Summary: I did quite a bit of research on color printers before ordering this one and I believe I made the right choice. My wife has a small home business the requires making color copies. She had leased a large format copier/printer from Canon. When the lease was up we asked for a quote to purchase the unit. The price to buy the unit at the end of lease was 5K+. When I looked at the price of new units I was shocked to see 12K+.
Summary: Text is excellent. Machine prints fast. Two sided printing works well. Color is average and suitable for most office work. I don't think it is quite photo quality. All in all, for the money, it is a really good value. I especially like the lower than average cost for each printed page. Like many new electronics, it has an odor while it is breaking in and heating up for the first several times. Not a really bad odor but one that is noticed in a close room.
Summary: After 8 years our old CL2000 quit. Because of it's good service, we only considered a Ricoh. This printer has more features, is smaller and quieter than the old one for about half the price. One thing I especially like is how quickly it comes out of power save and prints, then quickly returns to power save mode. Set up was quick and easy. The only problem was the driver disk didn't support Windows 7? This seems strange since Win 7 is ubiquitous.
Summary: Purchased this printer for my small home office and have been extremely happy I did. Excellent printer capable of high volume printing at a lower than normal cost per page. I also purchase the supplies for the printer from Amazon, which has proven to be a money saver as well.
Best value and performing laser printer that I have found on EBay!
10 November 2013
Summary: I bought this product because my Fiance' teaches college courses part time, and she needed a high capacity high quality printer that was able to handle the demands that she put on it. It has performed admirably, and even holds a full ream of paper! Everything printed has a professional appearance, and the print speed is in line with the high quality that I have come to expect from it.