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RICOH MP C501 Color Laser Multifunction Printer

MP C501

Color Laser Multifunction Printer

Accommodate every need, every budget

  •   Prints up to 50 ppm, copy, scan, optional fax
  •   1200x1200 dpi max print resolution
  •   Paper capacity up to 2,300 pages
  •   Use the built-in Web Help feature for information on MFP functionality

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Value productive performance

Share any idea with anyone — on almost any budget. Place the versatile RICOH MP C501 Color Laser Multifunction Printer (MFP) in your small office to produce color output at speeds up to 50 pages per minute (ppm). Share information electronically via advanced scanning and optional faxing capabilities. And leverage optional smart cloud apps, dynamic interactive support and touchscreen convenience to expedite workflows and minimize workloads.

Get ahead in the cloud

Download easy-to-use smart apps from the cloud as shortcut icons on the Home Screen. Grab data, photos and more from Google Drive, Dropbox and other cloud applications from the multifunction printer's embedded web browser instantly.

Move quickly with mobile printing

Information is everywhere. Access and print it at your convenience by using the Ricoh Smart Device Connector app on your smartphone or tablet. Simply hold your NFC-equipped Android device to the MFP or scan its QR code with your iOS device to connect instantly. Then, print-from, scan-to and much more between the MFP and your mobile device. You can also use Mopria as another fast and easy way to mobile print.

Finish with a professional touch

Make good ideas look great on the MP C501 with optional finishing capabilities typically found only on larger, more expensive devices. Print on a wide range of media, including thicker stocks at sizes up to 8.5" x 14", with bright colors, sharp text and clear images via 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. Use the 500-sheet internal finisher to automate stapling, stacking, hole punching and more to complete the look.

Support a faster way to work

Maintain uptime with anytime RICOH Intelligent Support. Download an app from the Ricoh Application Site for immediate access to How-to videos. With RemoteConnect Support, distant technicians can take control of your device for more complex troubleshooting. Administrators can check or change settings and update firmware in moments with other convenient remote support tools.

Experience the digital difference

Use the 220-Sheet Single Pass Document Feeder (SPDF) and get the word out immediately with a wide range of advanced Scan-to options, including Scan-to-Email, FTP, URL and more. Create searchable PDF files with optional OCR scanning. Add an optional fax module for paperless faxing using email inboxes to help reduce transmission costs and paper consumption.

Take a swipe at convenience

Put customized convenience front and center to get your message out faster. Swipe, pinch-and-flick, tap and scroll to access information, automated workflows and more on the 10.1" Wide Super VGA Smart Operation Panel. Add optional software solutions, such as Streamline NX, to perform other routine tasks in fewer steps.

Be confident, stay secure

Safeguard documents and track activity with User Authentication. Users gain access to MFP controls via passcodes or access-cards. Hold jobs in queue with the Locked Print feature until the authorized user releases it for printing. Close unused network ports to restrict further unauthorized access.

Reduce energy and paper use

Manage energy costs responsibly. The MFP is EPEAT® Gold rated and ENERGY STAR® certified, and offers a low Typical Electricity Consumption of 2.2 kWh/week. Duplex printing comes standard to reduce paper usage and costs. Plus, you can program the device to shut down automatically when the office is empty.

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Engine/General Specifications



Printing Process

4-Drum Method

Control Panel

10.1" Smart Operation Panel

Color / Black & White


Output Speed Copy/Print

50-ppm B&W & FC (LTR)

First Page Out Time

4.0 seconds (B&W);
5.7 seconds (Color)

Warm-Up Time

24 seconds

Recovery Time From Sleep Mode

Unit: 8.8 seconds
Smart Operation Panel: 1.0 second (motion sensor activated)


600 dpi

System Memory

2 GB RAM/320GB HDD Standard & 4GB RAM Option

Maximum Copy Quantity

Standard: 500 sheets
Maximum: 625 sheets (with options)


Automatic (Standard)

Document Feeder Type

Single Pass Document Feeder (SPDF)

Single Pass Document Feeder (SPDF)


