What To Consider When Buying a Printer?
Not Sure Which Printer Suits You Best? Here is Your Printer Buying Guide.

Choosing which printer to purchase for your business is a challenging task. It's easy to become overwhelmed by the various technological specs and hundreds of models offered. However, with a little research and planning, you may save a lot of time and bother, as well as perhaps save money, throughout the purchasing process.  we've compiled a list of things to think about while shopping for a new printer.

1. Serviceability: Is having a printer or a multi-function gadget more vital for your company? In addition to other functions, most corporate printer models can print, copy, scan, fax, and e-mail. 

2. Connectivity: The majority of today's business-class printers can be networked and shared by numerous users. There are a few options, the most popular of which is to connect directly to the network through an Ethernet connection. Furthermore, an increasing number of printers now have a Wi-Fi connection. A Wi-Fi printer may be easier to install in some circumstances since it is more versatile in terms of position and has fewer cords.

3. Monochrome or Color: Will your business necessitate color printing? The problem that most businesses have is that while 95% of their printing can be done in black and white, having a color document once or twice a month would be advantageous (documentation, diagrams, charts, etc.). In those cases, most businesses purchase a color laser printer and use it primarily for monochrome printing (Black & White mode).

4. Inkjet or Laser: Inkjet printers are still accessible in 2022, which is surprising. This is because inkjet printouts have a better resolution than laser prints. Dots per inch is the unit of measurement for printers (DPI). Although some inkjet printers print at 3600 DPI or more, laser printers typically print at 600 to 1200 DPI. This isn't a problem for most organizations because 1200 DPI is sufficient for all but the most intricate documents (blueprints, photos, etc.). In the long term, laser printers are usually the more cost-effective alternative when comparing the cost of replacement ink cartridges to the cost of replacement toner.

5. Printing demand & Speed: A typical measure for measuring printer duty cycle is pages-per-month. This is exactly what it sounds like: the number of pages printed in a particular month. While some of the less priced laser printers are only capable of printing 8,000 pages per month, a typical mid-sized workgroup printer can produce 100,000 or more pages per month.The terms "printer duty cycle" and "printer speed," which are both measured in maximum pages per minute (PPM), should not be confused (Maximum Pages-Per-Minute). This is just a measurement of how many pages may be produced on a printer back-to-back. Low-cost printers can only print 15 pages per minute, but high-cost printers can quickly generate 60 or more. The majority of businesses cannot afford to wait for a printer. Thankfully, printer technology has advanced to the point that print speed is no longer a concern.

6. Support & Warranty: Printers, like any other technological gadget (particularly one with moving components), can fail or malfunction at any time. When buying a printer, this is something that is sometimes ignored. Field technicians are employed by the majority of large businesses and are capable of diagnosing and repairing their products. This is especially important for departments like billing and accounting that rely extensively on printing.

Extra Features: There are a number of features that differ from model to model when it comes to printers. Some may be advantageous to your company, while others may not.The following are some common aspects to think about:Automatic Duplex Printing (Double-sided)Wi-Fi ConnectivityMemory Card inputUSB inputBluetooth PrintingOversize Media Handing (11×17 for example)

Please get in touch with us at the baleyo store if you need assistance choosing or setting up a new printer. We can help you make an informed selection depending on your company's printing requirements.

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