Ricoh MP 2554 Family Review

Good: Ricoh's new Smart Device Connnector app, optional internal stapleless finisher, enhanced color touchscreen.
Bad: PostScript is only optional.
Bottom Line: Midsize-workgroup machines with upgraded features such as Smart Device Connector app.
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Ricoh
MP 2554 Family
$6,400-$9,880
Medium-sized
Speed Black:
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Memory:
25ppm-33ppm
Not applicable
533MHz
2GB

Product Overview

The new Ricoh MP 2554 series replace the older MP 2553 machines that were released in 2014. The main difference in the new generation of devices is that they utilize Ricoh’s new Smart Device Connector app. This app allows users to print or scan documents from their mobile devices via the QR code or NFC tag on the optional Smart Operation Panel. Another upgrade is the increased in maximum paper capacity and the addition of the optional internal stapleless finisher.

The MP 2554 ($6,400) copies and prints at 25ppm, the MP 3054 ($8,350) has a speed of 30ppm, and the MP 3354 ($9,880) runs at 33ppm. System memory is 2GB with a 320GB hard drive. Ricoh has enhanced its 10.1″ color touchscreen – much like working with tablets and smartphones, users can swipe, drag-and-drop, and pinch-and-flick between functions.

The print function is based on a 533MHz embedded controller. It supports PCL and XPS. There is also a PostScript option as well as one that allows for direct printing of PDF files. USB and Ethernet are standard. Ricoh also offers a variety of optional interfaces including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, and even parallel.

The Ricoh MP 2554, MP 3054, and MP 3354 have very strong features. We like the excellent range of paper-handling features, enhanced mobile printing and scanning capability, and optional finishers with ledger-sized paper capability. These are good buys for offices that need a multifunctional machine but not the color printing or copying.

Features

Paper handling:

  • Two 550-sheet trays and 100-sheet bypass standard
  • Optional 550-sheet tray
  • Optional 2 x 550-sheet tray set
  • Optional 1,500-sheet large-capacity tray
  • Optional 2,000-sheet tandem large-capacity tray
  • Maximum paper capacity is 4,700 sheets
  • Standard 100-sheet automatic document feeder
  • Standard output 500-sheet catch tray
  • Optional one-bin tray that hold 125 sheets
  • Optional internal finisher with a 500-sheet tray that uses 50-sheet multiposition stapling.  A hole-punch kit is optional.
  • Optional finisher with a 1,000-sheet tray that uses 50-sheet multiposition stapling
  • Optional booklet maker, with V-folding and saddlestitching. It has a 1,000-sheet main tray and a 250-sheet proof tray. It can staple up to 50 sheets. That module has an optional 2/3-hole punch unit.
  • Optional 250-sheet internal stapleless finisher that binds up to five sheets of paper.

MFP Features:

  • Different scanning recipients and destinations, including email, folder, URL, and media.
  • Scanning file formats include JPEG, PDF, and TIFF
  • Optional faxing utilizes 33.6kbps modem with JBIG compression
  • Standard fax memory is 4MB of memory (320 pages), expandable to 60MB (4,800 pages).
  • Users can add two extra fax lines as options.
  • Network fax and Internet fax are supported.

Security features:

  • User authentication
  • Data overwriting
  • Data encryption
  • Locked print password encryption
  • Address book encryption

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

Shortcomings

PostScript is only available as an option. Companies looking for color printing and copying may want to check out Ricoh’s line of color MFPs.

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 is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives. Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com/about/

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