How Can You Find the Most Affordable A3 Printers?

A3 Printer HP 7000When you’re a medium or small sized business but are looking to increase productivity, you may well be considering upgrading your existing printer to deal with the extra demand. This may be when you consider an A3 printer.

They tend to be an expensive edition to your office but depending on your need it can be made affordable. Too often, an individual will push their standard printer to complete huge jobs at once, often resorting in it jamming and the quality diminishing quickly.

With expansion comes broadening your options and A3 size could be a powerful addition in your business armory. Or simply the new increased workload may simply mean you want a printer that can take the workload. An A3 printer is recommended to handle these jobs because they possess large paper trays and have the capability to produce documents consistently throughout the day.

By taking the time to look around for affordable A3 printers, you will find a wider range in prices, quality, and work capacities. Being patient in your decision will result in you finding the perfect printer for your projects.

HP OfficeJet Pro K8600Although it can be a major expense, it doesn’t always have to be. There are some Inkjet A3 printers on the market that won’t drain the wallet too much. Options like the HP OfficeJet Pro K8600 Printer can be obtained at under $250.

It’s not a world beater but it would certainly match the needs of many a small business. Speed is often important to an expanding business and at 35 ppm for both color and black prints this is more than fast enough for most needs. It has 1200 x 1200 dpi color resolution, again more than adequate for most needs.

Visiting a Local Electronics/Office Supply Store

Maybe you’re a larger business and demand a high performance. The higher up the scale you are going the bigger the investment. Before you buy a high capacity printer with A3 capability, it is important that you get advice from an experienced printer specialist before making this big of an investment.

There is complete sense in talking to someone that can point you towards a model that can match your need. It can help you dramatically in determining which printer is the best for your needs.

HP DesignJet 510Of course, if you’re shrewd you will take the knowledge home with you and conduct your own search online to see if you can locate the recommended model online at a better price. You could well be pointed towards models like the HP DesignJet 510 – 24″ large-format printer. If you need high quality art design type prints.

More affordable an option they may present to you is the HP DesignJet 130 Large Format Printer. Office supply outfits will be only too happy to give you demonstrations and increase your awareness about what is available and the capabilities of each individual model.

If you are investing thousands then make sure you are knowledgeable. You can also achieve this by reading reviews and articles online about various individual models that have caught your eye.

First, you must calculate how much you would be printing, the type of print jobs (high quality or standard), and how often. Once you have determined all of this, you can visit an office supplier store or an electronics shop and discuss your options with an employee.

Looking Online for the Best Deals

Once you have figured out the printer level that would the best for your situation, as in how much it can print and how consistently, you can begin researching the different options. In the overviews provided on sites like, it often gives you an indication as to what kind of workload the printer will provide you.

There are numerous brands that offer great printers and it is up to you to determine which one is the right one for you. Checking out a website that offers reviews, such as CNET,can help you dramatically in pinpointing which ones are worth the money.

Once you have compiled a list of some options, you can begin narrowing them down by their prices. There is no shortage of information about most printers that are current online. Skimming through a few pages of A3 models will help you get a good estimate of prices and ensure you find a great deal.

HP Officejet 7000Sticking with HP, another popular choice that is affordable and suitable for a good many needs is the HP OfficeJet 7000 Wide Format Printer which can print up to 13″ x 19″ which is well beyond A3 size.

Speed is a competent 33 ppm black and 32 ppm on color and resolution of 1200 dpi black and 4800 x 1200 dpi on color which is suitable for most requirements including decent photo prints.

Instead of rushing into the purchase of a new printer, you should really take the time to sit back and determine which kind of features you need, along the workload capacity. While there are plenty of great options available to you, there may only be a small few that fit into your price range and match what you are looking for in terms of quality.

There is a huge range in costs of printers, typically depending on who the manufacturer is, along with the capacity it possesses. Some printers are rather slow during large print jobs, while others are rapid but produce poor quality results. Assess your need first then go searching.

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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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