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How to choose a printer

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Printers are divided into two main types depending on the printing technology - inkjet and laser/LED. In both categories, you can find multifunction devices that also serve as a scanner and copier. Less common are relatively niche 3D printers and business-oriented receipt printers.

Printers are divided into two main types depending on the printing technology - inkjet and laser/LED. In both categories, you can find multifunction devices that also serve as a scanner and copier. Less common are relatively niche 3D printers and business-oriented receipt printers.

First, consider these questions
  • What and how often do you print?
  • Do you place more importance on printing quality or cost-effective operation?
  • Do you need any extra features?

Choosing a printer

Inkoustová tiskárna

Inkjet printer

Inkjet printers provide excellent printing quality.

Ideal for printing photos

  • Photo printing and occasional printing of documents
  • High print quality
  • Borderless printing
Laserová tiskárna

Laser and LED printer 

Laser and LED printers are suitable for large-scale document printing.

Cost-effective document printing

  • Frequent printing of large amounts of text
  • Cheap and fast
  • Toner yield over 2000 pages
Multifunkční tiskárna

Multifunction printer

Multifunction printers can not only print, but also copy and scan.

Three devices in one

  • Universal solution for home and office
  • Ink (higher quality) and laser (cheaper printing) models
  • Can serve as scanner and copier
3D tiskárna

3D printer

3D printers can print all sorts of physical objects.

Futuristic technology

  • Three-dimensional printing
  • More sophisticated models can print in two colors
  • No material leftovers
Pokladní tiskárna

Receipt printer

Receipt printers are suitable for every entrepreneur.

For printing receipts

  • Fast and easy printing of cash receipts
  • Low operating costs
  • Paper width options

Glossary - Printers

Printhead

A device inside every inkjet printer that performs the actual printing process. The printhead moves horizontally, applying ink onto paper. Cartridges may or may not be part of the printhead. One printhead usually prints in three colours.

Cartridge

A replaceable cartridge used in inkjet printers.

Toner

Black or coloured powder (CMYK: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key - black) used in laser printers and copiers. Toner production involves various polymers.

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