In today’s fast-paced office environments, success hinges on doing more with less. The new RICOH Aficio SP C242SF Desktop Color Laser MFP offers impressive copy/print/scan/fax performance in a small footprint with a price point to match. Meet everyday workflow demands with a host of productivityenhancing features and produce documents in vibrant color for lasting impact. Designed with user-friendly controls to simplify administrative tasks in any environment, this multifunction system offers all-in-one performance to complete more jobs in less time. Whether the SP C242SF is used as a stand-alone, primary MFP or as an integrated component in a Ricoh Managed Document Services (MDS) strategy, you’ll realize the true value of versatility and convenience.
In the box
Move from job to job quickly. The SP C242SF produces copies and prints up to 21 pages-per-minute for both full-color and black-and-white documents.
Expedite printing and manage multiple jobs easily with a powerful 400 MHz controller and 256MB RAM.
Offer convenient access for shared use in growing offices with standard networking— including IPv6 support—and an optional external wireless Ethernet adapter.
Capture, edit and send information instantly. A full suite of Scan-To document distribution capabilities allows users to leverage existing infrastructure to improve document-related processes.
Send faxes anywhere at the fastest available speeds with a 33.6 Kbps Super G3 Modem, built-in desktop PC faxing,
Internet fax, 200 speed dials, authorized and paperless fax reception and more.
Share information easily with a strategically placed USB port located on the front of the system. This gives users advanced Scan-to-USB functionality and convenient access for printing images from a digital camera using PictBridge™ software.
Enjoy near-instant readiness with first print speeds of less than 14 seconds and a warm-up time of less than 30 seconds.
Replace the standard or high-yield All-In-One print cartridges in seconds with a convenient top-loading design.
Create high-quality color business documents. True 600 x 600 dpi and interpolated resolutions up to 2,400 x 600 dpi meet even the highest image quality demands.
Optimize toner usage with Economy Color Mode, limiting the amount of toner used on images and graphics to reduce color output costs.
Capture true quality with full-color and monochrome TWAIN/WIA scanning at up to 1,200 x 1,200 dpi optical resolution and 19,200 x 19,200 dpi driver resolution.
Accommodate more media with thick paper support up to 42 lb. Bond/83 lb. Index— for sizes up to 8.5" x 14"—from both the Standard and Bypass Trays.
Preserve space with a footprint of less than 20 inches for incredible functionality while using minimal desk or counter space.
Add paper without increasing the footprint. An optional 500-sheet Paper Feed Unit can be installed beneath the MFP to bring system capacity to 751 sheets and offer instant access to letter- and legal-size sheets.
Enhance workflow with the standard 35-sheet Automatic Document Feeder. Users can scan originals as large as 8.5" x 14" without placing it on the platen glass to expedite multi-page copying, scanning and faxing.
Minimize filing space and postage costs with standard automatic duplex printing.
Protect information—and your budget. Access to system functions and page volume limits can be set with User Restriction controls. Using Locked Print can help secure confidential information.
Monitor the system in real-time, remotely. Web Image Monitor offers immediate access to supply status and print network settings.
