Ricoh Americas Corporation Unveils The Aficio MP 6000 / MP 7000 / MP 8000 Series

West Caldwell, NJ, April 10, 2008 – Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today launched the Ricoh® AficioÒ MP 6000/ MP 7000/ MP 8000 Series.  These monochrome systems incorporate state-of-the-art copy, usability features, and quick print capabilities as well as advanced technology and security features.  Ideal for mid- to high-volume environments, the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series provides fast print speeds, superior control and easy-to-use features to help users save time and money.

The Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series replaces the Aficio MP 5500/MP 6500/MP 7500 Series.  To meet the changing needs of the marketplace, Ricoh upgraded the Aficio MP 5500/MP 6500/MP 7500 Series and increased its print speeds to offer users more efficient and productive copiers at an aggressive price point.  With speeds of 60 pages per minute (ppm), 70 ppm and 80 ppm, respectively, the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series provides users with professional, high-quality, black and white prints.  In addition, quick warm-up times and a single-pass duplexing document feeder that scans up to 75 originals per-minute help accelerate workflow in fast-paced work environments.  Users can also benefit from comprehensive faxing capabilities with the optional facsimile hardware.



Ricoh also makes advanced functions simple with a user-friendly display.  The Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series incorporates an easy-to-read touch-screen control panel.  Large, bright type and shortcut buttons allow jobs to be quickly selected, cutting through the standard menu pages to get users started and finished faster.  The operation panel can be customized using the Java-compatible (J2ME) software development program so the system aligns with unique business needs.  In addition, the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series enables users to create professional documents effortlessly with advanced external finishing options such as a cover interposer, a 100-sheet stapling finisher, the Ricoh BK5010 Production Booklet Maker, and a Z-fold unit that cuts down over-sized documents to a more convenient size.  Also available are two or three-hole punch units and a more advanced system that uses the in-line GBC III StreamPunch unit with interchangeable die set to accommodate nine types of hole punching.

The Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series is also compatible with the new software solutions that Ricoh debuted at AIIM/On Demand in March 2008, including eCopy ShareScan Suite document scanning and security solutions for a variety of workgroup sizes, Print Director Assessment and Cost Recovery software solutions, and Ricoh Dataworks3 middleware solution designed to enhance variable data printing (VDP).

Maintaining document security is essential in today’s business environment, so Ricoh equipped the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 with reliable and effective security solutions to protect information from print to transmission to distribution.  Latent images on the internal hard drive are removed through the optional DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS), while confidential information can be safeguarded with the Unauthorized Copy Control feature that protects sensitive documents with an embedded message that appears if a document is copied.  Users can ensure confidentiality with Locked Print, which releases files for output only after the correct password is entered.  Additionally, passwords can be assigned to PDFs that only intended recipients would have access to and up to 500 user codes can be assigned to employees or departments to prevent unauthorized usage of the systems.

Ricoh’s continued dedication developing environmentally friendly products shines through in the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series.  These systems are ENERGY STAR® qualified and incorporate superior energy and supply-saving features including Quick Start-Up (QSU) technology, power-saving sleep modes, toner recycling, low noise levels and minimal ozone emissions. The products are also Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant.

The Aficio MP 6000 is available at a suggested retail price of $17,000, the Aficio MP 7000 is available for $21,500, and the Aficio MP 8000 retails for $28,000. 

In addition, the Series is available in a multifunction configuration (the Aficio MP 6000 SP/MP 7000 SP/MP 8000 SP Series) that incorporates printing and scanning capabilities to provide even more versatility.  The Aficio MP 6000 SP retails for $20,300, the Aficio MP 7000 SP has a suggested retail price of $24,800, and the Aficio MP 8000 SP is available for $31,300. 

For more information on Ricoh’s full line of products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.  

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-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 Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com.

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Ricoh Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series Specifications

General Specifications

Memory

Basic Models: 256 MB RAM std/512 MB RAM max

S/P Models: 512 MB std/max

HDD

80GB

First Copy Time

Aficio MP 6000: 4.2 seconds

Aficio MP 7000/8000: 3.5 seconds

Warm Up Time

Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000: 30 seconds from power off

Aficio MP 8000: 60 seconds from power off

Copy Speed

60/70/80 copies/minute multiple sets (Letter LEF)

Original Size

5 ½” x 8 ½” - 11” x 17”

Copy Resolution

True 1200 x 1200 dpi

Grayscale

256 levels

Zoom

25%-400% in 1% increments

Paper Feed (Standard)

Tray 1: 1,550 sheets x 2 (tandem)=3,100 (Letter); Tray 2 & 3: 550 sheets each (user adjustable)

Paper Feed (Bypass)

100 sheets

Paper Feed (Total Standard/Max)

4,300/8,300 sheets

Paper Weight

Trays 1-3: 14 lb. -34 lb. bond; Bypass (Thick Paper Mode): 14 lb. bond- 110 lb. index

Power Source

120V/60Hz/20A

Dimensions (WxDxH)

27.2” x 31.1” x 45.9”

Weight

454 lbs.

System Accessories

Original Size

5 ½” x 8 ½” - 11” x 17”

Paper Weight

Simplex: 11 lb. – 34 lb. Bond

Duplex: 14 lb. – 34 lb. Bond

Capacity

100 sheets

Print Controller Specifications

Print Speed

Aficio MP 6000: 60 prints/minute

Aficio MM 7000: 70 prints/minute

Aficio MP 8000: 80 prints/minute

CPU

Intel Celeron LV 866 MHz

Host Interface

Standard: 10Base-T Ethernet/100Base-TX Ethernet, USB 2.0

Optional: IEEE 1284 (Parallel), IEEE 802.11b (Wireless LAN), IEEE 1394, Bluetooth, 1000Base-T Ethernet

Network Protocol

TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, SMB, AppleTalk

Memory Capacity

512 MB DDR-SDRAM

PDL

Standard: RPCS, PCL5e, PCL6

Optional: Adobe PostScript 3

Print Resolution

PCL5e: 300/600 dpi

PCL6: 600/1200 dpi

PS 3: 600/1200 dpi

RPCS: 300/600/1200 dpi

Scanner Specifications

Scan Speed

75 sides/minute (200 dpi)

Optical Resolution

100 dpi-600 dpi (100-1,200 dpi with TWAIN)

Output Format

PDF (Multi/Single),, TIFF (Multi/Single), JPEG

Interface Support

Standard: 10Base-T Ethernet/100Base-TX Ethernet

Optional: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 1394, 1000Base-T Ethernet

Bundled Drivers

Network TWAIN

Scan-to-Email

Yes (up to 500 addresses per send)

LDAP Support

Yes (Version 3)

Max Stored Destinations

2,000

Authentication

SMTP/POP before SMTP

Scan-to-Folder

Yes (up to 50 folders per job)

Protocol Support

SMB, FTP, NCP

CONTACT:    Russell Marchetta                                             Alyson Buck
                    Ricoh Americas Corporation                             Peppercom
                    (973) 882-2075                                               (212) 931-6122
russell.marchetta@ricoh-usa.com abuck@peppercom.com