Ricoh SP C242DN Color Laser Printer


Aficio SP C242DN

Ricoh SP C242DN Color Laser Printer
406863 SPC242DN (New)

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Controller Options

Wireless Adapter SX-2500CG
Part #100118FNG
Network Interface
10/100Base-TX (Auto detection)
Wireless LAN Type
IEEE 802.11b/g
Protocol Support
Wireless Security
Via Web Browser
Dimensions (WxDxH)
5.4" x 4.4" x 1.4"
(138 mm x 114 mm x 36 mm)
Weight 6 oz.
(170 g)
Power Source
AC Adaptor (100-240V, 50/60Hz)

Paper Feed Unit Type TK 1010

Part #406019
TK-1010 500 Sheets Paper Tray
406019 (New)

500 sheets
Acceptable Paper Size Letter
(8.5" x 11"], A4 (8.3" x 11.7"]
Acceptable Paper Weight
16 - 28 lb. Bond (60 - 105 g/m2)

Consumables and Yields

Black All-In-One Cartridge SP C310A
2,500 pages* Part # 406344
Cyan All-In-One Cartridge SP C310A
2,500 pages* Part # 406345
Magenta All-In-One Cartridge SP C310A
2,500 pages* Part # 406346
Yellow All-In-One Cartridge SP C310A
2,500 pages* Part # 406347
Black All-In-One Cartridge SP C310HA
406475 SP-C310HA Black Toner Cartridge
406475 6.5K Page Yield (New)

6,500 pages* Part # 406475
Cyan All-In-One Cartridge SP C310HA
406476 SP-C310HA Cyan Toner Cartridge
406476 6K Page Yield (New)

6,000 pages* Part # 406476
Magenta All-In-One Cartridge SP C310HA
406477 SP-C310HA Magenta Toner Cartridge
406477 6K Page Yield (New)

6,000 pages* Part # 406477
Yellow All-In-One Cartridge SP C310HA
406478 SP-C310HA Yellow Toner Cartridge
406478 6K Page Yield (New)

6,000 pages* Part # 406478
Waste Toner Bottle Type 220

25,000 pages Part # 406043

Add color, reduce expenses. One size does fit all. Whether your workgroup is large or small, the RICOH Aficio SP C242DN color laser printer can meet your specific color output requirements, improve productivity and reduce total cost of ownership. This innovative color laser printer streamlines workflow with a host of standard features that simplify administrative and maintenance tasks. Its compact size and user-friendly controls are ideal for any organization that values space as well as its bottom line. It even uses less power than other printers in its class. Choose the Ricoh Aficio SP C242DN as your office's workhorse printer or incorporate it as part of an integrated Managed Document Service (MDS) strategy and improve efficiency.

Cost-Saving Features

  • 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 Features

  • 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 adapter 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.

    General Features

    • 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.

    Main Unit Specifications

    Part #
    Laser beam scanning, color electrophotographic printing with monocomponent toner development 4 tandem drum method
    600 x 600 dpi (Default) (Speed mode), 1200 x 600 dpi equivalent (Standard mode), 2400 x 600 dpi equivalent (Fine mode)
    Print Speed (Letter)
    21-ppm (full-color and black & white)
    Warm-Up Time
    30 seconds or less
    First Print Speed
    14 seconds or less (full color and black & white)
    Paper Sizes
    Standard & Bypass Tray: Letter (8.5" x 11"], Legal (8.5" x 14"], EXEC (10.5" x 7.25"], Half Letter (5.5" x 8.5"], A4 (8.3" x 11.7"], A5 (5.8" x 8.3"], A6 (4.1" x 5.8"], B5 JIS (7.2" x 10.1"], B6 JIS (5.0" x 7.2"], F (8" x 13"], Foolscap (8.5" x 13"], Folio (8.25" x 13"], 16 Kai (7.6" x 10.5"] Envelopes: Com10, Monarch, C5, C6, DL Custom size: Min. 90 mm x 148 mm (3.6" x 5.92"], Max. 216 mm x 356 mm (8.64" x 14.24"] Opt. Paper Feed Unit: Letter (8.5" x 11"], A4 (8.3" x 11.7"]
    Paper Weight
    Standard and Bypass Tray: 16 - 42 lb. Bond/83 lb. Index (60 - 160 g/m2) Opt. Paper Feed Unit: 16 - 28 lb. Bond (60 - 105 g/m2)
    Standard Paper Supply
    250-sheet Paper Tray + 1-sheet Bypass Tray
    Optional Paper Supply
    500-sheet Paper Feed Unit
    Maximum Paper Capacity
    751 sheets
    Auto Duplex
    Output Capacity
    150 sheets (Face down)
    Acceptable 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
    Optional Paper Feed Unit
    Thin Paper, Plain Paper, Middle Thick, Thick Paper, Recycled Paper, Color Paper, Preprinted Paper, Prepunched Paper, Letterhead
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    15.7" x 17.7" x 12.6"
    (400 mm x 450 mm x 320 mm)
    52.5 lb. (23.8 kg) (including consumables)
    Power Requirements
    120V, 60Hz
    Power Consumption
    1300W or less (max.)
    Energy Saver Mode
    10W or less
    Safety Regulations
    UL60950-1 2nd Edition, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 (c-UL), Energy Star 1.2

    Print Controller Specifications

    256 MB RAM
    Standard Interfaces
    Standard/Maximum USB 2.0, Ethernet 10/100Base-TX, USB Host Interface for PictBridge
    Optional Interfaces
    IEEE 802.11b/g Wireless Adaptor SX-2500CG
    *The optional Wireless Adaptor SX-2500CG and wired 10/100Base-TX interface cannot operate simultaneously.
    Network Protocols
    TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), IPP, Bonjour
    Printer Languages/Drivers
    80 HP fonts
    Supported Environments
    Windows XP/Vista/7/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 Utilities
    Web Image Monitor