Ink & Toner

How to Buy the Best Printer for Back to School

Start preparing for back to school doing a little homework. Before purchasing the best printer for school projects as ironic as it might seem you must do some homework. Doing so will be the key to obtaining the best inkjet printer or laser printer depending on your printing needs. Please read our three tips so you can choose what is best for you.

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The following is a must homework assignment before buying a printer; what you need to do is take out a piece of paper or open up a new document  or a note on your phone and answer the following questions.

We suggest to take the answers with you when shopping or while browsing online.  We know you'll get the printer you need.

First tip: Determine how much you are willing to spend

Set your price range, it is essential to know it because as you go up the scale of quality and features obviously the price will elevate. Know how much you are willing to spend and then go to the next tip.

Second tip: Decide what features you can’t go without

Before even looking at printers be sure to know what you need it for, is it only for text printing?, do you need to print color images? What is the largest format you will need to print? Are you going to print a lot of pages? Is color photo printing a must? What about scanning or faxing? Be aware of the new features available. Check out some of the new features available in Multi Function printers from our blog post

Third tip: Know how much you’ll spend on ink or toner

To consider a printer cheap you must know how much consumables will be. If you already decided how much and what type of features you need, look at printers that match your results and then check the cost of printer ink replacement cartridges. Know how much OEM (original cartridges), Compatible and remanufactured cartridges will cost. This is the math part of your homework, think on how many pages you’ll print monthly and then verify the page yield of the cartridge to know how long a cartridge will last.

Obviously you can visit our site regularly and add look for the printer you are about to purchase to get the current and discount prices for all three types so you can decide correctly.