Ricoh MP 305SPF Review

Good: Smart Operation Panel for automating commonly-used workflows, server that stores up to 3,000 documents, mobile printing and scanning functionality.
Bad: Finishing options is not offered, bypass tray only has a capacity of 10 sheets.
Bottom Line: Compact black-and-white MFP with basic features for a small or medium-sized business.
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Ricoh
MP 305SPF
$3,245
Small, Medium
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30ppm
Not applicable
533MHz
2GB

Product Overview

The new MP 305SPF ($3,245) joins Ricoh’s line of black-and-white MFPs. It prints and copies at 30ppm and includes standard copying, printing, scanning and faxing. It has a first-copy-time of 4.9 seconds as well as a warmup speed of 27 seconds. The MP 305SPF includes a 533MHz processor, 2GB of memory and a 320GB hard drive. PCL and PostScript is standard, while XPS direct printing is optional. USB and Ethernet connectivity is supported and users can print from or scan to their mobile devices via the Ricoh Smart Device Connector app.

The MP 305SPF includes an eye-catching 10.1″ Smart Operation Panel for automating commonly-used workflows, such as quick copying, faxing or scanning. Users can access the panel via a touch-and-swipe functionality that’s used on mobile devices. They can also customize specific one-touch workflows by selecting widgets or apps from Ricoh’s Application Site.

We’ve detailed more on this device in our Features section below.

The MP 305SPF is ideal for small-to-medium-sized offices that don’t have a need for printing in color but still appreciate having multifunctionality in a compact device.

Features

Paper handling: The MP 305SPF includes a standard 250-sheet tray and a 10-sheet bypass. Users can optionally add a 500-sheet paper feed unit for a maximum capacity of 760 sheets. There is also a 50-sheet reversing automatic document feeder that supports duplexing. The bypass tray and document feeder supports ledger-size (11″ x 17″) paper, while the other trays only support letter-sized (8.5″ x 11″) paper. Output capacity is 100 sheets and there is no finishing options.

Multifunctional features: Scan-to functions include email (with LDAP support), folder (SMB and FTP), USB/SD, digitally signed PDF, searchable PDF and URL. File formats supported include TIFF, PDF, JPEG and high-compression PDF.

There is a standard server for document management functionality that stores up to 3,000 documents, 2,000 pages per document and a maximum of 200 folders.

Faxing runs at 33.6kbps with 4MB of memory. LAN fax and Internet fax is supported.

Security features: Ricoh continues to expand its security options, including hard drive overwrite, user authentication, address book encryption, and secure print, to name a few.

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

Shortcomings

The MP 305SPF doesn’t include finishing options. Its bypass tray only has a capacity of 10 sheets and there is an overall maximum paper capacity of 760 sheets, which can be ideal for a small business, but companies looking for more paper-handling functionality can check out our reviews on other Ricoh devices.

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 https://ricoh-usa.com/en/About-Us.

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