Although ink jet printers continue to steadily improve their printout quality, laser printers still offer the most professional look, especially for text and more importantly your resumes and cover letters. Additionally, laser printers are not susceptible to the smudges and blotches that can plague ink-based printers and their cost continues to decline which we know is very important to those who are about to spend 2 years of their lives on students’ budget.
While you may be tempted to use the school’s laser printers in their computer labs, be aware that you will be sending off many cover letters and resumes and you will likely want to use high-quality paper for any presented to recruiters in person or sent via traditional “snail mail.” As a result, you are likely to become frustrated when you misgauge the lab printer’s queue and insert your high-quality paper just in time to print off another student’s case assignment.
HP LaserJet Pro M281fdw All in One Wireless Color Laser Printer
We’ll admit it. We’re biased towards Hewlett Packard and think their products’ reliability makes them worth the premium they often charge. This printer has fast print speeds, great color printing and is easily connected to the wireless device or network of your choice.
Brother Compact Monochrome Laser All-in-One Multifunction Printer
You can print, copy, scan and fax with wireless or Ethernet network interfaces. (Don’t laugh. You might just use the fax. Actually, you’re right and you probably won’t. But it’s still a great value for the printing, scanning and copying functions!)
Canon Office and Business MX922 All-In-One Printer
The quality you expect from Canon with all the built-in features you could need for business school including wireless printing, high-speed business fax, etc.