Troubleshooting Your Printer

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Troubleshooting Your Printer

When I was growing up, the only way to print something was to take it to school and hope that the technology lab could read your floppy disk. However, these days, most people have a printer at home that they can use whenever they need to. I don't know about your, but at my house, we have our fair share of trouble with our printer. Sometimes it jams, while other times we end up dealing with clogged print heads and streaky lines on our documents. Fortunately, I have learned how to troubleshoot these problems, and I want to share the solutions with you.

Need A New Copier For Your House? Top Questions To Answer

A good copier can easily last you a decade, so when you pick out a copier for your home, you really want to think carefully about what you want. You want to purchase a copier that will meet your needs now and into the future.  

Regular or Combination 

First, you need to decide if you want a regular printer, where all it is capable of doing is printing out documents, or if you want a combination printer. A combination printer is built to handle multiple functions, such as scanning documents, copying documents, and potentially even faxing documents.  

Most printers nowadays are combination printers; the selection of machines that only print is a little more limited. The truth is that a combination printer has become the standard for home printers, and should not really cost you any more than a standard printer.  

Wired or Wi-Fi 

Second, you need to determine if you want a wired printer or a Wi-Fi printer. With a wired printer, you need to connect a cord to your device in order to print out a document. With a Wi-Fi printer, you just need to connect your device via Wi-Fi to your printer in order to print something out. Most Wi-Fi printers also have wired print capabilities as well. 

When it comes to function, a dual Wi-Fi wired printer is the way to go. That way, you can easily print documents from your tablet or phone, which you may not be able to hook up to a wired printer.  

Ink Type 

Third, you need to look at the ink type. Do you print out primarily black documents? If so, you want the black ink cartridge and the colored ink cartridges to be separate so you can change them separately. You should also look up the type of ink that any printer you want to purchase uses and make sure that the ink cartridge price fits in your budget. Ink cartridges can get expensive, so be sure to see what type of cartridge the printer takes, how much the cartridge costs, and how easy it will be for you to access that type of cartridge.  

Quality Needed 

Finally, you need to consider what quality of print you are looking for. If you want to print out a lot of photos, then you are going to want to purchase a printer where one of the primary qualities is printing out high-quality photos. If you need to print out hundreds of pages of documents, you want a printer that can print documents fast. Think about what you are planning on using the printer for most, and purchase a printer where that trait is its defining quality. 

When it comes to purchasing a printer for your home, you can choose between a regular or combination printer/scanner/copier. You need to decide if you want a wired or a Wi-Fi connection, what type of ink you want, and what the top traits or qualities are that you need in your printer. Knowing these things will allow you to easily pick out your new home printer.  

For more information on printers and copiers for sale, consult a resource in your area.