THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
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.