Are you looking for a new printer? With so many different models out there, it’s easy to buy a new printer on the cheap. But will your new printer justify your needs.
To make sure you don’t regret your purchase, here are a few things you need to consider before you make your purchase.
1) Type of Ink
The first question you must tackle comes down to a simple matter of what and how much you plan on printing.
Colour inkjet printers comprise the bulk of the market simply because they can print just about anything: Essays, pie charts, or glossy photos etc. And today’s inkjet printers often print with speeds that rival or surpass their laser counterparts.
Laser printers are still a good choice for office environments when most of the printing that you need to do is in monochrome. Laser printers can be purchased at affordable prices, offer good print speed, and in most cases, provide prints at a lower cost per page than a colour inkjet.
2) Print Speed
Speed is an important aspect that should not be overlooked if you need to achieve a particular amount of output each day or week.
Printer speed is often measured in pages per minute (PPM). It refers to how many pages of monochrome text the printer can produce in a single minute. Again, there will be massive variation in the PPM scores of inkjet and laser printers. You could come across speeds ranging from 5PPM to 30PPM.
3) Paper Handling
Depending on what kind of paper you want to use for the prints, you will have to purchase specific type of printers. Also, consider the size of the input tray. Smaller trays, for instance, will require you to add paper all the time, while a 250-page tray can make it a once-a-month affair.
4) Connectivity options
The next thing you should look out for when buying a new printer is its connectivity options.
All printers on the market offer wired connectivity. They can connect to your computer via a USB port. Nowadays most of the models also offer Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth connectivity. Bluetooth is great for printing from local mobile devices, while Wi-Fi and cloud support let you print documents remotely when you’re away from home.
Contact us at ePrompto today to get a detailed overview of the right printer for your specific need.
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