IM C6500 A3 colour multifunction printer

  • Copy, print, scan, optional fax
  • Prints up to 65 ppm
  • 8,100-sheet max input
  • Continuous updates via RICOH Always Current Technology

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Simple, secure and scalable, the RICOH IM C6500 is a productive and long-term solution to your rapidly evolving business needs. Delivering immaculate colour and black and white output at 65ppm, this device will allow you to produce professionally presented print collateral in-house. And with our intuitive 10.1-inch Smart Operation Panel running the latest applications, they really couldn’t be easier to use.

Our high-performance colour MFPs will intelligently meet your business needs

  • Stunning colour and black and white output is delivered at production pace
  • Mobile workers can interact seamlessly with the Intelligent Devices
  • Paper-based documents can be quickly digitised and uploaded to the Cloud
  • You can install new features and applications as your business requirements change

Ricoh Dynamic Workplace Intelligence

Your needs change. Ricoh intelligent devices change with you.

Take traditional office printing capabilities into new realms by connecting reliable print hardware with smart software, scalable technology and sophisticated applications, making everyday workflows easier, faster and more secure.

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Print, copy, scan and fax (optional)
640 GB (320 GB x 2)
Memory - Standard
4 GB
Operation Panel
10.1-inch tilting colour WSVGA Smart Operation Panel
Physical Dimensions
750 x 880 x 1,225 mm (Mainframe)
869 x 730 x 658 mm—2,200-sheet LCT RT4070
352 x 540 x 625 mm—4,400-sheet LCT RT4060
520 x 514 x 207 mm—A3 Tray Type M26
350 x 513 x 192 mm—Copy Tray Type M42
540 x 600 x 660 mm—9-bin Mailbox CS4010
218 x 173 x 55 mm—Small Paper Feeding Unit Type M37
657 x 730 x 980 mm—2,000-sheet Booklet Finisher SR4160
657 x 730 x 980 mm—3,000-sheet Finisher SR4150
806 x 730 x 980 mm—3,000-sheet Finisher SR4140
209 x 730 x 980 mm—Multi-Folding Unit FD4010
470 x 730 x 980 mm—Multi-Folding Unit FD4020
540 x 730 x 1,270 mm—Cover Interposer CI4050
500 x 600 x 600 mm—Cover Interposer CI4040
143 x 539 x 218 mm—Output Jogger Type M25
250 kg or less
83 kg or less—2,200-sheet LCT RT4070
21.3 kg or less—4,400-sheet LCT RT4060
11 kg—A3 Tray Type M26
2.2 kg or less—Copy Tray Type M42
15 kg or less—9-bin Mailbox CS4010
0.19 kg—Small Paper Feeding Unit Type M37
58 kg or less—2,000-sheet Booklet Finisher SR4160
61 kg or less—2,000-sheet Booklet Finisher SR4160 with punch unit
38 kg or less—3,000-sheet Finisher SR4150
41 kg or less—3,000-sheet Finisher SR4150 with punch unit
77 kg or less—3,000-sheet Finisher SR4140
45 kg or less—Multi-Folding Unit FD4010
92 kg—Multi-Folding Unit FD4020
45 kg or less—Cover Interposer CI4050
12 kg or less—Cover Interposer CI4040
2 kg or less—Output Jogger Type M25
Standard input capacity (sheets)
Maximum input capacity (sheets)
Maximum output capacity (sheets)
Physical Dimensions

Plain paper1, recycled paper, colour paper, special paper 1–3, letterhead, pre-printed paper, pre-punched paper, bond paper, card stock, thin paper, plain paper 1–2, middle thick, thick paper 1–4 1—Not displayed as paper type

Paper thickness
52.3–65.9 g/m2—thin paper
66–80.9 g/m2—plain paper 1
81–100.9 g/m2—plain paper 2
101–127.4 g/m2—middle thick paper
127.5–150 g/m2—thick paper 1
150.1–216 g/m2—thick paper 2
216.1–256 g/m2—thick paper 3
256.1–300 g/m2—thick paper 4
Maximum paper size
Media weight (g/m2)
Interfaces - standard
10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T (Gigabit Ethernet)
USB Host Type A—2 ports
USB Device Type B—1 port

