Ricoh Launches New Color MFP
January 20, 2009 Alex Woodie
Ricoh Americas yesterday unveiled the Aficio MP C2030, a new color multifunction printer (MFP) that offers the higher end features found in other Ricoh MFPs, but, at $5,500, not the price, the company says.
The new MP 2030 is built off the same MP C2050/C2550 platform that was released in December 2008. The laser printer can print, scan, copy, and fax, in black and white or color. Its black and white printing speed is 20 pages per minute at 600 dots per inch (DPI), a respectable speed for a workhorse office printer. Yet when called upon, it can also deliver color documents, as well.
The new MFP supports PCL and Refined Printing Command Stream (RPCS), Ricoh’s proprietary print protocol. It works with multiple operating systems, including Windows and i5/OS (via Host Print Transform). It can support multiple locations, and offers a Web-based admin interface.
Standard TWAIN scanning, Super G3 faxing, LAN faxing, and network printing (for Windows environments) round out its multifunction capabilities. Standard duplex printing gives it an edge environmentally.
A standard 50-page auto document feeder comes with the MP 2030. It can hold a maximum of 1,600 pieces of paper when fully outfitted with optional paper trays. It prints on paper up to 12 by 18 inches, while scanning is limited to 11 by 17 inches at 1,200 DPI. For more information, visit www.ricoh-usa.com.