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Frustrated with your printer? Tips for choosing the right device for you

by Marl Eugenio (Customer Service) | Apr 26, 2016

Despite the high number of people moving to the Cloud with the hopes of converting to a paperless office, we still need to print once in a while. This blog will help you find your way through the maze of choosing the right printer and options available for you.

Starting off with the basics, for home and student users, Inkjet is the ideal printer to complete their office solutions and everything in between.

Inkjets, sometimes known as Officejets, are making a mark in the industry - everything from smartphone snaps to high definition photography. What is more, they come equipped with added features such as wireless printing, which enables you to print documents anywhere in your home and allowing you to share the printer with the entire family. Saves money and reduces cable clutter- cool!

On the other hand, Laser printers are designed for more frequent printing and ideal for regular print of large amounts. They can keep up with our demands. They are perfect for high speed batch printing with printing speed of up to 40 pages per minute for both color and black and white. A good addition to this is to have a multifunction center; a combination of scanner, copier, printer and fax which also features dual large capacity paper trays. This will make it easy to switch between different types of paper. They also have an automatic document feeder which is handy for mutli-page reports. Similar to home printers, they enable network and wireless printing for the entire office. This includes the air print feature which is exclusive to iOS devices which lets you print directly from an iPad, iPhone, iMac or a MacBook with just one tap.

Comparable to Google Cloud Print for Android devices, you can send a document or photo to print for wherever you are, whether you are at home, office or other side of the world. The advantage of having a laser printer is the feature of scan to email, where you can send scanned documents straight to the email recipient.

Nevertheless, it is very important that we consider the kind of ink when purchasing the printer, as often a cheaper printer requires more expensive ink and vice-versa. Inkjets cartridges are less expensive than laser toners, making them affordable for home and student users. While laser toner cartridges cost more, their page yield is higher; typically over a thousand pages. Extra-large ink or toner cartridges are available too. They offer greater value for money by giving you a high page yield (more pages from a single cartridge), which reduces the cost to print per page. Though the initial purchase and toner price may seem high, the cost-per-page can work out cheaper over time.

Aside from getting to know your printer, setting them up correctly or by help of a technician is one way to get the most out of your printer. Never be frustrated with your printer again. The only perfect printer for you is the one that can keep up with your demands. Invest in the kind of printer that is cost effective, durable, practical and a printer that will service your needs and will not let you down.

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