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Ricoh Aficio SP C221N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Ricoh Aficio SP C221N. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the print quality. The performance is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the usability and reliability, while there are some mixed opinions about the price.

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On average, users rate this product 60/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Ricoh Aficio SP C221N from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the performance. There are some mixed opinions about the price. There are some negative comments about the usability and reliability.


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This summary is based on the products: Ricoh Aficio SP C221N Color Laser PrinterRicoh Aficio SP C221N Color Laser Printer

May, 2018

Consumer review (

Excellent inexpensive color laser


For this price, a quality color laser printer that can't be beat!

Excellent print quality, fast print times and number of pages. Has built in ethernet capabilities, durable


Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Add impact to your business communications with Ricoh's innovative color laser printers. The Aficio SP C221N offers everything you have always expected from a printer at a very competitive cost. Smaller yet faster than others, this user friendly device meets all of your business printing needs in monochrome and full color. Thanks to the built-in networking capability, its features can easily be shared within your small office or workgroup. Now you have all the necessary tools at hand to produce the best possible prints, without exception.

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Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):15
Power consumption (standby):15
Power consumption (typical):1300


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Model:SP C221N
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Ricoh Aficio

Input Capacity

Input capacity (tray 2):1
Maximum input capacity:751
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:1
Standard input capacity:250


Internal memory:128
Maximum internal memory:256 / 640
Maximum memory:256 / 640


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Type: None


Network ready: Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4):TCP/IP / TCP/IP, AppleTalk (SP C221N/SP C222DN), IPX/SPX (SP C221N/SP C222DN) / TCP/IP, AppleTalk, IPX/SPX
Type:Print server

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista, Macintosh X v10.2.8-10.4 / Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista\n \nMacintosh X v10.2.8-10.4\n\nNovell Netware 4.x / Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista\nMacintosh X v10.2.8-10.4
Emulations:PCL5c/PCL6, PostScript 3
Fonts included:80 + 136
I/O ports:Ethernet 10 base-T/100 base-TX\n\nUSB 2.0
Mac compatibility: Yes
Media weight (tray 2):60 - 105 g/m2
Media weights by paper path:60 - 160 g/m2
Memory technology:SDRAM DIMM
Networking features:10 base-T/100 base-TX
Power consumption (active):1300
Power Requirements:220 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Standard media sizes:A4 - A6
Toner cartridge:Y

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PCL/PostScript 3 80 fonts\nPostScript 3 136 Adobe type 1 fonts

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Media types supported:Plain paper, thick paper, thin paper, recycled paper, transparencies, laser printer labels, envelopes
Media weight (tray 1):60 - 160 g/m2
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Bond paper, Envelopes, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Envelopes, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies


Built-in processor: Yes
Processor frequency:300
Processor model:CPU


Power consumption (PowerSave):15
Power consumption (standby):15
Power consumption (typical):1300

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Duplex printing: No
Maximum duty cycle:30000
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Laser


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 5C / PCL 6 / PostScript 3 / Windows GDI driver
Max H-Resolution B/W:2400dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):21ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):21ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Envelopes / Glossy paper / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper
Output Type:Color
Total Media Capacity:750sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20
Time to first page (black, normal):14
Time to first page (color, normal):14
Warm-up time:51


Installed Size:128MB
Max Supported Size:640MB


Type: None

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2.x - 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP / Novell NetWare 4.x or later

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):15.7 x 17.7 x 12.6