MP 2501SP


Value and versatility align as one

  • Print
  • Scan
  • Copy
  • Fax
  • Prints up to 25 ppm, copy, scan, fax
  • 600x600 dpi max print resolution
  • Paper capacity up to 1,600 pages
  • 100-sheet automatic reversing document feeder

An all-in-one office workflow solution

Want to transform your everyday workflows? Choose the RICOH MP 2501SP Black and White Laser Multifunction Printer (MFP) for fast, straightforward and affordable multifunction performance from a single device. Its powerful processing engine makes light work of monochrome printing, copying and even full-color scanning. Use it as your primary document system, a communications hub, or deploy it as part of a Managed Document Services (MDS) strategy.

Fast forward your productivity

Stay ahead of the curve with this reliable and compact multifunction printer-scanner-copier. Produce high-quality output at up to 25 pages per minute and incorporate papers sizes up to 11" x 17" to expand your document creation capabilities. The versatile MP 2501SP also offers 600 dpi for excellent image quality, and comes standard with a 100-sheet capacity automatic reversing document feeder to handle multi-page originals for single- or two-sided copying and scanning.

Stay flexible with wireless printer options

Why not go wireless? Use the optional IEEE 802.11a/g so the MP 2501SP multifunction printer can be networked wirelessly without the need for an Ethernet cable or a physical network connection. Eliminate expensive installations and enable workgroups to conveniently place the MFP where it works best. Plus, meet the evolving demands of today's on-the-go workforce using the RICOH Smart Device Print&Scan app, and print directly from your smart device to the MFP.

Direct your workflow

The MP 2501SP offers innovative solutions that improve workflows by enhancing the user experience and increasing productivity. The optional bypass tray features adjustable guides to accommodate a variety of paper sizes, envelopes and weights up to 90-lb. Index. Optional paper banks expand standard paper capacity up to 1,600 sheets for longer runs of high-quality output day in and day out.

Maximize your time and efforts

Configure your unique preferences to minimize time spent navigating between jobs. Take advantage of the easy-to-view, tilting 4.3" color control panel with a customizable home screen and icons for personalized, one-step shortcuts to common tasks. Plus, save time and reduce paper use when you copy both sides of an ID card (or other small document) onto a single sheet of paper — in one easy step.

Data security features keep your information safe

Help protect what's important. The DataOverwriteSecuritySystem deletes any latent images left behind on the internal HDD, and offers enhanced data encryption. The Locked Print feature keeps documents stored until an authorized user releases them, and Unauthorized Copy Control prevents the malevolent duplication of sensitive documents. The optional 250GB HDD makes it easy to employ authentication protocols to help protect documents and limit system privileges.

Keep your environmental commitment

The MP 2501SP makes it simple to think green. Enjoy environmentally-friendly printer features like quota settings, preview-before-print and automatic duplexing. You can also reduce paper use with a wide range of Scan-to options for electronic document distribution, including an optional 250GB hard drive for document storage and print-on-demand capabilities. Additionally, an embedded Eco-Friendly Indicator Screen displays your team's eco-stats to encourage positive print habits, and our consumable and product recycling programs make it easy to recycle.

Perfect your printer management

The MP 2501SP multifunction laser printer comes ready with easy-to-implement scalable administrative and software tools that allow you to streamline printer management. Quickly and remotely monitor usage, assign user limits and update device settings through any standard web browser. Maintain a productive pace with standard utilities that include Ricoh's Web Image Monitor and Device Manager NX.

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Learn more about the RICOH MP 2501SP Black and White Laser Multifunction Printer and how it may fit your business.

Engine/General Specifications



Scanning Element

Laser beam scanning

Printing Process

Electrophotographic printing

Control Panel

4.3" color touch panel

Color / Black & White

Black & White

Output Speed Copy/Print

25 ppm

First Page Out Time

6 seconds or less

Warm-Up Time

Less than 20 seconds

Recovery Time From Sleep Mode

Less than 10 seconds


600 x 600 dpi

System Memory

1 GB RAM (shared)
Optional: 1.5 GB RAM maximum
250 GB HDD (shared)

Maximum Copy Quantity

Up to 999


Automatic (Standard)

Document Feeder Type

Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF)

Document Feeder Original Size

5.5" x 8.5" - 11" x 17" (A5 - A3)

Document Feeder Paper Weight

11 x 34 lb. Bond Simplex (40 x 128g/m2), 14 x 28 lb. Bond Duplex (53 x 105 g/m2)

