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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique laser printers rating which considers: 1,900 US prices • 790 expert & user reviews • 740 product comparisons • 16 industry awards • Score breakdown
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Xerox VersaLink C400

 
Supports colour printing Supports Wi‑Fi  Big standard input capacity 
Supports colour printing
Supports Wi‑Fi
Big standard input capacity

$249.99

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600 X 600 DPI
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36ppm
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Apr 2017
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Xerox WorkCentre 6027

 
Supports colour printing Supports Wi‑Fi  1200 2400 x DPI 
Supports colour printing
Supports Wi‑Fi
1200 2400 x DPI

$234.95

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1200 X 2400 DPI
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18ppm
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Sep 2015
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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

$337.28

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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45ppm
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Jan 2019
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Xerox Phaser 6510

 
Supports colour printing Quieter than average printing noise level Supports duplex printing
Supports colour printing
Quieter than average printing noise level
Supports duplex printing

$189.99

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1200 X 2400 DPI
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28ppm
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Feb 2016
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HP LaserJet Pro M404dw

 

$250.00

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4800 X 600 DPI
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38ppm
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Jan 2019
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Xerox Phaser 3330DNIM

 

$144.40

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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42ppm
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Jul 2016
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HP LaserJet Pro M404n

 

$154.99

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4800 X 600 DPI
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38ppm
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Jun 2019
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Xerox 3610DN

5 Reviews

$352.76

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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45ppm
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Jun 2013
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Canon imageCLASS LBP6230DW

 

$169.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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25ppm
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Aug 2014
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Canon MF229DW

 

$270.56

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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27ppm
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Sep 2015
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Canon i‑SENSYS LBP7660CDN

 

$490.99

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600 X 600 DPI
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20ppm
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Sep 2011
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HP LaserJet Pro M404dn

 

$155.00

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4800 X 600 DPI
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38ppm
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Jun 2019
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Xerox Phaser 6600

1 Review

$350.00

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600 X 600 DPI
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36ppm
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Sep 2012
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Xerox 3215NI

 

$241.21

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4800 X 600 DPI
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27ppm
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Nov 2016
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HP Color LaserJet Pro Pro M479fdw

 

$560.00

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600 X 600 DPI
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28ppm
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Jan 2019
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Canon MF216N

 

$179.45

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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23ppm
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Sep 2015
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HP LaserJet M607

 

$300.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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52ppm
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May 2017
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Canon imageCLASS LBP6030W

 

$159.00

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2400 X 600 DPI
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19ppm
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Canon MF244DW

 

$421.12

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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27ppm
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Oct 2016

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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 66 $169 - $792
91%
4 reviews
#2
Xerox Laser Printers 44 $115 - $2,278
71%
11 reviews
#3
HP Laser Printers 168 $115 - $9,012
68%
68 reviews
#4
Kyocera Laser Printers 28 $270 - $3,129
33%
1 review
#5
Lexmark Laser Printers 96 $115 - $4,291
#6
Brother Laser Printers 69 $115 - $378
#7
Ricoh Laser Printers 41 $130 - $3,856
#8
Samsung Laser Printers 38 $125 - $1,200
#9
OKI Laser Printers 36 $169 - $5,000
#10
DELL Laser Printers 27 $159 - $490

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HL-L2350DW
$179.99
4 times the
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resolution
Faster print
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LaserJet Pro M15w
$108.99
$71 cheaper
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Better brand
Canon
LBP6030
$190.11
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years
2400 x 600 DPI
DPI
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LaserJet Pro M15w
$108.99
$81 cheaper
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HL-L2350DW
$179.99
7% faster
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M118dw
$109.99
$70 cheaper
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HL-L2300D
$88.96
$20 cheaper
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$108.99
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Kyocera
ECOSYS P5021cd
$269.77
$80 cheaper
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MS417dn
$349.99
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LaserJet Pro M15w
$108.99
$21 cheaper
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B2338dw
$130.00
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HP
Pro P1102
$345.00
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$190.11
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HL-L5100DN
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LBP6230
$230.35
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HL-L2350DW
$179.99
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HL-L8360
$349.99
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$345.00
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LBP6030
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$221.78
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Kyocera
P2235d
$329.00
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$130.00
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$108.99
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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

The price range of laser printers is from $59 to $9,012 and in total we found prices for 211 laser printers. The average price of a new laser printer is $875 and the 80% of laser printers are priced between $169 and $2,040. The Lexmark C2132 is the cheapest laser printer at only $60, and HP M880Z is the most expensive at $9,012.

Laser Printer Brands - Price Range

The highest average laser printer price out of all brands is HP laser printers with an average price of $1,440. HP laser printers start at $100 and their most expensive laser printer costs $9,012.

Ricoh laser printers start at $130 and their most expensive laser printer costs $3,856. The average price of Ricoh laser printers is $1,092 which is the second highest average price of all laser printer brands.

The third highest average laser printer price out of all brands is OKI laser printers with an average price of $1,063. OKI laser printers start at $169 and their most expensive laser printer costs $5,000.

Laser Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 55 expert reviews and 32 user reviews for laser printers and used these reviews to calculate 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 71% and HP has an average rating of 68%.

Biggest Laser Printer Retailers

We found 127 current offers for laser printers from Adorama making it the biggest laser printer retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 103 current offers for laser printers. The third biggest retailer is Overstock with 86 current laser printer offers.

When Are Most New Laser Printers Released?

The most common period for new laser printers to be released in is between November and January. If you want the latest laser printer technology you may want to consider 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. The biggest month last year for new laser printer releases was January, with 42 new laser printers released that month. In August 2018, 19 new laser printers were released making it the biggest month that year for new laser printer releases. November was the biggest month in 2017 for new laser printers, 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%.

A typical new laser printer costs on average $875. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $112.

Maximum Resolutions

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

1200 x 1200 DPI is the most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new laser printers. We found 354 laser printers that are 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printers. We found 124 laser printers that are 600 x 600 DPI laser printers, making 600 x 600 DPI the second most common 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 Lexmark MX711DE, which is on sale for $1,249.95, has the fastest print speed and is a 70ppm print speed laser printer. The DELL C1760NW, which can be purchased for $398.88, 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. 285 out of 637 do are laser printers which support colour printing and 346 laser printers out of 637 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. 70 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. 81.4% of their laser printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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