If you run a small business, you’re probably looking for a reliable printer that doesn’t cost too much to run, and doesn’t jam or break down every time you need to print something in a hurry. You may be looking for speed over quality, or you may print your own collateral and marketing materials so you need crisp, vibrant colours.
– Laser printers are fast and, if you don’t need colour, you can get a relatively cost-effective option using a black-and-white laser printer. Laser printers may seem more expensive to run at first, because toner cartridges are typically more expensive than inkjet cartridges, however you can often get a higher page yield from toner cartridges, making them less expensive over the long term.
– If you’re printing high volumes, then you need a printer that won’t break down, as well as one that offers the most cost-effective consumables over the long term.
– Laser printers produce far-superior print quality to inkjet printers with longer-lasting outputs – inks that don’t run or fade over time especially important for legal or archival documents.
– Multifunction devices (MFD) combine printing, photocopying, scanning, and faxing in one machine. This is ideal for small businesses that don’t need a dedicated machine for these functions and, often, don’t have the space for separate machines. Keeping it all in one machine cuts down on running and maintenance costs while delivering a convenient, versatile solution.
– Most printers offer internet connectivity and mobile printing through easy-to-use touchscreens and interfaces. However, if mobile printing is important to your business, then it pays to seek out a printer that offers strong mobile capabilities.