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Ricoh Aficio MP C3000 Receives 'Five Star' Rating from BERTL


Ricoh Multifunction Device Recognized for Raising Industry Standard

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., July 25 /- Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, announced today that BERTL(TM) awarded the Ricoh® Aficio® MP C3000 its Five Star, exceptional rating. This new color Multifunction Product (MFP) achieved the highest possible rating from BERTL for its ability to deliver quality, business-critical operations while maintaining exceptional ease of use.

"Ricoh is honored to receive the highest rating - five stars - from BERTL for the Aficio MP C3000," said Hugh Urabe, senior vice president, corporate marketing, Ricoh Corporation. "Only a select few products received this honor, and being acknowledged for developing an MFP that achieves a new level in design in our industry is a testament to Ricoh's advanced product development and our commitment to providing customers with the best solutions."

With maximum print speeds of 30 pages per minute (ppm) at 600 dpi for both color and black and white prints, the Aficio MP C3000 features outstanding image quality with superior 1,500 sheet output capacity. Additionally, this device offers a large, full-color touch screen helping to further maximize productivity and output.

The Aficio MP C3000 provides a broad range of security features, necessary in this age of security breaches and information theft. User authentication, optional hard drive overwrite, and unauthorized copy mode all work to ensure that only those who should be seeing documents and information are able to.

"The Ricoh Aficio MP C3000 shows no obvious areas of weakness and has truly raised the bar for other color MFPs in its class," said David Sweetnam, vice president, research and content development, BERTL. "With such a broad range of capabilities and efficient user interface, Ricoh seems to have addressed virtually all of the hot topics surrounding office MFP purchasing."

To learn more about Ricoh's full line of products, please visit http://www.ricoh-usa.com/.

About BERTL

BERTL® is the premier source for objective, independent product- evaluation reports and comparative analyses on digital imaging devices and software. BERTL's evaluation reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product ratings are undertaken entirely at BERTL's expense for the benefit of its international subscriber base. At all times, BERTL's primary focus is the end user. BERTL publishes the world's largest library of evaluation reports on copiers, printers, MFPs, fax machines and color production devices. The reports are available in a range of specialized subscription services: Color at Work®, LabCheck® and Imaging at Work®. Also available is the DataCheck® service, a database of more than 4,000 products covering all major manufacturers. To learn more about BERTL, visit www.bertl.com/ or telephone 732-761-2311.

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/.

Source: Ricoh Corporation

CONTACT: Russell Marchetta of Ricoh Corporation, +1-973-882-2075, russell.marchetta@ricoh-usa.com; or Laura Bower of Peppercom, +1-212-931-6127, lbower@peppercom.com

Web site: http://www.ricoh-usa.com/
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