All About Printers and Its Uses
Printer is an important computer peripheral that accepts text and graphic output from a computer and transmits the information to a paper. Most of the times, printers are purchased separately but sometimes they come along when you buy a computer. Printers come in variety of sizes/features and the cost of the printer depends on these factors. As a rule, the higher the colour resolution printing it offers, the more expensive it gets.
There are numerous kinds and brands of printer available in marketplace, laser printer, line printer, inkjet, thermal printer, and LCD & LED to name a few. Before buying a printer, one must look at the main factor that affects the decision making such as the purpose of printer. Whether you’re buying for home use or office use? Inkjet printers are considered to be excellent option, if you looking for home use purpose. Inkjet printer provides good quality print, it is easy to use, at the same time, and they are very cost effective. Inkjet printers are good in effective graphics prints.
While choosing a printer, one must take into account a number of different factors, like where and how often it is going to be used. If a printer is being purchased for office use, then you might want to select a printer that has the capability to handle a large volume of pages that could potentially need to be printed every day. If you rarely need to print paper, you may go for a less expensive printer like inkjet type printer. You will also have to figure out your needs as to what all features you expect in your printer or if you would like your printer to be a standalone unit. If you have a limited amount of space available, you might want to consider a printer that is integrated with a scanner or other features while selecting a printer.
An important part of ink jet printer is known as ink cartridge. Ink cartridge is a replaceable part that holds the ink which is stored onto paper throughout printing.
If your requirement is to print colour images on a regular basis, then it is suggested to go for an inkjet printer. Inkjet printers are also considered to be a best choice if you are into creating photographs on glossy paper stock. In terms of cost, colour laser printers are significantly more expensive than inkjets printers.
Ink cartridges can also be refilled besides getting replaced with a new one, by doing this, consumers extends the life of their ink cartridges and saves some cost at the same time. To refill a cartridge, consumers have to buy ink as well as other refilling supplies. It's also possible to refill the same cartridges several times, but a lot of printer owners discover the process of refilling cartridges chaotic and unwieldy. If your printer is running out of ink, you can remove a cartridge, shake it well and put it back into the printer. This process can help increase the life of your cartridge and postpone the need to replace your cartridge in the printer.
Maintenance is must of your printer, if you do proper care of your printer. The life of printer will be long and it will work effectively. Always shutdown your printer if you are not using it. Never use dirty or dusty papers for printing. Try not to have direct contact with the electrical parts of the cartridges such as chips. When you fill the cartridges, try not to fill completely, it may drive leaks in cartridges and can split on the motherboard of the printer. Do not use your printer without cartridge for a long duration, this could be a reason for the print head to dry.
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