Top Ten Printer Manufacturers

#1 - Epson

Epson (Seiko Epson Corporation) started out in the printer and imaging industry in 1964 and has helped shaped the entire industry. It is one of the world's biggest manufacturers of dot matrix, inkjet, and laser printers for home and office use.

#2 - Hewlett Packard

The HP Imaging and Printing Group has been recognized by the SEC to be the leading printing system provider in the world in 2005. To date, they are one of the largest providers for printing hardware and printing supplies. They feature laserjet and inkjet printers, printer consumables, large format printers, all in one multifunction scanner/printer/fax systems as well as photo printers.

#3 - Canon

Canon is another Japanese multinational company which specializes in computer printers along with other imaging and optical products. Canon has a wide variety of inkjet (bubblejet), laser, and photo printers, as well as large format printers for industry use.

#4 - Lexmark

Lexmark is one of the newest additions in the printing and imaging solutions industry but has found their way up in the ranks. They currently manufacture dot matrix, inkjet and laser printers along with multi-functional devices. They are one of the pioneers in releasing the state of the art wifi-based inkjet printers.

#5 - Oki Data

Oki Data is recognized to be belong to the top four colored printer manufacturers in the United States. They pride of their digital color and monochrome printers, dot matrix printers and multi-function products.

#6 - Xerox

Though Xerox is more widely known around the world for their copiers, the company produces an excellent range of high end monochrome and colored laser printers (Xerox Phaser), multi-function integrated printers as well as large volume digital printers.

#7 - Citizen

Citizen Systems are also a leading provider of printers, but they specialize in receipt printers, mobile printers, POS printers, thermal kiosk printers, dot matrix as well as barcode label printers. Indeed, Citizen provides that which the other printing companies don't.

#8 - Panasonic

Panasonic is yet another premier brand in imaging and printing solutions. They provide a number of lines of dot matrix and laser printers, along with accessories and supplies for best printing results.

#9 - Samsung

Samsung is one of the largest electronics and IT companies in the world. They have extended their services to include laser printers which provided optimum features that all Samsung products do.

#10 - Apple

To get the best print-outs from your Mac, Apple manufactures LaserWriter and StyleWriter laser and inkjet printers. Surprisingly, their printer models are compatible with other printer brand accessories such as Canon.

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