When you are making the decision to buy a printer you have to consider so many factors. Most important is what you will use the printer for? Home or business, mobile or static, professional or draft, or a bit of all six! Then it's a matter of deciding on type of use - heavy duty or sporadic, speed, cost, logistics, connectivity... and so forth. With such a diverse set of requirements printer manufacturers are launching new printers every couple of months. This makes the purchase of a printer even more confusing. In a sense, it is problematic because manufacturers are forever trying to keep up with modern technologies and user requirements, aiming to out-do one another on speed, price, cost of consumables, reliability and size. As such the printer is arguably the most difficult piece of hardware to buy, such is its constant evolution.
Never fear, here at Bright Hub we will keep you up-to-date with all the printer architectures, reviewing new print technologies as they enter the market (and add to your confusion!). So lets begin by taking a look at the specific types of user who require a printer. What follows should help you decide which category of printer you want, before we review the best printers for your needs.