The Difference Between Laser and Inkjet Printing

Copier Supply Store has been in the business of selling great printers, discount printer parts and discount toner for over 40 years. If there’s one thing we know well, it’s the printing business and how to get it at the right cost. With that in mind, we decided to tackle this fairly common question in the printing business: What’s the difference between laser and inkjet?

The Basics

Inkjet printers use a liquid ink that’s sprayed onto the paper to create the desired image. Laser printers use toner, which is a fine powder that is applied to the paper and then heated; the result is the image being ‘melted’ onto the page. Finding discount laser toner is the key to maintaining your laser printer at a low cost.

Difference between Laser and Inkjet Prices

You might be surprised to learn that there is no real difference in price when you factor in the additional costs. What that means is that inkjets are cheaper to buy, but they come with starter cartridges that need to be filled almost immediately. So, you’ll be spending your savings on the printer cost, by having to purchase inkjet cartridges, making it cost the same as a laser printer.

So, here is where the decision can get a little more difficult: deciding which the best is for you. Since price does not really matter when choosing between a laser and inkjet printer, Copier Supply Store has guides to determining how much you are printing, and purchasing based off of printing volume.

Laser versus Inkjet Quality

The difference between laser and inkjet quality comes down the laser. For black and white, small fonts and speed, the laser beats out the inkjet hands down. IT’s also a little cheaper to run. So long term you will also be saving money and producing high quality images. However, the colors on the inkjet will beat out the laser; except for small fonts.

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