Choose the right printer
Deciding what kind of printer you want to purchase can be frustrating and confusing. There are so many types and brands of printers to choose from, and new models seem to be introduced on a monthly basis. We've selected our top 2 picks from the 4 main function types - Inkjet's, Mono Laser, HP Business Printers & Auto-Duplex - to assist in selecting the right printer for you. We'll have you printing with ease in no time!
Less expensive, and great for smaller jobs, and printing photos. Inkjets can print onto all kinds of paper – including glossy types – and the ink cartridges and toner are generally cheaper. Not ideal if you print a lot, as the trays generally only take around 50-100 sheets at a time. Not as suitable for printing text documents on plain photocopy paper as plain black text can come out slightly more fuzzy than laser.
HP Deskjet 2130 AIO Printer
Make your everyday printing, scanning, and copying easy with an HP DeskJet all-in-one that simply works—right out of the box. Save money with optional high-yield ink cartridges. Plus, save space with an all-in-one designed to fit where you need it. Ideal for people who want an affordable, everyday all-in-one that fits into small spaces.
- Print, copy, scan
- Print speed ISO: Up to 7.5 ppm (black), up to 5.5 ppm (color)
- 60 sheet input tray
- High yield ink available
- ENERGY STAR® certified
Canon Maxify MB2160
Get more reliable results with the MAXIFY MB2160 multifunction printer. The stylish MAXIFY MB2160 prints, copies, scans and faxes with effortless ease and is a smart and stylish accessory for home office productivity.
- Print, copy, scan, fax, WiFi
- Extra-large Inks for superb value in black & white or colour printing
- Auto 2-sided printing & Auto-Document Feeder
- 4 single pigment inks for superb quality for documents and photos
- 3 year full replacement warranty for peace of mind
More expensive upfront, but print quickly. If you run a business, or you print a lot the speed makes a big difference. If the printing you are doing is predominantly text, laser prints sharply and is suitable for small fonts and lines. Not suitable for printing photographs. Laser printers are generally larger, heavier and more expensive both in terms of the printer and its ink.
Brother HL1210W Mono Laser Printer
If you need to print black and white documents, and you want the crisp, clean, fast print of a laser, but cost is your first concern, take a close look at the HL1210W. Our entry level printer, it will do the job for light print users. And it also offers wireless and USB connectivity – plug in your USB cable and print straight from the device.
- Full-Speed USB 2.0, Wireless
- 150 Sheet Paper Tray
- Resolution: Up to 600 x 600 dpi
- Up to 20ppm black & white printing
- 32MB Memory
Brother MFCL2713DW Mono Laser
Home and small offices need practical and efficient printers to ensure a smooth flow of work. The MFCL2713DW is the printer that does exactly that. Count on business-class print and copy speeds of up to 34ppm, fast first-page-out of less than 8.5 seconds, and excellent mono print quality for sharp, clear text, charts and images. And, with its built-in wired and wireless connectivity and 2-line LCD display, Brother’s MFCL2713DW is the efficient and user-friendly printer that will effortlessly fit into your office space and keep you moving in the right direction.
- Fast print speeds of up to 34 pages per minute
- Automatic 2-sided print
- 250 sheet paper input
- Built in wired and wireless connectivity
- 128MB memory
HP BUSINESS PRINTERS
A whole new way to print. Whether you own a small business, manage a busy branch location, or run a large department, you can count on HP for dependable, cost-effective printers to meet your needs. Let HP Managed Print Services help you maintain your print fleet, enhance security and improve printing workflows to do more and save more. From CAD/GIS renderings to packaging, large format signage to high volume print production, HP offers the widest range of printing solutions in the market.
HP M281 Laser Jet Pro Front Page
Make an impact with high-quality colour and increased productivity. Get the fastest in-class two-sided printing speed and First Page Out Time (FPOT). Scan, copy, and fax. Count on simple security solutions, and get easy mobile printing.
- Print, copy, scan, fax, wireless
- Print speed letter: Up to 22 ppm (black and color)
- Scan to email; Auto duplex printing; 250 sheet paper tray (standard); Uses toner with JetIntelligence
- High yield toner available
- ENERGY STAR® certified; EPEAT® Silver
HP PageWide Pro 577DW Colour Multifunction
Not inkjet. Not laser. Introducing HP PageWide business printers. Get the best combination of lowest total cost of ownership, print quality, and speed. HP PageWide Pro delivers the fastest speeds in its class for up to 40% lower color cost per page than color lasers. Get professional-quality color and fast two-sided scanning, plus best-in-class security features and energy efficiency. Ideal for small and medium businesses that want affordable, professional quality and versatile document solutions in a fast, high-performance MFP.
- WiFi, fax, networkable, lowest total cost of ownership in its class
- Print speed ISO: Up to 50 ppm black and color
- Auto duplex printing, Wireless, Ethernet, USB Document Print, NFC touch-to-print
- HP PageWide Technology; Extra-high yield ink available
- 4 year warranty
Duplex printing means that you can print on both sides of the paper with your printer either automatically or manually by turning the paper over after the first side has printed. This functionality lets you save on paper and help the environment by using both sides of the page. In order to duplex, your printer will need to have the functionality built in and not all printers can duplex print.
Canon PIXMA TS6160 All-in-One Printer Black
Every function is easier with the manually adjustable front panel, featuring a 3 inch touchscreen and simple interface. Print, copy, scan, and cloud functions are now all accessible from a single home screen — no need to spend time scrolling to find what you need.
- Wireless printing
- 3" Touch panel
- NFC / Bluetooth
- Borderless photo printing (4"x6"); Square Photo Paper printing (5"x5")
- Uses 680 / 681 inks, XXL inks available
- Auto Duplex Printing
Epson Workforce Pro 7720 All-in-One Printer
Powered by PrecisionCore®, the WorkForce WF-7720 all-in-one printer quickly produces high quality borderless prints up to A3+ (13" x 19") and scans up to A3 (11" x 17"). A versatile inkjet, it features a 500-sheet capacity, dual trays, plus a rear feed for specialty paper, ensuring added productivity for any office. Featuring the ultimate in wired and wireless networking, the WF-7720 makes it easy to print from tablets and smartphones1, and includes Wi-Fi Direct®2, Ethernet and NFC3.
- A3 Print, Copy, Scan, Fax, WiFi, Ethernet
- 4.3" screen
- 500-sheet paper capacity; Auto 2-sided printing; 35-page A3 duplex ADF
- iPad, iPhone, Android tablet & smartphone printing