A Guide to Small Business Color Laser Printers

Thursday Feb 11th 2010 by SmallBusinessComputing Staff
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Confused by all the options when it comes to choosing a small business printer? This handy guide provides everything you need to buy a color laser printer that suits both your needs and your budget.

Thanks to falling prices, you don’t have to be black and white when it comes to small business printers. Color laser printers are more affordable than ever, and HardwareCentral.com's guide has everything you need to know to make a smart buy.


If you've decided to buy a color laser printer, you've probably already weighed the benefits of one versus its inkjet or solid-ink counterparts. Inkjets and solid-ink printers, generally, have brighter colors and better resolution, but they're comparatively slow.

For speed, lasers can't be beat, and for most business purposes -- reports, flyers, and PowerPoint slides rather than glossy photos -- their quality is more than adequate. Moreover, they allow you to produce high volumes of color documents at lower cost than inkjet printers.


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When considering buying a color laser, it's useful to be familiar with some broad categories before digging in to the nitty-gritty.

If speed's your thing, there are high-speed color laser printers. As the category title suggests, machines like the HP Color LaserJet CP4525n and Xerox Phaser 6360dn are built to burn toner, pumping out anywhere from 30 to more than 40 pages per minute (ppm) in color or black and white. Prices in this category range widely, from under $1,000 to almost $3,000.

Read the complete Buyer's Guide: Color Laser Printers article

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