Ricoh Corp. on Thursday introduced the
Aficio CL7200 and CL7300
color laser printers, designed for office and workgroup environments. The CL7200 costs US$3,495, while the CL7300 costs $5,095.
The printers both feature true 1200 x 1200 dot per inch (DPI) output resolution, as well as 1200 x 600 and 600 x 600DPI resolutions. The printers both come standard with 256MB RAM and can be equipped with 512MB RAM total (there’s one free slot). Network protocols supported include TCP/IP, Novell IPX/SPX, SMB (NetBEUI, Net BIOS over TCP/IP) and AppleTalk.
They can handle paper capacities up to 3,100 sheets, and depending on what trays are used, can accommodate paper sizes including 8.5 x 11-inch, 8.5 x 14-inch, 11 x 17-inch, 7.5 x 10.5-inch, 8 x 13-inch, 8.25 x 13-inch, 8.5 x 13-inch, A5, A4 and A3.
Features include support for Adobe PostScript3, PCL 5c, PCL 6 and RPCS print languages, 10/100base-T Ethernet and USB 2.0. Wireless (802.11b), FireWire 400 and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity are also options. The CL7200 can output 28 pages per minute (PPM) color and 32PPM black and white; the CL7300 can output 35PPM color and 35PPM black and white. The printers also support duplex mode, which lets users print on both sides of the paper.
SmartDeviceMonitor encrypts data sent to the printer using Internet Printing Protocol (IPP), to help reduce the risk of information theft, according to Ricoh. When the new printers are paired with Ricoh’s optional IS300 Image Scanner, they can also manage scan-to-e-mail, scan-to-folder, scan-to-FTP, TWAIN scanning and scan-to-print capabilities.