Do you want to buy a printer, maybe a multifunctional one? Very well. Still, what would you say if you took a look on the following before you do that? Just so you don’t say you didn’t know. They aren’t pieces of advice, rather a few propositions that if you take in account, you will congratulate yourself for the perfect choice you made, and if you won’t, most certainly, sooner or later, you’ll probably refret it. So:

  1. Pay great attention to supplies!
  2. All producers ensure printing of hundreds of pages with only one cartridge, but none mention that this thing is available if you give up quality for draft printing, meaning the lowest level of quality, when the text is barely readable at an overlay of 5% or less on the page.
    The reality is different and most of us know it: cartridges last for a little while and cost very much, the price of a new set of cartridges being very close to that of a new printer.
    So, my proposition is to make sure that the printer (may it be an all-in-one) you wish is compatible with the a CISS system or with refillable cartridges. You can easily do that by going to or by sending an e-mail to

  3. Avoid the equipments that use supplies with the printing head incorporated on the cartridge.
  4. Although, theoretically, you will find CISS systems for them in the market, these are not very reliable in functioning because of the printing head which is of a poorer quality, being designed to hold on for only a short period of time until the cartridge wears out and you have to buy a new one. My recommendation? You should take a look at the middle or top range products with far superior performances and which use a permanent printing head, detached from the ink cartridges. To get acquainted with the compatible models, I’ll redirect you once again to

  5. A simple printer or an all-in-one printer (multifunctional)?
  6. If the price is right, I’d go for an all-in-one printer. It’s just as reliable as the simple printer and most times uses the same printing system. The difference is that you’ll be glad of your choice when you’ll have to scan something or make an urgent copy of a document.

  7. Inkjet or lase?
  8. My recommendation is inkjet. It’s more flexible, giving you the possibility of printing both black and white and color, on normal or glossy paper and, not to be neglected, it’s much cheaper and takes less space. Laser printers usually print only black and white and, generally, on normal paper. A laser printer that also prints color is much more expensive.

  9. For home.
  10. Although less expensive printers are efficient too, I’d go for a multifunctional from the middle range, these being more reliable in time and more silent. In order to print pictures on glossy paper and text documentes, you don’t need high speed, network interface, duplex or other expensive options. Practically, I’d recommend a Canon MG5150/MG5250 or a Epson Stylus SX235/SX425/SX525.

  11. For office.
  12. Because this is where you’ll probably print a lot of documents, two-sided pages most of the time and the fax is still an important tool in business, I think you should consider a fast all-in-one printer with duplex (two-sided printing) and fax. Anyway, something like that shouldn’t be missing from your office. If more colleagues of yours need to use the same printer, you’d better choose one with network interface and/or wireless included. My recommendations go towards a HP Officejet 6500, a Epson Stylus BX/SX625 or PX820.

  13. Passionate about photography and overparticular with printed images?
  14. In this case, I think you need a photo printer which appart from ¥regularµ ones, it ¥assemblesµ/composes images by using more basic colors (5, 6 or 8 instead of 4 like normal printers) and which prints text or graphic documents just as well as photographies. One thing to keep in mind is that, usually, photo printers can also print on printable CD’s/DVD’s (which you should be able to find in any hypermarket). My recommendations for such printers go to Epson Stylus Photo P50 or Canon Pixma iP4850/4950, as for a multifunctional, Canon MG5250 or Epson PX720/820.

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Vrei sa-ti cumperi o imprimanta, un multifunctional? Foarte bine. Ce-ai zice insa ca inainte de a o face sa arunci o privire asupra celor ce urmeaza? Nu de alta, dar asa, sa nu zici ca n-ai stiut. Nu sunt sfaturi, sunt doar cateva propuneri de care daca vei tine cont, probabil ca te vei felicita considerand ca ai facut alegerea perfecta, daca nu, cu siguranta, mai devreme sau mai tarziu, probabil ca vei regreta.

