With a seemingly endless range of printers for sale in South Africa, Junk Mail today not only takes a closer look at the types of printers, but some of the biggest brands as well.
It is important to identify a few key factors when looking for a printer for either home or office use, or both. The factors include the type of printer needed, the quality, performance, speed, power and the overall value offering.
Types of Printers to choose from
One of the key factors is the type of printer needed. There is a range of different printers for sale including everything from a photo and laser printer, to a dot matrix and inkjet printer. All of these printers are best suited to various needs and can help streamline and organise an office, big or small.
The oldest type of printer is the dot matrix printer. It is most often used to print forms, labels and have the ability to create carbon copies of documents. A dot matrix printer is inexpensive and easy to run and are often used in specialised situations, as their printing capabilities are far outweighed by other printers.
Both the laser, or LED printer use light sources, beams and a rotating drum to transfer text onto paper. They are reliable and faster at processing and printing than their inkjet counterparts but aren’t as good as inkjet printers when it comes to colours and graphics.
They are also often more expensive to purchase, although cheaper to run than an inkjet printer in terms of buying toner.
If you mainly print documents with a lot of text, be it spreadsheets, letters and correspondence, with few graphics, then an LED or laser printer is your best bet.
If your documents are more graphic heavy and include polls, colours and various other graphics or images, then an inkjet printer is for you. These types of printers work by spraying ink onto paper and is capable of printing images and copies in high resolution.
An inkjet printer differs to a photo printer in the capabilities and range of technology. Photo printers are designed for exclusively printing photos, while inkjet printers can print a variety of documents and formats.
The reason photo printers have become so popular is the ability to wirelessly print from your phone camera or computer. It can also be used to add effects, finishes and layouts to photos. They make it easy to access your memories and turn them into something tangible.
While all of these printers for sale are handy for various reasons, none can compete with all-in-one printers for home and office use, unless it’s highly specialised. All-in-one printers are just that, they offer a host of features from printing, scanning, faxing and copying, in one well-designed and compact machine. These are ideal for most as they allow for greater flexibility and multiple uses and situations.
You can find a range of all-in-one printers from a host of brands including Canon, Samsung, Brother and more.
Opting for Canon Printers
The Canon range of PIXMA Home Office Printers is ideal for a range of uses and businesses. They allow for great business efficiency and high quality outputs.
Their range of software and connectivity options allow you to customise and share your experience. You can print, copy, fax or scan documents, as the all-in-one models make use of integrated ADF.
You can make use of the wireless technology to share and print documents from any device, be it a computer or mobile, using the free app. With some models of Canon Printers in this range you can print straight from Gmail, Google Docs and more.
This Canon printer also allows you to scan and save documents to cloud service providers such as Dropbox, to allow for easy office and home sharing.
The PIXMA iP110 printers for sale are portable printers that allows you to print from smart devices, useful for small businesses and freelancers on the move. The PIXMA iX6840 is an all-round, top performing office printer and offers both Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity, for all your business needs. You can also print straight from mobile devices, making it suitable for any task.
What Brother Printers have to offer
Brother printers have a range of printers for all needs. This top brand has a variety of wireless, multi-function inkjet, laser and colour printers for home and, or, business use.
This includes the Brother DCP-J4120DW. While an entry level A3 printer, it has large paper capacity and a host of attractive features. These features include copying, scanning, printing via both Wi-Fi or a SD or flash drive. Its touch screen is easy to use and the printer offers an overall solid performance.
Another option is the Brother MFC-L8600CDW. It is a laser printer that is a great pick for colour and mono printing.
It has a 300-sheet paper that can be extended, while the automatic two sided printing option means it’s a cost saving and efficient option, and the built in wireless network means that it is ideal for small to medium businesses.
These Brother printers are best for producing high quality colour prints or copies and you also scan or fax using it. It also allows for printing from mobile devices, so whatever the company size or need, the Brother MFC-L8600CDW can handle it.
What Samsung Printers can offer
Another well-known brand when it comes to printers for sale is Samsung; it has a host of printing options best suited to home, office or both.
The Samsung M2885FW 4-in-1 Multifunction Xpress is an advanced option, you can use Near Field Communication to print your documents, along with sharing and printing wirelessly from your mobile. Using the Samsung Print app and the NFC technology, it allows you to simply tap and print. While this option may be better for home use, it has its perks at the office.
You can also scan and send images to your phone using these Samsung printers, be it an iOS, Android or Windows Phone or print from Google Cloud.
Another impressive offering from Samsung is the Samsung Xpress M2070W, you can also make use of NFC technology with this printer and thanks to the Eco Driver you can save toner, and time, by removing images and replacing them with sketches.
Choosing Epson Printers
Epson printers are renowned across the world for their quality and durability and there is a host to choose from.
An ideal option for the office is the WORKFORCE WF-3620DWF. The A4 all-in-one printer is ideal for small to medium businesses.
It includes mobile printing and Wi-Fi connectivity. You’ll also get fast, double sided printing as a default, as well as 19 pages per minute speeds and a 250-sheet capacity; meaning that it can handle any large job.
The L130 Epson Printers are ideal for home use. While it’s a single function printer, Epson will provide two years’ worth of ink and it makes for less costly, reliable, printing.
The various types of printers and brands showcased are amongst the best in all-in-one printer solutions for both small and medium businesses and all those who have a range of printing needs. The technology and features behind each offer something different and are suitable to whichever business or home need you may have.
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