Best compact printers 2022
There are many reasons why more people are working from home, and it’s not just for the sake of convenience. Working remotely can be a great way to make extra money, or even start your own business while still maintaining some work-life balance. However, when you’re on your own at home all day long, printer space can quickly become an issue! If you’re looking for printer options that won’t take up too much room in your small apartment or house then this post is perfect for you. We will share with you our favourite compact printer options that will fit any small space!
How much does a compact printer cost?
This will of course depend on features you require and the way it delivers prints but, as a general guide, you can expect to pay around £50-£100 for an entry level basic printer that is both small and compact. This will be like a hp instant ink / inkjet printer / hp officejet.
On the higher higher end for business customers, you’re probably looking at around £1,500. Both these stated are brand new machines and you’ll almost always be better off buying a refurbished printer for a supplier like Topserve.
Key features to look for when buying a compact printer
First place to start is to decide whether you need colour or are you fine with black and white printing only. If you only need to print the odd document then a basic printer with black and white will more than suffice. However, if you plan on printing photos or graphics then you will obviously need a printer that can deliver in colour.
As part of our printer reviews, we will always share the following features so you know what to look for when buying a printer:
- Now you have decided you need better features, you’ll need to start looking the the printer speed. At the very minimum, you should be aiming for a 30 page per minute device. The reason is that the higher the printing speed, the lower the cost to run the inkjet printer / copier.
What do we mean by this? Running cost relates to the consumables used to print your document, ie ink cartridges or toner. You can calculate the cost to run your laser printer by dividing the the price of the ink by the yield of the ink. The yield is how many prints you will get from ink so for example:
A wireless HP or Ricoh printer ink is £50. The yield is 2500. That means the cost per copy is £50/2500 = £0.02 (2p). This means every time you print, the ink will be 2p per sheet.
Now, lets take a HP instant ink all in one printers. A HP 305 black original cartridge is £10.99. The yield is 120 pages. That means the cost per copy is £10.99/120 = £0.09 (9p). This means every time you print, the ink cost will be 9p
As you can see this HP officejet machine in the second example is considerably more expensive to run compared to option one. If you’re going to print less than a packet of paper a year (less than 500 pages) then go for option 2.
Wireless printing is an obvious must in this day and age. Wireless means to be able to print scan or fax from HP devices that are not connect directly to the printer with a physical wire. Wireless connectivity can be done via bluetooth or wifi. If over bluetooth, mobile devices and the person may have to be close to the HP printer for the wireless printer to pick up the signal.
If the wireless printer scanner is connected via an ethernet connection, mobile print / apple airprint can be applied. Airprint is apple’s bluetooth brand of technology which allows for mobile print. Android also has their own called google cloud print.
Which is the best printer for home use?
Ricoh MPC307 SPF Compact Laser Printer – If you are looking for a printer that can handle high volumes without taking up too much space, the Ricoh MPC307 printer is the perfect printer for you. This printer will print up to 33 pages per minute, and it can fit even on your desk
What store has the best deals on printers?
If you’re a small one man band business then Argos or Currys will be the best place the buy a colour office printer
What is a good inexpensive all-in-one printer?
Again a Ricoh MPC307 or MPC306. Topserve
Why are so many printers out of stock?
Semiconductor shortage is the one of the reasons.
What is a typical price range for a multifunction printer?
A desktop printer’s price will range from 450 – £995.
How do I choose a multifunction printer?
Call Topserve! Tel: 0208 808 3103 or email email@example.com
Which compact printer is best?
Ricoh MPC306 or MPC307
What is the smallest size printer you can buy?
Is there a compact printer?
Yes, HP do compact printers. If you’re looking for a colour printer for sale and do less than one packet of paper per year worth of printing, its worth just going to Argos, Amazon or even buying a refurbished one from Ebay.
What is the smallest A4 printer?
Probably HP deskjest or HP officejet. You’ll have to keep an eye out on the cost per copy.
Which type of printer is best for business use?
Ricoh. And if you’re asking for business use and not short on space, then i’d suggest a Ricoh MPC4504. If you are short on space then I would say Ricoh MPC306 or MPC307.
What is the most common printer used in businesses?
Ricoh, Xerox, HP and to some extent Epson are all manufacturers / brands with which supply laser printers, so I wouldn’t just say one.