Network Printer Recommendations

All of these printers can be purchased from the online vendor GovConnection, which is accessible through SAP (BU Works).

You should choose your printer based on how much you expect it to be used.  Low usage printers are for small offices or labs.  High usage printers are for larger departmental offices.  Departments that require multifunctional printers for high volume usage may want to look into purchasing a Ricoh multifunctional device (print/copy/scan/fax). You can see more details and our current list of available printers here.

Please visit our computer recommendations page for information on purchasing computers and software.

All-in-One (Color/Copy/Print/Scan/Fax)

Boston University has a contract with Ricoh and we recommend departments who are interested in a large all-in-one units to purchase or lease a Ricoh All-in-One unit. The Boston University Ricoh Copier Program delivers these benefits to the University:

  • Latest technology in multi-functional printing devices
  • Ricoh 2550b CopierDefined installation processes
  • Coordination with BU internal desktop support
  • Data security
  • Sustainable environmental initiatives
  • Lower total cost


Complete information about ordering and leasing a copier through the BU Ricoh Copier Program can be found at


Toners and Ink Cartridges

Please note that the department is responsible for replenishing paper, toner and ink cartridges in their printers. Departments can purchase printer toners and ink from:

  • Canon and Ricoh Copiers – included in maintenance contract. Call phone number on the printer
  • Printer toners and inkOffice Depot | SHI | GovConnection