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How To Buy a Digital Printer


The world has evolved since the days of Gutenberg, and these days, most individuals use a digital printer. However, most of these individuals do not know what to consider when buying a digital printer. The buyer should familiarize themselves with the various types of digital printers before settling on the one that will serve them best.

Step 1

The digital printer can be classified into different types which differ in terms of speed and functionality. One should decide whether they would prefer an inkjet digital printer or a laser digital printer. These two types of digital printers differ with each other in terms of speed and print quality as well as the price, and the buyer must know which features they would like their digital printer to have.

Step 2

You also have to consider the size of the documents that you would like to print. There are some digital printers that can only print the A4 size papers, while others can print A3 and A2 size papers. It is important to know the dominant size of documents that you will print before settling on the digital printer to purchase.

Step 3

The technology involved is also different in each type of digital printer and some are wireless meaning that one does not need to connect the printer to any device using a wire in order to print documents or pictures. However, this type of digital printer is quite expensive, and the individual must determine whether they are willing to pay for the technology or whether they can live with the traditional wired digital printer.

Step 4

There some digital printers which are multi-functional, meaning that they not only print, but they also scan, fax or photocopy documents. This are usually ideal for offices, and the individual should consider whether they would like a digital printer that can do all of this, or they are only interested in printing. This is because the extra features will mean that the individual has to go deeper into their pockets, and there is no need of paying for features that you may never use.

Step 5

One should also consider the type of work that they will be printing or the type of paper that will be used in the printer. Normal paper is different from glossed paper or paper used in printing pictures. These different types of paper require a different type of digital printer if the individual is to produce high-quality print products.


There are various resources at the disposal of the individual who would like to purchase a digital printer, but the most useful one is the internet. Most digital printer companies have a web presence, meaning that the individual can read reviews from users as well as professionals before deciding which the best digital printer to buy.

Sources and Citations

There are also a lot of coupons from various websites which will provide the buyer with a discount on their purchase, thus making it significantly cheaper to own a digital printer. The individual should browse around the internet in search of websites which offer such coupons, as this will help them to save quite a lot of money.

By Stanculescu Mihai Bogdan, published at 03/16/2012
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