The HP LaserJet Printers seem to be flying off the shelves back at the warehouse. An ever popular choice, these printers are purchased by a range of customers, from the work-at-home Mum to the office manager.
Let’s take a closer look at these laser printers and see what it is exactly that makes them so popular.
- A LaserJet Printer uses a toner, as opposed to ink. This means that the toner doesn’t dry up. So even if you don’t use your printer for a large amount of time, you don’t have to worry about ink having dried up while the printer wasn’t in use.
- A LaserJet Printer produces high-quality printouts. The printing is waterproof, which means that the ink will never smear even when it gets wet.
- Printing on a LaserJet is also very cheap – the cost per page is as little as a tenth of what it is for inkjet printers. (Read more about this on Laser Printers Versus Inkjet Printers.) An average cost per page on a LaserJet is approximately 3 cents per page.
- Laser Printers are also extremely reliable. They are capable of producing thousands of prints a month, and will usually last many years, even after daily use. One single toner cartridge will usually be able to print several thousand sheets.
- It is usually very simple to repair issues that come up with your laser printer. Generally, all that needs to be done is to change parts available in a standard HP Maintenance Kit.
- In general, there are very few disadvantages to owning a laser printer. The main one is the cost of both the printer and its supplies. A great way to save on the price of your printer is by buying a refurbished one. (See Why Buy Refurbished) on more benefits to buying refurbished. Unfortunately, a new toner could cost almost as much as the printer did, which is why lots of people will just discard of the printer and purchase a new one when the cartridge expires in a year or two.
- A laser printer can also make the room it is in rather hot because of the fuser inside it, which heats up to as high as 200 degrees Celsius. It also is often heavy and takes up a lot of room or desk space in an office. In a comfortable office environment though, none of these points should be cause for much concern.
- An additional disadvantage is that many Laser Jets are limited by the amount of memory they are sold with. To expand the memory, a RAM board must usually be purchased. This will enable the color laser printer to utilize a larger variety of fonts.
- A laser printer should not be your choice if you intend to print a large amount of photographs. This is because photographic paper cannot be put through a laser printer, and a laser printer is not capable of producing very high-resolution images.
After understanding the benefits of LaserJet Printers, it is clear why these are so often the chosen ones. All in all, a LaserJet Printer in the majority of circumstances would be your best bet. Whether new or refurbished, they are the cause of many, many happy customers.
Here’s a list of just a few of the many popular HP LaserJets: