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Will my printer work with Windows 8?

Monday, 16 February 2015 20:01:58 Europe/London

The lastest version of Microsoft's operating system will soon be with us and we thought it might be a good idea to see if our trusty old printer will still work with this all new OS. When Microsoft have released previous version of there ever popular Windows Operating system it rendered many older printer obsolete as the printer manufacturers didn't release working drivers for the new version.

Without the updated drivers some printers simply won't work, others will install using a default driver but with limited functionalaty and many multifunction printer which include a sanner will be able to print won't the advanced features such as scanning and photo printing will be disabled.

In our view the printer manufacturers do this for two reasons, Firstly it forces the customer to buy a new printer, and secondly as Microsoft charge the manufacturers to test any new drivers its an expense they want to avoid.

As Windows 8 is esensialy and updated version of Windows 7 many drivers will work natively with the new OS, that means the devices will work using the built in Microsoft drivers even if the hardware manufacturer hasn't released updated drivers.

Will your printer work with Microsoft Windows 8?

Canon Windows 8 Printer Drivers 

Brother Windows 8 Printer Drivers 

HP Windows 8 Printer Drivers 

Epson Windows 8 Printer Drivers 

Kodak Windows 8 Printer Drivers 

Lexmark Windows 8 Printer Drivers

Canon Windows 8 Printer Drivers

Canon don't have a clear list of which printers will and won't work however the link below is from the Canon website and shows the best list of windows 8 compatiblity we know of.

List of Canon Windows 8 Printer Drivers

Brother Windows 8 Printer Drivers

Brother have a list of there printer models which are Windows 8 compatible here

HP Windows 8 Printer Drivers

Hewlett Packard have the most detailed information of any printer maker and even had a dedicated support site for Windows 8, to see if your printer will work with Windows 8 just follow the link below;

HP Windows 8 Support Page

Epson Windows 8 Printer Drivers

It seems that Epson haven't yet released any Windows 8 drivers but most of there range should still work using the default Microsoft drivers. As soon as we have more information we'll let you know.

Kodak Windows 8 Printer Drivers

The following printers have been confirmed by Kodak to be fully compatible with Windows 8: Kodak HERO 3.1, 5.1, 7.1, 9.1 Kodak ESP C110, C310, C315, 1.2, 3.2 Kodak OFFICE HERO 6.1 Kodak ESP Office 2150, 2170 Kodak HERO 2.2, 4.2

Lexmark Windows 8 Printer Drivers

A full list of printers compatible with Windows 8 can be seen here

Top Tip: If you are unable to locate the relevant driver from the manufacturer trying running Microsoft Windows update which will search for the correct driver.

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What does 5% Coverage Look Like?

Monday, 16 February 2015 20:01:09 Europe/London

What does 5% coverage look like and more importantly what does it mean? well, we'll try our best to explain

The most comon question our customers ask us is "How long do your cartridges last?"or "How many pages do they print?". You'll notice that for each of the Ink Cartridges and Laser Toners that we stock they have a "Page Yeild", for Ink Cartridges this ranges from 100 to 500 pages and for toners this can be anything from 1,000 page to 10,000 page.

Thats the offical anaswer, however Page Yeild is an estimate and can variy massivley depending on how much ink (or toner) is used to print these pages. For example the Brother TN2000 Compatible Laser Toner as a page yeild of 1,000 page but if you were to print a full page image or photo you will find you may get less than 300-400 pages, but if you were to only print a few words on each page you could easily avergage over 2,000 pages.

Where did the 5% Coverage come from? and what does it mean?

The ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) calculated the figure based on an average business letter printed on to an A4 Page, all manufactuers of Toner and Ink Cartridges now have to adhere to this standard, the one exception is Photo Ink Cartridges which currently have no standard and that also the reason why you will find that none of our Photo Cartridges have a page yeild listed.

So, What Does 5% Coverage Look like?

The image below shows the ISO Standard business letter at 5% coverage.

 

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How to Buy an Inkjet or Laser Printer

Monday, 16 February 2015 20:00:18 Europe/London

Love them for hate them printers are a must for any home office or business, they perform the one thing that no other device can- output the information from your computer into the real word! Email might have reduced the number of letters we print and send each year and online form have reduced the need for printing to a degree, but what about photos? business invoices and documents? the future may be a paperless but today inkjet and laser printers are a must.

How much should i spend?

