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By definition, a monochrome printer is a printer that gives you prints of only one colour. A monochrome printer usually prints black while some other monochromes print text and graphics in grey-scale, as well as strictly in blackâ??andâ??white.

Monochrome printers are employed for extensive and qualitative printing of texts. Monochrome lasers are more efficient than the inkjets in terms of their monthly duty cycles, except for printing photos. Laser monochrome printers offer an output of atleast 600 dpi for smoother gradients, cleaner graphics and sharper edges. A user could go for a higher resolution monochrome laser for printing photos.

Monochrome thermal printers are used in cash registers, ATMs, gasoline dispensers and some older inexpensive fax machines


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Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW
Brother HL-L2300D
Dell S2810dn
OKI MB492
Dell E310dw
Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW
Brother HL-L2300D
Dell S2810dn
OKI MB492
Dell E310dw
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$230
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Release Date
Jul 2015
Apr 2015
Jul 2015
Feb 2015
Jul 2015
Output Type
Monochrome
Monochrome
Monochrome
Monochrome
Monochrome
Platform
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Mac OS, Windows
Printer Type
Laser, All-In-One
Laser, Printer Only
Laser, Printer Only
Thermal, All-In-One
Laser, Printer Only
Cost Per Page (Mono)
2.7 cents
3.5 cents
2.2 cents
1.6 cents
3.3 cents
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Horizontal
600.0 dpi
1200.0 dpi
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Vertical
4800.0 dpi
1200.0 dpi
Average Rating
 3.8 stars
 4.5 stars
 3.5 stars
 4.2 stars
 3.5 stars
Ease of Use
55% Positive
45% Negative
100% Positive
55% Positive
45% Negative
100% Positive
57% Positive
43% Negative
Connectivity
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative
100% Negative
100% Positive
Quality
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
100% Negative
Performance
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Negative
Economy
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
80% Positive
20% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Negative

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