Ricoh Introduces Secure Laser Printers

Ricoh aims at cost-conscious businesses with two laser printers offering a host of security features and an ink cartridge design enabling a low TCO.

Digital office equipment and document management solutions specialist Ricoh Americas announced the release of two color laser printers, the Aficio SP C430DN and SP C431DN-network printer systems that offer a broad range of media support. The SP C430DN and SP C431DN offer two printer engine options, allowing users to choose the print speed that works best, and they turn out full-color and monochrome prints at 37 pages per minute. The SP C431DN addresses busier workgroups with a color and black-and-white output speed of 42 pages per minute.

Users can install up to three optional 550-sheet paper feed units for a maximum 2,300-sheet capacity that supports up to 120 lb. index. For increased versatility, the system also accepts up to 140 lb. index through its 100-sheet bypass tray, which is capable of handling special media such as static cling, waterproof and coated papers. The SP C430DN has suggested price of $1,499, while the SP C431DN is priced higher, at $1,999.

As users look to minimize expenses, Ricoh has driven down the cost per page by employing three color cartridges that yield 21,000 prints each and one black cartridge that yields 24,000 prints. Additionally, Ricoh's Economy Color mode is designed to help businesses save on consumables by reducing the amount of toner used while still producing legible documents.

Businesses demanding reliable document security can look to the device access and data protection options the SP C430DN and SP C431DN offer. The SP C430DN provides network data encryption and user authentication. For increased security, the SP C431DN comes standard with additional features, including an 80GB hard drive and 768MB of RAM for increased document storage and queuing, Enhanced Locked Print-NX (ELP-NX) for password-protected print release on any ELP-NX-enabled networked device, and Card Authentication Package (CAP) for device access via user identification card swipes. These features on the SP C431DN are also available optionally on the SP C430DN at an additional cost.

"Speed, versatility and reliability are important business requirements when looking for printers to maintain a productive office environment," said Shun Sato, senior vice president of marketing for Ricoh Americas. "Whether you are a small business in need of a secure and dependable network printer, or a larger enterprise looking to enhance the productivity of individual workgroups, the Aficio SP C430DN and SP C431DN color laser printers are designed to fit into any setting and produce high-quality output while realizing savings for our customers."