Document Feeder Capacity

100 sheets

Preset Reduction and Enlargement Ratios

50%, 65%, 78%, 93%, 121%, 129%, 155%

Zoom Range

25% to 400% in 1% increments

Exposure Glass Size

Up to 11" x 17" (A3)

Original Type

Sheets / Books

Original Size

5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17" (A5 & A3)

Maximum Original Size

Up to 11" x 17"

Supported Paper Sizes

Standard Trays: 5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17" (A5 &A3)
Bypass Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17" (A6 & A3)
Duplex Unit: 5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17" (A5 & A3)
ARDF: 5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17" (A5 & A3)

Supported Paper Weights

Standard Trays: 16 & 28 lb. Bond (60 & 105 g/m2)
Bypass Tray: 16 Bond & 90 lb. Index (60 & 162 g/m2)
Duplex Unit: 17 & 24 lb. Bond (64 & 90 g/m2)
ARDF: 11 & 34 lb. Bond Simplex (40 & 128g/m2), 14 & 28 lb. Bond Duplex (53 & 105 g/m2)

Supported Paper Types

Plain, Recycled, Colored, Letterhead, Preprinted, Bond, Card Stock, Prepunched, Special, Thick*, OHP (Transparency)* Envelopes*, Label Stock*

Standard Paper Capacity

600 sheets (250 sheets x 2 Trays + 100-Sheet Bypass Tray)

Maximum Paper Capacity

1,600 Sheets
Standard: 250 sheets x 2 Trays + 100-Sheet Bypass Tray
Optional: 500 sheets x 1 or 2 Trays

Standard Output Capacity

250 sheets (internal tray)

Maximum Output Capacity

350 sheets (with 100-sheet 1 Bin Tray Option)

Maximum Monthly Volume


Power Source

120V, 60Hz, 12A

Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC)

1.126 kWh/Week**

Dimensions W x D x H

23.1" x 22.4" x 26.9" (587 mm x 568 mm x 683 mm) & includes ARDF


114.0 lbs./51.7 kg

Standard Features

Auto Duplex, Auto Off Timer, Auto Paper Selection, Auto Start, Combine Copy, Electronic Sort, Image Rotation, Job Programs (25), Photo Mode, Series Copy, Simple Screen, User Codes (8 digits, 1,000 Personal Codes).
*Bypass Tray only
**Typical electricity consumption by ENERGY STAR program

Printer Specifications

Processor Speed

RM7035C & 533 MHz

Hard Disk Drive

250 GB HDD


Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX, Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T)

Network Protocol


Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008/7; Novell Netware 6.5 and later; UNIX Filters for Sun Solaris 2.6/7/8/9/10; HP-UX 10.x/11.x/11iv2/11iv3; Red Hat Linux Enterprise V4, V5, V6; SCO OpenServer 5.0.6/5.0.7/6.0; IBM AIX Version 5.3, 6.1, 7.1; SAP R/3, 3.x or later, mySAP ERP2004 or later; Mac OSX 10.5 or later; Citrix Metaframe XP/ PresentationServer 4/4.5/XenApp 5.0, 6.0, 6.5

Device Management Utilities

SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin and Client, Web SmartDeviceMonitor, Web Image Monitor

Printer Languages

Standard: PCL5e/6;
Optional: Genuine Adobe® PostScript®3, Universal Driver

Font Support

Fonts for PCL 5e/6 45 Roman fonts and 13 International fonts
Fonts for PS3 136 Roman fonts

Print Resolution

600 x 600 dpi

Mobile Printing Support

Smart Device Print&Scan app

Printer Features

Mobile Driver, Bonjour Support, Classification Code, PDF Direct Print, Windows Active Directory Support, DDNS Support, WS Printer, PCL Resident Font Adoption, Tray-Parameter Change from WebImageMonitor, XPS Support

Other Print Features

Media Direct Print (Print from USB/SD)¹, Mail to Print¹, Sample/Hold/Stored/Locked Print¹, Store and Print¹, Auto Job Promotion¹

