Purchasing a printer can be a rather complicated thing to do. Printers are available in different types, sizes and shapes. These machines could be specialized for specific purposes and not just only for printing text on normal paper. However, many consumer-level printers are actually jack-of-all trades and they try to do everything decently. Another thing to consider before purchasing a printer is whether the overall cost of ownership is acceptable. Before choosing the type of printer we want, we should know more about different kinds of printers. For example, inkjet printers spray small droplets of ink onto a piece of paper to form text or image. The print quality is determined by the quality of the ink, as well as the precision and size of the ink dots. To achieve near photo quality, it is a good idea to choose photo-coated paper. There are different types of inkjet printers, some models have print-head directly on the ink cartridge, while others have their print-head on the printer. This in is quite ideal for producing color shades and photos, but the printed material may not be known for its longevity.
We could consider most inkjet ink like water color painting and they may not durable enough for most purposes. However, some high quality pigment-based ink has improved considerably to provide us with so much more. Previous types of these inks have quite large pigments that could easily block up nozzles. Pigment inks are known for their longevity and solid colors, like an oil painting. Some manufacturers combine pigment and dye-based inks to gain best traits of both, such as great longevity, vibrant colors and superb photo printing quality. Entry-level inkjets have only two cartridges, while high-end models could have up to eight. In general, models with fewer cartridges are usually better for text-printing and less capable for printing images and color shades. Trying to print images with two-cartridge printers could waste a lot of inks. Outstanding photos could be produced by models with more than six cartridges. However, these printer models can be rather expensive and changing these cartridges can be a pain. In fact, our printer will refuse to work if just one of these cartridges is empty.
We may also consider using lightweight and smaller printer model and they should be perfect for people who are on the move. However, we shouldn’t expect to gain high quality printing using this type of printer. The color printing could be typically basic, but the text printing should be clear enough for business and personal use. Some portable inkjets could accommodate only A4 papers and no more, but this should be adequate for travelling businesspeople. In general, average users should look for models with impressive all-round printing capability. There are many inkjet printer models in the market, they could allow us to print on canvas, card, projector film, t-shirt and other media. Like other modern printers, these devices are equipped with USB connections, so it would be easy to connect them with laptops and other computing devices.