Laser Printers are efficient and usually make use of toner to print. They are ideal for office use because of their ability to print fast and the fact that they produce high quality printouts.
They come with large paper trays and are more expensive than inkjet printers.
Some printers are designed to perform a single function, while others are do-it-all multi-function units – able to print, copy, scan and fax.
Price & Availability
Types Of Laser Printers
These laser printers are available in two types- the monochrome laser printers and color laser printers.
Monochrome laser printers normally make use of one toner and produces photos and documents in black-and-white.
Color laser printers usually make use of more than 4 toners ( black, yellow,cyan and magenta) so as to produce print-outs in full color. Monochrome laser units are usually cheaper than color laser printers.
Some of the laser-printers come equipped with features that make them ideal for businesses. Business ready laser-printers have the capability to perform double-sided printing, scanning, copying and printing of multiple pages at a time.
Whether you are looking for a printer for your office or one to use at home, you will definitely be able to get a design with the ideal features.
HP LaserJet Pro Printer
150-sheet input tray
Manual Duplex Printing
Connectivity: USB, Wifi
3 LED indicator lights
2 MB memory
Print speed up to 19 ppm letter/18 ppm A4.
Price: KSh 13,200 View/Buy Now
Samsung SL-K2200ND MFP All in One Model
Copy, Print, Scan
Speed: up to 20 ppm
4-Line LCD panel
Resolution: 1,200 x 1,200 dpi
Copy Features: N-Up Copy/ID Card Copy/Book Copy
Price: KSh 67,131 View/Buy Now
Brother DCP-1610W Mono Laser Printer
Print speeds up to 20ppm
Paper input:150 Sheet Paper Tray
Printing resolution: 2400 x 600 dpi
Price: KSh 19,800 View/Buy Now
Kyocera ECOSYS M2035dn Network Printer
Speed: Up to 35 pages per minute A4
Max. input capacity with options:800 sheets
50 sheet document feeder- scans double sided originals
Print resolution: 1,800 x 600 dpi
High security through SSL, IPsec and Private Print
Print from and scan to USB flash drive
Price: KSh 70,000 View/Buy Now
Brother MFC-9140CDN Color Multi Function Printer
Automatic 2-sided (duplex) printing with booklet feature
Up to 22 ppm colour / mono print speed (A4)
9.3cm TFT colour touch screen
Hi-Speed USB 2.0, wired network
250-sheet lower paper tray
35 sheet Automatic Document Feeder
192MB memory & Up to 600 x 600dpi resolution
Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint&Scan, Apple AirPrint
Price: KSh 84,990 View/Buy Now
HP Color LaserJet Professional CP5225dn Printer
Print Speed: Up to 20 ppm
Auto duplex printing
2 standard paper trays
2-line LCD display
Recommended monthly page volume: 1500 to 5000
Duty cycle (monthly, A4): Up to 75,000 pages
Price: KSh 205,799 View/Buy Now
Brother HL-1210W Model For Light Print Users
Print Resolution: 2400 x 600dpi
Recommended 250 to 1,800 pages monthly volume
Connectivity: USB, Wireless
Paper Size: A4, Letter, Legal, Folio
32MB memory & Print speeds of up to 20 ppm
Mobile device printing (iPrint&Scan app)
Price: KSh 14,990 View/Buy Now
What To Consider Before Buying Laser Printer
Multi-function or Single Function Printer
A Multi-functional printer will allow you to perform additional tasks such as copying, scanning or faxing, tasks that a single-function-printer cannot do.
Home or Business Use
If you are looking for a printer for personal use at home, a cheap printer able to handle light volume is a good option. A business printer on the other hand, should be a model able to handle heavy & fast printing, double-sided printing including ability to withstand regular use by multiple users. An ideal business printer should also support network printing. Check some heavy-duty business printers here.
Monochrome or Color Printer Models
A monochrome printer is ideal for those who want to produce plain documents and spreadsheets. If you intend to print colored graphics, then a color laser printer will come in handy.
Printer Speed is usually rated as PPM ( pages per minute ) and range from one model to another. A higher ppm rating is a factor for consideration especially by those with high workload.
Most printers usually come with a resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi or 600 x 600 dpi . Print resolution is usually rated as the number of dots per inch, a printer is capable of printing (DPI ). A laser printer with high resolution will produce high quality text, photos and graphics.
Digital printers support connectivity features such as BaseT Ethernet, USB connection or WIFI to simplify printing and document management within a working group. Others come with Mobile Print App allowing users to print from their Smartphones.
Memory capacity differs from one printer to another. The amount of memory capacity indicates how fast the printer is able to handle documents in its own queue.
Paper Type & Size Supported
Printers are designed differently and differ according to the sizes and types of paper a printer can be able to handle.
It is important to consider paper handling features in a printer such as document feeder and paper input capacity, among others. Those working in busy offices should buy printers with expandable or large trays able to hold a considerable number of paper sheets for heavy workload.
If you are looking for a networked printer to be used by multiple employees, choose machines that will allow use of access codes and other security features that provide secure network to prevent unauthorized access to confidential information.
Before buying a printer, it is important to consider the cost of consumables for instance toner, paper, drums etc. Monochrome printer consumables are usually cheaper than color units.
Duplex Printing Feature
A machine that supports duplex printing or double-sided printing is ideal for businesses that are looking to cut their operational cost.
Ease of Use
Printers with touchscreen panels are usually easier to operate and navigate.