Best Printers for College Students

The following are some of the most popular questions and answers related to Best Student Printer:

Q: What is the best student printer?

A: There are many factors which influence your choice of a printer. These include price, features, size, ease of use, support from the manufacturer and so on.

But there’s one factor that really matters – how well does it work?

If it doesn’t, then don’t buy it!

Q: How much will it cost me?

A: You’ll have to do some research before making a final decision. For example, if you’re looking at buying a cheapo Chinese knockoff of a high-end printer, you might end up spending twice as much than what you would’ve spent had you gone with something better made in the first place.

Q: Can I get a good deal on a used printer?

A: Yes, but not necessarily. While there are plenty of used printers available for sale online, they tend to be very low quality and may even contain major defects such as dead pixels or other problems. If you want to save money while still getting the best possible product, you need to go with a brand new printer.

Q: Should I go with an off-brand printer?

A: Not necessarily. The problem with off-brand printers is that they’re not designed to be as good as the major manufacturers like HP, Epson, etc. For example, they can have lower quality parts that break more easily. They may also lack support from the manufacturer. Not to mention, their physical design won’t be quite as slick and pretty as the real thing.

Q: What are my color printing options?

A: In the past, most people went with black & white laser printers for their home or small business needs. These days, more people are doing color due to the low cost of color inkjets. There are even full-color lasers now which offer the high quality and low cost of lasers with the convenience of color.

Q: Should I choose a wired or wireless printer?

A: While either one is a fine choice, the need for a wired printer is going away as manufacturers are increasingly only making wireless printers.

Q: What size paper tray should I get?

A: If you plan on using legal paper or envelopes, then make sure you buy a printer with an extra-large paper tray. Most people today use the standard letter/A4 size so that’s what you should get.

Q: What about Bluetooth?

A: If you’re going to be connecting your printer to a mobile device such as a cellphone or tablet, then you’ll need to choose a model with Bluetooth. Just make sure to take other features into consideration as well.

Q: How much does a good printer cost?

A: While many low-end printers sell for under $50, you really get what you pay for. Expect to pay at least $75 for a low-end printer. If you want something better, expect to pay at least $100. For example, the Brother HL-L2360DW Laser Printer has great reviews and costs only $110.

Q: What about color?

A: When it comes to color vs. black & white, it’s really up to you and your personal preferences. For the best quality output, you’ll want to go with a color printer since black & white lasers tend to be lower quality. If you’re looking to save money and don’t mind the lower quality output, then a black & white laser might be better.

Q: What’s the difference between a laser and inkjet printer?

A: Laser printers use a photoconductor and laser beam to create the printed page. They’re faster, quieter, and generally higher quality than inkjet printers. On the down side, they tend to be much more expensive to purchase and replace the toner/ink costs more as well.

Q: What’s the difference between a monochrome printer and a color printer?

A: Monochrome printers print in black whereas color printers can print in multiple colors.

Q: Should I get a wired or wireless printer?

A: Unless you have a really good reason to do so, we highly recommend going with a wireless printer. They’re much more convenient since you don’t have to deal with all the wires.

Q: What are the most important things to look for in a printer?

A: 1) Cost 2) Cost of replacement ink/toner. 3)

Reliability (How well does it print and how long will it last?) 4) Print Quality 5) How Easy is it to Use 6) How Loud is it?

Q: How long should I expect a printer to last?

A: If you buy a quality printer then you should expect at least 3 years of life, but often much more. The actual life varies a lot based on use and how well you take care of it (such as keeping the area around the printer dust-free).

Q: What are some printer manufacturers?

A: Some of the more popular manufacturers are Brother, Epson, HP, Samsung, and Canon.

Q: What are the advantages of buying a printer with an LCD screen?

A: Some models have screens which allow you to view a preview of what you’re printing as well as allowing you to cancel or stop a print job if you need to. This can be very useful if you’re printing something and realize you need to make adjustments.

Q: What are the advantages of buying a wireless printer?

A: The obvious advantage is not having a bunch of cables cluttering up your desk. In addition, some people find that it helps keep the area around the printer cleaner since nothing except the power cord (which you’ll need regardless of whether it’s wired or wireless) are connected to it.

Q: What are the advantages of buying a printer with an Ethernet connection?

A: It allows you to share the printer with multiple devices (such as your TV through Apple TV) without having to deal with WiFi. This can be very useful if you want to print something from your phone or from a friends’ device.

Q: Should I buy a color printer, black and white printer, or a printer that can do both?

