Laser Printer Tag
by Kylee Dickey
If you are new to buying laser printers, the list of available options and specifications can seem somewhat overwhelming. To help with your quest for the best laser printer for your office, we’ve assembled a checklist for you to consider.
Color or monochrome. Do you plan to use your printer to create full-color brochures, business cards, fliers, charts, or reports?
Network capabilities. Will several computers need access to just one printer?
Speed vs. Quality. Remember that print speed and print quality are often a trade-off. At the same price point, you will often find laser printers that offer high resolutions but lower print speeds, as well as a laser printer that offers lower resolutions but very speedy print times. If several employees will share a printer and print larger documents, you should consider buying a faster laser printer. If you don’t foresee lines of employees waiting at the printer’s output tray but you do need to print high-quality text, charts, or graphics, look for a printer that features higher resolutions.
Paper handling. Will the printer need to support a constant stream of print jobs? You will need a printer that lets you place a decent number of sheets in the input trays so that employees don’t constantly waste valuable time refilling empty paper trays. Also, ensure that the paper trays and the printer itself will support all paper types and sizes that you plan to print.
Duplexing. If you need to print on both sides of paper (or if you wish to save money by making your paper go twice as far), make sure the printer supports either manual or automatic duplexing.
PostScript. Will you use your printer for basic documents, or will you need high-quality text? If your printer will serve double duty as a desktop publishing tool, look for a printer that includes PostScript.
Memory. If your laser will handle complex print jobs or high-resolution settings, look for a printer with more built-in memory.
Cost of consumables. Finally, remember to figure the cost of consumables into your buying decision. Find out how many pages you can expect a toner cartridge to last and calculate the cost per page.
If you are still feeling overwhelmed, then it’s time to call an expert. Our sales consultants have been trained in document processing and can help you select the best printer for your needs. Click here to contact our Laser Printer Experts or call 1-800-434-9011.