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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique laser printers rating which considers: 1,200 US prices • 730 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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HP LaserJet Pro M404n

 
4800 600 x DPI  Faster than average time to first page  Supports duplex printing
4800 600 x DPI
Faster than average time to first page
Supports duplex printing

$130.00

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38ppm
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Jun 2019
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HP LaserJet Pro M404dw

 
4800 600 x DPI  Supports Wi‑Fi  Faster than average time to first page 
4800 600 x DPI
Supports Wi‑Fi
Faster than average time to first page

$227.00

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38ppm
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Jan 2019
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HP LaserJet Enterprise M507

 
1200 1200 x DPI  Fast print speed Supports Wi‑Fi 
1200 1200 x DPI
Fast print speed
Supports Wi‑Fi

$265.50

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43ppm
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Jan 2019
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HP LaserJet Pro M404dn

 
4800 600 x DPI  Faster than average time to first page  Supports duplex printing
4800 600 x DPI
Faster than average time to first page
Supports duplex printing

$178.99

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38ppm
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Jun 2019
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HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw

 

$180.00

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600 X 600 DPI
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21ppm
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Apr 2020
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Lexmark CS521DN

 

$299.00

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2400 X 600 DPI
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33ppm
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Sep 2018
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Lexmark C2425DW

 

$139.00

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2400 X 600 DPI
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23ppm
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Nov 2018

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HP LaserJet M118DW

 

$179.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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28ppm
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Dec 2018
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HP LaserJet M402

 

$168.99

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Oct 2016
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HP LaserJet M553X

 

$439.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Jul 2017
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HP LaserJet M506DN

 

$269.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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43ppm
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Sep 2015

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Lexmark B2546DW

 

$224.95

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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44ppm
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Jul 2018
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Lexmark B2865DW

 

$399.99

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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61ppm
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Lexmark CS421DN

 

$328.95

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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23ppm
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Jul 2018

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HP Color LaserJet Pro Pro M479fdw

 

$523.74

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600 X 600 DPI
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27ppm
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Lexmark MS312DN

 

$187.83

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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35ppm
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Oct 2016
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Lexmark MS622DE

 

$544.16

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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47ppm
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Lexmark MS315DN

 

$285.93

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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37ppm
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Xerox VersaLink C400

 

$249.99

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36ppm
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Apr 2017

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What Are The Best Laser Printer Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every laser printer and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated laser printer brand is Canon with an average rating of 91%. Compare all award winning laser printers.

Rank Brand Number of Laser Printers Price Range Average Rating
#1
Canon Laser Printers 65 $169 - $637
91%
4 reviews
#2
Xerox Laser Printers 44 $115 - $2,278
83%
4 reviews
#3
HP Laser Printers 164 $115 - $6,699
70%
54 reviews
#4
Kyocera Laser Printers 28 $166 - $3,129
33%
1 review
#5
Lexmark Laser Printers 95 $115 - $4,291
#6
Brother Laser Printers 69 $115 - $1,000
#7
Ricoh Laser Printers 41 $200 - $3,856
#8
Samsung Laser Printers 38 $125 - $1,200
#9
OKI Laser Printers 36 $169 - $5,500
#10
DELL Laser Printers 27 $120 - $490

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is duplex printing?
ADuplex printing is the ability to print on both sides of the paper - either simultaneously, or automatically turning the paper over to print on the other side. It means you can utilise both sides of the paper.
QWhat is Pictbridge?
APictbridge - or Direct Printing - is a system to allow users to print photos directly from their camera or phone, without having to connect to a computer first. This can either be done using a cable or wifi.
QWhat is an envelope feeder?
AAn envelope feeder allows you to load up a quantity of envelopes, which are then pulled into the printer to have addresses/names/etc printed directly onto them, rather than having to use labels.

Laser Printer Buying Guide

There are 2 main types of printers available on the consumer market - inkjet and laser printers. Both have strengths and weaknesses, and your choice will largely depend on what you plan on using your printer for. This guide will concentrate on information about laser/LED printers - for a detailed rundown of laser printers, please see the guide under the inkjet printer category.

Laser printers work by using a very fine laser to help minuscule particles of powdered ink (toner) ‘stick’ to the page in the shape of the letters and numbers to be printed. The page is then passed through between 2 heated rollers (a ‘fusing unit’), ‘burning’ the toner onto the page. Because the laser can move very fast, a laser printer can print at a very fast rate - far faster than any inkjet printer. Also, because the laser is extremely accurate, it allows for extremely crisp prints, with little chance of smudging or blotting.

Cost

Compared to inkjet printers, laser printers are far more expensive - sometimes double or more the cost of an equivalent inkjet model. However while the initial cost is high, the day-to-day running costs are far lower: toner cartridges last far longer than ink cartridges, and are cheaper to replace. Both these factors mean that if you routinely print large amounts of documents, a laser printer will be far more economical over time compared to an inkjet.

Types of Laser Printer

There are 2 main types of laser printer on the market at the moment - laser and LED printers. Both work by the same process - using focussed light to trace a path for toner particles on a page. However while a laser has to track across the page from one side of a line to the other, an LED printer can use a static bank of LEDs to ‘flash’ an entire line in one go. This means that LED printers are far faster than laser printers which achieving the same high-quality prints. However since LED printers are a new technology, you can expect to pay more for an LED-enabled printer. If you find yourself regularly printing a lot of documents, the saving in time may well be worth the expenditure.

