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    Aficio MP 501, How good is it?


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    Aficio MP 501, How good is it?

    have a good day all of you

    I want to ask a question

    How did you like the MP 501?

    I appreciate your opinion because we are about to say if we buy these teams.

    thank you very much

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    Re: Aficio MP 501, How good is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by MIGUELMARCHENA View Post
    have a good day all of you

    I want to ask a question

    How did you like the MP 501?

    I appreciate your opinion because we are about to say if we buy these teams.

    thank you very much
    Ricoh moved on to a new LED system for writing on the drums. These machines can do few 100ks on them but I have experienced early drum failures couple of times. Especially in environments where print density is darker......

    SP5210 were a different beast...
    If it works, don't touch it.

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    Re: Aficio MP 501, How good is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by CopyBats View Post
    Ricoh moved on to a new LED system for writing on the drums. These machines can do few 100ks on them but I have experienced early drum failures couple of times. Especially in environments where print density is darker......

    SP5210 were a different beast...
    So to follow up on this, what do you mean by "SP5210 were a different beast", is that a good thing or a bad thing? The LED system seems to be a good thing.

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    Re: Aficio MP 501, How good is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by anothertech View Post
    So to follow up on this, what do you mean by "SP5210 were a different beast", is that a good thing or a bad thing? The LED system seems to be a good thing.
    SP5210 were a workhorse. I had several at 500k + and 1-2 that reached a million.

    LED use power less but If you don't have access to good prices on the drum units, they're not worth it
    If it works, don't touch it.

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    Aficio MP 501, How good is it?

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    Re: Aficio MP 501, How good is it?

    It's not a real Ricoh machine, it's a Kyocera with a Ricoh labels, operation panel and SP Modes. You can use most Kyo spare parts, maintenance kits etc. In Germany, the Kyo parts are much cheaper compared to Ricoh parts.

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    Re: Aficio MP 501, How good is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by terramobil View Post
    It's not a real Ricoh machine, it's a Kyocera with a Ricoh labels, operation panel and SP Modes. You can use most Kyo spare parts, maintenance kits etc. In Germany, the Kyo parts are much cheaper compared to Ricoh parts.
    Truth. Not my favorite. The consumables are very difficult to change (Fuser, pcu, dev unit) and they do not last anywhere near their rated life. And the controller board requires a contortionist to remove when it fails as it's a Ricoh part shoe horned into the Kyocera frame.

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    Re: Aficio MP 501, How good is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by terramobil View Post
    It's not a real Ricoh machine, it's a Kyocera with a Ricoh labels, operation panel and SP Modes. You can use most Kyo spare parts, maintenance kits etc. In Germany, the Kyo parts are much cheaper compared to Ricoh parts.
    This is good to know.

    What Kyo model consumables do you use on this Ricoh MP 501? and are they a stright swap or do they need a mod etc?

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