Ricoh Aficio SP C242DN Network Color Laser Printer

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Ricoh Aficio SP C242DN Network Color Laser Printer


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Product Highlights

  • 600 x 600 dpi
  • 21 ppm
  • Ethernet
  • PictBridge
  • Automatic Duplex Print
  • Input Capacity 251 Sheets
  • Internal Memory 256 MB
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The Aficio SP C242DN Network Color Laser Printer from Ricoh outputs 21 ppm in both black and color. The printer features automatic duplex printing, allowing you to save paper and reduce waste. Additionally, the printer features 4 all-in-one cartridges rather than separate toner and drum units for easier maintenance. In addition to a standard USB connection, the printer includes Ethernet connectivity so you can easily share it over a wired network as well as a PictBridge port to easily print photos directly from your PictBridge-enabled digital camera.

Cost-Saving Capabilities

Expand your possibilities while reducing total cost of ownership. The versatile Ricoh Aficio SP C242DN is a great investment for organizations seeking high-quality business color for documents up to 8.5 x 14"
Produce sharp text and brilliant color images for about the same cost-per-page as black-and-white output with innovative Economy Color Mode technology. It uses less toner to deliver comparable quality and superior savings
Improve energy efficiency by using only a few watts of energy during print jobs. Typical electricity consumption (TEC) is lower than other printers in its class
Print two-sided documents with standard automatic duplexing and reduce paper use, energy consumption and overall costs
Choose from standard or high-yield All-In-One (AIO) print cartridge technology to streamline consumables purchasing and inventory
Replace top-loading AIO print cartridges in seconds without IT support. Return depleted cartridges for recycling at no cost

Productivity-Enhancing Performance

Add brilliant color to any workflow without compromising speed or efficiency with a wide range of powerful features that empower users and improve productivity
Deliver up to 21 pages-per-minute in color, black-and-white or mixed output for consistent, reliable performance during every print job
Create high-quality business documents with crisp lines and vivid colors with true 600 x 600 dpi to 2,400 x 600 dpi equivalent resolution without losing any output speed
Enhance productivity and minimize wait times for prints with first print speeds of less than 14 seconds for full color and black and white, and fast warm-up times of 30 seconds or less
Expedite print queues and manage multiple jobs with ease via a powerful 400 MHz controller and 256MB RAM. An optional external wireless Ethernet adaptor simplifies shared use in expanding offices
Support a variety of network environments with PCL and PostScript 3 emulation including both Windows and Macintosh network environments, IPv6 and Bonjour applications and Citrix MetaFrame distributed print environments
Connect quickly and print images directly from a PictBridge-enabled digital camera using the standard USB 2.0 interface
Manage printer network settings, fleet utilization and check consumable levels remotely with Web Image Monitor

User-Friendly Design

Engineered to deliver exceptional value, the compact Ricoh Aficio SP C242DN offers superior convenience for workgroups of any size
Accommodate thicker paper stocks with up to 42 lb Bond/83 lb Index and meet a wider range of print demands, including labels, transparencies and envelopes
Install the optional 500-sheet Paper Feed Unit beneath the printer and increase paper supply to 751 sheets without increasing the footprint-making it ideal for home offices, cubicles, kiosks and retail counters where space is limited
Handle special or single-page jobs with ease without having to reconfigure paper sizes in the Bypass Tray
Manage printer functions, error conditions and maintenance settings with the intuitive, easy-to-use control panel
Printing Technology Laser beam scanning, color electrophotographic printing with monocomponent toner development, 4 tandem drum method
Print Color CMYK
Resolution High Speed: 600 x 600 dpi
Standard: 1200 x 600 dpi equivalent
High Quality: 2400 x 600 dpi equivalent
Print Speed 21 ppm (color & grayscale)
First Print-Out Time ≤ 14 seconds
Warm-Up Time 30 seconds
Duplex Printing Automatic
Fonts 80 HP fonts
Processor 400 MHz
Memory 256 MB RAM
Paper Handling
Paper Capacity Input Tray: 250 sheets
Bypass Tray: 1 sheet
Paper Types Standard Tray: Thin Paper, Plain Paper, Middle Thick, Thick Paper, Recycled Paper, Color Paper, Preprinted Paper, Prepunched Paper, Letterhead, Bond Paper, Cardstock, Labels, Envelopes
Bypass Tray: Thin Paper, Plain Paper, Middle Thick, Thick Paper, Recycled Paper, Color Paper, Prepunched Paper, Letterhead, Bond Paper, Cardstock, Labels, Envelopes
Paper Sizes Standard & Bypass Tray: Letter, Legal, Executive, Half Letter, A4, A5, A6, B5 JIS, B6 JIS, F, Foolscap, Folio, 16 Kai
Envelopes: Com10, Monarch, C5, C6, DL
Custom: 3.6 x 5.92 to 8.64 x 14.24" (90 x 148 to 216 x 356 mm)
Maximum Printable Area 8.64 x 14.24" (216 x 356 mm)
Media Weight Standard & Bypass Tray: 16 to 42 lb Bond/83 lb Index (60 to 160 g/m2)
Duplex: 16 to 24 lb Bond (60 to 90 g/m2)
Interface USB 2.0, Ethernet 10/100Base-TX, USB Host Interface for PictBridge
Network Protocols TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), IPP, Bonjour
Printer Driver PCL 5c, PCL 6, PostScript 3 emulation
Direct Print Capable PictBridge
General Attributes
OS Compatibility Windows: Windows 7, Vista, XP
Windows Server: Server 2003, Server 2003R2, Server 2008 (32 bit/64 bit), Server 2008R2 (64 bit)
Mac: OS X 10.3 - 10.6
Citrix MetaFrame
UNIX (using Ricoh UNIX filter)
Software Utility Web Image Monitor
Power Requirements 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption Maximum: ≤ 1300 W
Energy Saver: ≤ 10 W
Certifications UL60950-1 2nd Edition, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 (c-UL), Energy Star 1.2
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.7 x 12.6 x 17.7" (400 x 320 x 450 mm)
Weight 52.5 lb (23.8 kg)

Weight includes consumables

Ricoh Aficio SP C242DN Network Color Laser Printer
  • Introductory Cyan Toner Cartridge
  • Introductory Magenta Toner Cartridge
  • Introductory Yellow Toner Cartridge
  • Introductory Black Toner Cartridge
  • 90-Day Limited Warranty

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    RicohAficio SP C242DN Network Color Laser Printer

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    Works good

    By flashdaddy

    from Berlin PA

    About Me Pro Photographer

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      • Slower Than The 420

      Best Uses

      • General Business Usage

      Comments about Ricoh Aficio SP C242DN Network Color Laser Printer:

      I haven't used it much yet, but so far so good. I had been leasing a Ricoh 420 which did great, but wanted to get out of leasing and this printer was priced within my budget. Color is good. I will have to read the manual to know how to do some things.

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