Previously, Ricoh Americas Corporation introduced a series of single-function printers that use gel instead of liquid inks, GelSprinter. Just the other day, Ricoh launched an addition to its GelSprinter series, desktop color multifunction printers: the Ricoh GX3000S, GX3000SF and the GX3050SFN. No picture is yet available.
What’s new? These are the first MFPs to utilize the GelSprinter technology combining the quality and performance of laser printing with the convenience and the vivid color of an inkjet. The MFPs use viscous-ink cartridges that offer higher yields compared to dye- based ink cartridges to reduce cost-per-page. Another advantage of viscous-ink is that the printhead never needs to be replaced.
How about specifications? The new series provides standard color copying, printing and scanning on all models, while embedded network connectivity is standard only on the GX3050SFN. All MFPs have speed of 29 pages per minute for both color and black & white at true 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution.
Ricoh says owners of GX3000S, GX3000SF and GX3050SFN can benefit from the low total running costs thanks to Level Color Mode. This feature reduces ink density up to 35 percent for graphics and images leaving the text well readable. Also, this mode makes color cost-per-page the same or less than black & white.
With Ricoh GX3000S, GX3000SF and GX3050SFN, the series has gone “green” and now meets Energy Star guidelines and provides supply-saving features such as:
- power saving sleep modes,
- duplex and combine copy modes and
- minimal ozone emissions.
The GX3000S is available at a suggested retail price of $549.00 and the GX3000SF and GX3050SFN, which includes fax and scan, are available for $699.00 and $849.00, respectively.
(From Ricoh’s Press Release)