Inkjet printers can be cheaper to purchase however ongoing costs can get expensive. Laser printers are typically a bit more expensive upfront but the overall costs are generally lower per print.

Ongoing costs

This is where the real difference in price is! A common issue with inkjet printers is that the ink dries up if you don’t use it often enough whereas the laser printers use toner powder avoiding this issue. Laser printers are known to be more durable and can print large quantities of mono and coloured pages frequently. Toner cartridges can print a significantly higher amount of page yield than ink cartridges so toners last longer than ink cartridges.


If you’re looking for a professional high resolution photo print then go to a photo inkjet printer as they produce vividly detailed photos with tonal variety.


Laser printers tend to print faster at between 12-100 pages per minute whereas inkjet typically prints at 16 pages per minute. Laser printers can quickly print large amounts of documents whereas inkjet printers print volume is significantly smaller.

In a nutshell

Laser is good for printing, text, documents, and can print medium quality colour images. Inkjet is good for printing high-quality photos with a wide range of colours and tonal depth.

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Whether you need vibrant colour, black-and-white printing, or more robust features to handle sophisticated document workflows. All of our copiers and printers offer built-in productivity and reliability you can count on.

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