Document Feeder Paper Weight

Standard Trays: 16 — 80 lb. Bond/166 lb.
Index (60 — 300 g/m2)
Bypass Tray: 14 — 80 lb. Bond/ 166 lb.
Index (52 — 300 g/m2)
Duplex Unit: 14 — 68 lb.
Bond (52 — 256 g/m2)

Document Feeder Capacity

220 sheets

Preset Reduction and Enlargement Ratios

25%, 50%, 65%, 73%, 78%, 85%, 93%, 100%, 121%, 129%, 155%, 200%, 400%

Zoom Range

25% to 400% in 1% increments

Original Size

5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17"
(140 x 216 mm to 279 x 432 mm)

Maximum Original Size

Platen: Up to 8.5" x 11.7"/A4 (216 x 297 mm)
SPDF: Up to 11" x 17"/A3 (279 x 431 mm)

Supported Paper Sizes

1st Paper Tray: 8.5" x 11" (A4)
2nd Paper Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" — 8.5" x 14" (A6 — LG)
Bypass: 5.5" x 8.5" — 8.5" x 14"(A6 — LG); Custom Sizes: Width: 3.5" — 8.5" (90 — 216 mm), Length: 5.8" — 49.6" (148 — 1260 mm)

Supported Paper Weights

Standard Trays: 16 — 80 lb. Bond/166 lb.
Index (60 — 300 g/m2)
Bypass Tray: 14 — 80 lb.
Bond/ 166 lb.
Index (52 — 300 g/m2)
Duplex Unit: 14 — 68 lb.
Bond (52 — 256 g/m2)

Supported Paper Types

Plain, Recycled, Special Paper 1-3, Letterhead, Cardstock, Preprinted, Bond, High-Gloss Coated, Coated, Color, Labels*, OHP* & Envelopes**

Standard Paper Capacity

Standard: 2 x 550 sheets + 100-Sheet Bypass Tray

Maximum Paper Capacity

Maximum: 2,300 sheets

Standard Output Capacity

500 sheets

Maximum Output Capacity

625 sheets (with options)

Power Source

120V — 127V, 60Hz, 12A

Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC)

2.24 kWh/week

Power Consumption

1,584W or less; Sleep Mode: 0.78W

Energy Star


EPEAT status


Dimensions W x D x H

23.1" x 27.0" x 31" (587 x 685 x 788 mm)


197 lbs. (89.5 kg) (includes SPDF)

Standard Features

Auto Color Calibration, Auto Color Selection, Auto Duplex, Auto Off Timer, Auto Paper Selection, Auto Start, Auto Tray Switch, Bates Stamp, Centralized Address Book Management, Color Balance, Adjustment/Program, Color/Image Creation, Combine Copy (2/4/8 into 1), Cover/Chapter/Slip Sheets, Electronic Sort, Energy Saver Timer, ID Card Copy, Image Density (Auto/Manual), Image Rotation, Image Quality Mode (Text, Photo, Text Photo), Import/Export of Preference Settings, Information Screen (Eco-Friendly Indicator), Interrupt Copy, Home UI Customization, Job Preset (up to 8), Job Programs (up to 25), Login/Logout Button, Remote Operation Panel, Rotate Sort, Sample Copy, Series Copy, Shift/Erase/Margin Adjustment, Simple UI Apps, Simplified Display, Single Function Apps, Smart Apps, Tilt Operation Panel, User Codes (up to 1,000), Web Browser


*Bypass Tray only
**Paper Tray 2 Only
***Typical Electricity Consumption by ENERGY STAR Qualified Imaging Equipment Test Procedure

Printer Specifications

Processor Speed

Intel Atom Processor Bay Trail 1.75 GHz

Hard Disk Drive

320GB HDD Standard & 4GB RAM Option


Mainframe: 1000Base-T/100Base-TX/10Base-T Ethernet, USB Type A (Optional 2 Ports)
Operation Panel: Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz only), Bluetooth 4.0, SD Card Slot, USB Host Type A, USB Host Type Mini B, NFC Tag
Option: Wireless LAN IEEE802.11a/b/g/n, USB 2.0 Type B

