MP C401


Multifunction power plus brilliant color

  • Print
  • Scan
  • Copy
  • Fax
  • Prints up to 42 ppm, copy, scan, fax
  • 1200x1200 dpi max print resolution
  • Paper capacity up to 2,300 pages
  • Standard 100-sheet bypass tray for envelopes and heavier stocks

Fast affordable color printing starts here

Realize your team's full potential with the power of color. The RICOH MP C401 Color Laser Multifunction Printer (MFP) simplifies everyday tasks by combining fast color output, advanced scanning and optional faxing to help you share and deliver information. Output brilliant color prints at 42 pages per minute (ppm) on a wide range of media types to keep your projects moving at full speed, and do it in colorful fashion.

Print and scan more in less time

Need to capture and share documents quickly? Quickly turn hard copies into digital files and expedite multi-page scans of one- and two-sided originals via the 50-Sheet Automatic Reversing Document Feeder . Speed through print jobs while reducing overall paper use with automatic duplexing. Draw from the 650-sheet standard paper capacity, including a 100-sheet bypass tray that can accommodate envelopes and heavier paper stocks.

Increase supply without increasing footprint

Have a big job? Expand your paper capacity to 2,300 sheets by adding up to three optional 550-sheet-paper trays, for fewer workflow interruptions - without adding to the MFP's footprint. You'll reduce trips to replenish paper, and can set each paper source to supply different paper types and sizes to accommodate all of your commonly used stocks.

Stay organized on the fly

Use the 500-sheet exit tray to keep your output well-organized and easily accessible. Want to keep specific output like faxes or special print tasks separate? Add the one-bin tray as a separate destination for those jobs, making it simple to retrieve the right documents when you need them.

Mobile connectivity keeps you engaged on the go

Accomplish more from afar with the multifunction MP C401's embedded web browser option. With it, save to and share information with the Ricoh Integrated Cloud Environment, directly from the multifunction device control panel. Also, take advantage of incredible mobile convenience with the Ricoh SmartDevice Print & Scan app, which lets you print from, or scan to, your smartphone or mobile device - without special drivers.

Do more, use less

Tackle your document tasks without compromising your eco-friendly commitment. Program the MP C401 all-in-one printer to automatically shut down, or power up, to conserve energy. Reduce paper use with standard duplexing, as well as reminders from the embedded Eco-Friendly Indicator Screen. You can also set quotas for individuals or groups to reduce unnecessary printing. Plus, the energy-efficient MP C401 printer has an EPEAT®* Gold rating, is ENERGY STAR® certified , and features a low Typical Electricity Consumption value. And whenever you need it, our consumable and product recycling programs make it easy to recycle.

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Learn more about the MP C401 Color Laser Multifunction Printer and how it may fit your business.

Engine/General Specifications



Scanning Element

Full Color One Dimensional Solid Scanning via CCD

Printing Process

Dry Electrostatic Transfer with Dual Component Magnetic Brush Development; 4-Drum Method

Control Panel

10.1" Smart Operation Panel

Color / Black & White


Output Speed Copy/Print

42 ppm

First Page Out Time

6.7 seconds (B&W);
8.3 seconds (Color)

Warm-Up Time

45 seconds with Standard Operation Panel
55 seconds with Smart Operation Panel

Recovery Time From Sleep Mode

4.6 seconds


600 dpi

System Memory

2 GB RAM + 320 GB Hard Disk Drive

Maximum Copy Quantity

Up to 999 copies


Automatic (Standard)

Document Feeder Type

Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF)
Original Capacity: 50 sheets
Paper Size: 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 14" (A5 - A4)
Custom: Up to 49.6" (1260 mm); Simplex only for Banners
Paper Weight (simplex): 14 to 34 lb. Bond (52 - 128 g/m2)
Paper Weight (duplex): 17 to 28 lb Bond (60 - 105 g/m2)

Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF)


Document Feeder Paper Weight

Paper Weight (simplex): 14 to 34 lb. Bond (52 128 g/m2)
Paper Weight (duplex): 17 to 28 lb Bond (60 - 105 g/m2)

Document Feeder Capacity

Standard: 1 x 550 sheets + 100-Sheet Bypass Tray
Maximum: 2,300 sheets

Preset Reduction and Enlargement Ratios

155%, 129%, 93%, 78%, 65%

Zoom Range

25% to 400% in 1% increments (Platen)
25% to 200% in 1% increments (ARDF)

Exposure Glass Size

8.5" x 11" (216 x 297 mm)

Maximum Original Size

8.5" x 11" (216 x 297 mm)

Supported Paper Sizes

Standard Paper Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 11" (A6 A4)\Bypass Tray: 2.76" x 5.0" to 8.5" x 23.6" (70 x 127 mm to 216 x 600 mm)

Supported Paper Weights

Standard Tray: 14 – 58 lb. Bond/120 lb. Index (52 – 220 g/m2)
Bypass Tray: 14 – 68 lb. Bond/140 lb. Index (52 – 256 g/m2)
Duplex Unit 16 – 43 lb. Bond/90 lb. Index (60 – 163 g/m2)