  1. Mare atentie la consumabile!
  2. Toti producatorii iti asigura tiparirea a sute de pagini cu un cartus dar niciunul nu mentioneaza ca acest lucru este valabil in cazul in care renunti la calitate si tiparesti “draft” adica la cea mai slaba calitate, cand textul este abia lizibil, la o acoperire de 5% sau chiar mai putin pe pagina.
    Realitatea este alta si cei mai multi dintre noi o cunoastem: cartusele tin putin si costa foarte mult, pretul unui set complet de cartuse apropiindu-se sensibil de pretul intregii imprimante.
    Asadar propunerea mea este sa te asiguri ca imprimanta sau multifunctionalul pe care ti-l doresti este compatibil cu folosirea unui sistem CISS sau a cartuselor refilabile. Poti verifica usor daca exista sau nu CISS pentru un anumit model de echipament accesand sau trimitand un email la

  3. Evita echipamentele care folosesc consumabile cu capul de imprimare incorporat pe cartus.
  4. Desi teoretic pe piata vei gasi CISS-uri pentru ele, acestea nu sunt foarte fiabile in functionare datorita capului de imprimare care este de calitate mai slaba, fiind proiectat sa reziste doar o scurta perioada de timp, pana se consuma cartusul si eventual cumperi altul nou. Recomandarea mea ar fi sa te orientezi catre un echipament din gama de mijloc sau de varf, care are performante net superioare si care foloseste un cap de imprimare permanent, separat de cartusele de cerneala. Pentru a te familiariza cu modelele compatibile iti recomad din nou sa accesezi

  5. Imprimanta sau multifunctional?
  6. Daca pretul este bun, eu as alege un multifunctional. Este la fel de fiabil ca si imprimanta echivalenta si de multe ori foloseste acelasi sistem de imprimare. Diferenta este ca in plus, te vei bucura atunci cand vei avea nevoie sa scanezi ceva sau sa faci urgent o copie a unui document.

  7. Inkjet sau laser?
  8. Recomandarea mea este inkjet. Este mai flexibil avand posibilitatea sa tiparesti si alb negru si color, pe hartie normala dar si pe hartie foto, si deloc de neglijat, este mult mai accesibil ca pret si ocupa mai putin loc. Laserul tipareste in general alb/negru, doar modelele scumpe putand tipari color, si in general numai pe hartie normala.

  9. Pentru acasa
  10. Chiar daca si cele mai putin scumpe sunt eficiente, eu as alege un multifunctional din gama de mijloc acesta fiind mai fiabil in timp si mai silentios. Pentru a tipari poze pe hartie foto si documente text, nu ai nevoie de o viteza de top, interfata de retea, duplex sau alte optiuni scumpe. Concret, eu as recomanda Canon MG5150/MG5250 sau Epson Stylus SX235/SX425/SX525.

  11. Pentru birou
  12. Pentru ca aici vei tipari probabil multe documente, frecvent fata-verso iar fax-ul a ramas inca un instrument important in afaceri, cred ca ar fi bine sa te gandesti la un multifunctional rapid, cu duplex (tiparire fata-verso) si fax. Oricum, asa ceva nu ar trebui sa iti lipseasca din birou. Daca e nevoie sa tipareasca mai multi colegi la acest echipment, ar fi bine sa alegi unul cu interfata de retea si/sau wireless inclusa(e). Recomandarea mea ar fi un HP Officejet 6500, un Epson Stylus BX/SX625 sau PX820.

  13. Pasionat de fotografie si foarte exigent cu imaginile tiparite?
  14. In acest caz cred ca ai nevoie de o imprimanta foto care spre deosebire de imprimantele “normale”, compune imaginile folosind mai multe culori de baza (5, 6 sau 8 in loc de 4 pentru echipamentele normale) si care tipareste la fel de bine documente text sau grafice ca si fotografii. De retinut este ca de regula imprimantele foto pot tipari si pe CD-uri/DVD-uri printabile (care se gasesc de obicei in orice hypermarket). Recomandarile mele pentru imprimante ar fi Epson Stylus Photo P50 sau Canon Pixma iP4850/4950 iar ca si multifunctional, Canon MG5250 sau Epson PX720/820.

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