Laser printers have traditionally been the ‘go to’ office printer, but the latest inkjet printers are delivering better energy efficient performance than ever before. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Laser printers have traditionally been the ‘go to’ office printer, but the latest inkjet printers are delivering better energy efficient performance than ever before. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

IF you are in the market for a new printer, the debate about whether to choose an inkjet or laser model has raged for decades. Key factors such as what the printer will be used for, frequency of use and budget will determine which model meets your business' needs.

Laser printers have traditionally been the "go to" office printer, but there are signs that the tide could be changing on the ground. The latest inkjet printers are delivering better energy efficient performance than ever before at a lower cost and with less waste, creating a more sustainable printing ecosystem. Inkjet printers are also extremely versatile and are capable of producing top quality prints on various types of paper.

When it comes to the suitability of a printer for any business, it is important to remember that a one-size-fits all approach is not sufficient. There are four important factors that need to be taken into account before taking the plunge.

First is cost effectiveness. Taking Epson's high ink yield business inkjet printers as a benchmark, users can benefit from lower cost per print and superior quality.

New inkjet printer models are also becoming more energy efficient and sustainable like Epson's WorkForce Enterprise printers.

With regards to speed and capacity, Epson's business inkjet printers include heat-free technology that enables printing at consistently high speeds with print speeds of up to 100ppm in both simplex and duplex.

For space requirements, inkjet printers are relatively compact in size and can easily be placed in many parts of the office.

In conclusion, the best printer for your business depends on your unique requirements.