Ricoh 3045 Printer Review
With options for laser printing, scanning, copying, faxing, and more, the Ricoh Aficio 3045 has the flexibility that an expanding office needs, while providing fast speeds of up to 45 pages to keep an office running efficiently. A large and expandable paper capacity and high-yield Ricoh 3045 printer toner give it the tools to handle high volumes, but it can be scaled down for smaller offices as well.
The 3045 can be fully-customized, but also comes in multiple models, such as the 3045g, 3045sp, 3045spf, and 3045spi, each with varying levels of functionality and paper capacity. Buyers with basic needs can choose the base model for simple copying, but adding scanning and printing makes for a more functional machine that can potentially replace multiple devices.
Once the basic features have been configured, buyers have their choice of optional components such as an 80-page automatic reversing document feeder, which can handle a large stack of paper in short order. A flatbed scanning platen is also included for each model. A 50-sheet bypass tray is a standard feature, and allows for loading envelopes, labels, and other specialty media, without the need to empty one of the main trays. Users have multiple options to upgrade the input paper capacity from the initial 1,050 all the way up to 3,550 sheets for large networked offices.
Toners share their design and compatibility with other models, which trims down the cost of Ricoh 3045 toner cartridges overall. With a page yield of up to 30,000 for each Aficio 3045 toner cartridge, even a fully-upgraded model could go through its entire paper capacity nearly 10 times before a replacement would be needed. Different quality settings can also reduce the amount of Ricoh 3045 toner used for each page.
The upfront cost of the 3045 is not as affordable as other models in its class, but the cost savings on Aficio 3045 toner could eventually help it pay for itself in the long run. With so many configurations to choose from, this expandable and upgradeable multifunction is built for the changing office environment.