David Stone is an award-winning freelance writer and computer industry consultant. Excellent text and better graphics and photos than most. A closer look showed that the results for the two printers were essentially identical, file for file, except for two files printed from Adobe Acrobat. See the printers mentioned here, side by side. Some files take longer to print over a network than over a USB connection.

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Ricoh has not yet been able to explain this puzzling performance.

Ricoh Aficio AP410N Workgroup Laser Printer

To get it working, we had to turn off the DHCP feature in the printer and enter the addresses manually. More than half of our test fonts were easily readable at 4 points; graphics are good enough for most business uses, especially if you’re willing to tweak the driver settings; and photos are more than good enough for client newsletters and the like.

His more than 30 years of experience in writing about science and technology includes a ricoj than year concentration on If you have done that, it’s worth noting that the APN costs less than the AP with its network option. Performance was good, but not as good as we ricob.

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That makes it a less likely choice for a home office, unless you’ve set up a wired network at home and want to print from more than one computer. Become a fan of PCMag.


Don’t let the slower-than-expected speeds overshadow that those results are still impressive both for the price and for a printer with an engine rated at 28 pages per minute. The Best Password Managers of Creating one strong password that you can remember is hard enough; doing Doesn’t offer quite the speed that it promises.

See the printers mentioned here, side by side. More laser printer reviews: David Stone is an award-winning freelance writer and computer industry consultant.

More important, it offers the right level of performance and output quality to serve as a small-office monochrome workhorse printer. The Ricoh Aficio APN offers fast performance and better output quality than most rricoh lasers, although it’s only on a par with the AP, despite a faster processor and more memory. In practice, however, our tests say otherwise. High quality scores for a monochrome laser.

For anyone who prints lots of high-quality text documents at home, such as a salesperson who needs to bring customized printed information to prospects, that makes it a good alternative to aficoi AP as a network printer. Physical setup is easy, requiring little more than installing the one toner cartridge.

The total time for the ppm TallyGenicom Intelliprint n was 7: We ran into a minor problem with network installation, however.

As tested, it can hold an ample sheets in its paper drawer and another in a multipurpose tray, so you can easily feed rjcoh different kinds of paper. According to Ricoh, that should translate into roughly a 20 percent performance boost, which makes good sense in theory. Not surprisingly, the APN’s output is essentially identical to the AP’s, with an excellent rating for text and a good rating for graphics and photos.

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Input capacity is suitably large for wficio workhorse printer. David is also an expert in imaging technologies including printers, monitors, large-screen displays, projectors, scanners, and digital camerasstorage both magnetic and opticaland word processing.

The APN also has a faster processor and more memory.

riclh We wouldn’t have looked at the APN separately from the AP if the added network port were the only difference. We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Many are good enough to mistake for true photo quality at a quick glance. Excellent text and better graphics and photos than most.

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Some files take longer to print over a network than over a USB connection. About the Author M. 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.

He is a recognized expert on printers, well known within the industry, and has been a judge for the Hewlett-Packard HP Invent Awards.