Are you planning to buy a printer? Well, the selection of a right is not easy as there are many types of printers available with different specifications depending on different printing needs. This article will discuss various technical aspects and other factors to consider while buying a printer.
Evaluate your printing needs: Every organization has different needs for printing. Before buying a printer, you should analyze your needs and answer some questions – Do you need a printer just to print text, graphics printing or both? Need to print documents in large or small volumes? What is the priority – the quality or quantity? Do you need a printer that is shared by a working group or do you need for home users? Need a color printer or black and white printer? What is your budget? Once you are well versed with their needs, next door, you must upgrade the technical aspects of a printer.
Printer types: The market is packed with various types of bar code printers, such as printers, scanners and Med-matrix printers, label printers, laser printers and ink jet printers. The latter company is the multifunction printer. For printing text documents, inkjet printers and dot matrix printers are an appropriate option. For printing graphics and images, color laser printers make the best choice. Printing large number of documents that directly affect the speed and cost of printing. Again, if you need to print large volumes, but the quality is not a problem – for example, retail stores that need money to print the notes, etc. – dot matrix printers are the best option. However, if you’re looking for then the quality of laser printers are adequate. Multifunction printers or All-In-One printer can print, scan and fax too. They are very cheap and suitable for any office
Resolution: The quality and clarity of printing depends on the resolution of the printer. Top of the dpi (dots per inch) for the best printing quality. A monochrome laser printer, which normally has a resolution of 600 by 600 dpi to 1200 by 1200 dpi while a color printer has a low range of resolution 1200 by 600 dpi to 2400 by 1200 dpi. High-end laser printers to give you the best resolution is that between 2400 by 1200 dpi to 2400 by 2400 dpi. If your work requires professional ultra bright, clear printing of text and graphics, you should opt for a high resolution printer.
Speed: The speed of a printer is measured by the number of printed pages per minute (ppm). Inkjet and laser printers have three levels of quality, that is, the project settings, normal and best. Print speed is on the decrease with the increase in the level of quality. A reasonably priced ink-jet printer has a speed of approximately 28 ppm for black text and about 20 ppm for color graphics. A typical color laser printer in the other party has a speed of between 6-20 ppm for black text and 12 ppm for color graphics.
Paper Handling: In general all printers have the ability to print on standard paper, with letter and legal sizes. Most printers have personal input and output paper trays for paper handling facility. Paper-handling capabilities of inkjet printers is lower than laser printers. Purchase of inkjet printers by reloading the paper tray with more frequency than in a laser printer. High-end printers have a better paper handling and have an available option for both sides printing and printing on tabloid-sized papers too. If your need for printing is above average, to buy printers that have high capacity for handling paper and verify that the printer should print without bending or folding the sheet.
Report: High-capacity memory helps to increase the speed of the printer and it is very beneficial to the needs of printing graphics. If you are planning to change your printer with a printer of high memory, review your current printer for memory expansion. Some printers have the option to upgrade the memory. It is advisable to buy everything in one printer with large memory capacity and greater functionality.
Connectivity and compatibility: Buy a printer that is compatible with your system. Also check that the printer has software that matches your network if you plan to install a printer from working. Buy printers that have a USB port so that they can be easily connected. USB 2.0 connectivity provides faster than USB 1.1 port. To fulfill their needs for network printing, it is necessary to have an Ethernet port.
Compare prices: Review and compare prices before buying a printer. Calculate the gross expenditure, which includes cost of the printer, the cost of packing and shipping cost. Often dealers add hidden fees to the cost of the printer after you place the order. Compare the cost with other vendors before making the final agreement. To meet their printing needs in its budget, buy multifunction printer that meet their need for a scanner, fax and printer.