If your small business needs fast, reliable printing of brochures, stationery, invoices, reports, etc., a laser printer is the way to go and with color laser printer prices steadily coming down, why limit the effect to black and white? One of these top color models can save you the expense and inconvenience of using a printing service by allowing you to make your own professional quality printed documents in color. Note that if you intend to print photographs an inkjet is a much better choice – laser printers do not have sufficient resolution to make high quality prints of photographs.
HL3170CDW with Color Toner Bundle
The HL-3170CDW is Brother’s office-friendly workgroup printer that uses the company’s Digital LED print technology for black and color outputs at up to 600×2,400 dpi resolution. While that limits its usability for offices that print a lot of photos, the lack of moving parts in LED printers compared with traditional laser devices is certainly a boon for IT professionals with long-term sustainability at the top of their shopping list.
As you would expect, the HL-3170CDW supports automatic double-sided printing, a collection of cloud-printing options including Apple AirPrint and Google CloudPrint, and multiple connection points for wired and wireless customers. Brother HL-3170CDW is a no-brainer recommendation for offices that value both black and color prints in a reliable laser printer. On that note, you might be disappointed to find that the display on the front is fixed to the machine.
Nobody would consider the Brother HL-3170CDW a small printer, but at 9.4 inches tall by 16.1 inches wide by 18.3 inches deep, it’s not much bigger than the similarly equipped HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401dw. Still, you probably won’t want to move the 39-pound HL-3170CDW around the office, so pick its position wisely and keep it there. Brother also includes a single-sheet, manual paper-feed tray for atypical media.
Brother MFC-L8900CDW Business Color Laser
Tackle high-volume print jobs as well as fulfill all the essential needs of your workgroup with the MFC-L8900CDW All-in-One Color Laser Printer from Brother. Featuring an 8.5 x 14″ flatbed scanner as well as a 70-sheet ADF, the MFC-L8900CDW will allow for high-quality scans, copies, and faxes to be made with ease, including duplex capabilities for every mode.
For printing, the unit features a 2400 x 600 dpi quality along with outstanding speeds of up to 33 ppm in simplex and the ability to produce 7 double-sided pages per minute. It also supports a wide variety of media from 3 x 5″ up to 8.5 x 14″ via the 50-sheet multipurpose tray and the 250-sheet standard input tray.
Connectivity is critical to this printer’s feature set, with USB 2.0, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi with NFC all present. Networking allows for a variety of direct printing methods, including mobile printing via Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint, and Wi-Fi Direct, among others. There is also a front-facing USB port for printing directly to a portable storage device. Additionally, it features a 5″ color touchscreen LCD for intuitive operation.
Dell (C1760NW) Color Laser Printer
The Dell C1760nw Color Printer is a step up from the Dell C1660w Color Printer, adding Ethernet connectivity and a bypass tray, using a slightly faster print engine, and offering slightly lower running costs. It has solid (if unspectacular) speed and output quality, and is a respectable choice as a color printer for a micro or home office.
The C1760nw’s print engine is LED based, using light-emitting diodes rather than lasers as its light source. LED printers, though, share many of the characteristics of lasers and are considered laser class. They tend to be smaller than true lasers, however, and the C1760nw is no exception, measuring 8.9 by 15.5 by 11.8 inches (HWD), the same size as the Dell C1660w, though at 23 pounds it’s a bit over 2 pounds heavier.
Still, it’s easy enough to share a desk with. The C1760nw’s paper capacity is 150 sheets, plus a 10-sheet bypass tray so you can easily switch to alternate paper stock. Its paper capacity makes it best for relatively light-duty use in a micro or home office, or as a personal printer in any size office. Like the Dell C1660nw, it lacks an auto-duplexer for printing on both sides of a sheet of paper.
Canon imageCLASS LBP612CDW Color Laser Printer
Enjoy vivid and fast color printing along with wireless connectivity with this imageCLASS LBP612Cdw Color Laser Printer from Canon. Able to work at speeds of up to 19 ppm and with a first print out time of under 12 seconds, the LBP612Cdw will improve productivity. It also features automatic duplexing at up to 11 ppm and has a resolution of 600 x 600 dpi that is equivalent to 1200 x 1200 dpi for sharp documents.
Media is handling via the 150-sheet input tray or a 1-sheet manual feed slot, which both support paper sizes from 3 x 5″ up to 8.5 x 14″. The printer is designed for easy use with a five-line LCD on the front panel as well as an easy-access USB port for direct printing of JPEG, TIFF, and PDF files from a portable drive. Additionally, along with the networking options.
