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Your Definitive Guide To Buying The Right Printer

By Simon Williams
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October 7, 2016

Choosing the right printer to meet your needs takes a little thought, particularly if you are a business. Having the right technology for the office can be incredibly important; whether it’s to ensure you are getting good value for money, or you simply want great performance from your devices. 

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YOUR GUIDE TO BUYING THE RIGHT PRINTER

With so many different brands and models available, it can be difficult to know where to start. How do you know you’ve made the right choice? Here at Cartridges Direct we take a look at how to choose the right printer for your needs.

 

WHAT WILL YOU BE USING YOUR PRINTER FOR?

Do you require fast printing in your busy office, or is your priority good quality prints? Are the printing costs important to you? By deciding on why you need a printer in the first place, you can narrow down your choice and make a more informed decision. Recognising the features your printer needs to have can mean you have a clearer idea of what you are looking for.

 

With so many different models of printers out there, it’s important to have a browse and see what’s available!

 

SHOULD YOU BUY AN INKJET OR LASER PRINTER?

As you may well have guessed by now, there are various types of printers that might be suitable for different printing needs. Which type you buy depends on how you are going to use your printer.

 

An inkjet printer is generally ideal for every day use and tends to deliver better quality photograph printing. However, a laser printer can be more suited to frequent use; great for places that print regularly.

 

If you are going to be printing in colour often, an inkjet printer could be the best solution. Colour laser printers can be more expensive and therefore would be great for a company that prints high volumes of colour documents. For black and white printing, it costs, on average, 5-7 cents per page on an inkjet printer. On a laser printer, it would cost 2-4 cents per page. In other words, the more pages you print on a laser printer, the more money you save.

 

Laser printers are also generally quicker than inkjet printers, if speed is your concern. The latest generation of inkjet printers, however, especially when it comes to high volume printing, not only match the speed of a laser printer but offer the same, or better, cost per page.

 

SHOULD YOU BUY AN INKJET OR LASER PRINTER?

Multifunctional printers can print, scan and copy all under one roof. They are great if you don’t have much space in your office for multiple machines, and it can be more productive to have one hub for managing your printing and documents. MFPs can often have many additional features such as network connectivity and sharing; these could be incredibly useful in an office environment.

 

SHOULD YOU BUY AN INKJET OR LASER PRINTER?

Make sure you choose a reputable, reliable brand that you have heard of before. The likes of Canon, Brother and HP are just a few of these! Brands like this are often trustworthy and provide high performance devices perfectly suited to your office. You will also find that original, branded ink and toner cartridges are of great quality, and are made to align perfectly with its corresponding printer.

 

For more information, or to invest in your next printer today, check out our range of printers.

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