“What is the best home office printer?”
That’s a difficult question to answer without knowing your individual circumstances. Too often customers want to buy the best machine they can get for their money instead of wanting to get the best home office printer for them personally.
It’s easy for me to show you, based on specs, what is technically the best home office printer. Although, when we get to talking about your individual needs, I bet you’ll find a less expensive machine will do everything you’re looking for.
It’s rare that a customer needs the absolute best home office printer money can buy. Unless you’re outputting massive volume on a regular basis, you can probably get by with a mid-range machine.
In this post I’ll go over several of the considerations you should make when looking for the best home office printer for your business.
Best Home Office Printer: Things to Consider
When shopping for a new printer for your home office, don’t jump to the one with the highest specs right away. Here are a few things to consider when selecting a home office printer.
Of course, budget is always the number one thing to consider when buying anything. Have a price range in mind of what you’re willing to spend on a new machine. From there, select a few models you’re interested in that fit your budget. It helps to have a few options already in mind before going to talk to a dealer.
How many sheets is your home office outputting every month? Machines are graded for a certain number of copies per month, so you must know this information in order to make an educated decision. If you’re outputting less than 500 copies per month, you might not even need a commercial machine.
Space is extremely limited in a home office. Figure out where you’re going to put your new printer and take some measurements of the designated space. Make sure your new machine is going to fit the space you have available for it.
Parts, Supplies, and Repairs
The “best” home office printer is nothing without a good warranty to back it up. The dealer you’re buying from should have a warranty which covers you for at least the length of time you plan to own the machine. Ideally the warranty should cover supplies like toner, as well as parts and repairs.
If I were in the market for a new desktop printer for a home office I would look for something within the line of Kyocera’s commercial desktop printers. They make the best color and black & white desktop printers on the market today, and they’re not that much more expensive than the printers you would find at an electronics superstore.
When buying from Dean Office Solutions, we can offer you a warranty which will cover everything you need for the machine for a low monthly price. Please contact me for more information.