Laser printers have come a long way ever since the first LaserJet was launched by HP in 1984. While laser printers–thanks to their faster print speeds, sharp output, and a low cost per page (as compared to inkjets)–continue to be the preferred choice for printing text documents quickly, manufacturers now are offering multifunction capabilities on these devices. We hope this collection of the best all-in-one printers in India will save as a quick reference guide for you.
So apart from printing, users can now get features of scanner, copier, and even a fax machine–all at once–in a MFP laser printer. What’s more, the cost of color laser printers has come down drastically in recent years (several models are now available for less than $500).
This is particularly handy for individuals or small businesses, who not too long ago found the cost of color laser printers too expensive.
So here is a look at the top laser printers available in India:
Price: Rs. 38,995
What you get: This monochrome laser printer–designed for printing text and simple graphics–is a network-ready 4-in-1 device, i.e. it can also act as a fax machine, scanner and copier.
You will find an auto-duplexing feature (double-sided printing on a paper sheet) on this small sized multifunction Canon printer, which is only 36cm high. The compact all-in-one comes with a 50-sheet duplex auto document feeder, too.
The ImageClass MF4380dn offers a duty cycle (the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output) of 1,000 to 2,000 pages. There is a built-in “Toner Saver” mode to enable longer lasting supply. Another interesting feature in this machine is an ID card copy capability that lets you print both sides of an ID card onto a page of paper conveniently.
Here are some key specifications of this compact printer:
Printing resolution: up to 1200 x 600dpi
Rated speed: 22 pages per minute (ppm) for A4/letter-sized paper
A few seconds after clicking on the ‘start’ button, expect the machine’s Quick First Print (QFP) mechanism to spit out the first print (recovery time of less than 2 seconds from sleep mode).
Paper capacity: The ImageClass MF4380dn gives users a 250-sheet, single-sheet multipurpose input tray and a 100-sheet output cassette.
Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed (standard); this machine is compliant with Internet Protocol Version 6 to connect to wide area network users.
Memory: 32MB of shared print memory and 32MB of on-board system memory.
Copier specs: Expect a copy speed of 22 copies per minute (cpm) for A4-sized paper, and a first copy output time of less than 9 seconds.
Scan specs: This Canon all-in-one device, which can color scan to email/file/PDF/other applications, gives you a color scan resolution of up to 9600 dpi.
One can cut down on telephone bills, thanks to a Super-G3 fax modem on this Canon multifunction printer that allows you to fax at a pretty robust speed of 3 seconds per page (or, 33.6Kbps).
US price: $494.00 – $1,169.99
What you get: Measuring 430 x 484 x 479 mm and weighing 31 kg, this color laser printer has an auto-duplex feature. A few salient specifications of this Canon all-in-one device are shortlisted below:
Printing resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
Rated speed: 20 ppm for black/A4, 21 ppm for color
Paper capacity: 250-sheet tray plus 50-sheet multipurpose cassette for input (there is also an optional 250-sheet cassette input tray). For output, Canon gives you a 125-sheet tray. There is also a 50-sheet automatic document feeder for A4-sized paper.
Interface: USB Device 2.0, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet (Network), USB host 1.1
Memory: 128MB (shared) of print memory
Copier speed: 20 cpm for black/A4, 21 cpm for color
Resolution: Up to 600 x 600dpi
Zooming: 25–400 percent in 1 percent increments
Resolution: Up to 600 x 600 dpi (optical)
Modem speed: Up to 33.6 Kbps
Resolution: Up to 406 x 391dpi
Indicative price: Rs. 75,499
What you get: This HP device does it all for you–print, copy, scan, fax, stand alone scan-to email. Expect a duty cycle of up to 40,000 pages. Measuring 497 x 492 x 550 mm and weighing 26.9 kg, the multifunction machine features a 2.4-inch LCD color graphic display.
Printing resolution: Up to 600 x 600 dpi for print-quality paper (for both black and color)
Rated speed: Up to 20 ppm for black and colour (normal, A4)
This HP all-in-one device spits out the first page in 17.8 seconds for black (A4 ready), and in 18.1 seconds for color (A4 ready).
