MP 3053 Black and White Laser Multifunction Printer
MP 3053
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Personalize your productivity
Your organization is unique. So is the way you conduct business. So why handle document management the same way everybody else does? Customize the MP 3053 to accommodate your unique workflows. This versatile MFP helps you print, copy, share and secure a wider range of documents in more places, more conveniently. Use it as your information portal and connect to cloud services and applications directly from the operation panel. With a host of advanced document management capabilities packed into a space-saving, eco-friendly design, it’s ideal for any small office or workgroup looking to streamline workflow and enhance output from creation to finish – at sizes up to 11" x 17". Whether it’s used as a primary system or as an integral part of the Ricoh Managed Document Services (MDS) strategy, this customizable MFP helps to enhance productivity and reduce total cost of ownership for any organization.

Main Features

General Features

  • The Ricoh MP 3053 can recover from sleep mode in less than 10 seconds and can print up to 30 monochrome pages per minute.
  • With the standard 100-Sheet Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF), users can scan up to 79 color or monochrome images per minute. Use the internal finisher to add a professional touch to document sets and streamline workflow even more - without adding to the small footprint.
  • Personalize the Home Screen with one-click icons for commonly used tasks, including copying, scanning and faxing. Use optional embedded software such as GlobalScan® or third-party vendor software to create custom workflows for your most complicated tasks.
  • Our partnerships with industry-leading technology innovators allow access to a large selection of applications for content management and other business-critical tasks directly from the MFP.
  • For misfeeds, the MP 3053 offers easy-to-follow animated guides that help users identify and resolve the source of the problem. Users can tilt the 9-inch control panel screen for easier viewing and more convenient access to system functions. Plus users can preview jobs to ensure accuracy prior to printing or scanning.
  • The Ricoh MP 3053 features a a powerful 533 MHz processor, up to 1.5 GB RAM and a 250 GB HDD.
  • It integrates seamlessly in almost any environment—including Windows, Macintosh, Citrix, SAP, UNIX, AS/400 and more.
  • The icon-driven, one-click preset PCL6 user interface driver simplifies print jobs for crisp output at up to 600 dpi.
  • Advanced administrative controls allow you to set quotas and limit output for specific users or workgroups. This can help your organization to reduce operating costs while encouraging more environmental awareness for long-term, sustainable savings.

Mobile Features

  • The Ricoh MP 3053 integrates with Ricoh HotSpot Enterprise™, so mobile users can print directly to the MFP from laptops, smartphones and tablets without compromising speed, convenience or security.
  • This powerful solution is designed to be behind your firewall, does not require print drivers for mobile devices and works seamlessly with cost recovery software.
  • The MP 3053 can print from many mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets or laptops, without device-specific drivers for incredible on-the-go convenience.
  • For organizations seeking even more secure mobile printing, the optional Ricoh HotSpot® MFP, or Ricoh HotSpot® Enterprise server software can be installed to help improve mobile productivity without compromising data, document or user security.
  • Users can print JPEGs, TIFFs and PDFs using a USB drive or SD card right at the device without LAN access or native applications.

Scanner Features

  • Scan in black-and-white or color in PDF, TIFF or JPEG formats. Then share them immediately via Scan-to-File/ Folder/URL/FTP/Email functionality.
  • Compress file sizes for more complex scans and send them easily without compromising image quality.
  • Distributed Scan Management (DSM) offers centralized scanning that automates many tasks while following specific preferences, permissions and rules that expedite delivery.

Productivity-Enhancing Features

  • Spend less time looking for documents. The Ricoh MP 3053 offers optional embedded OCR, so users can retrieve documents quickly by searching for specific words in PDF text in up to 14 languages.
  • This convenient feature can also detect blank pages in large jobs and remove them automatically to reduce waste. Plus connect to Ricoh’s optional Integrated Cloud Environment (ICE) solution and scan documents, share files and print on the go with incredible convenience from the MFP touchscreen.

Smart Operational Panel Features (Optional)

  • Optional 10.1" Wide Super VGA Smart Operation Panel offers the functionality and performance of today’s smartphones and tablets. Featuring drag-and-drop, pinch-and-flick functionality and swipe scrolling, it allows users to quickly move from one task to the next with unprecedented ease.
  • It includes convenient widgets for quick updates on the date, time and toner levels. The new panel also offers advanced Web Browser functionality on par with today’s personal computers.
  • The new Quick User Interface feature simplifies the choices for the most frequently used functions for Copy, Scanner and Fax. They can be used with intuitive touch gestures, such as flicking to select addresses, and pinching to zoom in or pan out on a preview.
  • For workgroups requiring enhanced feature functionality, it is easy to switch between the Quick User Interface functions and the traditional user interface.

