If you print a lot, you would be well advised to use a duplex printer. We'll tell you which 8 models you can use to print particularly efficiently on both sides. And you will find out which devices are very user-friendly, which ones can also copy and which can even scan on both sides.
What is a duplex printer?
The explanation is already in the name: "duplex" means "double". So a duplex printer is simply a printer that can print on both sides . The easiest way to do this is when the printer is capable of automatic duplex printing without the user having to manually turn over the page and reload it. The most efficient way to print is with special duplex printers that pull in one side again by themselves in order to print the second side as well.
The advantages of double-sided printing are obvious: You save paper and therefore money. In the following, we will introduce you to 8 models with a duplex unit that can automatically print duplex.
HP OfficeJet Pro 9014e Inkjet Printer
The HP OfficeJet Pro 9014e helps save time and money when scanning and printing. Image: © SATURN 2021
The HP OfficeJet Pro 9014e with automatic document feeder (ADF) is ideal for high-volume printers. The intelligent multifunction printer helps you to increase productivity by copying or scanning entire stacks of documents at the push of a button. Repetitive tasks are easily automated , saving you time and money.
The inkjet printer prints up to 22 pages per minute in black and white or 18 pages in color with a maximum resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi. The monthly print volume is 25,000 pages. Operation is either via the color touchscreen on the device or via the HP Smart app for the smartphone. Since the printer is network compatible, you can print anytime and anywhere. Ink is available on request as a subscription with HP Instant Ink including delivery and recycling from 0.99 euros per month.
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HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw Laser Printer
A multifunction printer for more productivity: the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw. Image: © SATURN 2021
Whether for the home office or the office: The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw helps you to work efficiently and quickly. The color laser printer not only prints up to 21 pages per minute in black and white, but just as many in color. The print quality is 600 x 600 dpi.
You can print, copy, scan and fax on a large scale thanks to the 50-sheet document feeder and 250-sheet paper feeder. The monthly print volume is up to 40,000 A4 pages. Thanks to dual-band Wi-Fi, you can conveniently print from your smartphone or tablet.
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Brother MFC-J5335DW inkjet printer
Fast and precise: the Brother MFC-J5335DW inkjet printer. Image: © SATURN 2021
Another reliable office helper is the Brother MFC-J5335DW. With a maximum resolution of up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi , the inkjet printer also prints diagrams or presentation documents extremely precisely. Nevertheless, it is fast: the printer can print up to 22 pages per minute in black and white and up to 20 pages per minute in color.
Documents are fed in automatically, and the duplex unit saves time, paper and money with automatic two-sided printing. The paper feed holds up to 250 sheets, the maximum print size is A3. Operation is possible via the color display on the device or simply via WLAN and smartphone.
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Brother HL-L2350DW laser printer
Laser printers like the Brother HL-L2350DW only print black and white, but are particularly fast. Image: © SATURN 2021
If you have to go particularly quickly, laser printers such as the Brother HL-L2350DW are the method of choice. The affordable model prints up to 30 pages per minute at a resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi. Thanks to the universal paper tray for up to 250 sheets and the practical duplex unit, even large print jobs are no problem.
The monthly print volume is 2,000 pages. What you have to do without with this laser printer, however, are color prints. A scanning option is also dispensed with here. The focus of this Brother model is clearly on speed and efficiency. Print jobs can be transferred from a PC or smartphone via LAN or WLAN.
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Epson EcoTank ET-2756 inkjet printer
This Epson duplex printer comes with ink for up to 3 years. Image: © SATURN 2021
The Epson EcoTank ET-2756 can not only automatically print duplex, it also works without printer cartridges. Instead, the inkjet printer has large-volume ink tanks that are refilled with ink from bottles. The scope of delivery includes ink for up to 3 years – or for 14,000 pages in black and white or 5,200 pages in color.
When it needs to be refilled, you can easily read off the ink level indicator on the device. It prints up to 10.5 pages per minute, the maximum resolution is 5,740 x 1,440 dpi. It is scanned with 1,200 x 2,400 dpi. You can control the Epson duplex printer via Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct from your mobile device. Alternatively, you can use the LC display on the device. The model also prints from the SD card – without a PC.
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Epson WorkForce WF-2845DWF inkjet printer
Multi-sided copying, scanning and printing are no problem for this Epson model. Image: © SATURN 2021
Unlike the previous Epson model, the Epson WorkForce WF-2845DWF uses inexpensive printer cartridges. The inkjet printer can show its strengths when you have to print, scan or copy a lot and quickly. The maximum print speed is 33 pages per minute in black and white and 18 pages in color, the maximum print resolution is 5,740 x 1,440 dpi.
The automatic document feeder, which makes multi-page copying, scanning or faxing child's play, is also practical for the home office or for small offices. Printing on the go is also no problem thanks to Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct and mobile apps.
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Canon TS705 inkjet printer
The Canon model also prints photos quickly and with high quality.
The Canon TS705 is aimed not only at occasional, but also at high volume printers. The device has practical features such as a paper tray for up to 350 sheets and a duplex unit for automatic duplex printing. The inkjet printer can also score points when it comes to photo printing: The maximum resolution is 4,800 x 1,200 dpi, photos in the 10 x 15 cm format are printed at a maximum speed of 21 pages per minute.
In addition, the Canon printer has 5 separate cartridges (PGBK, BK, C, M, Y) – whereby BK is used as black for photos and pigmented black (PGBK) for texts. If desired, printing can also be done wirelessly via Bluetooth or WLAN.
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Canon Maxify GX6050 inkjet printer
The Canon Maxify GX6050 is clearly aimed at high volume printers.
If you really want or have to print a lot and inexpensively in color, the Canon Maxify GX6050 is well advised. The inkjet printer offers a paper capacity for up to 600 sheets , a 50-sheet document feeder and a duplex unit for automatic two-sided printing.
The monthly print volume is up to 45,000 pages, one color ink is sufficient for 14,000 A4 pages – in economic mode even for up to 21,000 pages. This keeps the total cost of ownership within reasonable limits. The printing speed is 24 pages per minute in black and white and 15.5 pages per minute in color. If desired, printing can also be done wirelessly via WLAN.
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