Ricoh Image

SP 230SFNw A4 black and white MFP

  • Copy, print, scan, and fax
  • Prints up to 30 ppm
  • Mobile printing
  • Quiet operation

A compact workhorse for the busy workplace

The SP 230SFNw is a compact 4-in-1 solution, created to make your work life easier. With fast 30ppm print speed, automatic 2-sided printing and colour scanning as standard, all managed through a simple interface, it’s a low maintenance printer that delivers fast results. Featuring a separate drum and high yield toner, the SP 230SFNw reduces upkeep spend – offering lower cost per page for added economy. Built with both wired and wireless connectivity, faxing, colour scanning, printing and copying capabilities, you can get the documents you need instantly, in high quality.

  1. Compact and Robust
    Compact in size and provide quiet operation, leading to greater efficiency and user productivity especially in smaller office environments
  2. Excellent productivity
    High-quality 1,200 x 1,200 dpi resolution
  3. Easy to use
    Easy mobile printing via Wi-Fi Direct, Mopria®, and AirPrint® support
  4. Economical and eco-friendly
    Low Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) and Energy Star v2.0 certified
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Copy, print, scan, fax
Memory - standard
256 MB
Operation panel
2-line LCD
Physical dimensions (WxDxH)—mainframe
410 x 399 x 319 mm
11.8 kg or less
Standard input capacity (sheets)
Maximum input capacity (sheets)
Standard output capacity (sheets)
Maximum output capacity (sheets)
Supported media
Thin paper, plain paper, thick paper, thicker paper, recycled, bond paper, label, envelope
Maximum paper size
Media weight (g/m2)
Interfaces - standard
USB 2.0
10Base-T/100Base-Tx (Ethernet)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Wireless LAN)
Network protocols - standard
Copy speed
A4 SEF, single document, multiple copies
30 cpm
First copy time

Platen glass
10 seconds or less

11 seconds or less

Copy resolution
1,200 x 1,200 dpi—platen glass
600 x 600 dpi—ADF
8-bit, 256 levels
Zoom range
25%–400% in 1% steps
Enlargement ratios
104%, 141%, 200%,
Reduction ratios
97%, 94%, 91%, 85%, 83%, 78%,70%, 50%
Copy modes
Auto text and photo separation—default, text, photo, receipt 
Duplex copy
Memory copy
Not available
ID card copy
Print speed black and white
30 ppm—single-sided 
7.5 ppm—duplex
First print time
8.5 seconds or less—from Ready Mode, 17.5 seconds or less—from Sleep Mode
Printing process
Single laser beam scanning and electrophotographic printing
Print resolution
600 x 600 dpi—default, 300 x 300 dpi, 1,200 x 1,200 dpi, 2,400 x 600 dpi
Printer drivers
Duplex printing
Mobile printing
Scan speed

Black and white, A4, 200 dpi, 300 dpi
22.5 ipm
36 mm/second—600 x 600 dpi

Colour, A4, 200 dpi, 300 dpi
7.5 ipm

Scan methods
Scan to folders, Scan to searchable PDF, TWAIN scanning
Scan resolution
100 dpi, 200 dpi—default, 300 dpi, 600 dpi 
Scan to file types

Single- and multi-page TIFF
Single-page JPEG
Single- and multi-page PDF
Single- and multi-page high compression PDF
Single-and multi-page PDF/A

Scan to file type support

Single- and multi-page TIFF, Single-page JPEG, Single- and multi-page PDF, Single- and multi-page high compression PDF—compression on/off
Black and white, TrueGray, grey, colour

Single-and multi-page PDF/A—compression on/off
Black and white, TrueGray, grey, colour PDF/A 1B

Scan to folder
Secure PDF

100 dpi, 150 dpi, 200 dpi (default), 300 dpi, 400 dpi, 600 dpi
Scan to folder—other features
Maximum client folders/PCs per send 

Input file name 

Scan to file size 
Small to large—5 steps

Scan to folder file types— Single- and multi-page 
TIFF, JPEG, BMP, PDF, high compression PDF, PDF/A, secure PDF, searchable PDF, PNG, XPS
TWAIN scanning
Scan mode
Auto, text, photo, receipt 

Scan speed—A4, 200 dpi, 300 dpi 
22.5 ipm—black and white
7.5 ipm—colour

Scan resolution 
1,200 x 1,200 dpi—platen glass
600 x 600 dpi—ADF

Image adjustment 
Brightness, contrast

Supported operating systems 
Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012/R2, Windows Server 2016
Fax types
Super G3
Fax circuit
Fax scanning speed

Black and white, A4, 200 dpi
22.5 ipm

Colour, A4, 200 dpi
7.5 ipm

Fax modem speed
33.6 Kbps with automatic shift down
Fax compression methods
Fax resolution
203 dpi—8 dots/mm—standard, fine, super fine, photo 

98 dpi—3.85 dots/mm—standard 
196 dpi—7.7 dots/mm—fine, photo
392 dpi—15.4 dots/mm—super fine
G3 fax transmission speed
Approximately 2.5 seconds
Page memory size
16 MB
Fax SAF memory capacity
16 MB
Transmission features
Immediate, Memory, Pulse/tone selection, Pause, Serial broadcasting, Send later, Error correction mode, Page retransmission, Book fax
SSL communication, SMTP over SSL/TLS, SNMP v3, Encrypted PDF Mode, Wireless LAN—WEP, WPA, WPA2
Windows Server 2008 
Windows Server 2008 R2 
Windows 7 
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012
WIndows Server 2012 R2
Windows 10
Windows Server 2016
OS X Native—10.11 or later
Other supported environments


Red Hat Linux—Enterprise 7 64-bit
Fedora—24 32-bit, 25 64-bit
Mageia—Mageia 5
Ubuntu—17.04, 17.10 64-bit, 14.04 64-bit
Open SUSE—13.2 32-bit, 42.2 64-bit
SUSE Enterprise—12.2 64-bit

Power source
220–240 V, 50/60 Hz, 4.6 Amps or less
Power consumption
1,104 W—maximum power
440 W—operating power 
42 W or less—Ready Mode 
6.2 W or less—Energy Saver Mode (Sleep Mode)
Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC)
1,232 Wh
Warm-up time
28 seconds or less
Power saving mode

1 minute default shift time—Energy Saver Mode (Sleep Mode)

Recovery time

From Energy Saver Mode (Sleep Mode)
11 seconds or less

Energy saving standards
Energy Star v2.0
Green labels
Blue Angel Mark (BAM)
Safety standards
EN 60950-1 2006+A11:2009+A1:2010+A12:2011+A2:2013
Identification of plastic components
All plastic components are identified in accordance with ISO 11469 standards