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The Ultimate Guide To Buying Your Perfect Printer: Laser -vs- Inkjet

Purchasing a new printer can be intimidating. Modern day printers are complex machines with many different models, functions and requirements. At Cost Per Copy, we strive to make the process of choosing a suitable printer as simple and efficient as possible. With that in mind, we have curated The Ultimate Guide To Buying Your Perfect Printer. 

Volume and Frequency

The first thing you must consider before purchasing a new printer is the volume of documents you predict you will be printing and how often you will be using the printer. 

If you plan to print a large volume of documents often, laser printers are the ones for you. 

Type  Laser Printers Inkjet Printers
Ink or toner? Prints using toner

Prints using ink

Size Typically larger and more durable

Typically smaller machines

Speed 15-100 pages/minute

16 pages/minute

Colour? Laser printers are good for printing everyday documents in colour

Inkjet printers are better for printing good quality images

Min. Life span 5 years

3 years

Cost Typically more expensive than inkjet printers

Typically cheaper than laser printers

 

Inkjet Printers: Pros and Cons

 Pros Cons
Smaller and lighter - ideal for home office Ink is expensive, especially for regular printing
Great for photo quality prints Much slower than laser printers
Printer price is much less than laser Low-capacity paper trays (50-100 pages)
Can print on a variety of paper types

 

Laser Printers: Pros and Cons

 Pros Cons
Much faster than inkjet printers - great for high volume printing Not great for complex image printing - can handle small graphics
Laser printers produce sharp text - great for high volume text only printing Generally bigger and heavier than inkjet printers
Higher monthly duty cycle - better equipped for high volume printing
Upfront cost of laser printers is larger
Cheaper long term

 

The decision of which printer is the best for your needs ultimately comes down to the question: what is your main printing priority?

Is printing photo quality images your top priority? Choose inkjet. 

Is the capacity to regularly print a large volume of documents important? Choose laser. 

Still unsure?

Give us a call on (01) 827 8511 for more tailored advice. Alternatively, you can email your query to sales@costpercopy.ie and we will get back to you ASAP. Please note our opening ours listed below. 

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