What should you look out for when you’re trying to find the best printer for your office? Well, like most things it will depend very much on your specific office. If you work from home and run your business from your spare room or study, then the best office printer for you is not going to be the one that a busy print or design company would buy. Let’s look at small office printers first.
If you don’t do a huge amount of printing on a daily basis then you could opt for either an inkjet or a small laser printer. Inkjet printers tended to be that bit cheaper in the past but now lots of manufacturers are producing affordable laser printers for the smaller office. An inkjet printer works by shooting very small droplets of ink onto paper to create the image with a resolution of up to 1440×720 dpi or dots per inch. The disadvantage of inkjet printers is that they are generally a bit slower than laser printers and also tend to sound quite clunky and noisy. When you compare the cost per printed page between that of a laser printer, you’ll find that inkjet printers are a bit more expensive to run on a daily basis. However, for printing the occasional letter or presentation most inkjet printers should be more than adequate for your home office.
If you’re looking for a laser printer for your office, consider the overall cost as well as the cost of the replacement toners, the print speed, the after care policy and of course the warranty. If something goes wrong in the first year of owning your printer, you need to know that someone will come and fix the problem as soon as possible.