What is the difference between inkjet and laser printers?
What is the difference between inkjet printers and laser printers?
If you want to buy a printer, you can choose between an inkjet printer and a laser printer. Inkjet printers and laser printers differ in the technique used for printing. An inkjet printer sprays very small drops of ink onto the paper. A laser printer uses a combination of a laser and heat to allow toner powder to adhere to the paper in the right place. A variant of the laser printer is the LED printer. This type of printer uses LED instead of a laser but is technically similar to the laser printer.
What do you want to use your printer for?
If you want to print photos in high quality, you choose an inkjet printer. Laser printers can print in color, but don't print well on photo paper. Moreover, colors are not printed as realistically as with an inkjet printer. If you mainly print text, a laser printer is also suitable. Laser printers are often faster, but there are also inkjet printers that are not inferior to laser printers in this area. In the past, a laser printer was almost always used to print many text documents in the office and an inkjet printer was only suitable for home use. Nowadays, that distinction doesn't exist anymore. Do you print a lot and do you want to print quickly? If so, there are also very good inkjet printers available.
Difference in use
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