The Best Small Business Printers

The Best Small Business Printers

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From printing to scanning, most businesses need access to a printer in order to carry out their day to day business tasks. However, it can seem overwhelming to know which type of printer is best for your particular business. There are several things business owners should take into account when making a decision. Not only will we cover these considerations in our article, we will also be exploring the best small business printers. 

Colour Laser Printer  

Let’s start off with a recommendation for a colour laser printer. 

Overview

Xerox Phaser 6510 Range

The Xerox Phaser 6510 Range is a very popular choice for small businesses that print in colour as well as in black and white. With an RRP of around £200 including VAT, this model prints with A4 paper and is capable of double-sided printing which is a benefit for companies that need this capability and/or are conscious about saving paper. 

These printers are very popular with estate agents, letting agents, care homes and other small businesses that need to regularly print in colour. Graphic Designers also like to use this printer which is a great indication of image quality. Whilst you may not choose to use the printer for leaflets or other premium printing such as catalogues (you may opt for a professional print company for this) you will at least have the confidence in knowing the print quality will be high enough for other colour printing needs. 

The paper tray holds up to 250 sheets which is plenty for small business or home office use. Not only is the printer relatively compact, making it one of the best small business printers for those with small offices or lacking space. The printer will also continue to print in black even when the other toner cartridges are empty. 

Printer Cartridges

When it comes to cartridges, they are available in 3 separate sizes / yields 

Standard: 2,500 page yield for Black with 5% coverage and 1,000 page yield for colour 5% coverage 

Hi Capacity:  5,500 page yield for Black with 5% coverage and 2,400 page yield for colour 5% coverage 

Extra Hi Capacity: 5,500 page yield for Black with 5% coverage and 4,300 page yield for colour 5% coverage 

Here at AB cartridges we only supply the extra hi capacity cartridges. The price of these are £149.97 including VAT for the full set (Black, Cyan and Magenta).

Key Benefits  

  • Double Sided Printed
  • Wireless printing is available
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
  • Compact size
  • Continues printing in mono
  • Fast printing

The printer speed and colour printing quality are two major strong points for this printer and along with the price of the printer and cartridges, this printer should be a strong contender for many businesses. 

Mono Laser Printer  

Next, we will be discussing one of our top picks for a mono laser printer

Overview

Brother L2370

The Brother L2370 is a great option for businesses that do not require colour printing. At £115 including VAT to purchase, this is one of the best small business printers in terms of value for money and low initial cost. This is a very popular printer for those small businesses that do not require anything fancy and only need black and white. Companies like garages, mail order companies and car spare suppliers all benefit from this simple yet effective machine. 

One of the stand-out features of this model is the printing speed. Brother claim that 36 pages can be printed per minute, which is ideal for business use.

Printer Cartridges

Standard: 1,200 page yield at 5% coverage

Hi Capacity : 3,000 page yield at 5% coverage 

Here at AB Cartridges, we only supply the hi capacity toner cartridge for this printer for less than £30. With free nationwide delivery, this is why businesses can benefit from low cost printing. In fact at these prices it works out at £0.007 pence per page which makes a lot of business sense.

Key Benefits

  • Windows and Mac Compatible
  • Doesn’t take up too much deskspace
  • Low cost
  • Good Speed
  • Great text print quality

One downside to the printer is that it does not offer wireless connectivity as it is a simple yet effective machine.

Mono Printer / Scanner/ Copier

Want a machine that’s capable of more than just printing? Here is our recommendation for a printer/scanner/copier combination 

Overview

 Brother DCP L2530DWThe Brother DCP L2530DW is an extremely versatile machine, making it one of the best small business printers for business with more than just printing needs. Having the capability to print, scan and copy is a great space saver which is perfect for many small businesses that do not have the space for 3 separate devices.

Printer Cartridges

Here are AB Cartridges we offer the hi capacity TN 2420 toner cartridge that helps businesses get the most out of each toner and only costs £27.87 including VAT, meaning you can print for only £0.0074 pence per page. Making this printer one of the best small business printers for businesses that do not need colour printing and want to keep business costs as low as possible.