Well, it all depends on what you need from your printer (or multifunction device as we now call them) you can get a basic inkjet printer from Epson or any of the other manufacturers for around £25 which will be fine for printing the kids homework or office document, inkjet printer are very low maintanance and if you go for the compatible cartridges running costs are the lowest available. However if you prefer to stick with the OEM Replacement Ink Cartridges you may well find that the genuine ink cartridges are more expensive than the printer! there's a common myth that as new printers come with a free set of cartridges that its cheaper just to buy a new printer but these "free cartridges" don't contain as much ink as a normal set of cartridges, they are in fact just sample cartridges. If you need a printer for more than anything other than casual use then we recommend spending between £50 & £75 on a printer with more features and one which will last more than a year. The more expensive and top end printers come with more connectivity options including USB, Ethernet and even Wireless Networking which come in handy when printing from a mobile phone or ipad. When it comes to laser printers we recommend you stay away from the budget £40 printers as these are very expensive to run, in our opinion but even think about a laserjet thats under £150, As they say "you get what you pay for".

What make or model printer should i buy?

Personally as a rule I would say if you want a printer with cheap ink cartridges get an Epson, if you want the best print qaulity get a Canon inkjet and for Laser printers choose HP. But its just not that simple and sometimes it depends on the model of the printer and we often find that not all of the brands live upto the reputation accross there entire range. In the early days Canon, Lexmark and HP all used a single tri-colour cartridge which contained cyan, magenta and yellow ink, the problem with this was that if any of those colours ran out it rendered the cartridge useless even if the other two colours still contained ink. Epson seem to have been the first to move to the individual cartridge configuration but now Lexmark, Canon and HP have all followed suit with HP and Canon now both producing Tri-Colour cartridges and some models with individulal carts. Kodak seem to be the exception who only produce a combined colour cartridge while at the same time claiming the cheapest printer running costs with there national TV Advertising campagin, personally I strongly recommend you say away from the Tri-Colour inks.

What feature should i go for?

There are three main types of printer, Inkjet, Laser and Multifunction. Inkjet printers best features are that they a great for low volume printing, can be cheap to run if you choose the correct one and the top end versions excel at photo printing. Laser printers are normally used in a business enviroment that requires very high print volumes and maily in mono, colour laser printers are now common place but the bread and butter of a laser is the ability to print black & white pages at high speed and low cost. Most of the manufactures are now pushing Multifunction Inkjet printers (and even multifuntcion laser printers) which include the ability to Copy, Scan, Fax and Print.

Should i buy now? or wait for the prices to fall?

It seems that prices are currently as low as possible, in fact many of the budget range of printers are sold at a lost with the manufacturers charging very high margins on the consumables to recoupe the costs. With both Lexmark and Kodak both leaving the market we only expect prices to increase with less competition in the industry.

The other option is to wait and go for a 3D Printer, whats a 3D Printer I hear you ask? well come back soon for a full guide to the future of printing.

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HP Photosmart 7520e All-in-One Review

Monday, 16 February 2015 19:59:18 Europe/London

Welcome to the Dinky Cartridges review of HP's new Photosmart 7520e All in One Inkjet Printer, this latest addition to the Photosmart range has all of the features we have come to expect from a mid range home printer inclduing a print, copy and scan features. As with most printers the 7520e now comes with Wifi connectivity in the form of 802.11b/g/n as well as the bog standard USB 2.0 Connection, one thing to point out is that there's no USB cable supplied with the printer but these are available for only a few pounds, this model lacks the RJ45 network connection which is popular with business users.

The printer follows the standard black box design with a 10.9cm touch-screen, USB Port and memory card reader which means the printer can also be used as a standalone machine printing photo's via flash memory cards or as a photocopier.

Cheap HP Ink Cartridges

The 7520nPhotosmart printer uses a new range of HP 564 Cartridges which are available as standard capactity or high capacity XL versions, the standard inks costs around £35 a set with the high capacity versions costing £50 which converts to a runing cost of 11p and 7p per page, there's also a dedicated photo black cartridge which is estimated to printer upto 130 photos.

