SP 4310N Black and White Laser Printer
SP 4310N
Item ID: 406799
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A scalable business printer solution.
The scalable Ricoh Aficio SP 4310N is as versatile as it is expandable. In its base configuration it is a 37-ppm 8.5" x 14"/A4 monochrome networked laser printer with a 600-sheet standard paper supply. Built on Ricoh's proven All-In-One print cartridge technology the compact Aficio SP 4310N delivers reliable performance with simplified maintenance to small offices, medical practices, franchise/branch office locations, retail counters/kiosk environments, and independent businesses with basic Microsoft Office-type printing applications.

Main Features

General Features

  • The Aficio SP 4310N features Ricoh's proven 15,000-page yield All-In-One print cartridge technology for maximum reliability, ease of use, and low total cost of ownership.
  • Prints 37-ppm output speed, 1,600-sheet maximum paper capacity, and 150,000-print/month maximum duty cycle.
  • Employs Ricoh's premier GW Architecture Controller, featuring 466 MHz CPU and 256 MB/512 MB RAM memory configuration for familiar operability
  • A standard and optional interfaces, an optional 80 GB Hard Disk Drive with a 9,000-page document storage capacity, plus many of the same workflow tools (IPDS, UNIX/Linux support, MICR, Web Image Monitor, @Remote, etc.) of its predecessor
  • The Printer Driver Editor feature allows administrators to set and lock driver settings for individual users to enforce printing rules such as duplexing, N-up, and toner save mode, and even "hide" features from users to reduce TCO.
  • Genuine Adobe PostScript3, not emulation, is standard for improved printing performance with support for 136 Adobe fonts.
  • Increased security can be achieved with an optional 80 GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD). The HDD supports secure local document storage for up to 9,000 pages through the inclusion of a standard HDD Encryption Unit and the Data Overwrite Security System (DOSS). The HDD also enables an easy to use Locked Print feature for confidential documents.
  • Print from Bypass without inputting media size or type. The printer will pull sheets from the Bypass Tray without the user having to first specify the media loaded in the tray.
  • The Export Setting Function is a productive tool for large fleet customers and multi-unit accounts. All printer values and network settings can be copied to an SD Card and quickly transferred to other printers for identical operability across all devices. This is an excellent solution for when printers are to be added, replaced, or moved for redeployment or service.

Environmental Features

  • Maximize user friendliness with the informative 4-line LCD panel. View printer status at a glance, get simple maintenance guidance, and easily select stored documents for reprinting.
  • Achieve affordable laser quality output with proven All-In-One print cartridge technology that delivers high yields and low cost-per-page factors. The userserviceable design saves even more by minimizing service tasks. Replace the AIO cartridge in seconds for maximum uptime and do-it-yourself convenience.
  • Reduce your total cost of ownership further with an energy efficient design. Save supplies with Toner Saving Mode and optional Automatic Duplexing.
  • Manage job queues and network settings, view supply status, and initiate proactive maintenance right from your desktop using the Web Image Monitor utility. Network administrators can use Ricoh’s @Remote fleet management tool for enterprise-wide printer monitoring and optimization across multiple units and locations.

Security Features

  • Protect print jobs and passwords with up to 256-bit SSL data encryption to prevent information theft, interception, or falsification.
  • Activate the User Code feature to restrict device access, set volume limits, and track printer usage for up to 200 individual users.
  • Help ensure compliance with client/patient privacy regulations. The 80 GB Hard Disk Drive option provides a confidential Locked Print feature plus secure local document storage with advanced data encryption and overwrite protection.
  • Enjoy the confidence that comes from knowing your decision to invest in the SP 4310N is backed by your local authorized Ricoh dealership committed to meeting your business objectives for performance, cost control, and security.


Main Unit Specifications

Part #
Desktop Monochrome Laser Printer Laser beam scanning & electrophotographic printing Dual-component toner development
Control Panel
4-line LCD + Integrated 12-key alphanumeric keypad
Print Resolution
300 x 300 dpi
600 x 600 dpi
1200 x 600 dpi
Output Speed
37 pages per minute (Letter)
First Print Speed
6.9 seconds or less
Warm-Up Time
19 seconds or less
12 seconds or less (from Energy Saver mode)
Non-printable Area
Approx. 1/6" (4.2 mm) around all four sides
Standard Paper Supply
500-sheet Tray + 100-sheet Bypass Tray = 600 sheets
Optional Paper Supply
500-sheet Paper Feed Unit (1 or 2 may be installed)
Maximum Paper Capacity
1,600 sheets
Auto Duplex
Optional (approx. 90% productivity)
Output Capacity
250 sheets, face down
Acceptable Paper Sizes
Standard Tray: 5.5" x 5.5" – 8.5" x 14"
(139.7 mm x 139.7 mm – 216 mm x
356 mm)
Bypass Tray: 2.52" x 5.5" – 8.5" x 17"
(64 mm x 139.7 mm – 216 mm x
432 mm)
Optional PFUs: 5.5" x 6.3" – 8.5" x 14"
(139.7 mm x 160 mm – 216 mm x
356 mm)
When Duplexing: 5.5" x 8.5"–
8.5" x 14"
(139.7 mm x 216 mm – 216 mm x
356 mm)
Acceptable Paper Weights
Standard Tray: 16 – 34 lb. Bond
(60 – 130 g/m²)
Bypass Tray: 16 – 43 lb. Bond/
90 lb. Index (60 – 162 g/m²)
Optional PFUs: 16 – 34 lb. Bond
(60 – 130 g/m²)
When Duplexing: 16 – 28 lb. Bond
(60 – 105 g/m²)
Acceptable Paper Types
Standard Tray: Plain Paper, Thick Paper, Preprinted Paper, Letterhead, Labels Bypass Tray: Plain Paper, Thick Paper, Preprinted Paper, Letterhead, Labels, Transparency, Envelopes Optional PFUs: Plain Paper, Thick Paper, Preprinted Paper, Letterhead, Labels Envelope Feeder: Envelopes (Installs inside optional PFU)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
15.28" x 17.72" x 13.58" Main Unit only (388 mm x 450 mm x 345 mm) 15.28" x 21.37" x 13.58" w/Duplex Unit (388 mm x 543 mm x 345 mm)
34.1 lb. (15.5 kg) Main Unit only
47.3 lb. (21.4 kg) w/Duplex Unit
Power Requirements
120V, 60Hz
Power Consumption
Maximum: 960W or less
Energy Saver: 3.9W or less
Safety Regulations
UL60950-1, CAN/CSA C22.2
No.60950-1 (c-UL)
FCC Part15 Subpart B , IC ES-003
Environmental Standard

