Ultimate Printer Buying Guide: Why Type Is Right For You?

Finding and choosing the right printer can be a difficult task. Not only are there tons of different printers on the market, but each of them have their own compatibility issues and unique feature sets. Plus, printers come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Needless to say knowing which one to choose can be quite the difficult thing to do. However, there are a few ways in which you can ensure that you purchase the right printer for the job(s).1

What Type Of User Are You?

The biggest question that you are going to need to ask is what type of user you are, and what you need from a printer. Below we will discuss the different types of users and which printers would work for each type of user.


  1. The Student.


Students write and print a ton of text. Because of this, a student is going to want a printer that is going to be up to the task of cranking out page after page of text. The best printer for this type of user would be a monochrome personal laser printer. This type of printer will be sure to deliver crisp text – page after page. Plus, this printer will operate and work at a fast rate.


  1. The Home User.


The home user typically needs a lot of features from a printer. The home printer likely needs to tackle all kinds of different jobs from printing out book reports to the occasionally photograph. To do this without breaking the budget, the home user is going to want to go with a multipurpose color inkjet printer. These types of printers can range very wide in terms of pricing. Some printers fitting the bill can go from as low as $40 all the way up to $500. Obviously, the higher priced printers in this range are going to offer a superior feature set and wireless connectivity.


  1. The Small Business User.


A small business printer is likely going to require to be another one of those “jack of all trades” printers. The reason is because small businesses will need a lot of functionality, but they will also likely want to save space and money. There are all kinds of small do-it-all printers that small business users should look at. These printers can include; fax machines, copiers, scanners, and printing. This is an excellent printer category for those that are currently running their own businesses and need the extra functionality and versatility that this all in one printer provides.


As you can see, choosing a printer does not have to be too difficult. By figuring out what you are going to be using it for, you can pay for only the features that you value the most and none of what you do not need. This will not only help you save a good amount of money on your next printer, but it will also ensure that you get the printer that fits your needs perfectly.

Author : Aria Meyer is a freelance writer and an active blogger. She writes mainly about fashion and technology, but she also writes about other topics too. She is currently working with several e-commerce websites to help them with content. Aria received her Bachelor’s Degree from Cal State Long Beach and is currently living in Walnut, CA. Right now, she is working closely with Meritline.com to help them grow the marketing department.