Digital Imaging Systems suit high-volume environments.

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Incorporating copy, scan, print, and document storage capabilities, Aficio MP 5500/MP 6500/MP 7500 Series offers print speeds of 55, 65, and 75 ppm, respectively. Standard 4,300-sheet paper supply keeps production moving without interruption, while automatic document feeder facilitates copying of large documents. Confidential information can be safeguarded with Unauthorized Copy Control feature that protects sensitive documents with embedded message that appears if document is copied.



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Ricoh Corporation Introduces the Aficio MP 5500, Aficio MP 6500, and the Aficio MP 7500 Series



LAS VEGAS, June 6 / -- Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Ricoh Aficio(R) MP 5500, Aficio MP 6500 and the Aficio MP 7500 Series Digital Imaging Systems. These advanced multifunction products incorporate state-of-the-art copy, scan, print, and document storage capabilities as well as unparalleled technology and security features. Ideal for mid to high-volume environments, the Aficio MP 5500/MP 6500/MP 7500 Series provides fast print speeds, superior control and easy-to-use features that help make operation second nature, saving users time and money.

Understanding the evolving nature of today's business world, Ricoh develops products that enable organizations to embrace new technologies, meet the demands of the changing marketplace and stay in front of the competition. With print speeds of 55 pages per minute (ppm), 65 ppm and 75 ppm, respectively, the Aficio MP 5500/MP 6500/MP 7500 Series provides users with professional, high-quality, black and white prints. A standard 4,300-sheet paper supply keeps production moving without interruption and an automatic document feeder makes copying large documents a seamless process.

Ricoh also makes advanced functions simple with a user-friendly display. The Aficio MP 5500/MP 6500/MP 7500 Series incorporates an easy-to-read display panel, with larger, brighter type that allows job parameters to be quickly selected, shortcut buttons that cut through the standard menu pages to get users started and finished faster and a Refined Print Command Stream (RPCS) that allows users to program a particular job process into a single icon in the driver. In addition, the Aficio MP 5500/MP 6500/MP 7500 Series enables users to create professional documents effortlessly with advanced finishing options such as a cover interposer, a 100-sheet staple finisher, a booklet finisher, a Z-fold unit that cuts down over-sized documents to a more convenient size, and a two or three-hole punch unit.

Security is a critical concern for organizations and Ricoh's solutions adhere to the philosophy that security can never be left to chance. The Aficio MP 5500/MP 6500/MP 7500 Series was designed to safeguard information at every point in the printing, transmission and distribution process. Latent images on the internal hard drive are removed through the optional DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS), while confidential information can be safeguarded with the Unauthorized Copy Control feature that protects sensitive documents with an embedded message that appears if a document is copied. Additionally, passwords can be assigned to PDFs that only intended recipients would have access to and up to 500 user codes can be assigned to employees or departments to prevent unauthorized usage of the systems.

Aligning with Ricoh's dedicated environmental principles, the Aficio MP 5500/MP 6500/MP 7500 Series is ENERGY STAR(R) qualified and incorporates superior energy and supply-saving features including Quick Start-up (QSU) technology, power-saving sleep modes, toner recycling, low noise levels and minimal ozone emissions.

The Aficio MP 5500 is available at a suggested retail price of $17,000, the Aficio MP 6500 is available for $21,500 and the Aficio MP 7500 retails for $28,000.

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 2005 sales in excess of $17 billion, a 5.6 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 2005, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $3 billion, an increase of 8.1 percent over the previous year.

Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.ricoh-usa.com/.

All referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective companies.

Ricoh Aficio MP 5500/MP 5600/MP 7500 Series Specifications

General Specifications
Configuration Console
Memory Basic Models: 256 MB RAM
std/512 MB RAM max
S/P Models: 512 MB std/max
HDD 80GB
First Copy Time Aficio MP 5500: 4.2 seconds
Aficio MP 6500/7500: 3.5
seconds
Warm Up Time 30 seconds from power off
Copy Speed 55/65/75 copies/minute
multiple sets (Letter LEF)
Original Type Book/Sheet/Object
Original Size 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 - 11" x 17"
(12" x 18" via bypass)
Copy Resolution True 1200 x 1200 dpi
Grayscale 256 levels
Zoom 25%-400% in 1% increments
Paper Feed (Standard) Tray 1: 1,550 sheets x 2
(tandem)=3,100 (Letter); Tray
2 & 3 (550 sheets each (user
adjustable)
Paper Feed (Bypass) 100 sheets
Paper Feed (Total Standard/Max) 4,300/8,300 sheets
Paper Weight Trays 1-3: 14 lb. -34 lb.
bond; Bypass (Thick Paper Mode):
14 lb. bond- 110 lb. index
Quantity Indicator 1-999
Power Source 120V/60Hz/20A
Dimensions (WxDxH) 27.2"x31.1"x45.9"
Weight 454 lbs.

Print Controller
Specifications
Print Speed Aficio MP 5500: 55 prints/minute
Aficio MM 6500: 65 prints/minute
Aficio MP 7500: 75 prints/minute
CPU Intel Celeron LV 866 MHz
Host Interface Standard: 10/100Base-T
Ethernet, USB 2.0
Network Protocol TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, SMB,
AppleTalk
Memory Capacity 512 MB DDR-SDRAM (Basic
models: 256 MB standard + 256
MB with S/P Kit; S/P models:
512 MB std/max)
PDL Standard: RPCS, PCL 5e, PCL6
Optional: Adobe PostScript 3
Print Resolution PCL5e: 300/600 dpi
PCL6: 600/1200 dpi
PCL3: 600/1200 dpi
RPCS 300/600/1200 dpi

Scanner Specifications
Scan Speed 75 sides/minute (200 dpi)
Optical Resolution 100 dpi-600 dpi (100-1,200
dpi with TWAIN)
Output Format PDF, TIFF, JPEG
Interface Support Standard: 10/100Base-T
Ethernet; Optional IEEE
802.11b, IEEE 1394, 1000Base-T
Ethernet
Bundled Drivers Network TWAIN
Scan-to-Email Yes (up to 500 addresses per
send)
LDAP Support Yes (Version 3)
Max Stored Destination Addresses 2,000
Authentication SMTP/POP before SMTP
Scan-to-Folder Yes (up to 50 folders per job)
Protocol Support SMB, FTP, NCP


CONTACT: Russell Marchetta of Ricoh Corporation, +1-973-882-2075, russell.marchetta@ricoh-usa.com

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