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Every week we rank the best laser printers based on features, reviews and price
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#1

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C332dn

OKI C332dn

5 Reviews + 2 Awards
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£119.99

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£32
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
The highest rated laser printer under £500, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site
#2

90

ECOSYS P5021cdw

Kyocera ECOSYS P5021cdw

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£158.67

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£33
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
An award winning and top-value 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with very low running costs and great features
#3

89

M402

HP M402

261 Reviews
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£169.79

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£26
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
A breathtakingly cheap and very popular 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with very low running costs and exceptional expert reviews
#4

88

CS720de

Lexmark CS720de

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£120.80

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£27
Over 10 years
Mar 2017
The highest scoring high-capacity laser printer on the market, with very low running costs
#5

88

M452

HP M452

114 Reviews + 1 Award
PC Mag - Editor's Choice
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£169.99

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£25
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
A bargain price and very economical to run 600 x 600 DPI laser printer, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
#6

88

M12

HP M12

40 Reviews
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£35.46

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£32
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
The best scoring laser printer under £50, with very low running costs and good features
#7

88

M552dn

HP M552dn

49 Reviews
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£306.43

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£25
Over 10 years
Mar 2017
The highest review score high-capacity laser printer available, with great features and a reasonable price
#8

87

HL-L2350DW

Brother HL‑L2350DW

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£104.61

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£29
Over 10 years
Nov 2017
A very popular and amazingly cheap 2.400 x 6 DPI laser printer, with very low running costs and very good features
#9

86

M501

HP M501

11 Reviews + 1 Award
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£239.98

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£29
Over 10 years
Mar 2016
A very economical to run and cheap 4800 x 600 DPI laser printer, with very good features
#10

86

CS727de

Lexmark CS727de

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£233.46

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£27
Over 10 years
Jun 2017
A fully featured and newly released 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a fair price and very low running costs
#11

86

Cs410

Lexmark Cs410

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£109.99

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£24
Over 10 years
Oct 2015
A low cost and very economical to run 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with good features and great user reviews
#12

86

M252

HP M252

138 Reviews + 4 Awards
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£100.00

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Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A remarkably cheap and best selling 600 x 600 DPI laser printer, with low running costs and good features
#13

86

P2235dw

Kyocera P2235dw

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£171.33

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£25
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
A very economical to run and very cheap 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with great features
#14

86

HL-L8260

Brother HL‑L8260

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£190.26

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£24
Over 10 years
Mar 2017
A best selling and stunningly good value for money 2.400 x 6 DPI laser printer, with great features and very low running costs
#15

85

CS317DN

Lexmark CS317DN

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£95.99

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£30
Over 10 years
Jun 2017
The best rated laser printer under £100, with very low running costs and great features
#16

85

C912dn

Lexmark C912dn

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£20.00

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Over 10 years
Dec 2016
The cheapest high-capacity laser printer around, with great features
#17

85

HL-L2310D

Brother HL‑L2310D

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£85.00

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Over 10 years
Nov 2017
A newly released and low cost 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with good features and very low running costs
#18

85

P2040dw

Kyocera P2040dw

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£206.13

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£25
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
A very economical to run and top-value 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with very good features
#19

85

M254

HP M254

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£139.97

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Over 10 years
Jun 2017
An economical to run and low cost 600 x 600 DPI laser printer, with great features and a recent release date
#20

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HL-L2370DN

Brother HL‑L2370DN

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£117.81

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Over 10 years
Nov 2017
A bargain price and best selling 2.400 x 6 DPI laser printer, with very good features and very low running costs

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26% Price Drop
{Lexmark MS617
£137.68
Was £187 (36 days ago)
Maximum Resolution
1200 X 1200 DPI
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No
Print Speed
47ppm
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{Pantum P3500DN
£85.49
Was £95 (12 days ago)
Maximum Resolution
1200 X 1200 DPI
Colour
No
Print Speed
33ppm
14% Price Drop
{Kyocera P2040dw
£206.13
Was £240 (14 days ago)
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1200 X 1200 DPI
Colour
No
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40ppm
11% Price Drop
{HP M252
138 reviews
£150.99
Was £170 (8 days ago)
Maximum Resolution
600 X 600 DPI
Colour
Yes
Print Speed
19ppm
8% Price Drop
{Canon LBP6030
15 reviews
£54.99
Was £60 (8 days ago)
Maximum Resolution
2400 X 600 DPI
Colour
No
Print Speed
18ppm
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Laser Printer Brands