Black & White vs. Colour

Laser printers are primarily monochromatic, since they only use a single colour of toner. However colour laser printers do exist - they work by having 4 separate cartridges and drums (black, yellow, magenta and cyan) so the paper is passed through each colour of toner in turn, building up a fully-coloured print as it goes.

Because they involve far more hardware, colour laser printers are far more expensive than their monochromatic cousins. Moreover, the quality of the printing is nowhere near as good as inkjet or photo printers - you won’t be able to get professional-quality colour depth or detail from a laser printer. Therefore if high-quality colour printing is important for you, you may wish to look into buying an inkjet printer.

Print Speed

Laser printers are far faster than inkjet printers, and are capable of a very high rate of pages printed per minute. That said, there is a large variety in printing speed within laser printers, with some models capable of printing pages twice as fast as other devices. This is especially true of LED printers, which are capable of an extremely high page-per-minute rate. All of our printers have detailed stats on the number of pages they can print a minute, broken down into monochrome and colour, as well as by quality (draft, normal, high-quality). This will allow you to make the best decision as to the laser printer that best suits your needs.

Connectivity

Most newer models of laser printers have an array of network connectivity options to make printing easier and more efficient. Ethernet connectivity is now a common feature in modern laser printers - so data can be transferred over a network without having to plug your computer into the printer directly. This makes it far easier to share printers with groups: the printer can be placed in a central area and used freely by everyone around.

Additionally, many models of laser and LED printer also have wifi and/or bluetooth connectivity. These options mean that you do not even have to use a cable to use the printer - data can be transferred over wireless connection.

Finally, the newest models of these printers have support for cloud or app printing. These options allow you to send a document to print from anywhere in the world - from a browser over the cloud, or from an app on your smartphone. While you will pay more money for these options, the convenience they provide may be worth the extra expenditure.

Laser Printer Retailers, Prices and Features

Laser Printer Prices

Laser printers range in price from $59 to $6,699 and in total we found prices for 215 laser printers. On average, a new laser printer costs $884 and 80% of laser printers are priced between $169 and $2,278. The most expensive laser printer that we found is the HP LaserJet M775z at $6,699, and the cheapest is the Lexmark C2132 at only $60.

Laser Printer Brands - Price Range

HP laser printers start at $100 and their most expensive laser printer costs $6,699. The average price of HP laser printers is $1,382 which is the highest average price of all laser printer brands.

The second highest average laser printer price out of all brands is OKI laser printers with an average price of $1,250. OKI laser printers range in price from $169 to $5,500.

Ricoh laser printers range in price from $200 to $3,856, and the third highest average laser printer price out of all brands is Ricoh laser printers with an average price of $1,103.

Laser Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 32 expert reviews and 32 user reviews for laser printers and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of laser printer. The top three laser printer brands are Canon, Xerox and HP. Canon has an average rating of 91%, Xerox has an average rating of 83% and HP has an average rating of 70%.

Biggest Laser Printer Retailers

The biggest laser printer retailer by number of products currently for sale is Adorama. We found 129 current laser printer offers from Adorama. The second biggest retailer is Overstock with 87 offers. That means Adorama is significantly bigger than Overstock when it comes to laser printers. eBay is the third biggest retailer with 74 current offers.

When Are Most New Laser Printers Released?

November to January is the most common period for new laser printers to be released in. If you want the latest laser printer features you may want to think about waiting until November 2020. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current laser printers tend to drop off when the next models are released. In January 2019, 43 new laser printers were released making it the biggest month that year for new laser printer releases. The biggest month in 2018 for new laser printer releases was August, with 19 new laser printers released that month. In 2017 most new laser printers were released in November, with 90 new laser printers released that month.

How Fast Do Laser Printer Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, laser printers drop in price by 13%.

That means a saving of $114 on a typical $884 new laser printer if you wait 6 months before buying.

Maximum Resolutions

'Maximum Resolution' denotes the largest resolution that the laser printer is capable of printing at.

1200 x 1200 DPI is the most popular maximum resolution amongst new laser printers. We found 353 laser printers that are 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printers. We found 119 laser printers that are 600 x 600 DPI laser printers, making this the second most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new laser printers.

A larger resolution means that the print-out is comprised of more pixels, meaning greater detail and a higher-quality print.

Print Speeds

'Print Speed' measures how long it takes the laser printer to print a single black & white A4 page at normal quality.

Across the range of laser printers, the print speeds range from 8ppm to 75ppm. The print speeds of most laser printers range from 35ppm to 40ppm. The HP LaserJet Enterprise M612dn, which is priced at $1,829.76, has the fastest print speed and is a 75ppm print speed laser printer. The DELL C1760NW, which currently retails for $379.00, has the slowest print speed and is a 15ppm print speed laser printer.

A faster print speed means the laser printer is more efficient and can manage larger print jobs faster.

Colour Printing

'Colour Printing' denotes whether the laser printer has the ability to print in colour, or whether it's limited to black & white.

The number of new laser printers that do and are laser printers which do not support colour printing is roughly the same. 45% of laser printers do are laser printers which support colour printing and 347 laser printers out of 631 are laser printers which do not support colour printing.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Laser Printers?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying laser printers. For each retailer it shows the total number of laser printers where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying laser printers. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was Overstock. 69 of their laser printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Laser Printers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for laser printers by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of laser printer prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's laser printer prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was Overstock. 79.3% of their laser printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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