Choosing Your Printer
Finding the right printer is about defining what you're planning on doing with it. Choosing a specialized printer for your specific needs at hand is generally the best option but more often than not our lives aren't so black & white. Although our lives are quite colourful we can still narrow down to the best printer based on your lifestyle needs.
The typical home printer is generally used to print basic documents, homework assignments, term papers, thesis, tax returns, and in some cases colour documents. A black & white laser printer may be your best option if you're planning on cranking out many pages of papers. A multi-purpose colour inkjet printer can be a good alternative for users needing a scan and copy function with flexibility to print in colour.
An operational printer can really increase efficiency in a setting where you find yourself printing on a day-to-day basis. Should you find yourself printing documents such as manifests, letters, invoices, legal documents, PDF files, PowerPoint slides, and much more then consider a black & white multifunction laser printer for increased speed, efficiency, as well as ability to scan and copy other documents or a colour multifunction laser printer that can do it all.
What better way is there to share memories than to preserve them in physical format? A dedicated photo printer allows you to print your most cherished moments in some of the best quality possible. Dedicated photo printers specialize in producing high-quality prints unmatchable by your basic inkjet or laser printer. A specialty photo printer also eliminates the need for a computer as your prints can get transferred directly from your camera or phone to the printer itself creating a quick and seamless experience. Most multi-purpose inkjet printers can print photos too but won't always offer the same level as detail as a standalone photo printer.
Depending on the nature of your needs printer type can be one of your biggest factors when shopping for a printer.
Laser printers use a single toner drum with one particular colour. Generally laser printers come in monochromatic (black & white) since these users tend to print many documents where colour isn't a necessity. Colour laser printers can be had but at a premium since these will have 4 toner drums (black, blue, cyan, & yellow). A colour laser printer is a good option for power users that print an array of office documents.
Inkjet printers are superior in their ability to print very fine detail work. For your average user an entry-level inkjet printer can be ha`d for quite a low price compared to a laser printer and offer the flexibility of colour printing, scanning, and photoprinter. Of course the drawback of a inkjet printer is its slower printing speed and more frequent cartridge replacement intervals compared to laser printers. An inkjet printer is a great option for anyone looking for ultimate flexibility and highly recommended for photography or other documents needing higher precision detail.
3D printers are perfect to bring any computer design from concept to reality. Whether you're designing new parts or simply recreating an old one 3D printers are excellent at reproducing your digital designs to real-life models.
Depending on the nature of your needs panel type can be one of your biggest factors when buying a monitor.
Wireless printing from your couch in the room next door makes any experience seamless. Using either Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Apple's Airprint you will never need to phyiscally connect to your printer ever again. A printer with wireless printing is an excellent choice for either a household with many users or an office.
Scanning and copying documents is an essential feature for some and can eliminate the need for multiple devices to perform each unique function. This is a necessity for the office environment where everyones needs can vary.
Be sure to browse our multifunction printers for a printer that can do all of the above.
Dedicated ink cartridges used in inkjet printers vary based on your model printer. Typically your new inkjet printer will come with a starter cartridge suitable for a yield of about 50 pages. Brand new ink cartridges will able to print a significantly higher yield than your demo cartridges. Most new inkjet printers come with individual Cyan, Yellow, and Blue colour cartridges for added efficiency allowing you to get full use out of each cartridge instead of replacing one single colour cartridge at once. This allows you to fully maximize all your ink.
Toner and drums used in laser printers contain a blend of printing powder. The laser printer cures this powder to statically charged paper at very high heat leaving only your desired content on the paper.
Regardless of the job we will have the right printer. Shop from our huge selection of printers and find one that fits you.