Choosing printer stands should take no time at all, until you look at all the printer stands types and styles available. To make your decision as quick and painless as possible, determine your printer stand criteria first so you can promptly rule out styles and features that won't work for you. While many would prefer their printer stands match their office decor, other factors to consider include printer stand height, storage capacity, printer feed and printer weight and size.
Prices vary widely for printer stands, so invest in one that blends into your office environment and that you can keep for years to earn the best return on your investment. This guide breaks printer stands down into three basic categories and then offers several choices within each category;
1. Full-size, metal printer stands and carts.
2. Full-size, wood printer stands and carts.
3. Desk-top printer stands.
Choose metal printer stands for a modern or traditional lookMetal printer stands can incorporate an old-school look or a more modern look. They can handle small and large printers and often come with baskets and/or compartments to support paper feeds. Choose from stands that allow easy and immediate access or cabinets that protect and hide supplies.
Go with printer stands with a wood-grain finish to match your office furniturePrinter stands constructed of wood or that incorporate a wood finish can offer a great complement to your existing office decor. Select a stand or cabinet, casters or stationary and one or more shelves.
Purchase desktop printer stands for user convenienceWhether you print several times a day or a few times a week, a desktop printer stand keeps your printer and paper supply within arm's reach. You can find desktop stands that blend in or stand out and with one or two shelves. If you later decide to move your printer from your desk, you can still often use your desktop printer stand to raise your computer monitor to a more ergonomic-friendly position.
- While low-profile printer stands include great space-saving benefits, think twice before buying one. The top shelf of some of these stands sits less than 11 inches from the floor. If you suffer with a bad back and use your printer frequently, you might soon wish you had purchased a different printer stand.