Smart Operation Panel
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (Wireless LAN)1
Bluetooth 4.22
SD Card Slot—SDHC memory card
USB Host Type A—USB Flash memory
USB Host Type A—1 port for USB keyboard (optional)2
USB Host Type mini B—for NFC card reader (optional)2
microSD card slot—ROM storage expansion2
NFC Tag2

1—Limited printing for a peer-to-peer mobile device via RICOH Smart Device Connector
2—Cannot be used for printing
Interfaces - Optional
IEEE 1284
Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n)1
Device Server Option Type M37 (additional NIC port)
Copy Connector Type M25

1—Cannot be used with Bluetooth at the same time
Network capable
Network protocols - standard
TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6)
Copy speed
65 cpm
First copy time
5.5 seconds—black and white, 7.5 seconds—colour
Copy resolution
600 x 600 dpi
Zoom range
25%–400% in 1% steps
Enlargement ratios
400%, 200%, 141%, 122%, 115%
Reduction ratios
93%, 82%, 75%, 71%, 65%, 50%, 25%
Duplex copy
Simplex to duplex, duplex to duplex—with SPDF, book to duplex, front and back to duplex
Book copy
Booklet, magazine, layout, and booklet
Print speed - black and white
65 ppm—A4 LEF, 34.5 ppm—A3 SEF, 72.5 ppm—A5 LEF
Print speed - colour
65 ppm—A4 LEF, 34.5 ppm—A3, SEF 72.5 ppm—A5 LEF
Printing process
4-drum dry electrostatic transfer system with internal transfer belt
Print Resolution
1,200 x 4,800 dpi

Page description languages (PDLs)
PCL 5c, PCL 6, PostScript3 emulation, PDF Direct emulation

Adobe PostScript 3, Adobe PDF Direct, XPS, IPDS

Printer Drivers
PCL 5c, PCL 6, PostScript3 emulation

Adobe PostScript 3

Duplex printing
Maximum printable area
323 x 480 mm
Scan speed
Scan methods
Scan to USB/SD, Scan to email, Scan to folder (SMB, FTP), Scan to URL, Scan to PDF/A, Scan to digitally signed PDF, Scan to searchable PDF (embedded)
Scan resolution
100 dpi, 150 dpi, 200 dpi (default), 300 dpi, 400 dpi, 600 dpi, 1,200 dpi
Scan to file types

Single- and multi-page TIFF

Single-page JPEG

Single- and multi-page PDF, PDF/A

Single- and multi-page High-Compression PDF
Scan to folder

SMB, FTP, WSD (Web Services on Devices for Scanning), DSM

Client folder logon, transmission encryption of logon name and password

100 dpi, 150 dpi, 200 dpi (default), 300 dpi, 400 dpi, 600 dpi

Client folder addresses stored in HDD
Maximum registered folder addresses—2,000
Maintain folder addresses via operation panel, SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin, Web Image Monitor

Search for client folders
SMB—browsing directly to the designated folder
FTP—by folder name

Destination folder address input via operation panel

Homefolder over LDAP

Maximum client folders/PCs per send
50 folders

Simultaneous transmission
550 destinations maximum when combined with Scan to email

Maximum group addresses
100 destinations from a maximum of 50 folders, 500 email addresses maximum per group

Input file name

Maximum file size
Default - 2,000 MB

Scan to folder file types
Single-page - TIFF, JPEG, PDF, PDF/A, High-Compression PDF
Multi-page - TIFF, PDF, PDF/A, High-Compression PDF

TWAIN scanning

Scan mode
Standard, Photo, OCR, Filing

Scan resolution
100–1,200 dpi

Scan speed—SPDF
115 ipm—simplex, 205 ipm—duplex
115 ipm—simplex, 204 ipm—duplex

Image adjustment
Brightness, Contrast, Threshold, Gamma Adjustment, Halftone Pattern