Supported Paper Types

Plain Paper, Special Paper, Thick Paper, Thin Paper, Coated, High-Gloss Coated, Water-Resistant Paper, Labels, Envelopes, Letterhead, Color Paper, Preprinted, OHP*

Standard Paper Capacity

Standard: 1 x 550 sheets + 100-Sheet Bypass Tray

Maximum Paper Capacity

Maximum: 2,300 sheets

Standard Output Capacity

500 sheets

Maximum Monthly Volume


Power Source

120 - 127V/60Hz/12A

Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC)

3.776 kWh/Week, 3.810 kWh/Week with Smart Operation Panel

Power Consumption

Less than 1.6 KW (Full System)

Dimensions W x D x H

21.7" x 22.4" x 28" (550 x 570 x 710 mm) (including ARDF and Operation Panel)


<176.3 lbs (80kg)
*Bypass Tray Only

Printer Specifications

Processor Speed

Intel Celeron U3405 (1GHz)

Hard Disk Drive

320 GB


1000Base-T/100Base-TX/10Base-T Ethernet, USB2.0 Type A (2 Ports), USB2.0 Type B & SD Slot on Operation Panel

Network Protocol

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), Bonjour

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Server 2003/R2/ Systems Server 2008/R2/Server 2012/R2, Mac OSX10.6 or later, Citrix MetaFrame/Presentation Server/XenApp 5.0, 6.0, 6.5, UNIX Filter for Sun Solaris, HP-UX, SCO OpenServer, RedHat Linux, IBM AIX, SAP R/3

Device Management Utilities

Device Manager NX Lite and Accounting, Device Manager NX Pro and Enterprise, Web SmartDeviceMonitor, Web Image Monitor, @Remote Enterprise Pro

Printer Languages

Standard PCL5c, PCL6, PS3, XPS and Universal Driver (via download)

Font Support

Fonts for PCL: 45 Intellifonts, 13 International Fonts
Fonts for PS3: 136 Roman

Print Resolution

600 x 600 dpi (PCL5c, XPS);
1200 x 1200 dpi (PCL6, PS3)

Other Print Features

Black Over Print, Classification Code, CLP Simulation, PDF Direct Print, Sample/Hold/Stored and Locked Print, WSD Printer

Security Features

DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS), Classification Codes, 802.1.x Wired Authentication, DataOverwriteSecurity Unit (DOSS), Encryption (Address Book, Authentication Password, HDD, PDF, SSH, SSL Communication, S/MIME, IPsec Communication), IP Filtering, Locked Print, Network Protocol On/Off, Quota Setting/Account Limits, SNMP v3 Support, User Authentication (Windows/LDAP with Kerberos; Basic and User Codes), Wireless Protected Setup
*Bypass Tray only.
**Typical Electricity Consumption by ENERGY STAR® Program.

Scanner Specifications

Scan Speed BW Full Color

35 ipm (B&W and F/C @ 200/300 dpi via ARDF)

Scanning Resolution

100/200/300/400/600 dpi (200 dpi default)

Scan Area

Main Scan: 8.5" (216 mm)Sub Scan: 11.7" (297 mm)

Standard Interfaces

1000Base-T/100Base-TX/10Base-T Ethernet, USB2.0 Type A (2 Ports), USB2.0 Type B & SD Slot on Operation Panel

Optional Interfaces

IEEE 802.11a/g/n Wireless

File Formats

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

Scan Modes

BW Text/Line Art, Text, Text/Photo, Photo, Grayscale; Color Text/Photo, Gloss Photo

Scan-to Modes Scan-to-Email (with LDAP support);
Supported Scan-to-Folder (SMB/FTP);
Scan-to-URL; Network TWAIN Scanning;
Scan-to-Media (USB/SD); WSD Scanner

Document Server Specifications


76 GB (shared with other functions)

Maximum Stored Documents

3,000 documents

Maximum Pages/Document

2,000 pages (per document)
9,000 pages (all stored documents)

Maximum Page Capacity

9,000 pages (all stored documents)

Fax Specifications





Fax Resolution

200 x 100 dpi, 200 x 200 dpi, 400 x 400 dpi (with optional SAF memory)

Compression Method


Scanning Speed

Up to 33 spm (Letter/A4)

Modem Speed

33.6K - 2,400 bps w/Auto Fallback

Transmission Speed

G3: Approx. 2 seconds/page (w/JBIG compression)
G3: Approx. 3 seconds/page (w/MMR compression)

SAF Memory

4MB (approx. 320 pages);
Maximum 28MB (approx. 2,240 pages)


4 MB (approx. 320 pages)

Max Auto Dials


Group Dials

100 Group Dials (500 locations each)

Additional Modes

Internet Fax (T.37), IP Fax (T.38), LAN Fax, Fax Forward to E-mail/Folder, LDAP Support