Paper capacity: Users will get a 50-sheet multipurpose tray as well as a 250-sheet input cassette. To handle output, there is a 150-sheet face-down bin. HP also gives you a 50-sheet auto document feeder.
Interface: Ethernet network connectivity, 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port, 1 RJ-11 fax port
Memory: 160MB of standard memory and 416MB of maximum memory
Copy speed: Up to 20 cpm for best quality, A4 paper (both black and color)
Copy resolution: Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Scan specs: Expect scanning speed of up to 15 ppm and an optical scanning resolution of up to 1200 dpi.
Fax specs: The HP LaserJet CM2320nf offers a fax speed of 3 sec per page, a fax resolution of up to 203 x 196 dpi in black and white, best mode.
Price: $526.66 – $965.91
What you get:
The Xerox Phaser 6180MFP comes in two models– the 6180MFPV_N and the 6180MFPV_D–both of which can perform multiple functions such as copy, email, fax, LAN fax, print, and scan. The only difference, though, is that while the auto-duplex feature on the 6180MFPV_N is optional, the latter has a standard functionality for two-sided output.
Like the Canon ImageClass MF4380dn, the Xerox Phaser 6180MFP has an ID card copy feature.
Here are some key specifications of this Xerox all-in-one laser machine:
Dimension: 460 x 570 x 730 mm
Printing resolution: Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Rated speed: Up to 20 ppm for color and up to 31 ppm for black.
Expect a first-page-out time of as fast as 10 seconds in color, and a maximum duty cycle of 60,000 pages per month.
Paper capacity: This multifunction Xerox device comes with a standard 400-sheet paper tray, but you can increase the paper capacity to 950 sheets. There is a 50-sheet automatic document feeder, too.
Interface: The Xerox Phaser 6180MFP offers the standard options for connecting to the network.
Memory: Standard memory 384MB
Copier specs: Users will find a copy resolution of up to 600 x 600 dpi.
Scan specs: You can scan to email, PC, server, or computer application using this Xerox all-in-one machine.
Price: Rs. 8,999/-
What you get: Measuring 406 x 375 x 231 mm and weighing 9.65 kg, this monochrome laser multifunction printer can print, scan and copy–but cannot fax. Expect a duty cycle of up to 10,000 pages per month.
Printing resolution: Up to 600 x 600dpi
Rated speed: Up to 18ppm in A4 (mono); First print out time of less than 11 seconds, from ready mode
Input: 250-sheet tray
Output: 50-sheet face-down cassette
Interface: Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Copier specs: Samsung promises a copy speed of up to 18 cpm in A4, and a first-copy-out time (mono) of less than 11 seconds (from ready mode). The copier produces a resolution of up to 600 x 600 dpi.
Scan specs: You will find optical resolution of up to 600 x 2400 dpi, and enhanced resolution of up to 4800 x 4800 dpi.
Other salient features include the SmartThru 4 software for document handling that allows users to edit scanned images, store them in several formats, and set up copy/print formats.
Price: Rs. 8,999/-
What you get: Touted by Samsung to be the world’s smallest laser multifunction printer, the SCX-3201 is a 3-in-1 device that can print, copy and scan. Measuring 388 x 299 x 234 mm and weighing 7.4 kg, this all-in-one machine doesn’t have an auto-duplex feature. The Samsung SCX-3201 is claimed to produce a noise level of just 49 dBA.
Printing resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
Rated speed: 16 ppm (A4 paper), 17 ppm (letter-sized)
In Ready Mode, the SCX-3201 features a first print out time of just 8.5 seconds.
Input: 150-sheet tray
Output: 50-sheet face-down cassette
Interface: High speed USB 2.0
Copy speed: Up to 16 cpm in A4 (17 cpm in letter)
FPOT: Less than 10 seconds
Copy resolution: Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Resolution (Optical): Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Resolution (Enhanced): Up to 4800 x 4800 dpi