Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ricoh MP C300 and MP C400 "Spec Review" II

More info on the new Ricoh A4 color laser MFPs, the Aficio MP C300 and MP C400 offering:

o While are A4 (meaning letter/legal size paper only), the main engine is so large, apparently it is designed to be a floor standing unit only

 base engine weighs 176 pounds

 base engine is 22”W x 22”D x 28”H

 platen glass is for letter size originals only (can not place legal size originals on the platen glass)

o 30ppm and 40ppm top speeds respectively

o Are based on the current engines from Aficio SP C430DN/431DN color printers

o Maximum recommended volume of 15K/month and 25K/month

 Anticipated average monthly volume is 4K/mo on C300 and 6.5K/mo on C400

 Expected color usage of 25%

o Document feeder comes standard:

 Top scan speed of 30opm at 200dpi setting

 Holds up to 50 originals (does not scan both sides of original at same time)

o 8.5” color touch screen LCD display that tilts up and down w/thumbnail preview

o 600x600dpi as copier and 1200x1200dpi as printer (1, 2 or 4 bits per pixel)

 Choosing higher bit depth causes print speed to slow down 50%

o Comes standard with single 550 sheet paper drawer and 100 sheet stack bypass

 Maximum paper capacity with options of 2,300 sheets

 Can handle up to 256gsm

 Auto duplex standard up to 163gsm

 Second 550 sheet drawer is $660

 Dual 550 sheet drawer unit is $1240

 Drawers have “gentle auto close” feature, where a motor helps pull drawer back in (more parts to break?)

o Uses Ricoh PxP polymerized toner w/4 tandem OPC drum design

 Black toner yield of 8300 pages based on 5% fill per page

 Color toners have yield of 10,000 pages based on 5% fill per page

o 50 second warm up time with 15 second first color copy out time

o $ 930 Optional fax board (up to 400dpi with $195 optional RAM)

o Optional copy data security kit for $710

o Optional proximity card reader for $299

o Output options include:

 50 sheet side exit tray $220

 Optional 100 sheet internal one bin tray $320

 Internal 50 sheet stapling finisher $500

o Built-in GW (Grand Works) print controller: (actual maker unknown, most likely Oak Tech)

 1.5GB RAM and 160GB hard drive come standard

• If user wants to store documents on hard drive must buy the $605 optional file format converter kit

• Comes standard with data security, but if end user demands Common Criteria certification, this costs an extra $390

 Intel Celeron 1GHz processor

 XPS, PCL and PostScript print drivers standard

 USB & 10/100BaseT ports standard

 Optional 1000BaseT gigabit Ethernet for $460

 Scan to and print from USB thumb drive or SD digital camera memory card

 Scan to email/FTP/SMB/URL/NCP/TWAIN/LDAP/folder

• Optional web browser

 ESA (embedded software architecture) for optional embedded software (uses UNIX and JAVA operating systems)

-=Good Selling=-

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