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 taking your first venture into 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 in seconds.
Look out for 'our experts love' products throughout the range .These have been recommended by our product specialists for their usability, performance and innovative features.
If you’re still stuck, why not visit one of our stores and speak to one of our knowledgeable colleagues who can help you decide.
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?
It’s important to think about who will be using the printer. If only one person will print occasionally, ink price is less of a factor than if you expect to print regularly from several devices.
If you will be printing regularly, the price of ink and cost-per-page should be considered, as while a cheaper printer may have a lower initial purchase price, it could require more expensive ink.
You can use our ink selector to view the compatible ink for all the printers we stock.
As well as laptops and desktops, many modern printers allow you to print from tablets and smartphones. If you like the idea of printing from your mobile devices, look for a printer that features AirPrint for iOS or Google Cloud Print for Android. Many products in our printer range feature both.
All the wireless printers we sell are PC and Mac compatible too and connect either using your WiFi connection, WiFi Direct or an everyday USB printer cable.
It’s important to think about what you’ll be printed before choosing a printer. Smartphones and tablet users tend to predominantly print photographs, while students regularly print large amounts of text documents.
Things to consider
Deciding on the type of printer before looking at brands and features can make choosing your printer much easier.
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