct Print PDLs and bundled Ricoh utilities including Web Image Monitor, SmartDeviceMonitor, and Web SmartDeviceMonitor.

"We are pleased to add the Aficio CL3500N to our comprehensive line of color printers as it breaks down traditional barriers of quality and price and provides the total package for small businesses and workgroups," said Hede Nonaka, vice president of marketing, Ricoh Corporation. "Businesses utilizing the Aficio CL3500N will be able to stay well ahead of the competition by producing high-quality documents at a low operating cost."

Understanding the critical role security plays in our world today, the Aficio CL3500N supports the optional Network Data Protection Unit for password and/or encryption in order to keep data safe and secure. The CL3500N allows for 100 user accounts to access and closely monitor printer use. With the addition of a user account enhance kit, this can be expanded to 400 users with all other users being denied printer access. Also, the Aficio CL3500N is technologically advanced incorporating optional embedded software architecture (SDK) that enables programmers to write and install customized Java-based applications inside the printer to match unique workflows and printing requirements.

Additionally, to further increase functionality and versatility, the IS200 Image Scanner can be added to the Aficio CL3500N. The IS200 allows users to take advantage of electronic document distribution with Scan-to-Email, Scan- to-Folder, and Scan-to-Print capabilities. High resolution color images can be captured for editing or placement into new digital documents that can be easily shared without distribution costs.

The suggested retail price for the Aficio CL3500N is $999.00.

To learn more about the Aficio CL3500N, please visit

About Ricoh Corporation

Ricoh Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 70-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2004 sales in excess of $17 billion, a 1.9 percent increase over the previous year.

Ricoh Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh's fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh's line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators and wide format engineering systems. Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow. Ricoh's document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information.

Ricoh Corporation directly or through its subsidiaries markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. For fiscal year 2004, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $2.9 billion, an increase of 6.9 percent over the previous year.

Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at

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Ricoh Aficio CL3500N Specifications


Laser beam scanning, color laser electro photographic printing with monocomponent toner development 4 drum tandem method

600 x 600 (dpi), 1200 x 600 dpi, 1200 x 1200 dpi

Print Speed: 22 ppm (Letter), Full-color & monochrome

First Print Speed: 14.5 seconds or less (Full-color), 13.5 seconds or less (Monochrome)

Dimensions: 16.5" x 15.7" x 21.1"

Weight: 72.6 lb

Warm-Up Time: 30 seconds or less

Power Source: 120V, 60Hz

Power Consumption: 460W or less, 15W or less (Energy Saver)

Standard Paper Capacity: 630 sheets= 530 + 100-sheet Multi-purpose tray

Maximum Paper Capacity: 1,690 sheets

Acceptable Paper Sizes:
Paper Trays:
(Letter 8.5" x 11") to Legal (8.5" x 14")
A4: (8.27" x 11.69")
B5: (6.93" x 9.84")

Acceptable Paper Weights:
Paper Trays: 16-28 lb Bond
MP Tray: 16-55 lb Bond

Output Capacity: 250 sheets face down

Automatic Duplexing:
A4: (8.27" x 11.69")
B5: (6.93" X 9.84")

Duplex Paper Weight: 16-28 lb

Controller Specifications:

CPU: RM7035 @ 533MHz

Printer Languages: Adobe Postscript 3, PCL 6, PCL 5c, PDF Direct, Ricoh RPCS

Fonts: Adobe Postscript 3: 136 Type 1 fonts

PCL: 45 Intellifonts, 10 TrueType fonts, 1 Bitmap font

Memory (RAM): 128 MB Std./512 MB Max.

Standard Interfaces: USB 2.0, 10/100BaseTX Internet

Network Protocols: TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk

Print Utilities: SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin/Client Web SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin/Client Web Image Monitor, Printer Utility for Mac DeskTopBinder Lite, Font Manager

Drivers/Operating Systems: Windows 95/98SE/NT4.0/2000/Me/XP/ Server 2003 Macintosh 0S 8.6-9.2x, 0S x. 10.1 or later UNIX Filter: Solaris, HP-UX, SCO, RedHat Linux, IBM AIX Novell Netware v 3.12, 3.2, 4.1, 4.11, 5.0, 5.1, 6 NDPS Gateway, SAP R/3 3.x or later

Memory Options:
128 MB SD RAM upgrade
256 MB SD RAM upgrade

Ricoh Web Site:


Russell Marchetta
Ricoh Corporation
(973) 882-2075

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