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What you have to take into account when buying a printer

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Next we will present you some advices to buy a printer so that it fits with your needs and its consumables to be easy to find and cheap. There is much to take into account before buying a printer, it is not just a peripheral device printing letters on a page, you have to know what you need, that’s the most important.

Depending on your needs you will know if you can buy a simple or domestic printer or a multifunction printer depending on your needs you will know if you can buy a monochrome or a color laser printer.
The economic price characteristic is not an advantage, in the case of printers you have to do a projection in relation with the quantities of pages that the printer gives.

Go out to quickly buy a printer

This could be a frequently mistake, you are using a printer and suddenly there are problems with it and then you go and buy a new one.

If you are going to use something so delicate as a printer you will have to stop and meditate, see what is what really suits you, analyze there are many factors to have in mind, you can even have a printer that is really a good equipment, you do not have to trash your old printer, since the old ones are better.

If you have any need that your old printer cannot solve it could be justified, but in case it is not needed mandatory ask to a technician.

Buy a multifunction or simple domestic printer

buy a multifunction or simple domestic printer
simple or multifunction printer
It can be tempting to have a printer, copier, fax and scanner in just one device.

The truth is that is can be a headache too, as we have already emphasized what matter is to identify your needs, a printer with many functions disperses the quality of the functions, if you identify that you need a printer just to print and with the remote need of scanning one day it is recommended to buy just a printer to print, this way you save a considerable amount of money and it is possible that you would be buying a more resistant printer with better quality.

The printer price

It is not true that the printer price is the best investment, on the contrary it uses to be worst, if you buy a low price printer it is because it is of not good quality or because its consumables are not of high performance, those are the two factor that do not favor the consumer, spend time to find information about the printer consumables.

When talking about consumables it refers to the ink or toner cartridges, those are the key components of the printer since their use indicates when replacing them if your investment was a good one or not
Try to buy a printer you can refill or re-manufacture its consumables, nowadays if you get to do that kind of purchase of a printer which ink or toner cartridges can be refilled three times before getting damage per year you will a have 60% money saving, you will easily learn how to refill the toner or ink cartridges.

Consumable prices

The toner or ink cartridges has it has been said before are fundamental parts of the printer, the cost per page printed depends on them, before buying a printer it is recommended to calculate the cost of the consumables you will use to replace the original ones, to do so what you have to do is to divide the quantity of pages the consumable is rated for  in its own cost, this is a simple way to identify how much it costs each printed page, if you realize that the cost per page is too high the truth is that that purchase is not appropriated for you since it is what you will be always getting.

It is possible that a consumable is more expensive than another, but when you do the math the cost per page with an expensive cartridge is lower than with any other consumable of lower price.

“see how many pages each toner or ink cartridge prints”

Next we will present the way of identifying the cost per page in each toner or ink cartridge. see image and follow the procedure if you need help contact us.
how to identify the cost per page
how to identify the cost per page

Buy laser or inkjet printer

This is the question you should do, depending on what you need from your printer, it is recommended primarily the monochrome laser printers in case of having a micro-business need, it is important to identify the quantity of pages daily printed and then apply it for a month, it is the amount of time that measure the duty cycle of the printer, it does not mean that it is purchasable only if the cycle corresponds to the exact amount of pages, it is preferable that production is less than stipulated by the manufacturer, but if this is exceeded with minimal there are no problems.

Laser printers are more resistant and last more, too, while the inkjet printer tent to be less resistant to hard duty cycles and with time it they start to present errors and difficulties in their performance if you use it for a work demanding an amount of pages exceeding their level.

You can identify the printer monthly duty cycle by checking the manufacturer web page and in the user manual specifications.

These factor presented here are some of the most important ones to take into account, do not forget about what should come in the box, everything must be completed, so there is no need of buying extra cables or supplements for the printer to fully work, that the cartridges are individual o just all the colors, it is an advantage cartridges to be individual because if one runs out of ink you will just have to replace that one.

To sum up remember to be really clear on what you really need from your printer, make a fair purchase and after analyzing the proposals several times, avoid bad times in the future.

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