Let’s be honest. There’s nothing too exciting about office printers. But, these machines have come a long way since the time of the printing press. A printer must perform well. But, as any other item, performance is just half of the battle. Printers must also look great (they will, after all, be placed in plain view), have additional features, and be user-friendly.
The aforementioned items are all very standard, yet so few printer manufacturers have grasped these essential elements. Maybe that’s why the technical world pays attention when a truly remarkable printer hits consumer shelves. Recently, a number of great printers have begun to rear their rugged heads. If you’re in the market for a printer, give one of these a spin.
Lexmark Prevail Pro705
The first thing you’ll notice about this printer is its style. The Lexmark Prevail isn’t as bulky as some machines, and it still does everything you want it to do. This printer was built for the office, and it will serve your office well with wireless connectivity, speed text option, and autodocument feeder.
You’ll also love the fact that the Prevail comes with a five year warranty, which is a rare thing these days. The Prevail is also priced well at $200. When considering other office printers, the small price of the Prevail stands out. If you have a small or medium-sized office, you’ll love what the Prevail can do.
HP Photosmart Premium C410a
HP has been in the printing game for a long time. In fact, some of the earliest printers (as we know them) were of the HP sort. So, it’s no surprise that HP still corners a large portion of the printer market. The HP Photosmart Premium lives up to the widely-recognized HP name well.
The Photosmart Premium includes ePrint and Airprint features which really set this machine apart from the rest. The ePrint feature allows users to print documents from emails (always helpful). The Airprint feature makes it a cinch to print anything sent from an Apple device. If you have Apple products in your office, this is the printer for you. If not, it’s still a great all-in-one printer that looks fashionable and doesn’t take up too much space.
Lexmark Pinnacle Pro901
The main problem with most printers is that they are expensive. Printing a page or two can easily run you a few dollars, and this is a problem when you have to print a few hundred or thousand pages. The Lexmark Pinnacle Pro901 stands out from the crowd based upon its low printing costs.
For around one cent per page, you can print good quality documents. The graphics coming from the Pinnacle Pro901 are decent too (always a bonus for non black and white jobs). Lexmark has always stood behind its products, which is why the Pro901 comes with a 5-year warranty straight from the manufacturer. If your machine breaks, all you have to do is call Lexmark. It always feels good knowing that the products you purchase are backed by solid warranties!