As an upgrade from the similar SP 3500N model, the Ricoh Aficio SP 3510DN laser printer adds the convenience of automatic duplexing for quick two-sided printing. It still excels at easy network sharing, and can output up to 30 pages per minute, but it also suffers from the same problem of expensive Ricoh SP 3510DN printer toner supplies that reduce its overall value.
The design of the SP 3510DN is geared toward both a compact frame and high-quality output, making it very appealing for small office users who value quality prints. It can handle a true 1200 dpi resolution for very sharp results, though at a significant performance hit of about 50% of the speed. Users also have the option of lower resolutions when they need more speed or want to use less Aficio SP 3510DN toner for each page.
Both USB and ethernet interfaces are included, so personal users can connect directly to a single PC, or an entire small office can share it easily. The control panel is fairly sparse, with only a 2-line LCD screen, but it does an adequate job for basic menu navigation, and can alert users when paper or Ricoh SP 3510DN toner is running low.
Speaking of toners, the cost of supplies is a serious obstacle for small offices. Ricoh SP 3510DN toner cartridges come in two sizes, but both are somewhat overpriced compared to those of competing models. Even with the high-capacity Aficio SP 3510DN toner cartridge offering a yield of around 6,400 pages, the cost per page will still be too high for small budgets to handle.
One look at the compact design of the SP 3510DN and it is clear users will get a lot of bang for the buck. Its output speeds are solid, and print quality is impressive, but supply costs are just too high to recommend the model over its competitors.
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