Laser printers, solid ink printers and inkjet printers all have their own unique benefits.
If you're not sure which one to go for then we can help
Inkjet printers are favored mostly by home users, photographers and the graphics industry.
Although quite expensive to run, inkjets are unrivalled for photo realistic printing.
For day to day use it may be worth considering a laser printer as the quality for other
types of document will at least be on a par but with much lower running costs however, the
initial purchase price needs to be considered for the total cost of ownership.
A laser (or LED) printer is a very versatile machine that is suitable for both home
and office use. Text is always razor sharp and images are clean. Photo's can be a problem
at the lower end of the price bracket although even the most expensive laser can not compete
with a decent inkjet for photo quality printing.
Laser printers enjoy the lowest running costs although it may be worth considering an
inkjet for light use.
Solid Ink Overview
Solid ink is a unique printing method from Xerox. It takes solid blocks of a wax-like
material and melts it down before it's applied to a drum and then the paper. The result
is vibrant and glossy on any paper type and is fantastic for point of sale material or
anything else where colour matters.
Although photo's can look great, they can also look a little speckled on light shades and
skin tones. A little more expensive to run than some of the larger lasers but far more eco
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