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Wide format Aficio® Models MP W2400/MP W3600 electro-photograph printers enable users to edit documents or stamp them with the dates, page numbers, or other data. Equipped with 80 GB Document Server, products offer temporary storage for copies, prints or scans, and users can view, manage, distribute, or reprint stored documents directly from their PC or at system control panel. Various controller and scanner options are offered.

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Ricoh Americas Corporation Launches the Aficio MP W2400/MP W3600

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., July 25 -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today launched the Ricoh Aficio® MP W2400 and Ricoh Aficio MP W3600 wide format products. The new Aficio MP W2400/MP W3600 allow users to securely print, copy, scan, distribute and archive documents all from a compact unit.

The Ricoh Aficio MP W2400/MP W3600 products bring high quality production in-house, producing crisp, clear black & white documents at 600 dpi resolution. Print copies are produced and distributed quickly with the quality of an original. By simply selecting the type of original document (text/photo, drawing or special), the Ricoh MP W2400/MP W3600 will automatically adjust to produce sharp, clear reproductions. Users can also increase copy/scan/print productivity by editing documents or stamping them with the dates, page numbers or other data prior to filing or retrieving documents for reprinting. Additionally, handling awkward wide format documents is simple with multiple input and output choices, and changing the paper is a snap thanks to the front-loading paper roll trays and flanges, and optional paper cassette tray. Equipped with an 80 Gb Document Server, the Aficio MP W2400/MP W3600 products also offer temporary storage for copies, prints or scans. Users can view, manage, distribute or reprint stored documents directly from their PC or at the system control panel.

To expand printing capabilities, the Ricoh Aficio MP W2400/MP W3600 products have the choice of two controller options to meet the specific needs of businesses. The Embedded Printer Controller option maintains a small, single footprint and easily handles the most common file formats making it a simple solution for smaller architectural or engineering firms and workgroups. Simple, intuitive web printing allows users to combine documents with supported file formats to batch print a single project job document. Extensive security levels, Windows, Postscript and HDI drivers make this a simple, fast, and comprehensive printing solution. The External RW-3600 Printer Controller is another option that operates with maximum speed, advanced capabilities and the flexibility to print directly from CAD, Windows, Mac, Unix, and AS/400 operating systems making it an ideal network solution.

In order to provide excellent productive and efficient scanning options, the Ricoh Aficio MP W2400/MP W3600 also offers two scanner options. The embedded scanner with GW architecture allows the user to preview images up to 12x18 in. prior to transmission. In addition, it features four different scanning tasks. Scan-to-Email eliminates postage and overnight costs by instantly emailing documents anywhere across the world. Scan-to-Folder converts paper copies to electronic files and stores them anywhere on the network saving space and time. Furthermore, Scan-to-FTP sends large files quickly by bypassing the mail server, while Scan-to-URL reduces network congestion by sending a URL or NCP link instead of sending an entire file.

The second option is the RW-3600 Controller with Scan Option, which allows users to instantly view full images for editing and merging, as well as the "drag and drop" feature that enables the addition of documents to job sets anywhere in the directory. The RW-3600 Controller Scan Option can also capture metadata at the time of scanning for easy archiving and retrieval and scans to multi and single-page documents in a number of raster file formats as well as PDF's.

"With the Aficio MP 2400/MP 3600, Ricoh brings wide format document production to the small office environment," said Ron Potesky, vice president, Corporate Product Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "These wide format multifunction products provide all the functions found in large production houses combined into a single compact unit. Printing, copying and scanning can now all be done securely from one's own office, significantly saving users time and money."

More information on the Ricoh Aficio MP W2400/MP W3600 wide format products can be found at

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's line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators, production printing products 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 Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. For fiscal year 2006, Ricoh Americas Corporation sales exceeded $3.3 billion, an increase of 7.4 percent over the previous year.

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

Ricoh Aficio MP W2400/MP W3600 Wide Format Products Specifications

  General Specifications

Printing Process Electro-photographic printing

Copying Speed: MP W2400:
4 cpm; 2.36 ips (D-Size)
MP W3600:
6 cpm; 3.14 ips (D-Size)

Warm-up Time Less than 120 seconds

First Copy Time 34 seconds

Copy/Print/Scan Resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi

Original /Copy Size Maximum: 36" x 590" (49ft)
Minimum: 8.5" x 8.5"
36" x 78" bypass

Multiple Copies 1 to 99 (ten key input)

Paper Source 1 or 2 roll paper cassette
drawer (optional
Paper cassette tray

Standard Hard Drive 80 GB

Standard Memory 1 GB (Shared with

Dimensions (WxDxH) 42.5" x 25" x 22"

Weight 235 lbs

Power Source 120 V 15 A 60Hz

Power Consumption 1,440 Watts maximum

Embedded Printer Controller
Print Speed MP W2400:
2ppm E-size SEF
4ppm D-size LEF
MP W3600:
3ppm E-size SEF
6ppm D-size LEF

Print Resolution Up to 600 dpi

HDD 80GB (shared with
Copy/Scanner applications)

Supported Drivers RPCS, PS3 Emulation, HDI

Supported File Formats HP-GL 1/2, HP-RTL, TIFF,

Network Protocol TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk

RW-3600 Printer Controller

PC Server Requirements External PC Server

PC Requirements Operating Windows 2000 Professional
System SP4, Windows XP Professional
SP2 or Windows Vista

PCI Interface Slot 2.0 or higher x 1 with 3.3 V
or 5 V auto adaptive, maximum
load 5A

RAM Memory Minimum 2GB for 49'
19.68' or less: Minimum

Hard Drive 20GB free space

Print Controller Speed MP W2400:
2ppm @ A0/E size SEF
4ppm @ A1/D size LEF
MP W3600:
3ppm @ A0/E size SEF
6ppm @ A1/E size LEF

File Formats HP-GL, HP-GL2, HP-RTL, TIFF
Calcomp906/907, WMF, BMP,

Embedded Scanning (Option)

Scanning Speed MP W2400:
2 spm E-size 2.36 ips
4 spm D-size 2.36 ips
MP W3600:
3 spm E-size 3.14 ips
6 spm D-size 3.14 ips

Scanner Resolution Up to 600 dpi

Scan File Size Email: 128-102, 400KB
(Document Size same as Email & Folder: Up to 2000MB

Scanning Features Same as for copier plus Scan-
to-Email, Scan-to-Folder,
Scan-to-URL, Scan-to-NCP,
Twain Scanning

File Formats TIFF, PDF and JPEG

RW-3600 Scanning (Option)

Maximum Continuous Scan Speed MP W2400: 6spm D-size LEF
MP W3600: 6spm D-size LEF

Resolution 150-600 dpi

Scan Size 8.26" x 11.6"
36" x 11.9'
36" x 19.2' with SP setting
36" x 49.2' with SP setting

Scanning Features Scan to Email, Folder, SMB,
FTP, NCP, Integrated Editor,

File Format TIFF (single/multi-page,
uncompressed/G3/G4), T6X,

Scanner Software SCANTOOL

Source: Ricoh Americas Corporation CONTACT: Russell Marchetta of Ricoh Americas Corporation, +1-973-882-2075,; or Andrew Stein of
Peppercom, +1-212-931-6190,, for Ricoh Americas Corporation Web site:

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