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RICOH Print Driver Installation / Adding A Printer

Updated: Mar 5

How to install a RICOH printer, the right way!


Step 1 - Installing the Print Driver

  1. Open a web browser, and google search the model number and type of machine, and the word driver.

    1. Ex: RICOH IM C2000 Driver

  2. The website that provides the driver software is support.ricoh.com

    1. Ex: http://support.ricoh.com/bb/html/dr_ut_e/re2/model/imc2000/imc2000.htm

  3. Click Download

    1. Save the file in an easy to find location.

Ricoh Print Driver Installation
Ricoh Print Driver Installation

  1. Run the Extractor, and unzip in an easy to find location.

Ricoh Print Driver Installation
Ricoh Print Driver Installation

STEP 2 – Opening Devices and Printers

Click on the Windows icon (usually bottom left corner), then without clicking anywhere else, type in “control”, the search bar will automatically show multiple results, Click on “Control Panel” from the list.

Ricoh Print Driver Installation
Ricoh Print Driver Installation


STEP 3 – Choose [Devices and Printers]

Click on “Devices and Printers” to open the devices and printers menu. If your screen does not look like the below, you can change its view with the top right drop down box from View By ‘Category’ to View By ‘Small Icons’

Ricoh Print Driver Installation
Ricoh Print Driver Installation

STEP 4 – Launch the wizard

Click on “Add a printer” to start the add printer wizard for adding your Ricoh Printer

Ricoh Print Driver Installation
Ricoh Print Driver Installation


STEP 5 – Printer isn’t listed

Regardless what printers are listed, click on “The printer that I want isn’t listed”

Ricoh Print Driver Installation
Ricoh Print Driver Installation


STEP 6 – Add a local printer

Choose “Add a local or network printer as an administrator”

Ricoh Print Driver Installation
Ricoh Print Driver Installation

STEP 7 - Add TCP/IP

Choose “Add a printer using TCP/IP address or hostname” (Nb. if you are running an older version of Windows, you may have the below as a drop-down list).

Click “Next” at the bottom right


Ricoh Print Driver Installation
Ricoh Print Driver Installation


STEP 8 – Enter the IP Address

Type the IP Address of the Printer/Copier in the “Hostname or IP address” box, note that the Port name should automatically fill with the IP address as you enter it in the Hostname or IP address box.

IMPORTANT – Make sure that ‘Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use’ box is UN-TICKED.

Click Next in the bottom right

Ricoh Print Driver Installation
Ricoh Print Driver Installation

You should see a ‘Contacting Printer’ bar appear.

  • If you have put the wrong IP address in the Hostname or IP address box, or if your printer cannot be seen on the network (turned off etc), you will get a reply saying that the wizard cannot detect the TCP/IP port.

  • If this happens, check your printer is switched on, plugged into the network and that you can see it on the network. The easiest way to check it’s on the network is to put the printers IP address into the address bar of a web browser.

  • If everything has been checked, you may still be able to proceed by manually choosing the “Standard Device Type” and from the drop-down list choosing “Ricoh Network Printer C model” and then clicking “Next” in the bottom right.

STEP 9 – Have Disk

A list of pre-installed printer drivers will display by Manufacturer, at this point we want to add the printer driver we downloaded earlier, click “Have Disk” at the bottom right.

Ricoh Print Driver Installation
Ricoh Print Driver Installation


STEP 10 - Browse for the Ricoh Printer Driver

Click “Browse” and browse to the folder where you extracted the driver to earlier

Within the extracted folder, go into the “disk1” folder and Click on/ highlight the file “OEMSETUP” and click “Open” in the bottom right.

Ricoh Print Driver Installation
Ricoh Print Driver Installation

This will take you back to the ‘Install From Disk’ screen and the ‘Copy manufacturer’s files from:” should now have the folder address as shown below (or similar). Click “OK”


STEP 11 – Ricoh Printer Driver Model

Choose “Ricoh” in the Manufacturer box on the left, then choose your printer model in the ‘Printers’ box on the right and click ‘Next’

Ricoh Print Driver Installation
Ricoh Print Driver Installation

If the process asks “Which version of the driver do you want to use”, choose “Replace the current driver” and click “Next” (Ignore this line if it doesn’t come up).

STEP 12 – Name your printer

Type a printer name in the “Printer name” box (you can call it anything you like – it may be helpful if you’re creating multiple drivers with settings such as Black & White, Thick Paper etc.). Click “Next” in the bottom right.

Ricoh Print Driver Installation
Ricoh Print Driver Installation

STEP 13 – Share your printer

Decide if you want to share this printer with other computers, typically it is recommended not to share printers unless your PC is acting as the print server.


STEP 14 – Set as default

Tick the box “Set as the default printer” (un-tick it if you want to keep your current default printer – the printer that windows will pick as default every time you create a new document). You can click “Print a test page” to confirm that your printer is installed correctly and printing.


Click “Finish” to complete the installation. You have now completed Ricoh Print Driver Installation.


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