Offices that have low to mid volume printing needs should consider the Ricoh Aficio GX e5550N, but only if color printing is a necessity. Monochrome units tend to print at faster speeds, with crisp and clear text, while the color printers are slower and deliver accurate, vivid images and graphics. The e5550N is among the first inkjet printers to be designed and released by Ricoh, which is most commonly known for large office laser devices.
The built-in features help keep this machine running reliably and efficiently. For instance, the 400 MHz processor generates the average output rate of 29 pages per minute. It also provides a warm up time of only 40 seconds and a first-page-out time of less than 8 seconds. The built-in memory holds 64 MB worth of information and the automatic duplexer gives users the opportunity to print on both sides of the paper.
For complex graphics and colorful images, the Ricoh GX e5550N ink can yield a resolution of 1200x1200 dpi. There are four Aficio GX e5550N ink cartridges that are used during operation and they hold cyan, magenta, yellow and black printer ink. Each individual Ricoh GX e5550N ink cartridge has a maximum page yield of 1,900 prints, which is considerably higher than standard inkjet printers and will create a low cost per page. Replacement Aficio GX e5550N ink can easily be found online from a number of vendors offering competitive prices.
There is an input tray that holds 250 sheets, a bypass tray that can hold 100 sheets of specialty paper and two additional 500-sheet trays that can be purchased separately. This unit weighs about 35 pounds with the Ricoh GX e5550N ink installed and has a compact frame. The GX e5550N is a reliable and efficient small office inkjet printer.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.