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At Ricoh, we’ve established an international reputation for our reliable copiers. With our printers you benefit from the same expertise. The space-saving Aficio™SP C242DN is the neat solution to those wanting affordable hardware functions and market-leading image quality. While the SP C242DN has a small footprint and offers faster print speed plus highly competitive Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Ricoh SP C242DN

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Technology 4-drums tandem method, laser beam scanning, electro-photographic printing, single-component toner development

Continuous print speed Full colour 20 prints per minute
  B/W 20 prints per minute

Warm-up time Less than 30 seconds

First print speed Full colour Less than 14 seconds
  B/W Less than 14 seconds

Dimensions (W x D x H) 400 x 450 x 320 mm

Weight Less than 23.8 kg

Power source 220 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz

Power consumption Maximum 1.3 kW
  Energy saver mode 5/10 W or less

Duty cycle 65,000 pages per month


Processor SP C240DN CPU 220 MHz
  SP C242DN CPU 400 MHz

Printer language/fonts SP C240DN DDST (GDI)
  SP C242DN PCL5c, PCL6, PostScript® 3™ emulation: HP80 fonts

Printer resolution 600 x 600 dpi, 1,200 x 600 dpi, 2,400 x 600 dpi

Memory Standard SP C240DN: 64 MB
    SP C242DN: 256 MB

Drivers PCL5c/PCL6, PostScript® 3™ emulation Windows® XP/Vista/7/Server 2003/Server 2008 (32bit/64bit), Macintosh 10.3v or later


Network protocol TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), IPP, Bonjour

Supported environments Windows® XP/Vista/7/Server 2003/2003R2/ Server 2008 (32bit/64bit), Server 2008R2 (64bit)
  Macintosh 10.3v - 10.6v

Interface Ethernet 10 base-T/100 base-TX
  USB 2.0


Paper input capacity Standard 250-sheet paper tray
    1-sheet bypass tray
  Maximum 751 sheets

Paper output capacity Up to 150 sheets

Paper size A6 - A4

Paper weight Standard paper tray 60 - 160 g/m²
  Bypass tray 60 - 160 g/m²
  Optional paper tray 60 - 105 g/m²
  Duplex tray 60 - 90 g/m²

Media Plain paper, middle thick, recycle paper, envelope, thick paper, label, thin paper, color paper, pre-printed paper, pre-punched paper, letterhead, bond paper, card stock, special paper


Toner SP C240DN C, M, Y: 2,300 pages (short yield)1
    K: 2,300 pages (short yield)1
  SP C242DN C, M, Y: 2,500/6,000 pages (short/long yield)1
    K: 2,500/6,500 pages (short/long yield)1

Waste toner bottle 25,000 prints per bottle

The Aficio™SP C240DN/SP C242DN ship with a 1,000-sheet starter kit.


External option 1 x 500-sheet paper tray

1 IEC24712 declared chart, ISO/IEC 19798 colour measurement.