Ricoh Introduces the Aficio MP 2550B/MP 2550 and MP 3350B/MP 3350 Digital Imaging Systems

West Caldwell, NJ, March 13, 2008 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Aficio MP 2550B/MP 2550 and MP 3350B/MP 3350 Digital Imaging Systems. Ideal for small and mid-sized businesses, the MP 2550 and MP 3350 models have color scanning capabilities that produce clear images, store documents securely and boost productivity and efficiency.

The MP 2550/MP 3350 models are replacing the MP 2510 and the MP 3010. The Aficio MP 2550 and MP 3350 come standard with monochrome printing, copying and color and black-and-white scanning capabilities out of the box in two pre-configured models - the SP and SPF (the SPF includes faxing capabilities). The Aficio MP 2550B and MP 3350B come with copying capabilities and have a flexible upgrade path which includes monochrome printing, scanning and faxing that allows features to be added as users' document management needs evolve over time.

The Aficio MP 2550B/MP 2550 and MP 3350B/MP 3350 improve overall productivity with a print speed of 25 pages per minute (ppm) and 33 ppm, respectively. Designed to make professional business documents easier to produce, the MP 2550 and MP 3350 models offer a 1,000-sheet booklet finisher and optional hole-punching - a Ricoh first for Segment 2 Black & White. These models also include special design features that provide ease of use, such as a Full-Color VGA Control Touch Panel, easy-access paper tray handles and animated menu guidance.

In today's business environment, security plays a crucial role, especially since compliance regulations, such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley, make it necessary to keep confidential records secure. With the MP 2550B/MP 2550 and MP 3350B/MP 3350, administrators can restrict access to the system to only the users who are authorized with Windows/LDAP/Kerberos Authentication. The Locked Print feature is another security function that allows users to protect confidential documents from being seen or accidentally picked up in the output tray by unauthorized parties. For organizations to meet the highest security requirements, customers can also use the DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) to prevent the possibility of reconstructing data from "latent images" on the internal hard drive.

"We are pleased to introduce the Aficio MP 2550B/MP 2550 and the MP 3350B/ MP 3350 as we believe these document imaging systems meet the needs of today's fast-paced business environment," said Michael Hunter, director of product marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "These models incorporate high productivity and security with a low total cost of ownership that our customers have come to expect from Ricoh products."

To enhance organizational efficiency, the MP 2550 and MP 3350 models can store up to 3,000 frequently used documents in its Document Server, where they can be instantly accessed for reprinting, re-faxing or re-scanning. Furthermore, users can prioritize job lists by automatically moving the most critical jobs to the head of the print queue to ensure they are finished first. In addition, the MP 2550 and MP 3350 models offer full-color thumbnail previewing on the control panel that improves productivity and accuracy as users can preview images to confirm that scanned documents are captured correctly prior to distribution.

Equipped with Web SmartDeviceMonitor, these digital imaging systems allow centralized configuration, monitoring and management of multiple connected Ricoh devices. The MP 2550 and the MP 3350 also include auto e-mail notification that sends a report to a designated e-mail address when the machine is not operating at optimum performance levels, maximizing uptime. In addition, the @Remote Intelligent Management System saves administrators time as it automatically places a detailed request for service when needed, eliminating the need for users to initiate service calls, which reduces the total cost of ownership.

The Aficio MP 2550B/SP/SPF models are available at the suggested retail prices of $5,085/$7,035/$8,130 and the Aficio MP 3350B/SP/SPF at $6,435/$8,385 & $9,480, respectively.

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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.

