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Knowing The Differences Between Laserjet And Inkjet Printer Ink Cartridges

2010-10-07

The type of printer ink cartridge you choose is determined by whether your printer uses inkjet or laser technology. There are many differences between laserjet printer ink cartridges and inkjet printer ink cartridges. This articles explorers some of the differences between the two and also talks about the advantages and disadvantages of using these ink cartridges.

As the names suggest laserjet printer ink cartridges are used in laser printers and inkjet printer ink cartridges are used in inkjet printers. An inkjet printer prints documents by using individual printer ink cartridges that spray the pages with small jets of ink. They use liquid ink similar to the ink in ink pens. On the other hand, laserjet printer ink cartridges use powder ink, called toner, for printing.

There are many advantages to using inkjet printer ink cartridges. They are cheaper compared to laserjet printer ink cartridges. This is because the technology used in inkjet printers is cheaper. Also, they use less energy compared to other printers. This means that inkjet printers are more popular among home users.

Even though inkjet printer ink cartridges are cheaper, there are several disadvantages. One of them is, while the costs for the cartridges are low in the beginning in the long run the costs could even out. This is because inkjet printer ink cartridges don't last long and will need to be replaced quite often. This, of course, will depend on the printer model that you own. Also, inkjet printers are slower and the quality of the prints produced by inkjet printer ink cartridges are not that great compared to other ink cartridges.

Moving on to laserjet printer ink cartridges and laser printers, these are best suited for offices because of the higher print quality and efficiency that these printers and ink cartridges provide. Laser printers can print more pages per minute and return lower cost per page, compared to inkjet printers. Laser printers are durable and can handle more print jobs. This is especially useful for offices where the number of print jobs can be extremely high.

Just like inkjet printer ink cartridges, laserjet printer ink cartridges also have some disadvantages. In most cases, laser printers are expensive compared to inkjet printers. Though laserjet printer ink cartridges offer high quality document prints, the same cannot be said about photo prints. If you want high quality photo and graphics prints, an inkjet printer is the best option.

There are several differences between inkjet printer ink cartridges and laserjet printer ink cartridges. Before purchasing a printer, it is imperative that you compare all the differences and select a printer that is best suited for the type of printing that you will be doing.

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