✅ TOP 5: Best Printers For College Students 2019

✅ TOP 5: Best Printers For College Students 2019

August 26, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


A good printer can be an invaluable convenience
on campus and off. When you are closing in on a deadline, you
don’t want to have to run to the library or computer lab to print out your assignment. An affordable printer that takes up minimal
space and prints quickly from your smartphone or tablet can save the day. Before we get started with our video detailing
the best printers for college students, we have included links in the description for
each product mentioned, so make sure you check those out to see which is in your budget range. Starting off with the best overall printer
for college students we have the Samsung Xpress C430W Wireless Color Laser Printer. The Samsung Xpress C430W Wireless Color Laser
Printer allows you to print directly from your mobile device using the Samsung Mobile
Print app, which works with Google Cloud Print and AirPrint. If you have an NFC-enabled Android device,
you can simply tap it to the laser printer, and it starts printing. The versatile paper tray supports 3-by-6-inch
cardstock for creating flashcards as well as regular 8.5-by-11-inch plain paper for
printing out homework. Samsung advertises that the printer can produce
19 pages of black and white text per minute and 4 pages of color per minute, which is
important for putting those last-minute touches on your papers. And, the overall size is about 12 by 15 by
8 inches so it should fit in even the smallest of dorm rooms. Samsung also offers a one-year limited warranty
on the hardware for this printer. Consumer Reports recommends this Samsung Xpress
printer because the color graphics quality was very good and the black text printing
was quite fast. The printer received top marks for maintenance
ink use and text quality as well. However, there were a number of negatives
the reviewers pointed out. If the color runs out, then you cannot print
at all — not even in black and white. Also, the cost per page of printing text works
out to about 5.3 cents. About 67% of the Amazon buyers who rated the
Samsung C430W printer left a positive review. The most helpful review noted that this model
printed crisp text and worked well for schoolwork. Another buyer appreciated how easy it was
to set up and recommended it for small printing jobs at home. However, there were a few negatives: the paper
tray sticks out a couple of inches when letter paper is inserted, and it may take a little
searching to find the right printer drivers if your computer doesn’t have a disc drive. Next up we have the best black-and-white laser
printer for college students which goes to the Brother HL-L2360DW Compact Laser Printer. The Brother HL-L2360DW Compact Laser Printer
only does one thing, but it does it well: It prints your homework, papers, and other
documents in black and white. When you consider that the assignments for
most classes will rarely require color printing, this becomes an attractive option. The Brother printer is the most expensive
model on our list, but the toner cartridges tend to last longer than color laser or ink
alternatives. This printer supports wireless networking
as well as high-speed corded connections. At about 15 by 7 by 14 inches, it’s similar
in size to our top pick. And, with the Amazon Dash Replenishment service,
the HL-L2360DW automatically orders toner when the levels are low so you aren’t hung
out to dry during finals week. A reviewer at CNET recommends the Brother
HL-L2360DW printer because he appreciated the small footprint and easy installation
process. He thought it was best for people looking
for a text-only printer that won’t break the bank when refilling the toner. Yet, he was a bit miffed that the “starter”
toner cartridge that came with the unit depleted quickly. PCMag recommends the Brother printer for micro
offices, but the reviewer noted that the quality of the graphics and text were below par. Geek Beat liked that it was fast and reliable. The tester found it outperformed more expensive
units he had worked with. However, getting the printer up and running
and changing the settings was difficult. Ratings of four stars or more are pretty rare
for printers on Amazon, but the Brother HL-L2360DW Compact Laser Printer has an average of about
4.1 stars. Buyers noted that set-up was easy using the
provided CD along with YouTube tutorials. And, connecting via Wi-Fi is easy as long
as you have your Wi-Fi and SSID passwords handy. There appears to be a recurring problem of
the printer lapsing into Deep Sleep mode and staying there. But, if you go to General Setup, Ecology,
Sleep Time and press the down arrow and cancel at the same time, you can toggle the Deep
Sleep mode. Up next we have the best black-and-white all-in-one
printer for college students which goes to the Canon imageCLASS MF244dw Wireless Multifunction
Duplex Laser Printer. One of the big selling points of the Canon
imageCLASS MF244dw Wireless Multifunction Duplex Laser Printer is its ability to print
quickly and clearly. Canon advertises that from power on, the printer’s
warm-up time is 14 seconds, and you can have the first page in your hands 6 seconds after
