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RICOH IM C6500 Color Laser Multifunction Printer
RICOH IM C6500 Color Laser Multifunction Printer
RICOH IM C6500 Color Laser Multifunction Printer
RICOH IM C6500 Color Laser Multifunction Printer
RICOH IM C6500 Color Laser Multifunction Printer

IM C6500

Color Laser Multifunction Printer

Add color, intelligence to high-volume workflows

  •   Prints up to 65 ppm, copy, scan, optional fax
  •   2400x4800 dpi max print resolution
  •   Paper capacity up to 8,100 pages
  •   Deliver high-speed efficiency with on-demand enhancements

Look forward, work faster

Make your high-volume office more dynamic with the scalable RICOH IM C6500 Color Laser Multifunction Printer (MFP). Print, copy, scan and fax at optimal speed with a device designed specifically to keep pace with emerging document management demands. It's compatible with Ricoh's Cloud Workflow Solutions, so you can automate everyday tasks, reduce manual touchpoints and share information faster.

Add efficiency on demand

Choose the IM C6500 MFP to regularly update the software powering your intelligent device. With RICOH Always Current Technology, you can expand the capabilities of your device to grow with your business. The platform allows you to install new features as they become available without calling a technician or waiting until the end of a contract.

Multi-task at maximum speed

Produce high-quality color output at up to 65 pages per minute (ppm) and scan two-sided originals at 240 images per minute (ipm) with the Single Pass Document Feeder (SPDF). Use the optional Small Paper Feeding Unit for postcards, checks and other smaller originals. Share digital files via multiple Scan-to capabilities. Choose optional paperless faxing to send and receive documents securely via email. Ensure every page of important documents is scanned with the optional Double Feed Detection Unit.

Control your own workflow

Personalize the way you work from the highly responsive 10.1" Smart Operation Panel (SOP)RICOH Intelligent Support* for How-to Videos or to share access to the SOP with remote Ricoh technicians for fast, thorough troubleshooting. Learn more about the enhanced SOP using the online Smart Operation Panel Simulator.

*When enabled, internet connection required.

Access what's most important

A built-in motion sensor powers up the SOP upon your arrival. Use the SOP to access up to 3,000 frequently used documents stored on the Document Server. With optional optical character recognition (OCR), you can place metadata on documents, files and images and search via keywords. Use the embedded Web browser to search the web for information or access today's most popular cloud-based applications.

Finish with a colorful flourish

Produce impressive full-color brochures, proposals, presentations and more in-house for less — by taking advantage of multiple finishing options. The IM C6500 uses advanced technology to assure every page is bright, vivid and clear with 2,400 x 4,800 dpi resolution. Print on a wide range of media, including envelopes and thicker stocks. Choose from multiple automated finishing capabilities to simplify hole-punching, booklet-making, cover insertion, z-folding and more.

Multi-task on the move

Use the RICOH Smart Device Connector app, AirPrint® or MopriaTM to print directly from your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. Grab files directly from the device or your favorite cloud applications and send them to the IM C6500 for printing. Don't worry about the MFP being out of paper — you can expand paper capacity up to 8,100 sheets. You can also share files with other Ricoh devices, including projectors and flat panel displays, for large group collaborations.

Make accountability an advantage

Restrict access to key MFP functions via passwords and user codes. Track user activity, specific projects and bottleneck delays. Pair the device with optional RICOH Streamline NX to issue chargebacks to users and workgroups. Use Locked Print to hold documents in queue until an authorized user releases them. The Ricoh-only operating system minimizes OS-specific threats while data encryption and latent data overwrite help protect information on the hard drive.

Put your energy to smart use

The IM C6500 is ENERGY STAR® certified and EPEAT® Gold Rated with a Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) at 1.217 kWh/week. The device can be programmed to power off automatically during idle office hours. Default duplex printing reduces paper costs. To reduce color output, administrators can set quotas and restrict specific users to black-and-white printing only. An Eco-Friendly Indicator monitors paper usage and shares reminders with users about best print practices and behaviors.

Need more information?

Learn more about the RICOH IM C6500 Color Laser Multifunction Printer and how it may fit your business.

