The Ricoh Aficio SP 5100 is a quick and efficient laser printer, but it doesn't have the bulky frame or high price tag some buyers might expect for such performance. It can output up to 45 pages per minute, with a warm-up time of only 45 seconds. Advanced features like PDF Direct Print can save users time, but the high cost of Aficio SP 5100 printer toner supplies is a big hurdle to overcome.
The unit is also referred to as the SP 5100N due to its built-in ethernet port and networking capabilities. This makes setup and sharing quick and easy, and multiple users will have access to the printer, keeping operating costs down. It can also be connected via USB for those who want to use it as a personal printer. The machine measures 13.8x15.5x17.8 inches, and weighs just 43 pounds, even when the Ricoh SP 5100 toner is installed.
Even though the unit is limited to a 600 dpi resolution, it uses interpolation technology to make it the equivalent of 1200 dpi resolution, for very sharp print quality. The input paper capacity consists of a 500-sheet main tray and a 100-sheet bypass tray. Up to three more optional 500-sheet trays can be added. The LCD screen on the front of the machine offers a clear view of current print jobs as well as the remaining level of paper and toners.
Of course, every machine has its drawbacks, and the high cost of Ricoh SP 5100 toner cartridges should definitely make some buyers think twice. Even though each Aficio SP 5100 toner cartridge can provide around 20,000 pages of output, there are competing models with a better cost per page.
The SP 5100 is quite powerful for a desktop model, with faster speeds than would be expected for its purchase price, and an expandable paper capacity that allows it to handle decent workloads. Unfortunately, the cost of Ricoh SP 5100 toner supplies brings down its overall value.
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