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Aficio GX 3000S Driver

And Ricoh has built the machine to high standards - it's a chunky unit Aficio GX 3000S shouldn't suffer from any knocks and has a quoted duty cycle of up to 10, pages per month. The internals of the GX work in much the same way as an inkjet: The print head Aficio GX 3000S is huge by inkjet standards - at In practice, this means it's possible to put more gel on the page in one go, which makes, theoretically at least, for a faster printer.

But our tests revealed that the GX is some way off Ricoh's official speed claim of 29ppm.


Our standard page mono document finished printing in 4mins 47secs, or 11ppm. Changing the driver Aficio GX 3000S from Speed Priority to Quality Priority dropped the speed yet further to 6ppm. This is simple and very effective, but it can also be quite slow, since the ink doesn't dry instantly. Not only does this slow down the process, but it's all too easy for print to be smudged.

Ricoh has spent many years developing an alternative to inkjet technology. The new Aficios replace ink with a pigment-based gel.

Because this is of a similar level of viscosity to wine, it doesn't run and soak into the paper like normal ink. Instead, it sits on top of the paper and Aficio GX 3000S very quickly - almost the instant that it hits the page.

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Not only can the Aficio GX 3000S work more quickly, but it should theoretically be less prone to smudging and blurring than with traditional ink-based printers. The Aficio GX is a photo printer posing as a business model - it's aimed at the wrong market.

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Office users would be well advised to set their sights on a laser printer instead - these have far more reliable paper feed mechanisms, and if you want any kind of quality they're faster and offer better prints than the Ricoh printers. The height is Aficio GX 3000S down to the bulky print heads, sitting on top of a paper path which takes paper from a sheet main tray.

Rollers turn it through degrees, HP-style, so pages exit to a paper tray which pulls out from the front of the machine. The control panel is a bit right-hand Aficio GX 3000S, with a number pad to the right of the main scan and copy controls, which themselves sit in front of a 2-line by character, backlit LCD display. The biggest question mark is over print quality.

In our tests, colours lacked the vibrancy of inkjets and even most new colour laser printers, making the GX lacklustre for DTP and document printing. Photo output was very second-rate, especially in terms of colour accuracy. Considering there aren't any savings to be made in running costs, the gel option Aficio GX 3000S to add nothing to the market that inkjet and laser printers don't already have covered.


Have a read and let us know what you think.

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