Small businesses are constantly on the lookout for better equipment at a better price and one of their must-have devices is the printer. With so many brands and models on the market today, it can be a difficult decision. But it isn’t just the brand that can be confusing, as many printers offer different functions from straight out print-only machines to the all-in-one printers that take up only one spot on the work station.
There are also the different types of unit, from inkjet to laser and color laser printers, but the primary factor that should be consider is how the unit will be used and the quality of the printout will reflect on the business. With all that in mind, some of the most popular small business printers on the market today include:
Epson WorkForce 845 All-in One at about $109. While higher in cost than some other all-in-one units, the WorkForce has a sleek new look and plenty of durability to make it a real workhorse. It also is equipped with Epson’s Connect, making it much easier to connect to systems located on the cloud.
Lexmark offers a wide variety of printers, but the Prevail Pro 705 works well for home offices as an all-purpose printer. With varied features, this printer can be priced between $60 and $225 and while users have given it an excellent rating, it is not suited for high definition graphics or photos.
Another Epson All-in-One printer, the Stylus NX430 is capable of printing high resolution photographs and documents. Unfortunately it lacks the capabilities for large format devices. Priced between $75 and $110 it is still a great buy for students and small businesses.
The HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn is a compact printer that is fast and compact that offers an excellent value for a monochrome laser printer. Priced between $135 and $250 this unit can provide clear, crisp results for home or small business offices.
Brother has vastly improved its speed of the HL-2270DW legacy model printer making it a good choice for small businesses. It has a high efficiency output for heavy volume users and is a good value in the $130 to $170 price range.
Laser jet and ink jet printers have been the premier choice for text and inkjet printers were needed for graphics and photos, but the new laser printers have come out with a price tag that makes them available for small businesses.
One such unit, the Oki B431DN is one such monochrome laser printer that features a large paper capacity and with an autoduplexer makes its price between $225 and $525 and value.
Those looking for quality and speed and don’t require a lot of extra features, the Samsung ML-2525W will find the $120 to $215 price tag attractive. This unit doesn’t require you to sacrifice quality for price and provides excellent quality from a lower priced unit.
Wireless connectivity is just one convenience feature offered by the Dell Multifunction color printer, model 1355cnw. It provides controls that are easy to understand and use that can be important in a busy office environment. However, it can be little slow when printing out multiple color copies.