A Round Up of the Top 5 Printers to Buy for Your Business This Year – Tech Femina

Printers are one of those commodities that we don’t tend to give much thought to when we are buying them for business use. As long as they can print documents clearly and aren’t too bad at printing graphics, then we will just buy whatever is available with a certain price range.

But did you know that even if a couple of printers cost the same and offer very similar features, one could actually cost you a whole lot more to maintain than the other?

Why it pays to research before purchase

For example, it is a well-known fact that, on many occasions, it is just cheaper to buy a brand new inkjet printer rather than buy cartridges for it due to the expensive cost of replacement, genuine cartridges?

There is also the reliability factor to consider, as well. As you know, printers are mass produced devices, and it’s a sad fact that certain model ranges just don’t cut the mustard when it comes to reliability.

When you run a business, the last thing you will be wanting to do is waste time constantly clearing paper jams from your new printer, feeding it new ink cartridges or toner, or diagnosing connectivity problems.

A chap from Ricoh London once told me that you should not consider the initial purchase cost when you buy a printer, but the total overall cost; and boy was he right! I remember buying a printer for my business once a few years ago that was such a cheap price it was being practically given away!

Of course, I had to buy ink cartridges for it (as it only came with a “starter” cartridge), and then all manner of problems started occurring with it.

My next printer purchase cost me considerably more money but I have got many years of service out of my trusty laser multifunction printer, and the cost of new toner is quite reasonable too. In short, I wish I had bought the expensive printer to begin with so that I could have saved myself a whole heap of wasted time and money!

Anyway, if you are looking to buy yourself a printer for your business soon, here are five of the best models on the market:

Epson WorkForce WF-3520DWF

The Epson WorkForce WF-3520DWF is a Wi-Fi enabled multifunction colour inkjet printer. This means that it can print, scan, copy and even send and receive faxes!

Brother MFC-7360N

The Brother MFC-7360N is an Ethernet-enabled multifunction monochrome laser printer and is actually the ‘expensive’ printer I was talking about earlier which has given me years of tireless service!

Epson Stylus Photo P50

If you have a need to print high-quality photographic images on a regular basis, then you should be considering the Epson Stylus Photo P50 colour inkjet printer.

Dell B1160w

Even though the Dell B1160w is a low-priced monochrome laser printer, it’s a great addition to any office and even features Wi-Fi connectivity.

Brother HL-4150CDN

The Brother HL-4150CDN colour laser printer can tackle big print jobs with an impressive 24 pages per minute, and even offers two-sided (duplex) printing!

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