In today's technologically advanced workplace, the printer has become one of the most indispensable instruments. However, with so many different brands and models available, finding the best printer for your specific requirements might seem like an uphill battle. It's natural to have a lot of concerns when faced with the daunting task of choosing a printer:
Which Is Better, a Laser or Inkjet Printer?
Should It Have Several Uses or Function Independently?
- What minimum dpi (dots per inch) requirements should the printer meet?
The ink cartridges are essential to the printer's optimal performance, although surprisingly few people give them any thought when deliberating over which printer is the best. While you may have located the "ideal" printer, you'll find that it's completely worthless without the proper ink cartridges. The finest piece of advise I can give you when looking to purchase a printer is to pay just as much attention to the cartridges as the machine itself.
Toner and Ink Cartridges
To get copies, you need to plug an ink cartridge into your printer. The relationship between a printer and its cartridge has become increasingly complex as technology has progressed, and today often involves electrical circuits that "talk" directly to one other. Many of us may recall when printers and ink cartridges were initially introduced; clearly, we've gone a long way since then. Printing in color is quick and easy thanks to these cartridges, which may be purchased with either black ink or one of the three basic colors (often two or more cartridges are required, but there are currently novel combinations available).
Without a doubt, the ink cartridges are the "guts" of every printer, and they are also often the most costly component. A major issue for many customers over the last decade has been the fact that it is often less costly to buy a printer than to buy the appropriate cartridge. It goes without saying that you should inquire about the cost of replacement ink cartridges for any printer that interests you. It's surprising how fast the ink may run out, so be sure to account for replacement expenses, which can be checked via PrinterCentral.
Of course, there are also additional possibilities, such as:
Accessing a "compatible" ink cartridge for your printer from a third-party vendor. Inexpensive printer ink often produces mediocre copies due to its low quality.
Purchasing an ink refill "kit" and refilling empty cartridges on your own. Again, the price is substantially cheaper, but the print quality is poor, particularly when printing in color.
Make an informed decision when shopping for printers and ink. Manufacturers are aware of the problem, but they have been accused of being slow to respond with a practical solution.