Laser printers yield crisp graphics and sharp text while running more reliably than inkjets. But which laser printers offer the best performance for your budget? Here are some of our top picks for 2022.
Canon imageClass X MF1127C
The Canon Color imageCLASS X MF1127C brings feature-rich capabilities with minimal maintenance and high-quality imaging. Print, fax, scan and copy capabilities allow your staff to accomplish necessary daily tasks with a single machine.
The iMF1127C has a 250-sheet paper tray along with a 50-sheet bypass. You can also get an optional 550-sheet tray that increases your maximum capacity to 850 sheets. The standard output capacity is 75 sheets, and the recommended page volume is 750 to 4,000 pages per month. The unit includes a single-pass duplexing doc feeder that holds up to 50 sheets and can scan up to 51 ipm in color and 28 ipm in black.
Users are able to scan to FTP, SMB and email destinations. They can also use the Canon PRINT Business app to scan documents to mobile devices. You can also scan to Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Evernote and Microsoft OneDrive via uniFLOW Online File formats supported include PDF, JPEG, and TIFF (both searchable and compact). LDAP authentication is supported and encrypted PDF is optional.
The faxing function uses JBIG compression and z 33.6 kbps modem. The Canon imageClass X MF1127C supports up to 512 pages of fax memory, and internet fax is also supported.
The HP P57750dw is a true laser-class inkjet with good text, low running costs, excellent graphics quality and very nice speed. These formidable strengths combine with a generous feature set to make the product a good workhorse color MFP for busy workgroups and small to midsize businesses. It’s faster than its predecessors and can handle heavy-duty print jobs. It also comes with improved features, such as the ADF for two-sided, single-pass scanning.
Copy, scan, fax and print at up to 40ppm, black and color. The HP P57750dw provides auto duplex printing, USB document print, wireless, ethernet, and NFC touch-to-print. It also comes with HP PageWide Technology, and extra-high-yield ink is available. Speed is one of the most compelling strengths of this printer, and output quality is superior to many similarly-priced competitors.
Ricoh IM C3000
The Ricoh IM C3000 is part of a new line of intelligent office devices that include customizable and scalable features that help businesses grow and evolve in their multifunctional needs. Always-current technology allows businesses to download upgrades instantly, on-demand, while flexible paper handling and improved Smart Operation Panel streamline daily printing operations
Business owners will notice the sleek new look first, but the Ricoh IM C3000’s impact will last much longer. Built to minimize vibrations and noise, the unit leverages motion sensor technology to drive the Smart Operation Panel within a single second. ENERGY STAR™ certified, the efficient unit offers a Typical Electricity Consumption of only 0.349 kWh/week, meeting EPEAT® Gold criteria. It also offers default duplex printing to minimize paper usage.
Other Noteworthy Options
- Made for smaller print jobs with a 7.5-second first-print-out time
- 5-inch color touchscreen with intuitive smartphone-like usability
- Supports some compatible mobile solutions for scanning and printing.
- A unique device experience with customized Application Library
- Convert and scan documents to digital files, searchable through a single-pass, duplex doc feeder
- Delivers good consistency with imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX Series
- Print, fax, scan, copy
- Extra-high yield ink is available
- Print speed ISO up to 50 ppm color and black
- High-performance secure hard disk, pull-out keyboard, duplex scan, Mopria-certified, digabit ethernet
When it comes to choosing the perfect, budget-friendly printer, it all depends on your specific requirements. While one printer might be perfect for some businesses, it could be a huge headache for others. Likewise, certain businesses don’t need to pay extra for needless bells and whistles, while others need special capabilities to streamline their operational efficiencies. If you’re not sure which printer is best for your office, it can help to get input from knowledgeable professionals.
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