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Ricoh Aficio GX e5550N


Aficio GX e5550N

GelSprinter technology combines the affordability and convenience of inkjet color with the speed and durability of a laser printer.

Ricoh's unique GelSprinter™ technology combines the affordability and convenience of inkjet color with the speed and durability of a laser printer. Plus, the entire system is designed with an eye on the environment, from our green manufacturing processes to its minimal carbon footprint for a business printing solution that makes sense economically and ecologically.


General Features
  • Fast-drying viscous gel inks are the key, permanently embedding your images into the very fibers of the paper for sharp text and indelible prints that won't blur or bleed–even upon contact with water and highlighting markers.

  • Support workgroups with standard Ethernet connectivity and powerful controllers. Enable Windows, Macintosh, and Citrix users to access laser quality printing at an inkjet price.

  • Maximize productivity with a fast 40 second warm-up time, a first print speed of 5 seconds or less, and print up to 999 sets per job.

  • Take advantage of maximum uptime and low total cost of ownership with High Yield Print Cartridges that last for thousands of pages and are replaced individually to keep per-page costs and maintenance to a minimum.

  • Reliably print onto a wide range of media from plain paper to glossy stocks using belt feeding technology for a versatile solution. The optional 100-Sheet Multi-Bypass Tray prints onto heavy stocks up to 140 lb. Index and feeds banner pages up to 8.5" x 51" long.

  • Expand the 250-Sheet standard paper supply with one or two 500-Sheet Paper Feed Units to meet the needs of busy workgroups and print longer jobs with minimal interruption.

  • Save paper and reduce user involvement with standard automatic duplexing. GelSprinter technology allows users to print two-sided documents at high speed on plain paper with confidence.

  • Choose the level of image quality to match your application. Print internal drafts at 300 x 150 dpi, and maximize image quality with up to 3600 x 1200 dpi equivalent resolution for the in-house production of customer-facing materials.

  • Enhance your image for less than laser. Get professional image quality, business class media capacity, plus automatic two-sided printing onto plain paper in a cost effective solution.

  • Drive down printing costs without sacrificing quality. Ricoh's Economy Color Mode produces crisp text combined with eye-catching graphics to stretch supplies while maintaining the effectiveness of color.

  • Go green. The GX e5550N is part of Ricoh's growing family of GelSprinter products that is manufactured free of hazardous materials, participates in supply recycling programs, has no preventative maintenance parts, and produces zero ozone emissions for a solution with minimal environmental impact.

  • Refuse to fuse. Unlike typical laser printers, GelSprinter models do not require heat to operate. The ENERGY STAR-qualified GX e5550N uses just 38 watts when printing and as little as 3.499 watts in Energy Saver Mode so you can print with near-instant readiness and low total cost of ownership.



Multi-Bypass Tray Type BY1000Part #405529
Capacity100 sheets
Acceptable Paper Size2.1" x 5.0" to 8.5" x 51", Envelopes
Acceptable Paper Weight16 – 68 lb. Bond/140 lb. Index (60 – 255 g/m)
Dimensions (WxDxH)9.9" x 13.7" x 9.2" (253.6 x 348.7 x 233.1 mm)
Weight5.5 lb. (2.5 kg)
Paper Feed Unit Type TK1110Part #405713
Capacity500 sheets (1 or 2 Paper Feed Units may be added.)
Acceptable Paper Size4.1" x 5.8" to 8.5" x 14"
Acceptable Paper Weight16 - 28 lb. Bond (60 – 105 g/m)
Dimensions (WxDxH)20.0" x 19.1" x 4.3" (509 x 485 x 110 mm)
Weight12.3 lb. (5.6 kg)

Consumables and Yields
High Yield Cyan Print Cartridge 4,890 prints*Part # 405702

Regular Yield Black Print Cartridge 1,920 prints*Part # 405688
405688 Ricoh Black Toner Cartridge
405688 (New)

High Yield Magenta Print Cartridge 4,000 prints*Part # 405703
Regular Yield Cyan Print Cartridge 1,920 prints*Part # 405689
High Yield Yellow Print Cartridge 4,000 prints*Part # 405704

Regular Yield Magenta Print Cartridge 1,560 prints*Part # 405690
Ink Collector Unit 28,000 prints*Part # 405714

Regular Yield Yellow Print Cartridge 1,750 prints*Part # 405691
High Yield Black Print Cartridge 4,230 prints*Part # 405701

Advanced Exchange WarrantyThe GX e5550N Color Printer is under warranty against defects for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Consumables are under warranty for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase or until depleted, whichever comes first. Please refer to warranty documents shipped with the product for more details.

*Declared yield values based on ISO/IEC 24712 Inkjet Test Process.Actual yields may vary based on types of images printed and otherfactors. For maximum performance and yield, we recommend using genuine Ricoh parts and supplies.

