Copier Information — MPC 2003




What is a multifunction printer?

A multifunction printer (MFP) is a device that consolidates the functionality of a printer, copier, scanner and/or fax into one machine. Laser All-in-one Multifunction printers are a common choice for budget-minded businesses that want to consolidate assets, reduce costs and improve workflow. 

1. Know your requirements.

Understand what you need the multifunction printer to do for you and your end users. Beyond printing and copying, how do you want to use the multifunction printer to help manage documents, reduce paper, simplify workflow, scan to the cloud, work remotely, etc.? How many copy, print, fax, scan and email jobs will you run each day? How many users will share the device? Will you need it to be color capable? Wireless? Mobile- and cloud-connected?


2. Know the total cost of ownership (TCO) and cost/value benefits.

When evaluating a multifunction printer, beware of looking only at the cost of the initial hardware. There are a number of other factors to consider, including the cost of supplies. Once ink costs are taken into consideration, inkjet multifunction printers, initially perceived as being low-cost, often turn out to have an equivalent or higher TCO than the better-performing laser multifunction printers. TCO can also increase significantly for devices that are hard to use and maintain, unreliable, or lack the features and capability to efficiently and effectively produce the results you need.

Your multifunction printer can become a useful asset in managing and controlling costs for printing and imaging, and can also add new capabilities to your organization if you choose wisely. Consider how multifunction printers can address total cost of ownership for printing and imaging assets, better consolidate and improve management of resources across the organization, and improve business process efficiency.

3. Know what third parties have to say.

Compare the data on the actual performance and management and support issues promoted on the vendor's specification sheets with data from independent testing agencies. What are experienced people in the industry saying about the quality and performance of the product you are considering?

4. Know how easy it is to connect to an existing network.

Consider how easily the multifunction printer system will integrate with your existing network. Is it easy to deploy? Does it require minimal start-up training? Does it come with software or wizards to guide you through installation, troubleshooting and upgrading?

If your workgroup needs to print from multiple, distributed devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.) to one easily accessible location, then consider buying a wireless, or WiFi, multifunction printer. WiFi multifunction printers connect to a network without needing to be hard-wired or cabled into that network. This enables easy mobile printing, without unsightly cords to trip over.

5. Know how easy it is to use.

Prevent bottlenecks and costly employee downtime by finding a multifunction printer that's easy to operate. Check for intuitive user interfaces, minimal training requirements, and easily accessible online help and documentation. If you do need support, check that the product is backed by manufacturer-provided service and support coverage.

Tablet-like interfaces make the newest-generation multifunction printers especially easy to use. They let you touch, swipe, pinch and scroll just like you would on a smartphone or tablet. And with apps integrated into the interface, you can add, delete or swap tools for your own customized workflows.

Mobile- and cloud-connected multifunction printers make it easy to work from just about anywhere. On these MFPs, apps become your shortcut for downloading, sharing, printing, scanning, distributing -- even translating -- documents on the go.

6. Know its multitasking abilities.

Look for a multifunction printer that can truly multifunction. Can users access each function they need, even if other functions are already in use? Be aware that some products, such as All-in-Ones (AiOs), offer multiple functions all in one device, but may not multitask simultaneously. If they cannot deliver all the functions of a multifunction printer concurrently, then you may risk downtime due to bottlenecks.

7. Know its bi-directional communication capabilities.

A failure to communicate timely and accurate information to users and IT administrators on the status of jobs, queues, and devices will result in more intervention by you and your staff to solve, prevent or anticipate problems. Solid bi-directional communication, both at the multifunction printer and across the network is essential to keeping a product running consistently. Look for print job and device status capabilities from the desktop and the ability to view all job queues at the device and across the network.

8. Know the available device management, remote intelligence and support.

Consider the vendor's commitment to providing robust device and fleet management tools and utilities. This is something you may want now or in the future. Look for device relationship management software that optimizes the multifunction printer’s availability and uptime. Does the vendor provide superior response time and provide consistent quality of service? You want to trust your multifunction printer will stay up and running to ensure you have an efficient and productive office.

The more sophisticated multifunction printers let you not only manage fleets, but also information. With the right tools built in, such as integration with Managed Print Services, your MFP becomes the hub of your document environment. It can automate business processes, optimize device management remotely, and assist your help desk with built-in tools. An app-connected interface opens a gateway of future possibilities for device, and document, management as well. 





Lease to own or buy Multifunction B&W Ricoh MP 305SPF in Toronto.

Lease to own or buy Multifunction B&W Ricoh MP 305SPF in Toronto.

Lease to own or buy Multifunction B&W Ricoh MP 305SPF in Toronto.

The Ricoh MP 305SPF is a sleek black and white A3 capable MFP in an A4 sized footprint. It was built for users who typically print letter size output but have an occasional need to print, copy and scan legal or tabloid size documents. With this innovative system, users have a solution that fits their work style, fits their work space and fits their need for secure, productivity-enhancing technology.

