Professional-grade prints at your fingertips

Are you looking for a cost-effective high-quality colour printer? The
IP C8500 is designed to empower organisations of all sizes. It produces professional-grade print results with superior print quality, making in-house printing a dream. Additional features include staple-less print and internal multi-folder unit giving you more flexibility and options to print a variety of materials. Quick print speeds of 45 ppm and a customisable Smart Operation Panel for a seamless user experience. Sustainability has been built into the design with recycled materials used in the device mainframe.

Seamless user experience

Achieve greater control with the third generation of our responsive 7" Smart Operation Panel. Its user-friendly and intuitive interface ensures a seamless experience. With capacitive touch and adjustable height for easy adaptability, the next generation RICOH Smart Operation Panel has been designed with users and accessibility in mind.

RICOH Smart Operation Panel showing icons and options related to printing and status including “Quick Print Release,” “Printer,” “YCMK” and a date/time indicator.

Benchmark in sustainable printers

Placing sustainability at the forefront, the IP C8500 device mainframe is made from 50% post-consumer recycled plastic. It boasts one of the lowest TEC values in the market, saving energy and reducing costs. The advanced toner fusing technology saves on energy without compromising on print quality, making it a top choice for an eco-friendly laser printer.

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Easy decision-making with data intelligence

RICOH @Remote helps you spot opportunities to optimise your print fleet and reduce costs with valuable data insights. Track device usage in real-time, identify environmental trends such as power usage and paper consumption, and get precise meter readings. With accurate and real time data, you can make decisions to streamline your operations and free up your resources.

Ricoh IP C8500 Colour A3 printer for office use and two individuals collaborating at work with a tablet in a modern workspace.

Guaranteed security

It’s more important than ever in the digital workplace to ensure security is always enabled. WPA3 encryption for wireless networks and Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) are included in the IP C8500 to keep your print device and documents protected. Additional security features include flexible administrator roles, allowing you to take full control of permissions and giving privilege admin access for those in the organisation who require it. Whether your organisation has five or 10,000 employees, Ricoh’s intelligent devices are suitable for your requirements.

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Explore the details that define this product's capabilities. See the specs that matter most to you.
Warm-up time

21 seconds

First output speed: B/W

3.2 seconds

First output speed: full colour

5.2 seconds

Continuous output speed

45 ppm

Memory: standard

6 GB


Option: 256 GB


81 kg

Dimensions: W x D x H

587 x 701 x 779 mm

Power source

120 - 127 V, 60 Hz


ApolloLake E3940 1.6GHz

Printing process

Dry electrostatic transfer system with dual component development: 4-drum method

Printer language: standard

PCL6, PostScript 3 (emulation), PDF direct (emulation)

Printer language: option

Genuine Adobe ®PostScript®3™, XPS, IPDS, PDF Direct from Adobe®

Print resolution: maximum

4,800 x 1,200 dpi equivalent

Network interface: standard

Ethernet 10 base-T/100 base-TX/1000 base-T, USB Host I/F Type A, USB Device I/F Type B, Bluetooth

Network interface: option

Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Additional NIC (2nd port)

Mobile printing capability

Apple AirPrint, Mopria®, Ricoh Smart Device Connector

Network protocol

TCP/IP (IP v4, IP v6)

OS environments

Windows® 8.1/10/11, Windows® Server 2012/2012R2/2016/2019/2022, Macintosh OS X v10.15 or later, AS/400® using OS/400 Host Print Transform, IBM iSeries, Citrix XenApp, VirtualApps/Desktops

Recommended paper size

SRA3, A3, A4, A5, A6, B4, B5, B6, Envelopes

Recommended paper size - Custom Size paper (bypass tray):

Width: 90 - 320 mm, Length: 148 - 1,260 mm

Paper input: standard

1,200 sheets

Paper input: maximum

4,850 sheets

Paper output: standard

500 sheets

Paper output: maximum

4,000 sheets

Paper weight - Trays: 

60 - 300 g/m²

Paper weight - Bypass: 

52 - 300 g/m²

Paper weight - Duplex: 

52 - 256 g/m²

Power consumption: max.

Less than 1,584 W

Power consumption operation: B&W / Full colour

571.2 W / 651.7 W

Power consumption: ready

57.4 W

Power consumption: sleep

0.36 W


0.44 kWh

Toner: black

43,000 prints

Toner: cyan/magenta/yellow

34,000 prints