Laser vs. Inkjet Printer

Shopping for a new printer may seem overwhelming if you’re not into the latest technology but it’s actually quite simple to find the right one for you.

Laser color printer

The most important point to figure out first is if you’ll need a laser or inkjet printer. Here are the differences between the two to help you make the right shopping decision.

Inkjet Printers 

The best way to remember the major difference between the inkjet and laser is its name!

Inkjet printers use ink cartridges to print your documents or images and uses hundreds of small nozzles to release thousands of ink droplets onto the paper as it passes by. To release these droplets, the nozzle is heated by electricity.

Laser Printers 

Laser printers use a laser to print documents just like the name says! Another notable difference is this type of printer uses static electricity to get your images and text onto the paper. The static electricity also attaches toner too. The difference here is laser toner is powdered ink that’s more grain-like than regular ink. 

So… Injet or Laser?

Now that you know the major difference between how these two printers work, you’re probably wondering what the best uses are for both of them. 

In general, you’ll want to purchase the inkjet if you’re going to need high-quality color images. Inkjets have a better tonal variety making them blend colors even better. Inkjets are also used if you want to print with different types of paper including glossy.

While inkjets are great for color, you’ll want to purchase the laser if you’ll be printing a lot of black & white documents. Lasers print a lot faster and come with a larger paper tray.

Although they print more quantity, they’re built to print thousands of pages a month without needing to be replaced, making them a great choice for the office. Laser printers are also larger and heavier but you may be able to find some models that are compact size to fit your needs. 

Shop SWFL Office Solutions

Now that you know the differences, you’re now an inkjet and laser printer pro! Whether you’re looking for a home printer or office printer, Southwest Florida Office Solutions has the best options for you.

To start your printer shopping experience visit us today at one of our office locations in Florida. You can also call us at 941-484-4767 (North Venice), 407-636-8500 (Winter Park), or 239-529-6074 (Fort Myers) to speak to a member of our sales team about our printer services and products.

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