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For Third Straight Year Ricoh Product Acknowledged For Exceptional Performance

30 Nov, 2004

For Third Straight Year Ricoh Product Acknowledged For Exceptional Performance

Ricoh Corporation announced that Ricoh's AP400N printer received Buyer's Laboratory Fall 2004 "Pick of the Year" award for Outstanding Small Workgroup Monochrome Laser Printer. Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) is the leading independent office products test lab and business consumer advocate. BLI honors top performers in various categories and provides business equipment buyers worldwide with third-party proof to help them select the best office equipment machine for their needs.

The AP400N is a network-ready printer designed as a shared resource for small workgroups. It delivers faster print speed of 26 pages per minute, larger paper capacity and more memory, giving documents professional impact, without impacting productivity.

"For three consecutive years, Buyers Laboratory has presented Ricoh with 'Pick of the Year' awards, acknowledging our commitment to provide superior office solutions that offer our customers unparalleled quality and reliability," said Hede Nonaka, vice president of Marketing, Ricoh Corporation. "We are honored to have our products recognized as some of the most outstanding office document imaging products on the market."

All units considered by Buyers Laboratory are subjected to a comprehensive two-month in-house test. Device testing covers a multitude of critical performance areas including reliability, misfeed frequency, copy and print image quality, copy and print productivity and efficiency, ease of use and economy. The extensive multitasking testing evaluates each unit's ability to initiate each function while others are already in progress.

Additionally, Buyers Laboratory also assesses each unit's ability to handle multiple jobs in a networked environment by running various job matrixes on each device with several software programs, paper sizes, copy/print job sizes, and copy/print modes.

"To acknowledge exemplary performers, BLI honors them with its 'Pick' awards," said Anthony Polifrone, president of Buyers Laboratory. "To be chosen as such tells business consumers and the industry that these products have clearly proven to be among the very best in their product categories and confirms that these products can be counted on for superior performance."

Additional information on the specific models chosen and their respective awards can be found in Buyers Lab's December Digital Imaging Review and Business Consumer's Advisor newsletters. Anyone who is not a subscriber can purchase copies of this special "Pick of the Year" issue by calling Buyers Lab at 201-488-0404.

To learn more about Ricoh's award-winning AP400N or other products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

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