Printing is still a major part of how business gets done these days despite advances in paperless and mobile technology. If you’re looking for the best printer for your office then you should really be looking for a laser printer. Why? They’re faster and cheaper (in the long run) than inkjet printers. Additionally, laser printing produces crisp black text which is easier to read and looks more professional.
So what should you look for when it comes to buying a new laser printer? Price will definitely be a factor. Entry-level laser printers can be had for under $100 while models with more features (such as all-in-one or multifunction capabilities) can range upwards of $300. Speed is also important. While laser printers can take awhile to warm up, they can pump our page after page fairly quickly. Finally you’ll definitely want to check things like paper capacity (how often will you need to replace the paper?) and size of the overall machine (will it fit where you need it to?).
It’s true that printers tend to be utilitarian and aren’t the prettiest gadgets in the world. That’s probably doubly true when it comes to the laser printer. Still, you might be somewhat surprised to find that a few models aren’t quite as ugly as you might have expected.
The Brother HL-L2340DW laser printer (on sale for $89.99 at the time of writing) is a very basic laser printer with a very interesting trick up it’s sleeve. It’s a wireless laser printer capable of printing 27 ppm, can handle duplex printing and printing from mobile devices, has a 250 sheet capacity and has a black and white resolution of 2400 x 600 dpi. Basically it’s a solid, inexpensive workhorse. But it’s Amazon Dash enabled which means it can automatically reorder toner for itself when it runs out! That’s pretty efficient. Toner for this laser printer runs about $45 on Amazon.
If you’re looking for a pretty basic laser printer but you need color printing then check out the Brother HL-3170CDW ($216.96 at the time of writing). This printer is nearly identical to the Brother I mentioned above except that it can print in color. Like it’s black and white brother (get it?) it’s wireless, handles duplexing and can reorder toner via Amazon Dash. But it is slightly slower: it’s only capable of printing 23 ppm. Some people may ...