Buying a printer for home or office, it should beremember that the expansion or functional upgrade for this device is not possible - so you should clearly understand in advance what type of printer is needed in order to fully satisfy all your needs.
For example, if you assume that in the futureYou will need to print an A3 size document, do not buy the standard printer A4 format & mdash- otherwise sooner or later have to buy a second. Before buying a printer you need to determine the amount you are willing to spend on the maintenance of the equipment and supplies for him. And, of course, it is important to articulate the challenges ahead & mdash- before buying a printer that is, to understand what and how often you print.
Of course, a lot more likely to buy housePrinters A4 standard size (297 to 210mm). To acquire offices and A4 printers, A3 & mdash- format printers considering the possible need to print the drawings or posters. To choose the right printer, pay attention to its resolution. printer for normal printing resolution from 300 to 600 dpi (dots per 1 square inch horizontally and vertically). you must select the printer for printing high-quality photos, the resolution is at least 1200 dpi.
It is also necessary to determine in advance the type ofthe printer that you want to purchase. Inkjet printers are relatively inexpensive, the most simple of them imply a three-color ink tanks, but most often you can see the Bubble Jet Printers with the four ink tanks (they poured paint yellow, cyan, magenta and black). Unfortunately, inkjet printers rather uneconomical & mdash- their inkwells will need frequent refueling.
Laser printers cost more than their inkjetanalogs, but maintenance costs are much lower. Laser printers work on a different principle & mdash- them colorant adheres tightly to the paper in place of heating. Therefore, buying a cartridge for a laser printer is almost the same price as the refilled cartridge for an inkjet printer, you can print with the help of ten times the sheets. And the print quality of laser printer is greater. Moreover, a laser printer prints text faster than inkjet. Usually, if there is no urgent need to print material in color, get a black and white laser printer & mdash- it is much cheaper than color.
In some offices, you can still seeconsidered obsolete dot matrix printers. Their capabilities are extremely limited & mdash- printing can only be black and white. Print quality is not very high, and this printer is working slowly and noisily. At the same time it is the cheapest option and the printer in terms of buying, and in terms of service. If you buy a printer primarily to print photos on it, pay attention to the special photo printers. They are quite expensive to maintain, because it implies the use of special paper, which is relatively expensive.
In any case when buying a printer ispay attention to its characteristics and the reputation of the manufacturer. More often than not, and for the house and office printers are purchased popular brands Epson, Cannon or HP. For offices often purchase & mdash- MFP multifunction devices, which are a combination of printer copier and scanner. Sometimes it can save space and money, but in most cases it's better to buy these devices separately.