Best Colour Laser Printers in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update April 16, 2018
Looking for a device to print out pictures, postcards or posters? When it's about the combination of high quality, speed, and low running costs, a color laser printer is what you need. Look through our review of the best color laser printers and choose the one! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

This HP colour laser printer is capable of printing more than 40 pages of colour and mono papers per second and up to 21 ppm using the double-sided printing, which is something that no other printer in its class can match. Furthermore, you will be able to print far more pages and replace cartridges less often using the original HP PageWide high-yield cartridges.

CONS

The model is pretty bulky and will take some space away from you.

OUR VERDICT

If your goal is to find the fastest and most secure piece of office equipment that will be able to scan, print, fax, and copy, you should look no further than towards the HP PageWide Pro. On top of the aforementioned accomplishments, this is arguably the best multifunction colour laser printer in terms of power consumption and management.

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FUNCTIONS

Printing, copying, scanning, faxing

PRINTER PARAMETERS

Speed: 40 ppm (colour and mono), 21 ppm (double-sided printing)

Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi (1200 x 2400 quality)

TRAY CAPACITY

Standard paper tray: 500 sheets

Multipurpose tray: 50 sheets

Manual feed slot: 1 sheet

MAXIMUM / RECOMMENDED PAGE VOLUME

50 000 pages / 750-4500 pages

CARTRIDGE YIELD

3000-page black toner and 1500-page colour toners

INTERFACE

Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Hi-Speed USB

HARDWARE

768 MB memory, 1200 MHz processor, 10.92 cm CGD (Colour Graphic Display)

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

This colour laser printer employs an automatic 2-sided printing function that will allow you to noticeably reduce the paper usage. In addition to that, you will have the option to install an up to 2200-page high-yield colour toner cartridge, if you'd like to save even more on printing. An easy-to-navigate 9.3 cm colour touchscreen will provide quick access to the product’s range of functions.

CONS

Might take some time to install the drivers.

OUR VERDICT

The Brother DCP-9020CDW should be able to fit you to a tee if you're looking for a compact multifunction printer that is easy to use and will allow you to cut some costs without compromising on quality. The model is also one of the most compact MFPs on the market.

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FUNCTIONS

Printing, copying, scanning

PRINTER PARAMETERS

Speed: 18 ppm (colour and mono), 7 ppm (double-sided printing)

Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi (600 x 2400 quality)

TRAY CAPACITY

Standard paper tray: 250 sheets

Manual feed slot: 1 sheet

MAXIMUM / RECOMMENDED PAGE VOLUME

N/A

CARTRIDGE YIELD

1000-page black toner and 1000-page colour toners

INTERFACE

Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Hi-Speed USB

HARDWARE

192 Mb memory, 33 MHz processor, 9.3cm TFT colour touchscreen

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The speed of 32 pages per minute is something that only the most expensive multifunction printers will be able to match and the resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi is simply unheard of as far as all-in-one printers go. Furthermore, this impressive machine will be able to print approximately 85 thousand pages per month.

CONS

You will have to purchase an adapter in order to access Wi-Fi.

OUR VERDICT

If your job does not revolve around scanning pages and copying different documents, the Lexmark CS510DE will prove to be the most sensible choice. In terms of simply printing as many documents as possible in the shortest amount of time, no MFP will be able to compete with this colour laser printer.

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FUNCTIONS

Printing

PRINTER PARAMETERS

Speed: 32 ppm (colour and mono)

Resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi (600 x 2400 quality)

TRAY CAPACITY

Standard paper tray: 250 sheets

Manual feed slot: 1 sheet

MAXIMUM / RECOMMENDED PAGE VOLUME

85 000 pages/ 1500-7000 pages

CARTRIDGE YIELD

6000-page black toner and 4000-page colour toners

INTERFACE

Ethernet, Wi-Fi (adapter MarkNet N8352 needed), Hi-Speed USB

HARDWARE

512 Mb memory, 800 MHz Dual-core processor, 10.9cm TFT colour touchscreen

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The model presents one of the easiest WPS setups out there: all you have to do is press a button on the control panel and the WPS button on your router, and the two devices will be able to connect in just under thirty seconds. After that, Canon’s software locates the device and seamlessly connects to it.