Network Protocol

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6)

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 7/8.1/10/Server 2008/Server 2008R2/Server2012/Server2012R2/Server2016; Unix: Sun Solaris 10, HP-UX 11.x/11i v2/11i/v3, SCO OpenServer 5.0.7/6.0, RedHat Linux Enterprise V4/V5/V6, IBM AIX V6.1/V7.1/V7.2; Citrix XenDesktop 7.0/7.1, Citrix XenApp 7.5/7.6/7.7/7.8/7.9/7.11/7.12/7.13/7.14/7.1 5 /7.16/7.17; Mac OS X v.10.10 or later, SAP R/3, SAP S/4, IBM iSeries AS/400-using OS/400 Host Print Transform

Device Management Utilities

Device Manager NX Series, Web ImageMonitor, @Remote

Printer Languages

Standard: PCL5c, PCL6, PDF Direct emulation, PostScript3 emulation
Optional: Adobe PostScript3, Adobe PDF Direct Print, XPS

Font Support

Standard: PCL: 45 Roman fonts + 13
International fonts; PostScript3: 80 Roman fonts + 13 International fonts
Optional: Genuine Adobe PostScript3
Emulation: 136 Roman fonts

Print Resolution

1200 x 1200 dpi

Other Print Features

Sample/Locked/Hold/Scheduled/Stored/Store and Print/Black Over Print, CLP Simulation, PDF Direct Print, PictBridge®, Mail to Print, Classification Code, Bonjour Support, Windows Active Directory Support, DDNS Support, PCL Resident Font Adoption, Tray-Parameter, Change from Web Image Monitor, 1200 dpi Support, Universal Driver, XPS Support, WS Printer, Wireless LAN Interface Option, Media Direct Print (Print from USB/SD), Banner Page Print, Auto Job Promotion, Poster Print, WiFi Protected Setup

Security Features

Authentication for Windows/LDAP/Basic/User Code/802.1.x Wired, Encryption for Address Book/Authentication Password/SSL Communication/S/MIME/IPSEC Communication/HDD/Transport Layer Security/SSH/Wireless LAN, Network Protocol On/Off, IP Filtering, Mask Type for Copying/Data Security, Unauthorized Copy/Print Prevention, Quota Setting/Account Limit, SMTP over SSL, Compulsory Security Stamp

Scanner Specifications

Scan Speed BW Full Color

Simplex: 110 ipm; Duplex: 180 ipm (200 dpi/300 dpi)

Scanning Resolution

B&W and FC scanning at 100 — 600 dpi
Up to 1200 dpi for TWAIN scanning

Scan Area

11.7" x 14" (297 — 355 mm)

File Formats

Single/Multi-Page TIFF, Single/Multi-Page PDF, Single/Multi-Page High Compression PDF, Single/Multi-Page PDF/A, Single Page JPEG

Scan-to Modes

Scan-to-Email (with LDAP support)
Scan-to-Folder (SMB/FTP)
Scan-to-Media (USB/SD Card)
Network TWAIN Scanning

Document Server Specifications

Maximum Stored Documents

3,000 documents

Maximum Pages/Document

2,000 pages (per document)

Maximum Page Capacity

9,000 pages (all stored documents)

Max Number of Folders


Fax Specifications



Fax Option Type

Option Type M39



Fax Resolution

200 x 100 dpi, 200 x 200 dpi, 400 x 400 dpi (with optional SAF memory)

Compression Method


Scanning Speed

Up to 58 spm - Standard and Detail Mode (LTR)

Modem Speed

33.6K – 2,400 bps w/Auto Fallback

Transmission Speed

G3: Approximately 2 seconds/page (JBIG)

SAF Memory

Standard: 4 MB (approx. 320 pages)
Optional: 64 MB (approx. 4,800 pages) with optional SAF memory

Max Auto Dials

2,000 Quick/Speed Dial numbers

Group Dials

100 Group Dial numbers

Finishing Features


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