Allinone printers not always cheapest option warns association
A technology association in Germany has predicted sales of all-in-one printers to rise but has warned consumers to be aware of price.
Germany's Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media has predicted sales of all-in-one printers to rise but has warned consumers it may not always be cheapest.
All-in-one printers allow businesses and home computer users the benefit of less cables, lower cost by avoiding multiple equipment purchases and they also take up less space.
But a range of experts have warned consumers to work out what is the best set-up for their needs - and aspects such as ink cartridges and toner cartridges - before making a purchase of a printer.
Dirk Lorenz, of Germany consumer protection magazine Stiftung Warentest, said: "Before spending any money, a person should consider what they need the equipment for and what they want to do with it.
"If I am going to be doing a lot of printing then it pays to spend a little more for a better printer and then to save money on ink."
A recent survey by the magazine in September showed there were huge differences in the price of printer ink when it came to printing out an A4 photo.
By Canzil Ahmed