The best laser printer

An artist prints her work using one of the best laser printers
(Image credit: George Milton via Pexels)

The best laser printer is an absolute must if you regularly need to print out lots of documents at high speed. Laser printers are fast and they're the perfect choice for crisp monochrome prints, with none of the subtle banding you sometimes get when printing black and white on an inkjet printer; they're also a lot quieter than inkjets (although they do tend to take up a bit more space).

While many creatives will be better off with an inkjet for colour work, for crisp, clear letters and invoices, the best laser printers are near-impossible to beat. They're also cheaper to run than inkjets, using high-yield toner cartridges rather than small and expensive ink cartridges, and unlike inkjets they're low-maintenance and you don't need to worry about print nozzles getting clogged if you haven't used them for a while. You can leave your laser printer untouched for months on end and it'll still be good to go as soon as you switch it back on.

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.