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15 Cool Office And Home Printers To Know In 2021
As large numbers of workers remain remote, we’ve rounded up some of the leading compact-sized printers for the home--along with larger units for upgrading the office printer fleet.
Cool Office And Home Printers
While setting up customers with office printers has long been a go-to business for many solution providers, 2020 turned that business upside down. Amid widespread office closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, countless businesses shifted their workers into the home. But as it turned out, many workers still needed to print--driving a massive demand for home printers that vendors and solution providers have been working to keep up with. For vendors that offer both office and home printers–such as HP Inc., Brother, Canon and Epson–the environment has led to new opportunities in selling single-function and multifunction printers to home workers. Other vendors, such as Xerox, have seen their smaller printers and MFPs being deployed for home usage as well during the pandemic. Yet in 2021, office usage is expected to increase significantly and formerly delayed print hardware purchases may be revived–meaning that home printers won’t be the only opportunity for solution providers in print this year. Other notable vendors in the office printer market in 2021 include Konica Minolta, Lexmark, Ricoh, Sharp and Toshiba.
Ultimately, as the new “hybrid” workforce continues, both office and home printers will be important to many customers. As part of CRN’s Printer Week 2021, we’ve rounded up 15 of the coolest office and home printers to know in 2021.