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 buyWho will be using the printer and how often?
It’s important to think about what you’ll be printing before choosing a printer. Smartphone and tablet users tend to predominantly print photographs, while students regularly print large amounts of text documents.
You should look for a printer with an appropriate page yield and print rate to suit the most frequent users
As well as laptops and desktops, many modern printers allow you to print from tablets and smartphones. If you like the idea of printing from your mobile devices, look for a printer that features AirPrint for iOS or Google Cloud Print for Android. Many products in our printer range feature both.
All the wireless printers we sell are PC and Mac compatible too and connect either using your WiFi connection, WiFi Direct or an everyday USB printer cable.
It’s important to think about what you’ll be printed before choosing a printer. Smartphones and tablet users tend to predominantly print photographs, while students regularly print large amounts of text documents.
Things to consider
Deciding on the type of printer before looking at brands and features can make choosing your printer much easier.
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