a3 Colour Laser Printer – Seeking out the Top Rated Models

a3 Colour Laser Printer - HP 7000Purchasing an a3 printer requires quite a bit of thought beforehand due to how expensive these models can be. Rather than spending a lot of money on a new a3 colour laser printer and not knowing what you will get in return, you should do a bit of further research until you know that you are getting exactly what you want.

We are talking thousands of dollars so this is not something to take lightly at all. By reading into reviews of different models, you will have an idea of how a printer will perform without even making the purchase. This can be so helpful in narrowing down all of the options and pointing you in the right direction of what printer to purchase.

Another suggestion is to visit suppliers and have demonstrations as seeing is believing. It doesn’t mean you have to buy in the store to be shown the choices and you can take your acquired knowledge home with you and search online for whichever model impressed you during the demonstration.

It may be annoying to the salesman when you leave the store without purchasing but that’s no reason to not take advantage and have the hands on experience of seeing how the various models perform.
Doing research thoroughly helps you make the best investment possible.

Looking into Ratings Left by Customers

Looking for an a3 colour printer means you should take the time to look into customer reviews. It is likely that you will get a much better idea of what models are worth the money and which ones should be avoided. Some reviews are just grumbles but in all you can get a general impression by looking for consistent praise or criticisms.

Doing your research and comparing the different models you find will help you make the best investment and ensure that you know the kind of performance you’re getting out of it. A lot of people do not do the proper research and they end up deeply unsatisfied with the model they paid for.

Checking out the Features of Recommended Printers

A good way to get accurate information about a specific a3 colour printer, is to read the specs of any specific model that has caught your eye and simply compare. Instead of making this purchase at random, you can do a bit of research and see how the models stack up against each other in performance.

Whether you are looking for a printer with a lot of speed or just capable of printing high quality color images, you need to keep this in mind while shopping. Not everyone has full understanding of what good specs are so as a layman looking for the right choice, lean towards reviews as your pointer.

While these printers often cost over $2,000, it is crucial that you read into reviews and don’t select a model based only on a low price tag. Keeping in mind the most important features and reading reviews will help ensure that you are completely satisfied with the purchase.

Selected Models to Consider

Most manufacturers have a selection of a3 laser printers. Hewlett Packard, Konica Minolta and Lexmark as well as Xerox all have good choices of color laser printers.

[-image-link asin=”B00006LHJF” alt=”HP Color LaserJet 5500DN Printer” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41FPTRQJPRL._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”151″ height=”160″]If you have a limited budget, why not consider an older discontinued model that still has refurbished models available on the market such as the HP Color LaserJet 5500DN Printer which can make quality affordable at a mere $550.

It is able to print both black and color at 21 pages per minute and a resolution of 600 x 600 dpi both black and color as well as being capable of loading input capacity of 600 sheets at a time. The output capacity is 250 sheets.

Excellent for business use having a monthly cycle of 120,000 sheets. The dimensions are 22.7 W x 27.7 D x 25.2 H inches. The weight is 132.28 lbs. This older printer as a refurbished unit can be a great saving if you don’t have the budget for a newer later model available on the market.[-image-link asin=”B001KABUNA” alt=”C830DN Laser 32PPM 1200X600DPI USB Par 256MB 120V” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21uMBRmKN5L.jpg” align=”right” width=”200″ height=”200″]

If you have a little more to spend then consideration could be given to the OKI C830DN available for less than $1800. With a print speed of 32 for black and 30 for color, it should be plenty fast enough. The resolution for black and color is 1200 x 600 dpi.

For speed and quality, take a look at the Xerox Phaser 7760DN. New, it will cost you under $4,000 but you can get refurbished models for a lot less at around $1,500, making high quality affordable.

[-image-link asin=”B000FQ860K” alt=”Phaser 7760DN 12 X 18 Color Printer, 1200 Dpi, 35PPM COLOR/45 Ppm B&w, USB and E” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31IdH7l6P8L.jpg” align=”left” width=”200″ height=”200″]It has incredible print speed of 45 for black and 35 for color and a resolution of 1200 x1200 dpi both color and black. The sheet capacity is a maximum of 650 and is an ideal workgroup printer for a larger business.

These are just a few selections to consider but as stated earlier in the article, always ensure that you have done your homework before making such an expensive purchase. Refurbished models are a good way to cut the expense down but above all take notice of reviews.

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About James Wikkee

James Wikkee has held several positions at two of the largest printer and scanner manufactures in the world. He knows the in and out of these devices through his +13 years of experience in the field.

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