Ricoh MP C6502 and MP C8002 Review

Good: Very strong paper capacity, extensive security features, optional Fiery color controller.
Bad: PostScript is only optional, Wi-Fi is only optional.
Bottom Line: Ricoh keeps improving its product line by adding new features.
Intended Users:
MP C6502 / MP C8002
Speed Black:
Speed Color:

Product Overview

The MP C6502 and MP C8002 joins Ricoh’s line of strong color MFPs. The MP C6502 copies and prints at 65ppm in both color and black-and-white, while the MP C8002 runs at 80ppm in both modes. Aside from speed and price, both machines share identical specifications. Copying, printing, and scanning are all standard, while faxing is optional. Warm-up speed is 50 seconds. First-copy-out time in color is 7.2 seconds for the MP C6502 and 6.2 seconds for the MP C8002.

More information on the specific features of the MP C6502 and MP C8002 are found in our Features section below.

The Ricoh MP C6502 and MP C8002 are excellent machines and offer an attractive combination of features, performance, and innovative technology. Ricoh keeps enhancing the breadth of their color product line, and the results are excellent.


Paper handling:

  • Two 550-sheet ledger-sized paper trays, dual 1,250-shet drawers, and 100-sheet bypass all standard
  • Optional 4,400 sheet large-capacity tray
  • Optional 2,200-sheet ledger-sized tray
  • Standard 220-sheet single-pass duplexing document feeder
  • Maximum paper capacity is 8,100 sheets
  • Optional finisher with 3,000-sheet stacking capacity, a 65-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 with a 2,000-sheet stacking capacity and a 250-sheet upper tray. It includes a 65-sheet multiposition stapler and a saddle stitcher. This finisher can make 20-page booklets.
  • Optional “Production Booklet Maker” that saddle stitches booklets up to 120 pages (from 30 sheets of paper). This production booklet maker requires the 100-sheet stapling finisher
  • Optional multi fold unit provides a variety of different folding options

MFP features:

  • 1.86BHz processor, 2.5GB of memory, and 640GB hard disk drive
  • Print function: standard PCL, optional PostScript, standard USB and Ethernet connectivity, optional Wi-Fi connectivity, mobile printing supported.
  • Scanning functions support a variety of different file sends and formats, including JPEG, PDF, and TIFF
  • Optional faxing that supports 33.6kbps modem with JBIG compression. Internet fax and LAN fax are supported.
  • Optional Fiery controller which includes a 2.9GHz processor, 2GB memory, a 500GB hard drive, and Ethernet interface. It also includes color tools such as ICC profile, RGB color tests, and CMYK color reference pages.

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?


Both the PostScript printing language and the Wi-Fi connectivity are only available as options.


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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