How to Find the Perfect Home Printer

Should it be a modern laser model? Or the classic inkjet printer? We provide the best equipment.

How to Find the Perfect Home Printer

Ink or laser is still the key issue before buying a printer or multifunction device. Follow-up costs and flexible control remain important selection criteria. Especially with the Cloud functions directly at the output device is doing much. The tech-enthusiast takes the 3D print into the eye. PC-WELT provides support for all your needs.

This Is The Case With The Printer

According to PrinterHall, you can determines which printer or which multifunction device is suitable. At home, an ink jet combiner with all-round qualities is often offered. It provides good results in text printing, can copy and scan and can be reached via WLAN from all computers and mobile devices in the household. If you save on your purchase, you usually regret it by using small ink tanks that cause high page prices-such as the Canon Pixma MX495 , which is available for about 60 euros. You can always make a bargain whenever a generational change is pending. So Canon solves the Pixma MG5650 with the successor MG5750. This means that the predecessor falls to 60 euros, while the new device enters the market with a good 100 euros. Since the printing mechanisms are generally very mature, the differences are often only limited to cloud functions or new ink generations. Especially here, the older model can be saved because there are already third-party cartridges.

For office users, both ink and laser can be useful: if you are less attracted to document accuracy than to cheap site prices, you can access an inkjet. Unbeatably favorable in the follow-up costs remains here Epson with the Ecotank series, in which the ink supply is for two years on board and is filled into tanks laterally mounted on the device. This lowers the page price far below a cent-for both colored and black-and-white prints. The models are now available in the second generation, but are high-priced, as the Epson Ecotank ET-2500 shows for around 250 euros. Ink cartridges in the usual format bring maxify seriesfrom Canon, the Officejet Pro series from HP or the Workforce devices with Epson. Nevertheless, you will find cheap site prices, which lie between 2 cents for the black and 4.5 cents for the colored sheet.

Black-and-white and color laser printers are just like their multifunctional laser counterparts solutions for the office day. If you want to print texts in black-and-white and graphics in color, or if document integrity is important, you can be considered. Pure black and white devices mark the entry-like the Samsung Xpress M2625D for around 100 euros. Do not let the stated monthly volume of the Samsung model irritate you: The 12,000 pages mentioned refer to a one-time maximum capacity utilization. Devices of this class are designed for 200 to 300 pages per month. In addition, they come at a page price of 3 to 5 cents in text print. This is not very cheap and thus only useful for sporadic printing. Look for duplex function to save paper.

Test: The best multi-functional devices

If you need color, you must invest a good 200 euros. A recommended printer is the HP Color Laserjet Pro M252DW. It is also in the mobile print at the height of time thanks to WLAN, Wi-Fi Direct and NFC. At the same time, it can be operated via a touch display-this is practical for the stand-alone functions. For the multifunctional variant you invest about 100 euros extra, such as for the HP Color Laserjet Pro MFP M277dw . The devices can now be placed on the desk. They are compact and relatively quiet in operation.

This Is What The Technology Fan Needs

The absolute pressure fans want objects in 3D. To mark the beginning of the process, you will need to use the XYZprinting da Vinci Junior or German Reprap Neo. They cost 400 to 700 euros. For larger object printers, you quickly invest several thousand euros. The trend goes to the large space as the Ultimaker 2 Extended with 23,0 x 22,5 x 30,5 centimeters.In addition, the WLAN control is becoming more and more important-as with theMakerbot Replicator fifth generation. Both devices cost around 3000 euros and are suitable for enthusiasts as well as for the production of prototypes.

By the way , you will find more useful shopping counters at the end of 2015 with us on the subject of notebooks and tablets , smartphones , graphics cards, WLAN routers andhard disks .