As a graphic designer, one of the most important tools in your professional kit is a quality printer.
A high-quality printer is essential when producing prints for clients that truly reflect the hard work you’ve put into creating your designs. Not only that, but they also help you to visualise a final design or project in clear and accurate detail.
But knowing which printer is right for you isn’t always simple. With so many models out there to choose from, all with different features, levels of quality and useability, it’s not surprising that shopping for the best printer for graphic design can feel overwhelming.
While having the ability to produce visually stunning prints may be top of your list when looking for a new printer, it’s important to consider the versatility of the printer you choose. Inkjet and Laser printers both have their own unique features, which one is right for you?
The difference with Inkjet printers is in the name – they use ink rather than toner.
Inkjet printers are ideal for lower volume printing and are generally smaller and cheaper than Laser printers. Inkjet are useful when printing text and high quality coloured images like photos, but the ink can dry out if the printer isn’t used regularly.
Laser printers tend to cost more than Inkjet, however they are usually more economical in the long term with faster printing speeds and lower costs per page. If you’re looking to print larger quantities of material, with a crisp, water-resistant finish, a Laser printer might be the perfect choice.
Whichever printer you pick, size matters. From postcards to posters, if your work ranges in size, your printer should be able to tackle a range of jobs.
The right paper can take your printed design from good to great. Finding paper that works in harmony with your printer to bring your designs to life is crucial. From Inkjet to Laser, matt coated to smooth white, Perfect Colours have a huge range of paper options to choose from including canvas, vinyl, textiles and paper.
While at first glance, the price of a printer for graphic design may seem a little intimidating, you aren’t just buying a printer. You’re investing in your business, ensuring the work your produce is of the highest standard, wowing your clients and boosting your working potential.
While some printers may seem more appealing thanks to their lower upfront costs, be careful to take into consideration running costs, the price of ink, and how much essential maintenance will set you back in the long term.
At Perfect Colours, we have a printer to suit every graphic designer’s needs.
Ranging in size from 17in to 60in, with prices to suit all budgets and both Inkjet and Laser models available from HP, Canon and EPSON, we provide unparalleled service, helping you choose the best graphic printer.Browse our selection of graphic design printers, or get in touch today and a member of our team will help you pinpoint the ideal printer for you.
We're here to help. Whether you're looking to get started with a large format printer or you've been in the industry for years, our team of qualified specialists are always happy to lend a hand. Give us a call on 0845 680 9000.
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