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The 9 Best Printers for College Students

PureWow Logo By letters@purewow.com (Emma Singer) of PureWow | Slide 2 of 9: Best (Affordable) Laser Printer Laser printers, known for their ability to print large quantities at an impressive speed, are typically a bigger investment. However, this option from Brother is far more budget-friendly than other laser printers—namely because it only prints in black and white and has to be hooked up the good ol’ fashioned way (i.e., via USB cable). That said, students who don’t work with graphics and primarily need a printer for text documents (think: reading materials, essays and notes) will find that this budget-friendly option fits the bill. Aside from its printing efficiency, the Brother monochrome laser printer also boasts a small footprint for convenient desktop storage. Plus, because laser printers rely on both ink and toner, the pages they spit out are immediately dry to the touch, which is a very good thing for anyone who is frequently printing their work moments before class begins. (We see you, procrastinators.) Pros: Fast; double-sided printing; compact size Cons: Only prints black and white; no Wi-Fi connectivity Buy it ($175)

2. Brother Monochrome Laser Printer with Duplex Printing

Best (Affordable) Laser Printer

Laser printers, known for their ability to print large quantities at an impressive speed, are typically a bigger investment. However, this option from Brother is far more budget-friendly than other laser printers—namely because it only prints in black and white and has to be hooked up the good ol’ fashioned way (i.e., via USB cable). That said, students who don’t work with graphics and primarily need a printer for text documents (think: reading materials, essays and notes) will find that this budget-friendly option fits the bill. Aside from its printing efficiency, the Brother monochrome laser printer also boasts a small footprint for convenient desktop storage. Plus, because laser printers rely on both ink and toner, the pages they spit out are immediately dry to the touch, which is a very good thing for anyone who is frequently printing their work moments before class begins. (We see you, procrastinators.)

Pros: Fast; double-sided printing; compact size

Cons: Only prints black and white; no Wi-Fi connectivity

Buy it ($175)

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