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The advantages and disadvantages of inkjet printersBruneau

Laser printers have been a familiar fixture in most offices for a long time, and yet there are still a large number of companies that still believe in the good old inkjet printer. Considerable evolution has taken place in the world of inkjet technology and in no way should one judge today’s modern models by the standards of the simple models that were around at the dawn of inkjet technology. In fact, there are considerable advantages to modern inkjet printers.

In the first place of course is the price tab of the inkjet printer: the average price is lower than that of a laser printer. The average price per printed page is also lower in many instances. The machines do not have to warm up and are ready for use almost immediately. They compare well with laser printers on a number of points.

Inkjet printers are also the favourite when it comes to printing photos. A wide range of manufacturers have developed specialised inkjet photo printers and accompanying photo cartridges. These printers, when used with special paper for printing photos, can produce astonishing results.

However, there are some disadvantages associated with inkjet printers. In the first place, the ink (available in cartridges) is relatively expensive. In some instances, there is a chip that sends wrong signals - among other things about the level of the ink. This means that users can get confused. There are also some disadvantages to ink jet printers in terms of technology.

The quality of the ink differs from one printer to another, but after time, the colours of documents printed with an inkjet printer fade more quickly than those printed on a laser printer. That said, the models from the leading brands will of course guarantee quality.

In inkjet printers, the ink is sprayed onto the paper via minuscule nozzles. The result of this is that the ink runs when the paper comes into contact with water. This is not the case with documents printed on a laser printer.

The print speed of an inkjet printer is also lower than that of a laser printer. If many pages have to be printed, you are therefore better off opting for a laser printer. Do the advantages of an inkjet printer outweigh the disadvantages (or vice versa) in your company? The answer is not always an easy one. You can often save money by asking the opinion of an external specialist. JM Bruneau can help you make the right choice.

The print speed of an inkjet printer is also lower than that of a laser printer. If many pages have to be printed, you are therefore better off opting for a laser printer. Do the advantages of an inkjet printer outweigh the disadvantages (or vice versa) in your company? The answer is not always an easy one. You can often save money by asking the opinion of an external specialist. JM Bruneau can help you make the right choice.