CONS

The printing speed leaves something to be desired.

OUR VERDICT

The Canon LBP7010C will be able to attract the kind of customers that aren't interested in an array of unnecessary features and would like to purchase a simple and reliable printer that won't drill a hole in their pocket.

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FUNCTIONS

Printing

PRINTER PARAMETERS

Speed: 16 ppm mono, 4 ppm colour 

Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi (600 x 2400 quality)

TRAY CAPACITY

Standard paper tray: 150 sheets

MAXIMUM / RECOMMENDED PAGE VOLUME

15 000 pages/ N/A

CARTRIDGE YIELD

1200-page black toner and 1000-page colour toners

INTERFACE

Hi-Speed USB

HARDWARE

16 MB memory

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The Samsung’s ReCP (Rendering Engine for Clean Page) technology delivers an exceptional final product with smooth images and crisp text, while Smart CMS (Colour Management System) improves the quality of mobile printing with an automatic image adjustment feature that boosts sharpness and minimises white gaps.

CONS

The cartridges that come with the printer aren't fully loaded. 

OUR VERDICT

This Samsung colour laser printer is the kind of model that doesn't really have a specific target audience. Given its compact size, convenient mobile printing, and quality output, you will be able to easily recommend this printer to anyone regardless of their office or home situation.

detailed parameters
FUNCTIONS

Printing

PRINTER PARAMETERS

Speed: 18 ppm mono, 4 ppm colour

 Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi (600 x 2400 quality)

TRAY CAPACITY

Standard paper tray: 150 sheets

MAXIMUM / RECOMMENDED PAGE VOLUME

20 000 pages/ 100-500 pages

CARTRIDGE YIELD

700-page black toner and 500-page colour toners

INTERFACE

Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Hi-Speed USB

HARDWARE

400 MHz Processor, 64 MB memory

WARRANTY

1 year

HP D3Q20B

A Large Office Solution

Let’s just say that the HP PageWide Pro would be a bit of an overkill if you’re looking to purchase a colour laser printer for home use. While the device in question would surely be useful to anyone that works with documents from time to time, a good chunk of its features and the overall size could prove to be more of a hindrance than an advantage for your regular house. But, if you’re interested in a multifunction printer for your office and are willing to pay a pretty penny for it, it doesn’t really get better than the HP PageWide Pro.

Although, as we have implied, this particular model isn’t necessarily one of the cheapest options out there, it will actually prove to be a valuable investment that will save you some money in the long run. The reason for that lies in the total cost of ownership that is drastically reduced with the help of HP PageWide Technology that uses less energy than any other MFP in its class. Furthermore, you will be able to print far more pages and replace cartridges less often using the original HP PageWide high-yield cartridges. Up to 3 thousand pages with the black toner and up to 1500 pages using the colour toner, to be more precise. On top of that, the model itself will be able to print in the proximity of 50 thousand pages per month. The standard paper tray will be able to hold up to 500 sheets of paper while the multipurpose tray will fit exactly 50 of them.
Review of HP D3Q20B Pro 477dw Multifunction Printer

Fastest in Its Class

The “unmatched” speed of this device isn’t some sort of an advertisement slogan either. And if you think otherwise, we would like to note that this HP colour laser printer is capable of printing more than 40 pages of colour and mono papers per second and up to 21 ppm using the double-sided printing, which is something that no other printer in its class is able to match. Other than printing, you can scan, fax, copy, and manage all of the other applications through a 10.9 cm (4.3-inch) touchscreen. And if that isn’t your method of choice, you can also use USB or Wi-Fi connectivity in order to print your documents. Using the latter, you will be able to easily print from your smartphone, tablet, and notebook at work, home, or on the go.

Now, while the speed is certainly one of the more impressive aspects of this colour laser printer, it will barely be able to hold a candle to the kind of security and management features this device offers. Using this model, you will be presented with an unprecedented ability to ensure the security of your confidential information. All you’ll have to do is enter a PIN in order to retrieve your documents. And as far as management goes, you’ll have the option of regulating the colour use and reducing printing costs using an HP Colour Access Control. So, if you’re interested in the fastest and most secure piece of office equipment that will be able to scan, print, fax, and copy, you should look no further than towards the HP PageWide Pro. On top of the aforementioned accomplishments, this is arguably the best multifunction colour laser printer in terms of power consumption and management.

