Ricoh SP C242SF (Color MFP)


Aficio SP C242SF

Ricoh SP C240SF Color Laser Printer
406873 SPC240SF (New)

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Manage more jobs more efficiently. In today's fast-paced office environments, success hinges on doing more with less. The new RICOH Aficio SP C242SF Desktop Color Laser MFP offers impressive copy/print/scan/fax performance in a small footprint with a price point to match. Meet everyday workflow demands with a host of productivity enhancing features and produce documents in vibrant color for lasting impact. Designed with user-friendly controls to simplify administrative tasks in any environment, this multifunction system offers all-in-one performance to complete more jobs in less time. Whether the SP C242SF is used as a stand-alone, primary MFP or as an integrated component in a Ricoh Managed Document Services (MDS) strategy, you'll realize the true value of versatility and convenience.

Controller Options

Wireless Adaptor SX-2500CG
Part # 100118FNG

Hardware Accessories

Paper Feed Unit
TK-1010 500 Sheets Paper Tray
406019 (New)

Part # 406019
Type TK1010
Paper Size: Letter (8.5" x 11"], A4 (8.3" x 11.7"] Capacity: 500 sheets


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

406475 SP-C310HA Black Toner Cartridge
406475 6.5K Page Yield (New)

Yield: 6,500 pages* / Part # 406475
Cyan All-In-One Cartridge SP C310HA
406476 SP-C310HA Cyan Toner Cartridge
406476 6.5K Page Yield Compatible (New)

406476 SP-C310HA Cyan Toner Cartridge
406476 6K Page Yield (New)

Yield: 6,000 pages* / Part # 406476
Magenta All-In-One Cartridge SP C310HA
406477 SP-C310HA Magenta Toner Cartridge
406477 6.5K Page Yield Comaptible (New)

406477 SP-C310HA Magenta Toner Cartridge
406477 6K Page Yield (New)

Yield: 6,000 pages* / Part # 406477
Yellow All-In-One Cartridge SP C310HA
406478 SP-C310HA Yellow Toner Cartridge
406478 6.5K Page Yield Compatible (New)

406478 SP-C310HA Yellow Toner Cartridge
406478 6K Page Yield (New)

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

Yield: 25,000 pages / Part # 406043
*Declared yield values in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798. Actual yields may vary based on types of images printed and other factors.
This product ships with a starter All-In-One print cartridge that yields approximately 1,000 pages. All other consumables ship at full yield.
For maximum performance and yield, we recommend using genuine Ricoh parts and supplies.
Specifications subject to change without notice.

General Features

  • Move from job to job quickly. The SP C242SF produces copies and prints up to 21 pages-per-minute for both full-color and black-and-white documents.
  • Expedite printing and manage multiple jobs easily with a powerful 400 MHz controller and 256MB RAM.
  • Offer convenient access for shared use in growing offices with standard networking-? including IPv6 support-?and an optional external wireless Ethernet adapter.
  • Capture, edit and send information instantly. A full suite of Scan-To document distribution capabilities allows users to leverage existing infrastructure to improve document-related processes.
  • Send faxes anywhere at the fastest available speeds with a 33.6 Kbps Super G3 Modem, built-in desktop PC faxing, Internet fax, 200 speed dials, authorized and paperless fax reception and more.
  • Share information easily with a strategically placed USB port located on the front of the system. This gives users advanced Scan-to-USB functionality and convenient access for printing images from a digital camera using PictBridge? - software.
  • Enjoy near-instant readiness with first print speeds of less than 14 seconds and a warm-up time of less than 30 seconds.
  • Replace the standard or high-yield All-In-One print cartridges in seconds with a convenient top-loading design.
  • Create high-quality color business documents. True 600 x 600 dpi and interpolated resolutions up to 2,400 x 600 dpi meet even the highest image quality demands.
  • Optimize toner usage with Economy Color Mode, limiting the amount of toner used on images and graphics to reduce color output costs.
  • Capture true quality with full-color and monochrome TWAIN/WIA scanning at up to 1,200 x 1,200 dpi optical resolution and 19,200 x 19,200 dpi driver resolution.
  • Accommodate more media with thick paper support up to 42 lb. Bond/83 lb. Index-? for sizes up to 8.5" x 14"-?from both the Standard and Bypass Trays.
  • Preserve space with a footprint of less than 20 inches for incredible functionality while using minimal desk or counter space.
  • Add paper without increasing the footprint. An optional 500-sheet Paper Feed Unit can be installed beneath the MFP to bring system capacity to 751 sheets and offer instant access to letter- and legal-size sheets.
  • Enhance workflow with the standard 35-sheet Automatic Document Feeder. Users can scan originals as large as 8.5" x 14" without placing it on the platen glass to expedite multi-page copying, scanning and faxing.
  • Minimize filing space and postage costs with standard automatic duplex printing.
  • Protect information-?and your budget. Access to system functions and page volume limits can be set with User Restriction controls. Using Locked Print can help secure confidential information.
  • Monitor the system in real-time, remotely. Web Image Monitor offers immediate access to supply status and print network settings.

