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RICOH MP C401 Color Laser Multifunction Printer - 416969

MP C401

Color Laser Multifunction Printer

Multifunction power plus brilliant color

  •   Prints up to 42 ppm, copy, scan, fax
  •   1200x1200 dpi max print resolution
  •   Paper capacity up to 2,300 pages
  •   Standard 100-sheet bypass tray for envelopes and heavier stocks
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Fast affordable color printing starts here

Realize your team's full potential with the power of color. The RICOH MP C401 Color Laser Multifunction Printer (MFP) simplifies everyday tasks by combining fast color output, advanced scanning and optional faxing to help you share and deliver information. Output brilliant color prints at 42 pages per minute (ppm) on a wide range of media types to keep your projects moving at full speed, and do it in colorful fashion.

Print and scan more in less time

Need to capture and share documents quickly? Quickly turn hard copies into digital files and expedite multi-page scans of one- and two-sided originals via the 50-Sheet Automatic Reversing Document Feeder . Speed through print jobs while reducing overall paper use with automatic duplexing. Draw from the 650-sheet standard paper capacity, including a 100-sheet bypass tray that can accommodate envelopes and heavier paper stocks.

Increase supply without increasing footprint

Have a big job? Expand your paper capacity to 2,300 sheets by adding up to three optional 550-sheet-paper trays, for fewer workflow interruptions - without adding to the MFP's footprint. You'll reduce trips to replenish paper, and can set each paper source to supply different paper types and sizes to accommodate all of your commonly used stocks.

Stay organized on the fly

Use the 500-sheet exit tray to keep your output well-organized and easily accessible. Want to keep specific output like faxes or special print tasks separate? Add the one-bin tray as a separate destination for those jobs, making it simple to retrieve the right documents when you need them.

Mobile connectivity keeps you engaged on the go

Accomplish more from afar with the multifunction MP C401's embedded web browser option. With it, save to and share information with the Ricoh Integrated Cloud Environment, directly from the multifunction device control panel. Also, take advantage of incredible mobile convenience with the Ricoh SmartDevice Print & Scan app, which lets you print from, or scan to, your smartphone or mobile device - without special drivers.

Do more, use less

Tackle your document tasks without compromising your eco-friendly commitment. Program the MP C401 all-in-one printer to automatically shut down, or power up, to conserve energy. Reduce paper use with standard duplexing, as well as reminders from the embedded Eco-Friendly Indicator Screen. You can also set quotas for individuals or groups to reduce unnecessary printing. Plus, the energy-efficient MP C401 printer has an EPEAT®* Gold rating, is ENERGY STAR® certified , and features a low Typical Electricity Consumption value. And whenever you need it, our consumable and product recycling programs make it easy to recycle.

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Engine/General Specifications



Scanning Element

Full Color One Dimensional Solid Scanning via CCD

Printing Process

Dry Electrostatic Transfer with Dual Component Magnetic Brush Development; 4-Drum Method

Control Panel

10.1" Smart Operation Panel

Color / Black & White


Output Speed Copy/Print

42 ppm

First Page Out Time

6.7 seconds (B&W);
8.3 seconds (Color)

Warm-Up Time

45 seconds with Standard Operation Panel
55 seconds with Smart Operation Panel

Recovery Time From Sleep Mode

4.6 seconds


600 dpi

System Memory

2 GB RAM + 320 GB Hard Disk Drive

Maximum Copy Quantity

Up to 999 copies


Automatic (Standard)

Document Feeder Type

Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF)
Original Capacity: 50 sheets
Paper Size: 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 14" (A5 - A4)
Custom: Up to 49.6" (1260 mm); Simplex only for Banners
Paper Weight (simplex): 14 to 34 lb. Bond (52 - 128 g/m2)
Paper Weight (duplex): 17 to 28 lb Bond (60 - 105 g/m2)

Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF)


Document Feeder Paper Weight

Paper Weight (simplex): 14 to 34 lb. Bond (52 – 128 g/m2)
Paper Weight (duplex): 17 to 28 lb Bond (60 - 105 g/m2)

Document Feeder Capacity

Standard: 1 x 550 sheets + 100-Sheet Bypass Tray
Maximum: 2,300 sheets

Preset Reduction and Enlargement Ratios

155%, 129%, 93%, 78%, 65%

Zoom Range

25% to 400% in 1% increments (Platen)
25% to 200% in 1% increments (ARDF)

Exposure Glass Size

8.5" x 11" (216 x 297 mm)

Maximum Original Size

8.5" x 11" (216 x 297 mm)

Supported Paper Sizes

Standard Paper Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 11" (A6 – A4)\Bypass Tray: 2.76" x 5.0" to 8.5" x 23.6" (70 x 127 mm to 216 x 600 mm)

Supported Paper Weights

Standard Tray: 14 – 58 lb. Bond/120 lb. Index (52 – 220 g/m2)
Bypass Tray: 14 – 68 lb. Bond/140 lb. Index (52 – 256 g/m2)
Duplex Unit 16 – 43 lb. Bond/90 lb. Index (60 – 163 g/m2)

