Whether you work at home or in an office, finding the right printer can seem like a daunting challenge with all the available choices on the market. Printers are an indispensable piece of office equipment, but how do you find one that is best suited for your business?
There are a few factors to consider, like the type of business you have, the size of your office and the estimated print volume and speed you’ll require, among others. Technical considerations, such as how it will work with your existing wired or Wi-Fi router and network is another thing to take into account. Below we’ve listed a few models and which will best suit a variety of professionals.
For Small Businesses
Small business owners need a printer that is hassle-free, affordable and cost-effective to run, with security and added convenience features like Wi-Fi connectivity and duplexing. With its ability to churn out 22 high-quality colour or black and white prints per minute, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw is designed for small business owner. This ENERGY STAR® certified printer meets the demand for black-and-white and colour prints for most small businesses. Featuring a 250-sheet capacity tray, and a 50-page automatic document feeder. With both wired and wireless connection support and a variety of mobile printing options, there are a myriad ways to connect the M281fdw. And with built-in security features like an embedded web server with secure browsing to maintain the printer remotely or locally, it gives you full control for all your office needs.
Professionals who work with photographs and require high-quality prints need a printer that not only handles document printing but also produces very high-quality photo reproductions. In this sense, the Canon PIXMA Pro-1000 Wireless Colour Professional Inkjet printer is a valuable addition to any photographer, graphic designer or journalist’s arsenal of tools. With a maximum resolution of 4,800 x 2,400 dpi to bring out fine details and a dye-based ink, three of which are reserved for black-and-white prints, photos can be reproduced in amazing detail. Additionally, with Wi-Fi connectivity and mobile printing, you can print from anywhere in the home or office from any computer or mobile device.
For Engineers and Architectural Designers
For engineers and architects that need to print large-sized technical schematics, drawings and other documents, having a large format printer right in the office means saving time and money, instead of having to send out for them. While there are a few entry-level models targeted at larger printing, the Epson Expression Photo XP-15000 is one of the best among the budget options. With a wider range of ink colours for high definition printing, including a range of red and grey, it can handle borderless prints up to 13” x 19” at an incredible 5,760 x 1,440 dpi resolution, as well as black-and-white schematics and drawings. Wi-Fi connectivity and Epson’s iPrint also allow you to print from anywhere, even when you’re on the road.