Ricoh unveils new compact printers

Ricoh SP C342DN Printer.
Ricoh SP C342DN Printer.

Ricoh USA has unveiled its latest series of colour laser printers to help small offices and enterprises facilitate fast, easy information sharing from a variety of devices. The compact Ricoh SP C340DN and Ricoh SP C342DN “address the rise of innovative workstyles that demand swift, clear sharing of information,” said the OEM. The devices enable quick, high-quality colour printing and access to many of the software solutions that drive collaboration and productivity, such as mobile printing. The Ricoh SP C340DN is ideal for start-up and small-business environments and features 1,200 x 1,200-dpi and 26 page-per-minute (ppm) output. Its four-line LCD interface allows users to flip quickly between features and settings. The Ricoh SP C342DN, also with 1,200 x 1,200-dpi resolution and 26 ppm speed, is aimed at larger enterprises and workgroups. Its 4.3” touchscreen allows users to quickly and easily cycle among capabilities and connected software to aid information sharing. Its simple synergy with common software solutions to track usage and costs, enhanced security and authentication measures, are key points for enterprise customers for whom monitoring and management of print operations are especially important.

Among the solutions compatible with the device series are collaboration-enhancing mobile printing options, including AirPrint, Ricoh Smart Device Print&Scan, WiFi Direct (with optional wireless interface) and printing directly from USB or SD card (with optional hard drive). This Workstyle Innovation Technology (WIT) helps co-working environments as well as mobile workers. Users can walk directly up and start printing using a touchscreen panel that provides easy navigation, simplified job release and user authentication. With 2GB standard RAM and an Intel 1.46 GHz processor, even printing large and complex files is quick, said Ricoh.

John Brophy.
John Brophy.

“Communication and collaboration are at the core of modern business success,” said John Brophy, VP of Product Marketing, Ricoh USA. “As a result, being able to provide quality colour communications quickly, easily and at an affordable price point, as these devices do, is a major asset. When you need to get your message out – whether it’s to customers, partners or within your organization – you need to know you have a device you can rely on to have the uptime and capabilities to make that happen. Another aspect of that communication is the ability for IT to secure and keep tabs on how the organization’s fleet is being used. This series works well with software solutions to help them do just that.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.