Even though many businesses are moving towards a paperless office, there is still a huge demand for office printers from business customers. When leasing a printer out, most businesses find themselves locked into a contract with a third-party provider that doesn’t give them much freedom to adjust options as their business may evolve or change. However, making the decision to purchase your own office printer gives you the freedom to manage your own printing assets which can be a more cost-effective solution in the long run.
Companies that want to minimise the amount they pay in interest for goods and un-needed services will usually opt for buying over leasing – plus you’ll see the price of toners comes down over time as the models begin to age and become cheaper in the market. Leasing out a printer usually comes with maintenance plans that can ensure your printer has full support if anything goes wrong; however, most of the office printers offered at PB Tech come with 3 to 4 years of full onsite support and warranty, ensuring that these printing solutions are an investment you can rely on for the future.
Each kind of printer, no matter which type you choose has a running cost for each page you print. This is based on the price of the ink toner/cartridges vs the yield for said cartridge while factoring in the efficiency of the printer. PB Tech carries a range of cost-effective printing solutions that help deliver efficient printing performance while reducing business expenses. Check out our recommendations below!
Usually inkjet printers wouldn’t really be the go-to for businesses; however, this HP PageWide Pro delivers high-end printing performance, perfect for companies that find themselves printing a lot of coloured documents, files and pictures. This printer can print at an impressive speed of 50ppm (prints per a minute), which significantly reduces the time spent of employees waiting around for print jobs and can improve the efficiency and work nature in a busy office. Automatic Duplex functionality allows double-sided printing to be smoother and easier than ever, so you can print large documents in a breeze.
By taking the costs of the cartridge/toner and dividing it by the page yield, we can figure out a rough estimate of the cost per a page printed. This HP PageWide Pro prints in black and white at an impressive 2 cents per a page and in colour at just 10 cents per a page with an HP Original PageWide Cartridge. To learn more about how we got these figures, make sure you check out our printer buying guide! There will also be paper costs to consider, however, every business will use different types of paper from day to day whether it’s for flyers, formal documents or files. HP also provides 4 years next business day onsite warranty with this printer, so you can enjoy a stress-free investment for your business.
The HP PageWide Pro printer comes with a bunch of handy features for office workers such as scan to email and scan to network which allows employees to easily share files to themselves or the whole office. This Inkjet printer prints at just 10 cents per a page in colour at a maximum print resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi, which makes it a great cost-effective solution for businesses that print a lot of high-quality images in colour, such as retail shops and showrooms that print a tonne of flyers.
Now for a more traditional office printer, we have the Oki MC853DN Laser Printer, which offers easy management for a larger office environment with efficient printing performance. This 4-in-1 multifunction printer is the perfect choice for larger sized workgroups compared to the models above, offering excellent print quality all in a compact yet powerful device. With print speeds of up to 23ppm, 14 seconds to first print, and 14.5 seconds to first copy, it offers secure and intuitive functionality that enables easy and efficient integration, as well as management of any document workflow and automatic Duplex for double-sided printing with ease.
The MC853 offers considerable cost savings throughout its life span, combining exceptional energy efficiency with high capacity toner cartridges and heaps of paper saving functions. Additionally, this smart MFP combines four devices into one offering the capability of a printer, fax, copier, and scanner at no extra cost. Print in black and white at a measly 0.7 cents per page and in colour at just 3 cents per a page with an Oki 30k Drum. OKI's ultra-reliable LED technology has fewer moving parts, which means less wear and tear, for exceptional reliability – plus with a 3-year standard warranty and free delivery and installation, you can enjoy full support with your purchase.
This printer can support print sizes up to A3 at a maximum print resolution of 1200 x 600 DPI, which makes it a great option for photography businesses printing larger sized pictures or just businesses that make a lot of flyers. Providing sharp, fast, and accurate LED scanning, the MC853 enables you to digitise your documents clearly and easily - and you can scan directly to email, USB, network folder, and other destinations. Combined with exceptional print quality, the scanner delivers fast, high-quality output with automatic document collation - plus with built-in LDAP, you have direct access to contact and email data from an existing directory server, making it easier to fax and scan to mail. This printer is a great all-round option that is built to take on the rigours of day-to-day operations and would suit the needs of most medium to large-sized offices.
Print, scan, copy and fax with this robust office-ready HP Laserjet Pro 400 multi-function printer. Easily scan digital files directly to email, USB, network folders, and the cloud with preloaded business apps. This MFP prints multi-page documents with two-sided Duplex printing, so you can print your biggest documents with ease. Easily manage print jobs directly at the MFP, simply tap and swipe the 4.3-inch (10.9 cm) touchscreen and have full control – plus print Microsoft Word and PowerPoint documents directly from your USB drive, helping to improve the efficiency of employees. You can even manage devices and settings using the HP Web Jetadmin that lets you control essential management features for the whole office.
Get the most prints for your money with Original HP High Yield Colour Toner cartridges with JetIntelligence that help your toners match the speedy performance of your printer for consistent results. This HP Laserjet Pro 400 prints in black and white at just 4 cents per a page and in colour at 26 cents per a page with an HP Toner 410X. Although this is slightly more expensive than the HP Inkjet printer mentioned above, this HP Laserjet Printer has a cheaper initial cost of around $300. This means that if you aren’t planning to make at least 15,000 prints in the foreseeable future then this Laserjet Printer is a much more cost-effective option for medium-high volume usage. Just like the HP printer above, you can enjoy 4 years of next business day onsite warranty, so you can ensure your MFP printer always has full support.
The HP Laserjet Pro 400 printer can easily print from a variety of smartphones and tablets, generally, no setup or apps are required – plus enjoy wireless direct printing in the office from mobile devices without accessing the company network. This printer would be a great pick for small to medium-sized offices (or even a personal printer) that have a lower volume of printing, but still need a reliable printer for high-quality print jobs like important documents, contracts and other files.