Digital Imaging Systems offer print/copy/scan/fax features.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for mid to large-sized workgroups, Aficio MP 4000B/4000 and MP 5000B/5000 offer network printing and monitoring capabilities as well as output speeds to 50 ppm with 600 dpi resolution. Aficio MP 4000/5000 come with printing, copying, as well as B/W and color scanning capabilities in 2 pre-configured models, one with faxing capabilities. Aficio MP 4000B/5000B offer copying capabilities and provide upgrade path to cover changing document management needs.

Original Press Release:

Ricoh Introduces the Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 & MP 5000B/MP 5000 Digital Imaging Systems

Black & White Copying, Printing, Faxing Efficiency with Color Scanning Capabilities

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Feb. 4 -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 and MP 5000B/MP 5000 Digital Imaging Systems. Ideal for mid to large-sized workgroups, the Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 and MP 5000B/MP 5000 offer fast speeds, greater paper capacity and worry-free security that allow customers to expand their digital imaging resources and capabilities without expending their budget. The MP 4000/MP 5000 models offer the added benefit of standard printing, and black & white and color scanning to deliver exceptional performance and value.

The Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 and MP 5000B/MP 5000 incorporate all of the strong and innovative features of their predecessor models (the Aficio MP 3500/MP 4500 Series), and provide even more security. Users can maximize production with output speeds of up to 50 pages per minute, conserve IT resources with advanced network black & white printing and monitoring capabilities, and save time and money with Super G3 and IP Faxing.

Advanced security features are an integral part of the Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 and MP 5000B/MP 5000's design. Access to system functions can be protected with Windows/LDAP/Kerberos authentication and temporary data stored on the hard drive can be protected with the optional DataOverwriteSecurity System, which overwrites latent copy, print, scan, fax and Document Server data.

The Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 and MP 5000B/MP 5000 manage documents efficiently and reduce the associated distribution costs. Scan-to-E-mail allows users the ability to scan documents and instantly e-mail them anywhere in the world, reducing postage and eliminating overnight delivery costs. Additionally, Scan-to-Folder converts paper copies to electronic files and stores them in a network folder allowing for easy retrieval, and Scan-to-URL stores documents on the hard disk drive, which recipients can then view and download the files from any web browser.

Additional new features of the Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 and MP 5000B/MP 5000 include a full-color 8.5 inch Video Graphics Array (VGA) control panel that offers animated guidance for ease of use. The paper trays have been expanded to hold up to 4,400 sheets and the paper weight has been increased to 45 lb., enabling more robust production to take place. Professional-grade documents can be produced in a snap with crisp 600 dpi resolution, 256 gray scale levels and three different finishing options, such as booklets, stapling and hole-punching, that help customers to make an excellent first impression.

Other features of the Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 and MP 5000B/MP 5000 include:

-- Web SmartDevice Monitor that allows centralized configuration, monitoring and management of multiple connected Ricoh devices.
-- Auto E-mail Notification which sends a report to a designated e-mail address when the machine is not operating at optimum performance levels, maximizing uptime.
-- PDF Direct Print allows users to print PDFs quickly without opening an application and slowing down the network.
-- Embedded Software Architecture -- an innovative JAVA J2ME-Compatible Software that allows for the development of key applications to enhance workflow.
-- @Remote Intelligent Management System automatically places a detailed request for service when needed, eliminating the need for users to initiate service calls, which reduces total cost of ownership.

"Being in tune with customers' current document management needs and creating products that are designed to address these needs and improve bottom- line results is core to Ricoh's vision," said Ron Potesky, vice president, Corporate Product Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "The Aficio MP 4000 and MP 5000 meet the demand for black and white products that offer color scanning and surpass it by incorporating fast print speeds and advanced network and security features."

The Aficio MP 4000 and MP 5000 come standard with printing, copying and black & white and color scanning capabilities out of the box in two pre- configured models -- the SP and SPF (the SPF includes faxing capabilities). With the faxing features, documents can be sent at a quick two seconds per page with standard JBIG on up to three analog lines via the Super G3 modem. LAN fax enables users to save time and paper by sending faxes right from their desktop.

The Aficio MP 4000B and MP 5000B come with copying capabilities and have a flexible upgrade path that allows features to be added as users' document management needs change over time. A low-cost network printer can be added with Ricoh's Refined Print Command Stream (RPCS) printer option. To upgrade further, users can add Printer Enhance and get PCL printing and document storage capabilities. And if scanning becomes a necessary function, the Scanner Enhance Option can be added for black & white scanning.

The Aficio MP 4000B/SP/SPF are available at retail prices of $8,890/$10,620/$11,715 respectively and the Aficio MP 5000B/SP/SPF retail at $11,050/$12,780 & $13,875 respectively.

