Printer Shopping? Here are 4 Quick Tips
- When comparing printers, consider the total cost of ownership, not just the purchase price. Depending on how many pages you print, a cost difference of just a penny per page can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars over the printer’s lifetime.
- Judge a printer’s speed not only by the manufacturer’s claims but also by the speed at the quality level you will use. Ink jet speed claims usually refer to the printer’s fastest mode rather than the higher-quality modes you’re more likely to use.
- If you don’t need to print color, a monochrome laser printer may be a good choice. It is faster than a color ink jet and provides higher-quality output for text and line graphics.
- If you print an average of 25 pages a day, and your printer holds only 25 sheets, you’ll have to load paper every day. If your printer holds 250 sheets, you’ll need to load paper about once every two weeks. Choose a printer that can hold enough paper and enough ink or toner that you won’t have to add or change them too often. (The less often you have to add or change consumables, the better.)
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