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Should You Buy a Ricoh Laser Printer?

Updated 02 January 2020 by Matthew
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Ricoh is one of the most popular laser printer brands as well as being well known for its camcorders, digital cameras and projectors.

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 660+ laser printers by objectively and impartially analysing over 4,200 user and expert reviews and 60+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Ricoh are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular laser printers. Their laser printers start at $30 for the C261SFNw which has a print speed of 21ppm and is a 2400 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 $972.

Ricoh are recognised for their good selection of mid-range 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. 3 best laser printer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Ricoh is the 3rd best laser printer brand out there.

#1
United States
95%
95%
108 reviews
#2
HP
United States
90%
90%
1,199 reviews
#3
81%
81%
123 reviews
#4
OKI
80%
80%
10 reviews
#5
South Korea
80%
80%
1,391 reviews
#6
Japan
78%
78%
300 reviews
#7
78%
78%
118 reviews
#8
69%
69%
1 review
#9
United States
68%
68%
2 reviews
#10
Japan
67%
67%
0 reviews
#11
Pantum
59%
59%
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

Ricoh have better reviews than the typical laser printer brand, with the average rating of a Ricoh laser printer being 76%.

The average review score for a Ricoh laser printer is 76%.

There's a smaller selection of Ricoh laser printers available compared to other laser printer brands, with only 14 Ricoh laser printers currently on the market in the US. Ricoh laser printers also tend to be more expensive than most other laser printer brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$531
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $5,899
Price Distribution of All Laser Printers
No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$972
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $3,699
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
4
4 stars
8
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Ricoh logo

User Reviews

5 stars
66
4 stars
20
3 stars
5
2 stars
2
1 star
6
Ricoh has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its laser printers than most other laser printer brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 80% of expert reviews and 87% of user reviews for Ricoh laser printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 80% and 85% respectively across all Laser Printer brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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 Canon Xerox Samsung Lexmark Ricoh
PC Mag logo
74%
11 reviews
71%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
75%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
itpro.co.uk logo
100%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
computershopper.com logo
70%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
73%
3 reviews
PC Welt.de logo
74%
1 review
79%
1 review
74%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
69%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
70%
1 review
73%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
Digital Versus logo
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Techradar logo
90%
3 reviews
90%
3 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
90%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
86%
1 review
pcworld.pl logo
57%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
CNET.com logo
71%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
alphr.com logo
100%
1 review
67%
1 review
83%
1 review
83%
1 review
in.pcmag.com logo
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
PC Advisor.co.uk logo
63%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
Mac World logo
60%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
66%
15 reviews
55%
3 reviews
74%
10 reviews
67%
7 reviews
58%
3 reviews
42%
2 reviews
Average
75%
54 reviews
71%
37 reviews
80%
30 reviews
76%
27 reviews
73%
17 reviews
75%
15 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 given to 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 Canon Xerox Samsung Lexmark Ricoh
buyerslab.com logo
2
2
4
2
itpro.co.uk logo
1
3
2
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
1
2
computershopper.com logo
2
1
2
betterbuys.com logo
4
PC Mag logo
3
1
alphr.com logo
1
1
techgearlab.com logo
2
PC Welt.de logo
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
hardware.info logo
1
in.pcmag.com logo
1
Digital Versus logo
1
altomdata.dk logo
1
conowego.pl logo
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
pcworld.pl logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
Other Expert Sites
2
2
1
Total
14
7
13
8
8
7

How Reliable Are Ricoh Laser Printers?

We checked over 4,200 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Ricoh laser printers. 10 of these reviews that 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

does as expected seem strongly made
amazon.co.uk
so far has been reliable
Bhphotovideo.com

What is the Best Budget Choice Ricoh Laser Printer?

Ricoh C250FWB

$242.99
Overstock
Ricoh C250FWB
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Ricoh C250FWB
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 87 the Ricoh C250FWB 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 low price. Our review analysis indicates that it produces outstanding quality prints, it's strong and durable but heavy, and bulky.

96
Reviews
93 Reviews + 2 Awards
87
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Ricoh C250FWB has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 85%, based on 93 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 C250FWB in the US is $242.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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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 Budget Choice Ricoh Laser Printer?

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