Top-notch print productivity, outstanding reliability and superior network attributes have placed the Ricoh Aficio MP 2852SP a step above the competition and earned it a Winter 2012 “Pick” award for Outstanding 21- to 30-ppm Monochrome MFP. “BLI put this device through its paces and it proved to be an outstanding performer, receiving high marks in nearly all categories evaluated,” said David Sweetnam, head of Research and Lab Services for BLI’s UK laboratory.
The device, as tested with the standard GW controller, produced job stream test results that were among the best of the competitive group. “This means that the device will be highly productive in real-world office environments in which multiple jobs are sent to the device at once during busy times of the day,” noted Sweetnam. Featuring a compact footprint that makes it well suited to office environments where space is at a premium, the Aficio MP 2852SP also had first-copy times that are the fastest for competitive models tested.
Further helping to earn this model a place in the winner’s circle is its near flawless reliability. The Aficio SP 2852SP completed BLI’s demanding 100,000-impression durability test with only a single misfeed and no service required. While receiving high marks for all aspects of connectivity, the device’s excellent feedback to workstations, which includes bidirectional feedback from the drivers regarding errors, such as paper misfeeds or other error conditions, was particularly noteworthy. Easy to manage and use, the device produced well above average toner and impressions-per-gram yields.
“We are delighted to have once again invented a product that is capable of providing fast speed and extreme reliability to our customers to meet their daily business needs,” said Tony Muroiwa, general manager of Product & Solution Marketing for Ricoh Asia Pacific. “We are glad that the strengths of our MP 2852SP have been testified and endorsed by BLI. It is not just another multifunctional for a normal office environment, but a highly versatile workhorse for those eco-conscious companies looking to reduce their overall carbon footprint.”