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Top 10 Color Laser All-in-One Printers of 2011

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Laser printers are better for high volume printing compared to inkjet printers. It is more expensive than inkjet printers but it produces clear, sharp texts and images, prints more pages with toner cartridges. This makes the total cost of ownership lower in the long run.

Multifunction color laser printers have the print, scan, copy and fax features rolled in one. Your business can print black and white, colored images, receive fax, copy documents, and scan them if you need soft copies. They print faster and yield more pages compared to inkjet printers. These printers increase office productivity while saving space and reduce wire clutter. Monthly duty cycle ranges from 30,000 – 85,000 pages, which means that you can print thousands of pages of the same quality in a month depending on your needs.

Here are the top 10 color laser printers this year:

Brother MFC-9970CDW Color Laser All-in-One ($590-$790) – this multifunction printer is fast and reliable. It prints 30 ppm for both black and color, with estimated cost at 1.9 cents per page in black and 12.7 cents in color. It has a 350-sheet tray capacity, up to 60,000 duty cycle, and allows Wi-Fi and USB connectivity. Replace toner cartridge with TN315BK Black, TN315C Cyan, TN315M Magenta, and TN315Y Yellow for page yields of 6,000 for black and 3,500 for color.

Brother MFC-9560CDW Color Laser All-in-One ($500-$790) – this machine is almost the same as the Brother MFC-9970CDW with estimated cost per page printing, wireless connectivity, and multifunction features. The difference is that this is smaller and slower with only 25 ppm print speed for both black and color. Duty cycle is at 40,000. Great for smaller offices that still does medium-heavy printing. Replace toner cartridges with the Brother TN315 series high yield toner cartridge set.

Lexmark X548dte All-in-One ($1,750-$2,250) – is a print, scan, copy, and fax machine that uses 4 Lexmark toner colors. It can hold 900 sheets in tray, prints at 25 ppm in black and 23 ppm in color, with an estimated cost of 2.8 cents per page in black and 15.3 cents in color. Duty cycle is estimated at 85,000 and ideal for high volume printing. Compatible high yield replacement toners are X546 Black that yields 8,000 and X544 Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow yields 4,000 pages.

Samsung CLX-6220FX Color Laser All-in-One ($700-$830) – is a multifunction printer that allows scan, copy and fax. It has print speeds of 21 ppm for both black and color, with an estimated cost per page of 3.6 cents for black and 18.4 cents for color. Paper tray capacity can hold up to 350, monthly duty cycle up to 65,000 pages. Replace toner with compatible Samsung CLP-C600A premium toner cartridges.

OKI Printing Solutions MC561 Color All-in-One (starts at $749) – this print, scan, fax and copy printer has speeds of 31 ppm for black and 27 ppm for color prints. It connects to your local connection, allows scan to e-mail and other formats, and up to 60,000 duty cycle. It produces high-quality black and colored printouts for your business. Replace toner with Okidata toner cartridges to ensure maximum performance.

OKI Printing Solutions MC361 Color All-in-One (starts at $549) – this printer is almost similar to the MC561 Color MFP. It has slower print speeds at 25 ppm in black and 23 ppm in color with up to 45,000 duty cycles for medium-heavy printing. If you do not need to print more than 30 ppm, this might work for you. Replacement toners are the same as MC561 toners.

Canon Color ImageClass MF9220Cdn Color Laser All-in-One ($835-$1223) – this printer has print speeds of 22 ppm for both color and black, compatible with Canon toner cartridge 111 which yields around 6,000 based on 5% coverage document. Supports USB and Ethernet connection and produces high quality colored images at 2400 x 600 dpi.

Xerox WorkCentre 6505/DN Color Laser All-in-One ($728) – with print, scan, copy and fax features. This has print speeds of 24 ppm for both black and color, estimated cost per page of 3.5 cents for black and 16.7 cents in color, and a 40,000 duty cycle. Replacement Xerox toner cartridges are 106R01597 (black) for a 3,000-page yield and 106R01592 (Magenta), 106R01593 (Yellow), and 106R01594 (Cyan) for a 2,500-page yield each.

Dell 1355cnw Color All-in-One ($340-$390) –this multifunction machine prints at 15 ppm in black and 12 ppm in color with estimated cost per page of 3.5 cents in black and 18.5 cents in color. It has a duty cycle of 30,000 that is ideal for medium printing volume. Toner cartridge replacements are FYFKF Cyan, 3K9XM Black, DG1TR Yellow, and 5GDTC Magenta.

HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Color All-in-One ($448-$525) – this multifunction printer has Wi-Fi connectivity for more printing flexibility. However, print speeds are at 7.4 ppm in black and photos are printed at 1.7 ppm. This is relatively slow compared to other color laser MFPs. For toner replacement, use HP 128A toners for Black, Cyan, Yellow, and Magenta.

Color Laser multifunction printers are great if you need to print a lot on a daily basis. Choose a printer that fits your needs. You might not need a large and expensive printer if you think you will only do medium volume printing. If you want to save up on cost, check and compare toner replacement prices and opt for cheap ones that have a high page yield.  You can look for discounted toner replacements but make sure they are compatible with your printer.


Inkjet Vs. Laser Printer Market Share and Statistics

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Inkjet printers and laser printers are two of the most popular printer types in the market today. These can be multifunction printers or MFPs or single function  printers or SFPs. You may want to know how inkjets and lasers compare to each other.

Market share for inkjet and laser printers

With the worldwide shipment of 34 million printer units for the fourth quarter of 2009, these two printer types dominated the market. As proof to that, here are some statistics compiled by the International Data Corporation or IDC:

1. Although the color laser printers took the top spot for previous quarters for the year, it was a different thing for the last quarter of 2009. The monochrome laser printers took over the trend with an overall year-over-year growth of 9.3%. Color laser MFPs lagged behind by 1.3% with only 8% overall growth for the year.

2. With regards vendor unit growth for monochrome laser printers, Samsung was a sure winner with a whopping 60.6% growth.

3. When MFP’s are considered, monochrome laser printers dominate the market as its value shipments for the year amounted to approximately $5.8 billion. However, the color laser market is not left lagging behind and promises to surpass that accomplishment of the monochrome versions.

4. As for inkjet printers, it took 23.8 million of the printers shipped for the fourth quarter of 2009. That is equivalent to 70% of the 34 million total reported for the aforementioned period. In addition to this, the inkjet market sector is said to be the largest penetrator in the world of MFP’s. The rates are above 75% and is far better than any other technology segments. This is despite the fact that the color inkjet MFP posted only the 3rd highest growth at 2 percent lower than that of the color laser MFP’s 8 percent.

Other statistics on inkjet and laser printers

In other parts of the globe the stiff competition between inkjet and laser printers can be noted. As per report shown by the Free Library from IDC Taiwan, there were 132,043 inkjet printers (MFPs) sold for the third quarter of 2009. This indicated an increase of 23.5% quarter-over-quarter and 12.3% year-over-year. For the laser SFP market, a growth of 4.8% quarter-over-quarter and 2.9% year-over-year represented the 27,494 units sold. For color laser MFPs on the other hand, 5,231 units were sold and this indicated 6% growth quarter-over-quarter and 22% growth year-over-year.

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