When you have a printer that keeps breaking down or requiring maintenance, it can be extremely frustrating. We asked Printer Repair Surrey what their thoughts are on the best laser printers that require the least amount of maintenance. First, they told us a little bit about how printers have evolved, and then they got into the details of which printer companies in Surrey should purchase.
Printer repair Surrey explains how laser printers have evolved a lot since they first appeared on the market nearly four decades ago. The first generation printers could only output black text and graphics at 300 DPI (dots per inch) and could not reproduce halftone (grayscale) images properly. Although Xerox Corporation manufactured the first laser printer, it was more of a mainframe machine, and was not suitable for desktop work. The credit for the first desktop model goes to Hewlett Packard who introduced the first desktop laser printer in 1984 incorporating laser printer technology developed by Canon.
Many companies nowadays manufacture multifunctional laser printers that perform other tasks such as scanning and photocopying. These printers contain four cartridges, allowing users to print both monochrome and colored text and images. They offer a high resolution of 1200 x 1200 DPI. They are network (Ethernet cable or WiFi) and internet enabled. The former feature allows the user to connect multiple computers to a single printer and the latter feature permits remote printing too. These models boast of DADF (duplex automatic document feeder) technology that allows users to scan and print double sided documents in a single pass. Their high buffer memory allows them to queue incoming print requests from several computers and print them sequentially. The build of a printer determines its MTBF (mean time between failures).
Here are some of the printers that Printer Repair Surrey claims provide consistent print quality and perform flawlessly for a long time.
HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf MFP
Although this multitasking model was first unveiled in 2011, it still reigns supreme because of its compact design, decent print speed, and sub $200 price, making it ideal for use in homes and small offices. Installing and configuring it is a breeze. Opt for the `smart install’ option, which prints out a configuration report containing details of the printer along with its IP address. It contains both Ethernet and USB connection ports. The cons, if any, are lack of WiFi networking, color printing, and autoduplexing.
This multipurpose color printer can churn out 30,000 pages per month without complaining, making it ideal for small and medium offices. It boasts of a high-resolution scanner, a 4-line monochrome liquid crystal display along with an array of 34 control buttons. This printer communicates with computers via USB, Ethernet, and WiFi. Unlike other printers of the same class, this one boasts of a square base instead of a rectangular one. Its printing speed is slower when compared to other printers in the same price range.
Samsung CLX 419 fw
If price is no concern and you want the best multipurpose color laser printer, look no further than Samsung CLX 419 fw. It has excellent wireless network connection capabilities, allowing you to print documents and photographs even from mobile devices such as smartphones. This printer boasts of outstanding features and ships with a mammoth 256MB of installed memory, allows you to install up to 415MB of additional memory modules, and has a printing capability of 19 pages per minute. Its two paper trays hold 350 sheets of paper. Boasting of a monthly print cycle of 40,000 pages, this beauty is compatible with all operating systems, and provides the cheapest cost per printed page.
Post warranty repairing
All laser printers ship with a one-year warranty. Getting it serviced by the original equipment manufacturers after this period can prove costly and time consuming too. It is better to hand over the job to Printer Repair Surrey who have the best prices in town and the most qualified technicians to make your repair quick and painless.