Ricoh unveils A3 color printer with industry's lowest cost of ownership and ultra-compact footprint

 Ricoh unveils A3 color printer with industry's lowest cost of ownership and
                           ultra-compact footprint

A direct response to customer requests, the RICOH Aficio SP C730DN is also
Ricoh's first LED printer, making it compact, reliable and quiet

PR Newswire

MALVERN, Pa., July 17, 2013

MALVERN, Pa., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding directly to customers
asking for an affordable A3 color printer, Ricoh Americas Corporation today
unveiled the RICOH Aficio SP C730DN, which immediately becomes the A3 color
printer with the lowest cost of ownership and one of the smallest footprints
in the industry. It also introduces LED printing technology to Ricoh's robust
line of industry-leading printers and multifunction products (MFPs) that give
users from corporate environments down to the home office the tools to
transform the way they work.

The innovative LED architecture gives the 32-ppm device a smaller size and
increased reliability, as well as 1200x1200 dpi resolution without
compromising speed. The RICOH Aficio SP C730DN is perfect for
architectural/engineering/construction (AEC) offices that need larger
documents, as well as general office settings that need an occasional A3
(11-x-17-inch) option.

Its 19-x-20-x-14-inch dimensions make the RICOH Aficio SP C730DN a desktop
printer as opposed to the far-more-expensive console machines in the A3 class.
Operation costs are also lower than competing solutions at eight cents per
page versus 10-12 cents per page for competitors, according to Ricoh's

"We're serving the many customers who require A3 printing ability but don't
want to pay for a high-speed, high-volume device or a wide range of finishing
options," said Jason Dizzine, Vice President, Technology Marketing, Ricoh
Americas Corporation. "Until now, they haven't had a solution. This device
fills that hole in the market, and we're looking forward to helping many
delighted, productive customers."

Sustainability advances
In addition to new levels of compactness and affordability, the SP C730DN
introduces innovative energy-saving features. An Eco-Night Sensor executes a
"hard shutdown" of the device when the office lights are turned down, and
restarts the printer automatically when the lights come back on. Other
printers simply go to sleep, using more energy than a hard shutdown, and lack
any way to restart. Customers can achieve the same end with a new timer that
automatically shuts the printer down on nights and weekends and restarts it on
workday mornings. The timer can be set to any schedule.

The RICOH Aficio SP C730DN can serve as a standalone workgroup printer or an
information portal in a Business Information Solutions application. It
supports the RICOH @Remote fleet management service and includes elements from
Ricoh's next-generation intelligent MFP platform, including a tilting 4-line
control panel, mobile printing capability and advanced security options. These
options include password access, encryption of stored data, locked/hold/stored
print and a DataOverwriteSecurity System to automatically destroy latent
images on the hard drive. The RICOH Aficio SP C730DN is compatible with Ricoh
partner software for cost control and card authentication.

Available today, the RICOH Aficio SP C730DN has an MSRP of $2,499. For details
on Ricoh's full line of products, services and solutions, please visit

About Ricoh
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment,
production print solutions, document management systems and IT services.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and
regions. In the financial year ending March 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide
sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 billion USD).

The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and
services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh
also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial
products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional
standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change.,Ricoh helps companies transform
the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

For further information, please visit

© 2013 Ricoh Americas Corporation. All rights reserved. All referenced product
names are the trademarks of their respective companies.


John Greco
Ricoh Americas Corporation
(973) 882-2023

Jill Searl
Brodeur Partners
(603) 559-5824

^1 Cost-per-page based on manufacturer list prices for consumables as of May
2013. Cost-per-page excludes maintenance or service costs. Models used for
comparison included: Xerox 7100DN, HP CP5525dn, Oki C830dn, and Lexmark

SOURCE Ricoh Americas Corporation

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