Ricoh Corporation Introduces Aficio MP 161/MP 161F/MP 161SPF

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Jan. 15 // -- Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today launched the Ricoh(R) Aficio(R) MP 161 digital copier, MP 161F digital copier and fax and MP 161SPF digital copier, fax, printer and network scanner. These digital imaging systems pack powerful capabilities into a compact design that address a wide array of document management needs including black and white copying, printing and faxing, full-color scanning, and advanced digital distribution. Ideal for small or large workgroups, the Aficio MP 161 Series is a sound investment that can help companies minimize document costs and increase productivity.

In today's fast-paced business world, it is critical to be able to communicate ideas and manage documents instantly. With standard duplexing, a print speed of 16 pages per minute, and Ricoh's Refined Print Command Stream (RPCS) print driver users create fast, one-click print functionality for even the most complex print jobs. PDF Direct Print helps eliminate network congestion by quickly printing PDF's without opening the application. With a 250-sheet standard paper tray, 100-sheet capacity Bypass Tray and an optional 500-sheet capacity paper tray, paper replenishment time is reduced, minimizing downtime and enhancing productivity. A legal-size platen expands the capability to copy, scan or fax large documents up to 8-1/2" x 14". An easy- to-use Control Panel provides quick access to all system capabilities.

"The MP 161 Series is a continuation of Ricoh's solid Aficio line of products," said Ron Potesky, vice president of Corporate Product Marketing, Ricoh Corporation. "These advanced digital imaging systems eliminate the need to purchase and maintain up to four separate office devices, allowing businesses to save significantly in regards to space, time and money."

The Aficio MP 161SPF comes equipped with advanced scanning and faxing capabilities standard. Color scanning gives users the power to immediately scan and send brochures, business cards, photos, or other important documents, maximizing the impact of communication. Scanned documents can be distributed in full-color directly to e-mail addresses through embedded Scan-to-Email or to network folders via Scan-to-Folder, enabling tight deadlines to be met and overnight delivery charges to be eliminated. LDAP support prevents misdials by calling up fax numbers and email addresses directly from the corporate address book. Phone costs can be reduced with Super G3 faxing, as users can send documents in as little as two seconds per page. Advanced fax features, such as LAN Fax, Internet Fax and IP Fax utilize the power of the Internet and networks to help lower costs.

Security is an essential component of the design of the Aficio MP 161 Series. Encrypted PDF transmission allows users to protect critical scanned documents. Additional security, including User Authentication, ensures overall document protection by verifying the user's identity before allowing system access. When faxing, document security can be improved by routing inbound faxes directly to designated e-mail addresses or network folders.

Whether an office or workgroup is comprised of stand-alone or networked PCs, the Aficio MP 161 Series includes all you need to connect. Users can connect directly to a stand-alone PC or to the network with either standard 10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet or USB 2.0 interfaces and can connect quickly to non-networked PCs using the optional IEEE 1284 parallel interface. In addition, users can conveniently access or change a single system's settings or view print job status from the desktop using Web Image Monitor and can send meter data automatically with Ricoh's @Remote Intelligent Management System.

Ricoh continues its long-standing commitment to developing office solutions with environmentally friendly and superior energy-saving features, and the MP 161 Series is no exception. This environmentally conscious series includes Quick Start-Up (QSU) Technology, Power-saving Sleep Mode, Duplex and Combine Copy Modes, and is Toner Recycling and Restriction of Hazardous Substances Compliant (RoHS), highlighting Ricoh's dedication to giving back to the user as well as the environment.

The suggested retail price of the Aficio MP 161 is $1,900, the MP 161F is $2,400 and the MP 161SPF is $2,600.

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.

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Ricoh Aficio MP 161/MP 161F/MP 161SPF

Engine/Copier Specifications

Configuration Console
Printing Process Laser Beam Scanning/Marking &
Electrophotographic Printing
Scanning Element Flatbed with CCD Array Image Sensor
Toner Dry, Dual Component
Standard/Maximum System Memory 16 MB/384 MB (MP 161)
(Shared) 128 MB/128 MB (MP 161F)
384 MB/384 MB (MP 161SPF)
First-Copy Speed 7.5 seconds or less
Warm-Up Time MP 161: Less than 10 seconds
MP 161F/MP 161SPF: Less than 30 seconds
Copy Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Grayscale 256 levels
Maximum Original Size Up to 8.5" x 14"
Copy Type Plain Paper, Envelopes, Transparencies
(through Bypass Tray)
Document Feeder Standard 50-sheet ARDF
Standard Paper Capacity 250 Sheets x 1 Tray and 100-sheet
Multi-Bypass Tray
Optional Paper Capacity 500 Sheets x 1 Tray
Dimensions (WxDxH) 19.09" x 17.72" x 19.33"
Paper Size 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 11" (Standard
5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 14" (Bypass Tray)
8.5" x 11" to 8.5" x 14" (Duplex Unit)
Paper Weight 16 to 24 lb. Bond (Standard Tray)
16 to 42 lb. Bond (Bypass Tray)
20 to 24 lb. Bond (Duplex Unit)

Printer Specifications

CPU RM5231A 400 MHz
Print Speed 16 ppm
Memory Capacity 384 MB Shared
Page Description Languages RPCS, PCL5e/6 standard; Adobe
PostScript 3 optional
Print Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Standard Interfaces 10BaseT/100BaseTX; USB 2.0
Network Operating Systems Windows 9x/2000/NT 4.0/Me/XP/Server
Optional Interfaces IEEE 1284, IEEE 802.1lb, Bluetooth
Utilities SmartDeviceMonitor; Web
SmartDeviceMonitor; Web Image Monitor;
DeskTopBinder V5 Lite

Scanner Specifications

Scanner Resolution 600 dpi
Scanning Speed Embedded Scan-to-Email: 22 ipm @ 200
dpi B/W
9 ipm @ 200 dpi Color
Scan Area 8.5"/216 mm (Main)
14.02"/356 mm (Sub)
Grayscale 256 Levels
Scan Mode Black & White; Text, Text/Line Art,
Text/Photo, Photo, Grayscale
Color: Full Color, Text/Photo, Glossy
Standard Interfaces 10Base-T/100Base-TX
Optional Interfaces IEEE 802.11b
Memory Capacity 384 MB Shared
File Formats Single Page TIFF, PDF, JPEG
Multi Page TIFF, PDF
Standard Features Duplex Scanning, Embedded Scan-to-

Facsimile Specifications

Compatibility ITU-T G3
Circuit PSTN, PBX
Resolution 200x100/200/400 dpi
Modem Speed 33.6Kbps with Auto Fallback
Transmission Speed 2 seconds (JBIG)
Compression Method MH, MR, MMR, JBIG
Scan Speed 2 seconds (SEF)
Memory 4MB (approximately 320 pages)
Memory Backup 12 Hours
Standard Features Dual Access, 12 Hour Backup, Serial

Source: Ricoh Corporation

CONTACT: Russell Marchetta of Ricoh Corporation, +1-973-882-2075,

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