Engine Specifications

Part #
Image Processing Unit
Laser beam scanning & electrophotographic printing with monocomponent toner development 4-drum tandem method
Reading Element
Flatbed with CCD array image sensor
Print Resolution
600 x 600 dpi (Speed Mode)
1200 x 600 dpi equiv. (Standard Mode)
2400 x 600 dpi equiv. (Fine Mode)
Print Speed
21 ppm/cpm B&W and Full-Color
Copy Speed
21 ppm/cpm B&W and Full-Color
First Print Speed
14 seconds or less
Warm-Up Time
30 seconds or less
Operating Systems
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, Presto! PageManager
Standard Paper Capacity
250-sheet Paper Tray + 1-sheet Bypass Tray
Optional Paper Capacity
500-sheet Paper Feed Unit
Maximum Input Capacity
751 sheets
Output Capacity
150 sheets (face down)
Automatic Duplexing
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) Optional Paper Feed Unit: 16 - 28 lb. Bond (60 - 105 g/m2)
Media Type
Std. and Bypass Tray: Plain Paper, Middle Thick, Recycled Paper, Envelopes, Thick Paper, Labels, Thin Paper, Color Paper, Prepunched Paper, Letterhead, Bond Paper, Card Stock, and Preprinted Paper (Std. Tray only) Optional Paper Feed Unit: Plain Paper, Middle Thick, Recycled Paper, Thick Paper, Thin Paper, Color Paper, Preprinted Paper, Prepunched Paper, and Letterhead
Dimensions (W x D x H)
16.5" x 19.4" x 18.7"
(420 x 493 x 476 mm)
66.2 lb. (30 kg or less) (including consumables)
Power Requirements
120V, 60Hz
Max Power Consumption
1300W or less
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

Printer Specifications

Printer Languages
PCL 5c, PCL 6, PostScript 3 emulation
80 fonts
RAM Memory Capacity
256 MB RAM standard/maximum
USB 2.0, 10/100Base-TX Ethernet, USB Host Interface for PictBridge? -
Optional Interfaces
IEEE 802.11b/g Wireless
Network Protocols
TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), IPP, Bonjour

Note: Wireless Option and 10/100Base-TX cannot operate simultaneously.

Copier Specifications

First Copy Speed
30 seconds for both B&W and Full-Color
Multi-Copy Speed
20 cpm B&W/10 cpm Full-Color
Copy Resolution
600 x 600 dpi (Platen)
600 x 300 dpi (ADF)
Quantity Indicator
1 - 99
Original Type
Sheet/Book/3D Objects
Original Size
Up to 8.5" x 11.7" (Platen);
Up to 8.5" x 14" (ADF)
25% - 400% in 1% increments Reduction Ratios: 50%, 65%, 78%, 93%
Enlargement Ratios: 129%, 155%, 200%, 400%
Copier Features
Image Density Adjustment (manual only: 5 levels); Copy Mode (Text/Photo/ Mixed); Color Balance Adjustment; Combine Copy (2-in-1, 4-in-1 via ADF only); Duplex Copy; ID Card Copy; Memory Copy; Electronic Sorting (collation, ADF only)

Scanner Specifications

Scan Modes
Full-Color, Black and White, Grayscale
Black and White: MH/MR/MMR Color/Grayscale: JPEG
Scan Resolution
Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (optical)
Up to 19200 x 19200 dpi (interpolated)
Scan Speed
Black and White: Less than 5 seconds -per-page
Grayscale: Less than 5 secondsper- page
Full-Color: Less than 10 secondsper page
Scan Interface
USB 2.0, 10/100Base-TX Ethernet
TWAIN Driver, Presto! PageManager
Scanner Features
TWAIN/WIA, Scan-to-Email/Folder/ FTP/USB

Facsimile Specifications

ITU-T Group 3
Standard Mode: 200 x 100 dpi
Fine Mode: 200 x 200 dpi
Scanning Speed
Less than 5 seconds-per-page (B&W)
Less than 10 seconds-per-page (Full-Color)
Modem Speed
33.6 Kbps with automatic fallback
Transmission Speed
Super G3: 2 seconds-per-page (based on ITU-T Test Chart #1 in Standard mode)
Memory Backup
1 hour
SAF Memory
One Touch / Speed Dial
20 locations/200 locations
Fax Features
Auto Redial; Auto Answer (3 - 5 rings); Auto/Manual/Substitute/ Authorized Reception; Answering Machine Interface (FAX/TAD); Error Correction Mode; User Codes; Memory/Immediate Transmission; Parallel Memory Transmission; Resolution Adjustment; Image Reduction; Serial Broadcasting (100 locations); Smoothing; Contrast Control; Internet Fax; PC Fax (Windows only)