Because the number of iOS compatible printing machines are limited, one will notice that it is somewhat difficult to find the best AirPrint laser printer. This is because most of those that work with Apple mobile products are often of the inkjet variety.
However, this does not mean that these are not available. In this article, we focus on the finding those that offer the top quality performance.
Laser vs Ink Printer
1. A few things to understand before purchasing a laser printing device. One is, expect them to be more expensive, compared to inkjets, at least for the machine itself. Also, the laser’s toner cartridges on average cost more than the tank refills in the other types of printers.
2. Over the long run, these devices are more efficient and have lower operating costs. That’s because they save you time by producing outputs faster, and on a cost per page basis are cheaper than their inkjet counterparts.
3. Most only print black and white copies. While there are color laser printers, these are more expensive and often don’t produce as sharp images and colored copies as you’d get from an inkjet printer.
1. Brother HL5450DN High-Speed Laser
If you are looking for a device that is able to produce outputs quickly, this is among the fastest ones available. Also, it is one of the most economical AirPrint laser printers.
With a maximum output ability of 40 pages in a given minute, and a high yield toner refill that does 8,000 pages, users get a lot of efficiency with the home office machine.
Made to handle a heavy workload for groups, the high printing speed is complemented by its ability to work with networks using Windows, Mac and Linux computers and laptops. For handhelds, it is AirPrint enabled and works as well with Google Cloud Print.
It is shaped like a box and isn’t the smallest at around 15 by 15 by 10 (L x W x H) inches. However, it is still relatively compact when compared to other laser printers.
It has its own internal memory, and holds 300 blank sheets of paper and prints on both sides of the paper.
2. Hewlett Packard 1102W LaserJet Wireless Monochrome
If you are looking for something with a small footprint, this low cost HP product produces crisp text as well as clear graphics and images.
While the Brother machine is prices slightly over $150, this comes in a bit under that, making these two device among the most affordable AirPrint laser printers available today.
Because of its smaller overall size, you’ll need to refill paper more often because it can hold 150 sheets at a time, which is less than the average. However, when used as a home personal printer, this really shouldn’t pose as problem.
3. HP LaserJet Pro CP1525nw
For color printing purposes, this HP LaserJet offering is a capable, mid-sized machine. With dimensions of 16 inches by 18 inches by 10 inches and a maximum monthly production capacity of 30,000 pages in a month, owners can print all the black and white or colored copies they want without fearing that the device will overheat or burnout.
With a processor and memory of its own, it is able to work, collate and take in a lot of documents from your computer and do the processing internally. This results in less waiting time and faster outputs.
By laser standards, its 12 monochrome pages a minute is slow. But overall speed is still faster that those of inkjets. Because of its ability to make color copies, users will need to deal with 4 different toners as opposed to the more standard 1 black toner, which does come out to be costlier also.
Whether you are printing on small index cards or legal size paper, the overall quality does not suffer.
4. Brother MFC8510DN All in One Laser Printer
So far, the products covered include the traditional print only devices. This is common when in comes to laser printers. However, as prices come down, expect to see more multifunction laser products like this one.
This AirPrint capable device not only prints but also scans, copies and faxes documents, making it an all around office machine.
Compatible with different computer operating systems as well as Apple and Android mobile units, this device will be able to accept different types of computers and laptops you currently hav connected in your networking environment.
It prints out 38 pages every minute at its top speed. So whether working in a law office or handling lots of paperwork it can get the documents out in time. Its paper tray holds 300 blank sheets of paper, while the top sheet feeder handles up to 35 pages for scanning and copying.
5. Canon imageCLASS MF216n
The All-in-One printers (Print, Copy, Scan and Fax) has compact design and offer many good features and it is an excellent choice for home or office use. In addition Airprint feature that allow you to print directly from your iPhone or iPad, it also comes with Mopria Print Service for Android smartphones and tablets.
Canon also packs it Mobile Scanning for Business, all documents, photos can easily be scanned from this printer to your iOS as well as Android devices.
To make it more personal, you will able to customize what features you want to see on the printer’s home screen, thanks to its customizable 6-line B/W touch panel LCD.
Speed of print and copy is up to 24 pages per minute, front loading cassette with a capacity of 250-sheet and also a single sheet multipurpose tray.
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