Brother printers come with a variety of functions, features and capacities fitting for home offices, small work groups and larger corporate environments. Choosing a model in line with projected workflow, connection needs and project goals will help your home or organization print and operate efficiently.
Consider All-in-One Options
Perfect for offices of any size, all-in-one printers can print, scan, copy and fax, offering ease, convenience and a space-friendly design. For simple printing needs, Brother offers a range of standalone laser printers that will get the job done with speed and simplicity.
Capacity and Memory for Your Brother Laser Printer
If you’re shopping for a home office or small work group without a high-volume workload, a space-saving Brother printer with a smaller paper tray sheet capacity may fit the bill. Larger offices can benefit from models with a capacity of 500 sheets or more. For the biggest capacity, consider an expandable paper tray with room for more than 1,000 sheets. While every Brother printer contains enough memory for typical print jobs, organizations that need to print more complex graphics and photos may prefer a model with a large or upgradeable memory option.
Match Your Need for Speed
Choose a printer with speed and efficiency options that will accommodate the organization’s workflow needs. For a higher capacity, a single-pass duplex option can be invaluable, as it allows for two-sided copying, printing, scanning and faxing, making large projects flow more smoothly. Additionally, duplex printing saves time, paper and operating costs. Opt for a speedier Brother laser printer to print in black and white up to 42 pages per minute. While such speeds are necessary in high-volume offices, a lower speed of about 20 pages per minute may be sufficient for personal projects.
Optimal Resolution and Output
If you’re planning to create primarily black and white documents, a monochrome laser printer will produce fast, high-quality printouts. A standard resolution of 600 by 600 dpi (dots per inch) is sufficient for these types of jobs. For projects involving images, brochures or presentations, opt for a Brother color laser printer for a bright and colorful finished product. Achieve a crisp and sharp result with a higher resolution of 2400 by 600 dpi or 1200 by 1200 dpi.
Connectivity OptionsA wireless connection or Ethernet port makes it easy for a network of computers to connect and use a single printer while eliminating the mess of cords and cables. This is ideal for both small and large office environments and allows the user to place the printer wherever is most convenient. A larger user base can benefit from the robust capabilities of a network-ready computer, which links to a wireless network without the need for a computer connection. If only a small number of users will be printing, or if the office lacks access to a network, a USB connection is available on all Brother printers. Some models offer mobile printing, allowing users to print wirelessly from a tablet, smartphone or other device without the need for a router.