Would you bring a water pistol to a phaser fight? IT Support Episode 21

It’s all about printers!

It really can be a minefield when choosing a printer for your business. Believe it or not, there is quite a choice of printer types, let alone adding the choice of manufacturer, size of paper, multi-function options like scanning and the all-important but often overlooked or forgotten about, the cost of owning the printer!

So this week Captain Christian talks about the basics of comparing the most common of printer technologies with inkjet printers verses laser printers.

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“Would you bring a water pistol to a phaser fight?” – IT Support Episode 21

Hi, I’m Christian from “Northstar IT” and this week I want to talk PRINTERS.

So a question in the business world we get asked all the time.

What printer should I buy?

And quite often you’ll get someone bored at one moment, could be a Saturday morning, wandering around that retailer we won’t mention and they’ve
got something on promo. Maybe it’s a printer that costs £99.

But is it an inkjet printer? Is it a laser printer?

Is it even something that does exist, a wax printer?

What is best for you? Well that’s a discussion for you to have with your preferred IT provider however there is a couple of things I want to cover.

One, a basic rule with buying a printer, the more you spend on it, the cheaper it is to run. If you buy something that seems too good to be true. Follow the advice of my mother, it probably is!

And if there’s a printer that you think would usually cost maybe a few hundred pounds and it’s on an offer for £99. You’ll probably pay back much more on the print consumables.

In most business environments I would always recommend a laser printer over an inkjet printer. One basic difference is inkjet uses a water-based ink. Generally. Laser printers uses a plastic type of dust that is welded onto the paper. It’s a lot more complicated than that but that’s really all you need to know. Laser printers print faster, generally a far higher quality, sharper, and when producing proposal documents that you want to hand over with pride. You want it to look its best.

I know I do!

So really think about it. If you’re going to go to a gunfight, what would you take?

A water pistol or a phaser?

Until next week.

(universe altering finger snap)

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