Consumables

HP 564 Black Ink Cartridge (CB316WN) 

HP 564 Cyan Ink Cartridge (CB318WN) 

HP 564 Magenta Ink Cartridge (CB319WN) 

HP 564 Yellow Ink Cartridge (CB320WN) 

HP 564 Combo Pack - Cyan/Magenta/Yellow (CD994FN) 

HP 564 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (CB317WN) 

HP 564XL Cyan Ink Cartridge (CB323WN) 

HP 564XL Magenta Ink Cartridge (CB324WN) 

HP 564XL Yellow Ink Cartridge (CB325WN)

There are currently no HP 564 or HP 564XL Compatible Ink Cartridges on the market.

We've given the HP Photosmart 7520e All-in-one a Dinky Cartridge rating of 6 out of 10.

 

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Compatible Ink Cartridge Buyers Guide

Monday, 16 February 2015 19:58:35 Europe/London

Not a day goes buy without us being asked, are compatible inks any good? Well, it all depends on what you mean by "Compatible Ink Cartridges" as there are many different types, Below are the most common versions available on the market today.

Remanufactured Printer Ink Cartridges

Often referred to in the industry as reman's, Remanufactured cartridges use the empty cartridge or case of an empty ink cartridge, a remanufactured cartridge in its most basic form is an ink cartridge which has been refilled with ink however a professionally refilled cartridges are first cleaned, then any electronic parts are tested and if needed replaced, the cartridge is then refilled and the cartridge is packaged ready for resale.

Its possible to remanufactured cartridges from most major brands but in most cases these tend to only be available for HP, Lexmark and Some Canon printers. The problem with these type of cartridges is that they are often unreliable, especially the cheaper versions and for this reason we've chosen the industry leader Jettec as our chosen brand. The good points are the cost savings, Reman ink cartridges when refilled are the equivelent to the OEM XL or high capacity versions and often contain anything from 25% to 80% more ink then the original ink cartridge.

We recommend remanufactured Ink cartridges as a cheap alternative for home users.

Compatible Printer Ink Cartridges

Compatible cartridges or "Cheap Ink Cartridges" are many people often refer to them as are now available for most brands of printers, In the past these cartridges had a poor reputation but these days most of them work exactly the same as cartridges by the printers manufacturer (Known as OEM Cartridges). Cartridges for Epson, Canon and Brother printers now come fully chipped and ready to use, just like genuine inks and more recently chipped cartridges are also now available for the new Lexmark 100xl series and the HP 364XL, HP 920XL, HP 363 and HP 940XL ranges. Most printer manufactures release at least 2 versions of an ink cartridge range, High Capacity and Low or Standard Capacity inks but when it comes to compatible inks its standard practice to fill the printer cartridge with as much ink as it can hold making it the same as the printer makers High Capacity XL versions.

We offer a large range of replacement cartridges on our website with the choice of our standard compatible cartridges which are a low cost alternative for the home user or our premium range which are recommended for business and professional users or our Jettec branded ink cartridges which are designed to the exact same standard as original cartridges, In some cases these cartridges have often be found to out perform the original manufacturers printer cartridges.

Compatible cartridges are great value and we recommend them to all users both professional and home/office.

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3 Cool Things to Do with a 3D Printer

Monday, 16 February 2015 19:57:56 Europe/London

We all know that 3D Printing is going to be the next thing, in fact some people say its going to be as big as the industrial revolution of the 1800's, so if you had one whats the first 3 items you create? Below are our recommendations

One: Money, Money, Money

Yeah, you could use a normal printer to try this one but with a 3D Printer you could p.rint coins! I've never been a fan of the Queen so I think i'll stick my own image on my new currency. The problem is that the refills for these printers are currently so expensive that a £1 coin would cost about £3 to produce, so i guess its no get rich quick scheme and i'm sure is very illegal so may be not.

Two: I'd print my very own Gun!

I guess this one won't be top of any America's list but here in the UK they won't let us loose with guns so I'd like to print my very own, in fact someone's already tried this one but the US company involved in creating the digital plans for a 3D Gun quickly cancelled the project after it was pointed out that its illegal to produce or manufacturer firearms without a license

Three: Need a new car? Print a Ferrari

The day will come when its possible to print each individual part so in theory you could build your very own Ferrari or any other car you like, I'm sure the manufactures will put a stop to it and this may well become the next black market with Pirates producing copied digital plans for home users to create there own items, So why buy that new Toy or Game when you could just printer your own?

So, What would you print?

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Useful hints for Remanufactured Inkjet Cartridges

Monday, 16 February 2015 19:57:00 Europe/London

Most remanufactured cartridges have a printhead on the cartridge. If there is a problem
with print quality then it can be fixed immediately by installing a new cartridge.

