Here are some tips on how to choose and buy the printer that would suit your needs:
List down your needs. If you are going to print tons of color copies, then a laser-jet printer wouldn’t be advisable as they have expensive cartridges. There are all-in-one printers available in the market but if you have existing peripherals such as a state-of-the-art scanner, or if you have open memory on your computer, then there is no need for you to buy a printer with these options (unless, of course, you’re planning to give your other stuff away).
You may want to opt for a printer with built-in storage. This can eliminate multiple transfers of files, especially of images. Instead of transferring images from camera to computer to printer, you can simply transfer files from camera straight to the printer.Another option to consider is buying a printer that is also wireless or bluetooth capable.
Always check the quality of the printer. First, look at the cartridge if it is able to use more variety of colors. Next, check how many pixels at which it prints. A good printer usually prints at 4 mega pixels, at least. For smoother printing, check if the printer has a tracing software.
Before buying, compare prices by inquiring at stores, or by going online. Check user reviews. Don’t forget to check the warranty too. Make sure that you get extended warranty.