Color Laser Printers suit small businesses/workgroups.

Press Release Summary:

Ricoh Aficio SP C231N and SP C232DN printers are network-ready devices that print up to 21 ppm. Handling all media types such as labels and envelopes, they use High Yield All-In-One print cartridges that snap in/out and include image parts and supplies. Compact printers offer front access for paper trays/paper path and top loading design for cartridge access. They have 2-line LCD control panel with menu allowing configuration of network/paper settings and viewing of supply levels.

Original Press Release:

Ricoh Introduces Aficio SP C231N/SP C232DN for Color Printing within Home Offices, Small Businesses, and Workgroups

Compact Laser Printers Offer Affordability, Speed & Low-Maintenance

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., May 19 / / - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the availability of its Ricoh Aficio SP C231N and SP C232DN printers. Ricoh's newest laser printers are an upgrade over the previous Aficio SP C221N and SP C222DN models and offer small workgroups an enhanced control panel and available High Yield supplies. The speed and quality of the Ricoh Aficio SP C231N/SP C232DN allow users to produce vibrant color prints at a rate of 21 pages-per-minute.

Affordability is a key characteristic of Ricoh's new color laser printers. The printers are low-cost network ready devices that come complete with numerous time-saving innovations that help any business operate smoothly. The Aficio SP C231N/SP C232DN are versatile enough to handle all media types with maximum efficiency and image quality including labels and envelopes. Furthermore the laser printers offer users a low total cost of ownership with High Yield All-In-One print cartridges which help reduce per-page costs and offers three times as much toner as their predecessors. With the All-In-One print cartridges users can replace supplies in seconds as the individual All-In-One cartridges snap in and out for easy replacement and since the cartridges also house imaging parts and supplies that can wear out, changing a cartridge instantly refreshes image quality. When the cartridges are replaced users can return the depleted cartridges for recycling at no added cost.

"Ricoh believes that successful businesses regardless of size need to have reliable office products like the Ricoh Aficio SP C231N and SP C232DN laser printers that can deliver speed, productivity and quality consistently," said Matt Sakauchi, vice president of the Office Printer Business Group (OPBG), Ricoh Americas Corporation. "Our new entry level color printers further demonstrate our commitment to bringing innovative technology to market that provides businesses with a low total cost of ownership and offer sustainable features that support our environmental vision."

Engineered with the needs of small businesses in mind, the Ricoh Aficio SP C231N/ SP C232DN laser printers are easy to install and maintain. The compact printers fit anywhere space is limited due to their innovative full front access design which allows access to paper trays, paper path and easy access to supplies through the top loading design. Additionally the improved 2-line LCD control panel simplifies product set-up and offers an intuitive menu that allows users to easily configure network printing, change paper settings and view supply levels.

The Aficio SP C231N and C232DN are available at the suggested retail price of $559 and $669 respectively. For more information about the Aficio SP C231N, SP C232DN, or any other Ricoh products or solutions, please visit

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 73-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.

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

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Ricoh Aficio SP C231N/SP C232DN Specifications

Main Unit Specifications

Aficio SP C231N/ SP C232DN Part # 406505/ Part # 406506
Configuration Desktop
Technology Laser beam scanning, color
electro-photographic printing with
mono-component toner development 4
tandem drum method
Resolution 600 x 600 dpi (Default)
(Speed mode)
1200 x 600 dpi equivalent (Standard
2400 x 600 dpi equivalent (Fine
Print Speed (Letter) Black & white : 21 pages-per-minute
(All modes)
Full-color: 21 pages-per-minute (All
First Print Speed 14 seconds or less
Warm-Up Time 48 seconds or less
Maximum Paper Size 8.5" x 14"
Standard Paper Supply 250-Sheet Tray + 1-Sheet Bypass Tray
Optional Paper Supply 500-Sheet Paper Feed Unit
Maximum Paper Capacity 751 sheets
Output Capacity 150 sheets (Face down)
Duplex SP C231N: Manual
SP C232DN: Automatic (Approx. 60%
Paper Sizes Standard Tray and Bypass Tray:
Letter (8.5" x 11"), A4 (8.3" x
11.7"), EXE (7.25" x 10.5"), B5
(6.9" x 9.8"), Legal (8.5" x 14"),
Half Letter (5.5" x 8.5"), A5 (5.8"
x 8.3"), A6 (4.2" x 5.8"), B6 (5.0"
x 6.9"), Custom (Width: 3.5" -
8.5", Length: 5.8" - 14")
Paper Weight Standard Tray and Bypass Tray;
16 - 40 lb. Bond/ 83 lb. Index (60
- 160 g/m(2))
Acceptable Paper Types Standard Tray and Bypass Tray: Plain
Paper, Recycle Paper, Envelopes,
Thick Paper, Labels, Thin Paper,
Color Paper, Preprinted Paper,
Pre-punched Paper, Letterhead, Bond
Paper & Card Stock Optional Paper
Feed Unit: Plain Paper, Recycle
Dimensions 15.7" x 17.7" x 12.6"
(400 mm x 450 mm x 320 mm)
Weight 50.7 lb. (23kg) Including
Power Requirement 120 V, 60Hz
Max. Power Consumption 1,300W or less
Energy Saver Mode 15W or less
Safety Regulations UL60950-1, FCC Part 15 Class B
ENERGY STAR: Color Printer - Tier 1
(SP C232DN only)

Print Controller Specifications

CPU 300MHz
Memory 128 MB RAM standard,
640 MB RAM maximum
Standard Interfaces SP C231N: USB 2.0, Ethernet
10/100Base-TX SP C232DN: USB 2.0,
Ethernet 10/100Base-TX, USB Host
Interface for PictBridge(TM)
Optional Interface IEEE 802.11b/g Wireless
Fonts 80 HP fonts
Network Protocols TCP/IP AppleTalk, IPX/SPX
Printer Languages/ Drivers PCL 5c, PCL 6, PostScript 3
Supported Environments Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Server
2003/2008, Mac OS X v. 10.2.8 -
10.5 Novell Netware v. 4x + Citrix
MetaFrame UNIX (Ricoh Filter
Software Utilities Web Image Monitor, Smart Organizing

Controller Options

256 MB Memory Unit Type F Part # 003310MIU
512 MB Memory Unit Type F Part # 003311MIU
Wireless Adaptor SX-2500CG Part# 100118FNG
Network Interface 10/100Base-TX (Auto detection)
Wireless LAN Type IEEE 802.11 b/g
Protocol Support TCP/IP
Wireless Security WEP (64/128), SSID, WPA-PSK
Configuration Via Web Browser
Dimensions (WxDxH) 5.4" x 4.4' x 1.4" (138 mm x 114 mm
x 36mm)
Weight 6 oz. (170g)
Power Source AC Adaptor (100 - 240V, 50/60 Hz)

Hardware Accessories

Paper Feed Unit Type TK1010 Part # 406019
Capacity 500 sheets
Paper Size Letter, A4 (8.3" x 11.7")
Paper Weight 16 - 28 lb. Bond (60 - 105
Dimensions (WxDxH) 16" x 18" x 5.08" (400 mm x 450 mm x
127 mm)
Weight 13.2 lb. (6kg)

Source: Ricoh Americas Corporation

CONTACT: Linda Montefusco, Ricoh Americas Corporation, +1-973-882-2172,

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