Ricoh’s quest for the holy grail of energy efficiency is recognized by no fewer than four BLI “Outstanding Achievement” awards, for models ranging in speed from 20 ppm to 45 ppm. With an energy cost 62% lower than average, the Ricoh Aficio MP C300SR has the lowest projected annual energy consumption rate for mid-size workgroup models in the A4 colour MFP category. Next in line for BLI’s laurels is the copier-based 20-ppm Ricoh Aficio MP C2051 MFP, with energy costs 44% lower than average. Its sister units, the 35-ppm Ricoh Aficio MP C3501 and 45-ppm Ricoh Aficio MP C4501/C4501A, both exhibited energy consumption rates 52% below average.
Each award-winning Ricoh model exhibited faster than average recovery times from daytime and overnight sleep, and toner yields for all colours greatly exceeded their rated yields. Ricoh enables users to remain highly productive while being environmentally responsible, with duplex speeds that, unlike with competitive units, keep up with simplex speeds. Remarkably, the MP C4501 speeds up when duplex printing and the MP C2051 speeds up when duplex printing and copying. And all four models come with a range of environmentally friendly features, including an auto-colour mode, N-up mode and job review and proof modes—all of which help to reduce paper and toner consumption.
“It’s an honour to be certified as a superior provider for environmentally responsible office devices with four of our MFPs receiving the excellent energy efficiency award from BLI, said Tony Muroiwa, General Manager of Product & Solution Marketing for Ricoh Asia Pacific. “We are very motivated to receive this recognition as our effort in attaining high productivity and efficiency for our customers without compromising the environment in every product that we create has been paid off. We will continue to strive to offer high quality and environmental-friendly multifunctionals that help to enhance our customers’ daily business life.”