With all it does, Brother’s MFC-L9550CDW color laser all-in-one is one of the school-year’s best bargains. At $800, the printer is really a document creation and printing center with the ability to not only securely print, scan and fax locally but can print from and send scans to a variety of online storage systems. Able to print, scan and copy both sides of the sheet, the MFC-L9550CDW has a Near Field Communications reader for authentication and a 4.85-inch touch screen to control the device.
Schools don’t need to splurge on laser printers anymore because Epson’s PrecisionCore technology produces comparable quality and speed at a lower price using less electricity. For instance, the top of the line $400 WorkForce Pro WF-5690 is an all-in-one multifunction printing system that delivers 20-pages per minute of output, allows duplex printing and its paper tray can hold a whole ream at a time.