By Joey DeNova and Ivan Rosales
Today’s global economy and increasing competition have placed more pressure on manufacturers to review and optimize all facets of their manufacturing process. Whatever you manufacture, odds are you need to print, copy, scan, or fax information. In truth, the idea of printing being less important in the digital age simply does not apply to the manufacturing industry.
All of this means that a reliable but efficient printer is more important than ever for manufacturing organizations. You’ll find both reliability and efficiency in the list below. Just as good, we’ve found that these printers do their job whether you buy/lease them new or refurbished.
HP Color LaserJet Pro M477fnw MFP
The HP M477fnw multifunction printer boasts a nice range of features that makes it a perfect fit for manufacturing offices that need a color printer. The device includes super-fast print, scan, copy, and fax performance — as well as robust, comprehensive security for any small business and workgroups of up to 10 users. In short, this wireless printer helps make sure you get everything done during a busy day and syncs easily with compatible mobile devices or laptops (with minimal setup required). The M477 is also a nice fit for an office or workgroup that prints up to 7500 pages a month.
- Great Print Quality
- Wireless, wireless direct, and NFC connectivity
- Easy to use
- Running costs is on the high side
- Only holds 250 pages in paper tray
HP Color LaserJet M451dn
This network-ready laser printer allows offices to produce professional-quality color documents without hassle and at high speed. Any ethernet connectivity will seamlessly integrate this printer to your office network. The automatic duplex printing saves both energy and paper, something to heed for organizations interested in improved sustainability. The device also provides the tools to print from virtually anywhere; and the professional-grade output resolution and speeds grant outstanding quality and efficiency.
- Good performance
- Good output quality
- High cost-per-page
HP LaserJet Pro M401n
This printer is an excellent device to optimize day-to-day workflow — and provides above average-quality documents at lightning speed. With the built-in Gigabit Ethernet and Hi-Speed USB ports, offices can print from all on-site devices (up to 35 ppm). It’s one of the easier printers to install, in our view, and its 300-sheet capacity is great for small-to-medium businesses. What’s more, organizations can print on the go with the machine’s mobile printing options, as well as share printing resources on a network.
- Fast print speeds
- Excellent print quality
- Can only print in monochrome
HP LaserJet Enterprise P3015dn
Designed specifically with both small-to-medium businesses and enterprises in mind, the LaserJet Enterprise P3015DN is an impressive workgroup printer. With a ton of productivity-enhancing features, this device facilitates quick printing and easy management. You get a high yield rate at a speed of 40 ppm (A4). With the quick first-page out feature of this workgroup printer, you also get a first print in a mere 7.5 seconds. The 96 MB RAM (internal) and 100-sheet multipurpose and 500-sheet input tray of the HP laser printer enables smooth operation.
- Fast print speed
- High-quality print
- Low cost-per-page
- Can only print monochrome
HP LaserJet Pro M277dw MFP
The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw is one of our most popular color Laser MFP’s. It’s an all-in-one color laser printer with scan and copy functions, an automatic document feeder, and built-in faxing. It works with Windows, macOS and Linux. The M227dw also features JetIntelligence to give you professional-quality color documents in no time.
- Automatic duplex capabilities
- Low paper capacity
Lexmark MS811dn Printer
This network-ready laser printer features a dual-core processor and expandable memory, delivering faster performance. The 2.4 color LCD provides instructions for user interventions and information to simplify tasks, while the operator panel number pad lets you easily enter PIN codes or other numbers for confidential print. This model is great for high-volume organizations.
- High paper capacity (550-sheets)
- Automatic duplex capabilities
- Print speed (65 pages per minute)
- Uses a separate imaging drum unit
HP LaserJet Enterprise M4555h MFP
The LaserJet Enterprise M4555h MFP is ideal for any size business that wants a reliable workgroup device with multifunction capabilities to increase productivity and reduce costs. High-performance copy and print speeds maximize your uptime. HP ePrint lets you conveniently send files from your smartphone to your printer, no matter where your work takes you. Automatic two-sided printing can help you conserve resources. Instant-on Technology and Instant-on Copy make it easy to use less energy. Encrypted hard disk enables security features, like user authentication, to give you more control of your sensitive data and information
- Ideal for high-volume customers
- Low cost-per-page
- Automatic duplex and fax capabilities
- Large machine and not easy to move around
Any of these printers will take your office where it needs to go when it comes to printing well in the manufacturing sector.
For more resources on the key decision of the right printer for your office, I recommend these resources:
- Our recent article The Top Small-to-Medium Business Printers.
- Our office printing challenge for a quick printing report.
- Our free eBook, How to Select the Right Printer
In the end, knowing your printing needs is what matters the most.
If you’re still looking for the printer assistance to save on costs, green your office, and increase productivity, please contact a Cartridge World printer partner in your area.
- Joey DeNova is a Cartridge World partner and sales account executive for ON Demand Hardware.
- Ivan Rosales is Operations Manager for Cartridge World.
Both individuals bring decades of experience matching the right printers to businesses of all budgets and needs.