Printers are a versatile, indispensable part of any home or office. Whether you’re printing photos, school assignments or an important presentation at work, it’s important to find a Printer that suits your needs. Here are some of the key factors to consider when buying a Printer from Harvey Norman.
Colour or monochrome – If you only print text documents, monochrome Printers may be more cost effective than Colour Printers as they will have larger black ink cartridges. Colour Printers are more versatile though, as they print images and Coloured text. Some Colour Printers use separate ink cartridges for each primary Colour so users only replace cartridges when each respective Colour runs out. This helps reduce waste.
Single-use or multi-function – Multi-function Printers also photocopy, fax and scan documents. This versatility makes them ideal for students and home offices. They may take up more desk space than a comparable dedicated Printer, but multifunction Printers reduce desk clutter as users won’t need separate devices.
Resolution – If picture quality is important, consider devices that print at higher resolutions. The higher the print resolution, the smaller each ink droplet. This enables sharper picture reproduction and more vivid Colours, which will be especially noticeable if you print images on glossy paper.
Ease of use – Some Printers have one-touch printscreen functions that output what’s displayed on your computer screen. Look out for bundled software, such as image editing and scrapbooking programmes, that make it easy to start fun projects with your family.
Think green – Devices equipped with standby power modes help reduce energy consumption — and your bills. Duplex, or double-sided printing modes, also help save on paper costs and make it easier to print booklets for presentations or assignments. Even more importantly, duplex printing reduces your impact on the environment, so everyone wins.
Wi-Fi printing – Some Printers are wi-fi capable, which makes printing pictures directly from tablets, mobile phones and wi-fi equipped cameras a breeze. Wi-fi capable Printers help reduce unsightly cable clutter at home, especially if several devices are networked to the same Printer.
Speed – If several users share the same Printer, the device’s print speed may be an important factor, as you’ll spend less time waiting for printouts. If you often print large, highresolution image files, Printers equipped with more powerful processors and plenty of builtin memory will process and print such files faster than less powerful devices.
A weighty issue – Printers that can accommodate larger paper sizes as well as weights of paper –from thin stock to heavier card –may be ideal if you often prepare presentations for school or work. The greater flexibility may be just what you need to make your project stand out.
Here are some choices you can consider at Harvey Norman.
Models listed are EPSON Expression Home XP-102, HP Inkjet DESKJET Printer 3070A, BROTHER Laser Printer DCP-7060D, PANASONIC Laser Printer KX-MB1520CXB, SAMSUNG Colour Laser Printer CLP325W, HP PREMIUM Officejet Printer 6700, BROTHER Inkjet Printer MFC-J6S10DW, CANON Inkjet Printer Pixma MG-4170, FUJI XEROX S-LED Printer CM205FW, SAMSUNG Laser Printer SCX-3405W, BROTHER Laser Printer HL-2270DW and CANON Inkjet Printer Pixma MX-377
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