Ricoh SP100e Mono Laser Printer -  @ eBuyer £19.98 (£26.68 delivered) EXPIRE
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Ricoh SP100e Mono Laser Printer - @ eBuyer £19.98 (£26.68 delivered) EXPIRE

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Found 4th Feb 2013
PLEASE EXPIRE - PRICE HAS INCREASED

Disposable laser printer back in stock...

Cheapest it's been. Toner is pricey but if you want to try a laser it's as cheap as you'll get one. Been in and out of stock several times. Hurry - 1 per customer.

The Aficio™ SP100e is an affordable and stylish desktop black and white A4 laser printer. Its simplicity makes it ideal for a personal user who wants to utilise Ricoh’s market leading technology.

Features:
13 page per minute A4 mono laser printer
Compact & Stylish design
Fast first print out at less than 13 seconds
16Mb for swift digital printing
Up to 1200 x 600 dpi equivalent resolution
50 sheet standard paper capacity
High speed USB 2 connectivity
Windows compatible
Ricoh reliability with target volume of 300 pages per month
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No Mac driver....:(
Edited by: "happy1" 4th Feb 2013
happy1

No Mac driver....:(

Won't a mac just install it as a generic laser?
Do you have this printer? Is it user-friendly? Would it be OK for my father-in-low who is not really a computer geek? How long would the provided toner last?
Sorry for so many questions
Doesn't work with Linux
Banned
craigstephens

Won't a mac just install it as a generic laser?



what do you think?
Looks good, but £6 postage sours the deal. Any vouchers/promo codes anyone?
Original Poster
Starter toner is good for 500 pages.

ricoh.co.uk/pro…ion
How much is the toner, and how does it handle not being used for a month or 2 at a time? I rarely print, and my ink cartridges get clogged up, is laser a better idea?
just received my cable for this today ordered mine last couple of weeks ago received printer last Thursday & used it to print today and it works practically out the box all you do is pop the cd in install the drivers plug in the cables and away you go simples anyone can do it yes delivery is steep but much cheaper than buying printer toner
Original Poster
paully

How much is the toner, and how does it handle not being used for a month … How much is the toner, and how does it handle not being used for a month or 2 at a time? I rarely print, and my ink cartridges get clogged up, is laser a better idea?

It is the advantage of a laser if you don't print often
Original Poster
Some indication that cheap toner will be available...

uk.alibaba.com/pro…tml
not sure if the toner can be refilled diy?
Might wait for the cheap toner then!
IamMT

Some indication that cheap toner will be … Some indication that cheap toner will be available...http://uk.alibaba.com/product/622484525-NEW-HOT-Selling-Compatible-Ricoh-SP100.html



Just want to know how long they been around for, since ebay are not selling them yet.
Toner cost is around 80GBP for a 4000 page cartridge, making it cheaper to run per page than any Epson, Lexmark, Canon or HP w/originals. 2p per page is market beating for standard business printing.
Toner cost £59.99 GBP for this model...........1200 page,
Edited by: "Da11as" 4th Feb 2013
Don't forget TCB or Quidco
Da11as

Toner cost £59.99 GBP for this model...........1200 page,



That toner is for he SP100, will it work with the SP100e?

Thanks
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Sentorious

That toner is for he SP100, will it work with the SP100e?Thanks

may as well by 4 printers for that yield the cost would be les
cant by more than 1 at a time= pooooo, STILL GOOD FIND IM SURE YOU WILL FIND CHEAPER TONER SOMEWHERE.
Edited by: "saversaurus" 5th Feb 2013

may as well by 4 printers for that yield the cost would be les



Why not just buy a decent laser for £50 you can get clone 2500 page cartridges for £20 ? Then you just have a decent printer that lasts for years and costs next to nothing to run. You want a Dell Laser or Samsung. Dell are rebadged Samsung anyway.


Edited by: "alera" 6th Feb 2013

I ordered 3 last time around to get free delivery = £20 each landed.

I haven't used the printer in anger yet but it's a substantial, solid device, I've run a few test pages through and the print is fine.

I don't know yet if I'll move the other 2 printers on or it makes sense to take the toners out as spares.

It's looking cheaper these days to buy a new printer on offer than a replacement ink/toner. Ridiculous.
It's a pretty stupid way of buying a consumable item to be honest. With the toner stripped out from 3 printers you get around 1500 pages from a very low end printer. you can buy a decent laser printer with a clone 2500 page toner for around £10 more for a total of 3000 ish pages. in effect half the price per page. I guess people are just stupid and don't think about these things properly.

Edited by: "alera" 8th Feb 2013
Original Poster
alera

It's a pretty stupid way of buying a consumable item to be honest. With … It's a pretty stupid way of buying a consumable item to be honest. With the toner stripped out from 3 printers you get around 1500 pages from a very low end printer. you can buy a decent laser printer with a clone 2500 page toner for around £10 more for a total of 3000 ish pages. in effect half the price per page. I guess people are just stupid and don't think about these things properly.

