Printing buying guide

Printing technology has advanced dramatically in the last few years, so if you’re looking to replace an older model or are starting out with home printing, you may be surprised at the exciting and timesaving features available on modern printers.

From one-touch connectivity to high quality prints from your tablet and smartphone, there’s a printer that can easily bring your pictures, files and ideas to life.

We’ve created this guide to help you learn more about key printer features, and to find the printer that best suits your needs. While you browse, look out for products ‘Our Experts Love’ offering more advanced features and technologies.

If you’d like to view the differences for yourself, call into one of our stores and we will be happy to help find the right printer for you.

Choosing the perfect printer isn’t difficult, but there are a few things to consider before you buy.

Who will be using the printer and how often? What devices will you be printing from? What will you be printing?

Things to consider

Deciding on the type of printer before looking at brands and features can make choosing your printer much easier.



Top tips from Knowhow

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Top tips from Knowhow

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