Why choose a low-cost printer?
Low-cost printers can be good choice if you need to print only occasionally, don’t need to print long documents and don’t need top quality printing.
However, the cheapest printers might not be as fast as you need them to be, they might not print with sufficiently high resolution to print photographs, and they may not be robust enough to survive the workloads you'll throw at it.
Why choose an inkjet printer?
Inkjet printers are bulky and some are quite noisy. They use ink cartridges - usually between four and six. Typically there's one cartridge for black - the colour that gets used most, plus separate cartridges for cyan (light blue), yellow and magenta (purple). Any other colour can be created by mixing these.
Be careful with printers which have a single cartridge for the three 'other colours': when you run out of one colour, you have to replace the whole cartridge.
Why choose a laser printer?
If you need to do a lot of printing, we recommend you buy a laser printer. They're significantly faster at printing, generally cheaper overall to run. Toner cartridges aren't cheap, but they last a long time, so you get more pages of print per cartridge. Also, laser printing tends to give better results with text.
If you’re looking for speed, remember, manufacturers quote an average speed for whatever they think an average page looks like. Don't take it literally. A printer that claims to do 20 pages a minute will almost certainly be quicker than one rated at 4 pages per minute. Just don't expect it to be five times as fast!
All in one printers
Low-end all-in-one printers combine a printer, scanner, fax and photocopier in one box. But it's a case of 'jack of all trades, master of none'. A neater solution would be to add a decent printer and a scanner to your office computer network or a more robust multi function device shared with all network users.
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