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How to choose the best printing equipment?

Many different machines and too much information per second… Don’t worry, we can help you to choose the best equipment for your needs through the articles in this category!

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Which printer for my small business

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Like many companies, you will need to print many documents for your employees or your various customers. So you will have to choose a professional printer according to your needs and the size of your business. Very small businesses have very specific needs. They do not print as much as an SME and do not have the same workspace. In addition, depending on the area of activity of the company, you will need one function rather than another.

How to choose the best professional printer to suit your company?

A professional printer, to be efficient and profitable, must be carefully selected. Most of the time, a small business needs to pay attention to all its expenses and cannot afford to invest in equipment that will be useless. Taking this in to account we will not propose multifunction printers printing 200 pages per minute and with a coffee machine option. No, we will instead suggest looking at printers with a low cost of ownership and acquisition while having a number of useful functions for the majority of companies.
If you want to invest in a printer and your company has less than 10 employees then we advise you to choose a colour laser printer or black and white multifunction which in addition to guaranteeing you a reduction in cost per page, and an increase in print speed to minimize the time spent waiting for your documents. Choose from different models, such as the HP LASERJET MFP M477fdw colour laser printer, or the Brother MFC-L2710DW black and white laser printer, which will give you the right print speed, volume and above all great value for a company of this size.
You could also turn to an inkjet range, often cheaper to purchase, these printers turn out to be a little less economical over time, ink cartridges being more expensive than toners. In particular, you could turn to these printers:

  • The Brother MFC-J5330DW: printer wifi and Airprint compatible, this professional printer also allows you to print A3, scan and fax with its ergonomic touch screen for easy use.
  • The HP Officejet 8720 Printer: This printer also allows you to print with wifi and scan and also brings you larger document feeders and more optimal print quality.

Finally, remember that to properly choose your printer, you must take the time to take stock of your needs and the use you want to make your printer. Do you really need to print in colour, if so, will it be occasional or regular? Do you need a scanner? For this question, I can already give you a piece of answer: yes, a scanner is essential to scan your documents. Moreover legislation increasingly forces companies to electronically store their documents: invoices, expense report, payroll, ..

Once you have chosen the different criteria that are important for your company, all you have to do is visit our site and use our selection help to quickly find a professional printer for your business. If you have any doubt, our company printer experts are available by phone or via our online chat. They will answer your questions and help you choose the printer that best fits your business.

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The Best 5 Business Scanners

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Which scanner will best suit my business needs?

Needless to say that waiting for your current scanner to reach the end of its life until you finally start thinking about assessing which equipment you need is not the best way to go about things. A careful consideration of your needs will be needed to best improve productivity. Should your scanner be portable or not? Do you require scanning on a daily basis or only every so often? Do you need to scan a variety of formats ranging from a simple A4 sheet to ID or business cards? Before we answer these questions with an overview of the 5 best business scanners, we recommend you review, if you haven’t already done so, our previous article on the subject.

1. THE BROTHER DS-720 D: Portable scanner

The most convenient scanner on the go

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Pros:

  • Easily portable
  • Scan to email
  • OCR

Whenever you find yourself needing to pay one of your clients a visit and you have to scan some documents whilst on site, the BROTHER 720 D portable scanner will deal with it ! This slim, sleek scanner will accompany you on all your business visits. You’ll also have the added benefit of the OCR feature, which will allow you to convert all your scanned documents into editable text files straightaway. This seriously light scanner will prove to be a great time-saving option!

2. CANON CANOSCAN LIDE 220: flatbed scanner

The Most Affordable

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Pros:

  • Low price
  • Compact
  • USB charging

If you only have to scan documents occasionally but still require a decent scanning quality, we recommend getting the CANON CANOSCAN LIDE220. Its great affordability will please those with smaller budgets. Simple yet efficient, it twill easily deal with your occasional scanning needs.

3. BROTHER ADS 2700W: Desktop scanner

The best cost-effective option

Brother scanner

Pros:

• Capable of dealing with high scanning volumes
• Document Feeder
• Deals with multiple media types

Do you need to scan all types of documents on a regular basis and want to purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs? Then look no further, the BROTHER ADS 2700W is the one for you. ! This is one of the most cost-effective scanners on the market right now. It stands out with its highly user-friendly design. You’ll be able to scan large documents in one go with a 50 page automatic document feeder and a scan speed of up to 35 pages per minute.

4. EPSON WORKFORCE DS-310 : Portable Scanner

The Most Compact

Pros:

• Portable Scanner
• Document Feeder
• Automatic Duplex Scanning

If you visit clients on a regular basis, and you not only require high volume scanning of documents, but also need your scanner to perform a variety of other tasks, then the EPSON WORKFORCE DS-310 is the scanner to go for. You’ll be able to scan a variety of documents hassle-free. This is a compact, portable and thoroughly efficient scanner that is designed with an ultrasonic sensor that prevents double feeds and averts paper jams.

5. FUJITSU SCANSNAP IX 1500: Desktop Scanner

The Most Complete

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Pros:

• Scan Speed
• Document Feeder
• Deals with multiple media types
• Good Resolution

Enter the scanner “King”! Make way for the FUJITSU SCANSNAP IX 500! This scanner will boost productivity and help you save on your precious time. With an impressive 25 page per minute scan speed you’ll be able to scan quicker than DC’s The Flash, whilst acheiving an impeccable capture resolution. With a whole slew of features and myriad of functions this scanner will deliver at every single turn, your wish will be its command. You’ll be able to connect your scanner to other devices via Wi-Fi (using WPS for instance) or USB, and you will be able to scan to mail.

Features Summary:

Maintenant que nous vous avons présenté chaque scanner séparément, il est temps de vous dévoiler le chef d’oeuvre de tout “top” qui se respecte: un tableau récapitulatif. Vous pourrez trouver dans ce magnifique tableau toutes les machines comparées sur une base de critères communs:

If you still are in two minds as to which scanner you ought to choose, our printer specialists are here to help via the chat option of our website, or you can always call us free on 0800 028 3197.

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Top 10 Business Printers for your Apple devices in 2019

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Which printer has the fastest print speed ? The most cost-efficient ? Which of these will suit my needs best? Find out the answer to all these questions and more with our best picks and a ranking of the best Apple compatible printers.

Which printers are Apple compatible?

When it comes to printers for your devices, there are two types of printers that will be at your disposal : inkjet or laser printers. It might be better for those with a bigger budget to opt for a laser printer that will deliver high quality printouts with impressive speed. However, if you are more likely to print photos, an inkjet printer will be the better choice, since you will not be able to print on photo paper with a laser printer.