Standard Features Include

  • A3 capabilities in an A4 footprint
  • 10.1" Color Touch Smart Operation Panel
  • 1 x 250-sheet Paper Tray for up to 8.5" x 11" paper
  • 10-sheet Bypass Tray
  • 50-sheet ARDF
  • Print, copy and fax
  • B&W and Color Scanning
  • Postscript
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 320 GB HDD
  • Embedded Java
  • Auto Duplex

Main Unit


  • Output Speed (Letter): 30-ppm
  • Control Panel: 10.1" Color Touch Smart Operation Panel
  • Average Monthly Volume: 2,000 impressions/month
  • Maximum Monthly Volume: 7,500 impressions/month
  • Power Requirements: 120-127V, 60Hz
  • Weight: 70.55 lbs. (32 kg)
  • Dimensions include ARDF:
  • W × D × H (inches): 13.78 × 19.41 × 19.88
  • W × D × H (mm): 350 × 493 × 505

 Paper Tray & Cabinet Options

Paper Feed Unit PB1090

  • Provides an additional 500 sheets.
  • Paper sizes up to 8.5" x 11".
  • Paper weights up to 43 lb. Bond/90 lb. Index.
  • Weight: 13.23 lbs. (6 kg)
  • W × D × H (inches): 13.78 × 18.11 × 5.51
  • W × D × H (mm): 350 × 460 × 140

Cabinet Type H

  • Raises the main unit to a comfortable height for a floor-standing configuration when the printer is configured with or without the optional Paper Feed Unit PB1090.
  • Weight: 37.5 lbs. (17 kg)
  • Dimensions include stabilizers:
  • W × D × H (inches): 26.77 × 29.61 × 22
  • W × D × H (mm): 680 × 752 × 559

Print AND Scan Options

XPS Direct Print Option Type M15

  • This option allows networked users to print XPS/OXPS format documents from a connected Windows PC without using a printer driver. It also enables walk-up users to print XPS/OXPS files stored on portable media by inserting a USB flash drive or SD card into the ports integrated into the control panel.

OCR Unit Type M13

  • This function embeds invisible text on scanned images of PDFs and enables users to search PDF files by arbitrary keywords. Searchable PDF files can be sent to email, folders and external media (USB/SD).

Unicode Font PKG SAP 1 Device License

  • All-in-one support for multilingual data.
  • Unicode Font Package for SAP - 1 seat license.

Cloud-Based Options

Ricoh's Integrated Cloud Environment (ICE) can add significant value by increasing device functionality without additional hardware. Ricoh offers several types of packages to best meet the needs of our customers’ environments. The base Office package includes features such as Mobile Printing, Zero Configuration Scan to Email, Scan to Cloud Services, Cloud Fax connectivity and powerful OCR capabilities. The Advanced Office, Education and Legal packages support additional capabilities for more complex and industry specific workflows.

Ricoh ICE Office Package 1 Year Subscription INC1YR

  • 1 Year Subscription of the Ricoh ICE Office Package.

Ricoh ICE Office Package 2 Year Subscription INC2YR

  • 2 Year Subscription of the Ricoh ICE Office Package.

Ricoh ICE Office Package 3 Year Subscription INC3YR

  • 3 Year Subscription of the Ricoh ICE Office Package.

Ricoh ICE Office Package 4 Year Subscription INC4YR

  • 4 Year Subscription of the Ricoh ICE Office Package.

Ricoh ICE Office Package 5 Year Subscription INC5YR

  • 5 Year Subscription of the Ricoh ICE Office Package.

Fax Options

Fax Connection Unit Type M15

  • Enables users to send and receive faxes on a sub MFP via a main center MFP with a fax option.

Security & Miscellaneous Accessories

Optional Counter Interface Unit Type M12

  • 20-Pin Interface used to attach External Key Counter or Key Card Device.

NFC Card Reader Type M15

  • Used to log into the MFP and authenticate users only. Does not support Java SDK applications.

Copy Data Security Unit Type G

  • Prevents unauthorized copying of confidential documents. If a document containing embedded text for unauthorized copy guard is copied, protected pages are grayed out in the copy.


  • Designed to provide a higher level of noise filtering and surge protection for devices that employ more sensitive and complex electronic components.
  • Our Advanced Technical Support (ATS) recommends the use of power protection products to minimize potential electrical interference with products.

ESP S1 Power Filter

  • Provides unique multistage power protection for devices that are less susceptible to some types of power anomalies.
  • Our Advanced Technical Support (ATS) recommends the use of power protection products to minimize potential electrical interference with products.

SD Card for Fonts

  • Provides additional expanded font support.


Where to buy/lease to own Ricoh IM 350F/IM 430Fb/IM 430FbTL/IM 430F in Toronto?

Where to buy/lease to own Ricoh IM 350F/IM 430Fb/IM 430FbTL/IM 430F in Toronto?

Standard Features Include

  • 10.1" Smart Operation Panel
  • Mobile Printing
  • PostScript3 Emulation
  • Cloud connectivity with separate ICE subscription
  • 500-Sheet Paper Tray
  • 100-Sheet Bypass Tray
  • Integrated Duplex
  • 320 GB Hard Disk Drive
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Print, Copy, Scan and Fax Capabilities