5 elements to consider while choosing a printer

Posted by Mélissa Blouin on

When you are choosing a printer for your home office or business, there are several printing features to consider. As there are many brands and models of printers as well as multiple distributors in the industry, it is important for businesses and consumers to be able to make an informed decision. The following 5 aspects are therefore important to consider in order to choose a printer that truly meets your needs.  


Choosing an inkjet or laserjet printer

There are two main types of printers on the market: inkjet and laser printers. Inkjet printers are mainly used to print images and photos. They obviously have the ability to print documents, but their main function is to photo print due to their professional imaging technology. Laser printers can print large documents much faster than inkjet printers which allows companies to print their necessary documents while maintaining their productivity.  


Choosing a single function or a multifunction printer

Single-function printers are used to print only, while multifunction machines allow businesses to print, copy, scan, and fax. Companies that only want to print documents can very well opt for single-function equipment. On the other hand, if you think you need to photocopy, fax and scan documents, it will obviously be necessary for you to equip yourself with a multifunction printer.  


Choosing a black and white or color printer

It will be important for your business to understand if it is necessary for your productivity to print in color. If this is not a necessity, a black and white printer should be considered since they are less expensive to purchase and since their are less supplies to order after purchase. 


Choosing a printer based on monthly volume

The monthly volume is the total of copies or prints that your business makes per month. It is important for companies like yours to know this information so that you can make a more informed decision based on the monthly volume offered by the different printer models. If you plan on making a few copies a month, you do not need to worry about your monthly print count. If you plan on making more than 500 copies or prints per month, it will be important to verify this information when you shop for your new printer.  


Choosing a printer based on paper sizes

There are 3 most used paper sizes: letter size paper (8.5 x 11 in), legal size paper (8.5 x 14 in) and ledger size paper (11 x 17 in). Printers offer different capabilities in terms of paper size. Mostly, inkjet, laser and multifunction printers only have the ability to print documents in letter and legal paper format. If you think that you will need to print documents in ledger format, it will be necessary to consider the purchase of a photocopier and not a printer.  


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