Security Features

Standard Features: SMTP over SSL; Authentication (Windows/LDAP/Kerberos/Basic/User Code/802.1.x Wired); Encryption (Address Book/Authentication Password/SSL Communication/IPsec; NetworkProtocol (Port) On/Off; IP Filtering; RAM Based Security when HDD is not installed
Optional Features: Quota Setting/Account Limit1, DataOverwriteSecurity¹, Locked Print¹, HDD Encryption¹, Copy Data Security Unit, S/MIME1.
¹HDD option required
²Netware option required
**Typical electricity consumption by ENERGY STAR program
Some features may require additional options
Specifications are subject to change without notice

Scanner Specifications

Scan Speed BW Full Color

50 ipm @ 300 dpi B&W (Letter/A4)
25 ipm @ 300 dpi Full-Color (Letter/A4)

Scanning Resolution

Up to 600 dpi


256 levels

Scan Area

Main: 11" (297 mm)
Sub: 17" (432 mm)

Standard Interfaces

Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX, Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T)

Optional Interfaces

Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11a/b/g)



File Formats

Single/Multi Page TIFF, Single/Multi Page PDF, Single/Multi Page High Compression PDF and Single/Multi Page PDF/A; Single Page JPEG

Scan Modes

B&W: Text, Text/Line Art, Text/Photo, Photo, Grayscale
Full-Color: Text/Photo, Glossy Photo, ACS
Scan-to-USB/SD; Scan-to-Email (POP, SMTP, IMAP4); Scan-to-Folder (SMB/FTP/ NCP²); Scan-to-URL¹ Network TWAIN Scanning; WSD Scanner

Scanning Features

PDF Encryption, Drop Out Color Send, Scan-to-Email/SMB/FTP, LDAP Support, TWAIN Scanning
Optional: Preview Before Transmission (TX Preview)¹, Scan to URL¹
¹HDD option required²Netware option required

Document Server Specifications


Standard: 1 GB RAM (shared);
Optional: 1.5 GB RAM maximum (shared), 250 GB HDD (shared)

Maximum Stored Documents


Fax Specifications





Fax Resolution

200 x 100 dpi, 200 x 200 dpi

Compression Method


Scanning Speed

2 seconds (Letter)

Modem Speed

33.6K & 2,400 bps with Auto Fallback

Transmission Speed

Approx. 2 seconds/page (JBIG)


4 MB (approx. 320 pages)

Memory Backup

1 hour

Max Auto Dials

1,000 (2,000 with HDD Option)

Group Dials

100 groups (max. 500 numbers per group)

User Function Key

3 keys

Fax Features

Detection of Misplaced Documents, Double Check Destination Address, Direct SMTP, Fax Forward to Email/Folder, LDAP Support, Internet Fax (T.37), IP Fax (T.38), LAN Fax

Optional Features

Paperless Fax¹, Remote Fax¹

¹HDD option required

Finishing Features

Paper Tray

1 Bin Tray BN2010

Paper Feed

Paper Feed Unit PB2000 (Optional)
Paper Size: 5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17" (A5 & A3)
Paper Weight: 16 & 28 lb. Bond (60 & 105 g/m2)Paper Capacity 500 sheets x 1 Tray
Dimensions (WxDxH): 21.8" x 21.6" x 5.4" (553 x 548 x 137 mm)
Weight: 26.5 lbs. (12 kg)


FAC59 Tall Cabinet
(Required for installation with base model to bring the device up tothe optimal height)
Dimensions (WxDxH): 29.7" x 27.2" x 16" (755 x 692 x 406 mm)
Weight: 26.0 lbs. (11.8 kg)


See Accessories Tab for a complete list of options


Hard Disk Drive Option Type M1

ID: 007166MIU


Standard DOSS and HDD Encryption are resident in the system's firmware. The optional HDD and a Service technician are required to activate the standard DOSS and HDD Encryption.The HDD is required to enable the following features: Sample Print, Locked Print, Hold Print, Stored Print, Store and Print, Mail to Print, Media Direct Print (Print from USB/SD), Scan to URL, Preview before Transmission, Paperless Fax, MFP Browser, Document Server, Customizable Home Screen, Auto Job Promotion, Scheduled Print in the Print Driver, Enhanced Batch Scan, Quota Setting/Account Limit, Remote Fax, Eco-Friendly Indicator Screen, S/MIME, Digitally Signed PDF.

VM Card Type U, Hard Disk Drive Option Type M1 and Memory Unit Type M1 are required to activate the Software Development Kit (SDK).

Short Cabinet Type E

ID: 100477FNG


Short cabinet required only for installation with either Paper Feed Unit PB2000 or PB2010.