HP D3Q20B Pro 477dw Multifunction Printer in the use

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Brother DCP-9020CDW

Compact Device for a Compact Office

Multifunction printers, as you would imagine, are versatile devices by their very nature, so trying to advertise one based on the variety of features it includes or the multitude of functions it can provide can be somewhat redundant. But just because all MFPs are versatile doesn't mean that all of them are entirely identical in terms of their elements and overall design. Some are capable of faxing, some include a bunch of different interface solutions, and some are simply more versatile in terms of application. This wireless colour laser printer is the latter one, mostly thanks to the fact that it is smaller in size compared to the majority of multifunctional models, even though it wouldn't lose to any of them in terms of specifications and performance.

As we have just pointed out, the Brother DCP-9020CDW is a compact peripheral device. With 48.3 x 41 x 41 centimetres in overall dimensions, this model won't just be perfect for any office regardless of its size, but will also be able to easily fit the majority of households without compromising too much of your precious space. You will be presented with a choice of using either wired or wireless connectivity, which is an often important option when it comes to some of the larger offices. Naturally, that's not all there is in terms of convenience, or else the manufacturers of this small colour laser printer wouldn't be able to justify its price.

Review of Brother DCP-9020CDW Multifunction Colour Laser Wireless Printer

Cut the Costs

Similar to any other piece of office equipment, it is highly important for a model to be user-friendly, so that even some of the least technologically savvy employees would be able to operate it with ease. The device from Brother follows this unwritten rule by utilising an easy-to-navigate 9.3 cm colour touchscreen that provides quick access to the product’s range of functions. The said range of functions, other than the obvious general options of printing, scanning, and copying documents through a touchscreen or a personal computer, includes the ability to use iPrint and Scan app, AirPrint or Google Cloud print-to-print, and scan from your iPhone, iPad, Windows phone or any compatible Android device. Other than that, this technologically impressive product will also allow you to connect directly to the web. With that feature in your arsenal, you will be presented with the opportunity to print from and scan straight to cloud-based services like Box, DropBox, Evernote, Facebook, Flickr, Google Drive, Picasa, and SkyDrive.

There are plenty of additional expenses that any office manager has to deal with and you really wouldn't want your printer's ineffectiveness in terms of saving costs to be one of them, which is why this colour laser printer employs an automatic 2-sided printing function that will allow you to noticeably reduce the paper usage. In addition to that, you will have the option to install an up to 2200-page high-yield colour toner cartridge, if you'd like to save even more on printing. So, if you're looking for a compact multifunction printer that is easy to use and will allow you to cut some costs without compromising on quality, the Brother DCP-9020CDW should be able to fit you to a tee.

Brother DCP-9020CDW Multifunction Colour Laser Wireless Printer in the use

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Lexmark CS510DE

A More Sensible Choice

With multifunction printer's rise in popularity, plenty of people have abandoned the idea of purchasing a regular printer that is incapable of copying or scanning documents altogether. And while that is an understandable idea since a multifunctional device is capable of doing so much more compared to your standard printer, regular ones still oftentimes offer certain advantages that you simply won't be able to find in an MFP. Sure, if the ability to print, scan, and copy are equally essential to you, there isn't any reason not to purchase a multifunctional printer. But if what you mostly need is a product that prints better than any MFP out there, you should definitely look towards the Lexmark CS510DE.

While some people may consider this device's inability to copy or scan to be an inherent disadvantage, the fact that it isn't overblown with additional options and features is actually one of the biggest selling points of this model that allows the remaining functions to offer unparalleled solutions. To start with, the standard high-yield cartridge that comes with the package will provide the user with the opportunity to print up to 6000 pages using the black toner and no less than 4000 pages with the help of the colour ones. Now, that's the kind of numbers that no multifunction printer will be able to match due to all of the additional features that tend to slow these devices down.

Review of Lexmark CS510DE Laser Colour Printer

Prints Better Than Any MFP

Naturally, it should go without saying that cartridge capacity is not the only upper hand this wireless colour laser printer has over MFPs. The speed of 32 pages per minute is something that only the most expensive multifunction printers will be able to match and the resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi is simply unheard of as far as all-in-one printers go. Furthermore, the model in question boasts up to 7000 pages of recommended page volume, but if you don't feel like being overly cautious, this impressive machine will be able to print approximately 85 thousand pages per month, which is exceptional even as far as laserjet printers are concerned and is simply unprecedented in regard to MFPs.

