RICOH image scanners Support Multi-OS

RICOH fi Series and SP Series are available on three major desktop operation systems (Windows, macOS, and Linux). Availability across these three platforms enables the use of our scanners in diverse industry verticals.

Although Windows is a common platform for business system environments, Linux compatibility is often required to meet the demands of customers with cost constraints and markets in newly-developing countries. Mac computer presence in healthcare and SOHO is also growing with recent advancements in web and cloud services. Our fi Series and SP Series scanners support these three operating systems to meet the needs of various markets.

With driver software compatibility, our scanners are contributing users' better experiences with higher reliability and productivity.

"PaperStream IP" Driver Software for Support on Windows

"PaperStream IP" is compatible with TWAIN and ISIS applications. The driver software automatically converts any document into clear image data and optimizes scanned images for better OCR and boosted productivity levels.

"Image Scanner Driver for macOS" Driver Software for Support on macOS

"Image Scanner Driver for macOS" provides "Image Capture (macOS bundled application)" and ICA* interface support on fi Series and SP Series scanners. Offering automation functions equivalent to those on fi Series and SP Series scanners, the Image Capture application facilitates easy and efficient document scanning in a simple user interface.

*ICA (Image Capture Architecture) is an interface proposed by Apple Inc. to control scanners in macOS environments.

"Image Scanner Driver for Linux" Driver Software for Support on Linux

"Image Scanner Driver for Linux" is a library program for controlling fi Series and SP Series scanners. It provides an application interface based on SANE API. If you install the Linux driver in typical Linux systems, you can call the driver from the following applications that support SANE API.

Driver Software Support

Operating SystemWindowsmacOSLinux
PaperStream IPImage Scanner Driver for macOSImage Scanner Driver for Linux
How to InstallBundled with product
Free download (fi Series / SP Series)
Free download (fi Series / SP Series) Free download (fi Series / SP Series)
Supported Scanners All fi Series and SP Series scanners
(Except for N7100E and N7100)
fi-800R, fi-7180, fi-7160, fi-7140, fi-7030, SP-1120N*2*3, SP-1125N*2*3, SP-1130N*2*3 fi-800R, fi-7700S, fi-7160, fi-7260, fi-7140, fi-7240, fi-7030, fi-7180, fi-7280, fi-7480, fi-7460, SP-1425, SP-1130N*3, SP-1125N*3, SP-1120N*3, SP-1130, SP-1125, SP-1120
Supported Operating System Windows® 7 Professional (32-bit / 64-bit) (Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows® 7 Enterprise (32-bit / 64-bit) (Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows® 8.1 (32-bit / 64-bit)
Windows® 8.1 Pro (32-bit / 64-bit)
Windows® 8.1 Enterprise (32-bit / 64-bit)
Windows® 10 Education (32-bit / 64-bit)
Windows® 10 Home (32-bit / 64-bit)
Windows® 10 Pro (32-bit / 64-bit)
Windows® 10 Enterprise (32-bit / 64-bit)
Windows® 11 Education (64-bit)
Windows® 11 Home (64-bit)
Windows® 11 Pro (64-bit)
Windows® 11 Pro Education (64-bit)
Windows® 11 Pro for Workstations (64-bit)
Windows® 11 Enterprise (64-bit)
Windows Server® 2008 Standard (64-bit)*1
Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard (64-bit)
Windows Server® 2012 Standard (64-bit)
Windows Server® 2012 R2 Standard (64-bit)
Windows Server® 2016 Standard (64-bit)
Windows Server® 2019 Standard (64-bit)
Windows Server® 2022 Standard (64-bit)
macOS Mojave 10.14
macOS Catalina 10.15
macOS Big Sur 11
macOS Monterey 12
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (32-bit / 64-bit)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (32-bit / 64-bit)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (64-bit)
Available Application TWAIN and ISIS application Image Capture (macOS bundled application) and applications which support Image Capture Architecture (ICA) interface SANE API application

*1. Requires PaperStream IP 2.2.0 or earlier.
*2. Requires macOS v10.15 or later.
*3. Supports only USB connections.

Driver Functions

Operating SystemWindowsmacOSLinux
PaperStream IPImage Scanner Driver for macOSImage Scanner Driver for Linux
Document Feed (Simplex / Duplex)Yes (Front / Back / Duplex)Yes (Simplex (Front) / Duplex)Yes (Front / Back / Duplex)
Output Resolution50 to 600 dpi (adjustable by 1 dpi increments), 1,200 dpi (driver)*1150 / 200 / 240 / 300 / 400 / 500 / 600 dpi50 to 600 dpi (adjustable by 1 dpi increments)
Image Type
(Color / Grayscale / Monochrome)
Yes (Color / Grayscale / Monochrome)Yes (Color / Monochrome / Text)Yes (Color / Grayscale / Monochrome)
Document SizeStandard / Custom (Including Long Page)Standard*2Standard / Custom (Including Long Page*3)
Image RotationSpecified: Yes
Automatic: Yes
Specified: Yes*2
Automatic: NA
Multifeed DetectionYesYesYes
BrightnessYesYes (Select from preset)Yes
ContrastYesYes (Select from preset)Yes
Gamma AdjustmentYesYes (Select from preset)*4Yes*4
Black & White MethodiDTC / Advanced DTC / SDTC / Static threshold / Halftone / SEEFixed*2SDTC / Static threshold / SEE
Dropout ColorNone / Red / Green / Blue / White / Saturation / Custom (Multicolor)None / Red / Green / Blue / WhiteNone / Red / Green / Blue / White
EmphasisYesYes (Select from preset)Yes
Inverted ImageYesNANA
Automatic Color Detection
(Color / Monochrome)
Blank Page DetectionYes (Keep / Delete)Yes (Delete)Yes (Delete)
Blank Page Detection (Sensitivity)YesYesYes
sRGB OutputYesNANA
Hole Punch RemovalYesNANA
Multi Image OutputYesNANA
Edge RepairYesNANA
Page Edge FillerYesNANA
Digital EndorserYesNANA
Time Setting of Power Saving ModeYesYes (Depends on bundled tool)Yes (Depends on bundled tool)
Time Setting of Auto Power offYesYes (Depends on bundled tool)Yes (Depends on bundled tool)
Scanning with the "Scan" ButtonYes (Controlled by OS)Yes*5Yes (Depends on bundled tool)

*1. Limitations may apply to the size of documents that can be scanned, depending on system environment, when scanning at high resolution (over 600 dpi).
*2. Functions are not of the macOS driver but of "Image Capture".
*3. Length availability for long page scanning is dependent on individual model.
*4. Not support SP-1120, SP-1125, and SP-1130.
*5. Only when "Image Capture" is running.
*6. Supports only "fi-718PR".