Laser Color Printer

Xerox WorkCentre 6515/DNI

 

Laser Color Printer

The Xerox WorkCentre 6515/DNI is an all-rounder. It is for people who need a printer with quality, speed, and great features.

Features

This is a huge printer with a color touch screen for easy handling. The 5-inch display can be tilted upwards in order to enable the user to easily view the screen. Connecting to the printer is a breeze. It has a USB port, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi Direct option for connectivity. The USB port is found below the touchscreen display. A flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder (ADF) is located on the top of the printer. The ADF comes with a 50 sheets capacity. There are two trays for paper, the main tray with a 250-sheet capacity and a multipurpose feeder with a 50-sheet capacity.

An additional tray can be added for increasing the paper holding capacity of this printer. The additional 550-sheet tray costing around $200 is available as an option with this printer in order to increase the paper capacity to 850 sheets.

It is a LED-based printer which is considered in the same class as laser printers. The difference is a LED-based printer uses a light-emitting diode as a light source instead of a laser.

Performance

It has a printing speed of 30ppm for both color and black printing. It can print up to 50,000 images/month before the toner needs to be changed. Although the image quality is not so good so as to be used for any kind of professional marketing material, it can easily print out anything else for use inside the office.

Text printing quality is absolutely amazing and makes this printer an ideal choice for any business and office as well as for use at home if a lot of printing is required. The text always remains sharp and it prints out non-color documents flawlessly.

It is a reasonably priced, multifunction printer that does a great job and does not incur skyrocketing running costs.

Final Word

This printer is best for all businesses for routine document printing as well as for printing photos and images inside documents. The image output quality may not be so great for marketing and promotional material but is quite great otherwise for pamphlets, newsletters, etc. It features automatic duplexing and a great printing speed. It is a reliable printer and is good for heavy duty work. The text printing quality is absolutely mind-blowing making it very suitable for users who print a lot of text documents.

Canon Color ImageClass MF634Cdw

Laser Color Printer

This printer is cheaper than the Xerox WorkCentre 6515/DNI and is not great for heavy-duty work or use in a large business. It is more of a personal use printer. Although it is a fair entry-level printer, the great thing is it is cost friendly, has a set of great features and a good printing quality for normal documents.

Features

The Canon Color ImageClass MF634Cdw is a smaller, lighter, cheaper but good quality laser color printer for small office or personal use. It is still large enough to own its own printer stand though. With a 48.4 pound weight, this printer is capable of printing 30,000 pages per month. It has a 151-sheet input capacity.

It has an automatic document feeder (ADF) which can print both simplex and duplex. It has a 50-sheet-single-pass duplexing capability. A 5-inch color touch LCD screen is added to the printer for easy handling and control of the printer. With a 3-year warranty added on top of those features makes this printer a reliable, useful and safe investment.

Toner cartridges come pre-installed in this printer, as with most printers. The set-up is a breeze. The software and accompanied drivers are easily installed without help from a professional. The software bundle comes with MF Scan Utility, Toner Status, Network Scan Utility, and AddressBook Tool.

A USB port, Ethernet port, and Wi-Fi are the available connectivity options. There is also a QR code connection option which enables the user to pair their mobile device with the printer using the Canon PRINT Business app.

The Canon PRINT Business app along with Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint, and Mopria Print Service allow users to be able to print on-the-go.

Performance

This printer prints at speeds of up to 19 pages per minute for simplex whereas 11 pages per minute for duplex printing.

It is an environmentally friendly printer because of its low energy consumption. It uses less than 1W when running in its Energy Saver Mode. The output quality is worth the price tag. It will not let you down. Photos may not necessarily be great for printing marketing grade material but they are perfect for home use and for printing out normal photos inside documents. The photo quality is good, the colors are not dull and almost no graininess is found in the photos.

This printer, as mentioned earlier, is not for heavy duty work. A low volume of printing does not cost a lot but if your volume of printing is a lot, specifically more than 500 pages per month, then the toner cost makes it an expensive choice. It is great for low-volume printing.

Final Word

This printer is great for low volume, home use printing mostly and can also run well in a small office. It is not suitable for heavy-duty printing because that increases its toner and maintenance costs quite substantially.

The color touchscreen to the right of the printer is a tool for easy control of functions on this printer. The print quality is good, printing out non-grainy photos and clear fonts in text documents. Multiple connectivity options are available. In this price, the Canon Color ImageClass MF634Cdw is a great printer, totally worth the investment and highly recommended to users who want to buy a personal printer for home or even small office use.

Brother HL-L8360CDW

Laser Color Printer

If there is a printer that has it all and is a complete package, it is this one. With lower running cost, faster printing speed, higher duty cycle, great output quality and recent technology such as the near-field communication (NFC), the Brother HL-L8360CDW laser color printer is a great investment in an excellent color printer.

Features

This printer has a 300-sheet paper capacity and a decently designed body with colors perfect for an office setting. It can handle a medium to heavy printing load. Additional 500-sheet paper trays can be added after some extra payment in order to increase its paper holding capacity according to the needs of users.

A whopping duty cycle of 60,000 pages per month makes this printer on top of our three best printer picks for this article.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Gigabit Ethernet and a USB port. The best connectivity feature is the NFC. The printer hosts a hotspot. By touching your mobile phone to this hotspot, you can print anything via your Brother HL-L8360CDW printer. This provides a lot of convenience to the use of this printer. This printer also supports Brother’s Office Print cloud app for printing from PowerPoint 365, OneDrive, Microsoft Word, and Excel.

This printer comes with a 2.7-inch color touchscreen display. This allows for easy connectivity to many of the most popular cloud sites available. Another very useful thing is the Secure Function Lock feature on this printer. It helps you restrict whichever features you want, in case of multiple users. For example, using this feature, you can bar users from color printing in order to reduce toner use and control costs. A Secure Print feature is great if the printer is being used in a security-sensitive organization. In that case, the printer only allows access to the secret documents once a security PIN has been punched in.

Perhaps the best feature of this printer is its accompanying free tech support from its manufacturers for as long as the printer is running. Unlike almost all brands, this support is not limited to a specific warranty period and can be availed for the life of the printer.

Performance

This printer prints out 33 pages per minute for both monochrome and color printing. Like the other two printers discussed above, this printer’s text printing quality is great whereas photo quality, while good, is not of high quality. Therefore, this printer cannot be used for printing professional marketing material. Normal photos inside documents are printed fine and the quality is good too.

Its lower running cost makes this printer a winner among the best printers in the market.

Final Word

This printer simply guarantees great value for your money. It is not only feature-rich but also gives great output quality. There seems to be no compromise on anything. When it comes to this printer, quality is not provided at the cost of higher running costs. It is affordable, the printing speed is great, the toner cartridges yield more than usual, and security features are highly useful. All this coupled with its NFC feature makes it a great choice among printers.

In short, if you’re looking for a wholesome deal where features offset your investment fairly and justly, this is the right choice.

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