Printers for Sale
When you’re looking for printers for sale the options seem endless, before we get started with the best printers for your home or office, let’s discuss the types of printers available.
Types of Printers
These are the most common printer types for office use.
Laser Printers are built for productivity and boast faster prints per minute and more prints per cartridge.
These are two key essentials for office productivity.
The important factor to note is that laser printers are mainly used for black and white prints, you typically wouldn’t buy a laser printer for colour, unless you don’t mind spending much more than you would for an Inkjet printer.
The other upside with a laser printer is that the toner cartridge replacements are less than inkjet printers, and the paper doesn’t smear as easily.
If you want to purchase a printer for your office, 9 times out of 10 you’re going to buy a laser printer.
The most popular laser printers for sale are from HP.
They’re the inventors of the HP Laserjet after all.
Inkjet printers are typically used by design houses or home use for school projects and the like.
Inkjet printers are the preferred colour printer.
Inkjet printers use microscopic nozzles to spray ink onto the paper and are not as fast as laser printers, but they are more affordable when you need colour printing capabilities.
Best Printer Brands
The best printers for sale from leading brands are available on this site and include the following Top 4 power house brands.
1. Hewlett Packard (HP)
HP is the biggest and most sought-after printer for sale or rent.
HP was the innovator of the home or small office laser printer, aptly named the LaserJet.
HP continues to dominate the market today and recently acquired Canon to further consolidate its place as the premier printer for sale.
Canon has long been known for its excellent lens quality in cameras, but it is also a major player in the printer game, especially the A3 printer range.
Canon offers a wide range of printers for sale or rent and is a name that is fast becoming the biggest threat to the HP brand.
Epson has roughly 7% of the printer market share and provides a great value alternative for small businesses who want an alternative to the big two players above.
Epson offers a wide range of mono and colour printers with popular models for sale including the “L-Range” of printers.
If you’re looking for office printers for sale you more than likely need a mono or “black & white” laser printer.
Mono laser printers print pages faster, take less time to warm up and provide lower maintenance costs over inkjet printers, which are mainly used for colour printing.
The average office mono printer will produce 22-25 pages per minute and take 5-10 seconds to heat the fuser before running the print job.
Recommended printers include the HP and Canon ranges and these printers can be bought or rented for a 3 to 5-year period.
HP became the leader in home office printing when they launched the first consumer LaserJet printer in 1983.
Before this IBM launched the first laser printer for commercial use but it was HP who brought this technology to the masses and have never looked back since.
HP currently boasts a 43% market share and offers a wider range of home office printers for sale than any other brand.
One consideration is that if you require colour for your home printing needs, you’ll want an Inkjet printer and not a laser printer.
Inkjet colour printers are considerably less expensive than laser colour printers and HP again leads the way in this area.
Used Printers for Sale
Whilst we do not recommend buying a used printer as printers take a beating during their life span and you don’t want to inherit someone else’s problems, we do recommend buying a refurbished printer.
Refurbished printers are expertly serviced and come with 1-year warrantees in most cases, giving you peace of mind and a great cost savings over new printers for sale.
You can get refurbished printers in A4, A3, colour and mono options for home or office printing.
Printers for Sale Cape Town
If you’re looking for printers in Cape Town and want a selection of more than 150 from brands like Hewlett Packard, Canon, Olivetti, Epson and more, you can browse our full range at PrinterRental.co.za
We offer printers for sale as well as printers for rent or lease and stock not only the top models in South Africa, but exclusive models from Europe too.
Choosing a Printer
Choosing the perfect printer for your business can be a challenge with so many excellent options available.
Consider the following questions when trying to make your decision.
Do you require a home or office printer?
Is printing speed important to you? (time is money)
Do you need mono, colour or both?
If you need help deciding on the perfect printer for your needs, we recommend you speak with a consultant first. Not only will they point you in the right direction, they’ll also be aware of limited time specials which could result in big savings.
The Rental Alternative
Renting printers has become a popular alternative to buying printers.
If you have a small business or a start-up, cash flow is probably important to you.
With renting there are no big upfront payments, and this allows you to keep cash in your accounts without laying out what for some business owners can be a big expense.
Rental terms can be short or long-term, but the average is a 36 to 60-month contract and includes maintenance, cartridge or toner replacement etc.
For more information on renting an office printer contact us at the numbers provided and we will point you in the right direction and set you up with the perfect office printer for your needs.
If you require printer parts, maintenance or anything printer related, contact us today and let the local Cape Town printer experts help you every step of the way.