All purchases are usually based on two variables. One is the price-quality ratio of the product in question and the other is to find the product that best suits our needs. Do not pay for those functions that may attract your attention at first glance but that you will not amortize later in life. Therefore, whether you are setting up a company, or if you have one and have to renew your equipment for printing photos and / or documents, we have prepared a small list with five recommendations to buy printers for your office below 300 euros.
Brother MFC-J6920 DW - Ink multifunction printer - 250 €
The Japanese company has in its catalog this desktop ink printer of a fairly compact size (55 x 43 x 31 centimeters) and weighing 17 kilos. It has a nearly four-inch panel and a processor made by Intel. It has a single USB type 2.0 port to print via cable from the computer. Although it also allows you to connect devices through Wi-Fi and NFC connection. In turn, this multifunction has fax.
It has a total capacity of 500 sheets and offers automatic double-sided printing even on A3 size. Its inkjet allows you to print up to twelve pages per minute (copying) and up to 22 when printing. It offers several feeding options since it has two independent paper trays (both with an autonomy of 500 sheets), being able to load the A3 and A4 formats simultaneously.
From the printer itself, you can access default websites for uploading and downloading information , so you can connect directly from the MFC-J6920DW to Google Docs, Evernote, Dropbox, Facebook, Box, SkyDrive, Flickr, and Picasa to upload and download files. . It also has a Cloud connection and is compatible with Brother iPrint & Scan, AirPrint as well as Google Cloud Print.
It comes equipped with separate cartridges so that when a certain color runs out you don't have to replace the entire cartridge. It also allows the purchase of XL-size cartridges, with which you can print up to 2,400 pages in black and about 1,200 in each color.
It has an approximate price of 250 euros on Amazon, although its usual price usually oscillates around 300 euros.
Best feature: variety of formats to print.
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M225dn - Multifunction Printer - € 224
This MFP with scanner, copier and fax can boast of a processor with a speed of up to 600 MHz and be compatible with a wide range of Windows as well as Mac OS. It comes prepared for AirPrint and allows connection through USB 2.0 and via ethernet.
This is a printer with a maximum monthly duty cycle (that is, the total number of pages the machine can or must print in a 30-day period) of 8,000 pages . Although the manufacturer advises for a good conservation of the same an average monthly printing of between 500 and 2,000 pages. It offers a speed in the copy of up to 25 pages per minute (with a maximum resolution of 600 x 600 dpi). It has a total capacity of 250 sheets in A4 size and a 100 output tray. It also has a document feeder for up to 35 sheets.
Undoubtedly one of the most attractive functions together with its compact size, optimal for a table thanks to its height construction (46 x 29 x 37 centimeters), is its automatic double-sided printing function. In addition, during these days on Amazon you can find a substantial discount of almost one hundred euros compared to its usual price.
Best feature: copy speed.
Canon MAXIFY MB5450 Tintenstrahl - Multifunction Device - € 265
With this model of the Japanese brand we find a four-in-one multifunction: printer, copier, scanner and fax, along with Wi-Fi connection.
A compact size (40 x 46 x 35), thirteen kilo printer that allows it to be placed almost anywhere in the office. It allows printing in A4 size (maximum printing formats) as well as unusual sizes such as envelopes. It has a maximum capacity of 500 sheets and a printing speed of 24 pages per minute for black and white and 15.5 for color prints.
The total resolution offered by the machine is 1,200 dots per page and offers a relatively low noise threshold of around 56 decibels. It has a USB port but not NFC or Bluetooth technology.
Best feature: quality of prints.
Brother HL5470DW - Laser Printer - € 230
This model from the Japanese company Brother is on sale at Amazon. Since its usual price is around 575 and currently we can buy it for just 230. A very interesting 60% discount if you want to install a machine in your office that above all offers you a lot of performance. Many copies and very fast.
It has a total capacity of 250 sheets, although an extra tray can be incorporated that can store up to 500 more sheets. It is a monochrome printer that only works with black and white prints but at an astonishing speed of up to 38 pages per minute . 18 sides per minute if the automatic double-sided printing function is activated, so we can have up to nine pages per minute.
A printer designed to work with many copies at high speed, since the first sheet takes just eight seconds to come out from when we execute the print command. Its toner is long-lasting and allows you to work with it to print up to 8,000 pages (one is included with the equipment). A machine without fanfare or extras whose only function is to print documents.
Best feature: copy performance.
HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 AiO Thermal Inkjet A4 Wifi - Multifunction Printer - 275 euros
Another printer that is sold on Amazon at a discount of more than 20% from its regular price and that includes a lot of different functions as well as a full-color screen of more than four inches. And all of them without losing speed in printing, since it can launch up to a total of 37 pages per minute (in low quality). in standard qualities it prints 24 pages per minute in black and white and 20 if it is in color.
With this HP machine we are selecting a very powerful printer with a total capacity of up to 30,000 copies per month, although its performance is optimal around 2,000 launches per month. It allows printing in different sizes (all from A4 downwards) and all its functions -scanning, copying, printing- can be done directly in color.
It comes equipped with automatic double-sided printing and an Ethernet, RJ-11, USB 2.0 and wireless LAN type connections . You offer maximum resolutions of 4,800 x 1,200 dpi for printing, 600 x 600 dpi for copying, and 1,200 x 1,200 dpi for scanning.
Best function: multifunction.