So, with performance and specifications out of the way, it is time to talk about conveniences. Albeit, there isn't really that much to talk about if you're familiar with high-end laser printers since this model includes everything you could possibly want out of this particular piece of office equipment. You have your usual Ethernet connection, your Wi-Fi, and a high-speed 2.0 USB, meaning you will be able to print documents via any device you want. And if you don't feel like connecting an additional external device, you can always upload the documents online or simply print them out using a rather convenient 10.9 cm TFT colour touchscreen. Ultimately, if your job does not revolve around scanning pages and copying different documents, the Lexmark CS510DE will prove to be the most sensible choice. In terms of simply printing as many documents as possible in the shortest amount of time, no MFP will be able to compete with this colour laser printer.

Lexmark CS510DE Laser Colour Printer in the use

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Canon LBP7010C

No Unnecessary Junk

Now, anyone that has been around long enough ought to be more or less familiar with Canon as a company and the type of products they usually offer. Although this Japanese multinational corporation develops plenty of high-end consumer electronics solution, especially when it comes to different kinds of cameras and lenses, most people would probably associate them with affordable and reliable devices that do not incorporate any unnecessary features and deliver dependable performance above anything else. And, as far as their printers are concerned, the Canon LBP7010C will be able to serve as a great example of the aforementioned philosophy.

This Canon colour laser printer doesn't incorporate a bulky and redundant touchscreen and instead features a simple set of buttons that will let you choose the colours and the number of pages you would like to print. There's a quick set-up guide included in the package that shouldn't prove to be much of a challenge to any user regardless of their experience in the field. Aside from that, you will receive a manual CM-ROM with the user software that, again, should be easy enough for anyone to operate through the comforts of their personal computer. In terms of design, the model keeps a low profile but still manages to look functional and modern, with an off-white and slate grey case effortlessly fitting any office scenario.

Review of Canon LBP7010C i-Sensys Colour Laser Printer

A Simple Answer to Your Problems

Although this small colour laser printer is definitely one of the least bloated with unnecessary features options on the market, that doesn't mean that what we have here is a basic model that is incapable of anything out of the ordinary. You will be able to find sockets for USB and 10/100 Ethernet at the back of the case, but this piece of office equipment also supports wireless connection. Additionally, this is also one of the easiest WPS setups out there: all you have to do is press a button on the control panel and the WPS button on your router, and the two devices will be able to connect in just under thirty seconds. After that, Canon’s software locates the device and seamlessly connects to it.

One of the very few downsides of this model would have to be the paper tray that doesn't fit more than 150 pages. But that had to be one of the necessary sacrifices in order to achieve the kind of energy efficiency that's simply unrivalled compared to any other laserjet printer out there. The speed of 14 pages per minute for black and colour doesn't leave a lot to be desired, especially given the kind of price tag the model comes with, and the process of changing the cartridges could not have been easier. In conclusion, the Canon LBP7010C will be able to attract the kind of customers that aren't interested in an array of unnecessary features and would like to purchase a simple and reliable printer that won't drill a hole in their pocket.

Canon LBP7010C i-Sensys Colour Laser Printer in the use

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Samsung SL-C430

The Smallest Printer

Contrary to some of the smaller business enterprises, with a company like Samsung, you couldn't possibly identify a single overarching philosophy that the entirety of their products would abide by. Instead, the Korean giant believes in adapting to the market and producing exactly what their customers need. Take the Samsung SL-C430, for example. Despite being one of the most affordable options on the printer market, the model in question doesn't seem to sacrifice any of the important features and delivers in such a variety of aspects that you would hardly expect from a laser printer in this kind of price range.

First things first, this colour laser printer could very well be the smallest and the most compact printing office supply out there. With 38.2 x 30.9 x 21.1 cm in overall dimensions and less than ten kilograms of weight, you can practically take this device with you and use it as a mobile printing solution. Well, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but you definitely shouldn't have any trouble finding a place for it regardless of how much free space there is in your office or on your table at home. Add to it the fact that this product is incredibly easy to install, with Samsung Printer S/W Installer selecting the operating system automatically and installing the driver without a CD, and what we have here is arguably the best colour laser printer for home use.

