Ricoh MP 301SPF in the office

Ricoh MP301SP: Tiny price. Tiny footprint. Giant MFP.

As a quick browse through the Top4Photocopiers catalogue will tell you, a quite remarkable variety of multifunction printers are now available to home and business users in the UK. For companies looking to create professional marketing material there are MFPs packed with powerful finishing options, capable of commercial quality visuals. For companies looking to handle a huge amount of paper, there are MFPs with the ability to fire out anything up to 95 colour pages per minute. For companies looking to save on their energy bills, there are machines that slip into reduce power consumption mode when not in use.  And, of course, there are machines capable of handling all these and more functions.

What this amounts to is a market where the power is very much in the hands of the buyer, with an MFP out there to suit every type of business or home office. What if, however, you are looking at the less pricey end of the scale? You want a small machine for a small office, without breaking the bank but with enough capabilities to handle a heavy workflow. Is there something out there for you?

A quick look at the Ricoh MP301SP brochure should answer that question admirably. This is a digital printer, copier and scanner All-in-one, boasting heavyweight specifications at every level of performance. It scans at a rate of 30 originals per minute with 100 – 600 dpi resolutions, prints 30 pages per minute, is capable of handling paper sizes from A6 to A4 and packs 128 GB into its HDD.


It’s also versatile, supporting file formats as diverse as single Single page TIFF, Single page JPEG, Single page PDF, Single page High compression PDF, Single page PDF-A, Multi page TIFF, Multi page PDF, Multi page High compression PDF and Multi page PDF-A.

Yet there are two other things about the Ricoh Aficio MP 301SPf that make it a remarkable machine: its size and its price tag.

The dimensions of this device are just 476 x 450 x 451 mm (WxDxH), meaning it fits snugly and easily into even the most cluttered of offices. Its chaise is small enough to sit upon a desktop, making access easier than ever. Yet the footprint is not the only small thing about this machine. On the RRP of £3,850 has been slashed down by a jaw-dropping 85% all the way to just £549. That means, if you run a small office with big document handling needs, you do not need to break your bank account to satisfy them.

The digital revolution has given offices across the UK access to high quality All-in-one systems for handling their data. No matter what size of office or what type of budget you operate, it is possible to find an MFP that will suit you.