How to Choose Your Printer

Apr 13, 2016

At PrinterStop, we have many used and refurbished printer options to choose from, and we understand that it can be difficult to find the correct printer if you are not completely sure what you are looking for. In case you may be struggling in your selection, follow these guidelines to help you choose the best option for you:

What does it need to do?

Do you need to print in color or only black and white? Would you like your printer to also have scanning capabilities? Some printers also come with a slot for a memory card so you can print your photos immediately. We have printers that can satisfy any requirement you may have.

What is your budget?

We have printers of all prices, but we don’t want you to break the bank finding the best fit for you. Don’t worry, we have printers for every budget! Figure out what you are willing to spend on your printer, and we can help you find the perfect choice.

Do you have any technology requirements?

Some of our printer buyers want to set up the printer right next to the computer and intend to connect them to one another. Other buyers need a printer that can be accessed over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Some printers support many different devices, while others must be connected to one computer. Once you know what you intend to use your printer for and where you would like it to be placed, we can help determine what sorts of features you might be looking for.

How much does your printer need to handle?

If you only print one or two sheets a day, a simple printer will work just fine. However, if you are printing presentations and high quality photographs, you will need a photo printer. Laser printers are a great option if you will be printing over 100 sheets on a daily basis. If you are running a home office, you may consider a printer that also has a scanner and fax machine. Maybe you know you will be using thicker paper than your standard sheet, such as cardstock. If this is the case, be sure to note this when you buy from us. We can make sure the paper path is no sharper than ninety degrees--that way, you won’t have to worry as much about paper jams.

How much are you willing to pay for operating costs?

Ink cartridges and paper can be expensive, so understand your limitations when it comes to buying a printer. Depending on how much you print, you could end up spending more on printer supplies than the actual printer in the first year of having it.

After you answer all of these questions, you should have a pretty good idea of what you need. Reach out to us for more advice on what the best printer fit for you would be. Or, if you already know, order online! For our local customers, stop by and see us at 2708 Discovery Dr. Suite M., Raleigh, NC 27616. We can’t wait to hear from you.