Posted by AUSTiC Shop on 8th Nov 2019

What is the difference between Laser Vs inkjet Printers?

It feels like you standing on crossroads asking your self where I should go. Very similar feelings existing when you decide which technology printers that you should buy. Laser or Inkjet!

We are trying to explain the difference to give a solution for your selection. Everyone has there own purpose but all it comes down to for Print Speed, Print Volume, Price, Printing Quality etc.

Inkjet printers print the liquid ink through microscopic nozzles onto paper as per the below picture.

Laser printers, on the other hand, have a drum unit that fuses (or melts) toner powder onto paper with a heat process.

Secondly, the main factor to keep in mind is cartridge prices vs Toner Prices. Don’t forget to assess the maintenance of the machine as well.

To make your life easier, we have created one simple comparison between the two.

Description *Inkjet Printer *Laser Printer *
Price comparing Standard RangeUnder $250Under $800
Printing QualityDotting ImpactSmooth Impact
Printing Speed16 pages / min15-100 pages / min
Print Volume15 ppm35 ppm
Page Yield135-1000 pages2000-10000 pages

Consumable Cost


(HP LaserJet Pro M401n)


(Canon PIXMA TS6220)