The Ricoh Aficio AP610 is a monochrome laser printer best suited to small or medium-sized offices. It can print up to 35 pages per minute, and has an impressive first page out time of 6.5 seconds. It also features a sharp 1200x1200 dpi resolution for excellent output quality, but small offices may find the cost of Ricoh AP610 printer toner is just too high for their budget.
The AP610 has the connection options most office will need, including a USB port and parallel port for a direct PC connection, and an ethernet port for network sharing, which is why it is sometimes referred to as the AP610n. This will allow multiple users to share the printer quite easily. The machine is relatively compact, given its performance, measuring 13.5x18.8x17.2 inches, and it weighs only 44.1 pounds, even with the Aficio AP610 toner and other consumables installed.
The input paper capacity starts with a standard 500-sheet tray and a second 100-sheet bypass tray that is primarily for alternative media such as envelopes and transparencies. Users can upgrade by adding extra paper trays, up to a total of 1,600 sheets. This should equip it to handle a fairly busy medium-sized office.
Multiple resolutions and quality settings let users prioritize output quality or saving on toners. This is particularly important, as Ricoh AP610 toner cartridges are quite expensive. Each replacement Aficio AP610 toner cartridge has a yield of around 20,000 pages, so they do last for a large volume of printing. Unfortunately, high prices mean the cost per page of Ricoh AP610 toner is still higher than those of competing models.
The great feature set, fast speeds, and upgradeability of the Ricoh AP610 make it a very appealing model for the small or medium office. It is let down by expensive supplies, however, making it ultimately a very pricey model to operate over its lifetime.
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