September 28, 2007

Ricoh Americas Corporation Introduces the Aficio MP C2000

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today launched the Ricoh Aficio(R) MP C2000, a color multifunction product (MFP) that offers print, copy, scan and fax capabilities in a compact design. Joining the successful Aficio MP C2500/C3000/C3500/C4500 in the Ricoh color line-up, the MP C2000 combines economical, high-quality color, advanced scanning capabilities, flexible paper handling, and the latest security features, making it an ideal document management solution for any size organization.

Designed to manage the end-user's document workflow needs, the Aficio MP C2000 meets the demands of any business environment. With Full-Color and Black & White output speeds of 20 pages per minute (ppm), the Aficio MP C2000 can produce high-quality results in a short amount of time. Features such as the oversized, full-color LCD panel, Web Image Monitor and SmartDeviceMonitor make programming and monitoring a simple process for users.

Color documents produced by the Aficio MP C2000 surpass the standard for color quality in the office with Ricoh's patented PxP(TM) Toner technology. Additionally, the 3,200-sheet paper supply (with optional Large Capacity Tray) allows users to produce documents with multiple media types, weights and orientations. A variety of finishing features, including automatic stackless duplexing, 2/3 hole-punching, and the capability to create folded, saddle-stitch booklets, allows users to create customized, professional documents in-house, without the need to send these jobs to an outside vendor.

With the Aficio MP C2000, sharing information is simple. Ricoh Scan-to technology makes it easy to send all types of documents to any location -- instantly and securely. By combining electronic and hard-copy files, users can even create new documents from existing work even if the files are created in different applications and computer platforms. The built-in Document Server operates as an electronic repository for information, which is easily accessible for re-printing, re-faxing or editing. In addition, faxes can be sent directly from the PC and photos can be printed directly from a digital camera without the need for a computer.

Furthermore, Ricoh continues to make strides in providing the most current security features available to satisfy the all areas of document and network protection. There are several authentication methods built into the Aficio MP C2000 that control access to system functions and can restrict color usage. In addition, data and password encryption limit access to sensitive information and the optional DataOverwriteSecurity System protects information by automatically overwriting data on the hard drive after each copy, scan, fax and print job.

As with all Ricoh products, the Aficio MP C2000 is environmentally- friendly and meets ENERGY STAR guidelines by providing energy and supply- saving features including Color Quick Start-Up technology, power-saving sleep modes, duplex and combine copy modes, low noise levels and minimal ozone emissions.

The Aficio MP C2000 is available at a suggested retail price of $9,865 and the Aficio MP C2000SPF, which includes fax, is available for $10,988.

To learn more about Ricoh's full line of Aficio color products, please visit

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

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   Ricoh Aficio MP C2000 Series Specifications    General Specifications   Printing Process                   Dry Electrostatic Transfer with                                      Dual Component Development; 4-                                      Drum Method   Output Speed:                      20-ppm Black & White and Full-                                      Color   Multiple Copying                   Up to 999   Warm-up Time                       Less than 45 seconds   First Copy Time                    Black & White (LTR): 6.7 seconds                                      Full-color (LTR): 9.7 seconds   Scan/Copy/Print Resolution         600 x 600 dpi   Output Size                        11" x 17" max; Full bleed output                                      on 12" x 18"   Standard Paper Capacity            550 sheets x 2 trays plus 100-                                      sheet Bypass   Optional Paper Supplies            550 sheets x 2 trays Paper Bank                                      1,000 sheet x 2 trays Large                                      Capacity Tray (LCT)   Paper Sizes/Weights                16 to 57 lb. Bond (120 lb.                                      Index)- Standard Trays/Paper                                      Bank/Large Capacity Tray                                      16 to 67 lb. Bond (140 lb.                                      Index)- Bypass Tray                                      17 to 45 lb. Bond (90 lb.                                      Index)- Duplex Unit   Paper Type                         Plain paper, laser qualified                                      transparencies, labels and                                      envelopes   Duplexing                          Standard   Standard Output Tray Capacity      Up to 500 sheets   Memory                             1GB RAM standard/maximum                                      (shared)                                      40 GB Hard Disk Drive standard                                      (shared)   Dimensions (WxDxH)                 25.6" x 25.9" x 29.1" Standard                                      Configuration   Weight                             Less than 264.5 lb. (120 kg)                                      with ARDF   Reduction Ratios                   93%, 85%, 78%, 73%, 65%, 50%,                                      25%   Enlargement Ratios                 400%, 200%, 155%, 129%, 121%   Zoom                               25% to 400% in 1% increments    Printer Specifications   CPU                                RM7035C @ 600 MHz Embedded   Memory                             1GB RAM standard/maximum   (shared)                           (shared)                                      40 GB Hard Disk Drive standard                                      (shared)   Page Description Languages         Standard: PCL 5c, PCL 6, RPCS                                      Optional: Genuine Adobe                                      PostScript 3 with PDF Direct                                      Print   PCL Fonts                          35 Intellifonts, 10 TrueType                                      Fonts, 1 Bitmap   Print Resolution                   2400 dpi equivalent x 600 dpi                                      maximum   Standard Interfaces                10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet                                      USB 2.0   Optional Interfaces                IEEE 802.11b Wireless LAN                                      Interface Bluetooth Wireless                                      Interface                                      IEEE 1394 Interface                                      IEEE 1284 Parallel Interface                                      USB Host Interface (used with                                      Camera Direct Print Card option                                      for printing from PictBridge                                      enabled digital camera)    Scanner Specifications   Scanning Resolution                Monochrome mode: From 100 dpi to                                      600 dpi (1,200 dpi for TWAIN)                                      Full-color mode: From 100 dpi to                                      600 dpi Default Setting: 200 dpi   Scanning Speed                     Monochrome mode: 50 ipm                                      Full-color mode: Up to 50 ipm                                      (200 dpi via ARDF)   Scan Area                          11.7" (Main Scan)                                      17" (Sub Scan)   Scan Size                          Glass: 11" x 17", 8.5" x 14",                                      8.5" x 11"   Scan Mode:                         Standard: BW Text/Line Art, BW                                      Text, BW Text/Photo, BW Photo,                                      BW Grayscale, FC Photo, FC Text,                                      ACS   Compression Method                 Black & White: TIFF (MH, MR,                                      MMR)                                      Grayscale, Full-Color: JPEG   Scan to Modes Supported            Scan-to-Email (with LDAP                                      support), Scan-to-Folder                                      (SMB/FTB/NCP), Scan-to-URL,                                      Network TWAIN scanning    Fax Specifications   (Optional on MP C2000;   Standard on MP C2000 SPF)   Circuit                            PSTN, PBX   Compatibility                      ITU-T G3   Resolution                         200 x 100/200 dpi   Compression Method                 MH, MR, MMR, JBIG   Scanning Speed                     .56 Seconds   Modem Speed                        33.6 Kbps - 2,400 bps w/Auto                                      Fallback   Transmission Speed                 G3: 3 seconds/page (w/MMR)                                      G3: 2 seconds/page (w/JBIG)   Memory                             4 MB   Memory Backup                      1 hour   Quick Dials                        2,000   Group Dials                        100   ID Code Programming                4 Digits   User Function Key                  3 keys    CONTACT:  Russell Marchetta                        Laura Bower             Ricoh Americas Corporation               Peppercom             (973) 882-2075                           (212) 931-6127             [email protected]          [email protected]  

Ricoh Americas Corporation

CONTACT: Russell Marchetta of Ricoh Americas Corporation,+1-973-882-2075, [email protected]; Laura Bower of Peppercom forRicoh Americas Corporation, +1-212-931-6127, [email protected]

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