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Laser printing is digital printing that involves a xerographic printing process in which the image is generated as a laser beam is directly scanned across the printerâ??s photoreceptor, to produce text and graphics of high quality on plain paper.

The speed of Laser printers is contingent on a several factors including the graphic intensity of the job being processed and differs greatly with the fastest black and white modes printing over 200 monochrome pages and colour modes a 100 colour pages, per minute. Printers of such speeds are typically utilized for mass mailing of personalised documents like credit card or utility bills and are now vying with lithography in some commercial applications.

Furthermore, various factors go into determining the cost of laser printing, such as the price of paper, toner, and the replacement of the drum or other consumables like fuser and transfer assembly. Printers with soft drum can have very high cost of ownership which does not become apparent until the drum requires replacement.

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HP LaserJet M553x

HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn


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HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553x
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw
Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW
Brother HL-L2300D
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw
Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW
Brother HL-L2300D
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Release Date
May 2015
Jun 2015
Oct 2015
Jul 2015
Apr 2015
Printer Type
Laser, Printer Only, Standard All-Purpose
Laser, All-In-One
Laser, Printer Only
Laser, All-In-One
Laser, Printer Only
Output Type
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
Monochrome
Monochrome
Platform
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Cost Per Page (Mono)
1.7 cents
3.2 cents
3.2 cents
2.7 cents
3.5 cents
Cost Per Page (Color)
10.9 cents
16.3 cents
16.3 cents
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Horizontal
1200.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Vertical
1200.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
4800.0 dpi

  • The HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn is fast, low-priced, and has output quality good enough to let you print your own marketing materials.


  • This is a big printer for companies with big ideas. It's fast, flexible and delivers stunning prints.


  • Once past its slow startup, the Color LaserJet Enterprise M553x offers top-tier print quality at particularly high speeds. Just don't place your desk in the immediate vicinity, as the fan is just as effective at making noise as it is at cooling the machine.


  • A good fit as a personal multifunction printer or for light-duty, shared use in a small office, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw delivers high-quality text and graphics, fast speed, and mobile printing support.


  • If you're looking for a high-quality photo printer then inkjet printers still have the edge there. However, the M277dw provides excellent text quality and business graphics, and will make a good workhorse printer for smaller offices that need to produce high quality business documents.


  • This small and efficient laser all-in-one prints well and quickly, but the cost per page and limited paper handling render this an occasional-use model.


  • The HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw color laser printer is a great fit for personal or light-duty shared use, with fast speed, high-quality output, network connectivity, and support for mobile printing.


  • There’s a lot to like about the HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw, from its smart looks to its versatile wireless connection and duplex print. We’d like to see a higher capacity paper tray – or an option for a second tray – but other than that, it’s a very good choice for anybody who needs quality black and colour laser print, without a high purchase cost.


  • Aimed at personal use or shared use in a micro office, the Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW delivers better overall output quality than most monochrome laser multifunction printers.


  • This inexpensive mono-laser all-in-one has unusually fast print speeds, plus a host of convenience features. Our only quibble is with the toner cost.


  • The Samsung Xpress M2885FW is a good printer that's fast, compact and low in toner cost, plus, it uses NFC to print documents wirelessly from smartphones and tablets. That said, we would have preferred a larger display to make the numerous functions easier to navigate through.


  • The Brother HL-L2300D's small size and excellent paper handling—with a 250-sheet tray, manual feed, and duplexer—should be at the top of your list for a personal monochrome laser printer.


  • The HL-2300D is a fast and affordable entry-level laser with low running costs.


Top 5 laser printer:

  1. HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn
  2. HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
  3. HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw
  4. Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW
  5. Brother HL-L2300D