Ricoh announced the Aficio SP C320DN color laser printer with a new Economy Color Mode and ECO Night Sensor that help to deliver sustainable cost savings to any organization, while offering faster speeds than its predecessors — the Aficio SP C311N and SP C312DN.
The new Economy Color Mode complements a managed print strategy to help monitor, control and improve output by allowing users to choose when to print, draft or review quality documents, or when to print presentation-quality color documents with resolutions up to 1,200 dpi. With a 26 pages-per-minute output speed, workflow moves quickly, whether printing in full color or black and white. Time spent replenishing paper is reduced with a standard 500-sheet paper tray accommodating up to 8.5″ x 14″ size paper, as well as a Bypass Tray that handles 100 sheets up to 120 lbs. It can also print banners up to 8.5″ x 49.6″ in size. With an optional Paper Feed Unit, paper capacity can be expanded up to 1,100 sheets.
Many of the Aficio SP C320DN's features are designed to reduce energy consumption, paper and toner use and environmental impact. The new ECO Night Sensor allows businesses to preset an amount of time for the printer to shut down automatically after office lights have been turned off. When the ECO Night Sensor senses no lighting it causes the printer's power switch to physically turn to the off position, eliminating electricity usage while not in use. When switching the power back on, the SP C320DN comes back to ready condition with a 20 second or less warm-up time (recovery time from Sleep mode: less than 15 seconds). Standard automatic duplexing reduces paper usage and costs, while the Economy Color Mode helps to minimize toner usage by allowing users to be more conscious when applying color to documents.
The Aficio SP C320DN's multi-layered security features include User Authentication that restricts printer access to authorized users only and data stored within the printer. Built-in network encryption also prevents the interception of unprotected data streams. For enhanced security, businesses can equip the SP C320DN with an optional Hard Disk Drive (HDD) that comes with Ricoh's DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS). This utility effectively overwrites data on the HDD after each print job.