When looking for a printer, whether for home office or for work, one of the questions in your mind will likely be: should you go for an inkjet printer or a laser printer?
One of the main differences between inkjet and laser printers is that inkjet printers use ink cartridges while laser printers use toner cartridges. Due to the price point, inkjet printers are usually favoured by home office users. Laser printers, on the other hand, are normally considered as an investment for corporate offices.
To help you make a decision on which printer to go for, here is a quick comparison of both printers.
Inkjet printers are generally more affordable, smaller in size, and work well for printing both text documents as well as high quality images, such as photos. There are three types of inkjet printers: a basic document printer, a photo printer, and a multifunction printer (all-in-one printer-scanner-fax-copier).
Laser printers may cost more upfront and use more expensive toner cartridges, but they are usually preferred for high volume printing. There are two types of laser printers: a basic document printer, and a multifunction printer.
So, is the laser printer better, or should you go for the inkjet? As you can see, both printers have their fair share of advantages and disadvantages, and your choice would depend on these questions:
a) What do you need to print?
If you find yourself needing to print photos or coloured documents with images all the time, inkjet printers may be the better choice. However, if you mostly need black-and-white, text-only documents, laser printers will work very well.
b) How often and how many documents do you print?
Laser printers are known to be the workhorse because of their high print volume. If you need to print large amounts of documents often, it is worth investing in a good laser printer. On the other hand, if you print less than 500 pages per month, an inkjet printer may be sufficient.
c) And of course, how much is your budget?
Inkjet printers and ink are generally cheaper to purchase, making it affordable for someone who just needs to grab something basic fast. However, don’t forget the ongoing running costs, which include ink cartridge refills. While laser printers and toners may be expensive upfront, they last much longer.
If you still have trouble deciding, get in touch with Inks and Toners! Our team will be able to recommend a model or a solution based on your specific needs and requirements. Talk to us on live chat, or call 1300 855 112 today.