Review of Samsung SL-C430 Colour Laser Printer

Smooth Images and Crisp Text

Other than its incredibly convenient size, the Samsung SL-C430 has plenty to offer its customers. For instance, we could talk about mobile printing that simply could not be more straightforward and uncomplicated thanks to Samsung’s cutting-edge NFC technology. Without beating around the bush, printing papers and documents from your smartphone is as easy as tapping a compatible NFC-enabled device on the printer to install Samsung’s Mobile Print App, and then connecting to that device in an instant. Moreover, there will be no need for you to worry about whether your smartphone will be able to fit since this printer is compatible with the intuitive Mobile Print app on iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows phones, and Amazon Kindle.

Now, as far as the quality of outcome goes, Samsung’s ReCP (Rendering Engine for Clean Page) technology delivers an exceptional final product with smooth images and crisp text, while Smart CMS (Colour Management System) improves the quality of mobile printing with an automatic image adjustment feature that boosts sharpness and minimises white gaps. The model's 400 Mhz processor is there in order to achieve faster results whenever you may need them, while the print speed of 18 pages per minute will prove to be quite useful in an office environment where every minute counts. All in all, this Samsung colour laser printer is the kind of model that doesn't really have a specific target audience. Given its compact size, convenient mobile printing, and quality output, you will be able to easily recommend this printer to anyone regardless of their office or home situation.

Samsung SL-C430 Colour Laser Printer in the use

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Comparison of Colour Laser Printers

What Is a Color Laser Printer?

Nowadays, printers are widely used not only in offices but also at homes. There is a large variety of models with different options, features, cartridge yields, etc. In this review, we’d like to tell you about the best laser printers available on the market today, capable of printing in black and colour at the highest speeds. They are perfect for working with large volumes of documents owing to their high efficiency. Also, they guarantee low printing costs and whisper-quiet operation.

For a more comfortable work, we also recommend you to look through our best models of such office equipment as wireless printers, fax machines, flatbed scanners, document scanners, shredders.

Best Color Laser Printers

What Features to Compare

Functionality

The first thing you need to do before purchasing a colour laser printer is to define its purpose of use. The market today has got tons of models to choose from, all with different features. The more functions a printer can perform, the more expensive it will be. Therefore, you need to understand what features you would definitely need and what for you're not ready to pay extra money. All-in-one colour laser printers are a preferable option for use in the office while for an occasional at-home printing, a simpler solution would do.

Print Settings

Next, note a print speed and resolution. The print speed is measured in the number of printed pages per minute (ppm). It may differ depending on whether black or colour ink is used; also the content of printed page matters. The optimal value for print speed is 14-19 ppm. The resolution is measured in the number of printed dots per inch (dpi), and the higher this value is, the higher the print quality is. It's worth saying that colour laser printers aren't suited for printing photos and if that's the intention why you need a printer, consider different models with the maximum resolution. Color printers can print graphics though pretty well.

Capacity and Maintenance

The capacity determines the maximum number of pages that fit input and output tray. The larger they are, the less often you will need to fill in and collect paper sheets. It’s also important to consider how often you are going to use the printer. As a rule, all laser colour printers have the maximum and recommended number of printed pages per month. To ensure a smooth and efficient operation, it’s necessary not to go beyond these limits. All printers, including these ones, require regular maintenance such as cartridge changing, ink refilling, etc. All this should be done on time.

Interface and Hardware

Laser printers are connected to a computer via a USB port. But if you plan to print out from multiple computers, then you should pay attention to the models with an Ethernet port, enabling connection to a local network. To print out from a tablet or a smartphone, make sure your printer supports Wi-Fi technology. It’s also important to pay attention to the processor's speed which indicates the number of commands per second. 333 MHz and higher speeds are considered to be reasonable. RAM memory is responsible for storing print jobs. If you plan to print out PDF documents or PowerPoint presentations, we recommend paying attention to the printers with 64Mb RAM or above. For your convenience, you may want to look for a printer with an LCD display to see clearly all settings and printing modes right on there.

