Inkjet Vs Laser Printers


There is some conflict over which printer, laser or inkjet, is the best to use for different kinds of printing. Here are a couple of points to help you decide.


It all depends on what you want from your printer. If you just want a printer for home use, where it is not likely to be used too much and does not require a quality print, then the inkjet is the one for you. If you need a printer for an office or business, however, it would be more wise to opt for a laser because they work well under daily use and print at high quality and high resolution. It is worth bearing in mind though that laser printers are usually larger in size than inkjets - so if you are restricted for space, perhaps an inkjet is the better choice.


We are all conscious of how much money we spend, and this may have an influence on your choice of printer. Because laser printers have a higher quality output, they are of course at the higher end of the purchase price range. However, it is also important to consider the cost of operating and maintaining your printer. Here, the more expensive laser printer wins. It prints high resolution text and graphics on most types of paper at high speed, whereas an inkjet printer requires special inkjet paper in order to achieve the same quality print at a lower speed. The cartridges also need to be changed much more frequently with an inkjet, which results in a higher running cost.


Which printer you decide to use depends on what you what to print and how often you need to use it - the inkjet is probably the most suitable for home, while the laser is best for businesses.