Low cost, high productivity

At Ricoh, we’ve established an international reputation for our reliable copiers. With our printers you benefit from the same expertise. The space-saving Aficio™SP C240DN/SP C242DN is the neat solution to those wanting affordable hardware functions and market-leading image quality. While the SP C242DN has a small footprint and offers faster print speed plus highly competitive Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

  • Compact size
  • Fast warm up and print speeds
  • Flexible paper handling offers added convenience
  • Exceptional return on investment
  • Energy-saving features reduce cost and waste


Technology 4-drums tandem method, laser beam scanning, electro-photographic printing, single-component toner development

Continuous print speed Full colour 16 prints per minute

B/W 16 prints per minute

Warm-up time Less than 30 seconds

First print speed Full colour Less than 14 seconds

B/W Less than 14 seconds

Dimensions (W x D x H) 400 x 450 x 320 mm

Weight Less than 23.8 kg

Power source 220 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz

Power consumption Maximum 1.3 kW

Energy saver mode 5 W or less

Duty cycle 30,000 pages per month


Processor CPU 220 MHz

Printer language/fonts DDST (GDI)

Printer resolution 600 x 600 dpi, 1,200 x 600 dpi, 2,400 x 600 dpi

Memory Standard 64 MB

Drivers PCL5c/PCL6, PostScript® 3™ emulation Windows® XP/Vista/7/Server 2003/Server 2008 (32bit/64bit), Macintosh 10.3v or later


Network protocol TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), IPP, Bonjour

Supported environments Windows® XP/Vista/7/Server 2003/2003R2/ Server 2008 (32bit/64bit), Server 2008R2 (64bit)

Macintosh 10.3v - 10.6v

Interface Ethernet 10 base-T/100 base-TX

USB 2.0



Paper input capacity Standard 250-sheet paper tray

1-sheet bypass tray

Maximum 751 sheets

Paper output capacity Up to 150 sheets

Paper size A6 - A4

Paper weight Standard paper tray 60 - 160 g/m²

Bypass tray 60 - 160 g/m²

Optional paper tray 60 - 105 g/m²

Duplex tray 60 - 90 g/m²

Media Plain paper, middle thick, recycle paper, envelope, thick paper, label, thin paper, color paper, pre-printed paper, pre-punched paper, letterhead, bond paper, card stock, special paper


Toner C, M, Y: 2,300 pages (short yield)1

K: 2,300 pages (short yield)1

Waste toner bottle 25,000 prints per bottle

The Aficio™SP C240DN/SP C242DN ship with a 1,000-sheet starter kit.


External option 1 x 500-sheet paper tray

1 IEC24712 declared chart, ISO/IEC 19798 colour measurement.

For availability of models, options and software, please get in touch with Sterling Business Systems.


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