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Inkjet or Laser – Which Printer is Right for Your Business?


PRINTER CARTRIDGESDeciding which type of printer is the right choice for your small business can be daunting, but by answering just four simple questions you’ll be able to determine whether an inkjet or laser printer is better suited to your business.

Question 1: Volume – How Much Printing Will You Do?

How many pages will you need to print each day? This is one of the most important questions you can ask when deciding between an inkjet or laser printer. For offices that print less than about 20 pages a day an inkjet printer will suit your needs. As an added bonus, an inkjet printer is smaller in size so you’ll save space in the office too.

Question 2: Speed – How Quickly Do You Need to Print?

If you’re printing higher volumes, then printer speed will probably become a more important factor for you. Inkjet printers come with significantly smaller capacity paper trays which is not very convenient if your business has high print volume demands.

Question 3: Colour vs. Black & White – Are You Printing Images?

If you’re printing colour pages and documents with a significant number of images, and image quality is an important factor for you, then you should consider an inkjet printer. Though an inkjet printer will print at slower speeds, image quality is higher than a laser printer.

Question 4: Cost – How Much Do You Want to Spend?

If you are printing large volume black and white documents then the laser jet can’t really be beat in terms of costs. Inkjet printers generally have a higher cost-per-page than laser jet printers, especially if you are printing colour images.

If you’d like more information about your printing options, or would like to avoid making a decision all together and outsource your printing needs instead, contact the team at Kwik Kopy today! 

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