Printing buying guide

Printing technology has developed considerably in recent years, so if you want to upgrade an older model or are getting started in home printing, you might be amazed at the exciting and timesaving features on modern printers.

From one-touch connectivity to premium prints from your tablet and smartphone, there’s a printer that can bring your pictures, files and ideas to life quickly and easily.

We’ve created this guide to help you learn more about important printer features, and to find the one that best meets your needs. While browsing, check out products ‘Our Experts Love’ that offer more advanced features and technologies.

To view the differences for yourself, visit us in-store and we’ll be happy to help find the right printer for what you need to do.

Choosing the perfect printer isn’t difficult, but there are a few things to consider before you buy

Who will be using the printer and how often? What devices will you be printing from? What will you be printing?

Things to consider

Deciding on the type of printer before looking at brands and features can make choosing your printer much easier.



Top tips from Knowhow

We've delved into our Knowledge Bank archive and found some really useful printer related articles.


Top tips from Knowhow

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