The 8 Best Laser/LED Printers to Buy in 2018

When nothing else but a laser-class printer will do

Laser printers are effective at churning out large print jobs at a fast speed, and today’s iterations come with high-volume toners that can handle 8,000 or more printed pages. They also tend to have a host of convenient wireless connections, allowing multiple people to print with ease. When purchasing a laser printer, it is first important to ask whether you need color function or can work with just a monochrome printer. If all you’ll be printing is black-and-white text, monochrome is the way to go. Either way, you will be sure to find a printer suited to your needs on this list.

This all-in-one laser printer from Brother is the best seller in its category, a feature-rich yet affordable printer that meets just about any need. It has black-and-white, as well as color scanning, which can recreate 2400  x 600 dpi copies of your documents. It has a 250-sheet input and is designed to be compact enough to fit in most spaces.

Automatic duplex printing churns out up to 27 pages per minute, while the 35-sheet automatic document feeder keeps everything moving. Other nice features include faxing, automatic toner replenishment via Amazon dash, low-cost toner replacements and wireless connectivity. The versatility make this printer a great option for anyone from students to small businesses.

HP’s LaserJet Pro M402n accomplishes something most printers cannot: it pleases just about everybody. First, it has an attractive compact design that will fit in just about any workspace. The white minimalist printer is incredibly fast, especially for its price range. It can print up to 40 pages of black-and-white prints per minute and the first page prints as fast as 6.4 seconds.

Anyone in your office can take advantage of the speed, thanks to wireless printing and easy mobile printing. AirPrint and ethernet make this an ideal printer for up to 10 users, while advanced security options mean that sensitive information will not fall into the wrong hands. These features make this perfect for any office with different departments and levels of security clearance. While this printer only prints in black and white, it accommodates a variety of media sizes, including envelopes and labels.

This inexpensive Samsung printer is a sure bet for college students, home offices or small businesses that only need black-and-white prints. It is surprisingly fast for its price range, printing up to 29 pages per minute, and even features built-in printing to save paper. If you’re committed to going green, you will also appreciate the ECO mode that can be activated with the push of a button and results in more efficient toner and paper usage.

Resolution is good as well, with 4,000 x 600 dpi for the sharp text printing you’d expect from a wireless printer. As a Samsung device, this printer comes with the latest wireless connectivity options, including a mobile print app and WiFi pairing. It also includes paper management software to help you get the most of your prints.

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Home offices and small businesses will appreciate this affordable all-in-one laser printer from Canon. It is built for speed and efficiency, churning out the first print in six seconds and then up to 24 pages per minute after. Auto-duplex printing cuts through big print jobs with ease, and a maximum input capacity of 500 sheets means that you can tackle print jobs of up to 1,000 pages without having to reload paper.

The Dual-Resistant High Density ink is smudge-proof and delivers high-quality imaging and text in your print jobs. Canon also included some helpful connectivity options. The Canon PRINT app allows you to print, copy and scan documents right from your mobile devices, while AirPrint and Google Cloud Print allow you to sync up any computer or smart device to the printer. All these options will increase your productivity, allowing you to spend less time printing and more time working.

If you need an enterprise solution for your printing, this Brother MFCL5700DW is both affordable and capable of high-yield workloads. It has a 300-sheet paper capacity that is expandable up to 1,340 sheets with add on trays. With automatic duplex printing, a 50-page auto document feeder and up to 42 pages per minute speed, even large print jobs go by quickly. And if you’re churning out hundreds of pages a day, the 8,000 page high-yield toner cartridge will save time and money.

Business owners will also appreciate efficient features such as simultaneous operation and a 3.7-inch LCD touchscreen that lets you scan to the cloud, print wirelessly and automatically re-order on Amazon.

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Vibrant color prints await your office or house with this color laser printer from HP. With a 600 dpi print resolution and color prints at 19 pages per minute, this should be your go-to printer if you need to distribute colored pamphlets or promotional material for your business or organization. The printer has a three-inch color touchscreen to help streamline your workflow, and wireless printing makes it even easier for your team to get physical copies of any and all materials. One nice function is the NFC touch-to-print, a feature that lets you tap your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet against the printer to immediately start a printing job. Automatic two-sided printing and a suite of business apps boost productivity even more, while an 800 MHz processor keeps the whole operation running smoothly.

Get high quality black and white prints with this Dell Monochrome laser printer. Its distinguishing quality is the high-end resolution of its prints. In fact, it registers at 1200 x 1200 dpi, meaning your fonts will be crisp, bold and black.

In addition to the high print quality, this Dell achieves high printing speeds. It clocks in at around 40 pages per minute, with the first page out in under 6.5 seconds. It also comes with an intuitive 2.4-inch LCD screen that makes it easy to navigate settings and print jobs. The screen even offers step-by-step graphics to walk you through any troubleshooting issues that follow printers all too often. You can even set up the numeric keypad to protect confidential print jobs by releasing them only to those with the code. The one downside of this printer is that it requires an ethernet connection or USB to print.

The LaserJet Pro M426fdn offers 38–40 ppm speed, but also comes with an automatic document feeder with a fifty page capacity. Other highlights include all-in-one capabilities (printer, scanner, copier, fax), a built-in Ethernet connectivity and a three-inch color touchscreen. It can also hook up a 10-person workgroup for team collaboration and has the capability to supercharge printing speeds by 30 percent with JetIntelligence cartridges. All in all, it’s a serious printing workhorse.

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