For small offices with tight budgets and heavy duty printing needs, this is a pretty compelling argument. PCMag reviews products independently , but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. What should catch your eye, though, is a low claimed running cost that can translate to a bargain price for the total cost of ownership. Its speed and output quality are suitable for the small office or workgroup that it’s meant for, but the speed is on the slow side for the price, and output quality is a touch below par overall. The Best PC Games. As a point of reference, the Dell cdn costs less to run that most color lasers in this price range, and its claimed costs are 0. Additionally, the printer features 4 all-in-one cartridges rather than separate toner and drum units for easier maintenance.

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Ricoh SP CDN Toner, Ricoh SPCDN Toner

For small offices with tight budgets and heavy duty printing needs, this is a pretty compelling argument. Depending on how much of a perfectionist you are, you may consider it good enough for output going to an important client who you want to impress with a sense of your professionalism.

However, I clocked it on our tests using QualityLogic’s hardware and software for timing at an effective speed of only 3. Low cost per page.

The Ricoh Aficio SP CDN is a little pricey for what it offers in speed and output quality but makes up for the initial price with a low running cost. Laser beam scanning, color electrophotographic printing with monocomponent toner development, 4 tandem drum method.

How to Clone a Hard Drive. It uses less toner to deliver comparable quality and superior savings Improve energy efficiency by using only a few watts of energy during print jobs.

Ricoh SP C 242DN Colour Laser Printer

Return depleted cartridges for recycling at no cost. As with the Dell printer too, it’s heavy enough, at Typical electricity consumption TEC is lower than other printers in its class Print two-sided documents with standard automatic duplexing and reduce paper use, energy consumption and overall costs Choose from standard or high-yield All-In-One AIO print cartridge technology to streamline consumables purchasing and inventory Replace top-loading AIO print cartridges in seconds without IT support.


What this all adds up to is that if you don’t expect to print a lot, there’s no compelling reason to choose the Ricoh printer. Cost-Saving Capabilities Expand your possibilities while reducing total cost of ownership.

What should catch your eye, though, is a low claimed running cost that can translate to a bargain price for the total spc42dn of ownership. The Best PC Games. The Best Printers of Do the math, and you’ll get some interesting numbers. The speed I’m reporting here is for the PCL6 driver, which offers the fastest speed.

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I had been leasing a Ricoh which did great, but wanted to get out of leasing and this printer was priced within my budget. The quality is easily good enough for printing Web pages with rickh photos.

Update Unrecognized Zip Code. The printer’s speed is appropriate for a small office, but very much on the slow side. The printer features automatic duplex printing, allowing you to save paper and reduce waste.

Ricoh rates the printer at 21 pages per minute ppm for both monochrome and color, which should be close to the speed you’ll see when printing text with no graphics or photos.

Aficio SP C242DN

Other than the low running cost, the printer’s best feature is its paper handling, with a sheet tray, a duplexer for printing on both sides of the pageand a one-sheet manual bypass tray, so you can feed an envelope or a different paper stock without having to swap out the paper in the tray.


Few small offices will need more than that. Be the first to review this item. The ricog quality is just a touch below par, primarily because of subpar text. Pros Ample paper capacity for a small office.

That works out to just mono pages or 33 color pages per rucoh for three years.

Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. More Laser Printer Reviews: An optional external wireless Ethernet adaptor simplifies shared use in expanding offices Support a variety of network environments with PCL and PostScript 3 emulation including both Windows and Macintosh rixoh environments, IPv6 and Bonjour applications and Citrix MetaFrame distributed print environments Connect quickly and print images directly from a PictBridge-enabled digital camera using the standard USB 2.

Productivity-Enhancing Performance Add brilliant color to any workflow without compromising speed or efficiency with a wide range of powerful features that empower users and improve productivity Deliver up to 21 pages-per-minute in color, black-and-white or mixed output for consistent, reliable performance during every print job Create high-quality business documents with crisp lines and vivid colors with true x dpi to 2, x dpi equivalent resolution without losing any output spc24d2n Enhance productivity and minimize wait times for prints with first print speeds of less than 14 seconds for full color and black and white, and fast warm-up times of 30 seconds or less Expedite print queues and manage multiple jobs with ease via a powerful MHz controller and MB RAM.

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