Laser beam scanning & electrophotographic printing with monocomponent toner development 4-drum tandem method
Flatbed with CCD array image sensor
600 x 600 dpi (Speed Mode)
1200 x 600 dpi equiv. (Standard Mode)
2400 x 600 dpi equiv. (Fine Mode)
21 ppm/cpm B&W and Full-Color
21 ppm/cpm B&W and Full-Color
First Print Speed
14 seconds or less
30 seconds or less
Windows XP/Vista/7/Server 2003/ Server 2003R2/Server 2008 (32 bit/ 64 bit)/Server 2008R2 (64 bit); Mac OS X 10.3 – 10.6; Citrix MetaFrame, UNIX (using Ricoh UNIX filter)
Web Image Monitor, Presto! PageManager
Standard Paper Capacity
250-sheet Paper Tray + 1-sheet Bypass Tray
Optional Paper Feed Unit
500-sheet Paper Feed Unit
Maximum Input Capacity
150 sheets (face down)
Standard & Bypass Tray: Letter (8.5" x 11"), Legal (8.5" x 14"), EXEC (10.5" x 7.25"), Half Letter (5.5" x 8.5"), A4 (8.3" x 11.7"), A5 (5.8" x 8.3"), A6 (4.1" x 5.8"), B5 JIS (7.2" x 10.1"), B6 JIS (5.0" x 7.2"), F (8" x 13"), Foolscap (8.5" x 13"), Folio (8.25" x 13"), 16 Kai (7.6" x 10.5") Envelopes: Com10, Monarch, C5, C6, DL Custom size: Min. 90 mm x 148 mm (3.6" x 5.92"), Max. 216 mm x 356 mm (8.64" x 14.24") Opt. Paper Feed Unit: Letter (8.5" x 11"), A4 (8.3" x 11.7")
Standard and Bypass Tray: 16 – 42 lb. Bond/83 lb. Index (60 – 160 g/m2) Optional Paper Feed Unit: 16 – 28 lb. Bond (60 – 105 g/m2)
Std. and Bypass Tray: Plain Paper, Middle Thick, Recycled Paper, Envelopes, Thick Paper, Labels, Thin Paper, Color Paper, Prepunched Paper, Letterhead, Bond Paper, Card Stock, and Preprinted Paper (Std. Tray only) Optional Paper Feed Unit: Plain Paper, Middle Thick, Recycled Paper, Thick Paper, Thin Paper, Color Paper, Preprinted Paper, Prepunched Paper, and Letterhead
Dimensions (W x D x H)
16.5" x 19.4" x 18.7"
(420 x 493 x 476 mm)
66.2 lb. (30 kg or less) (including consumables)
Max Power Consumption
1300W or less
Energy Saver Mode
10W or less
UL60950-1 2nd Edition, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 (c-UL), Energy Star 1.2
RAM Memory Capacity
256 MB RAM standard/maximum
USB 2.0, 10/100Base-TX Ethernet, USB Host Interface for PictBridge™
TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6)
First Copy Speed
30 seconds for both B&W and Full-Color
600 x 600 dpi (Platen)
600 x 300 dpi (ADF)
1 – 99
16 cpm B&W/10 cpm Full-Color
Up to 8.5" x 11.7" (Platen);
Up to 8.5" x 14" (ADF)
25% – 400% in 1% increments
50%, 65%, 78%, 93%
129%, 155%, 200%, 400%
Image Density Adjustment (manual only: 5 levels)
Copy Mode (Text/Photo/Mixed)
Color Balance Adjustment
Combine Copy (2-in-1, 4-in-1 via ADF only)
ID Card Copy
Electronic Sorting (collation, ADF only)
Full-Color, Black and White, Grayscale
Black and White: MH/MR/MMR Color/Grayscale: JPEG
Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (optical)
Up to 19200 x 19200 dpi (interpolated)
Black and White: Less than 5 seconds -per-page
Grayscale: Less than 5 secondsper- page
Full-Color: Less than 10 secondsper page
USB 2.0, 10/100Base-TX Ethernet
TWAIN Driver, Presto! PageManager
TWAIN/WIA, Scan-to-Email/Folder/ FTP/USB
ITU-T Group 3
Standard Mode: 200 x 100 dpi
Fine Mode: 200 x 200 dpi
Less than 5 seconds-per-page (B&W)
Less than 10 seconds-per-page (Full-Color)
33.6 Kbps with automatic fallback
Super G3: 2 seconds-per-page
Based on ITU-T Test Chart #1 in Standard mode.
One Touch/ Speed Dial
20 locations/200 locations
Auto Redial, Auto Answer (3 – 5 rings), Auto/Manual/Substitute/Authorized Reception, Answering Machine Interface (FAX/TAD), Error Correction Mode, User Codes, Memory/Immediate Transmission, Parallel Memory Transmission, Resolution Adjustment, Image Reduction, Serial Broadcasting (100 locations), Smoothing, Contrast Control, PC Fax (Windows only)
Ricoh Aficio SP C240SF Multifunction
NetSPOT Device Installer
1 Year On-site Standard Warranty
Black All-In-One Cartridge SP C310A
Yield: 2,500 pages