Ricoh Introduces Secure Laser Printers
Ricoh aims at cost-conscious businesses with two laser printers offering a host of security features and an ink cartridge design enabling a low TCO.Digital office equipment and document management solutions specialist Ricoh Americas announced the release of two color laser printers, the Aficio SP C430DN and SP C431DN-network printer systems that offer a broad range of media support. The SP C430DN and SP C431DN offer two printer engine options, allowing users to choose the print speed that works best, and they turn out full-color and monochrome prints at 37 pages per minute. The SP C431DN addresses busier workgroups with a color and black-and-white output speed of 42 pages per minute. Users can install up to three optional 550-sheet paper feed units for a maximum 2,300-sheet capacity that supports up to 120 lb. index. For increased versatility, the system also accepts up to 140 lb. index through its 100-sheet bypass tray, which is capable of handling special media such as static cling, waterproof and coated papers. The SP C430DN has suggested price of $1,499, while the SP C431DN is priced higher, at $1,999.
As users look to minimize expenses, Ricoh has driven down the cost per page by employing three color cartridges that yield 21,000 prints each and one black cartridge that yields 24,000 prints. Additionally, Ricoh's Economy Color mode is designed to help businesses save on consumables by reducing the amount of toner used while still producing legible documents.