A: It depends on your needs. If you need to print in color, then get a color printer.

Need to print in black and white?

Get a black and white printer.

Need to print in color, but also need to save money?

Get a printer that can do both (these are often called All-In-Ones).

Q: Should I get a cheap wireless printer or a more expensive one?

A: This is somewhat subjective, but in most cases the more expensive ones are better made and will give you have a better experience. There are always exceptions though so it’s best to do your research!

Q: What are some other things I should think about when buying a printer?

A: 1) How much space do you have for a printer? 2) How much are you printing? 3) What’s your budget?

Q: What is the difference between a laser printer and an inkjet printer?

A: A laser printer uses a laser to prints while an inkjet printer uses…you guessed it, ink! Laser printers tend to print a clearer and more crisp text but are really only good for black and white prints. Inkjet printers are great at printing photos and can print in color but the text isn’t quite as sharp.

Q: What is the difference between a single function printer and a multifunction printer?

A: A single function printer is just that, it only does one thing, but it does it very well. For example, the Brother HL-2132 is a laser printer that only does laser printing. A multifunction printer (also called All-in-one) can do a couple of different things. For example, you can scan documents as well as print from them with the same device.

Q: What’s the difference between a wireless printer and ethernet printer?

A: A wireless printer uses WiFi to connect to your devices while an ethernet printer uses Ethernet (which is a wired connection) to connect to your devices. Many people prefer ethernet connections as they tend to be faster and more reliable. However, WiFi connections are easier to set up and there are more wireless printers available on the market.

Q: If I’m printing something at home, should I get an inkjet or laser printer?

A: It really depends on what you’ll be printing. Laser printers tend to be better for black and white text-only documents. Inkjet printers are better for color prints and graphics.

Q: Which is better: laser or inkjet?

A: Laser printers are more reliable and have a longer life span. For heavy use in the business environment, a laser printer is probably the best choice. For the typical home user who just wants to print pictures and the occaisional document, an inkjet may be a better choice.

Q: What is the “yield” on a toner cartridge?

A: The yield is how many pages the cartridge is supposed to be able to print. The number of actual pages that the cartridge will print before running out varies though. While some companies very rarely reach the number of printed pages in their cartridge, other companies sometimes “pad” the number of pages so they can say their cartridge yields more than it actually does.

Q: What is a drum unit?

A: A drum unit is an expendable part of some laser printers that ors a major role in the transfer process. It can sometimes cost more than the printer itself! Be sure to factor this in when purchasing a new laser printer.

Q: What is a fuser unit?

A: The fuser unit is responsible for melting the toner onto the page. It is a very important part of the printer and if something goes wrong with it, you may have to replace it. There is some variance in price among fuser units so be sure to compare!

Q: If I want to print coupons off the internet, should I get a laser printer or an inkjet?

A: For coupons, you’ll probably want to have an inkjet printer. Most sites are designed for inkjets so the coupons will turn out clearer and look better than if you had a laser printer print them.

Q: What is a “?xerographic printer?”

A: A xerographic printer uses mostly electrostatic charges to transfer the image from the drum to the paper. It’s very convenient because such printers require little maintenance. The only major part that may need to be replaced is the toner cartridge.

Q: What are the benefits of having a laminator?

A: Having a laminator can be great for preserving certain types of materials. For example, if you have a child in school who is doing a project and they need a certain colored sheet of paper for it, you can run it through the laminator to get a sticky sheet of clear plastic. The benefit of this is that the paper won’t wrinkle or get ruined by spills or other accidents.

Q: Would I be better off with a laminator or a thermal printer?

A: For the typical home or small business user, a laminator is often more practical. Thermal printers are used in the restaurant and retail industries because they can print out receipts quickly, display advertisements, menus, and other important information quickly. However, for regular home and office use, it’s just not necessary to have such a printer.

Q: How much would a desktop thermal printer cost?

A: You can find a desktop thermal printer for sale for about $200.

Q: What are the differences in printers?

A: There are many different types of printers, but all fall into one of two categories. They either use ink cartridges or toner cartridges. The only other major difference is whether the printer uses a laser or an inkjet system.

Q: What’s the difference between a laser printer and an inkjet printer?

A: Inkjet printers are generally cheaper than laser printers. However, they are somewhat more expensive to operate because they run off of ink cartridges which need to be replaced regularly. Laser printers are more expensive to buy, but the toner cartridges last longer and are often cheaper in the long run.

Tip: Be sure to get a printer that is Energy Star compliant!

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