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Best Wireless Printers 2016
In best wireless printers 2016 we are going to look at the benefits of wireless printers and then we will review some of the best new printers on the market.
Benefits of a wireless printer:
- Reduce clutter: Wireless devices cuts down on cord clutter. A wireless printer can be placed anywhere, even out of sight in a back room.
- Mobility: You can work anywhere in your home on your laptop and print your work without getting up.
- Range and speed: Wi-Fi printing has a range of around 300 feet and is quick and easy.
- Savings: Sharing a single printer is much cheaper than having one for each computer.
Canon PIXMA MX882
This Canon PIXMA MX882 is a high quality multifunctional printer with a very reasonable price tag. This design and price makes it an ideal purchase for small business or home use. The wireless connectivity provided is very reliable and works well with both PCs and Macs. The printer also has Ethernet and USB ports, for printing from devices not connected to your WiFi network.
The PIXMA MX882 is a duplex printer which means it can do double sided printing and scanning. The speed of actual printing and scanning of documents is better than that of it's competition. However the quality of photos printed on plain paper isn't the best on the market. Whereas the photos printed on glossy paper come out looking very good. The colors and tonal gradation seems to very accurate. The text of the documents printed on plain paper was also crisp and neat.
The fax function of the printer is reliable. The printer comes with a good software suite which, also has some decent photo-editing abilities. The installation of the device is extremely simple. The wireless network installation does not require any technical know how.
Brother HL-5370DW Laser Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex
The Brother HL-5370DW laser printer is ideal, for a medium or large office environment.
It is a monochromatic, '30ppm' laser printer. In simple terms this printer is a workhorse. The 300 MHz processor, is the driving force behind the exceptional speed. The duplex design makes double sided printing easy. As a work group printer it also comes with enhanced network capability. It features larger input and output trays. Crucially it has the capability to juggle multiple jobs
The quality of the printouts are sharp. The printer has preset settings for different types of documents. These settings can be manually tweaked, according to your preference. The default resolution is '600 dpi' which is perfect for most documents. An increase in the default resolution, negatively affects the overall speed.
The printer offers USB, Ethernet and Wireless connectivity. Please note that at a given time only one form of networking either Ethernet or Wireless can be used. The wireless setup can be a bit complicated. However the manufacturer's technical support service, is very knowledgeable and can provide guidance.
HP Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless Printer
This colored inkjet printer from HP, is a great cost saver. This is partially, due to the use of separate Ink cartridges in the printer. The other reason is, the actual cost of the cartridges themselves. The cartridges are such good value, that an average colored page costs about 7-8 cents. This is without a doubt amazing value.
The wireless connectivity is a definite advantage. The setup is rather long, but very straight forward. Whereas on a Mac, the printer needs to be added manually.
The added features of duplex printing and ink usage tools make the printer more user friendly. The text print is very crisp. The graphics can sometimes turn out darker with separate layers of color. Overall the printer is an excellent choice, for small businesses and home use.
Brother MFC-9320CW High Quality Digital Color
This bulky 'all-in-one' printer has the ability to do, large batches of work quickly and efficiently. It is an ideal choice for a budding business. The multifunctional device will meet all your faxing, copying, scanning and printing needs.
This AIO (all-in-one) can fax, scan a print over a network. It is also a standalone copier, scanner and fax. The automatic document feeder facilitates, faxing/copying/scanning of multipage documents. The speed and quality of printouts produced is very high. However the drawback here is a lack of automatic duplex printing. This can be a problem if, double-sided printing is a frequent occurrence.
The device comes with USB, Ethernet and Wireless connection capabilities. The Ethernet setup is straightforward, making installation very easy. The Wireless setup can be a bit tricky, especially if you are not familiar or technically inclined. However contacting technical support, should have you up and running in no time.
This is an excellent investment for an entrepreneur. It provides complete admin support, required to run a business efficiently.