If you are in the market for a new printer for your business there are some very important things you need to consider. Stated by Imaging Spectrum, there are all kinds of printers that are marketed towards commercial use and business owners but not all of them will be right for your particular business.
If you are a small business owner, you will need a printer that doesn’t use up a lot of electricity and doesn’t suck down ink like cans of soda.
You will also want a printer that can flow with the expansion of your business. It does no good to buy a printer only to need a higher capacity one as your business expands. So a bit of foresight can go a long way in this regard.
User-friendly printers are also very important in an office setting. Most likely, you will have multiple employees using the same printer so you need to be sure that it is easy enough to use for all of your employees.
The options can be dizzying but we have compiled a list of some of the best printers to use for your commercial business as well as a breakdown of their advantages and how they might best be used.
The Best Commercial Printers for Your Business
Canon Maxify MB5420
First of all, this is a 4-in-1 printer, copier, fax and scanner which may save you money right off the bat by not having to buy each of those machines individually. It is also capable of automatic double-sided printing (no need to flip pages over) and operates at a decent speed – 24 pages per minute (ppm) for black and white printing and 15ppm for color.
We chose this printer for two reasons: one – it is lightning fast. With speeds up to 42ppm (monochrome) it can meet the quick printing needs of your business, and two – it comes with business-friendly settings that allow an administrator to restrict printing operations and security features like PIN-only access for when you are printing sensitive documents.
Xerox Versalink C405
Xerox makes an entry into our list with this all-in-one printer that sports a couple of different features that may be of particular help in your office. For one, it features an easy to read and a responsive touchscreen interface that is simple enough for anyone to pick up.
So it is good if you need a printer that is easy for multiple people to use. Secondly, it has a large capacity paper tray that holds 550 sheets.
This laser printer may be ideal for you if you regularly need to print out large diagrams, drawings or banners. It is an A3 printer (capable of handling larger paper sizes) but it is also beneficial if you don’t have a lot of space to spare.
It is one of the smallest A3 printers on the market today but it can still hold 300 sheets of paper with the option of adding a tray.
Epson WorkForce ET-4750
This Epson is also a 4-in-1 printer that uses traditional ink. It is excellent if your printing needs involve a lot of graphics and images. It has a great color resolution but still manages to be very economical even with color ink.
You can expect the ink tanks in this printer to last 11,200 pages for color and 14,000 for black and white prints.
Oki is ideal for small but growing businesses. It provides a good mixture of capability and economy. With automated functions and a sleep mode, it uses energy very efficiently. It can also handle heavy stock sheets and print images up to 52 inches wide.
It has a surprisingly massive paper tray that can hold 1,400 sheets and prints briskly as well: 31ppm for color.
Hewlett Packard PageWide Pro 447dw
We round out our list with a very capable printer that will be beneficial if you print large format media. It is an inkjet that prints with impressive fidelity even for color photographs. It is also an all-in-one printer that can handle A4 sized paper and graphics.
With a 55ppm print speed, 500 sheet paper tray, and automatic double-sided printing feature, this HP is ready for the most demanding print jobs.
Keep It in Perspective
Our list features printers that may be good for some businesses but not others. We tried to present a representative cross-section of different kinds of printers with different specialties to cater to the needs of different businesses.
It is important to keep things in perspective though. Consider the unique needs of your business, your budget, and your planned growth. Doing so, along with utilizing our list will help you find the perfect printer for your commercial business.