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Buying A Laser Printer

Published: July 2, 2010

The basic definition of a laser printer is a printer that works with a toner cartridge (click here to read more on the toner cartridge) instead of an ink cartridge, and is really an advancement of technology in the world of printers, as it produces high quality text and graphics. You can get a color laser printer or a monochrome printer. Laser printers can be wireless or work off a usb cord.

Before You Buy

It is important to compare every different brand and model (and it’s price) before selecting a laser printer to buy, in order to ensure that the one you choose meets your needs and offers the most value for money. It also helps ensure that you don’t waste money on features you won’t require. When buying a laser printer, you should ask yourself three main questions:

  • How many features do I need (for example printer, scanner and copier)?
  • How important is the quality of the print, and do I need good photo print quality?
  • Am I using the printer for business or home use?

A good way to do this is to read laser printer reviews online. It is important that you read a laser printer review, like this one, that is not biased and out to make a sale for a particular brand. Some of the most popular brands available include the Samsung, HP, Brother, Lexmark and Canon laser printer, and all these will be be discussed below.

Reviewing Popular Brands

In the paragraphs below, we’ll take a quick look at each of the most popular brands of laser printer.

Brother Laser Printer

Brother is considered a very good, high-quality printer brand, and their best products are their range of laser printers. There are three main categories: Brother Personal Laser Printers (designed for simple, monochrome printing); Workgroup Laser Printers (designed for network sharing); or the Brother Colour Laser Printer range (designed for high-quality, colour printing). You can get a multi-function laser printer or a basic laser printer within these categories. Brothers received the PC Magazine’s Editor’s Choice award for best multifunction printers, as they have five features (of exceptional speed and quality): printer, scanner, fax machine, copier and PC fax (which works with Windows and Macintosh computers). They also received the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Award and the Gold Award from HardwareMAG for fast and high-performance printers.

Canon Laser Printer

Canon is a very famous and sought after brand (with the most advanced technological innovations) will a high sales volumes in the printer industry, and have been in business since 1936. Their laser printers come in monochrome and colour options. A Canon laser printer has very fast speed and can print at a high resolution. Canon have won numerous awards, including the Fortune’s Most Admired Companies in America award and was one of Business Weeks Top 100 Brands. A few of the most impressive Canon Printers include the MF8170c, MF8180c and MF8450c.

Samsung Laser Printer

Samsung offer four categories of laser printers: monochrome laser printers, color laser printers, multifunction colour laser printers and the monochrome multifunction laser printer range. All Samsung laser printers are of very good quality at reasonable prices. They manufacture the smallest and most compact laser printer worldwide, the Samsung ML-1630.

HP Laser Printer

HP offer a wide range of high quality laser printers to suit whatever printer need you may have. HP laser printers fall into four categories: the DeskJet series, the OfficeJet series, the LaserJet series and the Photosmart series (brilliant for printing high quality photos and graphics). HP printers are known for the fast printing of pages and the low cost per page printed. Their printers also come in basic and multi-function (equipped with copier and scanner) options. HP also offer large format printers, which are designed especially for engineering, architectural and professional graphic arts use.

Lexmark Laser Printer

Lexmark laser printers are available in monochrome and colour, within two categories: the Small Office Pro Series (for small businesses) and Home and Student Series (designed for basic home printing). Multi-function printers and photo printers are also available. Lexmark have a very good reputation in the printing industry and have been around since 1991. Features on the laser printers include the option of wired or wireless network connectivity, LCD panels and double-sided printing. They have won many awards for the performance, quality and benefits of their printers, and was named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies, and one of the Top 50 Manufacturers of the United States by Industry Week. Their most popular and awarded printers in their range include the: C534dn, T642, X342n, and X5470.

Maintaining Your Laser Printer

Once you have made your decision and purchased your laser printer, turn to Cartridge for your laser printer cartridges (toner cartridges), whether you want original, generic, or remanufactured. Click here to read more on replacing your toner cartridge. We can also assist you in recycling your cartridges or with any office supplies you may require. Contact us for any queries or requests you may have, or do an online cartridge search. Cartridge is the ultimate place to find the toner cartridge you are looking for for your laser printer.

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