Your Buying Guide to the Best Budget Printers for Your Home-Based Business
Printing costs can be a real drag on your home-based business budget, but with the right printer, you can get quality prints at a fraction of the cost.
Printers are an essential part of any home business. They allow you to print documents, photos, and other materials for your business. But with so many different types of printers on the market, it can take time to know which is right for your home business. So, here is a basic guide to the different types of printers available and what type of printer you need for your home business:
Toner printers such as the OKI Pro series are great for your home-based business because you won’t have to worry about constantly replacing your toner cartridges, which can save you a lot of money in the long run. In addition, toner printers such as the OKI Pro series tend to produce higher-quality prints than other types of printers, so you can be sure that your documents will look professional and polished.
Laser printers are great for businesses that need to print high-quality documents. They produce clear and crisp prints and can handle large printing jobs quickly. However, they are more expensive than other types of printers.
Inkjet printers are a good choice for businesses that don’t need to print large quantities of documents.
All-in-one printers combine a printer, scanner, and copier into one machine. They are a good choice for businesses that need to do a lot of printing, scanning, and copying.
Mono or Colour?
When you’re looking for a budget printer, one of the first things you’ll need to decide is whether you want a mono or colour model. Mono printers are typically cheaper to buy and run and suitable for printing in black and white. Meanwhile, colour printers print in full colour, which tends to be more expensive to buy and run.
So which is the right choice for you? A mono printer will be the most cost-effective option if you only need to print in black and white. However, a colour printer will be a better choice if you need to print in full colour occasionally (or if you prefer having the option).
That said, some all-in-one printers offer mono and colour printing, so this is a good option if you need both features now or in the future.
Wireless or USB?
Wireless printers are great for businesses with multiple computers or mobile devices, as they can easily connect to a network. On the other hand, USB printers are ideal for businesses with only one or two computers, as they’re less expensive and easier to set up.
What Paper Size Do You Need to Print On?
The paper size that you need to print on will depend on the type of printer that you have. If you have an inkjet printer, you must use letter-sized paper, and if you have a laser printer, you can use either letter-sized or legal-sized paper.
If you’re using a toner printer, such as the OKI Pro series, you’ll need to use a specific paper size. The most common paper size for toner printers is A4, slightly longer and wider than a standard sheet of paper. Other common sizes include A5, A6, and B4. If you need help determining what size paper you need for your toner printer, check the user manual or ask the manufacturer.
Printing Speed of the Printer
The printing speed of a printer is determined by the number of pages that can be printed in a given period, and the speed is usually expressed in pages per minute (ppm). Some factors affecting printing speed include the printer type, the ink or toner quality, and the paper used.