The best kind of printer and toner for you is completely contingent upon your needs. There are different types of printers, with different speeds and quality. Some have the capacity for average usage while others can handle and unbelievable amount. Some can print in color while other are only used for black documents. Some are conducive to various canvases and some are very limited.
Are you a photo enthusiast? Your best bet will probably be an HP inkjet printer. Some come with special photo cartridges that can be installed and will increase the resolution and enhance the colors by adding light cyan and light magenta to the standard black, yellow, magenta and cyan. These kinds of machines use nozzles to dispense small drops of ink, and special software is used to layer these dots for added depth and clarity.
Own a business with massive printing needs? You will certainly want a laser-based unit, like an Oki C5200 toner printer. These four cartridges that come with this unit can produce up to 5,000 pages each. Most standard cartridges can yield between 1,500-3,000 pages, but devices like the C5200 have been designed to perform at a high-volume business level.
Looking for something simple and affordable for your home or your kids’ dorm room? There are monochrome options, like the HP 1200 toner printer, which can be found used for less than $100 and new for around $200. This unit will provide high-quality text documents at a fair speed. It is reliable and does not require much maintenance, which is what most personal consumers are looking for.
There is another type of printer made by Xerox which uses only ink sticks. These do not come in a cartridge. They are kind of like crayons, and once installed are melted and the applied to the paper. These Xerox printers are capable of phenomenal quality, but tend to be pricey. However, if the environment is something you consider when purchasing electronics, a Xerox solid ink printer is definitely the most environmentally friendly option out there.