Ricoh SP150-A4 B&W Desktop Printer : Small, incredibly fast and cheap.

Small, incredibly fast and cheap. . Fast little printer, not much bigger than a4 footprint. Setup pretty straightforward (toner already installed), software included on cd, but can be downloaded from ricoh’s website (large file), and contains all software and drivers necessary. Variety of connection options. Odd chemical smells on first warm up, but this has gone after a few prints. Warm up time is okay, 11sec or so, but print speed is phenomenal – at first i thought it was merely spitting out a blank sheet, but lo-and-behold there was my test page. Software is decent (not used scanner yet), and options for toner-saver and a page-counter. For some reason i thought this unit offered duplex printing – the software allows this by printing all odd pages, then allowing you to re-feed paper – software prompts are handy for this. Not much in the way of aftermarket toner cartridges yet as printer still quite new, and ricoh genuine toner quite pricey. Still keeping my epson stylus for photo printing, but this will be my workhorse, or racehorse as it seems to be.

Decent results from this small footprint wifi printer. This is a simple but decent quality table top wifi/usb laser printer.  ricoh 408005 sp150suw a4 black and white multi-functional desktop laser printer is the same product is available but which also features a scanner. One of the main selling points of this printer is the small size and once out of the box it is surprising just how small it is. It is about the same footprint as a large laptop and as thick as a medium sized dictionary. The paper loads vertically at the back, 50 sheets at a time, like a typewriter with a paper tray flap to support it. The printed paper then emerges from a slot at the front, so it is a simple and worry free paper path which should make freeing paper jams easy. The top of the device opens up like the a laptop to reveal the toner cartridge, paper jam release switch and paper path. On the front is the off/on button with status led, on the rear the usb and power ports. There are no other controls and no lcd display panel.

This review is for the sp150suw model (multifunction – wireless). This is a discreet, quiet and very efficient laser printer. Bought as a replacement to yet another home inkjet that became too expensive and frustrating even for the light use that i need. Most of the printers out there are ugly conglomerations of plastic protrusions and the ricoh caught my eye due to it’s simple and clear design. The unit itself is really small and can fit easily and discreetly in a shelf or desk space. The paper feeder which is tucked away when not it use, extends from the rear end to accommodate approx. The paper follows a very direct line of movement, thus minimising risk of paper jams. In goes from the back and out from the front in what seems like too short a time for the print to be made, but oh yes it does and the quality of the print is just excellent. Here are the specifications for the Ricoh SP150-A4 B&W Desktop Printer:

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  • Compact and stylish design
  • Operates quickly and quietly 
  • Offers excellent value for money 
  • User-friendly Virtual Operation Panel

Compact, light, fast, easy to use, perhaps also consider the other models in the range if you don’t need wifi. A solid, simple to use, quick, small, light and fast printer. If you’re used to an inkjet, then this is much less hassle – no unclogging heads because it’s been sat for a couple of months since you last needed to print a letter, an 11 second warm-up time, and then lightning fast prints compared to an inkjet. It’s also much smaller than most laser printers, and smaller than many inkjets. For the most part i really like it. Sometimes the wireless setup is tricky, but on this it was a matter of running the setup from the cd and following the instructions – it didn’t see the 5g wifi, but did see the 2g one (which was a minor issue for me), but the wifi setup just involved plugging it in the once, running a usual driver installation plus selecting a wifi network and entering the password, and then i could unplug the cable and run wirelessly. The reasons why it doesn’t get 5 stars are as follows:1) unless you really need wifi, pay £30+ less for the wired version, or £20+ less for the wired version with built-in scanner, so it’s hard to recommend the w version unless you really need wireless. 2) it doesn’t have a straight paper path, so paper does get curved a little (not too much, though, and on a par with basically any printer of this size). 3) the unit was supplied with a euro plug, so i had to get my own uk kettle lead (hopefully that’s not normally the case)overall, though, i was impressed at the volume, the speed, the print quality, the size, the setup and so on, and didn’t want to drop more than 1 star for the faults.

Great all-in-one for basic printing. Got this yesterday after debating whether or not to get a laser printer was going to go for the one without wireless but the delivery of over £20 made the wireless option very attractive for only £10 more. If you’re going to only print black & white documents then this is a very good option as a colour scanner is included but you can get the same printer without a scanner for less than half the price. The fact this was available on prime delivery is what swung it for me. You got everything you needed including a 3 pin uk plug cable and the usb lead was a bonus as i have had to buy this as an extra before now, a bit of a pain if the printer is not wireless, which this one is. I put in the cd chose the first one on the list, as i was connecting with the usb lead, i ran the software and waited for the connect printer then just connected it and turned it on worked just fine on windows 10updatehad this a while now and the wireless setup was so simple. Put disc in tray and choose wireless setup when it tells you connect usb then it’s done. It does take a few seconds to warm up and the pages do come out slightly warm, but nothing to worry about, it can easily print 20+ pages a minute after it gets going, which takes 20 to 30 seconds overall an excellent black and white lazer printer start from under £50.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Small, incredibly fast and cheap.
  • Great all-in-one for basic printing
  • A very positive surprise.

Compact, light, fast, easy to use, perhaps also consider the other models in the range if you don’t need wifi. A solid, simple to use, quick, small, light and fast printer. If you’re used to an inkjet, then this is much less hassle – no unclogging heads because it’s been sat for a couple of months since you last needed to print a letter, an 11 second warm-up time, and then lightning fast prints compared to an inkjet. It’s also much smaller than most laser printers, and smaller than many inkjets. For the most part i really like it. Sometimes the wireless setup is tricky, but on this it was a matter of running the setup from the cd and following the instructions – it didn’t see the 5g wifi, but did see the 2g one (which was a minor issue for me), but the wifi setup just involved plugging it in the once, running a usual driver installation plus selecting a wifi network and entering the password, and then i could unplug the cable and run wirelessly. The reasons why it doesn’t get 5 stars are as follows:1) unless you really need wifi, pay £30+ less for the wired version, or £20+ less for the wired version with built-in scanner, so it’s hard to recommend the w version unless you really need wireless. 2) it doesn’t have a straight paper path, so paper does get curved a little (not too much, though, and on a par with basically any printer of this size). 3) the unit was supplied with a euro plug, so i had to get my own uk kettle lead (hopefully that’s not normally the case)overall, though, i was impressed at the volume, the speed, the print quality, the size, the setup and so on, and didn’t want to drop more than 1 star for the faults.

Small, incredibly fast and cheap. . Fast little printer, not much bigger than a4 footprint. Setup pretty straightforward (toner already installed), software included on cd, but can be downloaded from ricoh’s website (large file), and contains all software and drivers necessary. Variety of connection options. Odd chemical smells on first warm up, but this has gone after a few prints. Warm up time is okay, 11sec or so, but print speed is phenomenal – at first i thought it was merely spitting out a blank sheet, but lo-and-behold there was my test page. Software is decent (not used scanner yet), and options for toner-saver and a page-counter. For some reason i thought this unit offered duplex printing – the software allows this by printing all odd pages, then allowing you to re-feed paper – software prompts are handy for this. Not much in the way of aftermarket toner cartridges yet as printer still quite new, and ricoh genuine toner quite pricey. Still keeping my epson stylus for photo printing, but this will be my workhorse, or racehorse as it seems to be.