How to choose the right printer?: Inkjet vs Laser Jet

Published On January 20, 2018 | By admin | Technology

How to choose the right printer is a big question and it might seem like it is an irrelevant task but there is actually quite a bit more to this than most people think.  Sure, there are many different models to choose from but that does not mean the decision has to be a complicated one.  Basically, you just need to know the difference between an inkjet and a laser jet printer—and their advantages and disadvantages—to determine the right printer for you.

ADVANTAGES of an INKJET PRINTER

Primarily, you need to know that the inkjet printer is quite versatile.  Still, here are a few additional benefits you should consider:

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  • Lower up front cost
  • Quick start up time
  • Smaller and lighter in weight
  • Inkjet printer ink can manage different types of fabric and paper
  • Refillable ink
  • Better (than laser) for photos and documents with lots of images

DISADVANTAGES of an INKJET PRINTER

Now, lets take a look at the potential disadvantages of an inkjet printer:

  • Higher overall cost if you do a lot of printing
  • Water-based inks can run the risk of bleed
  • Ink cartridge cleaning process can take a while and, more importantly, can waste quite a lot of ink
  • Slower than other printers (laser jet)

ADVANTAGES of a LASER PRINTER

Having examined the inkjet printer, let us now take a look at a few reasons you might want to consider a laser jet printer:

  • Extremely fast print jobs—at approximately three times the speed of an inkjet printer—better suited for high-volume printing
  • Produces consistently perfect sharp and bold text in any size and font
  • Better up front price (because it has lower basic printing needs)
  • Economical ink (more ink for the money)

DISADVANTAGES of a LASER PRINTER

Finally, lets take a look at a few things which might deter you from buying a laser printer:

  • Higher up front retail cost
  • Longer startup
  • If the toner leaks, the cleanup can be complicated and is often frustrating
  • Uses only simple paper (so cannot accommodate more complex types)
  • Cannot handle heat sensitive materials
  • Cannot print complex graphics including color photographs and charts

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