fi-8170 Document Scanner


The next generation in scanning excellence

Made for demanding workflows, the compact fi-8170 scanner gives small and large organizations unparalleled productivity. Patented feeding technologies, industry leading reliability, and proprietary Clear Image Capture (CIC) technology deliver the highest quality digital images to meet the needs of organizations on their digital transformation journey.

Image Quality

Clear Image Capture (CIC) technology resets the benchmark for high quality image capture, by combining the reliability and flexibility of Contact Imaging Sensor (CIS) hardware, with an industry-leading, image processor. CIC technology delivers precise, crisp images, and industry-leading OCR accuracy rates while also removing unwanted watermarks and artifacts.

Paper Feeding

Evolved paper handling with a large 100-page hopper, an all-wheel drive mechanism, and fast 140 images captured per minute, make the fi-8170 one of the easiest and most efficient scanners to operate. The patented Automatic Separation Control uses state of the art technology to sense paper weights and adjusts to consistently separate documents and provide the perfect feed, ensuring documents are safely captured.


The fi-8170 is built to last and powers up every time you need it regardless of job size. Strong urethane rollers, heavy duty motors, a sturdy frame, and durable consumables combine for a long-lasting scanner that will let your organization capture the volumes of paper from seasonal peaks and heavy backlogs, worry free. Backed by US-based, legendary solutions architects and support teams.

PaperStream IP

Compatible with all major document management software packages, PaperStream IP (PSIP) is a TWAIN/ISIS® compliant driver that cleans up and optimizes scanned images without any configuration.

PaperStream Capture
Take advantage of powerful indexing and sorting features, putting the document in the right location for great organization and fast retrieval. Now includes both 2D and 1D barcode support in the box.

PaperStream Clickscan
Easy to use capture software for any business. Simple scanning interface with 3-steps: scan, select destination, and save.

Flexible connectivity options
Choose between PaperStream IP Net for flexible, adaptable capture architectures, and PaperStream NX Manager for centralized, serverbased capture.


  • 100 pages per minute.
  • Duplex scans both sides.
  • TWAIN & ISIS supported.
  • Sizeds up to Double Letter, 12′ x17′ max.
  • Scans Plastic Cards, flat and embossed.
  • Accepts sticky notes, taped receipts, and labels.
  • 600 Optical DPI
  • 24-bit color scanning supported.
  • Name

    Ricoh fi-8170 Document Scanner

  • Contact Optiform

Technical Information

Scanner Type
ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) / Manual Feed, Duplex

Scanning Speed*
(A4 Portrait) (Color / Grayscale (Indicated speeds are from using JPEG compression) / Monochrome (Indicated speeds are from using TIFF CCITT Group 4 compression))
Simplex: 70 ppm (200/300 dpi)
Duplex: 140 ipm (200/300 dpi)
*Actual scanning speeds may vary with data transmission and software processing times.

Image Sensor Type
CIS x 2 (front x 1, back x 1)

Light Source
RGB LED x 2 (front x 1, back x 1)

Optical Resolution
600 dpi

Output Resolution
(Color / Grayscale /Monochrome)
50 to 600 dpi (adjustable by 1 dpi increments)
1,200 dpi (driver)
Selectable maximum resolution may vary depending on the length of the scanned document. Limitations may apply to the size of documents that can be scanned, depending on system environment, when scanning at high resolution (over 600 dpi).

Output Format
Color: 24-bit,
Grayscale: 8-bit,
Monochrome: 1-bit

Background Colors
White/Black (selectable)

Document Size
Maximum: 8.5 x 14 in. (215.9 x 355.6 mm)
Minimum: 1.9 x 2 in. (48×50 mm)
Long Page Scanning*: 240 in. (6,096 mm)
Maximum document width possible for scanning is 9.5 in. (240 mm).
*For use with PaperStream NX Manager, the maximum resolution supported is 400 dpi, with maximum lengths ranging with resolution. Simplex: 72 in. (1,828.8 mm) [below 300 dpi], 14 in. (355.6 mm) [below 400 dpi]. Duplex: 34 in. (863.6 mm) [below 300 dpi], 14 in. (355.6 mm) [below 400 dpi].

