This printer review article features a detailed review of two efficient multifunction printers — fit for Indian offices, businesses, and home use. The first is a multifunction printer with high-speed printing and low cost per page printing from the brand Ricoh. Another is a DeskJet photo printer with all-in-one functions from the brand HP. Both the printers are on sale currently under 8000 Rupees. At this time there is no better multifunction printer than these two under 8000 Rupees. Apparently, both printers are unique and designed for specific requirements. Hence rather than becoming alternative to each other both the HP Printer and the Ricoh Printer are the best options according to needs. Read also 7 Professional Photo Printers in India for Photo Studio.
Ricoh SP 210SU Printer with Print, Scan, and Copy Functions
Small offices and start-ups always have a budget problem and in this situation, having an inefficient printer can increase the office expenses. Printers from brands like HP and Canon are great for achieving the best possible print quality but in terms of cost efficiency, their products are placed at the bottom of the chart.
There is always some documentation work in offices (whether it is printing, scanning, or copying), so one cannot get away without having a printer. I would like to point though there are some brands other than the popular ones (HP and Canon) that sell some of the most efficient printers in the market and Ricoh is certainly one of them. To be honest, Ricoh is the most underrated brand when it comes to printers. Even after selling great products, this company has failed to catch the eyes of customers.
The recently launched Ricoh SP 210SU is the best printer for small offices who want a cost effective solution for their needs. It is available in market for just 6700 rupees and gives a high yield. One can also scan and copy documents with it.
High Duty Cycle: You would certainly not want a low-quality printer in the office. Office printers should be able to print hundreds of pages every day without any problem. Well, the Ricoh SP210SU fits this criterion. In fact, it has a duty cycle of 20,000 prints per month.
One of the Fastest Budget Printers in the Market
This Ricoh device uses Laser Printing technology and prints up to 22 pages per minute. No other printer in this price segment achieves the same speed. Moreover, High printing resolution of 1200 X 600 DPI helps it in generating super sharp images and crisp graphics. The quality of the prints taken from the Ricoh printer will be no less than print outs of any other Inkjet printer. It uses monochromatic ink and prints in black, which is manageable because most office work does not require color printing.
All-In-One Functionality: A flatbed scanner allows the Ricoh printer to scan documents and make copies. It has a good enough scanning resolution of 600 X 600 DPI. Copy speed is the same as print speed i.e. 22 PPM.
High Yield: Yield is one of the most important factors while shopping for an office printer. Laser printers always have a higher yield than the inkjet printers do and the Ricoh SP210SU proves the same. Ricoh sells two types of toner cartridge for this laser printer i.e. a High Yield Toner (prints 26000 A4 pages) and another Low Toner Yield Cartridge (prints 15000 A4 pages). Both these cartridges are cheaply available.
Compact Build but Poor Connectivity Options on this Ricoh Printer
Customers would not have to make any special arrangements for this printer. Ricoh has done a great work of fitting all its components tightly inside a compact body. This printer does not require more space than a regular home printer occupies. However, compact printers have their own drawbacks. Its small input tray can only hold 150 A4 sheets at a time.
Connectivity Features: The Ricoh Laser Printer will disappoint many customers on the front of connectivity. It supports only USB interface. Without onboard Wireless LAN or an RJ45 port, one cannot connect this printer directly to a network.
- Prints up to 22 A4 pages per minute
- High printing resolution of 1200 X 600 DPI
- Copy and Scan
- Compact body
- Attractive design
- Easy to operate control panel with display
- A3 printing is not supported
- Prints only in black
- No Wi-Fi
- No RJ45 port
Verdict: The Ricoh office printer SP-210SU is certainly a great printer for small offices. It will save you a lot of money in the long run. Although this printer has limited connectivity options but the features like high-speed printing, high yield, and inbuilt display make up for that.
|Capabilities||Print, Copy, and Scan|
|Maximum Printing Resolution||1200 X 600 dpi|
|Print Speed||22 ppm (Mono)|
|Input Tray Capacity||150 (A4)|
|Media Supported||A4, A5, A6, B5, B6 and Legal|
All-in-One Photo Printer HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4675
The HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4675 All-in-One Photo Printer is one of those very few printers available in the market which deliver great services and come under less than 7500 Rupees at the same time. It is indeed one of the smartest printers on sale, offering all-in-one printing experience along with fax and automatic document feeder feature as well. Apart from that it is extremely easy to use and connect at the same time and is one of the most productive printers out there as claimed by HP.
All-in-one: Talking of it specifications, one of the most enticing one, which it holds is that apart from offering good printing, it also doubles up as a photocopier, scanner and fax machine. Although multitasking isn’t supported on HP DeskJet 4675, but still it is quite wonderful considering the price tag. Its print speed in all black touches almost 20 ppm and in color almost to 16 ppm. Speaking of its duty cycle, it has a capacity of producing as many as 1200 pages in print on a monthly basis.
Brilliant print quality: However, the recommended volume by HP is only 100 to 300 which is quite low and can be termed as a major setback for this printer. The technology which it uses is HP Thermal Inkjet and when it comes down to quality of prints produced, it is capable of producing 4800×1200 of optimized dpi in color and 1200×1200 dpi in black. Its processor has a speed of 360 MHz and it also features an automatic print sensor. It comes preloaded with two cartridges of black and one of tri-color.
A Powerful Efficient Printer with Easy to Operate Features
In the connectivity department, it is majorly ahead or matches equal to most of its counterparts from other big brands. It offers wireless connectivity to its users and can either be connected using a USB or Wi-Fi. It is compatible with most operating systems and can easily be installed on various systems and devices such as iPad, android phones etc. Read also 5 Best Printers for Home Use below 4000 Rupees This Month.
It is also HP ePrint compatible and is a Mopria-certified printer. As far as compatibility with memory cards go, this printer, unfortunately, offers none. When it comes to handling paper sizes, it supports as many as six sizes overall and has 25 sheet output, 100 sheet input trays. It also offers borderless printing in dimensions measuring 8.5 x 11 in.
- Is multi-functional
- Wireless connectivity
- Compatible with most OS
- Reasonably priced
- HP’s bestsellers
- Easy to install
- No multitasking
- No memory card compatibility
- Low print volume capacity
Verdict: The HP DeskJet Ink Advantage undoubtedly is one of the best printers in the market which is so low priced at the same time. It offers its users a variety of other services along with printing which makes it an enticing buy. If one can overlook its few shortcomings, it easy on the eye design combined with very efficient printing makes for one heck of a buy.
|Functions||Print, Copy, Scan, Fax|
|Features||Wireless, USB 2.0, ADF, Automatic Duplex|
|Print Speed||20 ppm max|
|Cost per page ( color)||3.66|
|Print Color||Black and Colored|