Printing machines convert digital vacation photos or quarterly reports into physical realities you can hang on the wall or hand out at a meeting. They’ve become less expensive and tricked out over the years, but you still need a great printer to get the job done. That’s why we test, evaluate and compare the latest models to help you find the best one for your needs.
There are several different types of printing machines, so choosing the right one for your needs will depend on how often and what type of prints you make. For example, if you’re looking for an office printer, features like high page yield at a low cost and automatic document feeder are important. If you’re planning on printing pictures, a color printer that produces good-looking images is essential.
Laser printers work differently than inkjets. They use a drum that holds toner, and a laser beam heats the toner until it melts onto the paper. They produce incredibly sharp documents and are relatively easy to maintain. The Brother HL-L2350DW is an excellent option in this price range. It has a small footprint and quick start-up time, and its cartridges last for a long time before needing to be replaced.
If you plan on screen printing tee shirts, keep in mind that the Yudu machine only prints 1 color at a time. This means that you’ll need to have a second color screen ready when you put the first one in so it prints in registration.