Laser versus Inkjet Printers
Generally when you are in need of a new printer, you have two options to choose from; laser/LED or inkjet. There are pro’s and con’s to each one. While inkjet tends to have a cheaper start-up cost, you may use ink cartridges more regularly which can add up in price. Even though laser printers can typically go longer between having to change out the cartridges, the cartridges can be more expensive to purchase.
To determine which printer is best for you, take a look at our suggestions below.
- Typically used for printing photos. Inkjets blend colors smoothly. Businesses that rely on photo-heavy promotional materials should consider an inkjet printer.
- Printing on a variety of paper choices. Inkjets can print on stationary, iron-on transfer sheets and even specially coated DVD and CD covers.
- Most inkjet printers are equipped to handle 50-150 pages at a time. So this keeps your printing projects small.
- These are a good choice if you are printing a lot of text driven documents. Laser printers can still print smaller graphics, but it won’t be as high of quality as an inkjet.
- A Laser printer is good if you plan on printing exclusively on plain paper. Anything heat sensitive cannot be ran through them.
- Most laser printers are quick, efficient and can print a lot of pages at a time. The tray can usually hold up to 250 pages at a time.