This post concludes our countdown of the Top 10 fastest single function color laser printers. The 10th to 7th spots were already revealed in Part 1 of this post. Now we will reveal the laser printers that compose the upper half of the top 10 list.
To reiterate, the top high speed printers printers presented in this post are current models and their rankings have been ascertained based on the specified ppm (pages per minute) speed and first page out time, as reflected on the respective profile pages of the succeeding color laser printers on the manufacturer website.
#6 Lexmark C935dn. The C935dn color laser printer is the ultimate large-format color printing solution. The printer remarkably optimizes efficiency with its print speed of 40 ppm prints plus a first page out time of only 5 seconds. Among the superb features packed into this network-ready laser printer include A1 paper handling capabilities, cutting edge printing security features; a low cost duplex printing facility and superior color cost control system.
# 5 Ricoh Aficio SP C431DN is one business asset that is bound to pay dividends years down the line. A color printer built to last a long time, the Aficio SP C431DN combines print speeds of 42 ppm for both color and monochrome documents plus a first page time out of 15 seconds for laser color prints.
#4 HP Color LaserJet CP4525n Series. This color laser printer speaks of powerful color printing and nothing less. Delivering monochrome and color documents at the rate of 42 ppm and first page out time of 9.5 seconds, the LaserJet CP4525n also boasts of its robust paper handling capabilities, streamlined controls and other efficient features that help sustain the productivity of any workplace environment.
# 3 Xerox Phaser 6360. Experts are unanimous in the assessment that the Phaser 6360 offers dependable print speeds of 42 ppm just like the LaserJet CP4525n but exceeds the latters first page out time by a trifle at 9 seconds. Nonetheless, the Phaser 6360 toner cartridge delivers clear print quality and is a huge relief to the coffers – as this color laser printer is almost maintenance free.
#2 Ricoh Aficio SP C821DN. It is unquestionable! Ricoh puts premium on the speed of its printers. In fact, this unit is the 4th Ricoh laser printer model to land on our list of top high speed printers. At number 2, the Aficio SP C821DN breaches the 40+ print speed registered for the color laser printers in the lower hierarchy of our list. The superior print speed of 50 ppm and first page out time of 8 seconds for color prints assures the speedy and efficient turnover of printed documents. This printer is well suited for use by marketing units, advertising agencies and other graphic based environments that require in-house full color documents and other color print jobs.
Now guess what number 1 on our list of top high speed printers? The Kyocera C8500DN tops the list as a high performance printer, capable of delivering print speeds of up to 55 pm for monochrome prints. While it may operate at the same speed of 50 ppm for color prints like the Aficio SP C821DN, the unit tops all the other color laser printers in its class with its first print out time of 6.7 seconds for color prints and only 5.2 seconds for monochromatic printouts. The Kyocera model employs the patented Micro-Particle toner technology that allows it to deliver superior print quality, intended for high volume print jobs..
Print jobs, particularly in offices are often intermittent and do not come in bulk, and would most likely involve 2 to 4 pages at a time. The faster the first page turnout time, the lesser will be the waiting time. Therefore, the selection of a printer should not be based solely on print speed. The first page out time is likewise of paramount to your choice, given the extensive selection of single function color laser printers available in the market today.