The 10 best Apple iOS compatible printers

HP Color LaserJet Pro M254dw

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Endowed with formidable specs and features the HP colour LaserJet Pro M254dw stands out with an impressive print speed of 21 pages per minute and a 600 x 600 dpi printing resolution

Special Features:

  •  Print speed of 21 pages per minute
  •  Printing resolution (in dpi x dpi): 600 x 600
  •  First page out in 10.7 seconds

View more HP Color LaserJet Pro M254dw specs and features

Canon i SENSYS MF732Cdw

I Sensys Printer

This printer is Mac and iOS compatible and will deliver very good print speeds along with great cost-effectiveness.

Special features:

  • Touchscreen: Yes 
  • Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  •  Connectivity: USB, RJ-45 network, Gigabit LAN / 1000 MBPS, USB input, Cloud, AirPrint, Wi-Fi

View more Canon i-SENSYS MF732Cdw specs and features

EPSON EcoTank ET 2600

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The EPSON-EcoTank-ET-2600 is a refillable printer with high yield ink bottles allowing for a significant reduction of running costs.

Special features:

  • Touchscreen: No 
  • Connectivity: Wifi, USB

View more Epson EcoTank ET 2600 specs and features

Epson WorkForce WF 2630WF

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With a highly mobile compact design, this model will be compatible with all your Apple devices and will deliver crisp printouts fast.

Special features:

  • Touchscreen : No
  • Connectivity : Wi-Fi, USB

View more Epson WorkForce WF 2630WF specs and features

Brother MFC J491DW Wireless Colour

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Easy to use, this printer will permit you to print wirelessly and hassle-free with your smart phone via AirPrint.

Special features:

  • Easy to use 4,5 cm colour LCD screen
  • Great print speeds (12 ppm in colour / 6 ppm in mono)
  • Connectivity: Network and Wi-Fi

View more Brother MFC J491DW specs and features

HP OfficeJet 250

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FMobility and simplicity are two priorities that have been set for the HP OfficeJet 250. You’ll be able take it anywhere you go due to its light and slim design.

Special features:

  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB, RJ-45 network, AirPrint

View more HP OfficeJet 250 specs and features

Brother DCP 1610W

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This printer is ideal for printing small volumes of documents. It will be fully compatible at all times with your Mac iPad or iPhone. All in all a wonderful user-friendly multifunction mono printer.

Special features:

  • Touchscreen : No 
  • Connectivity: USB, Wifi

View more Brother DCP 1610W specs and features

HP LASERJET PRO 500 COLOR MFP M 570 DN

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Print out wirelessly with high print speeds and greatly enhance your workflow productivity.

Special features:

  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity: USB, RJ-45 network, Airprint

View more HP LASERJET PRO 500 COLOR MFP M 570 DN specs and features

HP LaserJet Pro M281fdw

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This multifunction printer will allow you to print your documents wirelessly with a single tap, from your iPhone or iPad with AirPrint.

Special features:

  •  Touchscreen: Yes
  •  Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  •  Connectivity: USB, RJ-45 network, Wi-Fi, AirPrint

View more HP LaserJetPro M281fdw specs and features

HP Office Jet Pro 8725

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A model with a wide array of features, that will deliver great performance with affordable running costs.

Special features:

  •  Touchscreen: Yes
  •  Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  •  Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB, RJ-45, NFC (Near Field Communication), AirPrint

View more HP Office Jet Pro 8725 specs and features

Finding out more about Apple compatible printers

If you have been a huge fan of Apple long time, you most certainly will have encountered some compatibility issues with some peripherals. These issues will come to an end with these 10 highly efficient printers that were expertly hand picked by our digital printing specialists. If you have any further queries regarding any of these printers, feel free to contact our Ecoburotic experts by calling us free on 0800 028 3197 or by using the chat option on our website.

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Which HP printer should I go for?

How to Choose your HP Printer

The HP business printer range is well known for great performance in terms of print quality, robustness, reliability, durability and versatility. The HP business printers deliver a plethora of solutions expertly tailored to your print needs : laser printers, inkjet printers, A3 and A4 printers and multifunction printers ; you name it they have it! So we will showcase for you the HP printer range to demonstrate which printer will fit your business needs best.

The HP Laser Printers

If you have been an assiduous reader of our blog articles you might have noticed that we divided business printers into two categories : laser printers, and inkjet printers. If it’s the first time you have visited our blog (welcome and congratulations!) here is a recap of the pros of laser printers:

  • They have a page yield that is often superior to inkjet printers.
  • Print speed is usually (but not always) better than inkjet printers.
  • Buying toners is often more cost-effective than buying cartridges when you print high volumes.

After seeing this quick run-through of the potential benefits of owning a laser printer, you will have guessed which printers businesses prefer. Now, there are two types of HP laser printers: A4 and A3, and we will have a look at what HP has to offer in terms of these two printing formats.

The HP A4 Laser Printers

An HP A4 laser printer is ideal if you are looking for the printing essentials. You can choose one of the HP printers that exclusively provide black-and-white printing, if is this what you are looking for. However business usages will usually require more versatility and a plurality functions. That is where HP printers come in, to bring great benefit to business users by delivering a wide array of business printer options, with multiple features like scanning, copying, duplexing and much more. And this multiplicity of options is what makes a printer a “multifunction” printer. The HP Laser printer belongs to the LaserJet series, which delivers a complete array of specs and advantageous features such as:

  • The JetIntelligence Technology: this tech permits you to print more pages with a better quality print.
  • An easy toner set up.
  • A Standby mode technology to save on energy: the Auto-On/Auto-Off HP technology.

But having said all of that, maybe all that you actually want is something concrete to work with. So let’s get to it ! Here are the best three HP A4 laser printers.

The Best 3 HP A4 Laser Printers

The HP LASERJET PRO M402DNE laser printer.

This black-and-white laser printer will allow you to capture the essence of what A4 laser printers have to offer.

Special Features:

  • Print speed of 38 pages per minute
  • Printing resolution  (in dpi x dpi) : 4800 x 600
  • First page out in 5.7 seconds

The HP Laserjet Pro MFP M281FDW multifunction laser printer.
This multifunction printer will take care of many of your business needs. Ideal for businesses that print an average of 2500 pages per month.

Special Features :

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing
  • Connectivity: USB, RJ45, Wi-Fi, AirPrint

The HP laserjet enterprise M577DN laser printer.
This HP printer was made for larger companies and that’s why it isn’t as affordable as a standard HP printer. However it will deliver a higher general performance, since it will cater for the type businesses that print on average 4750 pages per month.

