Back to School Tip: Things to Consider in Buying a PrinterAugust 17, 2012 No Comments
Back to school time is about to start, and that means so will the home works, reports, theses and comprehensive books reports be back as well. Do you already have a printer to gear up printing these school documentations? If not then maybe its time to consider buying one. Printers are a great investment in college, with all the assignments and projects you’re about to deal for the two consecutive semesters then definitely its a wise choice to have a reliable printer at hand whether you’re staying on a dorm or at your parent’s house.
According to University-Insider.com, “If you’re taking a computer to college, then be sure to take a printer too. You won’t need an expensive printer, but having the capability to print papers and assignments quickly and easily is essential.” Although you might have a printer in your dormitory or at the library, printing from these places can cost you 5 to 10 cents or the worst case scenario would probably be that they’re not accessible on the exact time you need them. But if you do have a personal printer then you don’t have to worry about these things.
So how do you find the perfect printer? Looking for one to suite your printing needs and fit your budget can be easy. Just take note of these four things and you’re sure on your way finding the ideal printer:
- What Type of Printer Do You Need?
- How Much Does it Cost?
Laser printers are expensive compared to inkjet printers. That’s for students, most online university blogs definitely recommend an inkjet printer instead. But when it comes to on-going costs, laser printers cost less since they use toner cartridges that has a greater page yield than those of ink cartridges used in inkjet printers.
- Single Unit or Multifunction Printer?
As technology evolves so does printers do, aside from those single unit printers that are most commonly known, there are now multifunction printers that can print, scan and copy. Most of these printers include wireless connection as well, allowing its users to print virtually from anywhere.
- Printer Consumables and their Cost?
Laser printers used laser toner cartridges as its printer consumables, these contain dry powder ink also known as toner and is used to print the images you need. Ink cartridges, as you can see from the term, contain inks instead of toners. Most OEM brands cartridges can cost you bucks but there are always an alternative, here comes the compatible ink and toner cartridges. These compatibles have the same page yield and print quality the same as OEM cartridges but definitely can let you save up to 30-40%.
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