Comparably Low Running Costs with Ricoh’s SP C262SFNw Color Laser Multifunction Printer


Review of the Ricoh SP C262SFNw Color Laser Multifunction PrinterThe Ricoh SP C262SFNw Color Laser Multifunction Printer is the first we’ve looked at from the office equipment manufacturer in quite some time. Its purchase price—officially around $755, but $499 to $599 online—and 65,000-page maximum monthly duty cycle (3,000-page recommended print volume) place it in direct competition with the Samsung Multifunction ProXpress C3060FW  [amazon_link asins=’B01GV1MDHY’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’86a30d80-de97-11e7-80e5-fb4ac4d40ac4′] and Xerox WorkCentre 6515 Color Multifunction Printer, [amazon_link asins=’B01M6DJQEQ’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’aca398d9-de97-11e7-9200-01e224d4d34f’]  as well as a few other all-in-one (AIO) color laser machines we’ve reviewed over the past year or so.

[amazon_link asins=’B07559XRRH’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’473f7aeb-de97-11e7-a798-1991866932da’]Its relatively small size and light weight, on the other hand, put it more in line with an entry-level, low-volume color laser AIO, such as Canon’s Color ImageClass MF634Cdw.Best Price at Amazon In addition, the Ricoh SP C262SFNw delivers some of the lowest running costs we’ve seen for a midrange color laser printer (especially for color pages), making it more economical to use than most of its competitors. In other words, while we’re not that familiar with the Ricoh product line these days, we found a lot to like about the C262SFNw.

Many small and home-based offices and workgroups spend the money for a color laser AIO, and endure ongoing toner costs, to get laser-quality output. As discussed in the Output Quality section near the end of this review, this Ricoh AIO prints well. Although its color and grayscale images are slightly inferior to some of the competing models mentioned here, the difference is too small to discount this highly capable all-around all-in-one.

As the following review reveals, the Ricoh SP C262SFNw is a relatively small, inexpensive-to-use, well-rounded color laser AIO with just the right feature set for most small enterprises and home-based businesses. The small 3,000-page recommended monthly print volume is a bit concerning, but we suspect that a few thousand extra pages each month won’t wear it out prematurely. It may not be the best laser-quality photo printer around; if that’s what you need, there are several other competing models to choose from. Otherwise, we can’t think of a reason not to buy this printer.

Read the entire review at Computer Shopper


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