Special Features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity: USB input, USB, RJ-45 network, AirPrint

The HP A3 Laser Printers

The HP A3 Laser printers are aimed at businesses that wish to print in an A3 format, which although less widespread than A4 is nonetheless very much appreciated by companies, as it permits the printing of graphs, charts and other documents where higher detailing and an enhanced readibility is needed. If  for instance you wanted to print an Excel workbook with its own graph, it would be better to choose an A3 format so as to do away with piecemeal cut up printouts. Just like HP A4 laser printers, HP A3 printers permit you to have access to multiple functions, which will be more or less useful depending on your industry or the business activities of your company. HP laser printers belong to the same series as the HP A4 laser printers, and that is the LaserJet series, which is why they have the same HP certified quality. So here are the three HP A3 laser printers that we have selected and that are, as far as we are concerned, the most useful for companies.

The Best 3 HP A3 Laser Printers

The HP LASERJET ENTERPRISE 700 MFP M725DN laser printer

An HP printer that features black and white laser printing, to allow you to print in an A3 format with a very economical cost of ownership.

Special Features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity: USB, RJ-45 network

The HP COLOR LASERJET CP 5225 DN laser colour printer
This HP A3 laser printer is fairly compact and permits you to print in colour with a good printing resolution.

Special Features:

  • Connectivity: USB, RJ-45 network
  • Print speed of 20 pages per minute
  • Printing resolution (in dpi x dpi) : 600 x 600
  • First page out in 16 seconds

The HP COLOR LASERJET ENTERPRISE M750N laser colour printer
This HP laser printer is ideal for larger SMBs, but is also aimed at smaller workgroups. It is therefore well suited to businesses that print an average of 13 000 pages per month

Special Features:

  • Connectivity: USB, RJ-45 network, USB input
  • Print speed of 30 pages per minute
  • Printing resolution (in dpi x dpi) : 600 x 600
  • First page out in 10 seconds

HP Inkjet Printers

The HP inkjet printers are unique and no one will find anything like them on the market today. For HP has banked on the Inkjet technology and has shown groundbreaking creativity to come up with printers that incorporate a new technology that only HP has commercialised with its PageWide series. The PageWide technology allows you to have a total cost ownership which is 20% lower than any other business printer. On top of that, these printers have print speeds that would put most other printers to shame, as they can print up to 75 pages per minute! Multifunction printers in this series can digitise at an ultra fast pace with single pass scanning. This printer series is able to reach such high print speeds in a single pass due to the printhead being in a fixed position, and this is a technology that only HP offers.

HP A4 Inkjet Printers

Just like HP laser printers, HP inkjet printers are of two types : A4 and A3. You will be able to print in an A4 format and enjoy a printing technology that is vastly superior to the average performing machine. Apart from the PageWide series, HP has other inkjet series to offer, such as OfficeJet and Envy. So let’s have a look at the best A4 inkjet printers that HP brings to the table.

The Best 3 HP A4 Inkjet Printers

The HP PAGEWIDE PRO MFP 477DW inkjet printer
This multifunction printer will allow you to print, very economically, all your A4 documents at a very fast pace.

Special Features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB, RJ-45 network, AirPrint

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-one inkjet printer

A multifuction printer with a very economical cost of ownership, that permits to copy, scan and fax all your documents.

Special Features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB, RJ-45 network, AirPrint

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8725 All-in-one inkjet printer

This multifunction printer can copy your documents and has a print speed that can go up to 37 ppm (on general office mode). You will also be able to scan with an excellent capture resolution.

Special Features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB, RJ-45 network, NFC (Near Field Communication), AirPrint

The HP A3 Inkjet Printers

The HP A3 inkjet printers are ideal for printing graphs, charts and small posters. You’ll find the same 2 series as for the A4 inkjet printers, which are the PageWide and OfficeJet series. We advise you to choose one of these printers if you want optimal results when printing colour posters. So here’s a rundown of the best HP A3 inkjet printers:

The Best 3 HP A3 Inkjet Printers

The HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 All-in-one inkjet printer
This economical printer is intended for companies that print an average of 1500 pages per month.

Special Features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing: A3 and A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Cloud, USB, RJ-45 network, USB input, AirPrint

The HP OfficeJet Pro 7720 Wide Format All-in-one inkjet printer
This HP multifunction printer allows you to print 1500 pages per month with a print speed of 22ppm

Special Features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing:  A3 and A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB, RJ-45 network, USB input, AirPrint

The HP PAgeWide Pro MFP 772DN inkjet printer
This HP multifunction printer permits you to scan, copy and fax your documents. It can print up to 55 pages per minute and is perfectly suited for businesses that print an average of 15 000 pages per month.

Special Features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing: A4 and A3 Duplex
  • Connectivity: USB, RJ-45 network

HP Business Printers: a last piece of advice

You now have all the information you need to buy the right HP printer without erring. But do not forget that the brand is only one of the factors that ought to be taken into consideration when selecting the suitable printer. If indeed you would like to buy an HP printer you might want to read or read again for that matter, our article that deals with selecting a printer, by weighing up your needs with the printer features and specifications of the machine you are currently looking at. And if you are certain you want to buy an HP printer but are unsure which model is best, do not hesitate to contact one of our advisors. We will make sure to give you detailed and precise advice so that you may have the printer that best suits your needs!

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The 5 Best Business Printers

Which printer should I choose for my business ?

This is one of the most common question those starting up a business or those who want to renew their printing infrastructure ask themselves. There is an incredibly wide array of printers on the market and finding the right one for all your business needs can sometimes be tricky. Should it be a Monochrome printer, a Colour one,  a Laser or Inkject printer and should it be multitasking or not ?

In order to help you make your choice, discover our own selection of the best 5 business printers :

1- The Brother MFC-J5330DW Multifunction Inkjet Printer

If you want the best cost efficient printer in the Brother range, here’s the one you should go for! Small but efficient, the brother MFC – J5330DW multifunction printer can print up to 2000 pages per month, that is 4 paper reams ! Very fast and versatile it has a print speed of up to 35 pages per minute. This 4 in 1 one printer allows you to print, copy, scan and fax your documents with ease.

Key Features : The MFC-J5330DW is ideal for small businesses. It has a high yield cartridge and will allow you to print in an A3 format. The only downside with this printer is that it cannot copy in duplex.

