When it comes to a color laser printer, one needs to choose the right one. Good quality and image resolution can make all the difference between mediocre and outstanding printouts. In this article, we provide reviews of the top 5 color laser printers in the market today.
1. DELL 3000cn
Among all the printer reviews, this one tops the list with a good margin. This compact, 25 ppm monochrome, 5 ppm color printer has a 2400×600 dpi resolution. The DELL 3000cn measures about 16.7×16.5×17 inches and weighs approximately 53 pounds. It has excellent color laser output quality as well as expandability. It is also compatible with Windows, Mac as well as Linux systems. Even small sized fonts are easily readable due to the superior quality of print. Its starter toner print cartridges come with a speed of 2000 pages for black and white and 1000 pages for color printouts. What makes it top the list are its superior quality of text as well as good, solid graphics – all at a very reasonable price.
2. Oki printing solutions C3400n
This printer is high on speed with 20 black and white pages printed per minute and 16 color pages every minute. It has a resolution capacity of 1200×600 dpi. It has about 4 print cartridges with a capacity of 1000 pages each. What places it second on the list is its speed and reasonably good text and graphics, all of which come at a surprisingly affordable price.
3. Brother HL 2700CN
This color laser printer is aimed primary for office usage as opposed to home use. It has a monochrome speed of 31 ppm and color of 8 ppm. The Brother HL 2700CN comes with starter toner print cartridges with a shelf life of 5000 pages for black and white and 3000 pages for three colors. What sets this one apart are the presence of both parallel and USB 2.0 and even 10/100TX networking ability.
4. Lexmark C510
This small office beauty prints with exceptional color and sharpness. Especially targeted at small business groups, the Lexmark C510 color laser printer provides plenty of features at a very affordable price. The printer comes in three varieties, has a mono speed of 30 ppm, 8 ppm color speed and is much faster than any other pure monochrome printers.
5. Samsung CLP500
With sharpness and brilliance in its printing as well as good mono and color speeds of 20 and 5 ppm respectively, this color laser printer comes at a reasonable price. It has a color resolution of 1200×600 dpi, good print quality and is quieter compared to its counterparts. The Samsung CLP500 has a print capacity of about 600 sheets, has a 64 MB memory, has both parallel and USB 2.0. The downer for this one is its bulky appearance (it measures 20×18.5×16 inches) and heavy weight (approximately 80 pounds). It’s best suited for people for whom color quality is paramount and not so much the volume of work.