If you generally print at 10 and 12 points, the SP SF will give you acceptable output for most business needs, but don’t plan to use it for anything with small fonts, or for any desktop publishing application that needs to look fully professional. David is also an expert in imaging technologies including printers, moni Scans to and faxes from a PC. Although a confirmed generalist, with writing credits on subjects as varied as ape language experiments, politics, quantum physics, and an overview of a top company in the gaming industry. Other Ricoh All-in-One Printers.

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Aficio SP 1000SF

More than half the fonts in our test suite were easily readable at 6 points, with some easily readable at 5 points, and two highly stylized fonts with thick 1000wf needing 20 points. A picture isn’t worth 1, words if it doesn’t tell you what you need to know. There’s also an additional, unusual step. Hint to printer manufacturers: More important, the actual speed timed with QualityLogic’s hardware and software, www.

Unfortunately, very similar to is not the same thing as identical. Because I was on a test PC that I could reformat and start over with if something went wrong, I took a chance and told Windows to go through the automatic installation. The similarly priced MF, by contrast, took just 7: And a good feature set doesn’t translate here to good performance.

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The slow speed might have been acceptable if the SP SF made up for it with, say, superb output quality, but it doesn’t. I also ran across a few minor issues.

Without them I had no idea whether this was supposed to happen Ricoh says it wasand whether or not to cancel the wizard, knowing that it might be necessary to run it, but also knowing that with some AIOs letting it run could cause problems.

So why is the choice there? Scans to and faxes from a PC. Alas, not so much.

David Stone is an award-winning 1000sff writer and computer industry consultant. PCMag zp products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links. David is also an expert in imaging technologies including printers, moni Check, check, and check. Fifty-page automatic document feeder ADF for handling multipage documents, sheet input tray, printing from and scanning to a USB key?

The quick-start page consists almost entirely of numbered line drawings I counted a grand total of three words of text whose meanings aren’t all entirely obvious. More Multi-Function Printer Reviews: However, only three fonts qualified as well 1000sg at 6 points, and three couldn’t qualify as well formed even at 20 points, including one that you might use in typical business output.

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Ricoh Aficio SP SF Review & Rating |

The result is an AIO with a highly attractive set of features but far less than ideal execution. This is a case where written 1000fs could have helped. Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The Best Printers of Standalone copier and fax. Scans to and prints from USB key. Fastest Mobile Networks If it were a lot less expensive it would be worth considering.

But with the Canon MF delivering notably better speed and quality for the same price, there’s simply no good argument to recommend it.

If you generally print at 10 and 12 points, the SP SF will give you acceptable output for most business needs, but don’t plan to use it for anything with small fonts, or for any desktop publishing application that needs to look fully professional.