How to Find the Perfect Printer for Home

Should it be a modern laser model? But the classic ink-jet printer? We present the best devices.

Ink or laser is still the key question before purchasing a printer or multifunction device. Costs and flexible control remain important selection criteria. Especially when the cloud capabilities directly to the output device do much. The tech enthusiasts including 3D printing in the eye. PC WORLD provides assistance in all matters.

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw laser multifunction printer (A4, colour laser printer, scanner, copier, fax, duplex, Ethernet, USB, Amazon Watch.

Depends on the printer

The application determines which printer or multi function device in question comes. For home an ink jet device with all-round qualities is often. It gives good results in text printing, can copy and scan, and is achieved via Wi-FI from all computers and mobile devices in the household. If you save when purchasing, you regret it mostly to maintain in the face of small ink tanks, which cause high page prices – such as in the Canon PIXMA MX495 , is to have it for about 60 euros. You can always make a bargain when a generation change is. So, Canon raises the PIXMA MG5650 with the successor ofMG5750 . Thus, the predecessor to 60 Euro falls while entering the new device with 100 euros in the market. Because the printing units are basically very mature, the differences limited often only to cloud capabilities or new generations of ink. Just leave with the older model even sleep, because there are already third-party cartridges.

For Office users, both inkjet and laser can be useful: it depends less on document authenticity on cheap price of the page, you can access to an inkjet. Unbeatably cheap stays here in the follow-up costs Epson with the Ecotank series, the ink stocks for two years on board and will be filled in tanks mounted on the side of the device. This reduces the page price far below a cent – both color and black and white prints. There are now in the second generation, are however high-priced, like the models Epson Ecotank ET-2500 shows for about 250 euros. Ink cartridges bring the Maxify series from Canon, the OfficeJet Pro series by HP or Epson Workforce devices in the usual format.Still, you come on cheap page prices, which range from 2 cents for the black and white and 4.5 cents for the coloured sheet.

Black and white and color laser printers are solutions for everyday office life like their multifunctional laser counterparts. You are eligible if you want to print text in black and white and colour graphics in the first place or document authenticity plays a role. Pure Black and white devices mark here entry – like about the Samsung Xpress M2625D for around 100 euros. Can not get irritated by the specified monthly print volume for the Samsung model: the above 12,000 sites refer to a unique maximum load. Devices of this class are designed for 200 to 300 pages per month. In addition, they come on a page price of 3 to 5 cents in text printing. This is not very convenient and useful only to sporadic print. Watch out for duplex function, to save paper.

Test: The best multi function devices

Who needs color, must invest 200 euros. The HP Color Laserjet Pro M252DW is a good printer. He is also in the mobile printing on the amount of time thanks to Wi-FI, Wi-Fi direct, and NFC. At the same time he can be controlled via a touch screen – this is handy for the stand alone functions. For the multifunctional variant you invest around 100 euros extra, how about for the HP Color Laserjet Pro MFP M277dw . You can now make the devices on the desk. They are compact and relatively quiet in operation.

The technology fan needs this

The absolute pressure fans want items in 3D. Finished devices mark the entry as theXYZprinting da Vinci junior or German Reprap Neo . They cost 400 to 700 euros. For larger object printers quickly invest several thousand euros. The trend to the large space like in the Ultimaker 2 extended 23.0 x 22.5 x 30.5 cm. Also the Wi-FI control is fifth generation becoming increasingly important – so at the Makerbot Replicator . Both devices cost around 3000 euros and are suitable for enthusiasts as well as for the manufacture of prototypes.

PC WORLD recommended: 3D of Ultimaker 2 extended

Price: Around 3000 euro
Data: Enamel layering (fused depositing modeling) / SD card slot / USB 2.0 / space: 23.0 x 22.5 x 30.5 cm (W x D x H) / LED lighting / 0.2 mm minimum thickness / printing software Cura

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