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Guide To Buying A Printer

Sep 5, 2008
Presented with the wide rage of printer supplies available in the market today, people can end up buying the wrong printer because the choices are far too many and every sales person will convince the buyer that what they are selling fits their printing needs perfectly. One of the factors to consider before buying a printer is the speed of the printer. Depending on the kind of print jobs one intends to use the printer for, they should inquire about how many pages the printer is able to print per minute. Laser printers are faster and can print over ten pages per minute while the inkjets depending on the type can only do a maximum of ten pages per minute.

Another aspect to consider is the features of the printer. Some have added features that include a scanner, copier and fax. If one is setting up office and has not yet bought them, it is more economical to consider a four-in-one printer as it will save on costs. One should also consider how available the printer supplies are. Resolution is the color intensity and how clear a printer can print. This should also be a key consideration. Some printers can be adjusted to print in different dots per inch resolutions that range from 600 dpi to 1200dpi. In inkjet printers, one is provided with various color options that include; fast draft, fast normal, normal printing and best. The latter gives more color intensity. If ones work involves printing photos, then an inkjet printer is mandatory as it produces more clear pictures.

Some printers are able to connect to a network of computers through network cables, while other has memory card slots, USB ports that allow for direct connectivity with cameras and other storage appliances. One should also consider this. When purchasing a printer, one should think about the printer cartridges it uses and whether it can take alternative but compatible cartridges, usage of toners and other printer supplies, one should dig deeper to know how often the printer will need maintenance and if any of the parts needs constant changing. The overall determinant of what one buys is probably the money one is willing to spend on a printer. Others may have a genuine monetary constraint that leads them to the cheapest alternative of a printer. The overall cost can be brought down by the usage of alternative compatible cartridges, toner refills and inkjet refill.

Portability is another factor to consider. Due to reduced workspace, some people may prefer smaller printers that fit perfectly in limited spaces. Some people also prefer traveling with their printers for convenience. For those who multitask with their printers then the inkjet printer is the ideal choice. Although a bit slower than the LaserJet printers, they can do a little bit of everything. Printing in color is mostly a reserve of the inkjet printer; however, some laser printers are able to handle the job quite well. The only downside of this is the cost of the inkjet refill kit. However, laser jet printers with color printing capabilities are more expensive, and their accompanying toner refill kit equally costly but they last more. Buying a printer will largely depend on its uses and convenience to the owner.
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