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Should You Buy a Ricoh Laser Printer?

Matthew
Updated 20 August 2021
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should you buy a Ricoh Laser Printer?

Ricoh is one of the most popular laser printer brands as well as being well known for its camcorders, projectors and digital cameras.

If you are wondering how Ricoh laser printers compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared 710+ laser printers by objectively and impartially analysing over 8,800 user and expert reviews and 70+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Ricoh are recognised for their good selection of premium and moderately popular laser printers. Their laser printers start at $230 for the SP112 which has a print speed of 16ppm and is a 1200 x 600 laser printer and go up to $3,856 for the SP C831DN which has a print speed of 55ppm and is a 1200 x 1200 laser printer. The average price of a new Ricoh laser printer is $1,111.

Ricoh are recognised for their good selection of premium and moderately popular laser printers.

Is Ricoh the Best Laser Printer Brand?

So are Ricoh laser printers any good? We give every laser printer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all laser printers we are able to impartially rank all the laser printer brands.

Ricoh is ranked the No. 6 best laser printer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Ricoh is the 6th best laser printer brand out there.

#1
HP
United States
95%
95%
2,320 reviews
#2
United States
95%
95%
274 reviews
#3
89%
89%
1,578 reviews
#4
OKI
82%
82%
22 reviews
#5
South Korea
82%
82%
1,808 reviews
#6
81%
81%
321 reviews
#7
Japan
81%
81%
450 reviews
#8
73%
73%
1 review
#9
United States
71%
71%
2 reviews
#10
Japan
67%
67%
0 reviews
#11
Pantum
66%
66%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Ricoh laser printers compare to the other laser printer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All laser printer Brands
Ricoh Laser Printers

At an average purchase price of $1,111, Ricoh laser printers tend to be more expensive than most other laser printer brands. Ricoh also have better reviews than the typical laser printer brand, with the average rating of a Ricoh laser printer being 72%.

The average review score for a Ricoh laser printer is 72%.

There's a smaller selection of Ricoh laser printers available compared to other laser printer brands, with only 10 Ricoh laser printers currently on the market in the US.

No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$326
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $8,999
Price Distribution of All Laser Printers
No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$1,111
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $6,799
Price Distribution of Ricoh Laser Printers

What Do the Ricoh Laser Printer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Ricoh laser printer to work out the average distribution of reviews for Ricoh and then compared this to the other laser printer brands.

Ricoh logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
5
4 stars
8
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Ricoh logo

User Reviews

5 stars
165
4 stars
68
3 stars
27
2 stars
10
1 star
23
Ricoh has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its laser printers than most other brands.

Over 81% of expert reviews and 80% of user reviews for Ricoh laser printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 79% and 78% respectively across all Laser Printer brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Ricoh laser printers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other laser printer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score HP Xerox Canon Samsung Lexmark Ricoh
PC Mag logo
73%
15 reviews
75%
8 reviews
70%
9 reviews
75%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
itpro.co.uk logo
100%
2 reviews
84%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
2 reviews
80%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
50%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
77%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
73%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
Digital Versus logo
60%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
PC Welt.de logo
74%
1 review
72%
3 reviews
79%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
69%
1 review
computershopper.com logo
70%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
73%
3 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
92%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
86%
1 review
Techradar logo
90%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
68%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
PC Advisor.co.uk logo
63%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
CNET.com logo
71%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
in.pcmag.com logo
80%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcworld.pl logo
57%
3 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
63%
3 reviews
pcmagazine.ru logo
87%
3 reviews
itproportal.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
70%
25 reviews
68%
11 reviews
58%
5 reviews
57%
5 reviews
45%
4 reviews
51%
3 reviews
Average
71%
71 reviews
78%
47 reviews
71%
36 reviews
75%
22 reviews
68%
19 reviews
76%
16 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Ricoh Laser Printers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 7 industry awards for Ricoh laser printers. The table below compares the number of awards received by Ricoh to other popular laser printer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Ricoh has won 7 awards for its laser printers.

Compare all award winning laser printers

Number of Awards HP Xerox Canon Samsung Lexmark Ricoh
buyerslab.com logo
3
2
4
2
PC Mag logo
3
2
1
itpro.co.uk logo
1
3
2
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
1
2
betterbuys.com logo
4
computershopper.com logo
1
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
altomdata.dk logo
2
hardware.info logo
1
1
alphr.com logo
1
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
1
PC Welt.de logo
1
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Techradar logo
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
winmagpro.nl logo
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
in.pcmag.com logo
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
Other Expert Sites
1
1
2
2
Total
14
17
6
7
10
7

How Reliable Are Ricoh Laser Printers?

We checked over 8,800 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Ricoh laser printers. 10 of these reviews mention reliability of which 100% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Ricoh laser printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

100% of reviewers think Ricoh laser printers are reliable.

So, most people think that Ricoh laser printers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Ricoh laser printers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Seems to be robust
Bhphotovideo.com
yet seems solidly built
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best High End Ricoh Laser Printer?

Ricoh SP C262DNw

$350.00
eBay
Ricoh SP C262DNw
Buy Now
Ricoh SP C262DNw
2400 X
600
DPI
20ppm
PRINT SPEED
14s
TIME TO FIRST
251 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

If you're looking for a high end Ricoh laser printer then the Ricoh SP C262DNw takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 77, but is a bit more expensive at $350.

Features We Love:
Supports colour printing
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports duplex printing

A fully featured and low cost 2400 x 600 DPI laser printer. It supports colour printing, Wi-Fi and duplex printing and has a built-in display.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the SP C262DNw in the US is $350.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Sorry, no matching prices found.
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$350.00
Standard delivery: $85.00
Go to Store
1 Price from 1 Store | $350.00
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What is the Best Budget Choice Ricoh Laser Printer?

Ricoh C250SF

$242.99
Overstock
Ricoh C250SF
Buy Now
Ricoh C250SF
2400 X
600
DPI
20ppm
PRINT SPEED
14s
TIME TO FIRST
251 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

At only $242.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the Ricoh C250SF makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Supports colour printing
Supports duplex printing
Supports Direct printing (PictBridge)

A fully featured and award winning 2400 x 600 DPI laser printer, with a fair price. Multiple reviews mentioned that it produces outstanding quality prints, it's good-looking but heavy and bulky.

95
Reviews
143 Reviews + 2 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Ricoh C250SF has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 85%, based on 143 reviews.

Expert Reviews Best Buy
itpro.co.uk Value for Money
Ricoh 407523 SP C250SF Color Laser MFP Reviews
Ricoh 407523 SP C250SF Color Laser MFP Reviews

The cheapest price that we could find for the C250SF in the US is $242.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

Searching for prices in the UK
Sorry, no matching prices found.
1 Year Warranty
$242.99
Go to Store
Out of stock
$366.32
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
2 Prices from 2 Stores | $242.99
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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Ricoh Laser Printer?
Is Ricoh the Best Laser Printer Brand?
What Do the Ricoh Laser Printer Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Ricoh Laser Printers Received?
How Reliable Are Ricoh Laser Printers?
What is the Best High End Ricoh Laser Printer?
What is the Best Budget Choice Ricoh Laser Printer?

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