Ricoh MP 402SPF Review

Good: Upgraded 10.1" Smart Operation Panel, strong security features, compact size.
Bad: Finishing options are not offered, doesn't accept ledger-sized paper, no color printing or copying.
Bottom Line: New black-and-white MFP with strong features for the small-to-medium business.
Intended Users:
Small, Medium
Speed Black:
Speed Color:
Not applicable

Product Overview

The MP 402SPF joins the MP 501SPF and MP 601SPF as new offerings in Ricoh’s black-and-white MFP lineup. At $3,325, it offers standard printing, copying, scanning and optional faxing. The MP 402SPF has a speed of 42ppm and a first-print-time of 3.9 seconds.

There is a 1.46GHz processor, 2GB of memory and a 320GB hard drive. There is also a 10.1″ touchscreen Smart Operation Panel for access to workflows and information. Users can access information with the same flick-swipe functionality commonly used on smartphones. They can also customize the user interface with one-touch workflows for common tasks, such as printing, scanning or accessing the document server.

PCL, PostScript and direct PDF printing languages are standard. Users can add XPS printing format as an option. USB and Ethernet connectivity is supported, while wireless and parallel are optional. Mobile printing is supported via Ricoh’s Smart Device Connector app.

More details are in our Features section below.

The MP 402SPF can be a good choice for medium-sized companies that are looking for a compact MFP that doesn’t require color output.


Paper supplies: There is a standard 500-sheet tray and a 100-sheet bypass.  Users can optionally add up to two additional 500-sheet drawers or two 250-sheet trays for a maximum capacity of 1,600 sheets. All trays accept up to 8.5″ x 14″ paper size. There is also a single-pass document feeder that has a capacity of up to 50 sheets. Output is a standard 250-sheet internal tray. There are no finishing options.

Multifunctional features: Scan-to functions include email (with LDAP support), folder (SMB and FTP), and URL. Scan-to-media is supported with a standard USB/SD card slot, which gives users the capability to scan to a USB flash drive and other similar devices.

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.

The optional fax kit 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 the ability to make copying secure and confidential, user authentication, and the ability to set limits of printing by user. Also offered is watermarks, encrypted protection and hard drive data overwrite.

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


The MP 402SPF doesn’t offer finishing options. And it doesn’t accept ledger-size (11″ x 17″) paper. There is also no color printing or copying. Users that require those features can check out our review on the Ricoh MP C6004 Series.


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.

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