Ricoh ( has introduced the Ricoh Aficio MP C3001/C3501 and MP C4501/C5501 Series.

Building on the achievements of the Series’ predecessors — the Aficio MP C2800, MP C3300, MP C4000 and MP C5000 — these new, versatile color multifunction products (MFPs) offer enhanced productivity, advanced security and eco-friendly operation for businesses of any size, all with a low total cost of ownership (TCO), according to Shun Sato, senior vice president, marketing, Ricoh Americas Corp.

The Aficio MP C3001/C3501 & MP C4501/C5501 series boasts output speeds of up to 30 pages per minute (ppm), 35 ppm, 45 ppm and 55 ppm for both full color and black and white, respectively. A mix of hardware and software solutions expands system capabilities. The hardware enhancements include printing from and scanning to a USB clip drive or SD card without network connectivity.

Additionally, an optional USB keyboard is available for easier data entry when using document management solutions, such as Global Scan NX, eCopy embedded and Reform PDC, says Sato. Ricoh will also introduce a new, single-pass duplex document feeder, which will come standard on the MP C4501A and MP C5501A models available in early 2011. Single-pass duplex not only saves wear and tear on originals, but also significantly improves scanning speeds for two-sided documents, says Sato.

The Aficio MP C3001/C3501 & MP C4501/C5501 are available immediately at the suggested retail prices starting at US$12,340, $14,750, $16,010, and $19,780, respectively. Pricing and availability for the Aficio MP C4501A and MP C5501A will be announced at a later date.