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What Are The Different Types of Printers You Can Buy in Kenya?

Printers come in different sizes, functionality and usage. In this article, we explain the different types of printers available in the Kenyan market. You can also check out our printer shopping guide to help you make the right choice when buying one.

In Kenya there are 4 major brands of Printer manufacturer’s that include: Epson, Canon, HP and Kyocera. Each manufacturer has its unique features, pricing and much more.

1. Inkjet Printers:

Epson EcoTank L3150 printer

Inkjet Printers are the most common type of printers for home use. This is because they are cheaper to buy, as at home you tend not to print much. Inkjets have tiny micro-nozzles placed on their print head, which spray droplets of ink onto the paper during printing. These printers principally do well at handling colour, for example when printing pictures and photographs, which usually tend to contain delicate hues of colour. An inkjet printer thus can do better at color reproduction as opposed to a laserjet printer. Inkjet printers are very compact and light, fitting it into tight spaces will be less of a problem. These printers are also easy to set up as compared to laser printers, their well-placed navigation buttons are so easy to understand even a toddler can operate it!!

Recommended Inkjet Printers:

Here are some inkjet printers we highly recommend to our customers at Smartbuy Kenya:

Types of  printers: epson l850

This 3-in-1 printer is one of the best when it comes to producing high quality prints. It’s easy to use and refill. The L850 is also compatible with macOS and Windows based computers. The print speed on both monochrome and color setting will amaze you even more.

types of printers: canon g3420

The G3420 is one of our favorite when it comes to print resolution at a maximum of, 4800 × 1200 dpi. A high speed USB connection plus Wi-Fi connectivity means printing jobs are seamless. Another great feature is that this printer yields up to 7,000 pages, saving you on ink costs.

2. Laser Printers:

Laser printers are enhanced for text and documents. HP laserjet printers are the most common in Kenya. If you’re printing loads of documents, such as in an office environment, a laser printer is your best choice. A laser printer works using electrostatic energy, which heats up the toner in the form of a powder, which then transfers the toner to the paper. Laser printers constantly have the lowest cost per web page. Laserjet printers utilize less ink, and might not dry out like ancient ink cartridges could.

Gone is the age when laser printers used to be only monochrome nowadays, there are awesome laser printers that can print in colour too. If you do lots of excessive-extent monochrome printing, a very good, productive laser printer can save you a lot of money ultimately.

Recommended Laser Printers

Types of laserjet printers: KYOCERA 1025

The Kyocera 1025 is a great monochrome multi-function printer, great for office use. The 1025 delivers exceptional high quality black and white documents.

HP 404DN

The hp laserjet M404DN is a monochrome printer good for business use. With print speeds of 40 PPM, this printer is definitely a bargain. The M404DN is capable of razor sharp black and white documents.

3. All-In-One / Multifunction / 3-In-1 Printers:

As the name suggests, an all-in-one printer or sometimes referred to as 3-in-1 combine the features of printing, copying, scanning and sometimes faxing in one printer. A 3-in-1 offers versatility and convenience. Most of them also feature extended features such as wireless connectivity.

Recommended 3-In-1 Printers:

epson l3150

The L3150 is among the best-selling Epson Printers at Smartbuy. It features mobile printing, an easily refillable ink tank system and a compact design.

All-In-One Printers: HP Smart tank 515

This Smart Tank 515 is one of the latest printers from Hp. It has an integrated ink tank system that delivers high quality photo prints and text documents.

4. Dot matrix Printers:

A Dot matrix is a special type of printer that uses pins and ribbons to create an image from many dots, commonly referred to as impact printing. They are an older variety of printers similar to typewriters.

Recommended Dot matrix printer:

epson lq690

The LQ690 offers fast printing speeds, high ribbon yield, a long print head lifespan of up to (400 million strokes).

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