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Ink versus Laser Printer

Ink versus Laser Printer

  • Difference in Printing

Ink

An inkjet printer sprays ink onto paper through tiny nozzles as the print head moves across the paper to recreate the text or image. This can cause bleeding and blurring when using normal plain paper.

Laser

Laser printers use toner which is fused to the paper. This means it will not smudge or blur as they do not need to dry unlike an inkjet printout.

  • Print Quality

Ink

The resolution is lower so is not ideal when it comes to printing minute curves and small text. They can print high quality images, large photo prints, graphics, banners, However the quality of paper used in inkjet printers makes a lot of difference in the quality of the prints. Ink cartridges if unused over a period of time tend to dry up.

Laser

Due to the high resolution factor, laser printers print better quality text and create precise fonts without fuzzy edges. Laser printers are capable of producing good quality prints on all kinds of printing paper. Toners use fine powder so the chances of it drying up when not in use are practically none.

  • Printing Speed

Ink

A typical entry-level inkjet can manage around 10 pages per minute.

Laser

Laser printers are capable of handling multiple print jobs, have faster processors and print engines that are capable of printing more than 35 pages per minute. The less expensive laser printer can print around 10 to 20 pages per minute.

  • Initial & Ongoing Costs

When you calculate the printing costs in the long run, inkjet cartridges prove to be more expensive. Laser toners generally produce more pages per toner unit, last longer and have lower per-page printing costs as compared to inkjet cartridges. Laser printers are also more economical.

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