SP C431DN-HS Color Laser Printer
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  • Print
  • Prints up to 42 ppm
  • Maximum monthly print volume of up to 20,000 pages
  • Maximum paper capacity of up to 2,300 pages
Ricoh Puts the Power of Mobile Printing in the Hands of Every User.
The RICOH Aficio SP C431DN-HS Color HotSpot Printer offers a fast, easy, and secure means for corporate guests, clients, traveling executives, and mobile employees to print E-mails and attachments, documents, and Web pages using virtually any Internet-enabled device…without the need for IT support, to install drivers, apps, cables, or authenticate users. Ricoh’s HotSpot technology is the only secure, customizable, mobile printing solution completely embedded inside a desktop printer.

Main Features

General Features

  • Simple installation —This turn-key system is self-configuring and ready to Print Simply Anywhere® in minutes. Internet Access is all that’s needed. Plus, every Ricoh Aficio SP C431DN-HS includes a one-year subscription to PrinterOn's mobile printing service.
  • Totally embedded —All printer hardware enhancements are preconfigured; all software is pre-loaded; no additional support is required. That means no external appliances or servers at the installation site.
  • Secure printing —Jobs are only printed after entering a secure release code.
  • Flexibility —Set up this mobile laser printing solution as a free convenience to attract new customers or as a chargeable printing service to increase revenues.
  • Support for third party billing systems — The HotSpot mobile printing solution integrates seamlessly with PayPal™, the global leader in online payment solutions.
  • Customizable interface — Incorporate company logos and colors on the PrintSpots™ Web page to reflect your business identity and present HotSpot printing as a value-added service exclusive to your establishment.


HotSpot Specifications

Printing Modes
Web-based: User types the printer’s URL (Web address) into an Internet browser.
E-mail: Forward/send E-mail messages and/or attachments to the E-mail address assigned to the printer. Internet-enabled laptops, Smartphones and tablet PCs are supported.
Supported File Formats
Microsoft Word 2.0 > 2007, Microsoft Excel 2.0 > 2007, Microsoft PowerPoint 4.0 > 2007, Microsoft Visio 5 > 2007,, Adobe PDF, Web pages (htm, html, mhtml), Text & TRFT files, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG and GIF files
Supported Languages
English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian and German
Security Features
All jobs transmitted through a HotSpot web page submission are encrypted with SSL.
PrinterOn mail servers accept requests for TLS authentication for all jobs submitted via E-mail. Each job is automatically assigned a 4 – 10 digit Release Code which must be entered at the device in order for the files to print.

Main Unit Specifications

Desktop Color Laser Printer
Laser beam scanning & electrophotographic printing. Dual- component toner development, 4 drum tandem method
Integrated 12-key alphanumeric keypad
600 x 600 dpi (1 bit)
600 x 600 dpi (2 bit)
1200 x 1200 dpi (1 bit)
Print Speed (Letter)
42-ppm Full-color & Monochrome
First Print Speed
Full-color: 15 seconds
Monochrome: 10 seconds
Warm-Up Time
50 seconds or less
Standard Paper Supply
550-sheet Tray + 100-sheet Bypass Tray = 650 sheets
Optional Paper Supply
550-sheet Paper Feed Unit (Up to 3 may be installed)
Maximum Paper Capacity
2,300 sheets
Automatic Duplexing
Standard (100% productivity)
Acceptable Paper Sizes
Std. & Optional Trays: 3.9" x 5.8" to 8.5" x 14" (98 mm x 148 mm to 216 mm x 356 mm)
Bypass Tray: 2.8" x 5.0" to 8.5" x 49.6" (70 mm x 127 mm to 216 mm x 1260 mm)*
* HotSpot print jobs default to either Letter or Legal size. Other paper sizes and envelope printing are only available when the device is used as a standard network printer.
Acceptable Paper Weights
Std. & Optional Trays: 14 – 59 lb. Bond / 120 lb. Index (52 – 220 g/m²)
Bypass Tray: 14 – 69 lb. Bond / 140 lb. Index (52 – 256 g/m²)
When Duplexing: 16 – 44 lb. Bond / 90 lb. Index (60 – 163 g/m²)
Output Capacity
500 sheets, face down
Dimensions (W x D x H)
17.48" x 25.91" x 19.29" (444 mm x 658 mm x 490 mm)
126 lb. (57 kg)
Power Requirements
120 – 127V, 60Hz
Power Consumption
Maximum: 1520W or less
Operating: 894W or less
Energy Saver: 110W
Sleep: 6W

Print Controller Specifications

600 MHz
768 MB RAM standard/maximum
Hard Disk Drive
80 GB (standard)
Standard Interfaces
10/100Base-TX Ethernet, USB 2.0 Host (Type A), USB 2.0 Hi Speed (Type B)
Optional Interfaces
IEEE 802.11a/g Wireless LAN, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 1284/ECP Parallel
Printer Languages/Drivers
PCL 5c, PCL 6, Adobe PostScript 3 + PDF Direct Print*
* Page Description Languages/Drivers are accessible for standard network printing only.
PCL: 45 fonts + 13 International fonts
PostScript 3: 136 fonts
Network Protocols
TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), AppleTalk, IPX/SPX (optional)
Supported Environments
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003 & 2003R2, Server 2008, Mac OS 8.6 – 9.x, OS X v.10.2+, Novell NetWare v 6.5+, SAP R/3, Citrix Presentation Server, UNIX (Ricoh Filter Phase 11)
Software Utilities
Web Image Monitor, Web SmartDeviceMonitor, SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin, @Remote
Security Features
Enhanced Locked Print-NX, Administrator Authentication (5 levels), User Authentication (5 types including 500 User Codes), SNMP v3 Authentication, IPsec Communications, 128-bit SSL Print Job Data Encryption, User Lockout/Auto Logout, Locked Print, HDD Data Encryption + DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS), Address Book & Password Encryption, WPA (Wi-Fi Protect Access)*
*Security features available when device is used as a network printer.


Mobile Printing Options

Part # 006174MIU
1 Year HotSpot Subscription Extension
Part # 003357MIU
2 Year HotSpot Subscription Extension
Part # 004813MIU
3 Year HotSpot Subscription Extension
Part # 004814MIU
4 Year HotSpot Subscription Extension

Security Options

Part # 402996
HDD DataOverwriteSecurity (Type K)
Part # 403113
HDD Encryption Unit (Type D)

Connectivity Options

Part # 403000
IEEE 802.11a/g Wireless LAN (Type L)
Part # 402547
Gigabit Ethernet (Type A)
Part # 411699
IEEE 1284/ECP Parallel (Type A)

Paper Handling Options

Part # 406691
Paper Feed Unit (PB1020)*
* When printing, optional Paper Feed Units can only be accessed when using the device as a network printer.

Miscellaneous Options

Part # 406755
Tip-resistant Caster table (Type C)
Part # 406688
SD Card for Netware Printing (Type D)

Product Q&A

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Can this printer print banners or roll material?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The HotSpot SP C431DN-HS is capable of printing banners, as the following quote from the product brochure indicates.
"Acceptable Paper Sizes*:
Std. & Optional Trays 3.9" x 5.8" to 8.5" x 14" (98 mm x
148 mm to 216 mm x 356 mm)
Bypass Tray 2.8" x 5.0" to 8.5" x 49.6" (70 mm x
127 mm to 216 mm x 1260 mm)
* HotSpot print jobs default to either Letter or Legal size. Other paper sizes
and envelope printing are only available when the device is used as a
standard network printer.


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