The Ricoh Aficio MP 171 includes multiple models that can handle laser printing, copying, scanning, and faxing depending on which is chosen. Each can reach output speeds of up to 17 pages per minute, which should be adequate for the average small office, and they share the same Ricoh MP 171 printer toner supplies, which makes them more affordable for the entire series.
The base model in the series is the MP 171, while the MP 171F and MP 171SPF models add faxing, as well as scanning and printing. This makes the MP 171SPF model the best value, as it can replace the need for four devices. Users who buy the machine for its faxing capabilities will also likely be impressed by its scanning feature. It allows for scans to be sent via email as a cost-effective alternative to faxing, saving on paper and Aficio MP 171 toner supplies.
Paper handling is not only versatile, but somewhat expandable as well. The unit starts with a 250-sheet main tray and a 100-sheet bypass tray. This can then be upgraded with one or two 500-sheet trays for a maximum of 1,350 sheets of input paper capacity. Each model in the series also includes a 50-sheet automatic document feeder for quicker scanning.
If the cost of toners is a concern for a small office, the low price of Ricoh MP 171 toner cartridges will be a blessing. Each Aficio MP 171 toner cartridge is rated for around 7,000 pages of output, so the cost per page is quite affordable. This also means users won't have to replace the Ricoh MP 171 toner supplies too often, even in a busy small office.
Whether buyers choose it for its faxing capabilities or its broader office features, the MP 171 is a solid choice for small offices or workgroups. It has a little room for future expansion, and can also help users make the transition to digital workflows with its excellent scanning features.
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