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 Range||Under $250||Under $800|
|Printing Quality||Dotting Impact||Smooth Impact|
|Printing Speed||16 pages / min||15-100 pages / min|
|Print Volume||15 ppm||35 ppm|
|Page Yield||135-1000 pages||2000-10000 pages|
(HP LaserJet Pro M401n)
(Canon PIXMA TS6220)