Compact laser printers are simple machines that print letters, envelopes and other small jobs, making them cost-effective for homes or smaller offices. Designed for a busy office doing scanning, faxing and printing, multifunction machines improve the workflow and save money. WiFi® laser printers save time as multitaskers, with functions that include scanning, faxing, wireless printing, cloud printing and receiving emails. Consider a color printer for crisp, sharp documents, and for producing brochures, flyers and other colorful presentations.
If photo-quality printouts are what interests you the most then chose a high-resolution digital color printer that includes the three primary colors of ink. These printers combine colors for high-quality, detailed graphics. WiFi laser printers let users print from the cloud and connected devices without requiring direct connections. Compact printers with multiple options will work when you are running a small business that needs different formats, like envelopes or postcards, besides the standard letter output. If the office is large with heavy printing traffic, consider reducing paper and ink costs using a laser printer that offers duplex printing or ink saver mode.
Design and craft objects with a 3D printer that replicates items in detail. Modern 3D printers install quickly, requiring no extensive technical knowledge. Using either a filament- or resin-based model, you can create detailed objects. These options use modeling and slicing software which creates and transfers the designs into three-dimensional objects. Most 3D printers feature a wireless option that lets users link devices, such as a tablet, laptop or computer, for the convenience of 3D printing from any place.
Unlike printers and copiers, document scanners make digital images that you can enhance, print or store on a drive for a future project. Each scanner has different technical specifications and features that help make scanning documents easier. A simple option is the flatbed scanner because it scans like an all-in-one laser printer. When the material is face down on the glass, the light moves across, capturing the text and images. This is useful for homes or small businesses, but for offices that scan large documents and multiple pages, consider a feed scanner that automatically feeds pages.
Many laser and inkjet printers combine scanning with fax, print and copy functions that reduce the need for multiple devices. Multifunction printers (MFP) come in standalone options that handle the needs of large businesses. Look for models with automatic document feeding and duplex features that require less human interaction for project completion. Smaller laser MFP printers fit on desks or stands, maximizing the space in print rooms and small offices while providing the same features. Choose Bluetooth® and WiFi options that let multiple users connect to the network. Direct USB and Ethernet connections provide high-speed access that help ensure specific machines have print availability whenever they need it.