Daily Archives: June 3, 2015

Buying a printer – How to compare models available


When comparing the models available, consider:-

1. Do you need the ability to scan documents and photos?

1a. If so, do you need to scan multiple pages at one time? You’ll need a model with a ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) built into the lid.

2. Do you need the ability to fax documents? If so, you’ll need a phone socket (or an extension cable) near the machine. Sending documents is simple – receiving them requires careful setup.

3. Do you need a laser printer – rather than an inkjet? These produce more durable printouts and the consumables last longer (although they do cost more).

3a. Do you need a colour model? As above, but note that a set of colour toners usually costs around £250, so you’ll need to budget for these purchases.

4. How will you connect it to your PC? Almost all models have a USB connector for direct connection to your PC. Most inkjet models also support wireless connection too. More expensive models, especially laser printers, also have an ethernet (network) port.

More to follow very soon ….

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