that. The print speeds are up to 28 pages per minute. Additionally, the MF244dw is mobile device
friendly and compatible with Google Cloud Print, Mopria Print Service, Apple AirPrint,
Canon Print Business, and more. The toner cartridges yield about 2,400 pages
of print so you aren’t constantly shelling out cash for ink. Canon backs this printer with a one-year limited
warranty There are several reasons why the reviewers
at Consumer Reports recommend the Canon imageCLASS MF244dw printer. First of all, based on two years of regular
use, they calculate the total cost of this printer will be $220 factoring in the initial
purchase of the printer and buying toner supplies. The testers also noted that this model did
an excellent job of printing black text quickly and clearly. But, they did find that the machine takes
up a lot of space, and it was a pain entering the Wi-Fi encryption key. Approximately 80% of the Amazon buyers who
reviewed the Canon imageCLASS MF244dw Wireless Multifunction Duplex Laser Printer gave it
four or five stars. One buyer was impressed with how they could
print several thousand pages with a single toner cartridge. They also found it easy to set the printer
up. This was not the case for all buyers, though. One self-described tech-savvy person said
it took them two hours. They still gave the printer four stars and
recommended skipping the included disk and going directly to Canon’s online support. Next we have the best affordable printer for
college students which goes to the HP ENVY 4520 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer. The HP ENVY 4520 Wireless All-in-One Photo
Printer is the lowest cost printer on our list, which is impressive considering it can
print, scan, and copy in color. You can also print directly off of your smartphone
or tablet. And, it saves paper with duplex printing,
which prints on both sides of your paper. You may order ink on your own, use Amazon’s
Dash Replenishment service, or HP Instant Ink. Dash and Instant Ink will automatically order
more ink for you when you are getting low. CNET recommends the HP Envy 4520 because of
its high-quality output and print speeds. The reviewer put the printer through several
benchmark tests and found it printed about 9 pages of black text per minute and 2.6 pages
of color graphics per minute. Plus, this device operated quietly, which
could be helpful when you want to print something out without waking your roommate. PCMag recommends this printer for home use
because of the high-quality graphics and photo printing. However, the reviewer noted that the text
quality and speed were poor in his tests. TechGearLab fell short of recommending the
4520 because the reviewer didn’t like the excessive ink prices and inefficient ink use. More than 3,600 Amazon buyers have left positive
reviews of the HP Envy 4520. The most helpful reviewer found the printer
was reasonable for its price and that connecting to the wireless network was effortless. Yet, he was disappointed with the spyware
and bloatware that HP wanted to install on his computer via the included setup disc. He recommends carefully reading the directions
during the installation process to avoid giving HP blanket access to your data. Other buyers complained about pop-ups on their
computer screen every time they printed until they signed up for the HP Instant Ink service. Now for our last pick we have the best graphics
printer for college students which goes to the Canon TS9120 Wireless All-In-One Printer. If you are pursuing a degree in the visual
arts, a printer that excels in reproducing text isn’t that helpful. You need something like the Canon TS9120 Wireless
All-In-One Printer, which uses six ink cartridges to more precisely reproduce your graphics. You can also print on the go, from social
media, via Bluetooth, or through the cloud using a variety of apps, including the Canon
Print app. Canon offers the TS9120 in Gray, Gold, and
Red and bundled with ink or ink and paper. Tom’s Guide recommends the Canon Pixma TS9120
because it provides a great balance of speed and image quality, whether scanning, copying,
or printing. The reviewer found the large touchscreen made
standalone operation effortless. The biggest downfall he noted was that the
ink costs are average. In PCMag’s tests, the reviewer was impressed
with the exceptional photo, graphics, and text quality. When it came to printing out photos, it took
him about 32 seconds to get 4-by-6-inch snapshots. The negatives he mentioned were the lack of
an automatic document feeder and NFC capabilities. Around 63% of the people who rated the Canon
TS9120 printer on Amazon left a positive review. One four-star reviewer compared the photo
printing capabilities of the TS9120 to its predecessor the TS9020. He preferred the TS9120’s image quality
for landscapes and pictures of nature. Yet, for portraits, the TS9120 turned skin
tones a bluish hue, which made it inferior to the TS9020. Another buyer commented on how he was able
to set the printer up in just 20 minutes, and the mobile app worked smoothly. His big complaint was that the printer would
not read any SD cards inserted into the reader slot. So that sums up our top printers for college
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