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Best Color Laser Printers in 2020

Brother MFC-L8610CDW
Brother MFC-L8610CDW (Image credit: Brother)

People choose laser printers when they want machines that can handle a heavy workload and get it done quickly. Laser printers have large paper trays, fast print speeds, and are built to handle long and repeated use. While many laser printers only print in black and white, there are some excellent color laser printers. Generally, a laser printer will not be able to print high-quality photos, but if you're printing out plenty of simple pages that feature some color, these printers will get the job done.

Which printer should you buy?

Laser printers won't produce high-quality pictures, but they're excellent for producing large quantities of high-quality documents. And since these laser printers all support color, you're not as limited as you are with monochrome printers. If you need to get bulk jobs done or you do a lot of printing, you should look at a laser printer. They're built to withstand heavy workloads and extended use.

All of the printers on this list will help you print plenty of color sheets quickly, but the Xerox Phaser 6510 (opens in new tab) stands out from the rest. It prints at 30 pages per minute, creates documents with a high DPI resolution, and comes at a fair price.

If you're more security conscious, you should take a look at the Canon Color imageCLASS LBP622Cdw (opens in new tab). It only stores documents in short-term memory, so classified and private documents are more secure. It is also a nice bargain because it can still print at 22 pages per minute.

For a larger selection of laser printers, you should check out our list of the best overall laser printers.

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