If you are experiencing difficulties with your remanufactured cartridge we will be happy to
exchange it for you. However it will save you, and us, time and money if you try the
hints below before assuming that your cartridge is faulty.

Storage

● Always store your cartridge upright ie with the printhead at the bottom.
● During shipping the cartridge gets jolted and shaken around and the air which is
normally at the top may have moved to the bottom.

● By storing the cartridge upright the ink is free to settle, the air will rise to the top
and the ink will flow freely without any air locks.

● If you install the cartridge as soon as you receive it and you have a problem with
the print quality then leave it overnight before attempting to print again. This will
allow the ink to settle.

Installing the cartridge

● When installing a new printer cartridge always make sure that you remove the
protective clip (if there is one on the printhead) and any printhead tape.

● Run the printhead cleaning cycle on your machine 2-3 times in a row to get a
good flow of ink.

Problems with print quality

2.If there are white lines in the print, faint colours or missing colours after running the
printhead cleaning cycle several times, then:

● Remove the cartridge from the printer and place it upright in half an inch of warm
water so that just the small copper bottom of the printhead sits in the water.

● Let it soak for several minutes then remove the cartridge and carefully dry with a
soft paper towel. Do not rub the printhead or you may damage it.

● Re-install the cartridge into the printer and perform the cleaning cycle before
using it again.

● If the problem persists then try soaking the printhead overnight.

3.If the colours are not full enough or the ink is not flowing freely and you have tried the
tips outlined above:

● Use a paint programme to draw 3 large boxes. Colour one box Magenta (red),
one Cyan (blue) and the other yellow .

● By printing the boxes at the highest resolution (DPI) available, the cartridge will
push the ink out at a high volume. Once this has been printed you should have
no problems with your cartridge again!

4.Another great tip:
● Take a paper towel and fold it several times to make it thick and soft. Then
moisten it with warm water and place it on a hard surface.
● Remove the cartridge from the printer and place it on the damp paper towel, with
the printhead down.

● Whilst applying even pressure by pushing down on the cartridge, at the same
time rock it from front to back. Remember not to be too rough or you will damage
the printhead.

● This should remove dried particles of ink from the printhead and allow the ink to
flow freely. If successful you should see several small drops of ink on the paper
towel.

5. Some useful advice: 

• The biggest enemy of an inkjet printer is AIR! It not only causes the ink to dry on
the paper, but it can also cause it to dry in the print head nozzles, causing light
print, streaking print, white lines or no print at all. The above tips & the following
tip will help with this problem as mentioned above.
• Elimination of Air Pockets Using Centrifugal Force
:-
• Some cartridges can deveolop air pockets at the bottom of the cartridge that can
block the flow of ink. The solution is centrifugal force:
• Wrap the cartridge in a towel or cloth, place the cloth wrapped cartridge in a
plastic bag. Hold it in your hand with the head or exit ports of the cartridge
pointing down. Extend your arm and swing the cartridge down towards the floor
rapidly, as if you were going to throw it. Repeat a couple of times. Then remove
the cloth wrapping, there should be a visible spot of ink from each of the
chambers, if not do it again.

Other Useful Hints

5.If a light keeps blinking on your printer and it will not recognise the cartridge.

First make sure that you have removed any printhead tape or protective
clip from the cartridge.

• Ensure the electronic contacts of the cartridge are free from any particles
by wiping the chip or copper contacts gently with a damp paper towel.

• Try unplugging your printer and removing all the cartridges. After a
couple of minutes turn the printer back on and try the installation again.

• As a last resort, uninstall and reinstall your printer drivers to completely
reset the software.

6.Unlike most HP and Lexmark printers, Epson printers have a printhead on the printer
instead of on the cartridge. Sometimes the printhead dries out if the printer is only
used infrequently. If this happens then try the following:

• First check each cartridge and make sure that you have removed the tape
which covers the vent hole and the plastic support clip.

• Do a printhead clean by following these steps:
I. Go to PRINT.
II. Click on PROPERTIES.
III. Click on MAINTENANCE.
IV. Click on HEAD CLEAN.
V. Click on NOZZLE CHECK.
VI. If the printout is not satisfactory then go to HEAD CLEAN
again followed by NOZZLE CHECK.
VII. If the printout is still unsatisfactory after several head
cleans, then turn the printer off, unplug it and leave it for a few
minutes. When you turn it back on it should automatically do a
deep head clean and this should solve the problem.
• If the problem persists you could remove the cartridges and spray a tiny
amount of head cleaning fluid onto the spikes which pierce the ink
cartridges.

