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Ricoh Corporation Introduces the Aficio MP 3500/MP 4500 Series.

Black & White Digital Systems Provide High-Performance Functionality Combined with Versatile Printing Options

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment has launched the Aficio(R) MP 3500/MP 4500 Series. This new black & white digital series which is suitable for any business environment, offers advanced network printing, scanning and faxing in one compact platform, as well as industry-leading security features that protect vital business information at every stage of a document's lifecycle.

Built on the strong features of its predecessor, this new series allows Ricoh to provide more affordable and flexible printing solutions, while still maintaining all the innovation and dependability of the Aficio 3035/3045 Series.

The new MP 3500P/MP 4500P RPCS (Refined Print Command Stream) Network Printing configuration features standard 35/45 pages per minute printing at 600 dpi, a 466 MHz processor, 40 GB Hard Disk Drive and 384 MB RAM.

A flexible upgrade path for faxing and PCL/Scanning is available as an option.

The Aficio MP 3500/MP 4500 Series offers an extensive list of features designed to safeguard information at all points of contact. Windows/LDAP Authentication restricts access to the network PC by requiring users to input their existing name and password, and encryption protects data from interception, falsification and tampering during transmission. To prevent unauthorized copying of printed documents, the Copy Prevention Control feature embeds a pattern and text into the document. If the document is copied on the Aficio MP 3500/MP 4500, or another Ricoh device with Copy Prevention Control capabilities, the original text is grayed out.

The DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) provides an even higher level of information security assurance. DOSS automatically overwrites latent information on the devices' hard drive after each copy, print and scan job. The overwrite methodology conforms to NSA standard for securing information remaining on digital systems hard drives and does not impede any of the Aficio MP 3500/MP 4500's feature set.
 Additional features of the Aficio MP 3500/MP 4500 Series include:
 -- Auto E-mail Notification delivers alert reports to designated e-mail
 addresses when a problem is detected to help IT/Key Operators easily
 monitor the device.
 -- Advanced Scan & Fax Features include embedded Scan-to-URL, IP Faxing
 (T.38) and Fax Forwarding-to-Folder.
 -- Hold/Locked/Stored Print eliminates the need to store documents in
 physical mail bins, saving space and providing a secure environment.
 -- 466 MHz Processor Network printer via standard 10/100BaseTX Ethernet
 and USB 2.0 connectivity.
 -- PDF Direct Print reduces network traffic and raises productivity.




The Aficio MP 3500SPi/MP 4500SPi configuration comes pre-installed with DocumentMall to streamline document input, management and output. With Ricoh's DocumentMall, customers can reliably store, edit, share, and retrieve electronic and digital documents virtually anywhere from a PC via the Internet. DocumentMall ensures document security by encrypting hardcopy documents scanned from the MP 3500SPi/MP 4500SPi Series into the service. This on-demand document management service provides businesses with a secure, managed environment that employees can access at any location.

"We are pleased to continue to improve upon our digital imaging systems and tailor the enhancements of our multifunction products to meet customers' needs in the demanding business world we live in today," said Ron Potesky, vice president Corporate Product Marketing, Ricoh Corporation. "The Aficio MP 3500/MP 4500 Series is intuitive and allows users to manage documents with confidence by providing easy-to-use features as well as the latest security advancements at all workflow stages -- input, management and output."

The Aficio MP 3500/MP 4500 Series is available in a variety of other configurations. Suggested retail price starts at $8,890 for the Aficio MP 3500 and $11,050 for the Aficio MP 4500. To learn more about Ricoh's full line of multifunction products, please visit http://www.ricoh-usa.com/.

About Ricoh Corporation

Ricoh Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 70-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2005 sales in excess of $17 billion, a 5.6 percent increase over the previous year.

Ricoh Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh's fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh's line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators and wide format engineering systems. Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow. Ricoh's document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information.

Ricoh Corporation directly or through its subsidiaries markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. For fiscal year 2005, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $3 billion, an increase of 8.1 percent over the previous year.

Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.ricoh-usa.com/.
 Ricoh Aficio MP 3500/MP 4500 Series Specifications

 General/Copy Specifications

 Printing Process: Twin laser beam scanning and
 electro-photographic printing
 Configuration: Console
 Standard Memory: 128MB RAM/40GB HDD
 Maximum Memory: 384MB RAM/40GB HDD
 Warm Up Time: 15 seconds from power off (MP 3500)
 20 seconds from power off (MP 4500)
 Dimensions (WxDxH): 26.5" x 26" x 34"
 Total Paper Supply Standard/Max: 1,050 / 3,550 sheets
 Document Feeder Standard 80-sheet ARDF
 Finishing Options SR790 Finisher 1000, SR880 Multi-
 Tray Finisher, SR890 Booklet
 Finisher, 2/3 Hole Punch Kit
 First Copy Speed 4.3 seconds (MP 3500), 3.6 seconds
 (MP 4500)
 Print/Copy Speed: 35 ppm (MP 3500), 45 ppm (MP 4500)
 Print Specifications (Optional):
 Print/Copy Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi, 2400 x 600 dpi (with
 smoothing)
 CPU: RM7035C 466 MHz
 Standard Interface: Ethernet 10/100 BaseTX & USB 2.0
 Optional Interface: IEEE 802.11b, Bluetooth, & IEEE
 1284
 PDL: RPCS, PCL 5e/PCL6 (Standard)
 Adobe PostScript 3 (Optional)
 Facsimile Specifications(Optional):
 Modem Speed: 33.6 Kbps with Automatic Fallback
 Compression Method: MH, MR, MMR, JBIG
 Scanning Speed: 0.43 seconds (LEF)
 Auto Dials: 2000
 Resolution: 200 x 100 dpi, 200 x 200 dpi, (400 x
 400 dpi) (optional)
 Memory: Standard: 4MB (320 pages)
 Maximum: 28MB (2,240 pages)
 Transmission Speed: G3: 3 seconds per page (MMR
 compression)
 G3: 2 seconds per page (JBIG
 compression)
 Optional Features*: LAN Fax, Internet Fax (T.37), IP
 Faxing (T.38), Fax
 Forwarding to e-mail/HDD/Folder with
 optional Print/Scan installed.
 Additional G3 lines
 Scanning Specifications (Optional):
 Scan Speed: Embedded Scanning: 52 ipm @ 200 dpi
 Scan Resolution: 600 dpi
 Output Format: Single page: TIFF/JPEG/PDF
 Multi-page: TIFF/PDF
 Standard Interfaces: 10/100BaseTX Ethernet
 Optional Interfaces: IEEE 802.11b Wireless LAN
 Standard Features: Embedded Scan-to-Email, HDD, Folder,
 URL and TWAIN
 Pricing Information
 Ricoh MP 3500:
 Copier: $8,890
 Copier & Printer: $9,345
 Copier, Printer & Scanner: $10,620
 Copier, Printer, Scanner, &
 Facsimile: $11,715
 Copier, Printer, Scanner, & Document
 Mall: $11,820
 Ricoh MP 4500: Copier: $11,050
 Copier & Printer: $11,505
 Copier, Printer & Scanner: $12,780
 Copier, Printer, Scanner, &
 Facsimile: $13,875
 Copier, Printer, Scanner, & Document
 Mall: $13,980

 * Standard on Aficio MP 3500/MP 4500 Copier, Printer, Scanner, & Facsimile
 configuration.

 CONTACT: Russell Marchetta Laura Bower
 Ricoh Corporation Peppercom
 (973) 882-2075 (212) 931-6127
 russell.marchetta@ricoh-usa.com lbower@peppercom.com



CONTACT: Russell Marchetta of Ricoh Corporation, +1-973-882-2075, russell.marchetta@ricoh-usa.com; or Laura Bower of Peppercom, +1-212-931-6127, lbower@peppercom.com

Web site: http://www.ricoh-usa.com/
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