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Ricoh Aficio SP C821DN

Ricoh Aficio SP C821DN
alaAverage 2.8

9 reviews

May, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Ricoh Aficio SP C821DN. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability.


On average, users rate this product 56/100.

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Ricoh Aficio SP C821DN


Very Nice device. Does everything what's needed and much more. Ricoh devices are very economic and reliable. Ricoh also has an extremely broad support and sales network what can be interesting when having different foreign branch offices. We have...

Jan, 2012

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Ricoh Aficio SP C821DN


We have had this printer for twelve months now and are having no problems with it. Color quality is excellent. Some issues related to paper types this is a little difficult to manage as a network printer. We use it primarily to print color brochures...

Jan, 2011

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Ricoh Aficio SP C821DN


This is kind of a shame. I really like the printer, but Ricoh has been wholly unhelpful. We had a piece break on the manual feed tray. Ricoh won't sell me the part (we own, not lease), and wanted $200 just to come out and look at it. I found a local...

Nov, 2010

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Ricoh Aficio SP C821DN


Since getting this printer we have had nothing but issues, it relies on SNMP to contact the server even though none of our other printers do, within the first week of having it installed it broke, and it constantly jams even though we have had...

Oct, 2010

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Ricoh Aficio SP C821DN


I agree with Jacob.

Oct, 2009

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Ricoh Aficio SP C821DN


We've had nothing but problems with this printer since day 1. Jams frequently and is a supply hog. It has had a very high TCO for us. Many maintenance calls and a high cost per page.

Oct, 2009

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Ricoh Aficio SP C821DN


ok machine not a big fan but sturdy and dependable

Oct, 2009

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Ricoh Aficio SP C821DN


Staff are very impressed with this unit. Office 2007 issues with drivers and have worked all of these out. Ricoh staff have been excellent in installing maintaining and assisting our staff with the implementation of this printer. Happy users make me...

Jan, 2009

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Ricoh Aficio SP C821DN


Great machine, must-have office equipment

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications


Stand-by LED: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):2.7


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Model:SP C821DN
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Ricoh Aficio

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:3200
Standard input capacity:1200


Hard Drive Capacity:80
Internal memory:512
Maximum internal memory:1024
Maximum memory:1024


Type: None


Network ready: No
Supported network protocols (IPv4):TCP/IP (IPv4,IPv6), SMB, AppleTalk
Type:Print server

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:- Windows2000/XP/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista (32 bit)\n- Windows XP/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista (64 bit)\n- Macintosh OS 8.6-9.2x (OS X Classic)\n- Macintosh OS X 10.1 or later (native mode)¹\n- Novell Netware 3.12, 3.2, 4.1, 4.11, 5.0, 5.1, 6, 6.5\n- Sun Solaris 2.6/7/8/9\n- HP-UX 10.x/11.x/11iv1/11i\n- SCO OpenServer 5.06\n- RedHat Linux 6.x/7.x/8.x/9.x/Enterprise\n- IBM AIX v4.3/5L v5.1/5L v5.2\n- SAP R/3 version 3.x or later
Emulations:PS 3
Fonts included:183
Internal modem: No
Mac compatibility: Yes
Power consumption (active):1400
Power Requirements:220 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
Standard input trays:3
Supported media weight(s):60/256
Toner cartridge:CMY, K
Wireless Technology:Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11a/b/g)

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:4000
Standard output capacity:500

Packaging Content

Bundled software:DeskTopBinder Lite, SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin, Printer utility for Mac, Web Image Monitor, Font Manager 2000

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A3, A4, A5, A6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A3
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies


Built-in processor: Yes
Processor:Intel Celeron-M
Processor frequency:1000
Processor model:Intel Celeron-M


Power consumption (PowerSave):2.7

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Duplex printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:200000
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Print technology:Laser


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 5C / PCL 6 / PDF / PostScript 3 / Ricoh RPCS
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Ledger B Size (11 in x 17 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):50ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):50ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Media Type:Banners / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Total Media Capacity:1200sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):50
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):50
Time to first page (black, normal):8
Time to first page (color, normal):8
Warm-up time:48


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:1GB


Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):26.4 x 26.4 x 25.2