The Ricoh Aficio SP 213 multifunction laser printer can start as a small office desktop model, or be expanded into a powerhouse machine for larger offices. Multiple configurations are available, and upgrades abound, while the unit starts with output speeds of 23 pages per minute. Prices for Ricoh SP 213 printer toner supplies can be a bit high, however.
The SP 213Nw is the base model with both wired and wireless networking features. The SP 213FNw includes faxing, and the SP 213SNw model also includes an upgraded paper capacity. All models support a resolution of up to 1200x600 dpi, which will be more than enough for average office documents, providing sharp text and crisp lines. The base model measures 11.5x15.8x14.2 inches, and weighs just 24.4 pounds.
In addition to the standard ethernet and wireless options, the unit also includes a rear USB port for connecting to a single PC. It also includes a front-mounted USB port for saving scanned documents to a flash drive or other memory device. Utilizing these digital workflow tools, along with others like scan-to-email, can help reduce the usage of paper and Aficio SP 213 toner over time, reducing operating costs as well.
The all-in-one design of toners means users only replace the Ricoh SP 213 toner cartridges, and don't need a separate drum unit. Unfortunately, the high cost of Ricoh SP 213 toner is one of the machine's biggest drawbacks. Even with each Aficio SP 213 toner cartridge offering yields of 1,500 pages, the cost per page is still high, especially compared to competing models.
With many configurations available, and upgrade options for future expansion, the Ricoh SP 213 is a versatile choice for small offices. Its speed and output quality are both excellent, but its high operating costs are fairly disappointing.
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