In a world of multifunction devices, the Ricoh Aficio SP 3400 dares to be a dedicated monochrome laser printer, albeit one with fast speeds of up to 30 pages per minute and excellent networking capabilities. It starts with a small footprint for home or small office use, but can be expanded in the future, and the cost of Ricoh SP 3400 printer toner supplies is impressively low.
The base model of the series is the SP 3400N, with networking included. The SP 3400DN model adds automatic duplexing as well, and the SP 3400SF is a multifunction version with scanning and faxing capabilities. The compact design has a height of 10.3 inches and a footprint of only 14.5x15.4 inches, with a weight of just 25.6 pounds, which includes the Aficio SP 3400 toner supply.
Paper handling starts out somewhat light-duty, with a 250-sheet main paper tray and a 50-sheet bypass tray. The option to add an extra 250-sheet tray leaves room for future growth, which an expanding office will certainly appreciate. The unit comes with a standard USB 2.0 port, but the average user will connect it to a network via its ethernet port, for easy sharing across an office of users.
The all-in-one toners used by the machine contain the toner and the drum, so that the single Ricoh SP 3400 toner cartridge is the only supply that need replacing. Each standard Aficio SP 3400 toner cartridge has an estimated yield of 2,500 pages, keeping the cost per page down. All of the models mentioned above also use the same Ricoh SP 3400 toner supplies, which also keeps the price down across the board.
The SP 3400 lacks the multifunction features some buyers will be looking for, but those on the hunt for a dedicated model with fast speeds and sharp quality will find it very appealing. It will make an excellent choice for the personal user or small office, especially those who need room for future expansion.
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