Affordable Color Laser Printers

If you regarded color laser printers with fast print speeds and high text quality as office use, then you were wrong. It has been a long time before the existence of truly personal color lasers. And they come with both the right price and size. People take a surprisingly long time to realize it. The QMS ColorScript Laser 1000 was the first desktop color laser which released by QMS in 1993. The price was a breakthrough at $12,500 compared to $40,000 or so for other color lasers at that time. It has taken 15 years from the first expensive and bulky color laser to nowadays the personal color laser.

Brother® MFCJ-650DW Inkjet Multifunction Printer

You may against with the point that there are already printers with enough low prices available for one person to use, like $400 and below. Actually, color lasers that prices under $400 are big and heavy. Moreover, they are so big that need much room in a desk and so heavy that hard for one person to move around. Especially the weights for low-end lasers are ranging from 50- to 75-pound. What is different nowadays is that several newer models are not only priced properly for personal use-with prices as low as $200-but they are small and light enough for personal use with the greatest of ease.

HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP 
Especially customized for a small or home office, the HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP provides multi-functions in a small size. It can print, scan and fax through internet, and has a 50-page automatic document feeder to handle multipage documents and legal-size paper. And it wins the point that it prints output with better-than-average quality.

HP Color LaserJet CP1518ni Printer 
It has small size that can replace an inkjet on your desktop, and it has a network connector so you can easily share it at home or in a small office. It is an excellent alternative if you want truly professional appearance for output, with the best text, graphic and photo quality.

Samsung CLP-315 
The Samsung CLP-315 is the one of the smallest color laser printers, and also the first one priced at $200 as a new model. Though it has text quality that below par for a laser, it is still better than an inkjet. Both graphics and photo quality are almost the top end of the range for color lasers.

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