IM C6500 Color Laser Multifunction Printer

Elevate the productivity and dynamism of your high-volume office environment with the versatile RICOH IM C6500 Color Laser Multifunction Printer (MFP). Designed to meet the evolving demands of document management, this cutting-edge device enables you to effortlessly print, copy, scan, and fax at impressive speeds, ensuring your office stays ahead of the curve. Experience the seamless integration with Ricoh's Cloud Workflow Solutions, streamlining everyday tasks, reducing manual interventions, and facilitating faster information sharing across your organization. One of the standout features of the IM C6500 MFP is its compatibility with RICOH Always Current Technology, empowering you to regularly update the device's software and expand its capabilities in line with your business growth, all without the hassle of calling a technician or waiting for contract renewals.

Delivering exceptional performance, the IM C6500 MFP boasts high-quality color output at an impressive rate of up to 65 pages per minute (ppm), while its Single Pass Document Feeder (SPDF) can efficiently scan two-sided originals at a remarkable 240 images per minute. When dealing with smaller documents like postcards and checks, you have the option of using the Small Paper Feeding Unit, further enhancing the device's versatility. Effortlessly share digital files using the multiple Scan-to capabilities, and for secure document transmission, you can rely on the optional paperless faxing via email. With the added assurance of the optional Double Feed Detection Unit, rest assured that every crucial page of your important documents will be accurately scanned, leaving no room for oversights. Embrace the future of office efficiency with the RICOH IM C6500 MFP as your reliable partner for seamless document management.


Ricoh IM C6500 Color Laser Multifunction Printer Specs

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Engine Speed

Prints up to 65 ppm, copy, scan, optional fax
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2400×4800 dpi max print resolution
Scan Speed

Paper Capacity

Paper capacity up to 8,100 pages
Time to first print

First time to print

Color: 7.5 seconds
B&W: 5.5 seconds

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Printing Process
4-drum dry electrostatic transfer system with internal transfer belt
Control Panel
10.1″ Smart Operation Panel
Color/Black & White
Output Speed Copy/Print
65 ppm
First Page Out Time
Color: 7.5 seconds/B&W: 5.5 seconds
Warm-Up Time
45 seconds
Copy: 600×600 dpi
System Memory
640 GB HDD (320 GB x 2)
Maximum Copy Quantity
Up to 9,999 copies
Automatic (Standard)
Document Feeder Type
Single Pass Duplex Feeder (SPDF)
Zoom Range
25% to 400% in 1% increments
Supported Paper Sizes
SRA3+, SRA3, A3, Letter, Legal, Ledger, A5, A6, B4, B5, B6
Supported Paper Weights Trays: 52 – 256 g/m2
Bypass: 52 – 300 g/m2
Duplex: 52 – 256 g/m2
Supported Paper Types
Plain, Recycled, Color, Special Paper, Letterhead, Preprinted, Prepunched, Bond, Cardstock
Standard Paper Capacity
3,700 sheets
Maximum Paper Capacity
8,100 sheets
Standard Output Capacity
500 sheets
Maximum Output Capacity
3,500 sheets
Power Source
120V – 127V / 16A, 60Hz
Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC)
1.217 kWh/week
Power Consumption
Maximum: Less than 1,920 W
Sleep: 0.62 W
Energy Star
EPEAT Status
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)

Processor Speed
Intel® Apollo Lake Processor 1.6 GHz
Hard Disk Drive
640 GB (320 GB x 2)
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
Network Protocol
TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6)
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®
Printer Languages
Standard: PCL5c, PCL6, PostScript 3 (emulation), PDF direct (emulation)
Optional: Genuine Adobe® PostScript® 3™, IPDS, PDF Direct from Adobe®
Print Resolution
1200 x 2400 dpi

Scan Speed (B&W & Full Color)
120 ipm (simplex) / 240 ipm (duplex)
Scanning Resolution
1,200 dpi
File Formats
Single page: TIFF, JPEG, PDF, High compression PDF, PDF/A
Multi page: TIFF, PDF, High compression PDF, PDF/A
Scan Modes
E-mail, Folder, USB, SD Card, URL, FTP, SMB

Fax Standard/Optional
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)
Compression Method
Modem Speed
33.6 Kbps
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)
SAF Memory
Standard: 4 MB (approximately 320 pages)
Optional: 60 MB (approximately 4,800 pages)
Memory Backup
1 hour

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