Security Features

  • The Ricoh MP 3053 includes user authentication to help prevent unauthorized access to key functions and proprietary information.
  • Documents can be stored at the MFP and released after authorized users authenticate at the device with a user log-in name and password or with an ID card that’s swiped at the optional card reader.
  • The device can also overwrite data on the hard drive automatically and offers encryption protection to help protect against hackers.

Fax Features

  • Send or receive faxes electronically with Internet Faxing. Or, use LAN faxing to transmit directly from a PC.
  • Super G3 faxing is available as well for quick delivery to conventional fax numbers.
  • With the Remote Fax Option, users can send and receive fax documents from any connected device in your fleet – even those without fax options – by sending it through the Ricoh MP 3053. This minimizes phone line costs and additional fax boards.

Environmental Features

  • Designed to be one of the lowest typical electricity consumption (TEC) values in the industry, the MP 3053 meets all new ENERGY STAR v2.0 criteria.
  • Organizations can also program the device to power on or off during specified downtimes, including during weekends or lunch, to conserve even more energy.


Engine/Copier Specifications

One-Dimensional Solid Scanning Through CCD
Simplex Paper Weight
11 – 34 lb. Bond (40 – 128 g/m²)
Printing Process
Single Laser Beam Scanning & Electrophotographic Printing
Dry, Dual Component
Copy Resolution
600 x 600 dpi
Quantity Indicator
Up to 999
First Copy Time
4.2 seconds
Warm-Up Time
14 seconds
Recovery Time to Print Ready Mode
9.9 seconds
System Memory (std/max.)
1.5 GB RAM + 250 GB HDD
Original Type
Maximum Original Size
Up to 11" x 17"
Paper Type
Plain Paper, Transparencies, Letterhead, Color Paper, Pre-Punched Paper, Labels, Envelopes, Cardstock, Recycled
Continuous Copying Speed
30 copies/minute (LTR)
Power Source
TEC Value
1,651 Wh (Print/Scan)
Standard Paper Capacity
500 sheets x 1 tray, 550 sheets x 1 tray, and 100-Sheet Bypass Tray
Maximum Paper Capacity
3,150 sheets
Supported Paper Sizes
5.5" x 8.5" – 11" x 17" (A6 – A3)
Supported Paper Weights
14 – 28 lb. Bond (52 – 105 g/m²) (Duplex)
14 – 42 lb. Bond (52 – 157 g/m²) (Tray 1, 2 and Bypass)
Standard Output Tray Capacity
500 sheets
Maximum Output Capacity
1,600 sheets (Bridge Unit + 1 Bin + 1,000-Sheet Finisher)
ARDF DF3090 (Standard)
Panel Size
5.5" x 8.5" – 11" x 17" (A5 – A3)
Stack Capacity
100 sheets
Reduction Ratios
25%, 50%, 65%, 73%, 78%, 85%, 93%, 100%
Enlargement Ratios
121%, 129%, 155%, 200%, 400%
25% to 400% in 1% increments
Standard Features
Auto Magnification, Auto Paper Select, Auto Tray Switch, Booklet/Magazine Copy, Center/Border Erase, Chapters, Combine Mode, Cover Insertion, Directional Magnification, Document Server (3,000 File Capacity), Duplex, Electronic/Rotate Sorting, Full-Color VGA Touch Screen Control Panel, ID Card Copy, 8 Job Presets, 25 Job Programs, Negative/ Positive, OHP Slip Sheet, Sample Copy, Series Copy, Simple Screen, 1,000 User Codes, User Stamps
Dimensions (WxDxH)
23.1" x 25.7" x 32.6" (587 x 653 x 835 mm)
165 lbs., 75 kg

Printer Specifications (Standard)

