This means that cartridges have two or three times the life expectancy you would expect from an inkjet. TechRadar pro IT insights for business. On the plus side, prints are dry and reasonably splash-resistant, even straight out of the printer. News Reviews Insights TechRadar. Considering there aren’t any savings to be made in running costs, the gel option seems to add nothing to the market that inkjet and laser printers don’t already have covered. It’s also pricier to run than the Dell c colour laser.
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Our Verdict Well done to Ricoh for doing something different; now it needs to do it better. A major headache with inkjet printers in an office context is that ink cartridges seem to run out far too often and there are never replacements to hand when you need them.
Ricoh Aficio GX Specs – CNET
Average cost per mono page is 1. Photo output was very second-rate, especially in terms of colour accuracy.
In our tests, colours lacked the vibrancy of inkjets and even most new colour laser printers, making the GX lacklustre for DTP and document printing. For Novel concept Easier to maintain. In comparison with our favourite inkjet printer, the Canon iP, the GX has equal mono running costs but is about twice as expensive for colour. The time has come for more choice in life than lasers and inkjets for colour printing.
This means that cartridges have two or three times the life expectancy you would expect from an inkjet.
Ricoh Aficio GX Printer
The biggest question mark is over print quality. The GX is slightly more maintenance-free in this respect, with a black cartridge that lasts for around 1, prints and three colour cartridges that last for about 1, prints each. It’s also pricier to run than the Dell c colour laser. Refreshingly, automatic duplexing comes as standard, although you do have to fork out extra for an Ethernet adaptor.
Considering there aren’t any savings to be made in running costs, the gel option seems to add nothing to the market that inkjet and laser printers don’t already have covered. News Reviews Insights TechRadar. Print speed failed to live up to Ricoh’s claims in our tests, gdlsprinter colour DTP pages being printed at 10ppm, making the GX slower than the Dell c as well as many inkjet printers.
Obligingly, Ricoh has just launched some new competition, in the semi-liquid consistency of gel printing. Against Average print quality Expensive to run Bulky.
TechRadar pro IT insights for business. Using cartridges gdlsprinter similar to those of inkjet printers, the new gel printers are quick and easy to set up, although even the smallest of the new breed, the GX, is a bit of a monster, having a bigger footprint than the Dell c colour laser and being much bigger than the average A4 inkjet.
On the plus side, prints are dry and reasonably splash-resistant, even straight out of the printer.