Funny that Xante is now using the same line with the their new color laser envelope press named IMPRESSA which happens to be OEM'd by Ricoh. I'm guessing Xante may be ending the relationship with Okidata? If that's the case I can see why, I've seen two placements of Xante's Illumina (Okidata engine) and both print shops abandoned the systems because they couldn't find a reliable service organization to service the product properly. Enough on Xante.
I fell in love with the first generation model which was the Ricoh C811DN and then the second gen which was the Ricoh C821DN and I'm thinking the Ricoh C831DN will be the color laser printer of choice where users need excellent quality, variety of media than can be used, reliability and backed by a powerful dealer service network.
Actually there are two models to choose from, the SPC830DN (45 page per minute print speed) and the SPC831DM (55 page per minute print speed). To keep this simple we're going to concentrate on the specs for the Ricoh SPC831DN.
The Specs at a Glance:
- 55 page per minute print speed for black and color
- 1 GHz CPU
- 512MB RAM & 250GB Hard Drive
- Standard Auto Duplexing (two sided printing)
- 1,200 sheet paper supply with two trays @ 550 sheets and one tray @ 100 sheets
- 4.3 inch color touch screen display
- Warm up 25 seconds or less
- Max DPI resolution is 1200x1200
- Standard Adobe PS 3, PDF Direct Print, PCL6 and PCL 5. Optional IPDS
- 12x18 media through the by-pass and 12" x 49.6" for banners
- 2,000 sheet large capacity tray (accepts letter size only)
- Paper Feed unit with 2 X550 sheet paper trays (accepts letter to ledger)
- 1,200 sheet side large paper tray (accepts letter only)
- Cabinet for paper and supply storage (used only with stand base system)
- 550 sheet paper tray (accepts letter to ledger) used in conjunction with caster table
- 2,000 sheet booklet finisher with 2/3 hole punch option
- 3,000 sheet finisher with optional 2/3 hole punch option
- Jogger unit (which taps pages in the 3,000 sheet finisher shift tray. So if you're in need of doing some off line binding, the jogger unit is a must!
- 4 Bin Mail box will add four additional outsource trays for prints, this feature allows users to print to their own paper exit tray.