Feeds
65%
Ricoh Aficio GX 3000S

Ricoh Aficio GX 3000S

Quick dry ink, the fast print solution?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Reducing security risks from open source software

Review The main problem with shoehorning inkjet printers and all-in-ones into the office environment is the time it takes for the ink to dry. Faster drying ink means higher print speeds, so Ricoh’s Gelsprinter technology that utilises gel-based inks, is designed to offer high-speed documents, with the benefits of the large colour gamut of liquid ink.

Ricoh Aficio GX 3000S

High and dry: Ricoh's Aficio GX 3000S

Ricoh’s Gelsprinters made a rather stuttering launch onto the inkjet printer scene, as they required a firmware update soon after launch, which held back the first production samples. Now more established, Ricoh is still not the first company you think of when considering an inkjet all-in-one. The Aficio GX 3000S is a full multi-function printer, offering scanning and copying, as well as print, but without fax or photo print functions.

You could be forgiven for thinking this is a laser-based machine, since it has a large footprint and is much higher off the desk than even other office-oriented inkjets. Although it has with a substantial inkjet printhead to move across the platen, it still seems unnecessarily tall.

The simple, A4 flatbed scanner has a colour resolution of just 300dpi, or 600dpi when scanning monochrome. There’s no Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), which is a shame, given the machine is aimed at office use, but this feature does appear on the GX 3000SF and the GX 3050SFN.

More of a shame is the fact that there’s no fax, even though the control panel includes a number pad for dialling. However, if the on-line PDF brochure, rather than the UK website is to be believed, the GX 3000SF and the GX 3050SFN are equipped with fax functions.

Ricoh Aficio GX 3000S

Taller than most, for no good reason that we can see

The pad does enable you to e-mail scanned images across a network to any of 120 different stored addresses, but only if you add the optional Ethernet adapter. The Aficio GX 3000S comes as standard with just USB.

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

More from The Register

next story
Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax
Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party?
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.