Buying a printer is not like buying clothes. You need to think about it in advance. Because printers are relatively expensive, they need to use a lot of consumables later on, which is a lot of money, so before you find a really suitable printer, you have to consider these things:
Printing frequency: high or low? Inkjet printers cost a lot of printing every time. But laser is much cheaper. If you plan to do a lot of printing, in the long run, laser printers are worth investing. In addition to cost, laser printers are faster, and inkjet printers will need more time to print.
Black-and-white or color: If you typed mostly black text on a white background, black-and-white printers would be more affordable. And if you need to print a lot of color pictures or charts, you need to know when choosing a color printer. Usually, color inkjet printers are inexpensive. Color laser is expensive.
Price Range: Inkjet printer front end is significantly cheaper (that is the price of the printer), but back end (that is printing ink) is significantly expensive… The cost per page is much higher than that of laser printers. You must weigh the initial cost and maintenance cost, and the cost per print to see which is more suitable for you.
Print Volume: Print volumes usually depend on the number of printed pages used to toner cartridge, but this should also be taken into account when choosing a printer model. For example, how many A4 sheets you need to print a month will depend on what type of print consumables you need to buy in the future, and the choice of printer cartridge is an important factor in considering cost.
Printing quality: Both inkjet and laser printers have high-quality printing models, but I find that laser printers are generally only slightly better. And you can use laser to print photo.
Household or company use:
Just printing or still needs more: multifunctional laser printers have other functions that inkjet printers don’t have. They can work as fax machines, connect to the network via WiFi, store print jobs, work as copiers, work as scanners (to computers, emails, even faxes), work as fax machines, zoom in / out, even duplex (copy / scan both sides of the page), and so on. A machine does all this. Therefore, the laser printer is better on the choice of multi-function printer.
Usage scenario: is it in the office or at home? If it’s for home use, I would recommend buying a WiFi multifunctional laser printer so that everyone in the family can connect to and use the printer. If you are in the office, you can choose a versatile color laser printer(e.g Hp Color LaserJet Pro M452nw). The page yield of its compatible toner cartridge cf410a is 2,300 and only cost $25.99. Because of the large amount of office printing, the price of single page printing will be relatively low, less home printing, so the price of single page printing will be relatively high.
Choice of print consumables: Choosing an inkjet or laser printer determines whether you need to buy cartridges or drums in the future, and whether to buy compatible or original. There are many products that are compatible with brand names and are of the same quality as the original ones.