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Ricoh Aficio CL1000N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Ricoh Aficio CL1000N. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and reliability. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the noise. There are some mixed comments about the print quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Ricoh Aficio CL1000N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Ricoh Aficio CL1000N from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and performance. The usability and price also get good comments. There are some critical views about the noise.

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This summary is based on the product: Ricoh Aficio CL1000N Color Laser Printer (white) 402064

Nov, 2015

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Ricoh Aficio CL 1000N


The Ricoh Aficio CL1000N's price ($700 street) puts it in the "personal" category for color lasers, but you wouldn't know that to look at it. At 15.2 by 18.9 by 16.5 inches (HWD), it's a little large to share a desk with, and at 61 pounds, you might...

Impressively fast performer for a four-pass printer. Good output quality for graphics and photos. Duplexer option available

Text output quality is a little low for a color laser printer. Claimed cost per page is a little high

The Ricoh Aficio CL1000N is strong on speed but mixed on output quality, with a higher claimed cost per page than some other inexpensive color lasers. That makes it worth considering, but may keep it off your short list, depending on your priorities.


Product Specifications

Nowadays office color can be both fast and efficient. Ricoh's Aficio CL1000N color A4 laser printer outruns most printers in its class, with an outstanding 31 pages per minute in black and white and 8 full color pages per minute, it beats most mono laser printers. Thanks to an unequaled warm up time of only 45 seconds, as well as a fast first print both in mono and color and very fast throughput, inkjets are no match. Try printing a PDF on your inkjet or traditional color laser printer, pretty slow! Not so with the Aficio CL1000N. PDF Direct Print sends PDFs directly to the printer's engine and prints them amazingly fast. At the same time, this printer supports advanced quality features. The unit can be easily expanded with additional memory (up to 384 MB) or a HDD. The Aficio CL1000N comes with a remarkable choice of paper handling, connectivity options and separate toner cartridges, reducing overall operating costs to the bare minimum. In short: it is probably the best featured color laser printer in its class! The Aficio CL1000N comes with peace of mind, as the leading office automation manufacturer, Ricoh has built an award winning portfolio of products to back up this claim.

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC / Unix
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Ricoh Aficio


Type: None


Type:Print server


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 5C / PostScript 3 / Ricoh RPCS
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):31ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):8ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Envelopes / Glossy paper / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):10,000 - 19,999 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Total Media Capacity:250sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Installed Size:128MB
Max Supported Size:384MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 - 9.2.x / Apple MacOS X 10.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.3 / HP-UX / IBM AIX / Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Novell NetWare 3.12 / Novell NetWare 3.2 / Novell NetWare 4.1 / Novell NetWare 4.11 / Novell NetWare 5.0 / Novell NetWare 5.1 / Novell NetWare 6 / Red Hat Linux 6.x / Red Hat Linux 7.x / Red Hat Linux 8.0 / Red Hat Linux 9 / SunSoft Solaris/Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.3 / HP-UX / IBM AIX / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/XP / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Red Hat Linux / SCO Unix / SunSoft Solaris