Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Laser Printer or Inkjet Printer - Best Buying Tips

If you decided to buy printer for your printing business or for home's using: Laser Printer or Inkjet Printer, firts you must selecting the type of them. You should check them out in their spesification, read clearly the printing tips provided.

These best buying tips could help you make the right decision in selecting the inkjet printer or laser printer that best fits your needs.

1> First decide what kind of documents you will print
Color, monochrome, text, graphics or photos. If you will print black text and won’t need color, you may want to go for a monochrome laser printer which offers the best text quality and speed. But if you’ll print high resolution photos you may want an inkjet printer which offers the best photo and graphics quality. If you want true photo quality outputs, go for the photo inkjet printers that specialize in photo printing.

2> Inkjet printers may seem affordable, but consider the cost of ink cartridges.
Before you buy your inkjet printer, you can check the prices and yields (number of pages ink cartridge prints> of the ink cartridges and find out an estimate monthly cost according to the number of pages you will print in a month. Also, most inkjet and laser printers do not come with a printer cable that connects the printer to the computer. Include printer cable cost in your budget.

3> Laser printer toner cartridges prices will be higher than inkjet cartridges prices.
But toner cartridges last much longer which makes their cost per page less in the long term.

4> Bear in mind that the speeds stated by the printer manufacturers are often higher than real life speeds.
A typical inkjet printer print speed may vary between 1 to 28 ppm for black text and 1 to 20 ppm for color photo or graphics. A mid-range monochrome laser printer’s print speed may vary between 6 to 25 ppm for sharp black texts and 2 to 20 ppm for black & white graphics. A typical color laser printer’s print speed will vary between 6 to 20 ppm for black text and 1 to 12 ppm for color graphics.

5> If you print a large number of documents each month, make sure the inkjet or laser printer’s monthly duty cycle is high enough to cover your needs

6> Don’t spend extra money on some special features that you may not need.
For instance if you are a home user you may not need a laser or inkjet printer with an Ethernet port (most monochrome laser printers have Ethernet ports).

7> Check the connectivity specs (USB port etc) of the printer.
Make sure the laser or inkjet printer is compatible with your computer.

8> Some laser or inkjet printers come with enough memory to print anything you’ll need.
These printers do not allow printer memory upgrades. Others that do allow memory upgrades may not come with all the printer memory you need. So check if the inkjet or laser printer has enough printer memory for the types of documents you will print.

9> Choose a laser or inkjet printer with enough paper capacity, so you won’t have to keep adding paper

Supported by:Christy_Berger


Stephen said... Best Blogger Tips

If you are really interested in printing beautiful photos, better go to photo labs, they can print cheap and high quality photos. In compare with inkjets/lasers, I find this to be more economical.av

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