If you need to print in large quantities or you need your prints to come out with very crisp text, then a laser printer is the way to go. Laser printers take some time to heat up, and upfront costs are more than inkjet printers, but for volume and clarity, they can't be beaten. You'll also likely save some money in the long run on a per sheet basis. This is especially important if you run a small business or plan on using your printer a lot.
Brother HL-L2350DW Compact Laser Printer
Compact and affordable
If you want to print more while also cutting down on paper, this has duplex printing capabilities. The tray holds up to 250 sheets, and it can print up to 27 sheets per minute. The compact design won't take up a ton of space on your desk, and its wireless networking capabilities keep cords to a minimum and let you print from any room in the house!
Canon imageCLASS LBP6030w Wireless Laser Printer
This wireless printer is quick and tangle-free. Expect your first print in about eight seconds — this laser printer takes barely any time to fire up at all! This is another compact printer, so it won't take up much space on your desk, and might even work as a portable printer if you (for whatever reason) need to print in multiple locations.
Brother MFCL2710DW Compact Laser All-In One Printer
Perfect for a small office environment, this one offers paper-saving features like two-sided printing, and time-saving features, like a 35-page capacity document feeder for unattended scanning or faxing. You can load up the MFCL2710DW with up to 250 sheets. This is the perfect all-in-one solution.
Xerox Phaser 6510/DNI
The standard paper tray is 250 sheets, but you can add an optional 550-sheet tray for bulk printing. This machine pops out the first page in about 12 seconds and then 30 pages per minute after that. On the wireless side of things, the Phaser 6510 is also secure, using HTTPS, Wi-Fi authentication, IP filters, and more.
HP Color LaserJet Pro M254dw
The HP Color LaserJet Pro M254dw is a force offering up to 22 pages per minute. You can connect the LaserJet Pro M254dw to your Wi-Fi network, allowing you to print wirelessly from your Mac or iPhone via AirPrint, and its touchscreen allows for simple one-touch printing.
Brother Business Color Laser Printer, HL-L8360CDW
Here's a compelling business quality device that prints at up to 33ppm in color/black. This printer from Brother offers a 250-sheet capacity paper tray that's adjustable for letter or legal plus a 50-sheet capacity multi-purpose tray. In total, the capacity is expandable to 1,300 sheets with optional trays.
Canon Color imageCLASS MF644Cdw
Although the Canon Color imageCLASS MF644Cdw isn't the cheapest option out there, it's one of the best color laser all-in-one printers on the market. With a print speed of up to 19 pages per minute, high-capacity toners, and wireless capabilities, this printer will keep up with you and your printing needs. It even has single-pass scanning so that you can scan both sides of a document at the same time!
Xerox VersaLink C405/DN
This impressive Xerox VersaLink printer packs plenty of power and is ideally suited for small or regular business use, offering 36ppm. It includes a 550-sheet tray, 150-sheet multipurpose tray, and 50-sheet DADF.
Lexmark B2236DW Monochrome Laser Printer
The Lexmark B2236DW is a monochrome laser printer that offers up to 36 pages per minute. Low-cost, the printer offers Wi-Fi plus USB and Ethernet connectivity. Compact in design, the device is perfect for small spaces.
Why laser over ink?
Laser printers have a ton of advantages over your typical inkjet printers and are a very viable option for at-home use. These types of printers will save you money in the long run. Although your average toner cartridge for a laser printer is more expensive than an ink cartridge, toner lasts a lot longer, and because its a powder, it can't dry out over time. Plus, laser printers offer much sharper lines than inkjet, meaning small text is much easier to read as it always comes out crisp and clear.
Of course, laser printers aren't quite as good at printing photos as a high-quality inkjet printer would be. Inkjets can often have up to six or more different colors of ink, allowing them to blend colors smoothly and produce more colors.
Overall, we're most impressed with the Brother HL-L2350DW, which is a low-cost solution for a home office. It's compact, simple, and swift at printing large documents. If you're looking for a color laser printer that won't break the bank, consider the HP Color LaserJet Pro M254dw. When money isn't so important, check out the Xerox VersaLink C405/DN.