Print Controller Specifications

466 MHz
256 MB RAM standard
512 MB RAM maximum
80 GB Hard Disk Drive (Optional)
Standard Interfaces
10/100Base-TX Ethernet
USB 2.0 Host (Type A)
USB 2.0 Hi Speed (Type B)
Dual SD/VM Card slots for expanded functionality
Optional Interfaces
IEEE 802.11a/g Wireless LAN
Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T)
IEEE 1284/ECP Parallel
Printer Languages/Drivers
PCL 5e
Adobe PostScript 3 + PDF Direct Print
Optional genuine IPDS
PCL: 45 fonts + 13 International fonts
PostScript 3: 136 fonts
IPDS: 108 fonts (optional)
Network Protocols
IPX/SPX (optional)
Supported Environments
Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003,
Server 2003/R2, Server 2008,
Server 2008/R2
Mac OS 8.6 – 9.2x, OS X v.10.2+
Novell NetWare v 6.5
Citrix Presentation Server
Various UNIX/Linux OS
Software Utilities
Bundled Utilities:
Web Image Monitor
Printer Utility for Mac
Font Manager 2000
Embedded Software Architecture
(ESA™) ready
Optional Utilities:
Web SmartDeviceMonitor
SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin
DeskTopBinder Lite
Standard Security Features
200 User Codes
256-bit SSL Print Job Data Encryption
Address Book & Password Encryption
IP Address Filtering
IPsec Communications
Network Protocol Management
SNMP v3 Authentication
User Lockout/Auto Logout
Optional Security Features
Administrator Authentication (5 levels)
(with 80 GB HDD option)
User Authentication (3 types)
Locked Print
HDD Data Encryption Unit +
DataOverwrite Security System (DOSS)
(bundled with HDD option)
WPA (Wi-Fi Protect Access)
(w/IEEE 802.11a/g option)


Controller & Memory Options

128 MB RAM Memory
Unit Type G Part # 402965
256 MB RAM Memory
Unit Type G Part # 414046
80 GB Hard Disk Drive
Type 4310 Part # 406884
Includes HDD Encryption Unit & Data Overwrite (DOSS)
Gigabit Ethernet
(Type C) Part # 406914
IEEE 802.11a/g Wireless LAN
(Type L) Part # 403000
IEEE 1284/ECP Parallel Interface Board
(Type A) Part # 411699
Type 4310 Part # 406807
SD Card for Netware Printing
(Type G) Part # 406885
Data Storage Card
Type A Part # 402627
VM Card
Type O Part # 406678
BB-HPL10A-R High Definition Power Line Communications Ethernet Adaptor
Part # 100123FNG
Ships with 1 Master Adaptor, 1 Terminal Adaptor, and 2 power cords.
Additional Adaptors can be purchased separately.

Optional Paper Handling Accessories

Paper Feed Unit Type TK 1030
Part #402807
Duplex Unit AD 1000
Part #402808
Envelope Feeder Type 400*
Part #400939
*The Paper Feed Unit Type TK 1030 must be purchased in order to use the Envelope Feeder Type 400

Product Q&A

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how I can make my 4310N do not get in power save mode after I print?
Konstantinos P on Sep 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Well it is able to turn it off actually. I find it out my self. Thank you for your help once more.
how i can print from my phone?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2016

Unfortunately, the SP 4310N is an older model that does not support mobile printing. However, its replacement model - the SP 4510 - has mobile printing technology. With this, you can easily print from your smart device simply by downloading our free app.

Attached is the brochure:

Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer ( to find out more.
what is life expectancy in number of printed pages?
A shopper on Dec 14, 2015

The average monthly usage for this model falls around 3,000 copies per month. Life expectancy is determined by a number of factors in addition to the quantity of pages printed. When used correctly, the technology is designed to run for several years.

We recommend machines based not only on the number of pages printed per month, but on the peak volume expectancy, workflow requirements, color needs, stock usage, etc. Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer ( to find out more.
what ink cartridge do I use to replace?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The product brochure includes a list of all supply items and accessories for the SP 4310N, it can be downloaded at

On that document it says the All-In-One Black Print Cartridge is Ricoh # 406997.


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