THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

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So what ben­e­fits and draw­backs does a laser prin­ter have over an inkjet?

If you’re print­ing a high vol­ume of text doc­u­ments, laser print­ers are a bet­ter choice as they gen­er­ally of­fer speed and text qual­ity ad­van­tages over inkjet print­ers. The most com­mon model found in of­fices is the mono­chrome laser prin­ter, which pro­duces sharp black text that most inkjet print­ers can­not match. And since laser print­ers are built to han­dle high-vol­ume print­ing, it’s less likely to give out when you’re print­ing many pages daily.

While color laser print­ers do a de­cent job of print­ing color doc­u­ments, the photo print qual­ity of laser print­ers still fall be­hind inkjet print­ers. Even though laser print­ers are faster when it comes to print­ing, they re­quire some time to warm up the fuser be­fore they can start print­ing. The cost per page is also cheaper than inkjet print­ers.

But don’t be fooled by the lower-end mod­els though, as they also suf­fer from the same prob­lems that plague the lower-end inkjet print­ers. Lower-end laser print­ers mod­els (inkjets as well) gen­er­ally fea­ture lack­lus­ter print speeds and the low­ca­pac­ity toner car­tridges ac­tu­ally make the cost per page higher.

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