The Ricoh Aficio SP-C431DN is a fast and efficient color laser printer with networking capabilities. It can print at up to 42 pages per minute, and its 1200 dpi output resolution results in very sharp prints. Its purchase price is a bit steep, however, and Ricoh SP-C431DN printer toner can be expensive to replace.
As part of the SP-C431 series, the SP-C431DN adds networking and duplexing to the mix, the latter of which makes for easy two-sided printing that can save paper. It may be a bit less appealing for buyers who expect multifunction features like copying and scanning, but its single-function design keeps it focused on one task, and makes it a bit easier to use.
The control panel is basic, but functional. A 4-line LCD doesn't provide advanced options like previewing of images, but it is a good method for changing print settings and keeping an eye on the level of paper and Aficio SP-C431DN toner remaining. Users can also store prints on the 80 GB hard drive for later access, or use the Locked Print option to keep sensitive documents safe from prying eyes.
The cost of replacement toners turns out to be one of the device's drawbacks. Each color Ricoh SP-C431DN toner cartridge has a yield of 21,000 pages, but they are expensive to replace. The black Aficio SP-C431DN toner cartridge has the same yield, but is a bit more affordable.
The SP-C431DN may lack some appeal for buyers used to multifunction devices with several different functions bundled into one machine. For those who prefer a single-function device, however, its speed and output quality is impressive. Buyers who do a lot of color printing may find they spend a lot on Ricoh SP-C431DN toner.
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