Find out how laser printer brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their laser printers. Click on a link to compare all laser printers made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Laser Printers Price Range Average Rating
HP logo HP Laser Printers 93 £35 - £4,444 75%
Lexmark logo Lexmark Laser Printers 78 £20 - £3,827 71%
Brother logo Brother Laser Printers 63 £40 - £831 64%
Canon logo Canon Laser Printers 51 £55 - £1,008 72%
Samsung logo Samsung Laser Printers 36 £31 - £2,265 77%
OKI logo OKI Laser Printers 36 £35 - £3,900 69%
Ricoh logo Ricoh Laser Printers 29 £25 - £1,029 81%
Kyocera logo Kyocera Laser Printers 28 £131 - £1,286 75%
Other brands Other Laser Printer Brands 33 £85 - £1,851

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Lexmark MS312dn
Lexmark
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£49.98
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HP M606dn
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£696.06
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is duplex printing?
ADuplex printing is the ability to print on both sides of the paper - either simultaneously, or automatically turning the paper over to print on the other side. It means you can utilise both sides of the paper.
QWhat is Pictbridge?
APictbridge - or Direct Printing - is a system to allow users to print photos directly from their camera or phone, without having to connect to a computer first. This can either be done using a cable or wifi.
QWhat is an envelope feeder?
AAn envelope feeder allows you to load up a quantity of envelopes, which are then pulled into the printer to have addresses/names/etc printed directly onto them, rather than having to use labels.

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Laser Printer Buying Guide

There are 2 main types of printers available on the consumer market - inkjet and laser printers. Both have strengths and weaknesses, and your choice will largely depend on what you plan on using your printer for. This guide will concentrate on information about laser/LED printers - for a detailed rundown of laser printers, please see the guide under the inkjet printer category.

Laser printers work by using a very fine laser to help minuscule particles of powdered ink (toner) ‘stick’ to the page in the shape of the letters and numbers to be printed. The page is then passed through between 2 heated rollers (a ‘fusing unit’), ‘burning’ the toner onto the page. Because the laser can move very fast, a laser printer can print at a very fast rate - far faster than any inkjet printer. Also, because the laser is extremely accurate, it allows for extremely crisp prints, with little chance of smudging or blotting.

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Cost

Compared to inkjet printers, laser printers are far more expensive - sometimes double or more the cost of an equivalent inkjet model. However while the initial cost is high, the day-to-day running costs are far lower: toner cartridges last far longer than ink cartridges, and are cheaper to replace. Both these factors mean that if you routinely print large amounts of documents, a laser printer will be far more economical over time compared to an inkjet.

Types of Laser Printer

There are 2 main types of laser printer on the market at the moment - laser and LED printers. Both work by the same process - using focussed light to trace a path for toner particles on a page. However while a laser has to track across the page from one side of a line to the other, an LED printer can use a static bank of LEDs to ‘flash’ an entire line in one go. This means that LED printers are far faster than laser printers which achieving the same high-quality prints. However since LED printers are a new technology, you can expect to pay more for an LED-enabled printer. If you find yourself regularly printing a lot of documents, the saving in time may well be worth the expenditure.

Black & White vs. Colour

Laser printers are primarily monochromatic, since they only use a single colour of toner. However colour laser printers do exist - they work by having 4 separate cartridges and drums (black, yellow, magenta and cyan) so the paper is passed through each colour of toner in turn, building up a fully-coloured print as it goes.

Because they involve far more hardware, colour laser printers are far more expensive than their monochromatic cousins. Moreover, the quality of the printing is nowhere near as good as inkjet or photo printers - you won’t be able to get professional-quality colour depth or detail from a laser printer. Therefore if high-quality colour printing is important for you, you may wish to look into buying an inkjet printer.

Print Speed

Laser printers are far faster than inkjet printers, and are capable of a very high rate of pages printed per minute. That said, there is a large variety in printing speed within laser printers, with some models capable of printing pages twice as fast as other devices. This is especially true of LED printers, which are capable of an extremely high page-per-minute rate. All of our printers have detailed stats on the number of pages they can print a minute, broken down into monochrome and colour, as well as by quality (draft, normal, high-quality). This will allow you to make the best decision as to the laser printer that best suits your needs.

