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The Ultimate Printer Buying Guide

Are you looking to buy a printer in the near future? If you are but are unsure of what type of printer to buy, then you are in the right place. In this article, we are going over each of the main styles of printer available, what makes them such an attractive choice, and why you might need a printer at all.

Why You Need a Printer

Printers may seem a little dated to some, but if you are working from home, then we would argue that a printer is an absolute necessity. However, even if you are not working from home, there are a few reasons why having a printer on standby around the house can be a really valuable thing.

  1. Printers are convenient: We have all been there, it’s 2am, you have an assignment due to hand up in a few hours, and you need to get it printed out into hard copy form. This is where having a working printer in your home can be a lifesaver. Sometimes you may not be able to make it to a library or a printing shop on time, so having one nearby can really help.
  2. Time is money: If you are working from home, then this is a given. It is not just work documents that you will be printing. Most printers have coloured ink capabilities and with that, you can print reports, pictures, calendars or projects.
  3. You have full control: Yes, getting used to your printer might be difficult work, but once you get the hang of the settings, it is actually very simple to use. Different styles of printers can have specific features, so make sure that you know what features you are looking for or would like before you commit to buying.

Types of Printer

In-store here at DID, we stock a wide range of printers from leading brands like Epson, Canon, and HP. Yes, before you ask, we also sell ink cartridges, and you can regularly find it on sale both in-store and online.

Wireless Printers –There is a range of benefits associated with buying a wireless printer. Admittedly, these printers can be more expensive than others on the market, but that is with good reason. For one, a wireless printer does not need to be right beside your computer or laptop to work. In fact, you can have a wireless printer in its own little area of your home and others around the house can use it with minimal fuss. This saves you and your roommates having to either buy separate printers or get in each other’s ways’ when you are working. With a wireless printer, printing documents is easy, modern, flexible, and seamless. A perfect choice if it is something that you can budget for.

Single and Multi-Function Printers – These styles of printer don’t need much explaining. They are exactly what they say on the tin (or the box). A single function printer has one function, and that is to print. A multi-function printer has different set of functions that extend beyond printing such as scanning, faxing, and photocopying.

Solid Ink Printers - A solid ink laser class printer is designed to save packaging money and space. The technology is a unique type of tinting, which is previously melted into a fluid. Although inkjet printers directly stream into the paper, solid ink printers are different when the ink is poured into the drum. These printers have high-quality colour reproduction, have a low melting temperature when it comes to their ink, and are surprisingly good for the environment. A solid (get the pun) choice.

Laser Printers – These are one of the most common styles of printers and you will find a massive range of these in-store and online on our website. How does it work? Well, the technology for printing text and images uses a laser photocopier. Whenever some paper is written, a laser beam draws it with an electric charge on the selenium-coated base. It is rolled into toner when the drum is charged. The ink follows the picture on the drum, and from there, the tin is mixed with the paper and spread over the sheet. It sounds complex, but it works, and the laser printer is one of the most reliable and efficient styles of printers on the market. Want to hear something even better? You can pick a laser printer up for less than


Laser Printer

Are you looking to buy a new printer and want to browse our collection? Get in touch with your local store, or call our online sales team, who will be happy to assist! We have regular online and in-store exclusive deals and offers, so be sure to check them out today.