  • Cost of ownership: Very economical
  • Monthly usage rate : 2000 pages
  • Print speed of 35 pages per minute
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity : Wi-Fi, Cloud, USB, RJ-45 network, Airprint

Look at the Brother MFC J5330DW

2- The Epson Workforce Pro WF-C5790DWF Multifunction Inkjet Wireless Printer

If you want to print wirelessly from your computer, then the Epson Workforce Pro WF – C5790DWF was made for you! This 4 in 1 Inkjet printer is very economical and has specifically been designed for small and medium workgroups. It is therefore perfectly suited for businesses (from small to large) that historically have used laser printers but now want to both reduce costs and speed things up.  They will  also be able to increase productivity with this cost-efficient option.

Key Features : Excellent cost-effectiveness for a wireless Inkjet printer. The only downside is that this Epson printer can only print in the A4 format.

  • Cost of ownership: Very economical
  • Monthly usage rate : 2500 pages
  • Print speed of 34 pages per minute
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB input, NFC (Near Field Communication), USB, RJ-45 network, Airprint

Look at the Epson WF-C5790DWF

3-The HP PageWide Pro 477DW Multifunction Inkjet Printer

Not only is the HP PageWide Pro 477DW an aesthetically pleasing machine, it is also very efficient with prints speeds up to 55 pages per minute. It is equipped with a 50 sheet feeder and 2 standard input trays (about 1000 sheets). We recommend this printer if you print 4500 pages per month, which is about 9 paper reams.

Key Features: This 4 in 1 Inkjet printer will permit you to deal effortlessly with thicker paper (300 gsm for photos for instance). There are no downsides when it comes to this multifuction Inkjet business printer, the HP PageWide Pro 477DW is ideal for enterprise-level businesses.

  • Cost of ownership: Very economical
  • Monthly usage rate : 4500 pages
  • Print speed of 55 pages per minute
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity : Wi-Fi, USB, RJ-45 network, Airprint

Look at the HP MFP-477DW

4- The Brother MFC-L8690CDW Multifunction Laser Colour Printer

Ideal for workgroups, the Brother multifunction MFC L8690CDW laser colour printer can cater for up to 25 users and it delivers perfect solutions for the printing requirements of offices with  a monthly usage rate of 3000 pages (i.e. 6 paper reams). With a duplex feeder you can instantly scan your documents thanks to its scanning speed of 56 ipm. You’ll also be able to print wirelessly with this Airprint compatible printer.

Key Features: With up to 3,250 sheet paper trays and wireless printing. No downsides with this Laser printer, with superb cost-efficiency and scanning speeds that puts many machines to shame !

  • Cost of ownership: Very economical
  • Monthly usage rate : 3000 pages
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Cloud, USB, RJ-45 network, Airprint

Look at the Brother MFC-L8690CDW

5- The HP Laserjet Pro M402DNE Mono Laser Printer

The HP LaserJet Pro M402DNE monochrome laser printer is compact and perfect for small businesses that only require  black-and-white printing. Designed with high capacity paper trays, this laser printer can print up to 900 A4 sheets with a print speed of 38 pages per minute. The HP LaserJet printer is economical and is equipped with the Auto-On/Auto-Off HP technology, which enables you to save energy between each print jobs.

Key Features :

A fast mono laser printer that is economical and has duplex printing.

The only downside is that this printer is not multifunction so you will not be able to copy your documents.

  • Cost of ownership: Economical
  • Monthly usage rate : 4000 pages
  • Duplex printing
  • Print speed of 38 pages per minute
  • Printing resolution (in dpi x dpi) : 4800 x 600
  • First page out in 5.7 seconds

Look at the HP M402DNE

In order to choose the right business printer to suit your business, you need to take into consideration the both the quantities that you will want to print, and the format (A3 or A4).  Do not hesitate to opt for a printer with a duplex function to save on paper. Now if you are still unsure as to which printer to choose, our printer specialists will be able to help you in finding the right machine to meet your needs. And to make it even easier for you, there are various ways to get in contact: you can either use the chat option on the Ecoburotic website or you can call us free on 0 800 028 3197.

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A Comparison and review of Brother Laser Monochrome Printers

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Choosing the right Brother Laser Mono Printer

If you happen to have read our previous article on the Brother Inkjet range but still failed to find the right model to suit your needs, do not worry, here we introduce you to the laser range of this winning manufacturer with “star printers”, that have won multiple awards (yes indeed they do have awards for printers!) and that have been recommended by independent testing laboratories. Included in this review is a mix of qualities that embody the success of the brand, blending robustness and an elegant and user-friendly design with cost efficiency. All of which will come with a 2-year warranty. You’ll be able to enjoy a trouble free printing experience in your office. So if you do not need colour printing and you are only looking for fast and easy to use equipment, but also for the most cost effective option, a Brother laser monochrome printer will be perfect for you. On top of all that, these machines will be ideal for printing high volumes of business, office and admin documents.

The right Mono printer for my business

In order to help you find the right equipment for your workplace, here is a description of 3 printer series:

  • HOME OFFICE: For personal use this compact and elegant series will be best suited for printing office documents in black and white, at home or at work.
  • Microbusiness and SMB/SME: dedicated to small and medium workgroups, these machines combine performance, versatility and quality for optimal results when printing your documents. The added bonus of the multipurpose tray will significantly ease your printing by allowing you to either switch to a higher quality media, which will go up to 230 gsm or to switch to a smaller envelope or label format.
  • Enterprise-level businesses: perfectly suited for large workgroups, this professional range of secure and highly efficient printers will provide you with total control over printing costs. Furthermore depending on the model, you will be able to enjoy and make full use of a high capacity automatic document feeder, with full duplex (print, copy, and scan), optional trays and very high yield toners.

Here is an outline of the various models in the BROTHER LASER MONOCHROME range, which will allow you to carry out a preliminary sifting:

Below is also a rundown of the key features, specs and highlights of the various models.