1 Bin Tray BN2010

ID: 416454


Provides additional output tray to separate copier, print, and fax output. Holds up to 100 sheets.

Paper Feed Unit PB2000 (1 x 500 Sheets)

ID: 416455


Optional 500-sheet paper bank brings total paper capacity to 1,100 sheets. Short Cabinet Type E is required to bring the unit up to optimal height. Cannot be installed in conjunction with Paper Feed Unit PB2010.

Paper Feed Unit PB2010 (2 x 500 Sheets)

ID: 416456


Optional 2x500-sheet paper bank brings total paper capacity up to the maximum 1,600 sheets. Short Cabinet Type E is required to bring the unit up to optimal height. Cannot be installed in conjunction with Paper Feed Unit PB2000.


ID: 52361

Print Options

Memory Unit Type M1 1.5 GB

ID: 007167MIU
  • Increases the memory (RAM) to 1.5 GB and allows customers to use Extended Features. Required to enable optional embedded software applications like ICE or Global Scan.

Print/Scan & Connectivity Options

VM Card Type U

ID: 416163


Required for JAVA customization and installation of software solutions.

Browser Unit Type M1

ID: 416464


Enables customer to connect to the internet for browsing. The Hard Disk Drive Option Type M1 must be installed to activate.

PostScript3 Unit Type M1

ID: 416473


Required for MacIntosh and Postscript printing environments.

SD card for NetWare printing Type M1

ID: 416476


Used by customers who print using Netware. This option is required for the following functions: Use of iPrint ports, SNMP via IPX and Scan to NCP (IPX, TCP/IP).

Print/Scan Options

IEEE1284 Interface Board Type A

ID: 411699
  • For environments that require Parallel connectivity.
  • Allows device connection with legacy computer equipment.


IEEE1284 Interface Board Type A cannot be installed with IEEE802.11a/g/n Wireless Interface Type M2, File Format Converter Type E or USB Device Server Option Type M12.

File Format Converter Type E

ID: 414007
  • Required to convert formats and drag to desktop documents stored via Copy or Print mode.


File Format Converter Type E cannot be installed with IEEE1284 Interface Board Type A, IEEE802.11a/g/n Wireless Interface Type M2 or or USB Device Server Option Type M12.

Embedded HotSpot Option Type S

ID: 415620
  • Required to enable HotSpot printing. One year HotSpot printing subscription service.
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Security & Miscellaneous Accessories

ESP XG-PCS-15D Power Filter

ID: 006428MIU
  • The ESP XG-PCS-15D power filter provides multi-stage power protection as well as line conditioning. Our Advanced Technical Support (ATS) recommends the use of Power Protection products to minimize potential electrical interference with products.


ESP XG-PCS-15D Power Filter cannot be installed with the ESP S1 Power Filter.

FM8006 Keyboard Bracket Only

ID: 007164MIU


Keyboard bracket (mounts to front of device). Keyboard not included.

External USB Keyboard (No Bracket)

ID: 100266FNG
  • External keyboard for inputting data with either SDK applications or embedded applications.


1. External Keyboard Bracket Type M19 is required for this option.
2. External USB Keyboard (No Bracket) cannot be installed with the NFC Card Reader Type M19.

Optional Counter I/F Type A

ID: 413012
  • Optional 20-Pin Interface used to attach external key counter or key card device.

Data Overwrite Security Unit Type I

ID: 416372
  • This is an ISO 15408 Certified version of DOSS that overwrites Copy, Print, Scanner, and Fax latent data. Mainframe is targeted to be ISO 15408 certified in January 2016.

Copy Data Security Unit Type G

ID: 416391
  • Prevents unauthorized copying of confidential documents.

Fax Options

Fax Option Type M1

ID: 416457


Installation required to enable fax services: 33.6Kbps, 2 Second Transmission Speed, Standard JBIG. Standard 320 Pages Memory. Includes standard Internet Fax (T.37), LAN Fax, IP-Fax (T.38) and Fax Forwarding to Email. Paperless Fax function requires the HDD option Type M1.

Fax Connection Unit Type M1

ID: 416470


Enables users to send and receive faxes from the sub machines via the Primary MFP. Communicates over the network with the unit that has the fax option. The Fax Connection Unit is required on both the primary MFP that has the Fax Option Type M1 installed and on the individual sub machines (Up to 6). In addition, the Hard Disk Drive Option Type M1 must also be installed on both the primary MFP and sub machines in the network.

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