Print Speed
30 ppm (LTR)
RM7035C 533 MHz
Standard Interfaces
10Base-T/100/1000BaseTX Ethernet, USB 2.0
Optional Interfaces
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN & IEEE 1284 Parallel
Memory Capacity
Shared with Copier
Network Protocol
Network Operating Systems
Windows Vista/7/8/XP/Server 2003/ Server 2003R2/Server 2008/2008R2/Server 2012; Netware* 6.5 or later, Unix Filters for Sun Solaris, HP-UX,
SCO OpenServer, Red Hat Linux, IBM AIX, Mac OS X 10.5 or later, SAP R/3, NDPS Gateway, IBM iSeries/ AS/400® using OS/400 Host Print Transform, Citrix Presentation Server 4.5/Citrix Xen App 5.0, 6.0, 6.5
@Remote, SmartDeviceMonitor, Device Manager NX, Web SmartDeviceMonitor, Web Image Monitor
Page Description Languages
Standard PCL5e/6 & XPS, Optional Adobe PostScript 3®
Print Resolution
Up to 600 dpi
Fonts for PCL5e/6
45 Scalable Fonts, 13 International Fonts
Fonts for PS3
136 PostScript Fonts
Standard Features
Sample/Locked/Hold/Stored Print
*Requires optional SD Card for Netware

Scanner Specifications (Standard)

Scanning Speed (B&W & Color LTR)
Embedded Scanning: 79/79 ipm (@ 300 dpi)
Scanning Resolution
600 dpi
Scan Area
Up to 11" x 17"
Standard Interfaces
10Base-T/100/1000BaseTX Ethernet
Optional Interfaces
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN
Memory Capacity
Shared with Copier
File Types
Single and Multi-Page TIFF/PDF, High Compression PDF, PDF/A and Single-Page JPEG
Standard Features
Embedded Scan-to-Email/Folder/URL, TWAIN and Color Scanning
*Requires optional SD Card for Netware

Fax Specifications (Option)

Fax Option Type M7
200 x 200/100 dpi
400 x 400 dpi (optional)
Compression Method
Scanning Speed
Less than 1 second (SEF)
Modem Speed
33.6 Kbps with Auto Fallback
Transmission Speed
G3: 3 seconds per page (MMR Compression)
G3: 2 seconds per page (JBIG Compression)
SAF Memory
4 MB standard/28 MB maximum
320 pages/2,240 pages
Max Auto Dials
Group Dials
100 (max. 500 numbers per group)
Standard Features
Dual Access, Duplex Reception, Image Rotation, 1 Hour Backup, LAN-Fax Capability, Internet Faxing (T.37), IP Faxing (T.38), Fax Forwarding to E-Mail/HDD/Folder
Optional Features
Simultaneous Operation of up to 3 lines(G3 x 3)

Security Features (Standard)

DOSS, HDD Encryption, S/MIME, IPsec Communication, Locked Print Password Encryption, Address Book Encryption, SSL, User Authentication, Quota Setting/Account Limit, SNMP v3, SMTP over SSL and PDF encryption


PB3120 Paper Feed Unit (Option) 1

Paper Size
7.25" x 10.5" – 11" x 17" (A5 – A3)
Paper Weight
14 – 42 lb. Bond (52 – 157 g/m²)
Paper Capacity
1 x 550 sheets
Dimensions (WxDxH)
22.8" x 24.6" x 4.7" (580 x 629 x 120 mm)¹
Requires installation of Caster Table Type D

PB3180 Paper Feed Unit 1

Paper Size
7.25" x 10.5" – 11" x 17" (A5 – A3)
Paper Weight
14 – 42 lb. Bond (52 – 157 g/m²)
Paper Capacity
2 x 550 sheets
Dimensions (WxDxH)
22.8" x 24.7" x 10.2" (580 x 627 x 260 mm)

PB3190 Large Capacity Tray 1

Paper Size
8.5" x 11" (A4)
Paper Weight
14 – 42 lb. Bond (52 – 157 g/m²)
Paper Capacity
2,000 sheets (1,000 x 2)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
22.8" x 24.7" x 10.2" (580 x 627 x 260 mm)

Internal Shift-Sort Tray (SH3050) 2

Tray Capacity
250 sheets (8.5" x 11" or smaller) (A5 – A4)
125 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4 – A3)
Paper Size
5.5" x 8.5" – 11" x 17" (A6 – A3)
Paper Weight
14 – 42 lb. Bond (52 – 157 g/m²)

One-Bin Tray BN3090

Paper Size
5.5" x 8.5" – 11" x 17"(A5 – A3)
Paper Weight
16 to 28 lb. Bond (60 – 105 g/m²)
Paper Capacity
100 sheets