The Printers

1) HOME OFFICE

The Brother HL-1210W Mono Laser Printer:

  • Print speed of 20 pages per minute
  • GDI Emulation
  • USB + WIFI connectivity
  • 150-sheet paper tray (60 to 105 gsm)
  • Delivered with a 700-page starter toner
  • Colour: White

The Brother HL-1212W mono laser printer:

Same specifications as the HL-1210W +

  • Delivered with 100-page starter toner
  • Colour: Black

2) Microbusiness and SMB

The Brother HL-L2310D Mono Laser Printer:

  • Print speed of 30 pages per minute
  • GDI Emulation
  • USB Interface
  • 32 MB Memory
  • 250-sheet paper tray (60 to 163 gsm)
  • Single sheet multi purpose tray
  • 1 line LCD display
  • Double-sided (duplex) printing
  • 700-page starter toner

The Brother HL-L2370DN Mono Laser Printer:

  • Print speed of 34 pages per minute.
  • PCL6 Printer Language
  • USB interface and wired network connectivity
  • PCL6 Emulation
  • 64 MB Memory
  • Single sheet multi purpose tray
  • 250-sheet paper tray (60 to 163 gsm)
  • 1 line LCD
  • Duplex printing
  • 700-page starter toner

The Brother HL-L2375DW Mono Laser Printer:

Same specs as the HL-L2370DN +

  • WI-FI and WI-FI direct
  • 1200-page starter toner

3) Enterprise-level Business

 

 The Brother HL-L5000D Mono Laser Printer:

  • Print speed of 40 pages per minute
  • PCL6 and PostScript3 Emulations
  • 1 line LCD display
  • USB interface and parallel connectivity
  • 128 MB Memory
  • 800Mhz processor
  • 50-sheet multi purpose tray (60 to 200 gsm)
  • 250-sheet paper tray (60 to 120 gsm)
  • 2000-page starter toner

Optional Features: Up to 2 optional paper trays (250 or 520 sheets)

The Brother HL-L5100DN Mono Laser Printer:

Same specs as the HL-L5000D +

  • USB interface and wired network connectivity (no parallel connectivity)
  • 256 MB Memory
  • 3000-page starter toner

Optional features: up to 2 optional paper trays (250 or 520 sheets)

 

The Brother HL-L5200DW Mono Laser Printer:

Same specs as the HL-L5100DN +

  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct
  • PCL6 and PostScript 3 Emulation

Optionally: up to 2 optional paper trays (250 or 520 sheets)

 

 

The Brother HL-L6300DW Mono Laser Printer:

  • Print speed of 46 pages per minute
  • Touchscreen LCD display
  • 256 MB Memory
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct
  • Wired network connectivity
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) Technology
  • 50 sheet multi purpose tray
  • 8 000 page starter toner

Optional features:

  • Up to 4 optional 520 sheet paper trays
  • Output mailboxes (4 x 100 or 2 x 400 sheets)
  • Stabiliser base

The Brother HL-L6400DW Mono Laser Printer:

Same specs as the HL-L6300DW with :

  • Print speed of 50 pages per minute
  • 12 000-sheet starter toner

Optional features:

  • Up to 4 optional 520 sheet paper trays
  • Output mailboxes (4 x 100 or 2 x 400 sheets)
  • Stabiliser base

Multifunction 3-in-1 Mono Laser Printers: print, copy and scan

1) HOME OFFICE

The Brother DCP-1610W Mono Laser Printer:

  • Print speed of 20 pages per minute
  • GDI Emulation
  • 32 MB Memory
  • USB interface and WI-FI connectivity
  • 150 sheet paper tray (60 to 105 gsm)
  • 2 line LCD display
  • Colour: White
  • Delivered with a 700-page starter toner

The Brother DCP-1612W Mono Laser Printer:

Same specifications as the DCP-1610W +

  • Colour: Black
  • Delivered with 1000-page starter toner

2) Microbusiness and SMB

The Brother DCP-L2510D Mono Laser Printer :

  • Print speed of 30 pages per minute
  • USB interface
  • GDI Emulation
  • 64 MB Memory
  • 2 line LCD display
  • 250 sheet paper tray (60 to 163 gsm)
  • Delivered with a 700-page starter toner

The Brother DCP-L2530DW Mono Laser Printer:

Same specs as the DCP-L2510D with

  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct

3) Enterprise-level Business

The Brother DCP-L5500DN Mono Laser Printer :

  • Print speed of 40 pages per minute
  • PCL6 and PostScript 3 Emulations
  • USB and wired network interfaces
  • Front USB interface port
  • 256 MB Memory
  • Touchscreen (9.3 cm)
  • 40 sheet ADF (Automatic Document Feeder)
  • 250 sheet paper tray (60 to 120 gsm)
  • 50 sheet multi purpose tray (60 to 200 gsm)
  • Black and colour digitisation
  • Delivered with a 2000-page starter toner

The Brother DCP-L6600DW Mono Laser Printer:

  • Print speed of 46 pages per minute
  • PCL6 and PostScript 3 Emulations
  • Wi-fi and Wi-fi direct, NFC and front USB port
  • 512 MB Memory
  • LCD Touchscreen (12.3 cm)
  • Full Duplex (print, copy and scan)
  • Black and colour digitisation
  • 80 sheet ADF
  • 250 sheet paper tray (60 to 120 gsm)
  • 50 sheet multi purpose tray (60 to 200 gsm)
  • Delivered with a 8000-page starter toner

Optional features:

  • Up to 4 optional 520 sheet paper trays
  • Output mailboxes (4 x 100 or 2 x 400 sheets)
  • Stabiliser base

Multifunction 4 in 1 Mono Laser Printers: print, copy, scan and fax

1) HOME OFFICE

The Brother MFC-1910W Mono Laser Printer:

  • Print speed of 20 pages per minute
  • GDI Emulation
  • USB interface and Wi-Fi
  • 2 line LCD display
  • 150 sheet paper tray (65 to 105 gsm)
  • 10 sheet ADF
  • 32 MB Memory
  • Delivered with a 700 page starter toner

2) Microbusiness and SMB

  The Brother MFC-L2710DN Mono Laser Printer:

  • Print speed of 30 pages per minute
  • GDI Emulation
  • USB and wired network interface
  • 64 MB Memory
  • 2 line LCD display
  • Automatic duplex printing
  • 250 sheet paper tray (60 to 163 gsm)
  • 50 page ADF
  • Multi purpose tray (Single sheet manual feed slot)
  • Delivered with a 700 page starter toner

The Brother MFC-L2710DW Mono Laser Printer:

Same specs as the MFC-L2710DN with

  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct

 

 

 

The Brother MFC-L2730DW Mono Laser Printer:

Same specs as the  MFC-L2710DN with

  • Print speed of 34 pages per minute
  • Touchscreen (6.8 cm)
  • 128 MB Memory
  • PCL6 Emulation
  • USB and wired network interface, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct
  • Automatic duplex printing
  • 250 sheet paper tray (60 to 163 gsm)
  • Multi purpose tray (single sheet manual feed slot)
  • 50 sheet ADF
  • Delivered with a 1200 page starter toner

The Brother MFC L2750DW Mono Laser Printer:

Same specs as the MFC-L2730DW with

  • 256 MB Memory
  • Full duplex (print, copy, scan and fax)
  • Black and colour single-pass digitisation
  • NFC

3) Enterprise-level business

The Brother MFC-L5700DN Mono Laser Printer:

  • Print speed of 40 pages per minute
  • PCL6 et PostScript 3 Emulations
  • 256 MB Memory
  • 800 Mhz processor
  • LCD Touchscreen (9.3 cm)
  • USB and wired network interface with front USB port
  • 50 sheet ADF
  • 250 sheet paper tray (60 to 120 gsm)
  • 50 sheet multi purpose tray (60 to 200 gsm)
  • PC-Fax*
  • Delivered with a 2000-page starter toner

The Brother MFC-L5750DW Mono Laser Printer:

Same specs as the MFC-L5700DN with

  • LCD touchscreen (12.3 cm)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Full Duplex (printing, copy, digitiation and fax)
  • Single pass* black and colour digitising

 

 

Related imageThe Brother MFC-L6800DW Mono Laser Printer:

  • Print speed of 46 pages per minute
  • PCL6 and PostScript 3 Emulation
  • 512 MB Memory
  • USB and wired network interface with Wifi, Wifi direct and NFC
  • Front USB port
  • LCD touchscreen
  • Full duplex (print, copy and scan)
  • 80 sheet ADF
  • 250 sheet paper tray (60 to 120 gsm)
  • 50 sheet multi purpose tray (60 to 200 gsm)
  • Single pass black and colour digitising
  • Delivered with a 12 000 page starter toner

Optional features:

  • Up to 4 optional 520-sheet paper trays
  • Output mailboxes (4 x 100 or 2 x 400 sheets)
  • Stabiliser base

Related imageThe Brother MFC-L6900DW Mono Laser Printer:

Same specs as the MFC-L6800DW

  • Print speed of 50 pages per minute
  • 1GB Memory
  • 800Mhz Processor
  • Full duplex (print, copy, scan and fax)

Optional features:

  • Up to 4 optional 520 sheet paper trays
  • Output mailboxes (4 x 100 or 2 x 400 sheets)
  • Stabiliser base

During the presentation of a wide array of models with a description of many specifications, certain key terms might have sounded a bit complicated or quite frankly alien. You will find here a glossary of terms that will help you untangle all the confusing technical vocabulary. The author hopes that you will have found this read to be interesting and useful. An upcoming review of the very latest Brother Laser Colour Printer range should be coming soon.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS:

  • NFC Technology:Permits you to print or digitise within a short range of your printer (10 cm max) with a smartphone (that will need to be NFC-enabled).
  • The difference between Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct: Wi-Fi direct allows you to pass information between two devices directly with no need for a modem or router as a go between. That is to say that unless you actually want a password for added security, it will not be required to print documents, unlike with plain Wi-Fi, which will always require a password to do so.
  • GDI emulation versus PCL6 – PostScript 3 emulation: This printing language allows your printer to directly decode characters in your documents, which will make your print job workflow more fluid and swift, thanks to the intelligence of your machine. If you are using a vertical market software  which is a niche software for a specific industry, models that have integrated PCL6 and PostScript should be given precedence as they will be eminently more compatible.
  • PC/FAX:allows you to send and receive a fax directly from your PC (via an email address). This function permits you to optimise and manage flows of incoming and outbound faxes.
  • Single-pass digitisation:a double camera allows for the duplex digitising in one go of a 2-sided document via a document feeder.
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How to choose the best photo printer

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A photo printer with the right specs

Whether it be for holiday snaps, family memories or even important landmark company events, most of us will have considered getting a photo printer to deliver us the wanted result. This being said the sheer breadth of variety of brands to choose from, would leave more than one confused and bewildered. Furthermore the choice of printer will have a bearing on the printing quality of the photo. But fear not! I will come to your aid in choosing the printer that is the most suited to your needs. Follow this guide and the right choice will be yours! Before venturing into the search for the right printer, it is important to know what selection criteria one is looking for. Here are a few steps to help you in making the right decision.

The print quality

Printing quality is defined by the resolution (paper resolution being an altogether different matter). Resolution will have a bearing on the fine detail in the print. This is defined in dpi (dot per inch). So what does this mumbo jumbo mean? Simply put it’s the number of dots the printer applies on a line within the span of an inch. The number varies generally from 300 to 4800 and it may go up to 9600 for printers aimed at a professional use. Thus the higher the resolution, the clearer the photo and the better the quality..

Photo printer: the printing format

Ultimately it depends on what you will be using the printer for. Nonetheless, in general terms, the higher the format the more fun you will be able to have.
And so the various types of formats are:

  • The Photo format 10×15 (the most common)
  • Sticker formats (to be printed on a specific type of paper)
  • Postal Card Format

It’s also good to know that the bigger the printing format the bulkier the printer. For instance the CANON SELPHY CP1300 has a footprint of 18 x 13.5 cm and can print photos in a 15 x 10 cm format, whereas the CANON PIXMA IP110W, which still has very reasonable dimensions (32 x 22.6 cm) can print photos up to an A4 format.

Photo printer: connectivity

When it comes to one thing we’re pretty much all the same, apart from the photos we share on social media, others get forgotten and sink into oblivion. We tend to forget to print the photos of last Christmas or the snaps of the 11th birthday of the baby of the family, who by the way is 17 by now…! That’s why photo printing ought to be instantaneous, you should at most, be but a swipe away from printing, and that’s pretty much the case with most inkjet photo printers today. Whether it is via a network or Wi-Fi, you will be able in one swift move to print a photo of the wonderful costume uncle Jack was strutting in for New Years Eve. And so printers nowadays are in that sense more and more connected and user friendly.

Photo printer: the right paper for the job

Here, there is a wide array of choices that’ll suit all pockets and all tastes. The choice you make will have a bearing on the rendering of the photo.
First of all it is preferable that the paper be of a certain minimal thickness. Thickness is related to the grammage, which is indicated on the packaging of the paper you buy. To make things simple, the higher the grammage the thicker the rendering of your photo will be. For instance thinner paper (up to 270gsm) is often used for holiday memories, proof prints or temporary work prints. That’s right, other than for the occasional holiday snap this type of paper is used to sample print quality before finally printing the photo on better paper. On the other hand higher-end paper that is heavier and thicker (between 285 and 325gsm) will be used for exhibition prints and photo books

So as you can see, when it comes to photo printers there’s a printer for everyone! From the most compact printer, to the more professional, or to the more family oriented one. All you need to know is… to know what you need. Now if in spite of everything in my wonderful article, I was not able to help you, do not hesitate to contact our printer specialist Scott by visiting the Ecoburotic website.

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Finding the right Point of Sale printer for your business

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Which POS printer should I choose?

