It’s an age-old question – what’s better, an inkjet or a laser printer? The truth is, everyone seems to have a strong opinion one way or the other. The bottom line is that it comes down to a buyer’s specific needs.
In this blog, we will look at three reasons why an inkjet printer is a great choice over a laser printer.
- The Need to Print a Lot of Photos and Images – When it comes to printing image-heavy documents or photos, an inkjet is the best choice. Liquid ink is far better for printing high-quality images. If there’s a need to print bright, colorful presentations with infographics and pictures, an inkjet will give the best results. Inkjet printers can also print borderless, edge-to-edge printing.
- Versatile Printing Medium – Inkjet printers offer versatility in terms of what they can print on. They can accommodate and print onto many different styles and types of paper. For example, an inkjet can print onto a glossy stock, photo paper, textured art paper, or even fabrics, depending on the device and its configuration.
- Lower Entry Costs – Inkjet printers have a lower cost of entry than laser printers. They are much less complex than laser devices, and as a result, they’re less expensive to manufacture and are priced to reflect this fact. While ink costs can be higher than a toner-based laser printer, high-yield inkjet cartridges can offer a comparable cost per page compared to laser printers. If the need is to only print occasionally, inkjet printers are a more cost-effective solution.
The Bottom Line…
While laser and inkjet printers have pros and cons, for low volume printing, an inkjet printer is a great choice. They offer many benefits for personal or at-home use, and inkjet printers tend to be smaller and lighter than laser print devices. This makes them an excellent choice if space is at a premium.
For the flip slide of the conversation, check out our companion blog, “Three Reasons a Laser Printer is Better Than an Inkjet.”