Ricoh SP150 Laser Jet Printer
Stylish home or small office print and MFP solution
– Easy to use with up to 22ppm mono output
– All in one toner cartridges system for ease of use
– User friendly Virtual Operation Panel (VOP) operation via desktop or smart app device
RICOH SP150 LASERJET PRINTER
The Ricoh didn’t hang about in our printer tests, producing the first page of our letter test in just 10 seconds, and completing the full 25 pages at more than 20 pages per minute (ppm). Graphics printing was also quick, with our more complex test completing at 15ppm. Photocopies were reasonably fast at 15 seconds, although the results were a little dark. Scans were comparatively slow, especially at low resolutions. An A4 preview took 29 seconds, while scanning the same page at either 150 or 300 dots per inch (dpi) took 32 seconds. Conversely, at the maximum available 1,200dpi it took just over a minute to capture a 6×4″ photo, which is actually quite competitive.
We can’t fault the SP 150SUw’s print quality. Text was predictably black and crisp, but graphics were also cleanly rendered with minimal banding – a bugbear of many cheap lasers. Even photos were reasonably good, possibly thanks to the printer’s claimed 1,200x600dpi maximum resolution. Scan quality was less impressive. The TWAIN scan interface lacks an easy auto exposure feature, and without manual tweaking we found that office documents were underexposed, allowing white paper to take on a blue tint. The default settings work much better for photos, which were captured with realistic colour and displayed surprisingly good dynamic range, but they weren’t as sharply focused as we’d like