Exceptional Running Costs from Ricoh’s SP 5300DN Black and White Laser Printer
Reasonably fast. Good print quality overall. Multiple paper capacity and other expansion options. High, 250,000-page duty cycle. Strong security features. High-yield toner cartridge. Very low running costs.
Expensive, with costly add-ons. Small, unimpressive control panel. Graphics and photos print slightly too dark.
The Ricoh SP 5300DN is a highly capable high-volume single-function monochrome laser printer that produces quality output at reasonably fast speeds, and its low running costs make it a good value for offices that print in volume.
[amazon_link asins=’B01KDYKXKE’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’cc72088b-ce6a-11e7-8ff9-b3ecd216b332′]Similar in features, speed, and capacity options to our Editors’ Choice Dell Smart Printer S5830dn [amazon_link asins=’B01G8NSNY2′ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’1321bc62-ce6b-11e7-9f4b-71564554023e’], the Ricoh SP 5300DN Black and White Laser Printer ($1,229) [amazon_link asins=’B01KDYKXKE’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’e362fd01-ce6a-11e7-8b78-3ff441fcefda’] is a single-function laser printer designed for medium- to high-volume printing in small to midsize offices and workgroups. The Ricoh 5300DN costs a little more than the Dell S5830dn, but it’s significantly smaller and lighter and has more expansion options, and it costs less to use. On the other hand, during testing, graphics and photo output came out slightly subpar—just enough to keep it from receiving our Editors’ Choice nod. Not enough, though, to keep the Ricoh 5300DN from being an excellent choice for churning out thousands of documents each month in busy, high-volume settings.