For a laser monochrome printer, Lexmark is a great place to look—more specifically, the Lexmark E220. This has decent print resolutions and speeds, but more importantly it comes at a very affordable price that won't go over your company's budget. It only uses one Lexmark E220 toner cartridge, so it won't be a hassle to maintain. It is also compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems so no matter what your office uses, you are covered with this unit. It has the ability to produce up to 10,000 pages each month, so small to midlevel offices will find this to be a great fit, but large offices will need to look elsewhere.
Only one Lexmark E220 toner cartridge is needed that is filled with black printer toner. This will last 6,100 pages before expiring, and the cost per page is reasonable. Unfortunately, only name brand Lexmark toner
is available for this printer. Resolutions of 600x600 dpi are possible with the Lexmark E220 toner, and up to 18 pages per minute can be printed out. The first page out time is as quick as 9.5 seconds. The standard E220 model comes with 8 MB of memory, but a maximum of 82 MB can be upgraded whenever needed. These expandable memory options are great for offices planning to expand but needing that much upon purchase.
Plain paper, transparencies, envelopes, cardstock paper and labels are all printable with this printer, and the Lexmark E220 toner prints exceptionally on each. USB and ethernet options are both offered with this unit, but an automatic document feeder is not. The unit will be very easy to move around whenever you need to, because it weighs only 19.75 pounds. It also will be very easy to place on almost any shelf or deskspace with its very small dimensions of 8.7x15.4x14.2 inches. Though it can't scan, copy or fax, for a standard black-and-white printer, you won't find a better bet on the market.