Engine/General Specifications


Copy: 600x600 dpi

Dimensions W x D x H

29.5" x 34.7" x 48.3" (750 x 880 x 1,225 mm)


551 lbs (250 kg)

Power Consumption

Maximum: Less than 1,920 W
Sleep: 0.62 W

Supported Paper Weights

Trays: 52 - 256 g/m2
Bypass: 52 - 300 g/m2
Duplex: 52 - 256 g/m2

Power Source

120V - 127V / 16A, 60Hz

Energy Star



Automatic (Standard)

Color / Black & White


Control Panel

10.1" Smart Operation Panel

Maximum Copy Quantity

Up to 9,999 copies

Typical Electricity Consumption TEC

1.217 kWh/week

Standard Output Capacity

500 sheets



Printing Process

4-drum dry electrostatic transfer system with internal transfer belt

Supported Paper Sizes

SRA3+, SRA3, A3, Letter, Legal, Ledger, A5, A6, B4, B5, B6

System Memory

640 GB HDD (320 GB x 2)

Maximum Output Capacity

3,500 sheets

First Page Out Time

Color: 7.5 seconds/B&W: 5.5 seconds

Supported Paper Types

Plain, Recycled, Color, Special Paper, Letterhead, Preprinted, Prepunched, Bond, Cardstock

Output Speed Copy/Print

65 ppm

Maximum Paper Capacity

8,100 sheets

Standard Paper Capacity

3,700 sheets

Document Feeder Type

Single Pass Duplex Feeder (SPDF)

Zoom Range

25% to 400% in 1% increments

Printer Specifications


Standard: Ethernet 10 base-T/100 base-TX/1000 base-T, USB Host Type A, USB Device I/F Type B, Bluetooth (Smart Panel Only), Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) (Smart Panel Only), USB Host I/F, SD slot, NFC tag, USB Device (TypeB:1Port)
Optional: Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n), RJ45 I/F (Only Copy connect), Ethernet Print only RJ-45 network port

Hard Disk Drive

640 GB (320 GB x 2)

Printer Languages

Standard: PCL5c, PCL6, PostScript 3 (emulation), PDF direct (emulation)
Optional: Genuine Adobe® PostScript® 3™, IPDS, PDF Direct from Adobe®

Network Protocol

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6)

Processor Speed

Intel® Apollo Lake Processor 1.6 GHz

Supported Operating Systems

Windows: Windows® 7/8.1/10, Windows® Server 2008/2008R2/2012/2012R2/2016, Windows® Server 2019
MacOS: Macintosh OS X v10.12 or later
Unix: UNIX Sun® Solaris, HP-UX, SCO OpenServer, RedHat® Linux, IBM® AIX, XenDesktop, Citrix XenApp
SAP: SAP® R/3® , SAP® S/4®

Print Resolution

1200 x 2400 dpi

Scanner Specifications

Scan Modes

E-mail, Folder, USB, SD Card, URL, FTP, SMB

Scan Speed B&W and Full Color

120 ipm (simplex) / 240 ipm (duplex)

File Formats

Single page: TIFF, JPEG, PDF, High compression PDF, PDF/A
Multi page: TIFF, PDF, High compression PDF, PDF/A

Scanning Resolution

1,200 dpi

Fax Specifications



Compression Method


Memory Backup

1 hour



Transmission Speed

G3: approximately 2 seconds (200 x 100 dpi, JBIG, ITUT #1 chart TTI off, memory transmission)/G3: approximately 3 seconds (200 x 100 dpi, MMR, ITUT #1 chart TTI off, memory transmission)

Modem Speed

33.6 Kbps

Fax Resolution

Standard mode: 8 x 3.85 line/mm, 200 x 100 dpi
Detail mode: 8 x 7.7 line/mm, 200 x 200 dpi
Super fine mode: 8 x 15.4 line/mm, 16 x 15.4 line/mm, 400 x 400 dpi (with optional SAF memory)

SAF Memory

Standard: 4 MB (approximately 320 pages)
Optional: 60 MB (approximately 4,800 pages)


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