So you are looking for a new inkjet printer but are not sure which one to get? With so many options, it can be confusing, so let’s see if we can narrow it down for you.
Is it for office use?
The essential features of office printers are overall costs, quality and efficiency. You will want a machine that can produce a high number of pages per minute while still maintaining a professional standard for quality (600×600 dpi minimum). The overall costs can be determined by calculating the page yield, average page coverage and price of replacement ink cartridges, as well as considering the features you are getting for the upfront price of the unit. Review the cost of replacements and be sure to get a unit that offers cartridges that can yield hundreds of pages, has a low price tag and perhaps has compatible versions available.
Is it for personal use?
Personal printers are preferably compact in size and light in weight, so you can move it around easily and not have it take up too much space. Affordability is also key, as you won’t want to spend a ton of money on a machine that will be used occasionally.
Is it for printing text documents or pictures?
If you are a student looking for a printer to handle basic tasks such as research papers and light graphics, an inkjet with only two ink cartridges will provide ample quality. If you are looking more for a photo printer, be sure to get an inkjet printer that has at least four separate ink cartridges and boasts a resolution of 1200×1200 dpi or higher. Keep in mind, the quality will be better on inkjet photo paper.
Do you mind wires?
Connection options vary from printer to printer, though more current models tend to offer all of them. Continue reading “Choosing the Correct Inkjet Printer” »