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Business Printer Reviews 2011

Are you currently looking for a new printer for your small office or business? In this blog post we are listing four of the top business printers we reviewed during the course of 2010. Hopefully this review will give you a good start when it comes to navigating through the business printer waters.

Oki B431dn

what makes this a top business printer? The Oki B431dn produces high quality prints in lightning fast speed. Its flexible as there are three ways to connect with this printer. It is small in size when compared to other business printers in its class. The Okidata B431dn is ideal for the small office environment given its high duty cycle, paper capacity and relatively low maintenance costs. Plus auto duplexing comes standard with the Oki B431dn.

Oki B431dn Specs:

Printer Type: Monochrome Laser

Print Speed: up to 40 ppm

Duty Cycle: 80000 sheets per month

Print Quality: up to 1200 x 1200 dpi

Paper Capacity: standard – 350 sheets / maximum – 880 sheets

Connectivity: USB, Parallel, Ethernet

Memory: 64 MB/320 MB

Toner Cartridge (page yield): standard capacity – 4K pages per cartridge / high capacity – 10K pages per cartridge

Other supplies needed: image drum

Lexmark E462dtn

what makes this a top business printer? The Lexmark E462dtn yields similar specs to the Oki B431dn. The high volume performance capabilities (duty cycle, page speed and print quality) coupled with a low cost per page are the two primary reasons as to why the Lexmark E462dtn is ideal for a small business owner or workgroup within a larger organization. It does have a slightly slower first page out speed at 6.5 seconds but duplexing is standard in this Lexmark printer. Plus it is network ready.

Lexmark E462dtn Specs:

Printer Type: Monochrome Laser

Print Speed: up to 40 ppm

Duty Cycle: 80000 sheets per month

Paper Capacity: standard / maximum – 550 sheets

Print Quality: up to 1200 x 1200 dpi

Connectivity: USB, Parallel, Ethernet

Memory: 64 MB/576 MB

Toner Cartridge (page yield)standard capacity – 3.5K pages per cartridge / high capacity – 9K pages per cartridge / extra high capacity – 18K pages per cartridge

Other supplies needed: photo conductor kit

HP LaserJet Enterprise P3015dn

what makes this a top business printer? This workhorse of a monochrome laser printer is perfect for a high volume office environment that requires a great deal of black & white pages.  It has the flexibility to print to a wide variety of media types and can ensure confidential documents stay private with an optional PIN number. Perhaps a bank, title company or real estate office could use the LaserJet P3015dn. The print quality is among the best in its class given its speed capabilities. This printer is network ready and durable.

HP LaserJet P3015dn Specs:

Printer Type: Monochrome Laser

Print Speed: up to 42 ppm

Duty Cycle: 100000 sheets per month

Paper Capacity: standard – 600 / maximum – 1600 sheets

Print Quality: up to 1200 x 1200 dpi

Connectivity: USB, Ethernet

Memory: 128 MB/640 MB

Toner Cartridge (page yield): standard capacity - 6K pages per cartridge / high capacity - 12.5K pages per cartridge

Other supplies needed: N/A

Dell 1355cnw

what makes this a top business printer? If you are in an environment that requires high quality graphics to be printed then this printer is for you. What it lacks for in speed and paper capacity, it certainly makes up for in quality. Factor in that the Dell 1355cnw can copy, scan and fax in addition to printing and you’ve got the recipe for a solid business printer. It is an affordable option given the low cost of replacement supplies (the image drum and fuser unit are designed to last for the life of the printer, so you’ll never need to replace those parts). The one drawback is that you won’t be able to use this printer for any print jobs that require auto duplexing.

Dell 1355cnw Specs:

Printer Type: Multifunction Color Laser

Print Speed: color – up to 15 ppm / b&w – 12 ppm

Duty Cycle: 30000 sheets per month

Paper Capacity: standard / maximum – 160 sheets

Print Quality: up to 4800 x 4800 dpi

Connectivity: USB, Wireless, Ethernet

Memory: 128 MB

Toner Cartridge (page yield): standard capacity - 700 pages per cartridge / high capacity - 1400 pages per cartridge (color), 2000 pages per cartridge (black)

Other supplies needed: N/A

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Comments:

We personally run with a model from HP’s enterprise range but it is getting old now and unreliable. Its good to see they have a new one out; looks like the procurement guys have some work to do

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