Ricoh 3030 Printer Review
The Ricoh Aficio 3030, 3030P, 3030SP, 3030SPF and 3030SPI are a series of multifunction copiers that bundle fax, print and scan capabilities to meet the demands of fast-paced small offices. One way the 3030 is able to keep up with heavy-duty environments is its quick output, capable of copying and printing original documents at a speed up to 30 pages per minute. Also supporting high-volume use are its high-yielding Aficio 3030 printer toner, expandable paper handling and easy-to-use control panel. All in all, this 4-in-1 device is one of the top picks in its class of monochrome laser units for small offices with increasing workflows.
The 3030 is a large device that measures 21x23x38 inches and weighs over 130 pounds, and with the provided stand and wheels it can be used upright without needing a desk or table. Both the unit's size and flexible control panel enable walk-up use, the latter providing features that allow for standalone copying and faxing. One such feature is its color touchscreen LCD interface, which provides access to frequently used functions and quick navigation through menus and settings. The interface will also provide users alerts on a job's status and remaining paper and Ricoh 3030 toner levels, while the adjacent number pad will help users to store and dial popular fax numbers.
In addition to its control panel and size, the 3030 is a good fit for small offices because its flexible connectivity will enable it to be wirelessly networked between multiple computers. Alternatively, it also gives users the option to walk straight up and print from or scan to their personal flash drive. Output for each feature is consistent, with jobs printing and copying with sharp detail and a maximum resolution of 1200 dpi using black Aficio 3030 toner.
The 3030 is ideal for large volumes because its standard media capacity of 1,000 pages can be increased to a maximum of 3,100 pages by adding optional trays. Some of the paper options users can add include a duplex unit for stackless, double-sided printing and a finisher that automatically cuts, sorts and staples jobs.
the 3030 isn't the right pick for users that need to print or copy color projects, but its monochrome design mean users only have one Ricoh 3030 toner cartridge to replace and won't have to spend a lot on multiple toners. With yields of up to 11,000 pages for each replacement Ricoh 3030 toner cartridge, the unit should be able to handle busy daily needs for a low cost.
When searching for a heavy-duty office device there's a lot to consider, from paper handling and output speeds to connectivity. With 3030 all-in-one model, users have much to benefit from including its wireless and wired network support and its expandable media capacity and versatile user interface.