Ricoh IM C530FB Review

Good: Intuitive 7" Smart Operation Panel, 2,700-sheet capacity, optional Streamline NX software.
Bad: Finishing options aren't available, ledger-sized paper is not supported.
Bottom Line: New color MFP that helps medium- and large-sized businesses optimize their digital workflows.
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Ricoh
IM C530FB
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Medium, Large
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55 ppm
55 ppm
1.2 GHz
2 GB

Product Overview

The IM C530FB joins Ricoh’s line of Intelligent Devices that allow businesses to access the latest technological features without having to buy a new MFP. Administrators simply download any new application, feature, or upgrade from the device as soon as they’re available, thanks to Ricoh’s Always Current technology.

At 55 ppm, it’s a color MFP with standard printing, copying, scanning and faxing. It has a first-page-out-time of 4.2 seconds in color and has a 7″ Smart Operation Panel, which can be personalized with the client’s logo, and also includes web-help and how-to videos for guiding end users.

Ricoh also offer customized applications or workflows that can be standardized throughout the company or within cloud-hosted user profiles (so individuals or departments can access specific workflows). Those settings or workflows can be rolled over to the new device once the current MFP reaches end of life.

In addition, there is the optional Streamline NX software, which is a modular platform that helps organizations manage their document-related processes. One of its feature is Secure Release, which allows users to restrict access to print output to only document owners.

More details is in our Features section below.

Features

Paper input/output: Standard paper capacity consists of a 550-sheet tray and a 150-sheet bypass. Ricoh offers an optional 2,000-sheet large-capacity tray that adds up to a maximum capacity of 2,700 sheets. The trays support up to legal-sized (8.5″ x 14″) paper. There’s also a standard 100-sheet single-pass duplexing feeder. Standard paper output is 400 sheets and there are no finishing options.

Multifunctional features: The IM C530FB includes a 1.2 GHz processor, 2 GB of memory (RAM) and a 32 GB (eMMC). PCL, PostScript and direct PDF are supported. UBS and Ethernet connectivity is standard, and wireless is optional. The devices support mobile printing and scanning via Ricoh’s Smart Device Connector app and Apple AirPrint.

Scan-to functions include email, folder (SMB and FTP) and USB, and the MFP supports PDF, JPEG, TIFF, high-compression PDF and PDF/A file formats.

Faxing features include a 33.6kbps modem with up to 4 MB of memory.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?

Shortcomings

The IM C530FB doesn’t have finishing options and also doesn’t support ledger-sized (11″ x 17″) paper.

About

Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions.

The majority of the company’s revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It’s known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and its sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline (“imagine. change.”), Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

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