Cheap Printers Also Offer Good Quality

2009-08-27 08:38:50

Published on 2009-08-27 08:38:50

"Dirt-cheap" printers offer similar quality levels as their more expensive counterparts, an expert has suggested.

Traditionally, inkjet printers have been used in homes, home offices and small businesses while larger enterprises usually operate laser printers as they are more expensive.

Now, Jonathan Blum, an independent technology writer based in the US, said that the printer market has been dominated by a "battle" between laser printers and printers which run on ink cartridges.

In an article for the Street, he explained that developments in technology in recent years have brought both types of printers to around the same level.

"One niche of the printer market has gone unserved: cheap, larger-format printers that can handle bigger paper than standard 8.5 x 11-inch sheets but don't cost thousands to buy," Mr Blum noted.

"Now, printer makers have addressed that market. Epson and Hewlett-Packard, for example, now make wide-format, low-cost ink jet printers in the $300 (£183) range."

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