A printer stand is used to support a printer separately from the computer desk. It usually has a heavy-duty frame to provide stability, wheels or casters for portability, and storage trays or baskets for storing paper, cartridges, and other printing materials. The trays also allow the user to print in continuous mode without having to feed the paper manually. Some can also accommodate scanners, fax machines, and other devices.
Types of Printer Stands
Kinds of Printer Stands include the following:
Fixed printer stand
A fixed printer stand has a permanent frame height and permanent tray size and placement. The printer is usually placed on the top tray, while the lower trays are used to store paper and other office supplies.
Adjustable printer stand
An adjustable printer stand includes a plate, frame, and trays that can be adjusted to different heights and accommodate different printer sizes. The printer is placed on the top tray, while the lower trays can be adjusted to serve as storage or feed trays.
Choosing Printer Stands (Buying tips)
Shockproofing: Choose a printer stand with a shockproof frame to protect the printer from damage during impact.
Materials used: Choose a printer stand made of heavy gauge steel for durability. Make sure the metal is rustproof.
Weight capacity: Choose a printer stand with a weight capacity of 75 pounds if you have a large industrial printer or if you want to add other peripheral devices.