Ricoh Image

IM C6500 Full Colour Multi Function Printer

  • Copy, print, scan, optional fax
  • Prints up to 65 ppm
  • 1,200 x 4,800 dpi
  • 8,100-sheet max input

  1. Work faster and smarter with these departmental powerhouses
    Extending production-like performance to the office environment, RICOH IM C6500 offers impressive speed of up to 65ppm and bring high-quality colour prints and performance to your business. From creation to output, they are designed to help you increase productivity and efficiency, maximising your return on investment.
  2. Navigate with ease, even remotely
    The intuitive 10.1-inch Smart Operation Panel allows you to navigate with simple touch and swipe gestures, much like on your smartphone. A variety of mobile connectivity options enable remote printing as well as scanning to the office network or cloud from any smart device with built-in support for NFC, Apple AirPrint® or Mopria®. All this is underpinned by a unique suite of support apps from RICOH Smart Integration.
  3. Save on future investments with our future-proofed solutions
    With RICOH IM C6500, you no longer have to purchase new equipment to meet your changing document needs as your business grows. RICOH Always Current Technology allows new features to be installed on your existing RICOH IM C6500 on demand. Simply select from a range of smart applications, enhancements and software to manage your document needs as they change.
  4. Gain even greater control of print and scan management
    There is so much more you can do with the additional features you will find on RICOH IM C6500. Smaller sized documents can be scanned easily with the new small sized paper scan unit and you can improve scanning accuracy by simply adding an extra double feed detection unit. With our new multi-folding unit, you can now create and print professional-grade flyers any time, saving on the cost of outsourced printing services.


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Copy, print, scan, optional fax
640 GB (320 GB x 2)
Memory - standard
4 GB
Operation panel
10.1-inch Smart Operation Panel (G2.5)
Physical dimensions (WxDxH)—mainframe
750 x 880 x 1,225 mm
250 kg or less
Standard input capacity (sheets)
Maximum input capacity (sheets)
Maximum output capacity (sheets)
Paper input configuration - standard
1,250-sheet x 2 tandem tray, 2 x 550-sheet paper input trays, 100-sheet bypass tray, 220-sheet SPDF, Duplex unit
Supported media

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

Maximum paper size
13" x 19.2"
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 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
ID card copy
Print speed colour
65 ppm
Print speed black and white
65 ppm
First print time
5.5 seconds or less—black and white; 7.5 seconds or less—colour
Print resolution
1,200 x 4,800 dpi—when printing
2,400 x 4,800 dpi—when copying
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
Mobile printing
AirPrint, Mopria®, RICOH Smart Device Connector
Print from USB/SD
Scan speed
120 ipm—simplex
240 ipm—duplex
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)
Colour scanning
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 email

SMTP gateway, TCP/IP 

SMTP authentication, POP before SMTP authentication

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

Scan to email file types
TIFF, JPEG, PDF, PDF/A, High-Compression PDF, Encrypted PDF, Searchable PDF

TIFF, PDF, PDF/A, High-Compression PDF, Encrypted PDF, Searchable PDF

Note: Optional OCR unit is required to support scanning to a searchable 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

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

Scan to folders file types
TIFF, JPEG, PDF, PDF/A, High-Compression PDF

TIFF, PDF, PDF/A, High-Compression PDF

TWAIN scanning
Scan mode
Standard, Photo, OCR, Filing

Scan resolution
100–1,200 dpi
Note: 1,200 dpi scanning is supported only with A5 or smaller paper size.
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

Note: Super fine mode is supported with the optional SAF memory.

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
Fax SAF memory capacity
Standard—4 MB
With optional SAF memory—60 MB
Fax memory backup
1 hour
Quick dials
2,000 numbers
Data Overwrite Security System (DOSS) - Standard
Data Overwrite Security System (DOSS) - Optional
Type M19—available for customers who require their devices to comply with ISO 15408 Common Criteria certification
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 7
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8.1
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
Other supported features—Input/Output Bin, Duplex, Stapling, Punching, Resolution, Collation, EconoMode / TonerSaving, Smoothing, Page Protect, Auto Tray Change/Optional Tray Select, User Authentication
@Remote Embedded
Web Image Monitor 
@Remote Office 
@Remote Enterprise Pro
Global Scan NX
Card Authentication Package
Enhanced Locked Print NX
Device Manager NX Lite
Device Manager NX Accounting
RICOH Streamline NX
Mobile apps
RICOH Smart Device Connector
Power source
220–240 V, 12–10 A, 50/60 Hz
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)
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
Other environmental features
Eco-friendly indicator screen, System reset timer