Many people want to buy printers for their personal uses or home-based businesses. Large companies also purchase printers at significant quantities and if we are the one who are responsible for the selection process, it is important that we choose properly. There are various technologies in the printer industry and we should implement them properly.
Personal ink jet printers are perfect for home users who have minimal printing requirements. These are low-cost solutions that can become the best choice for many people. Not only the low initial costs, the flexibility of these devices can also be significant and we could bring them to many places.
Business ink jets
Business ink jet printers are useful for business purposes. This is particularly when color outputs are one of the major requirements. In many cases, low-cost personal ink-jets are not able to handle business requirements. Business ink jet printers are able to offer low cost per page. They also offer modular cartridges and ink-saving technology. It means that we don’t need to change the cartridge between color and black & white models, because color cartridges also have containers for black ink.
Laser printers should be usable for large companies that require higher productivity. They could support standard-size or extra-large paper. Laser printers could provide more than just monochrome outputs. They are highly suitable when printing color elements on paper. Pictures can be printed at good quality at affordable costs:
Wide format and large printers
Oversized documents would require special kinds of printers. In this case, we should be able to print on a really large paper. However, we should also consider other factors, such as networking capability, speed, color depth, output quality and extra features, such as copying and scanning. These features will be very useful in business environments.
Photo printers are actually color ink jet printers with improved capability, especially printing on photo papers. It is useful for both personal and business use. As an example, many businesspeople could gain benefits by using photo printers for their marketing and training purposes.
Impact printers are often considered as obsolete, but we should still find it useful to have dot-matrix models. As an example, we will be able to use them for multiple-copy forms. Despite their obsolescence, dot matrix printers can be expensive, because they are rare.
When choosing printers, it is more than just about choosing the type, but also capability for each model. As an example, we may need to consider whether we need partial-color or full color capability. Low-cost printers are not able to produce many different shades to create ultra-realistic photos. For professional uses, we should choose full color printers that are able to meet mission-critical products, especially in the area of photography.
It is also important for us to consider the reliability of printer units. They should be able to print many papers without jamming or significant failures. In this case, we should choose printers from reputable companies. Although this doesn’t guarantee highly reliable printers, they usually have adequate support for repairs.