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Inkjet Versus Laser Printers

PRINTER TYPE


QUALITY

SPEED
COST
TECHNOLOGY
CARTRIDGES: OEM versus COMPATIBLE
INKJET PRINTERS
FAIR TO GOOD
PRINTS ONE ROW AT A TIME

PRINT HEADS PASS BACK AND FORTH ACROSS THE PAPER

MORE TIME INTENSIVE WHEN COLOR IS REQUIRED
INITIAL COST

PURCHASE COST IS VERY LOW

OPERATING COST

HIGH INK COST IS SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER

HIGH PER PAGE COST

INK CARTRIDGES LAST FOR APPROXIMATELY 500 PAGES

NOT MADE FOR HIGH VOLUME

LIQUID INK IS THE METHOD USED FOR THE APPLICATION

TINY DROPS OF INK ARE APPLIED TO THE PAPER TO PRODUCE THE IMAGE

POOR INK MAY IMPACT THE QUALITY OF THE DOCUMENT AS WELL AS THE PRINT HEADS WITHIN THE PRINTER

NETWORK CONNECTIONS ARE MORE DIFFICULT
COMPATIBLES NOT RECOMMENDED FOR INKJET PRINTERS

VOIDS MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY

DAMAGES PRINT HEADS














LASER PRINTERS

























EXCELLENT





















ENTIRE PAGE IS PRINTED AS IT PASSES THROUGH THE PRINTER



















INITIAL COST

PURCHASE COST is SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER

OPERATING COST

HIGH TONER COST
VERY LOW PER PAGE COST

TONER CARTRIDGES 6,000 PAGES

MADE FOR HIGH VOLUME





DRY TONER IS MELTED INTO THE PAPER WITH THE LASER AND DRUM












MOST LASER PRINTERS ARE EQUIPPED WITH NETWORKING CAPABILITIES

  
COMPATIBLES ACCEPTABLE FOR LASER PRINTERS WITH BLACK INK

COLOR COMPATIBLES OFTEN LEAK

MOST COMPANIES THAT PRODUCE COMPATIBLE TONERS HAVE TECHNICAL SUPPORT








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