Reviews and Problems with Ricoh AficioCL3500N/CL3500DN
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Printer is just a way for Ricoh to suck hundreds of dollars from your wallet
A. Frost, Amazon
16 February 2009
Summary: This is a FANTASTIC printer. Reliable, clear printing, a work horse although it doesn't double print without an expensive add on. But, you have to replace everything all the time. I think their toners come half empty and we have had to replace the photoconductor unit for both the color and black and white more than twice. We have TWO people in our office and have only had it a couple of years.
Summary: Welcome to the DISPOSABLE COLOR LASER PRINTER! Had this printer for over a year now, 22,000 prints so far. When it does print well the prints are nice, but once something needs replacing you may as well throw it out and buy a new printer. Doesn't print well on cardstock because thick paper has to feed through the Bypass tray and as it feeds the paper it "stops" for a second leaving this obvious over-inked smudge all the way down the paper.
Summary: Had the printer a month. Started getting a white sheet down the side. The photoconductor unit is causing it but on EVERY site, EVERY sheet, it claims that the photoconductor unit is good for 15,0000 impressions, of which we got 3,000. When you bring this up to Ricoh, you know the whole routine... "Oh, that 15,000 impressions is based on old surveys using only 5% of the whole page covered in ink." Ricoh must think people print out entire sheets of black. Anyway.
Summary: The Ricoh CL3500N that I purchased didn't have the optional duplexing unit. I figured that would be fine, as for the few jobs I have that need to be duplex, I could do it manually. WRONG. I've spent all afternoon fighting with the print drivers to get it to collate and manually duplex.