You want to move to digital color but you’re concerned about the effort, cost and complexity. Will the transition disrupt the way you operate? How much restructuring is required? Will you have enough floor space?

Rest easy. The RICOH IP5000 Multi-Purpose Platform (MP) inkjet printers are designed to let you migrate to digital at your own pace.

Choose high-performance monochrome or MICR configurations today and easily convert to full digital color as your requirements evolve. That means you can run monochrome applications now for books, statements and manuals—while developing color applications for the future. 

What’s more, the Ricoh MP Color, MP Monochrome and MP MICR models take very little space, consume low amounts of power and are designed for easy operation. It’s the optimum balance of performance and scalability.

Grow opportunity with unmatched flexibility

Your printer should meet today’s diverse demands—and be equipped to adapt to future requirements. The IP5000 MP printers give you a broad range of configuration choices:

  • Customize with full-color, monochrome and MICR configurations
  • Choose from I, L and U configurations to get the most out available floor space—and help your staff easily access printer displays
  • Achieve high throughput with a diverse range of paper options

Adjust on the fly. Configure IP5000 MP printers as a high-speed duplex mono or entry-level duplex color system. Need more capabilities? You can easily configure these printers with other IP5000 models. Buy only what you need today with the option to effortlessly upgrade when the need arises.

IP5000 MP printers are ideal for colorful transactional and promotional documents, as well as book printing and direct mail projects.

Raise the performance bar 

Boost the print quality of complex jobs. Employ the MP Monochrome models to improve halftone quality while running at top speed. You’ll get superb results with advanced drop-on-demand inkjet technology, which dynamically jets variable drop sizes for every pixel on each page.

Meet demand economically

Select the speeds and fluids you need now, and change them as your requirements evolve. Ink management tools improve the accuracy of job estimates and monitor ink usage to lower operational costs. Water-based ink options and low power consumption can help your team lower costs without sacrificing quality.

Migrate with a customized road map

Get the help you need to migrate from monochrome to digital color. Ask for our detailed, no-charge assessment of your environment. We identify the barriers in your environment and work with you to develop a comprehensive strategy designed to minimize risk, leverage your existing equipment and support your long-term goals. Our methodology—developed and refined in hundreds of customer environments—provides the basis for a solution uniquely tailored to your specific needs and environment. 


Gain an edge with configuration flexibility

If the idea of moving items on your print shop floor seems daunting, don’t worry. You can easily configure the Ricoh IP5000 MP to fit your floor space. Configure platforms and models with each other to expand your capabilities within your current footprint. Plus, you can easily pair IP5000 MP models with IP5000 General Production Platform (GP) printers to meet an extended range of output needs.


Lower operational costs

Ink management tools improve the accuracy of job estimates and monitor ink usage to lower operational costs. Water-based ink options and low power consumption can help reduce costs without sacrificing quality. That means your team can become more efficient while delivering accurate, consistent, device-independent output with page-level error recovery for MICR, monochrome and color applications.

Reduce ownership costs further with MP models that offer the lowest power consumption of any product in their class. Avoid the time and cost of printhead replacement with the longest-lasting printheads on the market.  


Maximize return

The IP5000 MP is a printer that changes when you do, thanks to platform interoperability and in-field upgrades.


Meet new requirements

Run jobs with confidence. Industry-standard color management and image file formats help ensure color support for process and spot colors. An open-print architecture fully compliant with Interchange Set/3 (IS/3) standards ensures interoperability in multi-vendor environments.


We keep your business moving

We know that downtime is money. And whether it’s shifting to a new printing solution or a faulty printer, you don’t have time—or money—to waste. That’s why we work with you to understand your particular needs and deliver the outstanding support necessary to keep your printer—and your business—running for years to come.


Print Speed - Color Up to 916 ipm 2 up 8.5 x 11 portrait
Print Speed - Black & White Up to 420 feet/min, 128 meters/min
2 up 8.5 x 11 portrait
Print Resolution 720 × 360 dpi
Color Capable Yes
Max Paper Size 6.4 in./165 mm to 20.4 in./520 mm paper
Modem Speed not available
Technology 2 bits per spot
Stochastic screening
Dynamic variable drop size for every point on a page
Finishing Options Multiple partners provide a variety of unwind, rewind, cut, fold, dynamic perforation, vision systems and inline processing, including a solution for books
Weight Base Engine: 3858 lbs (1750kg)
Control Unit: 849 lbs (405 kg)
Dimensions Base unit (HxWxD) is 75.2 in x 69.5 in x 86.1 in (1910mm x 1766mm x 2186mm)

Control Unit (H x W x D including stand and monitor): 49" x 24" x 39.5" (1244.6 x 609.6x 1003.3 mm)
Energy Star Compliant No
Software Yes
Document Server No
Duty Cycle not available
NIC (Network Card) Standard
Glossary Items

IPM - Impressions Per Minute (usually equivalent to pages per minute). The usual references are for 8.5 x 11 impressions or pages. If this is referring to a different sized impression /page, then it should be defined, i.e. 6 x 9, etc.
AFP - Advanced Function Printing
IPDS - Intelligent Printer Data Stream

Full Specifications Download Full List


Part Number Description Yield
12X2345 Ink Dye, Yellow
12X1675 Ink Collection Pad
12X2347 Ink Dye, Black
12X3723 Ink MICR
12X2346 Ink Dye, Magenta
12X2344 Ink Dye, Cyan
12X1789 Ink Pigment, Black
12X1788 Ink Pigment, Yellow
12X1786 Ink Pigment, Cyan
12X1666 Waste Ink Tank
12X2609 Ink Pigment, Magenta

Yields not published due to variation of print elements (images and text), profile/ink settings, paper characteristics and engine-selected drop size.


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