Ricoh MP 9002 Family Review

Good: Very powerful speed for production markets, scalablility, wide range of optional finishers.
Bad: PostScript is only optional.
Bottom Line: Ricoh keeps improving its product line by adding new features.
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Ricoh
MP 9002 Family
$20,000-$34,500
Production
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60ppm-90ppm
Not applicable
1GHz
1GB-1.5GB

Product Overview

This family, released in 2012, replaced the older MP 6001/MP 7001/MP 9001 family of machine, with new features, notably, Web/cloud interface, mobile printing capability, ability of sharing a single fax line, and parts that are made from recycled steel.  This model family includes the 60ppm Aficio MP 6002 ($20,000), the 75ppm MP 7502 ($26,500), and MP 9002 ($34,500). These models are identical except for speed and price, and they offer the same list of options and accessories. The SP models are also identical except that they include printing and scanning standard, not optional as on the basic models. The list price difference between the copier model and its SP version is approximately $4,500.

The processor runs at 1GHz. The base models come with 1GB of memory, which can be upgraded to 1.5GB. The SP models come with 1.5GB standard. A 250GB hard disk drive is standard.

Warm-up time on all the models is a speedy 30 seconds on the MP 6002 and MP 7502, and 300 seconds on the MP 9002. These units have an extraordinary first-copy-out time of less than 4 seconds, with the MP 9002 coming in at 2.9 seconds.

The standard 150-sheet-capacity single-pass duplex feeder scans originals at 88ppm in both black and color. This is an advance in speed over the last generation of MP copiers.

These Ricoh Aficio MP models are excellent machines and a nice improvement over the previous generation. They offer an attractive combination of features, performance, and innovative technology. Ricoh keeps upping its line, and the results are excellent. We find the Aficio MP 6002, MP 7502, and MP 9002 family attractive in their market segments.

Features

Paper handling:

  • Standard paper capacity is 4,300 sheets, fed from two 550-sheet ledger-size paper trays, dual 1,550-sheet drawers, and a 100-sheet bypass.
  • Optional 4,000-sheet large-capacity tray
  • Maximum input capacity of 8,300 sheets
  • Optional finisher with 3,000-sheet stacking capacity, a 50-sheet multiposition stapler, and a 250-sheet upper tray.
  • Optional 3,000-sheet finisher, this one with a 500-sheet upper tray. It is capable of 100-sheet multiposition stapling.
  • Optional finisher that comes with a 2,000-sheet stacking capacity and a 250-sheet upper tray. It includes a 50-sheet multiposition stapler and a saddlestitcher. This finisher can make 60-page booklets using up to 15 ledger-size sheets.
  • Optional Ricoh “Production Booklet Maker” that saddlestitches booklets up to 120 pages (from 30 sheets of paper). This production booklet maker requires the 100-sheet stapling finisher.
  • All finishers have a 2/3-hole punch option.
  • Nine-bin mailbox unit with 100-sheet bin can be added to the 50-sheet stapling finisher or booklet maker.
  • Optional cover interposer that holds up to 200 ledger-size sheets; allows users to insert preprinted covers in a document as well as preprinted (but different) chapter inserts, all bypassing the potentially damaging heat of the copier’s fuser unit.

MFP Features:

  • Printing functions include PCL and Ricoh’s RPCS (Refined Printing Command Stream); PostScript is optional.
  • USB and Ethernet are standard. Ricoh also offers a variety of optional interfaces including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, and parallel. Mobile printing is supported.
  • Scanning functions include a variety of scan destinations and file formats, such as JPEG, PDF, TIFF, scan-to-email, and scan-to-USB.
  • LDAP support is standard.
  • Optional faxing allows all six devices to share a single fax line.
  • Fax memory can be increased from 320 pages to 2,240 pages. Faxing is at 33.6kbps with JBIG. Internet fax and LAN fax are supported.

Security features:

  • User authentication
  • PDF encryption
  • Locked print
  • Standard data overwrite kit for the hard disk

 

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

Shortcomings

PostScript support is only available as an option, which is unusual for production-level machines.

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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