Also, the built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking options enable mobile printing using Wi-Fi Direct, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, and more. That all holds for this little stand-alone (print-only) model. As you may be able to tell from the price, the LBP612Cdw is an entry-level machine, in this case designed for small offices and workgroups, or perhaps as a personal color laser printer.
Xerox WorkCentre 6027/NI Wireless
The Xerox WorkCentre 6027/NI multifunction printer will print your documents in the most exquisite quality that a multifunction printer could ever offer. This Xerox WorkCentre printer can deliver a PPM (page per minute) rate of 18 pages for monochrome and color printing. With this feature, you can rest assured that you can print your colorful photos and monochrome documents quickly and efficiently.
Enjoy the amazing print quality of this multifunction printer with its print resolution of 600 x 600 x 4 dpi. It also features a smaller footprint so you can place this Xerox WorkCentre printer anywhere in the office for your own convenience and comfort. One of the potential problems in printing documents is that you can waste a lot of resources. But, for the 6027/NI, Xerox uses toner-only print cartridges.
These cartridges allow you to save ink, resulting in 80% less waste compared to other color printers. Aside from that, did you know that all of the EA toners exclusive from Xerox actually use particles that are engineered for uniform shape and size? That’s why this printer can produce vibrant colored images and clear, crisp text. The Xerox 6027/NI WorkCentre also comes equipped with a True Adobe PostScript 3 feature.
Dell E525W Wireless Color Printer with Scanner
Dell e525w all-in-one printer complete office tasks with ease using a printer that also copies, scans and faxes photos and documents. A wireless lan makes it easy to connect your mobile devices, so you can print directly from apps like dell document hub. They handle large volumes quickly and at a low cost per page. Toner (powder) is used instead of ink, so you get smudge-free images and text.
Dell Printer Hub, your complete printer software. Declutter your desktop with one intuitive interface for all your printing needs. This one-stop, complete solution integrates printer essentials and cloud connectivity for easy document management and control of your printer. To increase efficiency, you can utilize the cloud based Optical Character Recognition feature within Dell Document Hub to scan hardcopies into editable, searchable files.
Print wirelessly, scan, copy and fax with one affordable, space-saving device. Initiate tasks quickly using the four-line high contrast LCD display and 35 button control panel. Keep sensitive documents private using the Secure Print feature. With this security feature, print jobs are password protected and released easily: select Secure Print on the control panel; key in the valid user PIN on the 10 digit keypad; choose the document and print.
HP LaserJet Pro M281fdw All in One
HP’s LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw is an entry-level color laser all-in-one (AIO) printer similar in capacity, features, and price to our Editors’ Choice Canon Color imageClass MF634Cdw. The M281fdw is smaller and lighter than the Canon model, and its running costs are a little lower. However, the Canon MF634Cdw prints better and comes with a stronger feature set, including a larger touch screen and an auto-duplexing automatic document feeder (ADF).
Which the M281fdw lacks. Even so, the M281fdw prints well overall, making it a decent alternative to the Canon MF634Cdw as a low-volume color laser AIO for home-based small offices and small workgroups, or for personal use. Paper handling for the M281fdw is about average. You can load up to 251 sheets split between two trays, a 250-sheet main drawer and a 1-sheet override slot located at the top of the main cassette.
The Canon MF634Cdw, on the other hand, supports only 151 sheets, split between a 150-sheet drawer, and a 1-sheet bypass. The M281fdw’s ADF holds up to 50 pages, but it cannot flip them to scan both sides automatically. Surprisingly, neither does the more robust. In contrast, the Canon MF634Cdw’s ADF is not only auto-duplexing, but also a single-pass auto-duplexer, meaning that the scanning mechanism has two sensors.
HP Laserjet Pro M452dn Color Printer
Finish your print jobs quickly with the Color LaserJet Pro M452dn Laser Printer from HP with a print speed of up to 28 ppm. This unit offers a print resolution of 600 x 600 dpi, which can be enhanced to 38400 x 600 dpi, for finely detailed documents. Also, furthering the speed of the unit is a first print out time of 8.9 seconds for black and 9.5 seconds for color.
Additionally, it has both a 50-sheet multipurpose and 250-sheet input tray for handling a variety of document types from 3 x 5″ to 8.5 x 14″. Operation is simplified with the implementation of a 3.0″ color touchscreen on the front panel. This intuitively controlled system clearly shows users print status, settings, and more. Also, there is an easy access USB port for printing from a portable drive. And, the M452dn is equipped with USB 2.0 and Ethernet connection options.