Select from the top brands and styles of compact printers. We have separated them into brands, and grouped inkjets and lasers separately, to make it easier for you to drill into your preferred printer options.
Brother InkJet Multifunction
Canon InkJet Multifunction
HP InkJet Multifunction
HP OfficeJet Multifunction
HP LaserJets Mono Multifunction
HP Color LaserJet Multifunction
HP PageWide Pro 452dw
Lexmark Laser Multifunction
Lexmark Laser Printers
What’s The Difference?
If what you’re really asking is what type of home printer should I get to stay productive during this quarantine period with so many Printer Options, and you know that you will generally print a mix of colored and monochrome documents, I recommend you get an affordable color laser printer. Laser printers are in it for the long haul and are more economical than inkjet printers. They use toner cartridges which print thousands of pages so you don’t need to worry about replacements anytime soon. Laser cartridges contain toner powder so you also don’t have to worry about the drama of running into dried or clogged ink at all!
What is an inkjet printer?
Inkjet printers are machines that spray microscopic droplets of ink onto paper. Inkjet printers are generally cheaper, smaller, and can be used to print both text documents and high quality colored images, especially photos. BUT be wary of cheap inkjet printers as those will end up costing you a fortune later on.
And what is a laser printer?
Laser printers are machines that melt toner powder onto paper to create a print. Laser printers are more expensive than inkjet printers upfront and uses pricier toner cartridges but is still a more economical option in the long run with its overall lower cost per page, faster print speeds.
What is a monochrome printer?
A monochrome printer is a printer that prints only in black and white. Monochrome printers only need a black printer cartridge to print.
Inkjet vs. Color Laser Printer
One of the most popular questions we get from buyers is: should I get a color laser printer or an inkjet printer? It boils down to what you need color printing for.
- If you need gallery quality photos, get a photo inkjet printer.
- But if you need to print medium quality colored images that don’t require color depth and tonal range, we recommend color laser printers over inkjet printers for two reasons:
- laser toner does not dry up if left unused
- you print more pages from laser toner cartridges than inkjet cartridges