Main Unit Specifications
Part #405681
TechnologyOn-demand Piezo Inkjet System Pigment-based (All four colors)
Control Panel16 characters x 2-line LCD*
ResolutionTrue 300 x 150 dpi, 300 x 300 dpi, 600 x 300 dpi, 600 x 600 dpi, 600 x 1200 dpi, 1200 x 1200 dpi
Maximum: 3600 x 1200 dpi equivalent
Print SpeedBlack & White: 30 pages-per-minute
Full-Color: 30 pages-per-minute*
Laser Quality Speed (Letter)Black & White: 20 pages-per-minute
Full-Color: 19 pages-per-minute**
Warm-Up Time40 seconds or less
First Print SpeedBlack & White: 4.0 seconds or less
Full-Color: 5.0 seconds or less
Standard Paper Supply250-Sheet Tray
Optional Paper Supply100-Sheet Multi-Bypass Tray
500-Sheet Paper Feed Unit (1 or 2 may be added.)
Maximum Paper Capacity1,350 sheets
Acceptable Paper SizesStandard Tray:Letter (8.5" x 11"), Legal (8.5" x 14"), Executive (7.25" x 10.5"), Half Letter (5.5" x 8.5"), A4 (8.3" x 11.7"), A5 (5.8" x 8.3"), A6 (4.2" x 5.8"), B5 (6.9" x 9.8"), 16 KAI (7.6" x 10.5"), F (8" x 13"), Foolscap (8.5" x 13"), Folio (8.25" x 14"), Envelopes (Com10, Monarch, C6, C5, DL), Custom Width: 3.5" - 8.5", Length: 5.5" - 14"
Optional Multi-Bypass TrayLetter (8.5" x 11"), Legal (8.5" x 14"), Executive (7.25" x 10.5"), Half Letter (5.5" x 8.5"), A4 (8.3" x 11.7"), A5 (5.8" x 8.3"), A6 (4.2" x 5.8"), B5 (6.9" x 9.8"), 16 KAI (7.6" x 10.5"), F (8" x 13"), Foolscap (8.5" x 13"), Folio (8.25" x 14"), Envelopes (Com10, Monarch, C6, C5, DL), Custom Width: 2.1" - 8.5", Length: 5.0" - 51"
Optional Paper Feed UnitLetter (8.5" x 11"), Legal (8.5" x 14"), Executive (7.25" x 10.5"), Half Letter (5.5" x 8.5"), A4 (8.3" x 11.7"), A5 (5.8" x 8.3"), A6 (4.2" x 5.8"), B5 (6.9" x 9.8"), 16 KAI (7.6" x 10.5"), F (8" x 13"), Foolscap (8.5" x 13"), Folio (8.25" x 14"), Custom Width: 4.1" - 8.5", Length: 5.8" - 14"
Optional Multi-Bypass Tray16 - 68 lb. Bond – 140 lb. Index (60 - 255 g/m)
Optional Paper Feed Unit16 - 28 lb. Bond (60 - 105 g/m)
Acceptable Paper TypesStandard Tray:Plain Paper, Inkjet Plain Paper*,
Glossy Paper*, Postcards, Inkjet
Postcards, Envelopes*
Optional Multi-Bypass:Plain Paper, Inkjet Plain Paper*,
Tray Glossy Paper*, Postcards, Inkjet
Postcards, Envelopes*, Thick
Optional Paper Feed:Plain Paper, Inkjet Plain Paper*,
Unit Glossy Paper*
Automatic DuplexingStandard (Approx. 70% of the rated simplex speed in Speed Priority Mode)
Output Capacity150 sheets (Face up)
Dimensions (W x D x H)20.0" x 19.1" x 10.4" (509 x 485 x 263 mm)
Weight34.2 lb. (15.5 kg)
Power Requirements100 - 120V, 50/60Hz
Power ConsumptionPrinting: 38W or less
Energy Saver Mode: 3.499W or less
Safety RegulationsUL/CSA60950, FCC Class B
ENERGY STAR version 1.1
Adjust the angle of the top-mounted control panel for easy operability and at-a-glance supply status viewing.*Speed based on Standard, High Speed Mode (300 x 150 dpi).**When using the RPCS Raster driver.*Simplex mode only.
**Supports 42 lb. – 68 lb. Bond only.

Print Controller Specifications
Memory64MB RAM Standard/Maximum
Fonts45 PCL, 13 International
Printer Languages/DriversRPCS Raster, PCL 5c, PCL 6
Standard InterfacesUSB 1.1/2.0, Ethernet 10/100Base-TX
Network ProtocolsTCP/IP
Supported EnvironmentsWindows 2000, XP, Vista, 7*
Server 2003/2008**
Mac OS X v.10.3+***
Citrix MetaFrame
Software UtilitiesWeb Image Monitor
*Windows 7 will be available via download from the Ricoh website.
** 32 bit version will be included on the CD-ROM. 64 bit version
will be available via download from the Ricoh website.
*** Macintosh driver will be included on the CD-ROM.