The Ricoh Aficio MP-C3002 is a multifunction color laser printer with just the right balance of speed and quality without breaking the bank. It can print up to 30 pages per minute in both color and black-and-white, and has a first page out time of around 4.8 seconds. Buyers should be aware of the hefty replacement costs for all four Ricoh MP-C3002 printer toner supplies, however.
The MP-C3002 starts with enough capacity for a small or medium office, with a lot of room to grow. It features two paper trays of 550 sheets each to start, with the ability to expand to a maximum of 4,400 pages with all options added. The reversing automatic document feeder holds up to 50 sheets at once for rapid scanning, and it can handle media sizes up to 11x17 inches.
The 8.5-inch touchscreen control panel is quite a step up from previous generations, with large, bright icons and an intuitive interface. Options like scan-to-email embrace the digital document workflow mentality, and can probably replace faxing altogether in many offices, which will save on both paper and Aficio MP-C3002 toner. Finishing options are also available, such as stapling and folding, to save workers' time and energy.
As with many color models, replacing four toners can get very expensive. The three color Ricoh MP-C3002 toner cartridges each provide around 18,000 pages. The black Aficio MP-C3002 toner cartridge can last for around 28,000 pages. Using compatible Ricoh MP-C3002 toner supplies provides some relief from higher OEM prices, but it is still an expensive machine to operate.
The MP-C3002 has so much going in its favor, from fast speeds and high-quality output to its large, bright touchscreen display. Unfortunately, it is let down by high operating costs, making it harder to justify for smaller offices on a tight budget.
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.
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