• You could also purchase a cleaning cartridge and install it following the
enclosed instructions.

 

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3D Printers and Printing

Monday, 16 February 2015 19:56:00 Europe/London

What is 3D Printing? 3D Printing is a new discovery which could allow you to print whatever you like as a 3 dimensional object. These printers can print a huge variety of things as long as they have the file with the design to work from and tell them what to do, it’s amazing! 3D printers haven’t really burst into the market yet as a lot of them are still being developed not many large companies have started manufacturing them yet. Aside that it is thought that millions will have a 3D printer in their homes within the next few years.

How does 3D Printing work? Every 3D Print begins with a digital file called a Computer Aided Design (CAD), this file would be created using a 3D modelling program with a 3D scanner. In order for the 3D printer to understand the file and print the model, the software would slice the model into hundreds or thousands of thin layers horizontally. With the file loaded onto the printer, it would begin to print the object created on the modelling program, adding layer after layer until the 3D object is complete. After a while the material used to build the object will dry and the object can be removed from the printer and used.

Advantages of 3D Printing – 3D Printing has many advantages to it, here are a few examples. Scientists have recently been looking into creating human body parts using the 3D printer, they call is ‘bio-printing’ and it has proven to be fairly successful! By scanning human body parts and transferring them onto computer software, scientists are able to connect the file to the printers and print replicas of body parts made out of human tissue which can actually be used. The material they use for the body parts include actual human cells. This has been used to create things such as ears, noses and fingers and also internal organs such as a kidney or a lung which is incredible. Other than printing body parts, 3D printers could also be used to help you in your everyday life. For example you may need a replacement piece for something and you could simply print it. You may want to print household items such as plates, cups, small structures, toys etc. And it saves you going to the shops! There are people over the world using them now, it is heard that scientists are pushing the possibilities to the limits by attempting to build things such as cars and even an actual building by printing in sections. When 3D Printers are released properly across the world and ideas spread, the possibilities are huge, you could print anything.

The Dark Side of 3D Printing – When the word got out that these 3D printers had been made which could create almost anything, someone thought to themselves ‘how about a gun?’... This is a potentially a huge problem. There has been Guns created already using the 3D Printer so it is definitely possible. All it would take is for the file with the 3D design to be shared and it could be available for anyone with a 3D printer to use, meaning anyone could print a gun! As you can imagine this will cause major problems in the future, it couldn’t be easier to get your hands on a gun. There will most likely be changes in the law when these printers are made available across the world. The development of the printers over time could result in people printing bigger and more complex weapons.

How much will a 3D Printer cost? At the minute 3D Printers are being sold for around £2,000 on average and that is for the basic printers which can only print objects as large as shoe boxes. Bigger and better 3D printers could cost a lot more; the printers used in science labs to create large objects would go for a lot more and a lot won’t even be available to the public yet. In years to come the price of 3D Printers will decrease a lot and many different models will be released, it is also thought that they will become as a normal printer and most people will have them in their own home.

In the future – The future of using 3D printers could be incredible; the ability to print anything you want from simply uploading a file and hitting the print button could change the world. 3D Printers will save time, effort and money and help in future development massively, providing we use the printers for the correct purposes and not illegally.

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Smart Franking Machines and Blue Ink

Monday, 16 February 2015 19:55:20 Europe/London

Royal Mail has announced that users of Smart franking machines will in future use blue ink instead of red ink. There is to be an orderly migration from red ink to blue ink. Suppliers and customers can exhaust their current stocks of red ink. There is no need to discard red ink cartridges.

Franking Machines

According the Royal Mail Terms and Conditions* “This change should not require you to purchase a new franking machine…” And non-smart franking machine users are not affected. For Smart Machines blue ink needs to be used once red runs out from the end of this month, March 2013.

A Franking Machine fitted with a 'SMART' meter enables data to be transferred back to the Royal Mail on the type of services used. This in turn automatically generates a VAT statement and allows where appropriate VAT to be claimed back from HMRC and more importantly allows you to be able to continue using the service.


Royal Mail VAT

The Royal Mail announced VAT changes to a number of their services that will become liable for VAT from 2nd April 2012.

