Written by Tim

Printers for the office: what should you pay attention to?

There is a wide choice in the range of printers for professional use. All office printers in the range print faster than devices for private use and are available in multifunctional variants (MFD) or only print. There are also useful extras such as double-sided printing and an automatic document feeder (ADF). But which printer suits your needs and what do you pay attention to? I give you advice so that you choose the best printer for your usage situation.

I want to print at my (home) office

printing at the office

Are you self-employed or a freelancer and own a small business? In that case, you'll definitely deal with paperwork. Think for instance of invoices, quotes, drawings, or other documents that are important for your clients or business partners. Time is money, and naturally you want a printer that's has a higher print speed than the average home printer. It would also be great if you don't have to feed a new stack of paper into the printer all the time. Do you agree? Check if your printer has the following specifications:

  • Print speed of at least 15 pages per minute
  • Paper tray for at least 100 sheets of paper
  • Optional: automatic document feeder (ADF)
  • Optional: duplex printing

I want a printer for a small or medium-sized business

business printing

Are you self-employed or a freelancer and own a small business? In that case, you'll definitely deal with paperwork. Think for instance of invoices, quotes, drawings, or other documents that are important for your clients or business partners. Time is money, and naturally you want a printer that's has a higher print speed than the average home printer. It would also be great if you don't have to feed a new stack of paper into the printer all the time. Do you agree? Check if your printer has the following specifications:

  • Print speed of at least 15 pages per minute
  • Paper tray for at least 100 sheets of paper
  • Optional: automatic document feeder (ADF)
  • Optional: duplex printing

I want to print at a large office

large office printing

In order to prepare a presentation for your business partners, you want to print your report as quickly as possible. Even if one of your colleagues is ahead of you, you won't have to wait long for your document to be printed. Don't worry about it running out of paper any time soon, as the large paper drawer means it doesn't have to be refilled as often. That's efficient and saves time. Thanks to other features like an ADF and duplex printing, printing is even easier and you save on paper. Via a network connection you can remotely mange the printer in a printer fleet. Is that the kind of printer you're looking for? Look for the following properties:

  • Print speed of at least 30 pages per minute
  • Paper drawer for at least 250 sheets of paper
  • Optional: automatic document feeder (ADF)
  • Optional: duplex printing
  • Optional: network connection

I want to make A3 prints

Making A3 prints

Fo you make larger print for your hobby or professional use, like brochures, flyers, or posters? With an A3 size printer, you can print graphic material in a large size. If you want to print a normal-sized document in between the big jobs too, the printer will print on A4 paper for you as well. Is this what you're looking for? Check if your printer has the following features:

  • A3 print size
  • Optional: automatic document feeder(ADF)
  • Optional: duplex printing

I want to print in black and white

black-and-white prints

If you don't need a color printer and would be fine with a black-and-white printer for printing spreadsheets and reports, a black-and-white laser printer is a good choice. There are suitable printers for small to large business environments. Check the capacity of the number of paper drawers and print speed. That way, you'll know for sure that the printer is quick and efficient enough for your specific situations. Choose suitable connection options like WiFi or a wired network connection and handy features such as ADF and duplex printing.

  • Black-and-white laser printer
  • WiFi or wired network connection
  • Features such as duplex printing and ADF

Wireless printing (WiFi)

wireless printing

If your printer is connected wirelessly to the network via WiFi, you can send print jobs wirelessly from any device (laptop, PC, or tablet) on the same network. In addition, you can put the printer anywhere you want, as long as there's a WiFi signal and collect your print jobs when you want.


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