1 – Should I Buy a Laser or Inkjet Printer?
Long gone are the days of the expensive, out-of-my-price-range laser printers that dominated the markets in the 1990s and most of the early 2000-2010 decade. Laser printers are more affordable than ever and are finding their way into many home and home office environments.
One of the biggest complaints people have about inkjet printers is the exorbitant prices of the ink cartridges. Most of the printer manufacturers make their real money on the ink, not the printers themselves. It is no secret that the per-page cost of a laser printer is far less than the average inkjet printer when you factor in the ink or toner.
Unfortunately, laser printers are not suited to printing photographs and other high-resolution images because they lack the ability to produce true-to-life color mixing. Of course, a monochrome laser printer is not suited for photographs at all unless you print only black and white images.
Laser printers, however, produce exceptionally sharp spot-color documents making them a must for home offices and other professional environments. If you want to use your printer for fun, consider an inkjet. For professional purposes, a laser printer is your best choice. Of course, if you don’t mind the expense, consider one of each. That would give you the best of both worlds without having to sacrifice some features for others.