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Questions About Printers Answered

From the Printware Blog on Tuesday 16th February 2016

With more choice than ever when it comes to purchasing new printers and gadgets for the office, it can get a little confusing when it comes to choosing the right fit for you and your business. Different styles, brands, functions and even colours to choose from, merely adds to the confusion. We have put together a handy list of useful Q&A’s for you to use when it comes to buying a new printer for your office or home. 

Printer Questions

Do I need a new printer?

Audit your current printer. Calculate running costs (cost of paper and toner against usage) and make a judgement call on the quality of print needed to see whether you should buy a new printer. If your printer output is vast and your printer is slowing you down, then it seems you might need a new one! 

Colour or black and white printer?

Which type of printer you opt for will depend largely on the printing you need in your office. If there is very little material being sent to clients, then a mono laser printer should suffice. 

However, if you send out proposals and other marketing materials regularly, then you might want to consider a colour laser printer to cut down on external printing company costs. 

Brand name or compatible cartridges?

When it comes to printer cartridges and consumables, the misconception is that you must use a brand name printer cartridge for it to continue working smoothly. However, when you buy a compatible printer cartridge, then you are guaranteed a quality print at a fraction of the cost.

Do I need all these functions?

Many printers offer a multi-function service that can combine many different roles and pieces of equipment that take up substantial space in your office. The question is - what can your printer do for you? Multi-function printers are an excellent way to streamline admin processes and much more.

Which brand do I choose?

It is important to note that many different brands offer similar output from their printer ranges, with minor differences in terms of speed, clarity, type and function. Choose a printer that is suitable for your needs rather than focusing on the brand name. We have a broad range of printers from names such as HP, Xerox, Kyocera, Samsung, Brother, Canon and Epson to name a few; so you are guaranteed quality, no matter what.

When buying a new printer for your office or home, we hope that these questions have helped steer you in the right direction! For more information on any of our products, contact us and we’ll do all we can to help. 


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