*Royal Mail Terms and Conditions Link:

http://www.royalmail.com/termschanges#Changes for Customers

Click on this link, then on Changes 2 April 2013, then on bottom item on list ie Franking link.

The following known Manufacturers models are identified and affected by this transition:

Pitney Bowes

DM50/55

DM100i series

DM300c

DM400c

DM400-1000 (Mega Range)

Connect+ series

Neopost

ALL IS series machines (IS240 -IS480)

Frama and Francotyp Postalia models concerned are still to be confirmed by these manufacturers, the advice from Royal Mail is that Francotyp Postalia and Frama users who reclaim VAT on postage by way of a VAT invoice from Royal Mail will most probably be affected by this transition to blue ink and will need to use blue ink in future subject to the previous provisions.

Please note that there is a small chance that when a customer (PITNEY BOWES MODELS ONLY) changes from red to blue ink the printhead may fail due to normal wear and tear on the machines printhead, please note that Pitney Bowes classify the printhead as a consumable item. – Our own testing has shown that this will normally ONLY OCCUR when the printhead has reached its natural end of life and this would have most likely have occurred even if the change of colour had not taken place.
NB the issue of Cleanmail needs to be clarified by Royal Mail.

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Inkjet Printers VS LaserJet Printers - Which one to buy?

Monday, 16 February 2015 19:54:28 Europe/London

Which one to buy? Whether you buy an Inkjet or a LaserJet printer depends on how you plan to use
it and how much you are planning to use it. I am going to talk about the pros and cons’s for each
type of printer and help you decide on which you want to buy.

LaserJet

Today you can go out and buy a black and white LaserJet printer for around £100-£300 which is
fantastic considering they once cost around £1,500 at the very least which is a lot for a printer! Some
advantages of LaserJet printers are:

They are fast! – LaserJet printers can print a lot more and in a shorter period of time compared to
an Inkjet. Quick and speedy printing is a great advantage as you can get a lot more done and in good
time.

They are Low Cost! – The printers themselves have came down in price by hundreds and continue to
do so, but also the cost of a toner cartridge for your printer will total a much smaller price per page
than it would to continue to refill/replace inkjet printer cartridges. Basically you are getting better
value for your money compared to Inkjet in terms of how much you can print before replacing the
cartridge.

Nice and Quiet – LaserJet Printers are generally quieter than Inkjet, and nobody likes listening to
a noisy printer all day. This advantage is especially effective in working environments such as the
office; you won’t be disturbed by noise.

Amazing Quality Text– LaserJet printers produce great written documents, where the text is clear
and crisp, you can make reports/letters etc. Look neat and professional. You will never find an Inkjet
printer that will do a better job than a LaserJet when it comes to printing text.

Colour LaserJet printers were always going to be more expensive, and they are. At one point the
price of the coloured versions were over £2,000 which is a lot of money for something that will sit
in your office or at home. Now you can get them for around £300-500 and there are many different
models to choose from. Considering the price they used to be you’d have to agree that the price you
can pay now is quite good. Businesses tend to buy the coloured LaserJet printers for printing flyers,
brochures, leaflets posters, spreadsheets etc. These coloured printers will also give you that brilliant
quality black text which we spoke about before, so you’re not missing out on that either!

Inkjet

Inkjet printers are a lot cheaper than LaserJet Printers; you could pick up a coloured Inkjet printer for
under £100 with a massive variety to choose from. Some other advantages of Inkjet printers are –

Versatility – Colour Inkjets are able to print on more than just a sheet of paper. Inkjet printers are
used to print on things such as CD/DVD discs, T-Shirts, Cases etc. which is a fun way to use the
printer but also great for companies who would print onto various things.

They are smaller – They do tend to be smaller than a LaserJet printer meaning it will take up less
room on a desk or counter. They can be moved around easily and will fit nicely into plenty of
different places.

Larger Paper Sizes – Some Inkjet printers (mainly the more expensive ones) will allow you to add a
large format to your system that can print bigger pages up to 11 x 17 inches or larger. Fantastic for
posters, banners etc.

Inkjet printers have improved more and more each producing better printing, more possibilities in
such as printing onto different materials, the price of the printers have also dropped massively. Yet,
cartridges for these printers can be costly, and also paper and other materials used to print onto.

So as you can see both types of printers, Inkjet and LaserJet, have some strong advantages to them,
we know what they can both do, we know how much they cost and now... the decision is yours!

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