In my opinion I'd choose the Ricoh. My opinion is based solely on my using that printer for a while now. It prints nice vivid DyeSub transfers and pretty fast too. I'd say it's a bit small for certain things, but this is a good way to start on a budget. My use of the printer is not a daily thing, in fact sometimes it just sits there for a week or two without use. So far, I have never had a clogging issue with this printer, unlike all the Epsons I've experienced. They seem to clog overnight. Still, I would get a few more opinions before you pull the trigger on either one.