Best Colour Laser Printers in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 19, 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 colour laser printer is what you need. Look through our review of the best colour laser printers and choose the one! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The 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, something that no other printer in its class can match. You'll also 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 you want 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

Print 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

There's an automatic 2-sided printing function that will let you noticeably reduce the paper usage. You will have the option to install an up to 2200-page high-yield colour toner cartridge to save even more on printing. An easy-to-navigate 9.3-cm colour touchscreen will provide quick access to the printer’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

Print 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, 9.3-cm TFT colour touchscreen

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The model incorporates fax forwarding, junk fax barrier, auto reduction, automatic redialing, Distinctive Ring Detection (DRD), as well as poll receive. The company's anti-fraud technology will help you safeguard data, devices, and documents. The 6.85-cm TFT colour touchscreen is convenient and intuitive. 

CONS

A relatively limited recommended monthly page volume. 

OUR VERDICT

HP M281fdw has a lot to offer. Some things, like the 250-sheet tray and the printing speed, may seem fairly average. But the device isn't about them. It is about a multitude of great features that improve performance, streamline your interactions with this colour laser printer, and make any printing job a whole lot easier.

detailed parameters
FUNCTIONS

Printing, copying, scanning, faxing

PRINTER PARAMETERS

Print speed: 21ppm (colour and mono), 12 ppm (double-sided printing)

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

TRAY CAPACITY

Standard paper tray: 250 sheets

Multipurpose tray: 50 sheets

Manual feed slot: 1 sheet

MAXIMUM / RECOMMENDED PAGE VOLUME

40 000 pages / 150-2500 pages

CARTRIDGE YIELD

1400-page black toner and 700-page colour toners

INTERFACE

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

HARDWARE

256 Mb memory, 800 MHz processor, 6.85-cm TFT colour touchscreen

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

Using the Secure Function Lock feature, you will be able to set colour page counts or restrict colour printing for up to 25 users. The usual 250-sheet capacity paper tray is adjustable for letter or legal. Brother's digital LED print technology gives you brilliant colours and professional-looking results.

CONS

The LCD screen is a little too small for our taste. 

OUR VERDICT

The Brother HL-3170CDW colour laser printer is easily one of the best small business office peripherals. The model is particularly cost-effective. The Deep Sleep mode will help you conserve energy. All of the printer's functions will allow you to cut costs and reduce expenses without getting in the way of performance.

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FUNCTIONS

Printing

PRINTER PARAMETERS

Print speed: 22ppm (colour and mono), 9 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

128 Mb memory, 333 MHz processor, Backlit LCD screen (16 characters x 1 line) 

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 CS517de 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

Print speed: 30 ppm (colour and mono), 15 ppm (double-sided printing)

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

3000-page black toner and 1400-page colour toners

INTERFACE

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

HARDWARE

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

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. The 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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HP M281fdw

Speed is of the Essence

The HP M281fdw is a good product for a lot of different reasons. First, it isn't particularly expensive. Now, it isn't cheap either, but given everything that it has going for it, we can easily get behind the model's price tag.

As the title suggests, what we have here is a so-called MFP (multifunction peripheral). It is capable of printing, copying, scanning, and faxing documents. For those who are familiar with the HP printers, there isn't a whole lot here that you wouldn't see coming.

Its print speed of 21 pages per minute is pretty average but the 12 ppm double-sided printing is pretty remarkable, especially as far as the model's price range goes. It is also one of the fastest printers in its class when it comes to the FPOT (first page out time), so it should be able to save you quite some time in the long run.

Of course, all of these specifications aren't that impressive on their own. But it isn't just the specs that make this product one of the better colour laser printers in its class. Honestly, we'd say that it is an array of solid features that get this job done.

As we've said earlier, the device is capable of faxing documents. But that's a bit of a broad idea. More precisely, aside from the simple ability to fax documents, the model incorporates fax forwarding, junk fax barrier, auto reduction, automatic redialing, Distinctive Ring Detection (DRD), as well as poll receive. Some of these features are nothing to write home about but the whole lineup is pretty impressive.

