Printers and Scanners
Choosing the right printer or scanner can be a bit of a frustrating task. Most people looking for a printer only know that they want something that prints well (and fast!).
This is where we come in. Our experts will listen to your needs and budget and pick a suitable printer or scanner for you.
Looking for some more information before you get in touch? Keep scrolling or have a read of our article Five Tips to Choosing the Right Printer
What are the different types of printers?
Currently, there are two main types of printers on the market. Inkjet printers and Laser printers.
Laser printers use cartridges full of fine
powder called toner that is heated
and fused onto the paper.
Laser cartridges are usually cheaper
per page than inkjet.
A set of laser cartridges can cost many
hundreds of pounds to buy.
Inkjet printers have a cartridge that
is full of ink fluid, which is jet‘ed in the
cartridge onto the paper.
Cartridges print fewer pages but are
usually cheap to buy.
Ink dries up and blocks the nozzles
if not used regularly.
How much should you budget?
This is a tricky one. It all depends on your needs but our main advice is don’t settle for cheap. Yes, you can get some cheap printers but you will find that the ink probably costs more than those more expensive printers as cheap ones tend to go through it much faster.
The best way to measure the price of a printer is by how much it costs per print. As an example let’s assume a black cartridge can print 5,000 pages and costs £50 for the cartridge – the cost per page is just 1p per page.
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