Supported Paper Types

Plain Paper, Special Paper, Thick Paper, Thin Paper, Coated, High-Gloss Coated, Water-Resistant Paper, Labels, Envelopes, Letterhead, Color Paper, Preprinted, OHP*

Standard Paper Capacity

Standard: 1 x 550 sheets + 100-Sheet Bypass Tray

Maximum Paper Capacity

Maximum: 2,300 sheets

Standard Output Capacity

500 sheets

Maximum Monthly Volume


Power Source

120 - 127V/60Hz/12A

Typical Electricity Consumption TEC

3.776 kWh/Week, 3.810 kWh/Week with Smart Operation Panel

Power Consumption

Less than 1.6 KW (Full System)

Dimensions W x D x H

21.7" x 22.4" x 28" (550 x 570 x 710 mm) (including ARDF and Operation Panel)


<176.3 lbs (80kg)


*Bypass Tray Only

Printer Specifications

Processor Speed

Intel Celeron U3405 (1GHz)

Hard Disk Drive

320 GB


1000Base-T/100Base-TX/10Base-T Ethernet, USB2.0 Type A (2 Ports), USB2.0 Type B & SD Slot on Operation Panel

Network Protocol

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), Bonjour

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Server 2003/R2/ Systems Server 2008/R2/Server 2012/R2, Mac OSX10.6 or later, Citrix MetaFrame/Presentation Server/XenApp 5.0, 6.0, 6.5, UNIX Filter for Sun Solaris, HP-UX, SCO OpenServer, RedHat Linux, IBM AIX, SAP R/3

Device Management Utilities

Device Manager NX Lite and Accounting, Device Manager NX Pro and Enterprise, Web SmartDeviceMonitor, Web Image Monitor, @Remote Enterprise Pro

Printer Languages

Standard PCL5c, PCL6, PS3, XPS and Universal Driver (via download)

Font Support

Fonts for PCL: 45 Intellifonts, 13 International Fonts
Fonts for PS3: 136 Roman

Print Resolution

600 x 600 dpi (PCL5c, XPS);
1200 x 1200 dpi (PCL6, PS3)

Other Print Features

Black Over Print, Classification Code, CLP Simulation, PDF Direct Print, Sample/Hold/Stored and Locked Print, WSD Printer

Security Features

DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS), Classification Codes, 802.1.x Wired Authentication, DataOverwriteSecurity Unit (DOSS), Encryption (Address Book, Authentication Password, HDD, PDF, SSH, SSL Communication, S/MIME, IPsec Communication), IP Filtering, Locked Print, Network Protocol On/Off, Quota Setting/Account Limits, SNMP v3 Support, User Authentication (Windows/LDAP with Kerberos; Basic and User Codes), Wireless Protected Setup


*Bypass Tray only.
**Typical Electricity Consumption by ENERGY STAR® Program.

Scanner Specifications

Scan Speed B&W and Full Color

35 ipm (B&W and F/C @ 200/300 dpi via ARDF)

Scanning Resolution

100/200/300/400/600 dpi (200 dpi default)

Scan Area

Main Scan: 8.5" (216 mm)Sub Scan: 11.7" (297 mm)

Standard Interfaces

1000Base-T/100Base-TX/10Base-T Ethernet, USB2.0 Type A (2 Ports), USB2.0 Type B & SD Slot on Operation Panel

Optional Interfaces

IEEE 802.11a/g/n Wireless

File Formats

Single/Multi Page TIFF, PDF and PDF/A, High Compression PDF, Single Page JPEG

Scan Modes

BW Text/Line Art, Text, Text/Photo, Photo, Grayscale; Color Text/Photo, Gloss Photo

Scan-to Modes

Scan-to Modes Scan-to-Email (with LDAP support);
Supported Scan-to-Folder (SMB/FTP);
Scan-to-URL; Network TWAIN Scanning;
Scan-to-Media (USB/SD); WSD Scanner

Document Server Specifications


76 GB (shared with other functions)

Maximum Stored Documents

3,000 documents

Maximum Pages/Document

2,000 pages (per document)
9,000 pages (all stored documents)

Maximum Page Capacity

9,000 pages (all stored documents)

Fax Specifications





Fax Resolution

200 x 100 dpi, 200 x 200 dpi, 400 x 400 dpi (with optional SAF memory)

Compression Method


Scanning Speed

Up to 33 spm (Letter/A4)

Modem Speed

33.6K - 2,400 bps w/Auto Fallback

Transmission Speed

G3: Approx. 2 seconds/page (w/JBIG compression)
G3: Approx. 3 seconds/page (w/MMR compression)

SAF Memory

4MB (approx. 320 pages);
Maximum 28MB (approx. 2,240 pages)


4 MB (approx. 320 pages)

Max Auto Dials


Group Dials

100 Group Dials (500 locations each)

Additional Modes

Internet Fax (T.37), IP Fax (T.38), LAN Fax, Fax Forward to E-mail/Folder, LDAP Support

Fax Features

Detection of Misplaced Documents, Double Check Destination, Fax Output Timer

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