If you are the owner of a small business chances are you already have a POS ticket printer that you use on a daily basis, especially if your sales are subjected to VAT. These printers that serve a very specific purpose are a must for most professionals, and that is why it is imperative to choose your printer with much care. We can already differentiate between two types of POS printers: receipt printers and cash registers. Most people know what a cash register is, but few are those who know how to choose wisely the right machine that will suit their business needs. You’ll have to trust me and take the “red pill” for we will be delving into the matrix and when you come out again on the other side you’ll have surely become more knowledgeable on the matter!

Receipt printers

There are various types of printers on the market that carry out different functions: thermal receipt printers, cheque printers or multifunction printers that print receipts and cheques. We will be looking at the printers that are the most widely in use, and those are the thermal and dot matrix printers.

Receipt printers: what are they used for?

Receipt printers are surprisingly useful for printing, well…you’ll have guessed: receipts. It might seem obvious, but I’m mentioning that because it is pretty much the only function they carry out. The model can be more or less advanced and therefore permit you to print invoices with duplicates, like the EPSON TM T 20 II dot matrix printer. But do not expect an amazing print quality.

Thermal printers

Thermal printers are the most widely available printers. This is due to the fact that there are many upsides to them, which I will diligently list below.

  • They are more economical: no more ink cartridges and no more wasteful spending. Printing takes place thanks to the heat that is applied to the paper.
  • They are silent (unlike dot matrix printers) and fast.
  • You can find them in all sizes and all colours. They’ll blend perfectly into your workspace, although we’ll most likely agree that you won’t win best interior design award of the year with it.

Now that I have listed for you the benefits of these printers, it must be said that there also are drawbacks; but since I like going against the grain I shall not list them here. Know however that the main inconvenient they have is the lack of durability of the print, it vanishes with time, a lot faster than normal ink. Furthermore a substance called bisphenol which is present on some thermal transfer ink ribbons, was shown to be potentially toxic, however SS BPA thermal transfer ribbons do not contain bisphenol.

Dot Matrix printers

A dot matrix printer or impact printer is slightly less enticing than a thermal printer, especially in terms of the cost. For one, the ink ribbon that passes on top of the paper certainly makes an unpleasant sound, which could be most irritating for a customer waiting at the till. Especially if this client has already been waiting for more than 20 minutes to pay for some items he or she has bought. On top of that the ink ribbons wear out quickly, which affects the print quality of your receipts bringing about a constant need for replacement.

However if you want to print an invoice with a duplicate, this machine will suit your needs. And since the printing is not thermal the print will indeed be longer lasting.

Our very own selection of receipt printers

EPSON thermal receipt printer

Epson TM T 20 II

 

 

EPSON receipt printer

EPSON TM L90

 

EPSON receipt printer

EPSON TM P60II

Cash registers

Just like business printers, there is a wide variety of cash registers from the simplest model to the more sophisticated one. You’ll have to make a choice among the vast array of different machines by asking yourself the right questions. The more pertinent the question the more your selection criteria will be precise and well defined and thus the more decisive and accurate your purchase will be. There are two different types of cash registers, numeric and alphanumeric; I know it ‘s starting to sound like gobbledegook but I will explain…

Cash registers and their various uses

Cash registers not only allow you to print receipts but also to carry out all your cash operations. It’s the best friend of small businesses.

Numeric Cash Registers

A numeric cash register is pretty much like an overgrown calculator that can print out receipts. It is equipped with a LED display for the price and a cash drawer. Its simplicity of use and its few basic functions, like calculating VAT for instance, render it very useful and user friendly for small businesses and it’s all that is really needed for small grocery stores.

Alphanumeric cash registers

Although the name might seem to some to refer to a type of technology that would give you the ability to travel to exotic parallel universes, I’m only going to describe here a machine that permits you to manage pecuniary operations with a great versatility of functions. These cash registers have three types of functions. They allow you to key in or scan purchased items, select the mode of payment, and adjust other settings, like discounts for instance and extra operational tasks. These different functions were aimed at offering professionals a wider array of possibilities, for certain operations and activities being performed. They were thus designed for specific business needs professional users have, which require this type of machine.

Cash Registers: our best picks

Olivetti cash register

OLIVETTI ECR 8200S

Olivetti cash register

OLIVETTI NETTUNA 7000

Olivetti cash register

CASIO SE S1000

Venturing further into the world of POS printers

What you must remember from this delightful excursion in the world of receipt printers is that you need to precisely define what your requirements are. For sure, it is indeed the case for most of what you buy; however in this particular case it is a machine that you will confront and interact with everyday. It ‘s a bit like hiring someone who during a job interview constantly disappoints your expectations and never gives you the right answers. It is highly likely that you will decide to set aside such an underachieving applicant. So when it comes to printers that fall short in giving satisfying answers to your line of questioning it ought to be exactly the same!

If after this summary of POS printer choices, you still do not know what you are looking for, our printing experts will be able to ask you the right questions and help you in choosing a receipt printer that’ll be the most suited to your needs. You can even use our chat option to get in contact with us, so leave hesitation behind and just venture in…

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Choosing the right scanner

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How to choose the best scanner?

While you’re browsing in search of a suitable scanner, numerous obscure technical terms may pop up and surprise you, like portable scanner, production scanner, ultrasonic double feed detection, OCR… But no worries, here and now you can kick back, leave confusion behind you and relax, as all will be explained…

First of all it’s good to know that business scanners can be classified into four categories:

So we’re now going to have a look at these four types of scanners and at the strengths of each category one by one.

Portable scanners

These scanners have specifically been designed to go with you wherever you go. Small, slim and light, they can slide easily into your briefcase or laptop bag. So if you’re visiting a client and you’ve just signed a contract, there’s no need for you to go back to your office. You’ll be able to digitise the all too precious document with a portable scanner there and then.

Furthermore if you dread a tangled and cumbersome cable mess that is sometimes needed for power supply and connectivity, you’ll from now on be able to travel light with a battery powered and wireless portable scanner like the Brother DS 820W.

Choosing a mobile scanner

We can also mention here that certain portable scanner models have the added benefit of having an SD card option, allowing you to directly store your digitised information onto an SD card. Later on you’ll be able to retrieve all your digitised documents on your computer having plugged that card into it.

Flatbed Scanners

If you’re looking to obtain a quality output for your digitising, we advise you to get a flatbed scanner. With a high degree of capture resolution, these scanners digitise your documents by capturing all the details Choosing a flatbed scannerof the initial document or image, allowing you to keep digital copies that are perfectly identical to the original.

Another benefit of having a flatbed scanner like the Canon Canoscan Lide 300, is that the glass pane permits you to scan bound documents that are thick or prone to damage.

