Although it is a bit small on capacity, the Ricoh Aficio SP 204SN and its networking capabilities could be a good fit for a small office of a few users. It can print up to 23 pages per minute, and has a maximum resolution of 1200x600 dpi for very sharp output. As with many models in its lineup, the cost of Ricoh SP 204SN printer toner is a bit high, with few third-party alternatives to trim down costs.
As a part of the SP 204 series, the lettering of the SP 204SN denotes its scanning and networking features, which are two of the things that set it apart from other models. The scanner benefits greatly from the 35-sheet automatic document feeder, allowing users to scan multi-page documents unattended very quickly. OCR technology can also help turn paper documents into editable, searchable text, which is perfect for offices that want to save on paper and Aficio SP 204SN toner while they convert paper documents to digital workflows.
Even with a wide variety of features, the unit measures just 11.4x15.8x14.2 inches, with a weight of 28.7 pounds that includes the Ricoh SP 204SN toner supplies. Users can connect the machine via USB to a single computer, or they can share it via ethernet port with multiple devices. The input paper capacity is 250 sheets in the main tray, with a 1-sheet manual tray for envelopes, labels, and other media.
Despite its low purchase price, the cost of toners is a bit high. Buying two Ricoh SP 204SN toner cartridges will be more expensive than the model itself, so buyers should budget for this expense ahead of time. Each Aficio SP 204SN toner cartridge supplies around 1,500 pages, so users might be replacing them more frequently with heavy use.
The SP 204SN includes a lot of functionality in a very compact machine, and its purchase price is quite impressive. As long as buyers know what to expect when it comes to supplies, it is an excellent value for the small office.
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