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Ricoh Aficio MP 2550B/MP 2550 & MP 3350B/MP 3350

Engine/Copier Specifications Configuration Console Scanning Element Flathead with Moving CCD Array Image Sensor Printing Process Single Laser Beam Scanning & Electrophotographic Printing Document Feeding Optional 50-Sheet ARDF Toner Dry, Dual Component System Memory (std. /max.) MP 2550B/MP 3350B: 256/512 MB RAMMP 2550/MP 3350: 768/768 MB RAM Hard Disk Drive MP 2550/MP 3350: 40 GB standardMP 2550B/MP 3350B: 40 GB optional Copy Resolution 600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) Grayscale 256 levels Exposure Adjustment Manual & Automatic Quantity Indicator Up to 999 Original Type Book/Sheet Maximum Original Size Up to 11" x 17" Paper Size 5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17" Paper Type Plain Paper, Transparencies, Envelopes, Cardstock, Recycled Warm-Up Time 14 seconds First Copy Speed 4.5 seconds Continuous Copying Speed MP 2550B/MP 2550: 25 copies per minute (cpm) (LTR)MP 3350B/MP 3350: 33 cpm (LTR) Recovery Time 10 seconds (from Auto-Off) Power Source 120V/60Hz Dimensions 24.8" (W) x 25.7" (D) x 27.9" (H) Weight 143 lbs. Standard Paper Capacity 500 Sheets x 2 trays, and 100-Sheet Bypass Tray Optional Paper Capacity 500 Sheets x 2 trays or 2,000-Sheet Large Capacity Tray Paper Size 5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17" A5 to A3 Paper Weight 16 - 28 lb. Bond/60 - 105g/m2 (Tray 1 and Duplex)14- 42 lb. Bond/52 - 157g/m2 (Tray 2 and Bypass) Standard Output Tray Capacity 500 Sheets (Letter) 250 Sheets (Legal, Ledger) Reduction Ratios 25%, 50%, 65%, 73%, 78%, 85%, 93%, 100% Enlargement Ratios 121%, 129%, 155%, 200%, 400% Zoom 25% to 400% in 1% increments Standard Features Auto Magnification, Auto Paper Select, Auto Tray Switch, Center/Border Erase, Chapters, Full-Color VGA Touch Screen Control Panel, Combine Mode, Cover Insertion, Data Stamp, Directional Magnification, Electronic/Rotate Sorting, English Pre-Set Stamps, Negative/Positive, OHP Slip Sheet, Page Number Stamp, 10 Job Programs, 500 User Codes Requires Hard Disk Drive 8 Job Presets, Background Numbering, Booklet/Magazine Copy, Document Server (3,000 file capacity), Series Copy, User Stamps Printer Specifications (Standard on SP/SPF Models) Print Speed MP 2550B/MP 2550: 25 ppmMP 3350B/MP 3350: 33ppm CPU RM7035C 533 MHz Standard Interfaces 10/100BaseTX Ethernet, USB 2.0 Optional Interfaces IEEE 802.11 a/b/g Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, IEEE 1284, Gigabit Ethernet Memory Capacity Shared with Copier Network Protocol TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk Utilities SmartDeviceMonitor, Web SmartDeviceMonitor, DeskTopBinder, Web Image Monitor Page Description Language PCL 5e/6 emulation; Ricoh RPCS Adobe PostScript3 (Optional) Print Resolution Up to 600 dpi (2400 x 600 dpi with smoothing) Grayscale 256 levels Fonts for PCL 5e/6 35 Intellifonts, 10 TrueType, 1 Bitmap and 13 International Fonts Fonts for PS3 136 PostScript Fonts Standard Features (Hard Drive Required) Watermarks, Sample/Locked/Hold/Stored Print, Encryption Scanner Specifications (Standard on SP/SPF Models) Scanning Speed B&W/Color Embedded Scanning: 50/29 images per minute (ipm) at 200 dpi Scanning Resolution 600 dpi Grayscale 256 levels Scan Area Up to 11" x 17" Standard Interfaces 10/100BaseTX Ethernet Optional Interfaces IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN, Gigabit Ethernet Protocol TCP/IP, NCP, SMB, SMTP, POP 3, LDAP, FTP Memory Capacity Shared with Copier File Types Single and multi-page TIFF/PDF, High Compression PDF, Single-page JPEG Standard Features Embedded Scan-to-Email/HDD/Folder/ URL and TWAIN