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Top 5 Color Laser Printer Models for a Small Office

In a small office environment, having a single laser printer can help reduce costs because it provides more efficient printing than an inkjet printer. However, there are some color laser printers that are better than others. Here are the best ones currently on the market.

Brother HL-4040CN

The Brother name has been synonymous with printing and typing for decades so it’s no surprise that one of their color laser printer models has made a good impression for small office users. Here’s an overview of what makes it so great.

• Reasonable cost – around $400
• Excellent print quality – color quality is less wonderful as is common with laser printers
• Fast printing – 21 pages in either color or b/w per minute
• Toner costs are lower than with other printers in the same class.

Oki C3400n

This color laser printer from Okidata was designed for workgroup use which means it is capable of handling some pretty heavy print jobs without slowing down. Here are some other advantages.

• The under $400 price tag makes it an affordable option
• Excellent print quality in black and white – the color is not quite as good
• Quick printing with 20 and 16 pages per minute in b/w and color, respectively.
• Network ready so you can have everyone in your office printing to it in no time and can eliminate the need for multiple ink jet printers

One drawback is that the color toners are a bit costly compared to similar color laser printers.

Dell Color Laser Printer 1320c

If you don’t mind not being able to purchase your printer in a store, then this Dell laser printer is definitely one of the best possible, especially if you need a lot of high-quality color printing, such as in the real estate business.

• The price is amazing – you can purchase one directly through Dell supplies for just under $300.
• The print quality is superb even in color –
• Quick printing with 20 and 16 pages per minute in b/w and color, respectively.
• Network ready so you can have everyone in your office printing to it in no time and can eliminate the need for multiple ink jet printers

One drawback is that the color toners are a bit costly compared to similar color laser printers.

Konica Minolta Magicolor 2530DL

If your business requires the printing of more photographs than text and you want to bypass the step of transferring those shots to your computer first, this color laser printer may be a good option.

• The $350 price tag is average for laser color printers
• This laser printer includes built-in networking capabilities so you can connect your entire office easily to a single print source
• The black and white printing speeds are about 17 pages per minute but it’s graphic printing speed is average or slightly above average
• Can work with both Windows and MAC operating systems thanks to included drivers
• Supply costs about average but high capacity color and monochrome toner is available

Xerox Phaser 6180/N

Xerox has always had a good reputation for printing and copying so it’s no surprise that they would snare a top spot. Although the advantages below are clear, the toner costs for this unit can be a bit pricey.

• At just under $400 this color laser printer is on the high end in this class
• Fast printing in both b/w and color: 26 and 20 pages per minute, respectively
• Monochrome printing looks nice but is a bit glossy (not everyone’s preference) – color printing is not quite as good even on photo paper
• Printing costs are about average overall