Four Reasons A3 Laser Printers Are Perfect For Home Use

Enterprise HP 7500 A3 PrinterIf you’re looking into buying a printer for your home, consider buying laser printers. If you have more than enough budget, then go for an A3 laser printer.

A3 laser printers offer a lot of advantages for home use. Yes, they are expensive but depending on your printing need, you may end up saving money because of your choice of printer.

It’s a tall order to find a suitable candidate and expense is another issue. An A3 laser printer is not something you would expect the average home user to have. If you run your business from home then it would be a little more justified, but be prepared to have a large and heavy machine in the corner. If you need one then you simply have to make space as compact versions are simply not available.

More Printing Options

The choice of an A3 laser printer should be made for having the capability to print in A3 sizes. If you don’t expect to print anything larger than a legal size paper, then just go for the ordinary laser printer.

However, it does help if you have the A3 capability since it allows you to print different types of materials.

With an A3 printer, you can print newsletters, posters, banners, etc. Although the general consumer only needs a maximum of legal size printing, sometimes it helps if one has this capability in reserve for unexpected occasions. In many cases the requirement is only for monochrome. Something like the Ricoh Aficio Sp 6330N Laser Printer would be as good a choice as any.

It’s a workgroup printer with dimensions of 18.8 in x 17.2 in x 15.9 in which is not too bad and weighing nearly 50lbs. Can print at speeds of up to 35 ppm. It covers the whole range of paper sizes it can print on including Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in), Legal (8.5 in x 14 in), A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in), A5 (5.83 in x 8.25 in), B5 (6.93 in x 9.83 in), A3 (11.7 in x 16.5 in), B4 (9.83 in x 13.9 in), A6 (4.13 in x 5.83 in).

Even though only monochrome the Ricoh Aficio Sp 6330N Laser Printer is just under $1000 so you can imagine how costly color will be.

It resolution is 1200 x 1200 dpi and wired with Ethernet, Fast Ethernet. Very dramatic piece of equipment for a home but if you need one and maybe don’t work from an office anyway, then you will just have to make room.

Faster Turn Around

Generally, laser printers are faster than inkjet printers are. This principle remains the same even with the increase in size. The highest recorded speed for a laser printer is at 1440 pages per minute.

This printer is the Infoprint 4100. However, this printer is intended for publishing but still utilize laser-printing technology. It is also capable of printing in A3 sizes. Unfortunately, this printer is not suitable for home use. It takes up a huge chunk of room space. It is only mentioned here to show that laser printers are indeed very fast printers.

Higher Quality Printing

Compared to inkjet printers, laser printers are more accurate printers. As proof, there are institutions that use laser printers to print raster marks on their own documents to ensure authenticity.
They can be very accurate up to a tenth of a millimeter. Most barcode tags are also printed using laser printers.

Laser printers provide texts that are crisper as well as darker black. They are more accurate than inkjet printers are because they use dry ink. With dry ink, there is no possibility of the prints to spread laterally like what usually happens if you use liquid ink.

Cheaper Printing Costs

The acquisition of A3 laser printers is a lot more costly than A3 inkjet printers. However, we did mention before that you should consider buying an A3 laser printer if your budget is more than enough. Generally, laser printers have always been more expensive than inkjet printers have.

Making It More Affordable

One option to make having a color laser printer more affordably is to purchase refurbished or if you want to take a chance on a used unit that’s another way to bring down the cost of what is potentially an extremely expensive choice.

The now discontinued HP Color Laserjet 5500dn where you may find a refurbished unit for as low as $550 can still be found online. It has a resolution of 600dpi and can print up to 22 ppm color or black.

The tray capacity is 600 sheets. It can be difficult sometimes to find the full specs for this model, but luckily there is still some information on the HP site giving a little detail and specifications.

However, when it comes to frequently using them, using laser printers may be much cheaper because the cost to print one page is a lot cheaper compared to an inkjet printer. This is mainly due to the toner cartridges of laser printers that can go as high as a few thousand pages before running out. Ink cartridges, on the other hand, can only go for a few hundreds.

This is looking at it though one side only. Owning an A3 laser printer has its advantages as well as its disadvantages. Before heading on out to buy one, make sure you also know the other side of the coin so that you will be prepared when making the purchase.

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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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