Presented once each year, BLI’s “Outstanding Printer Line of the Year” award recognizes the vendor whose product line has proven to be the best. The selection is made by BLI’s highly experienced staff of test technicians and editors after subjecting scores of office printers of all types (from monochrome and color personal printers to large workgroup models) from every major vendor to BLI’s unique battery of laboratory tests. Among the many factors considered by BLI in selecting a “Line of the Year” recipient are the reliability, overall economy, print quality, ease of use, productivity and administrative utilities offered by the models in its line.
In commenting on Ricoh’s line, BLI Senior Printer Analyst Marlene Orr noted, “Ricoh offers printers in every segment of the market, from small workgroup to departmental printers, designed to meet the diverse needs of business users. It has taken top honors for its color printers two years running and, now, after submitting its line of monochrome printers to BLI testing, Ricoh has proven to be the clear choice for this honor, as its products have received more Highly Recommended ratings and ‘Picks’ than any other vendor. In fact, BLI tested eight single-function printers from Ricoh, ranging from small workgroup to departmental offerings, including GelSprinter ink-based products and color and monochrome laser printers and seven earned Highly Recommended ratings, while five garnered Pick awards.”
I currently have 5 on my network and they live up to this award. I had never heard of Ricoh before and was told that the reason is because Ricoh does not run many ad campaigns, instead they invest that money back into the independent dealerships and reserch. The printers on my network installed in a snap.
Ricoh CL5000 A3/A4 full colour duplexing laser printer