Here Are The Pros And Cons Of Inkjet And Laser Printers

Are you thinking about buying an inkjet or Laser printer? If you are, then you should know what the pros and cons are of both. Below are some pros and cons of inkjet and Laser printers.

1. Inkjet Pros And Cons

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One of the best things about these types of inkjet printers is the price. In other words, they are very affordable. Not only are the printers affordable, but they tend to be very easy to use, and the chances are you will find that most Inkjet printers are very easy to use, or easy to learn how to use. Also, most Inkjet printers are very light, can print quality images, they don’t need a warm-up and they work with a lot of different types of paper.

However, there are some cons of inkjet printers, with one of them being that ink is quite expensive, and they tend to work the best with paper that is of higher-grade. Perhaps the biggest con of inkjet printers is that the ink can actually dry up, but that usually happens after a few months of the printer not being used. Printouts from inkjet printers may end up smearing or fading, and this is why it is important for users to let printouts dry.

2. Laser Printers Pros And Cons

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Laser printers have many pros to them, with one of the best ones being that they print very fast, and in matter of fact they can print out around 20-40 pages of text per minute, which is very fast. Many offices actually choose to use laser printers, and one of the reasons why is because of how fast they print. If you print text documents often, then you will be amazed at the sharpness of laser printers.

Other pros include supplies for the printers are affordable, and many people are surprised at how affordable supplies are. Not only that, but laser printers are extremely durable, which means if you get one, you can expect it to last a very long time. So, if you need a printer that works great, is very reliable and prints stuff out very fast, then a laser printer is something you might be interested in buying.

As for the cons, one of the biggest ones is that you cannot use a lot of different types of paper. Laser printers are also not good to use for printing out photos. Unlike inkjet printers, laser ones tend to weight a lot, which means you might find them to be quite heavy, and the overall price of a laser printer is quite expensive, but remember that the supplies are relatively inexpensive. It is also quite slow to warm-up, but some do warm-up quite quickly, but most laser printers do take a little while to warm-up.

As you can see, there are pros and cons to both types of printers. However, both kinds of printers are good to own. All you have to do is figure out which one has the features you want and then choose accordingly.

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