When buying a printer, a common question to arise is whether you should buy an inkjet printer or laser printer.
Both have pro's and con's but what the team at IJT Direct always say, is that it depends what you'll be using the printer for.
So, let's compare the advantages and disadvantages of both systems.
If you need a printer that can print light documents, pictures and images with ease, then an inkjet printer would be a good option for you.
If you run a business or are passionate about productivity, then a laser printer might be a suitable alternative.
Laser printers use toner which are typically costlier when replacing cartridges, on the other hand, they print a lot more pages from each toner cartridge and so the overall print will end up costing less.
These machines are great in an office environment as they churn out documents quickly. A good option for a first-time laser printer buyer would be the Brother HL-3150CDW. This machine is fast, can print in or black and white and offers duplex printing.
Inkjet printers - Good Allrounders.
Inkjet printers are usually smaller in size and cheap to purchase. They are better at printing images, photos and basic documents.
Replacing ink cartridges is cheaper than replacing toner cartridges.
Purchasing ink more frequently will increase your running costs and whilst they can handle printing documents, they don't have the built-in power to print masses of documents.
Inkjet printers are perfect all-rounders and are able to handle documents and letters, photos and graphics and in some ways - do a better job than laser printers.
Ink cartridges are generally small, so they don't take up a lot of space and as far as sound levels go, they are quiet too. These printers are cheaper to buy than a
Laser Printers: An Office Powerhouse
Fast black-text prints, use lower amounts of ink and are great for productivity.
Can be expensive to buy and are bulkier and noisier than an inkjet printer. They can also struggle with printing high-resolution images.
When it comes to printing a high volume of documents quickly and efficiently, then a laser printer is the workhorse you need. If you need to print professional-looking graphics too, then a mono laser or laser would be a good option for you.
If you still have questions about which option would be best for you, just get in touch with our team. Likewise, if you know which option you want but are unsure about which model to go for, then we can help.
Get in touch on 0800 083 4555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org