Brother Color Laser Printers – Affordable, High-Output Color
Brother HL 4070CDW
Brother color laser printers provide quality, affordable solutions for
small business and home office customers.
This technology wasn’t
available to customers at the lower end of the price scale a few years
ago, but Brother’s range makes color laser models available for between
$299.99 and $599.99.
If efficient, high quality printing is essential
to your small business, Brother’s range of color lasers may provide
exactly the model you need – for just the right price.
Why use a laser printer over an inkjet? Well, inkjet printers do tend
to produce better quality color prints – however, they are relatively
expensive to run. From a business perspective, it often doesn’t make
sense to incur the extra cost of ink in order to achieve a slightly
higher quality output.
Besides, laser printers can now produce quality
that is more than sufficient for most of the printing needs of the
majority of small businesses.
Top Features of Brother Color Laser Printers
Brother has put a lot of thoughts into the needs of small business
users when it comes to printing. That’s why almost all of the color
laser printers on offer from Brother have networking capabilities, a
handful of which include wireless networking.
Several of Brother’s laser printers also feature automatic duplex
printing (double-sided printing). This feature will not be required for
many users, so there’s no point getting sucked in and buying a more
expensive model with the duplex feature unless you have some specific
purpose for it. However, if you do have a specific purpose for creating
double-sided documents, you can do so relatively inexpensively by
buying a Brother color laser.
Brother’s printers are also designed to conveniently print large
quantities of documents. Most come with a standard paper tray that fits
250 or 300 pages, and many have the option of adding additional paper
trays. This helps increase efficiency in the office as there’s less
downtime spent changing paper.
In general, Brother does a good job of keeping the cost of its
consumables (products such as toner) low. This means that generally
Brother’s color laser units are cheap to own and run in the long term
compared to many competing units.
Downsides of Brother Color Printers
Brother’s color lasers definitely fall behind some of their competitors
in one major way: print speed. Brother’s printer models all offer print
speeds around 20 pages per minute, some less than that. This is still
reasonably fast, but it may not be sufficient for the needs of some
high-output users. However, for the most part Brother’s color laser
models are single-pass units, which means printing color images takes
the same amount of time as printing in black and white.
Of course, there are downsides to color laser printers in general. They
aren’t capable of producing the same vibrant, intense colors as an
inkjet printer – but this is a shortcoming of the technology, rather
than Brother’s designs.
Here are a few of Brother’s color laser models that have proven to be
popular with users:
HL 4070CDW Color Laser Printer
Offering brilliant color output and fast print speeds, the HL 4070CDW
Color Laser Printer comes complete with Duplex printing and Wireless