Inkjets vs Lasers
For many years comparing cheap to purchase, expensive to run inkjet printers against expensive to purchase, moderately cheaper to run laser printers was a dilemma for many. However more recently the picture of which type of printer to choose might just have become a lot clearer, along with the pages it produces.
After much needed investment, the technology of inkjet has evolved from the gas guzzling pickup into an efficient, economical diesel hatchback. What has changed is the way the wet inkjet ink spreads on the paper as it dries (the less it spreads, the sharper both text and graphics will look), resulting in an improvement in quality and efficiency, making it a viable option for businesses once again.
So when a recent product test between a few Inkjets and one laser printer took place in The Sunday Times’, In Gear supplement, we were very excited to see the results. And all we can say is wow! From the products tested the laser printer was printing black and white at a cost 3p per page and a massive 18.8p for colour. Compare that to the Inkjets prices between 1.1 – 3.2p for black and white and 4.3 – 7.9p for colour, it leaves you wondering how the Laserjet will remain the dominant chose when considering a new printer.
And of those Inkjets tested in In Gear’s product test, Epson’s Workforce Pro WP-4525 DNF was awarded the only 5 star rating, with a verdict of fast, versatile and cheap to run. This was down to the 1.1p for black and white and 4.3p for colour running costs, as well as the speed of the printer which can produce nearly 14 pages a minute whilst not compromising on quality, producing crisp black text and bright colours. It’s the Ferrari, Prius and Rolls Royce of its class.
For the Workforce Pro WP-4525’s printing is not its only talent, it also has a scanner and copier included, which produce results similar to the printer, making this product a great investment for any business.