Did you know?

  • Though most people would probably figure that laser printers haven't been around for quite that long, the very first commercial laser printer was actually developed and manufactured in 1975 by IBM. The model was initially used for printing mailing labels and invoices. As it usually is with the early iterations of technologies that only become popular as time goes by, the first laser printer intended for office use was sold for a whopping twelve thousand pounds. Now, the first printer that was designed with the mass market in mind was the HP LaserJet. The product in question was capable of printing an impressive at the time 8 pages a minute and was worth about 2500 pounds. 
  • Experts estimate that it requires around 3 to 4 litres of oil in order to produce a single toner cartridge. This phenomenon, in turn, creates a market with companies reproducing toner cartridges, using a recycled product that has been cleaned, refilled, and tested in order to maintain the kind of quality of printing that laser printers are known for.
  • An interesting observation has been made that throughout the printing process itself, laser printers would generally consume up to three times more energy than a regular inkjet printer. However, an idle inkjet printer will likely use up to 5 times more energy than a laser printer.
  • On top of everything else, laser printers generally tend to be more accurate compared to the inkjet printers. A colour laser printer is capable of printing realistic-looking photos at 2400 dpi. Other than that, laser printers are also designed with longevity in mind, with some of the oldest laser printers out there still being used on a regular basis.
  • The World Record for the fastest inkjet printer belongs to the HP Officejet Pro X Series. The device managed to print 70 pages of perfectly clear and crisp documents in no more than 60 seconds. This achievement was documented and, in turn, recognised by Guinness World Records.
  • The initial cost of a laser printer is normally higher than that of a regular inkjet printer, but the cost of toner cartridges and paper is lower. The companies that design and produce inkjet printers receive the majority of their profits from the sales of inkjet ink, meaning they can afford to sell their product for pennies.
  • The majority of colour laser printer manufacturers will include a tiny series of dots to every single page with the printer’s model, serial number, and date. From time to time, the customer’s info will be placed within this coding. Given that the quality of laser printers keeps increasing, the dots were originally intended to serve as a viable counterfeiting measure. Nevertheless, plenty of people believe that this approach is nothing short of an invasion of privacy and the manufacturers have no right to interfere with customer's documents.

FAQ:

Q: What is the difference between an ordinary printer and MFP?
A: A printer is a device that takes text or graphic data from a computer and transfers it to standard-size sheets of paper. A multifunction printer (also known as MFP or MFD) is a multi-functional all-in-one machine that incorporates the functionality of at least two of the following devices: a printer, a photocopier, a scanner and a fax.

Q: Do I need a colour or black-and-white printer?
A: It typically depends on your needs and printing tasks. If your only task is to print texts and documents in black, a black-only printer is an appropriate choice for you. However, if you’re planning to print photographs, you definitely need a colour laser or inkjet printer.

Q: Do I need a wireless printer?
A: It depends on the tasks and the level of comfort you want to obtain. A wireless colour printer generally enables you to print documents and photographs from your PC, laptop or smartphone without connecting them to a printer with a cable. Therefore, you can get an opportunity to print out your docs remotely.

Q: Which type of printers is better: inkjet or laserjet?
A: To answer this question you need to decide on the quality and the printing speed you require and how much money you can spend on buying a printer. Inkjet printers typically offer low startup costs, a compact size, and good quality colour printing. Laser printers are usually more expensive but they also operate faster and print notably sharper pictures of higher resolution. They will become a better option for consumers who have large-scale and high-volume printing tasks.

Q: What is Duplexing?
A: Duplexing is the function which allows printing on both sides of the sheets without having to refeed the paper a second time. This function can significantly save user's time and paper required for printing tasks.

Q: What is dpi?
A: Dots per inch. The resolution of printing or scanning.

Q: How to connect my printer to a network?
A: Printers with the built-in network capability usually feature an Ethernet port, or come with a built-in Wi-Fi module. In order to connect such printers to your network you need:

• To update the device’s settings as required;
• For printers equipped with a built-in Ethernet port, connect the printer to a network router using an Ethernet cable;
• For Wi-Fi capable printers, associate the printer with a wireless router or another wireless access point.

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Publish Date: 2018-01-23 11:12:54