Flatbed scanner Epson workforce DS-60000You can also combine the benefits of a glass pane with that of a document feeder with flatbed scanners such as the Epson Workforce DS-60000 to digitise all types of documents.

Desktop Scanners

Desktop scanners are the perfect middle ground between efficiency and a compact design, since it is equipped with a 20 to 80 sheets capacity ADF (Automatic Document Feeder). You’ll now be able to save time and let it deal with scanning, while you take care of other tasks at hand.
Their small size will allow you to store these useful scanners on your desk with ease and save on space. Digitising can thus take place right next to you, relieving you of long treks to the scanner. Saving you time and energy is the motto of machines like the Epson Workforce DS-530 or the Brother ADS 3600W.

Discover Brother ADS 3600W and Epson Workforce DS-530 desktop scanners

However the far reaching practicality of these scanners is not limited to these features, for you will also be able to make effortless the management of digitising and improve image quality.

At this critical juncture you might ask how all this would be possible? Well by simply putting to good use all the features of these types of scanners.

Indeed these desktop scanners allows you amongst other things to carry out:• Deletion of ink stains known as despeckling, punch hole removal, margin filling to remove borders, background processing and colour drop out, which rubs out any background colour that makes the document less readable.

  • Auto-deskew and auto-rotate to make them readable as soon as the document is opened without having to alter the document orientation manually.
  • Deletion of blank pages from your piles of documents so that you no longer store useless pages.
  • Ultrasonic detection of double feeds. And so you’ll be sure that you have scanned all the pages of your documents without having left a single one out.
  • Optical recognition of barcodes found on your digitised documents, allowing you to classify these later on.
  • Colour enhancement known as binarisation: a feature that heightens the shades of black and/or colours of your documents to make them sharper and more legible.
  • The enabling of searchable content for your documents so that OCR (optical character recognition) may recognise and thus locate data and information whenever you carry out a specific search.

You must know however, that some of these features will be available as standard features or optional features depending on the model. Check out everything that your scanner has to offer by reading it’s specifications, which you will be able to find in the scanner section of our website. Or call us free of charge on 0800 028 3197.

Production Scanners

Discover Brother pds 5000 Scanner Do you deal with high scanning volumes on a daily basis? And do you need to scan your documents in order to keep the information safe and secure so as to make use of it at a later date? If that’s the case then look no further, for a production scanner is just what you need!

This type of scanner makes you save a vast amount of time by digitising your documents with impressive speed. These scanners have a document feed capacity that goes up to 100 sheets like the BROTHER PDS-5000 production scanner.

Choosing the production scanner Epson Workforce DS-70000And more than that, you’ll even be able to scan all you A3 sized documents with as much ease and speed as if you where scanning an A4 format, all of this with a scanner dedicated to such a task and that’ll be the Epson Workforce DS-7000 production scanner.

This type of machine offers the same features a desktop scanner would in terms of image processing and image quality improvement. And so your documents will turn out to be a lot easier on the eyes for you and your colleagues.

You are now, more than ready to select the right business scanner among those that have been handpicked by our digitisation experts on the ecoburotic website! However if you still have questions or you are not certain about a particular scanner do not hesitate to contact one of our specialists to finally be able to digitise all your documents in a way that suits all of your workplace needs.

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How to choose ultra-compact printers

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Why choose an ultra-compact printer?

Office equipment is getting smaller and more compact as technology develops. The first printers only printed numbers and people were amazed when they were able to print at 150 lines per minute. You may remember those dinosaurs that weighed a ton and needed their very own desk! Today, you can carry your Canon pixma in your bag and print in colour at a speed of 9 pages per minute. These technological developments are actually very useful and make your life much easier if you regularly work away from the office or you want to be able to print invoices (or other documents) when you’re visiting your customers. Today’s ultra-compact printers let you do things that would have been impossible just a few years ago.

Ultra-compact or compact?

Before going into more detail, allow me to clarify this for you. There are compact and ultra-compact printers available on the market, let’s look at the differences between the two:

  • Compact printers: these are traditional printers that don’t take up a lot of space. What I mean by a traditional printer is a desktop printer designed to stay in your office. These compact printers are practical for professionals looking for a printer that won’t take up much space in their premises whilst also offering a good print quality.
  • Ultra-compact printers: these printers are not designed to be used as desktop printers. They are designed to be used on-the-go and are not for high-volume printing (around 300 prints per month).

Now this has been clarified, let’s take a look at ultra-compact printers in more detail.

The advantages of ultra-compact printers

No need to drive a Ford Mustang at top speed on Route 66 to feel completely free, just treat yourself to an ultra-compact printer and you will feel as free as a bird! Ultra-compact printers offer considerable advantages for businesses. Here are just a few:

  • Obviously the main advantage of these printers is that they are portable. You can carry them around with you wherever you go, and some are battery powered to make life even easier for you. This feature allows you to supply your customers, suppliers and other people you work with all the essential documents they need when you visit them. This can be very useful for ensuring you have the right documents at the right time – no more forgetting to invoice a customer when you get back to the office.
  • An excellent print quality for all those important documents.
  • If you don’t want to be bothered with a cable, you can opt for a printer with an in-built battery. This can be a real bonus and the performance of batteries is forever improving to offer even higher levels of printing autonomy.

You now know what ultra-compact printers can offer you if you decide to take the plunge. But before doing so (as you would for any printer or piece of equipment), you need to be certain that your business really needs it. Ask yourself the question “Is this printer really going to improve the way I work?”

 What are ultra-compact printers designed for?

These printers have been designed for specific types of professional activity. If you don’t move around a lot for your job, an ultra-compact printer will probably be of little use to you. On the other hand, if you are a sales rep or perhaps a financial services consultant, this type of printer will be extremely useful to you as it allows you to print on-the-go.
Once you have made the decision to purchase an ultra-compact printer, you need to select your machine using the criteria that is the most relevant for your business and your working comfort:

  • Resolution: an important criterion measured in dpi (dots per inch), which will determine the print quality.
  • Print speed: shown in ppm (pages per minute). (Note that colour printers will have a separate print speed for colour and monochrome.
  • Memory: a determining aspect since the more memory a printer has the longer the printer queue can be.
  • Connectivity: this criterion is becoming increasingly important. Nowadays, it is actually sometimes faster to print a document using your smartphone than your computer. Depending on the type of business you have, you can choose several connectivity options.

    Conclusion

Ultra-compact printers are portable printers. This makes them very useful for professionals who visit their customers frequently. If this is not the case for you, you may want to read our article which explains how to choose the right professional printer. If, on the other hand, an ultra-compact printer is exactly what you’re looking for, then check out at our different products and contact our experts here.

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