Ricoh 4420 Printer Review
One glance at the control panel of the Ricoh Fax 4420 and it is clear it is designed for serious faxing. It also functions as a laser printer and copier, however, at speeds of up to 15 pages per minute. It has a bit of flexibility from several optional upgrades, and the low cost of Ricoh 4420 printer toner supplies shines as one of its best aspects.
The base model in the series is the 4420L, while the 4420NF adds networking capabilities, so that it can act as a shared printer in an office setting. Both models have the same Super G3 faxing transmission speed, at 33.6 Kbps. A battery back-up is included, which can keep the machine running for up to 12 hours in case of a power outage. Combined with a page memory with a 560-page capacity, users won't miss important faxes even with a loss of power or when the unit runs out of paper or Fax 4420 toner.
One-touch dialing speeds of faxing operations, and users can store up to 90 numbers for quick access. In addition, users can store up to 200 numbers in memory for speed dialing, and the control panel features a full number keypad for manual dialing when needed. Paper handling is robust, with a capacity of 350 sheets that can be upgraded to a maximum of 1,350 sheets.
Toners are easy to replace, and each Ricoh 4420 toner cartridge has an estimated yield of around 6,000 pages. With low prices on Fax 4420 toner cartridges as well, the cost per page is much more affordable than that of the average inkjet model. Buyers can also find lower prices on compatible Ricoh 4420 toner supplies.
For efficient faxing in a small office, it is tough to beat the advanced features of the 4420, especially for such an affordable price. With its battery backup and upgradeable paper handling, it is an excellent value.