If you work for yourself, you may be looking for a printer to help you fulfil your work. While it is difficult to definitively state which printer is the best printer for small business, there are options available that might be the best business printer for you.
You might be looking for a printer for a team of three or for a team of ten. Maybe you need a machine that can also scan and copy, or perhaps a simple black and white laser printer will do the job. Maybe you need a printer that is portable, allowing you to easily transport it to and from client meetings, or perhaps you’re simply looking for a photo printer. There are a wide range of printers out there, with differing specifications and properties. Before deciding on the printer you are going to buy, make a list (either in your mind, or written down, if you work better with visual content) of each feature you require from a small business printer.
For our list of best small business printers for 2020, we take a look at user ratings across various sites, of a selection of some of the best rated printers that could be suitable for a small business printing load.
This mono laser printer is suited for people looking to print black and white pages, quickly. It can print at speeds of up to 60 pages per minute (ppm), with a resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi. It has a 128 MB inbuilt memory, and can print A4-sized documents. The Brother HL-L5100DN has automatic double sided printing, and a one line LCD display. The machine weighs 10.7 kg. It is currently for sale for around A$259. It was given a 4-star rating by TechRadar.
Canon PIXMA iP110
Looking for something a little more portable? The Canon PIXMA iP110 is a mobile printer that’s easy to transport due to its compact size. This machine weighs in at just 2 kilograms, and is compatible with Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud print, and PIXMA Cloud Link. It has an Access Point Mode, which allows you to directly connect to the printer, and can print both black and white and colour pages. It prints black and white pages at speeds of up to 9ppm, and colour pages at speeds up to 5.9ppm. The PIXMA iP110 is available for around A$369 and has a 4.7 star rating on Amazon.
HP Colour LaserJet Pro M454dw
The HP M454dw is a laser printer compatible with Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint, HP ePrint, and HP Smart App. It has a recommended monthly page volume of 750 to 4000 pages, and is ideal for teams of up to 10 users. This machine can print both colour and black and white documents, and has a 2.7” intuitive colour touchscreen. It can print black and white A4 pages at speeds of up to 27ppm, and colour pages at speeds of up to 28ppm. This product is currently for sale around A$619. It’s also currently rated at 4.4 stars on Amazon.
Epson SureColor SC-P600
Do you need to print photos as part of your business? The Epson SureColor P600 is capable of printing photos up to 13 inches wide. It has a maximum sheet size of A3+, and has a 9-cartridge ink system. This machine can print 4” x 6” borderless prints in 44 seconds, A4 prints in 1.5 minutes, and A3+ prints in 2.5 minutes. The P600 has a 2.7” LCD colour touchscreen and 256MB of memory. This printer is around A$1059. It has a 4-star rating on Digital Trends, and a 4.5-star rating on TechRadar.
There are lots of different printers suitable for small business needs. Each of these printers have different specifications, allowing you to choose one that suits your requirements. For example, if you regularly conduct client meetings and need to be able to print documents on the go, a portable printer could be the type of small business machine you are after.
Alternatively, if you need to print photographs for your company, you may be looking for a printer that exclusively handles such a task. Other options include laser printers that print exclusively black and white pages, ideal for businesses that require documents printed fast.
This blog post touches upon a very small number of printers. The printers we have listed in this article are just some of the printers out there that may work well for your small business. We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about some potential business printers to look into.
If you’re in the market for a new printer and want to find one that suits your needs, try asking business associates or others who are in a similar industry as you if they have any recommendations. You can also search online for reviews and ratings to find printers that have received praise and steadily narrow your list down to the models that best meet your requirements.
Good luck on your search for the best small business printer for your needs! Once you have your printer, remember to head on back to Ink Station to search for the ink or toner you need!