Ricoh SP 3710SF Review

Good: High yield of print cartridge that saves money in the long run, compact to fit on any desktop, mobile printing functionality.
Bad: Finishing options and hard drive are not available, doesn't support 11" x 17" paper size.
Bottom Line: Compact MFP with strong features that help offices improve productivity and save expenses.
Intended Users:
SP 3710SF
Small, Medium
Speed Black:
Speed Color:
34 ppm
Not applicable
400 MHz
256 MB

Product Overview

Ricoh has added the new SP 3170SF (and its single-function sibling, the SP 3710DN) to its black-and-white lineup. The SP 3710SF includes standard printing, coping, scanning and faxing features. It prints and copies at up to 34 ppm, and has a 4.3″ color touch panel for easier access to common workflows.

The SP 3710SF comes with a 400 MHz processor and 256 MB of memory. Warmup time is 23 seconds, and first-page-out-time is 7.1 seconds. PCL and PostScript printing languages are supported.

The device has standard USB and Ethernet connectivity. Wireless is optional. Mobile printing is supported via the Ricoh SmartDeviceConnector, AirPrint, Mopria and Google Cloud Print apps.

More details on the SP 3710SF is in our Features section below.

The SP 3710SF is a good buy for busy small-to-medium workgroups that don’t need color output.


Paper input starts with a 250-sheet tray and a 50-sheet bypass tray. Ricoh offers an optional 250-sheet tray for a maximum capacity of 550 sheets. The bypass tray supports envelope and banner printing, while the other trays support paper up to 8.5″ x 14″.

Automatic duplexing is standard. The output paper capacity is 50 sheets, and there are no finishing options. The maximum monthly duty cycle is 35,000 pages, but Ricoh recommends a monthly print volume of 5,800 pages.

There is also a 35-sheet automatic reversing document feeder.

Other printing features include collating, ability to not print blank pages, locked print, toner saver and watermark.

The color scanning function supports scan-to-email, to-folder, to-USB and to-FTP. File formats supported include JPEG, single- and multi-page TIFF and single- and multi-page PDF.

The faxing function includes a 33.6kbps modem and up to 2 GB of fax memory. LAN fax is supported.

The SP 3710SF ships with a 7,000-page all-in-one print cartridge. The aftermarket cartridge also has 7,000 pages.

We don’t have the prices for the consumables so we were unable to calculate the cost per page. However, based on Ricoh’s history of low cost of ownership, we can expect that the cost-per-page will be reasonable.

Users can also save on print cartridge costs by utilizing the printer’s environmental features, such as duplexing and the N-up feature that allows users to print two pages in a single sheet.

Finally, there is a one-year warranty.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?


Ricoh doesn’t offer finishing options. Also, 11″ x 17″ paper size is not supported, and a hard drive is not available.


Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions.

The majority of the company’s revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It’s known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and its sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline (“imagine. change.”), Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

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