Paper Weight (Thickness)
Paper: 5.3 to 124 lb (20 to 465 g/m²) – Thicknesses of up to 34 to 56 lb (128 to 209 g/m²) can be scanned for A8 (2.1 x 2.9 in. / 52 x 74 mm) sizes.
Booklet: 0.276 in. (Less than 7 mm) – Indicated thickness is inclusive of Booklet Carrier Sheet thickness when using the Carrier Sheets.
Plastic Card: 0.055 in. (1.4 mm) or less – Continuous feeding is supported when scanning up to 10 unembossed cards with thicknesses of 0.76 mm or less.

ADF Capacity*
100 sheets (Letter 20 lb or A4 80 g/m²)
*Maximum capacity depends on paper weight and may vary. Capable of setting additional documents while scanning.

Expected Daily Volume*
10,000 sheets
*Numbers are calculated using scanning speeds and typical hours of scanner use, and are not meant to guarantee daily volume or unit durability.

Multifeed Detection
Overlap detection (Ultrasonic sensor)
Length detection

Paper Protection
Image monitoring, Sound detection (iSOP – Intelligent Sonic Paper Protection)

USB: 3.2 Gen 1×1 / USB 2.0 / USB 1.1
Ethernet: 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T

Power Requirements
AC 100 to 240 V 50/60Hz

Power Consumption
Operating Mode: 28 W or less / 17 W (Eco mode)
Sleep Mode: 2.0 W or less (LAN) / 1.4 W or less (USB)
Auto Standby (Off) Mode: 0.2 W or less

Operating Environment
Temperature: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)
Relative Humidity: 15 to 80% (non-condensing)

Environmental Compliance

(Width x Depth x Height)
11.8 x 6.7 x 6.4 in. (300 x 170 x 163 mm)
Excludes the ADF paper chute and stacker.

8.8 lb (4 kg)

Supported Operating Systems
Windows® 11, Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 7, Windows Server® 2022, Windows Server® 2019, Windows Server® 2016, Windows Server® 2012 R2, Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server® 2008 R2, macOS, Linux (Ubuntu)

Included Software / Drivers
PaperStream IP Driver (TWAIN/TWAIN x64/ISIS), WIA Driver, Image Scanner Driver for macOS (ICA) Image Scanner Driver for Linux (SANE) PaperStream Capture, PaperStream ClickScan, Software Operation Panel, Error Recovery Guide, ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap™, Scanner Central Admin
Functions equivalent to those offered by PaperStream IP may not be available with the Image Scanner Driver for macOS/Linux or WIA Driver. Refer to the fi Series Support Site for driver/software downloads and full lineup of all supported operating system versions.

Image Processing Functions
Multi image output, Automatic color detection, Blank page detection, Dynamic threshold (iDTC), Advanced DTC, SDTC, Error diffusion, Dither, De-Screen, Emphasis, Dropout color (None/Red/Green/Blue/White/Saturation/Custom), sRGB output, Hole punch removal, Index tab cropping, Split image, De-Skew, Edge filler, Vertical streaks reduction, Background pattern removal, Cropping, Static threshold.

Included Items
ADF paper chute, AC cable, AC adapter, USB cable, Setup DVD-ROM

Kofax® VRS Elite

Service Programs and Options:

Industry-leading support keeps digital transformation projects on-time and on budget
• U.S. based support
• Specialized Teams
• Flexible service programs

Advance Exchange
One, three or five year programs offer whole-unit, next business day replacement for scanner equipment. Replacement units shipped overnight for all requests received by 2 P.M. PST, Monday-Friday.

Depot Mail-in Repair
3-year scanner contract provides mail-in unit repair that includes spare parts, labor, and one-way shipping to customer

PaperStream Capture Pro
PaperStream Capture Pro Low-Volume software license

Deluxe Bundle
Deluxe Bundle Scanner bundled with PaperStream Capture Pro

Premium Bundle
Scanner bundled with 3 years additional Advance Exchange service

Consumables and Options:

  • Imprinter – Prints a string of characters on document after a scan
  • Print Cartridge for fi-8170 – Lifetime: approx. 4,000,000 printed characters
  • Brake Roller – Lifetime: approx. 200,000 sheets or 1 year
  • Pick Roller – Lifetime: approx. 200,000 sheets or 1 year
  • ScanAid Kit – Consumable kit with instructions and cleaning supplies
  • Carrier Sheets – Pack of 5 Sheets
  • Photo Carrier Sheets – Pack of 3 Sheets
  • Booklet Carrier Sheet – Pack of Single Sheets



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