What are the advantages/disadvantages of inkjet printers?

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Today’s Guest Blog is brought to you courtesy of Mark Williams of Pensar IT – one of our partners – an IT support company based in Central London.

There’s a common saying “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone”. We could apply this to different aspects in our lives, but no more so than our personal technology devices, which for many people are like an extra limb. We’ve talked to Richard Tubb, founder of Tubblog, about how difficult your life can be if you lose one of your tech treasures.

There are several advantages and disadvantages of laser and inkjet printers.

Laser printers:

Generally these are better in an office environment as the price per copy is a lot lower with a laser printer, they are also quicker and quieter. The disadvantages are that the initial cost is often higher and they are physically larger units due to the size of the toners, drums, fuser etc.

Inkjet printers:

These are cheaper to buy initially but are more costly to run. They do have the advantage of being able to print onto CDs, T-Shirts etc. However, they are less reliable than a laser printer and need cleaning out quite regularly.

If you are looking to buy a new printer, the following links provides independent reviews on the latest printers:

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/printers

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/printers/13/

 

 

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2 Responses to "What are the advantages/disadvantages of inkjet printers?"
  1. InkMasters says:

    Inkjet printer provides high quality photos and these type of printers are smaller, portable and lightweight. So they can easily adjust anywhere like a home corner. And can be instantly switched on to put to use immediately.

  2. saki komai says:

    Inkjet printers contain liquid ink that can easily be absorbed through the fibers on a page, as a result it is difficult to alter liquid inks as opposed to solid ink.

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