Advantages and disadvantages of inkjet printers over laser printers.

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The most common output device is a printer. Inkjet and laser printers are most commonly used nowadays.

Compare the advantages and disadvantages of inkjet printers over laser printers.

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Advantages and disadvantages of inkjet printers over laser printers.

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Both of them have some advantages and disadvantages which are based on some factors. I will try to explain some of factors here.

·Operating Cost: inkjets have higher operating cost just because you need to refill the ink.
 
·Usage: laser printers can print with a high speed and can print more pages in a given time.
 
·Cost: laser Printers are relatively more costly as compared to inkjets
 
·Speed: laser printers are faster than inkjets.
 
·Errors: chances of errors are more in inkjets
 
·Network: on a network it is easy to use laser printers
 
So you can see both of them have advantages and disadvantages. But personally I will suggest you to buy a Laser Printer
 
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Advantages and disadvantages of inkjet printers over laser printers.

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Hello Sabeeh.

Here's what I think are the advantages of inkjet printers over laser printers:

1. Inkjet color printers are way cheaper than laser color printers.  This is why it is the more popular choice among home users.

2. Inkjet printers are usually smaller and lighter than laser printers.  Another reason why it is the choice for home users.

3. With inkjet printers, users usually have the choice to use 3rd party continuous ink supply systems (CISS) which drastically lowers the total cost of ownership of having an inkjet printer.

4. Inkjet printers consume less power than laser printers.

5. Inkjet printers do not pollute the air with microscopic particles the way laser printers do.

Here are the problems of inkjets when compared to laser printers:

1. Total cost of ownership of inkjet printers is higher when the user buys original ink from the manufacturer.

2. Inkjet printers use up ink faster forcing the user to buy ink frequently.  See problem 1.

3. Inkjet printers usually clog up after a certain period of not being used and uses up ink unnecessarily during cleaning operations.  See problem 1.

4. Inkjets usually has poorer print quality than laser printers.

5. Inkjets are not suitable for bulk and high-speed printing.

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