Review of HP M281fdw Wireless Multifunction Printer with Fax

Navigate With Ease

Other features include automatic two-sided printing, a pretty standard function that helps save time when you print a whole bunch of documents. Combine that with a 50-page automatic document feeder and you should be able to breeze through most of your printing or copying tasks.

Just like the majority of similar multifunction printers, the model will allow you to scan digital files and documents directly to email and network folders. You'll also be able to turn those digital documents into hard copies directly from your USB drive.

This is an HP printer, so their very own anti-fraud technology isn't absent either. It will help you safeguard data, devices, and documents, so you won't have to worry about security. Finally, the 6.85-cm TFT colour touchscreen is an absolute pleasure to work with. The menu is straightforward and intuitive, the controls are easy to figure out, and all of the functions are easily accessible.

Long story short, the HP M281fdw has a lot to offer. Some things, like the 250-sheet capacity paper tray and the printing speed, may seem fairly average. But the device isn't about them. It is about a multitude of great features that improve performance, streamline your interactions with this colour laser printer, and make any printing job a whole lot easier.

HP M281fdw Wireless Multifunction Printer with Fax in the use

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Brother HL-3170CDW

Small Business Solution

The Brother HL-3170CDW is just a colour laser printer. It isn't a multifunction peripheral like a few other devices in our review. Naturally, some may see it as a disadvantage. If your professional life really requires those scanning, faxing, and copying capabilities, this may not be the best option for you. But if what you're looking for is just a quality printer, nothing more and nothing less, we'd say you've come to the right price.

First things first, unlike its multifunction counterparts, the unit is a lot more compact. The whole thing adds up to 36.3 x 52.1 x 59.7 centimetres in overall dimensions and weighs about 18 kilograms. We wouldn't precisely call it lightweight but the said compact design will make it a lot easier to find enough space for this printer on your workspace or around the office.

All in all, it is a small business solution, but the one that packs the big business features and boasts some serious specs for its class. For example, it supports the so-called duplex (two-sided) printing. Turn this feature on and the device will start automatically producing two-sided colour documents. As you'd imagine, this kind of approach will help you save on paper, not a bad deal from the environmental standpoint as well as the financial one.

Of course, you can just as well put this printer at home. But some of its functions are a lot more suited for office use. For one, there's the secure function lock. Using this little setting, you will be able to limit access to selected functions on a per user basis. Again, any business is all about reducing expenses and improving profitability and this little feature, while seemingly inconsequential, will help you reduce unnecessary use, not to mention paper and toner consumption.

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Cuts Costs Without Compromising on Performance

Alright, we've already established that this printer is cost-effective and functional, but how does it cope with the actual printing side of things? Not too bad, actually. The company's digital LED print technology ensures brilliant colours at up to 600 x 2400 dpi, giving you those professional-looking results that you want out of your printer. Sure, most people don't print colour documents all that often, but the crisp and sharp black documents it gives you are nothing to complain about either.

The usual 250-sheet capacity paper tray is there as well but, this time, it is also adjustable for letter or legal, a nice little touch to make the colour laser printer in question a tad more convenient for legal documents. Of course, if it is envelope printing that you require, you can always use the straight-through paper path via the manual feed slot.

In closing, the Brother HL-3170CDW has its flaws. The LCD screen is a tad too small for our taste. The double-sided printing speed isn't particularly impressive either. Nevertheless, it is easily one of the best small business office printers. The model is particularly cost-effective. The Deep Sleep mode will help you conserve energy. All of the printer's functions will allow you to cut costs and reduce expenses without getting in the way of performance.

Brother HL-3170CDW in the use

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Lexmark CS517de

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 CS517de.

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 3000 pages using the black toner and no less than 1400 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 CS517de Laser Colour Printer

Prints Better Than Any MFP

That said, the cartridge capacity is not the only upper hand this wireless colour laser printer has over MFPs. The speed of 30 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 CS517de 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 CS517de Laser Colour 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