Stamp originals
Date, Page number, Text

Supported operating systems
Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019
Fax types
G3 fax, Internet fax (T.37), IP fax (T.38), LAN-Fax, Paperless fax, Direct SMTP fax
Fax circuit
Fax compatibilty
ITU-T (CCITT), G3—maximum 3 lines
Fax modem speed
2,400 bps–33.6 Kbps—G3, standard with automatic shift down
Fax compression methods
Fax resolution
Standard mode
200 x 100 dpi—8 x 3.85 lines/mm

Detail mode
200 x 200 dpi—8 x 7.7 lines/mm

Super fine mode
400 x 400 dpi—8 x 15.4 lines/mm
400 x 400 dpi—16 x 15.4 lines/mm

G3 fax transmission speed
2 seconds approximately—JBIG, ITU-T No. 1 chart, TTI off, memory transmission
3 seconds approximately—MMR, ITU-T No. 1 chart, TTI off, memory transmission
Page memory size
Standard—4 MB, With optional SAF memory—8 MB
Fax SAF memory capacity

Standard—4 MB

With optional SAF memory
With optional SAF memory—60 MB
Quick dials
2,000 numbers
Data Overwrite Security System (DOSS) - Standard
HDD encryption—HDD option required
PDF, Secure print, WEP, WPA encryption
Authentication password encryption
Encryption of data sent via Scan to email and Fax forwarding (S/MIME)
802.1x wired authentication
IEEE 802.11i security (WEP, WPA)
Network user authentication
Quota setting/Account limit
User authentication—Windows and LDAP via Kerberos, basic, user code
User code authentication
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) support
Windows Environments
PCL 5c, PCL 6, and PostScript 3
Windows 7
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 10
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2019

OS X Native v10.12 or later—PostScript 3 only
Sun Solaris—10
HP-UX—11.x, 11iv2, 11iv3
Red Hat Linux—Enterprise v4, v5, v6
SCO OpenServer—5.0.7, 6.0
IBM AIX—6.1, 7.1, 7.2
Environment—R/3, S/4
Platform—SAP R/3 (Release versions 3.0 and higher), SAP R/3
Enterprise, mySAP ERP (2004 and higher), SAP HANA
Page Description Language (PDL)—PCL
Character set—Latin-1, Latin-2, Unicode
Barcode fonts—Code 128, Code 39, Code 93, Codabar, 2 of 5 interleaved/Industrial/Matrix, MSI, USPS Postnet, UPC/EAN OCR fonts—OCR A, OCR B

Supported languages
Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Polish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Czech, Finnish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Greek, Catalan, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Thai

Selectable by user

Selectable by administrator

Power consumption
2,400 W or less—maximum power
1,147.4 W or less—operating power, black and white
1,270 W or less—operating power, colour
185.86 W—Ready Mode
168 W—Low Power Mode
0.74 W—Energy Saver Mode (Sleep Mode)
60 W or less—SPDF
85 W or less—2,200-sheet LCT RT4070
50 W or less—4,400-sheet LCT RT4060
48 W or less—9-bin Mailbox CS4010
67 W—2,000-sheet Booklet Finisher SR4160
67 W—3,000-sheet Finisher SR4150
100 W—3,000-sheet Finisher SR4140
60 W or less—Multi-Folding Unit FD4010
240 W—Multi-Folding Unit FD4020
84 W or less—Cover Interposer CI4050
43 W or less—Cover Interposer CI4040
15 W or less—Output Jogger Type M25
Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC)
1.201 kWh (nominal), 1.224 kWh (guaranteed)
Warm-up time
40 seconds
Power saving mode
45 minutes shift time—Energy Saver Mode (Sleep Mode), 15 minutes shift time—Low Power Mode
Recovery time
38 seconds—Energy Save Mode (Sleep Mode), 7.9 seconds—Low Power Mode
Safety Standards
Identification of plastic components
All plastic components are identified in accordance with ISO 11469 standard.
Other Environmental Features
Eco-friendly indicator screen, System reset timer