Introducing the best Monochrome mid-range SMB printers! Leave a comment

Kyocera and Hewlett Packard are synonymous with legendary quality and reliability so it’s no surprise that our recommended business printers come from their stables. These are printers we have deployed out there in the field and are battle tested and hardened.

Below is a simple side by side comparison of the monochrome printers. The models compared are the non WIFI models. The WIFI models have pretty much the same specs with the addition of a WIFI card of course.

HP Laserjet PRO M402DN
Price: $268.55 Inc GST
HP LASERJET PRO TRAY
Price: $199.91 Inc GST
26X BLACK TONER CF226X
$304.80 Inc GST
Kyocera Ecosys P2040DN
Price: $295.59 Inc GST
KYOCERA PF-1100 TRAY
Price: $239.99 Inc GST
TK-1164 TONER KIT
$132.34 Inc GST

Tip: To get the average printing cost per page for each printer, divide the Toner Cost / Toner Yield.

BUYING ADVICE:

Full disclosure: I LOVE HP. I just had to get it out there. In fact most of our products on this site are HP and that’s simply because they have earned that spot in my heart due to their outstanding products and more importantly after-sales support.

Having said that… the clear winner here is the Kyocera Ecosys P2040DN. The two machines are pretty much similar but the departmental code feature sets the Kyocera apart as this is a premium feature mostly found in more expensive machines from other brands.

Secondly the Kyocera Toner gives you more than double the print yield of its adversary at a lower cost. That alone is more than reason enough to declare the Kyocera the clear winner. Oh… and did I mention the Kyocera’s 2 Year Onsite Next Business Day warranty?

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