Key Benefits

  • Fast printing
  • Automatic double sided printing
  • 3 in 1 machine print, scan, copy
  • USB or wireless printing options
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
  • Doesn’t take up too much deskspace
  • Low cost

Colour Printer / Scanner/ Copier

Want a printer/scanner/copier but need to also print colour? Look no further 

Overview  

Xerox Work Centre

The Xerox Work Centre 6515N prints in mono or colour whilst allowing businesses to also copy and scan. This machine can help small businesses do huge amounts in house and can be a great addition to any business.

The printer costs around £312 including VAT to buy and whilst this is more than the other printers discussed in this article, it is still amazing value when you consider all the machine has to offer. Perfect for printing internal documents as well as some marketing material, presentations and more, this printer can help reduce the need to go to a specialist printing firm. 

 With wireless printing available, automatic double sided printing, and a quick speed this printer has a lot to offer and will be extremely beneficial to a lot of businesses.

Popular with estate and letting agents as well as any other small businesses that need to print regularly in colour. The printer is a decent size and won’t need a huge amount of space, it can print up to an impressive 28 pages per minute and it will continue to print in black even when the other colour toners are empty which is a great plus.

Printer Cartridges

Standard: 2,500 page yield for Black with 5% coverage and 1,000 page yield for colour 5% coverage

Hi Capacity:5, 500 page yield for Black with 5% coverage and 2,400 page yield for colour 5% coverage 

Extra Hi Capacity: 5,500 page yield for Black with 5% coverage and 4,300 page yield for colour 5% coverage 

We only supply the Extra Hi Capacity cartridges which can help you get the maximum yield per cartridge.  At the cost of £147.97 including VAT for the full set of toners, the printing is great value for money.

Key Benefits

  • Double Sided Printing
  • 3 in 1 machine print, scan, copy
  • USB or wireless printing options
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
  • Doesn’t take up too much deskspace
  • Fast Printing

Colour Multifunction Inkjet

Overview  

Epson Workforce

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF- 4820DWF provides you with an all in one solution. Printing, scanning, copying and faxing are all possible with the machine, making it a great addition to any office. With an initial cost of £138.90 including VAT for the machine, this is perfect way for small businesses to print in colour, scan, fax and copy in an extremely cost effective way. Unlike laser printers, an inkjet like this does not have the extra consumer bales such as drum units etc which can help keep the cost down. Not only is it a reasonable price, it is cheaper to run than a laser printer which is perfect for businesses that want to keep costs down whilst still having the option to print in colour.

Printer Cartridges

The 405XL hi yield ink cartridges provide a 1,100 page yield at 5% coverage. The full set of Extra Hi Capacity cartridges cost £46.67 including VAT.

Key Benefits

  • Automatic Double Sided Printing
  • 4 in 1 machine print, scan, copy , fax
  • USB or wireless printing options
  • Windows and Mac Compatible

Things to consider when choosing a printer for your small business

Whilst all of the printers we have discussed are some of the best small business printers available, there are a few things you should consider before making your final decision. Ask yourself the following questions;

  • How much printing does the business do on a daily basis? (Is this predicted to increase or decrease in the near future. To make the best investment you should consider your future requirements as well)
  • Do you need to print in colour? If you don’t your options are much wider
  • What is your budget? - Consider the price of the printer but also the ink cartridges
  • Do you need scanning or copying capability?

There is a range of printers available for businesses and whilst this article only addresses a few, we hope this will help narrow down your choice and allow you to discover the perfect printer for your business needs. Once you have answered the questions above, you should be able to make an informed decision and find the best small business printer for your business.

If you are still unsure about which printer is best for your small business, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Pick up the phone and call us at AB Cartridges on 01522 683460. We offer free, unbiased advice to help you get the best products for your business needs.

 

 


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