Hi, any suggestions was thinking of a Dell 1250C...
If you can get the cheap clone cartridges on eBay go for it. I got a dell they are basically rebadged samsung.

600 pages on the starter toner, 2500 pages on the clone which cost £20. I picked up 2 of the printers from ebuyer a couple of years ago for 50 quid. Sold on one of them for 50 quid so basically free printer and very cheap per page printed.
Dell / Samsung are decent printers as well.
Edited by: "alera" 9th Feb 2013
Has anyone had theirs delivered yet? I ordered mine a week ago and its still a no show
Well I'll be blown sideways.. I've only just had it delivered 5 minutes after posting the last comment.
Is anybody else have installing problems? I'm getting "Printer driver was not installed. Operation could not be completed"?
YES.. only download the driver from the cd for a new printer.. I had to uninstall then do it again. Then you can download the manual.
KERMITZBITZ

YES.. only download the driver from the cd for a new printer.. I had to … YES.. only download the driver from the cd for a new printer.. I had to uninstall then do it again. Then you can download the manual.



Thanks
I had smoke coming out of mine today. Is that a feature or should I be worried?
Original Poster
ziezou

I had smoke coming out of mine today. Is that a feature or should I be … I had smoke coming out of mine today. Is that a feature or should I be worried?

I'd get a replacemnet (after taking the toner out)
IamMT

I'd get a replacemnet (after taking the toner out)



Would they not expect the toner to be sent back as well?
ziezou

I had smoke coming out of mine today. Is that a feature or should I be … I had smoke coming out of mine today. Is that a feature or should I be worried?



Lol what a waste of your time and ebuyers time, I thought ebuyer would know how laser printers work.

The smoke you see is a mixture of steam and heat/smoke as laser printers work by electrostatic charge. The laser causes a loss of charge on the drum, toner is attracted to this lost charge, it is then transferred to the paper by the transfer roller. Finally the toner is bonded into the paper fibres by the fuser, this uses a combination of pressure and heat to fuse the toner.

Steam is due to a high moisture content in the paper.

Your replacement printer will do the same thing, more expensive printers have a better designed fan and filter system to disguard the so called smoke........
It’s a concept printer, that’s all. The make quality and most of all the tech guys are awful

I would have a play with this unit but from 300 to 500 prints from the starter cartridge I would max that out in test and play so that’s one for the skip. 1000 - 1200 cartridges are not much use either due to costs and are very standard when buying a new laser printer these days

If it was me I would look at Amazon and EBay from toner costs and work out PPS (pence per sheet), now watch it as it based on 5% coverage i.e. that’s an average uncomplicated letter, no graphics, logos or pictures, just text. The laws have now changed as this was so complex there’s now an IOS document that all quotes must be based on, one ISO print = one page print count

BIG toner costs big money; leading makes are now 7k (7000) prints and cost 150+ but do the maths
Tip how much you really print, really. Not one off batch of 20 or 50, say each day or week, multiply that by 52 and see, then you see the target toner you need

Say 10 a week that’s 500, but really you do 25, maybe kids homework so near 40 generally with bits and bobs and most of all remember reprints, we all do it and forget that adds to the print count

So what I suggest is; if you print 20 so call it 30 in case, a bit over is fine that now that is 1500 a year, so you need a toner each year, what is that cost the toners costs

Drivers, I would go for Windows Xp at the least if older unit, but now should be all Windows 7 and cover 64 bit versions, note some have all in one drivers or universal drivers these days, they are fine in leading manufactures

If you MAC treble check compatibility as you should re iPad or air print etc

Another thing to look at is energy consumption, running vs. stand by vs. sleep, it all costs, again do the maths

Tip here if the software will allow to be changed the default sleep activation is 3 or 5 minutes general, change it to 1 or some will go less, as your not going to print like in an office and each few watts saved each prints means pounds come end of the year, so set the unit up well and correctly. I would rather wait 10 seconds longer each print that pay £25/30 more on electric for nothing

A printer in sleep mode runs as example at 0.08 watts costs say 56p per month if not used, so work it out if you are stand by at 36w do the maths easy couple quids wasted there. Lok some printers will run at 0.02 watts sleep

See here useful take it as a rough guide, I used 12 pence per electric unit as a guide, with 700 hours in a month, averages

ukpower.co.uk/too…ty/

This is only a rough guide, and take it all on face value and check it out for yourself and decide, don’t just take my work for it

Side note Ink jets are cheap to run, simply no heading up or hot stuff running. In this world heat and light cost money i.e. electricity. Now ink stinks, check out the costs some replacement inks cost £8 for 200 prints so that’s a whopping 4p a print at 5% / ISO so you do a graphic say postcard size that’s more like 8p plus for that print out, hope you not find a mistake and need to re print as that print then really costs you 16p, and courts as 4 or 6 prints worth, see how it all works?

Remember this is all mono print, not colour, when you go colour its gets funky and complex. These watch outs information and tips are the same just follow the same and your see the truth vs what looks good

How do I install this im having a nightmare?
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