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Connectivity

Most newer models of laser printers have an array of network connectivity options to make printing easier and more efficient. Ethernet connectivity is now a common feature in modern laser printers - so data can be transferred over a network without having to plug your computer into the printer directly. This makes it far easier to share printers with groups: the printer can be placed in a central area and used freely by everyone around.

Additionally, many models of laser and LED printer also have wifi and/or bluetooth connectivity. These options mean that you do not even have to use a cable to use the printer - data can be transferred over wireless connection.

Finally, the newest models of these printers have support for cloud or app printing. These options allow you to send a document to print from anywhere in the world - from a browser over the cloud, or from an app on your smartphone. While you will pay more money for these options, the convenience they provide may be worth the extra expenditure.

Laser Printer Retailers, Prices and Features

Laser Printer Prices

In total we found 446 laser printers ranging from £20 to £4,444. On average, a new laser printer costs £439 and 80% of laser printers are priced between £89 and £959. The Lexmark C912dn is the cheapest laser printer at only £20, and HP M682z is the most expensive at £4,444.

Laser Printer Brands - Price Range

OKI laser printers range in price from £68 to £3,900, and the highest average laser printer price out of all brands is OKI laser printers with an average price of £743.

The second highest average laser printer price out of all brands is Lexmark laser printers with an average price of £541. Lexmark laser printers range in price from £20 to £3,829.

The average price of HP laser printers is £537 which is the third highest average price of all laser printer brands. HP laser printers start at £36 and the most expensive HP laser printer costs £4,444.

Laser Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 345 expert reviews and 3,837 user reviews for laser printers available online and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of laser printer. HP is the top rated laser printer brand with an average rating of 86%. Samsung is the second best brand with 80% and Ricoh is the third best brand with 80%.

Biggest Laser Printer Retailers

We found 307 current offers for laser printers from Amazon UK making it the biggest laser printer retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 238 current offers for laser printers. The third biggest retailer is Ebuyer Business with 187 current laser printer offers.

When Are Most New Laser Printers Released?

We looked at the release dates for new laser printers over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any obvious trend. The biggest month last year for new laser printer releases was December, with 365 new laser printers released that month. February was the biggest month in 2016 for new laser printers, with 31 new laser printers released that month. In September 2015 163 new laser printers were released making it the biggest month that year for new laser printer releases.

How Fast Do Laser Printer Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, laser printers drop in price by 2% on average. On a typical new laser printer costing £439, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £10.

Maximum Resolutions

This denotes the largest resolution that the laser printer is capable of printing at.

We found 318 laser printers that are 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printers, which makes this the most common maximum resolution amongst new laser printers. 600 x 600 DPI is the second most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new laser printers. We found 122 laser printers that are 600 x 600 DPI laser printers.

A larger resolution means that the print-out is comprised of more pixels, meaning greater detail and a higher-quality print.

Colours

This denotes whether the laser printer has the ability to print in colour, or whether it's limited to black & white.

The number of new laser printers that do and are laser printers which do not support colour is roughly the same. 49% of laser printers do are laser printers which support colour.

Print Speeds

This measures how long it takes the laser printer to print a single black & white A4 page at normal quality.

Across the range of laser printers, the print speeds range from 8ppm to 75ppm. The print speeds of the majority of laser printers range from 15ppm to 21ppm. The HPM609 has the fastest print speed. This laser printer is a 75ppm print speed laser printer and is available at £773.99. The HPM609 has the slowest print speed. This laser printer is a 14ppm print speed laser printer and is available at £234.99.

A faster print speed means the laser printer is more efficient and can manage larger print jobs faster.

Biggest Laser Printer Retailers

The biggest laser printer retailer by number of products currently for sale is Amazon UK. We found 307 current laser printer offers from Amazon UK. The second biggest laser printer retailer is eBay with 238 offers. That means Amazon UK is significantly bigger than eBay when it comes to laser printers. Ebuyer Business is the third biggest retailer with 187 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Laser Printers?

With the cheapest price on 123 laser printers, Amazon UK is most frequently the cheapest laser printer retailer.

Proportion of Laser Printers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on laser printers is Amazon UK and offers the cheapest price on 40.1% of its laser printers.