Any time you're in the market for a new printer, the unavoidable question emerges, "Laser or Inkjet?" It can be an intimidating question for people who don't know the difference. Here is what you need to know when deciding which printer to get for your labeling projects.
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Deciding which new printer to get can be a pretty tough decision. It can go a little deeper than which price looks the best on the shelf. There are a few long-term factors to consider before making a purchase.
An inkjet printer propels tiny droplets of ink onto the paper during printing, which then must dry. They are the most common type of printer due to their low cost, high quality of output, capability of printing in vivid color, and ease of use. Unfortunately, frequent ink cartridge replacement may drive up the daily operating cost.
Laser printers use a special laser to produce an electrically charged image on a drum, which is then rolled through powdered toner. The toner then fuses onto the paper using heat. Laser printers have traditionally been used for business applications because of high printing speeds and ability to handle large volume printing. In general, laser printers tend to be more expensive than inkjet printers.
|Printer Compatibility Chart|
|Material||Material Code||Inkjet Compatible||Laser Compatible|
|Standard White Matte||WX|
|Removable White Matte||WR|
|White Gloss Inkjet||WG||-|
|White Gloss Laser||WS||-|
|Weatherproof Matte Inkjet||WJ||-|
|Weatherproof Polyester Laser||LP||-|
|Weatherproof Gloss Inkjet||WI||-|
|Clear Gloss Laser||CL||-|
|Clear Gloss Inkjet||CK||-|
|Clear Matte Inkjet||CJ||-|
|Clear Matte Laser||CX||-|
|Blockout for Laser||BT||-|
|Weatherproof Silver Polyester Laser||SP||-|
|Pastel Colors||GX, BX, YX, PX|
|Fluorescents||FG, FY, FP, FO, FR|
|True Colors||TB, TC, TE, TG, TY|
|Foil for Laser||SF, GF||-|
|Foil for Inkjet||SI, GI||-|
Whether you decide to go with an inkjet or laser printer, OnlineLabels.com has you covered with our large selection of materials and sizes available for both! For more printer support and label sheet material information, visit our forums.
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