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Choosing a Printer

At some stage or another most people will want to invest in a printer and depending on your circumstances or the intended use of the printer one will have to choose a printer that best suits these requirements. Perhaps you just need a printer in your home for your children's school projects or to print a few of your digital photographs. You may need a number of printers for your large organisation and choosing the right printer is best done once one has undergone a small amount of research, especially because there are so many from which to choose.

One should not just choose a printer because it is affordable or on special, one should also research how much the printer cartridges cost as these can end up costing more than the printer in the long run. The two main types of printers available are inkjet printers which use inkjet cartridges and laser printers which can only use laser cartridges in the printer.

An inkjet printer is probably the most suitable printer for your home or small office as they are relatively affordable, however replacing the inkjet cartridges can be quite costly therefore one should practice self discipline and not always print everything in colour in order to save on inkjet cartridges. Fortunately there are numerous cartridge printer suppliers in South Africa where one can purchase recycled and refurbished printer cartridges which will save you a great deal of money.

Laser printers are often used in businesses because these printers are able to print far quicker than inkjet printers. They do tend to cost more that inkjet printers when initially purchased and do not use printer cartridges filled with a liquid ink. Laser printers use toner cartridges which contain a powdery ink and tend to cost less to replace than inkjet cartridges. Toner cartridges can also be purchased from printer cartridge suppliers in South Africa that supply printer toner refills at affordable prices.