500-Sheet Internal Finisher Type 3352 2

Paper Size
5.5" x 8.5" – 11" x 17" (A6 – A3)
Paper Weight
14 – 42 lb. Bond (52 – 157 g/m²)
Stack Capacity
500 Sheets (8.5" x 11" or smaller)
250 Sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger)
Staple Capacity
50 Sheets (8.5" x 11")
30 Sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger)
Staple Position
1 staple (2 positions), 2 staples (1 position)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
19.5" x 18.8" x 6.3" (495 x 477 x 161 mm)

2-/3-Hole Punch Unit (PU3020NA)

(Optional; Installs inside Internal Finisher Type 3352)

1,000-Sheet Finisher (SR3140) 2 3 4

Paper Size
Proof Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" – 11" x 17" (A6 – A3)
Shift Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" – 11" x 17" (A6 – A3)
Paper Weight
Proof Tray: 14 – 42 lb. Bond (52 – 157 g/m²)
Shift Tray: 14 – 42 lb. Bond (52 – 157 g/m²)
Stack Capacity
Proof Tray: 250 sheets (8.5" x 11") (A4) 50 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4)
Shift Tray: 1,000 sheets (8.5" x 11") (A4) 500 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4)
Staple Capacity
50 sheets (8.5" x 11") (A4)
30 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4)
Staple Paper Size
8.5" x 11" – 11" x 17" (A4 – A3)
Staple Paper Weight
14 – 28 lb. Bond (52 – 105 g/m²)
Staple Positions
Top, Bottom 2 Staples
Dimensions (WxDxH)
25.4" x 24.4" x 37.8" (646 x 620 x 960 mm)

3,000-Sheet Finisher (SR3160)2 3 4

Paper Size
Proof Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" – 11" x 17"
(A6 – A3)
Shift Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" – 11" x 17" (A6 – A3)
Booklet Tray: 8.5" x 11" – 11" x 17" (A4 – A3)
Paper Weight
Proof Tray: 14 – 42 lb. Bond (52 – 157 g/m²)
Shift Tray: 14 – 42 lb. Bond (52 – 157 g/m²)
Booklet Tray: 14 – 28 lb. Bond (52 – 105 g/m²)
Stack Capacity
Proof Tray: 250 sheets (8.5" x 11" or smaller) (A4)
50 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4 – A3)
Shift Tray: 1,000 sheets (8.5" x 11" or smaller) (A4)
500 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4 – A3)
Booklet Tray: 20 Sets (2 – 5 sheets), 10 Sets (6 – 10 sheets) & 7 Sets (11 – 15 sheets)
Staple Capacity
Normal Staple: 50 sheets (8.5" x 11") (A4), 30 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4 – A3)
Saddle Stitch: 15 sheets
Staple Paper Size
Normal Staple: 8.5" x 11" – 11" x 17" (A4 – A3)
Saddle Stitch: 8.5" x 11" – 11" x 17" (A4 – A3)
Staple Paper Weight
14 – 28 lb. Bond (52 – 105 g/m²)
Staple Positions
Top, Bottom, 2 Staples, Booklet
Dimensions (WxDxH)
25.4" x 24.4" x 37.8" (646 x 620 x 960 mm)

2-/3-Hole Punch Unit (PU 3050NA)

(Optional; Installs inside SR3150 or SR3140 Finishers)

Additional Accessory Options

Browser Unit Type M7, Card Reader Bracket Type 3352, Copy Data Security Unit Type G, Embedded HotSpot Type S, ESP XG-PCS-15D, FAC52 Cabinet, Fax Connection Unit Type M7, Fax Option Type M7, File Format Converter Type E, G3 Interface Unit Type M7, IEEE 1284 Interface Board Type A, IEEE 802.11a/g/n Interface Unit Type M2, Key Counter Bracket Type H, Memory Unit Type B 32MB, OCR Unit Type M2, Optional Counter Interface Unit Type A, PostScript3 Unit Type M7, Punch Kit PU3020 NA, SD card for NetWare printing Type M7, Smart Card Reader Built-in Unit Type M7, Smart Operation Panel Type M3

Note: Some accessories require additional equipment or may be prerequisites for other options. Some images contained in this brochure do not show the stabilizers that ship with the optional paper feed units.
¹ Cannot be installed together
² Cannot be installed together
³ Requires Bridge Unit BU3050 and Finisher Adapter Type M7
4 Requires installation with either PB3190 Large Capacity Tray or PB3180 Paper Feed Unit

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