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Review of Ricoh Aficio MP C3003SP and MP C2551 Multifunction Printers

Ricoh – the Company

Ricoh provides products and solutions that help their customers achieve success. They are the leader in office automation. They provide hardware and software. They also provide consulting and document services.

Why purchase a Ricoh Photocopier?

These copiers have been used by many businesses through the years. They have now evolved into multifunction printers that are the perfect solution for the dynamic working environment. They have four functions – copy, print, scan and fax. This machine streamlines office processes so workers can save time. Each unit is made from environment-friendly parts and is packed with security features.

Aficio MP C3003SP

The MP C3003SP transforms your office productivity with its colour capability. It improves workflow efficiency with its fast printing speeds. It prints in high quality. It has comprehensive paper handling features. Take advantage of sophisticated colour management features. It delivers top-quality output and terrific colour matching functionality.

Features & Benefits

It gives high quality images and versatile paper handling functionality. It is fast and productive and has impressive finishing options. It is environmentally responsible too.



  • 19 seconds warm up time
  • 999 multiple copies
  • 300 dpi
  • 7.1 seconds first colour output speed
  • 4.6 seconds black and white first output speed
  • 30 ppm continuous output speed in full colour
  • 30 ppm continuous output speed in black and white
  • 25-400% zoom
  • 1.5 GB standard memory
  • 250 GB HDD
  • A6-A4
  • Dry electrostatic transfer system


The price of this unit is not widely advertised. Request for a quote that includes VAT. You should also be clear about other charges such as shipping/delivery and installation. Inquire about a comprehensive repairs and maintenance contract as this can be very expensive in the future when your machine breaks down.

Aficio MP C2551

Today’s businesses want a colour machine but with an affordable price tag. This is not a problem with the MP C2551. Other offices are concerned about space and how their device will impact the environment. This is also not a problem with this model. It provides high-performance while being eco-friendly. It has professional colour capabilities and advanced workflow technology. It has a space-saving design. It can handle A3 papers.

Features & Benefits

This is a high-quality, cost-efficient colour multifunctional. It has a fast printing speed. Optional fax is available. Its eco-friendly technology saves energy. Its advanced features simplify office workflows so you save time, money and space. Its enhanced security protects your sensitive data.



  • Dry, electrostatic transfer system
  • 25 cpm in full colour
  • 25 cpm in black and white
  • 999 multiple copies
  • 22 seconds warm up time
  • 9.2 seconds first output speed in colour; 6.3 seconds in black and white
  • 600 dpi
  • A6-A3
  • 25-400% zoom
  • 650 sheets max paper output capacity


This model is priced around £5,700 depending on the supplier. Request for a complete quote that includes VAT, shipping/delivery and installation charges. You should also review the maintenance and repairs contract to avoid expensive charges should your equipment experience any problems.

An accredited supplier will have trained engineers by the brand so find one. They will be able to troubleshoot your equipment quickly in case it breaks down.

Choose a vendor that has in-house engineers instead of one relying on a third-party service. You may need to schedule an appointment with third-party engineers resulting to a longer downtime on your part.

Running Costs

Paper and other media plus ink cartridges/toners will take up most of your monthly budget so try to buy in bulk if you can to save on costs. Membership cards will give you further discounts and perks. You should also sign up for mail shots so you can be updated when there are sales or free shipping.