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  1. Epson Expression Premium XP-6100 Wi-Fi Inkjet Printer - Black

    • Inkjet
    • Multifunctional
    • LCD , 5760 x 1440 DPI Max. Resolution
    • USB, Wireless LAN
    • Print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter) 32 ppm
    • Print technology: Inkjet
    • Maximum Resolution: 5760 x 1440 DPI
    • Printing Colours: Black, Cyan, Magenta, Photo black, Yellow
    £149.99 inc. VAT.
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  2. HP DeskJet 4220e Multifunction Color Inkjet Printer White

    • Thermal inkjet
    • All-in-One Printer
    • Wireless
    • Print Speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter): 8.5 ppm
    • Maximum Copy Resolution: 300 x 300 DPI
    • Mobile printing technologies: AirPrint, Mopria Print Service
    • Technology: Thermal inkjet
    £79.99 inc. VAT.
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  3. Brother DCP-J1200W A4 1200 x 6000 DPI Wi-Fi Multifunction Printer Inkjet White

    • Inkjet
    • Multifunctional
    • Wireless
    • Maximum resolution: 1200 x 6000 DPI
    • Print technology: Inkjet
    • Scanner type: Flatbed Scanner
    • Internal memory: 128 MB
    • Mobile printing technologies: Apple AirPrint, Brother iPrint & Scan, Mopria Print Service
    £89.99 inc. VAT.
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Printers at Box

Printers are an essential home and office companion, responsible for translating your digital media and documents into physical prints. Even as the industry continues to move towards a completely digital landscape, printers have continued to be recognised as a necessity across a wide range of markets including home and office work setups, medical centres and labs and more. Different printers serve different purposes, with variations in size, connectivity, printing type, printing function and even budget all contributing to what your printer can actually do.

The Different Types of Printers

Inkjet Printers

Inkjet printers  are an incredibly popular choice for both home and business usage. Their tendency for colour-rich and high-quality printing results makes them perfect for applications where aesthetics are important such as in design industries or in higher education. Inkjet printers also tend to feature a more affordable price point, making them a more budget-friendly printing solution that favours those looking to spread their investment. To keep your inkjet printer operational, you will require a continuous top-up of ink cartridges and paper, as they are responsible for actually translating your digital designs and text onto a physical medium. Browse our range of inkjet printers and see for yourself what you can do. Premium brands like Epson and HP are renowned for their inkjet printers, so it won’t be hard to find one that works for you, with a brand name you can trust.

Laser Printers

Another variation of the printer is the laser printer. In contrast to the inkjet printers’ use of coloured ink to carry out their printing practises, laser printers utilise toner cartridges. Laser printers are perfect home and business printing solutions, with their proficiency for high-volume printing with a low printing cost per page. These high-speed printers tend to be used with print-outs of text-heavy documents or numerical spreadsheets, which is why they are common in the workplace. Looking through our range of laser printers, you will find trustworthy brand names like Brother,

Wireless Printers

How your printer actually connects to your host device is an important consideration. Your host PC or laptop has to be able to find your printer in order for your prints to be made. There are two primary ways for this connection to be achieved. The first and most obvious way is for your printer to be physically connected to your host device via a USB or similar wired connection. Wired printers are useful with their solid connection eliminating any possibility of printers not being found or recognised, however they are restrictive in that only a single host device can connect at any given time.

Wireless printers utilise a cable-free connection method, typically relying on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connections to digitally send printing data to your printer. This also allows prints to be authorised via portable devices like smartphones and tablets. Wireless connections are perfect for office setups, where multiple users may require the actions of a single printer, with the lack of any cables allowing for connectivity to multiple host devices.

Unmissable Deals on Printers at Box

It shouldn’t be a difficult task to find the printer that suits you and your setup once you know what you should be looking for. Plus, with our quality range of deals and savings on leading models, you will surely have plenty left over in the budget for all your printing accessories, or any other hardware you need like scanners (provided your printer isn’t already equipped with that function). Many of our printers also benefit from our free delivery service, making it that much easier for you to make your decision.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Printer?

A printer is a device capable of producing outputs of your digital data on a physical medium, typically on paper. Using a printer you can create physical copies of your documents, graphic designs, photos and just about anything else displayed on your host device. There are a number of reasons why possessing a physical copy of your media is beneficial, including more secure storage, allowing for an additional method of distribution and even enabling a more tangible look and feel to your work otherwise intangible data. There are two primary types of printers – inkjet and laser, with each featuring their own benefits and drawbacks, which you can read about in more depth above. However, there are also 3D printer types, which produce 3D material renders of your designs and models using filaments and resins. To find out more information regarding printers and any associated terms, it may not be a bad idea to have a look through our printer glossary of terms.

What does a Printer do?

As stated previously, a printer allows you to create physical copies of your documents, graphic designs, photos and other digital media. How they do this varies depending on what kind of printer you are using, but in short they will often be using a cartridge, filled with either ink or toner, to replicate your on-screen content onto a sheet of blank paper or a similar medium. The cartridges can be filled with either a single colour such as black or a variety of colours and if your printer features colour printing functionality, can reproduce a number of colours onto your pages.

Which Printer is Best?

The answer to this question varies on a case-by-case basis. To determine which printer is best for you, you must first determine what your printing needs are and what your budget might be. Different ranges suit different printing needs and setups, so once you know what you need your printer to do your search can begin to narrow. Those looking for a personal, home printer would not need a bulky, high-volume printer like the Brother HL-L3230CDW, as you should instead be looking at smaller models with a focus on low-volume, high-quality prints like the Epson Expression Premium. Those in office-based setups would instead be looking at these high-volume models as opposed to the previously mentioned alternatives. When it comes to brands of printers, you can make cases for one being better in a specific department over another, or one being more suitable for one budget over another, but again this will vary. If you do tend to stick with one hardware brand like Brother for example, then it may not hurt to begin your search there when it comes to printers. You can also have a look at our range of best-selling printers, to see which printers others in your position decided to go for.

Where can I find the best deals on printers?

To keep up with the latest discounts and savings on printers, you can always head on over to our designated printer deals page, where you will find some of our top picks and recommendations for you to peruse in your search. You can also browse the standard printer page, where you will see any given model’s current savings and promotions, if applicable. If you want to keep up with all of our promotions across our full product range, which of course includes printers, as well as any other hardware and accessories, then feel free to visit our Box voucher page and subscribe to our email listings, which will provide you with up-to-date news on our latest offers.