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Click on the Recycle Graphic above to check whether your Printer can be refilled. This company supplies Toner Refill kits all across the world. They probably supply one for your printer, not keen on their web site but these guys live and breathe toner cartridges so they can tell you which can be refilled.
Although they supply US and Canada it's not really worth it outside Europe - let me know if you know a good company for there!

Choosing the Right Printer For You

When you are researching the right printer, you have to look at what kind of things or graphics you will print, the frequency of printing and other factors too. Electronic devices are getting more and more individualized, which means that you really have to get the right one for you. These suggestions for picking a printer will provide you with a guideline for your research.

When you think about the features you want in a printer, you have to take into consideration the devices you might need to connect to your printer. For example, if you take pictures, you might want to connect your digital camera to your printer. Or you may want to insert a memory card into the printer. For this, you have to make sure you get a printer with built in slots for such devices. If you plan to connect your printer to a home of office network, it must be enabled for the network. If you will be required to print documents with postscript fonts, you must buy a laser printer. Most inkjet printers aren’t able to print these type of fonts. These are a some special features you might want to find in your next printer.

There are a wide range of printers designed to fulfill different jobs. If you have a lot of photos to print out on a regular basis then you need to think about buying a photo printer. While you can print photos on a regular printer, the image quality won’t be all that good because they are designed mainly to print text.

You can often connect a digital camera straight to the photo printer, which means you won’t have to transfer the photos to your computer first. The model of printer you choose will depend on the quality of photos you need because there are lots of models available at different prices and qualities.

Most people tend to print on letter size paper but occasionally need unusual or legal sized documents. If you have a home business, for example, that needs posters, banners, engineering plans or odd shaped brochures, you may want to consider a large format printer. These are developed specifically to print out larger size pages for a number of purposes. Since these printers are expensive in relation to ordinary models they are not generally used for occassional uses but more in offices. In most cases it’s more economical to have your wide format jobs printed elsewhere. There are a lot of printers to choose from, so spend the time and browse through them. If you haven’t bought a printer before, or not in a while, you may be surprised how good a model you can get at a low price. The these considerations in mind when you look for your next printer. Don’t forget to choose the one that has your needed features.

Last but definitely not least, make sure you check the consumable costs of your printer.  It is not uncommon for the cheapest printers to cost many times more to run, in fact in many cases it’s a deliberate policy.  The printer is often sold as a loss leader with the expectations of making money through very high cost of inks and cartridges.  It’s seriously worth checking if you can refill toner , although you can with most printers some are much more difficult than others.  A printer that has cartridges that can be refilled easily can be run for about 80-90% cheaper than one that has lots of blocks to prevent you doing this.


2 Responses to “Choosing the Right Printer For You”

  • Ah, the consumables, that’s how they get ya!

    Another more modern feature to look at when buying a printer is the use of a touchscreen or tablet. It may be a new accessory but it can be really handy if you need to connect a printer, set up a print or create content fast.

  • To select the right printer for your specific needs, you need to understand the difference between: inkjet, laser, color, photo, dot matrix, bar code, label, and multifunction printers.Thanks.

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