Ricoh SP 112 A4 Mono Laser Printer : How I set my printer up

Quick and easy to get up and running. Lightweight and very useful.

This is a budget laser printer. I got lucky and bought it on a day when the price was only £31. I thought at first that i should give it only four stars because it isn’t perfect, but it’s relative cheapness means i think it should get the full five. The problems with this printer are:1) it’s small for a laser, but much bigger and heavier than an inkjet. 2) it needs a lot of desk space, especially with the tray sticking out. 3) the tray feels a bit fragile (though the main device has a good build quality feel to it)4) it slightly overcooks the paper – my other bigger lasers eject paper that is still perfectly flat, but this produces pages that are very slightly wrinkled5) you’ll feel bad if you’re using this just for a lifetime of a few hundred sheets and then send all 7kg of it to be recycledthe benefits of this printer are1) it’s very, very cheap to buy and run2) the output is of good quality – certainly good enough for a business to use with it’s own pre-printed letterheads3) it would do for a student who had space and didn’t require colour4) when it goes to sleep, it only uses 5w – so expect an increase in your leccy bill of about £5 per year if you leave it on all the time5) when it’s installed, it’s really easy to use and to maintain (ie put in more paper and the odd fresh cartridge)how i quickly and successfully installed this printer on a couple of windows 7 machines:1) first, i made sure that i had a suitable usb cable amazonbasics usb 2. 0 a-male to b-male cable with lighted ends braided 1. 8 m / 6 feet is cheap but ultimately irritating with its blue lights2) removed all the sellotape strips3) removed the foam blocks from inside the hatch4) slid in the cartridge – really easy, only one way for it to go5) opened the output tray, and put some paper in the feeder6) powered up the printer7) connected the usb to the computer and printerthere is then a wait, while the computer searches for the files it needs. It finds one, but not the other.

This is a budget laser printer. I got lucky and bought it on a day when the price was only £31. I thought at first that i should give it only four stars because it isn’t perfect, but it’s relative cheapness means i think it should get the full five. The problems with this printer are:1) it’s small for a laser, but much bigger and heavier than an inkjet. 2) it needs a lot of desk space, especially with the tray sticking out. 3) the tray feels a bit fragile (though the main device has a good build quality feel to it)4) it slightly overcooks the paper – my other bigger lasers eject paper that is still perfectly flat, but this produces pages that are very slightly wrinkled5) you’ll feel bad if you’re using this just for a lifetime of a few hundred sheets and then send all 7kg of it to be recycledthe benefits of this printer are1) it’s very, very cheap to buy and run2) the output is of good quality – certainly good enough for a business to use with it’s own pre-printed letterheads3) it would do for a student who had space and didn’t require colour4) when it goes to sleep, it only uses 5w – so expect an increase in your leccy bill of about £5 per year if you leave it on all the time5) when it’s installed, it’s really easy to use and to maintain (ie put in more paper and the odd fresh cartridge)how i quickly and successfully installed this printer on a couple of windows 7 machines:1) first, i made sure that i had a suitable usb cable amazonbasics usb 2. 0 a-male to b-male cable with lighted ends braided 1. 8 m / 6 feet is cheap but ultimately irritating with its blue lights2) removed all the sellotape strips3) removed the foam blocks from inside the hatch4) slid in the cartridge – really easy, only one way for it to go5) opened the output tray, and put some paper in the feeder6) powered up the printer7) connected the usb to the computer and printerthere is then a wait, while the computer searches for the files it needs. It finds one, but not the other. Here are the specifications for the Ricoh SP 112 A4 Mono Laser Printer:

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  • Compact, space-saving design
  • Easy operation & maintenance
  • Fast print speed at a high resolution
  • Affordable, with low purchase price
  • 2 year Pan-European warranty

Quick and easy to get up and running. Lightweight and very useful.

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