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Three Things You Need To Compare When Buying A Printer

At the office, there is probably someone designated to repair broken machines and order parts or new machines when the time arises. At home, though, you are kind of left to your own devices.  And it is definitely a good idea, for example, to keep a printer at home, as it can really save you time and money.

But what type of printer should you buy? What is the best value?  And how are all of these many different models different? More importantly, perhaps, how are they similar?

Well, to help you make this decision, here are a few things you can think about to break down Printers for sale at 123ink.ca in a way that is far less overwhelming.

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For many people, cost is the fundamental factor.  Most people have a price range for things they buy.  But here’s the deal, price does not necessarily indicate something is good or bad, especially when it comes to technology like a printer. For example, you need to know the difference between an inkjet and a laser printer.  Inkjet printers tend to cost the least up front (they have a lower retail price at the store) as they are often only about half the price of a laser printer.

The thing about up front cost is that you need to determine how you will use this machine. For example, in inkjet might be ideal for a family printing basic things for work and school but a small business might have different needs.


Most people don’t break down items as cost per use but what we are talking about here is upkeep. Printers are, of course, a type of machine and that means you have to monitor it for various things that might need replacement or repair.  The most common thing you will have to replace, of course, is the toner (or ink), though some parts wear out more quickly than others; it all depends on the type of use and how much.


Maybe cost is not so much a hang up or you simply want to make a decision based on what printer actually produces the best result. In this case you want to compare print speed and quality against the cost and upkeep.  Laser printers, for example, can be up to 3.5 times faster than inkjet printers, but if you want to print quality photos, inkjet is the way to go.

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