The Ricoh Aficio 1060 is an excellent machine for the medium to large office, with a good set of features. Priced to compete in that market it does perform very well, as you would expect from Ricoh. The name is now synonymous with quality and reliability for a decent price.
While there are many copiers on the market, they don’t come as well-built as this monochrome Aficio 1060. It is capable of printing and copying, and does them all with almost languid ease.
There are three ways of connecting the device, USB, Ethernet and parallel. The USB option is the easiest to set up, but offers slower transfer speeds than Ethernet. Adding the Aficio 1060 to a network was easy, with it appearing in our workgroup as soon as we had connected it. That is no small thing.
The control panel is well designed and simple to use. There are large buttons that allows you to choose between features and commands, while the LCD screen clearly shows you what’s going on. The controls can be controlled via icons on the screen giving a graphical representation of the commands. This significantly speeds up menu navigation and makes the device a pleasure to work with.
Output is good, with prints coming out at 60 pages per minute for at up to 1200 dpi. Text is clear with clean edges and no bleeding. Grayscale was even and well distributed and reproduction was extremely good overall. The automatic duplexer and the ability to print both sides of a sheet at once, is one of the reasons the Aficio 1060 is such a good copier.
Paper is held in a pair of 500 sheet capacity drawers at the front. Toner can be removed and replaced quickly and efficiently. Replacement cartridges can produce 43000 pages,. Retailers like quikshiptoner.com sells cartridges for $35 which is excellent value.
The paper drawers can be expanded, as can the memory. There is also the option to add a scanner, wireless networking, and document storage.
For businesses or workgroups who need a long lasting, reliable machine will do well to consider the Aficio 1060. It has enough features, and produces documents of a quality suitable for almost any use. The consumables are available and affordable enough to make the cost of ownership low enough to be attractive to many companies.