To learn more about Ricoh's full line of multifunction products, please visit

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 71-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 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.

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

Ricoh Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 & MP 5000B/MP 5000

Engine/Copier Specifications

Printing Process: Twin laser beam scanning and electro-photographic printing

Configuration: Console

Scanning Element: Flatbed with Moving CCD Array Image Sensor

Toner: Dry, Dual Component

System Memory (Std/Max): MP 4000 & MP 5000: 768 MB RAM + 40 GB HDD
MP 4000B & MP 5000B: 256/512 MB RAM + 40 GB HDD

Document Feeder: 100-Sheet ARDF (Standard)

Copy Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi

Original Type: Book/Sheet

Maximum Original Size: Up to 11" x 17"

Copy Size: 5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17"

Copy Type: Plain Paper, Transparencies, Recycled Paper, Card Stock, Letterhead

Warm Up Time: 13 seconds

First Copy Speed: MP 4000: 4.1 seconds
MP 5000: 3.5 seconds

Continuous Copying Speed: MP 4000: 40 copies/minute
MP 5000: 50 copies/minute

Recovery Time: 10 seconds (from Auto Off)

Power Source: 120V/60Hz

Dimensions: 26.4" (W) x 35.8" (H) x 26.6" (D)

Weight: 187.4 lbs.

Standard Paper Capacity: 550 sheets x 2 trays
100-Sheet bypass tray

Optional Paper Capacity: 550 sheets x 2 trays or 2,000 x 1; 1,200-Sheet Large Capacity Tray (LCT)

Paper Size: 5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17"

Paper Weight: Tray 1 & 2: 16-45 lb.
Bypass: 14-58 lb.
Duplex: 16-45 lb.

Reduction Ratios: 25%, 50%, 65%, 73%, 78%, 85%, 93%

Enlargement Ratios: 121%, 129%, 155%, 200%, 400%

Zoom: 25% to 400% in 1% increments

Printer Specifications (Standard)
MP 4000/MP 5000 (SP & SPF)

Print Speed: MP 4000: 40 ppm
MP 5000: 50 ppm

CPU: RM7035C 533 MHZ

Standard Interface: 10BaseT/100BaseTX, USB 2.0

Optional Interface: IEEE 802.11a/b/g, Wireless LAN
Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet IEEE 1284

Memory Capacity: Shared with Copier Memory

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

Utilities: Web SmartDeviceMonitor, SmartDeviceMonitor, Web Image Monitor V2, DeskTopBinder V2 Lite

Page Description Languages: Adobe PostScript3 (Optional)

Print Resolution: Up to 600 dpi (2400 x 600 dpi with smoothing)

Fonts for PCL 5e/6: 35 Intellifonts, 10 Truetype Fonts, 1 Bitmap, 13 International Fonts

Fonts for PS3: 136 PostScript Fonts

Standard Features: Watermarks, Sample/Locked/Hold/Stored Print, Encryption

Optional Features: PDF Direct Print

Scanner Specifications (Standard):
MP 4000/MP 5000 (SP & SPF)

Scanning Speed
BW: 50 ipm (@ 200 dpi)
FC: 29 ipm (@ 200 dpi)

Scanning Resolution: Up to 600 dpi

Grayscale: 256 levels

Scan Area: Up to 11" x 17"

Standard Interfaces: 10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet

Optional Interfaces: Wireless LAN, Gigabit Ethernet


Memory Capacity: Shared with Copier Memory

Standard Features: Embedded Scan-to-Email, HDD, Folder, URL

File Formats: Single Page and Multi-Page TIFF, & PDF, High Compression PDF, Single Page JPEG

Fax Specifications (Standard):
MP 4000/MP 5000 (SPF)

Circuit: PSTN, PBX

Compatibility: ITU-T G3

Resolution: 200 x 200/100 dpi (Standard)
400 x 400 dpi (Optional)

Compression Method: MH, MR, MMR, JBIG

Scanning Speed: .40 seconds (LEF)

Modem Speed: 33.6 Kbps with Auto Fallback

Transmission Speed
G3: 2 seconds per page (JBIG Compression)

Memory: 4 MB standard (320 pages)

Memory Backup: 1 hour

Auto Dials: 2,000

Group Dials: 100 (max. 500 numbers per group)

ID Code Programming: 4 digits

User Function Key: 3 keys

Standard Features: Dual Access, Image Rotation, LAN Fax Capability, Internet Faxing, IP Faxing, Fax Forwarding to E-mail/HDD/Folder

Optional Features: Simultaneous operation of up to 3 lines (G3x3)

Ricoh Web Site:

CONTACT: Russell Marchetta
Ricoh Americas Corporation
(973) 882-2075

Laura Bower
(212) 931-6127

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