Fax Features

Detection of Misplaced Documents, Double Check Destination, Fax Output Timer

Finishing Features


See Accessories Tab for a complete list of options

Ink & Toner

Yellow Print Cartridge
Type MP C400/C240/LD140C
ID: 841727
  • Yield: 10000
  • Contents: 1 bottle (240 g)
Cyan Print Cartridge
Type MP C400/C240/LD140C
ID: 841725
  • Yield: 10000
  • Contents: 1 bottle (240 g)
Magenta Print Cartridge
Type MP C400/C240/LD140C
ID: 841726
  • Yield: 10000
  • Contents: 1 bottle (240 g)
Black Print Cartridge
Type MP C400/C240/LD140C
ID: 841724
  • Yield: 8300
  • Contents: 1 bottle (240 g)

Control Panel

Smart Operation Panel Type M10

ID: 417121
  • The 10.1" Wide Super VGA resolution Smart Operation Panel provides intuitive touch screen control similar to smart phones and tablets, advanced Web browser functionality, drag-and-drop icons and finger-swipe scrolling


The Standard control panel must be removed by a Service Technician.

Paper Feed Unit PB1010 (2 x 550 sheets)

ID: 415122
  • Provides an additional 1,100-sheets. Paper sizes up to 8.5" x 14". Paper weights up to 58 lb. Bond / 120 lb. Index.


1. PB1010 must be installed with either the FAC51 Cabinet or PB1000.
2. PB1010 cannot be installed with any of these options: FAC49 Cabinet or FAC50 Cabinet.

Paper Feed Unit PB1000 (1 x 550 sheets)

ID: 415123
  • Provides an additional 550-sheets. Paper sizes up to 8.5" x 14". Paper weights up to 58 lb. Bond / 120 lb. Index.


1. PB1000 must be installed with either the FAC50 Cabinet or PB1010.
2. PB1000 cannot be installed with any of these options: FAC49 Cabinet or FAC51 Cabinet.

One-Bin Tray BN1000

ID: 415124
  • Provides additional output tray to separate fax/print output from copy.
  • Holds 100 Sheets.


One-Bin Tray BN1000 cannot be installed with the MP C401SR engine.

Side Tray Type C400

ID: 415125
  • Installed on the right side of the device. Provides an additional 50-sheet output area.

FAC51 Cabinet

ID: 52131
  • Raises system to optimal height and provides businesses with a convenient option for the storage of supplies and paper.
  • Can only be configured with the PB1010.


FAC51 Cabinet cannot be installed with any of these options: PB1000, FAC49 Cabinet or FAC50 Cabinet.

FAC49 Cabinet

ID: 52460
  • Recommended when no optional paper feed units will be used. Raises system to optimal height and provides businesses with a convenient option for the storage of supplies and paper.
  • Can only be configured with the standard configuration.


FAC49 Cabinet cannot be installed with any of these options: PB1000, PB1010, FAC50 Cabinet or FAC51 Cabinet.

FAC50 Cabinet

ID: 52470
  • Raises system to optimal height and provides businesses with a convenient option for the storage of supplies and paper.
  • Can only be configured with the PB1000.


FAC50 Cabinet cannot be installed with any of these options: PB1010, FAC49 Cabinet or FAC51 Cabinet.

Print/Scan Options

IEEE 802.11 Interface Unit Type O

ID: 407113
  • Allows the main unit to connect to a wireless network. Useful for temporary sites and locations where cabling is impractical.

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.

OCR Unit Type M2

ID: 416605
  • This function embeds invisible texts on scanned images of PDF and enables users to search PDF files by arbitrary keywords. Searchable PDF files can be sent to email, folders and external media (SD/USB).

Browser Unit Type M10

ID: 416985
  • Used for Browser Features like ICE. Also required with HotSpot MFP Option Type S to enable HotSpot printing. Not compatible with all Web Sites.

XPS Direct Print Option Type M10

ID: 416990
  • This option enables direct printing of XPS format documents.

Security & Miscellaneous Accessories

Memory Unit Type B 32MB

ID: 001342MIU
  • Increases fax memory to 2,240 pages and fax resolution to 400 x 400 dpi.


Fax Option Type M2 is required for this accessory.

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.

Optional Counter I/F Type A

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

Data OverwriteSecurity Unit Type H

ID: 416373
  • Only required for customers needing ISO 15408 Common Criteria Certification. Standard DOSS is not certified.

Copy Data Security Unit Type G

ID: 416391
  • Prevents unauthorized copying of confidential documents.

Fax Options

Fax Option Type M10

ID: 416976
  • Installation required to enable fax services: 33.6Kbps, approximately 2 Second Transmission Speed, Standard JBIG. Standard 320 Pages Memory. Includes standard Internet Fax (T.37), LAN Fax, IP-Fax (T.38), Fax Forwarding to Email & Paperless Fax function.

Fax Connection Unit Type M10

ID: 416979
  • Enables users to send and receive faxes on a Sub MFP via a Main MFP. This option is required on both the Main MFP that has the Fax Option Type M10 installed and on the Sub MFP(s) needing remote fax. Fax Option M10 is not required for the Sub MFP(s). Up to 6 Sub MFP units can be installed in a remote fax network.
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