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Before You Buy a Printer

August 29th, 2010

There are some things worth considering before you buy a printer. As there are many printers available on the market, you might feel overwhelmed with the choice. These are some things you might want to consider before buying a printer:

-Cost of cartridges and toners for this particular printer. That is because prices vary, and it will be a recurring expense.
-Speed, which is usually measured by how many pages per minute it can print.
-DPI (dots per inch) � the higher, the better the quality of printing. Take into account that you may not need to print using very high resolutions.
-Whether it has double sided printing or not.
-Connection type. Make sure it is compatible with your computer. The most popular connection type is USB.
-Warranty and for how long it will last. While it is hard to say how long will a printer last, you can at least carefully read the warranty.
-Check if the printer has the possibility to be accessed by many users from various PCs and devices.
-Printer’s paper holding capacity. The more the better, but a printer having a bigger capacity might cost more.

Remember to not spend a fortune, because eventually printers become outdated anyway.

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