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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique laser printers rating which considers: 6,800 UK prices • 730 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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Lexmark B2865DW

 
1200 1200 x DPI  Very fast print speed  Supports Wi‑Fi 
1200 1200 x DPI
Very fast print speed
Supports Wi‑Fi

£399.98

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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61ppm
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Feb 2020
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HP LaserJet Pro M404dw

 
4800 600 x DPI  Supports Wi‑Fi  Faster than average time to first page 
4800 600 x DPI
Supports Wi‑Fi
Faster than average time to first page

£149.99

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4800 X 600 DPI
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38ppm
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Jan 2019
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HP LaserJet Pro M404n

 
4800 600 x DPI  Faster than average time to first page  Supports duplex printing
4800 600 x DPI
Faster than average time to first page
Supports duplex printing

£125.00

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4800 X 600 DPI
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38ppm
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Jun 2019
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HP LaserJet Pro M454dw

 
Supports Wi‑Fi  Supports duplex printing Quieter than average printing noise level
Supports Wi‑Fi
Supports duplex printing
Quieter than average printing noise level

£224.96

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600 X 600 DPI
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28ppm
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Jan 2019
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HP LaserJet Pro M227fdn

 

£216.98

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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30ppm
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Jan 2019
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HP LaserJet Pro M404dn

 

£154.99

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4800 X 600 DPI
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38ppm
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Jun 2019
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HP LaserJet Enterprise M507

 

£346.08

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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43ppm
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Jan 2019
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HP LaserJet M553DN

 

£271.98

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Jul 2017
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Lexmark C2535DW

 

£244.98

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2400 X 600 DPI
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35ppm
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Nov 2018
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Canon imageCLASS LBP6030B

 

£64.98

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2400 X 600 DPI
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19ppm
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Apr 2020
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Lexmark B2442DW

 

£110.49

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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42ppm
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Jul 2018
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HP LaserJet Pro M304a

 

£124.98

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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35ppm
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HP Color LaserJet Pro Pro M479fdw

 

£319.98

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600 X 600 DPI
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27ppm
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Jan 2019
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Canon i‑SENSYS LBP228X

 

£252.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Aug 2019
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HP LaserJet Pro M148dw

 

£134.88

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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18ppm
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Lexmark B2546DW

 

£168.48

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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44ppm
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Jul 2018
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HP Color LaserJet Pro Pro M454dn

 

£232.64

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600 X 600 DPI
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27ppm
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Lexmark B2338DW

 

£79.99

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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HP LaserJet Pro M428dw

 

£306.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Jun 2019

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What Are The Best Laser Printer Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every laser printer and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated laser printer brand is Canon with an average rating of 91%. Compare all award winning laser printers.

Rank Brand Number of Laser Printers Price Range Average Rating
#1
Canon Laser Printers 65 £65 - £911
91%
4 reviews
#2
Xerox Laser Printers 44 £82 - £5,038
83%
4 reviews
#3
HP Laser Printers 164 £20 - £4,317
70%
54 reviews
#4
Kyocera Laser Printers 28 £130 - £1,693
33%
1 review
#5
Lexmark Laser Printers 95 £78 - £3,560
#6
Brother Laser Printers 69 £43 - £675
#7
Ricoh Laser Printers 41 £25 - £3,038
#8
Samsung Laser Printers 38 £30 - £2,325
#9
OKI Laser Printers 36 £139 - £2,000
#10
DELL Laser Printers 27 £76 - £306

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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.

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.

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.

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

The price range of laser printers is from £20 to £5,039 and in total we found prices for 415 laser printers. A new laser printer costs on average £582 and 80% of laser printers are priced between £123 and £1,494. The Xerox C9000VDT is the most expensive laser printer that we found at £5,038, and the HP CLP680ND is the cheapest at only £20.

Laser Printer Brands - Price Range

Xerox laser printers start at £82 and their most expensive laser printer costs £5,038. The highest average laser printer price out of all brands is Xerox laser printers with an average price of £871.

HP laser printers start at £20 and their most expensive laser printer costs £4,317. The second highest average laser printer price out of all brands is HP laser printers with an average price of £867.

Lexmark laser printers range in price from £78 to £3,560, and the average price of Lexmark laser printers is £708 which is the third highest average price of all laser printer brands.

Laser Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 32 expert reviews and 32 user reviews for laser printers and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of laser printer. Canon is the top rated laser printer brand with an average rating of 91%. Xerox is the second best brand with 83% and HP is the third best brand with 70%.

Biggest Laser Printer Retailers

We found 276 current offers for laser printers from Amazon UK making it the biggest laser printer retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, Ebuyer Business for whom we found 181 current offers for laser printers. The third biggest retailer is BT Business Direct with 136 current laser printer offers.

When Are Most New Laser Printers Released?

Most new laser printers tend to be released between November and January. For the latest laser printer technology you may want to think about waiting until November 2020. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current laser printers cheaper in November once the latest models have been released. January was the biggest month last year for new laser printers, with 43 new laser printers released that month. 19 new laser printers were released in August 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new laser printer releases. In November 2017, 90 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?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, laser printers drop in price by 2%.

That means a saving of £9 on a typical £582 new laser printer if you wait 6 months before buying.

Maximum Resolutions

'Maximum Resolution' denotes the largest resolution that the laser printer is capable of printing at.

1200 x 1200 DPI is the most common maximum resolution amongst new laser printers. We found 353 laser printers that are 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printers. We found 119 laser printers that are 600 x 600 DPI laser printers, making this the second most common maximum resolution amongst new laser printers.

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

Print Speeds

'Print Speed' 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 most laser printers range from 35ppm to 40ppm. The laser printer with the fastest print speed is the HP LaserJet Enterprise M612dn, which is a 75ppm print speed laser printer and is priced at £648.48. The laser printer with the slowest print speed is the Xerox Phaser 6020, which is a 12ppm print speed laser printer and sells for £84.85.

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

Colour Printing

'Colour Printing' 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 printing is roughly the same. 45% of laser printers do are laser printers which support colour printing and 55% of laser printers are laser printers which do not support colour printing.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Laser Printers?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying laser printers. For each retailer it shows the total number of laser printers where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying laser printers. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was Ebuyer Business. 151 of their laser printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Laser Printers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for laser printers by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of laser printer prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's laser printer prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was Ebuyer Business. 83.4% of their laser printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.