When choosing a printer for your home office, there are several factors to take into consideration. From size to speed to functionality, it can be challenging to decide what elements are most important to you. Here are some things to keep in mind as you consider which printer to buy.
Consider how much room your new printer will take up in your workspace. If you don’t have a dedicated home office, the printer will need to live in a much more public place in your home. A printer in your kitchen or bedroom might have to be more compact than one in an office.
It’s important to remember that laser printers can cost more than inkjet printers upfront but can be more economical in the long run due to the number of pages printed and how infrequently laser toner has to be changed. Think about how frequently and the volume at which you’ll be printing, then decide whether laser or inkjet better suits your needs.
Paper and Ink Capacity
Laser printers tend to have a higher paper and ink capacity than inkjet printers. This means that you won’t need to replace either as often. However, this also means that some laser printers are larger than standard inkjet printers. Keep this in mind as you determine whether capacity or size is more important to you.
Photo and Color Printing
If you’re in a job that involves reviewing photos or other color documents, the quality of color printing should factor into your purchase decision. Some printers print text more sharply, while others are better at rendering photos. Be sure to prioritize printers that can produce high-definition, photo-quality prints.
Be aware of the print speed of the printer you’re considering. A good standard to look for is ten color pages per minute and 20 black and white pages per minute.
Shopping for specific features can be overwhelming. When choosing a printer, think about what you need it for and how frequently. If scanning and copying are important to you, make sure to consider a good all-in-one printer that can print, scan, and fax.
Whatever you decide is most important to you in a printer, UBS is here to help you find the best technology for your home office. We carry a wide variety of Brother laser printers to suit your home office needs, whatever they may be. Contact one of our specialists today to get started.