How to Choose a Printer for Office and Home Use

Choosing the right printer for your home and office can help you save a lot of money in the long run, especially if you intend to print large volumes regularly. There are a number of factors you need to consider when you choose a printer and some of them are listed below. 


  1. Ink: quality and number of cartridges


There are two types of ink quality and cartridges available in the market today and one is more suitable for office and home printing than the other.


  • Colouring agents-based inks – These are colouring agents mixed with water and applied to the paper. While they have less resistance to light, they’re more affordable and the printing is quite accurate. These printers are often more suitable for office or home use if you don’t require heavy photographic prints.
  • Pigmentbased inks – These printers are more expensive but the print quality is superior. The ink is light and fade resistant and quite vivid, which makes this technology ideal for photo prints.


  1. Printing accuracy


Most printers have a standard value ranging from 4,800 x 2,400 dpi to 2,880 x 1,440 dpi and this is accurate enough for clear text printing and vivid picture printing. Epson printers offer the thinnest 3.5 picoliters.


  1. Printing size


Consider your office or home printing requirements before you invest in a printer. Most printers have a maximum printing size and they won’t be able to print sheets beyond that size. Regular printers can handle A4, A3, A3+, A2, and roll printing for panoramas. Offices and homes usually require A4 or A3 printing so you don’t need to look beyond that.


  1. Brands


There are a number of brands available in the market but Epson and Canon are considered the most reliable. If you’re on a budget, you can choose Epson and if you have some room, choose Canon.


If you want to know more about printers and their toners, don’t hesitate to contact us at Toner City and we’ll be happy to help you.

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