HP Spotlight on Printing Costs

January 7, 2008
Here’s a link to a PDF that HP published looking at five of the most common hidden printing costs.


Inkjet vs. Laser Printers

December 7, 2007

Which printing technology is right for your office?
Here are some general guidelines to consider before purchasing your next piece of equipment:

Laser Printers
Laser printers have historically had a higher up-front purchase price than their inkjet counterparts. Recently, this has become less of an issue in the monochrome category where prices on desktop and small workgroup printers have dropped dramatically. There has been some movement in the color category as well, making the purchase price more attractive to the small office/home office user. Laser Printers would be a good choice if there are several people who use the device daily, long or complex jobs are frequently run, and where fast print speeds and advanced finishing capabilities are important.

Inkjet Printers
Inkjet Printers typically work well for individuals who want the convenience of a desktop printer with low upfront costs, and photo printing capabilities. An inkjet printer would be a good choice if there is a low print demand, confidential desktop printing is needed in an office environment, or photo features are a high priority. They typically have a lower equipment purchase price, but a higher cost-per-page than comparable Laser Printers.

Either choice has it’s benefits, but you should consider which options are most important to you. Is a lower purchase price more important than the long-term supplies cost? Do you print mainly in monochrome or color? Are the jobs you send typically large and complex, or small and infrequent? By selecting devices that best fit your office needs, you can increase your productivity, and reduce your costs, and that’s always a good result.

Have more questions? Give us a call at 888-603-NETS or on the web at New England Tech Supply