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    Desktop Color All in one

    Hey copy techs...i'm looking for some advice from yall.

    I've been looking for a good all-in-one color desktop to give to my customers...I am not a ricoh dealer but i sell all ricoh equipment. In the years past it was either an all in one b&w (like a 171 or 201) or if you wanted color and be able to have all the functionalities you would have to jump up to a big boy (the smallest being like a mp c2500). Well not everyone has money or space obviously for a big machine and most just want a desktop color all in one.

    So i started trying out the sp c242sf and i HATE them....i don't want to put that in someones office period.

    So...i am not stuck on ricoh, it can be any brand. But does anyone recommend a solid color all in one desktop printer between the size of a spc242sf and an sp c420?? Thanks!


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    Re: Desktop Color All in one

    I agree the SPC range are awfull, they are not even made by Ricoh!

    The MPC305 is a good little box or the later version MPC306.

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    Re: Desktop Color All in one

    Quote Originally Posted by copier tech View Post
    I agree the SPC range are awfull, they are not even made by Ricoh!

    The MPC305 is a good little box or the later version MPC306.
    Hey thanks man! Ill definitely check it out...upon first glance this looks like exactly what i am looking for.

    You have good experience with those fusers?? Fuser parts look like the most expensive thing about that machine


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    Re: Desktop Color All in one

    Fusers are fine no real issues. The fuser gears were failing prematurely on early models but Ricoh modified the gears so dont see this issue much.

    You can rebuild the fuser or replace the complete unit.

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    Re: Desktop Color All in one

    look at the Kyocera\Copystar Ecosys M6535 Great little unit. cant beat Kyocera warranty on parts pm kit is 300k up to 600k depending on the models.


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    Re: Desktop Color All in one

    Quote Originally Posted by itchyfinger@att.net View Post
    look at the Kyocera\Copystar Ecosys M6535 Great little unit. cant beat Kyocera warranty on parts pm kit is 300k up to 600k depending on the models.

    How is the color output quality on this unit?


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    Re: Desktop Color All in one

    I've been doing this over 14 years, and the most problematic machines we've ever had to support or work on have been small all-in-one color machines. The Kyocera 306ci may be a little too big for what you're wanting, but they have proven to be pretty reliable small color machines for us. The only issue with these have been the black drum leaving dots - but like itchyfinger said, Kyocera has a great warranty program.



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    Re: Desktop Color All in one

    I can suggest you the Konica Minolta Bizhub C3351. If you want only black and white, I think that bizhub 4050 is interesting.


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    Re: Desktop Color All in one

    The Konica C3351 has been a good runner for me. The C3110 is decent too.


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    Re: Desktop Color All in one

    Genuinely surprised to hear people liking the C3351. I refuse to sell desktop Konica Minolta machines, due to the horrendous C35 (and Magicolors...). I've been working on several BH4050's (made by Lexmark), and am thoroughly unimpressed. The few C3350s and C3351's that I have worked on seem like they just slapped new covers on the C35 without addressing the underlying issues (same scanner drive belt? seriously?).

    I'm not sure what I would recommend, unfortunately, but I can't say I've had good experience with desktop KM's.


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