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Different printers use different types of ink. Some use printer toner while others use cartridges. Some inkjet printers use dye-based ink and some use pigment-based ink. Some use interchangeable cartridges with others use refillable ones.
How do I choose my printer?
Generally speaking, we recommend that you base your printer choice on the volume and frequency of output. In simple terms, if you are printing lots of documents on a regular basis, it would be beneficial to invest in a more expensive, heavy-duty machine. If on the other hand, you will be printing lower volumes on an occasional basis, then a smaller, more affordable machine should be absolutely fine. All printers come with a ‘duty cycle’, which refers to the monthly volume guidelines. Pay attention to this when you are buying your printer, as you may find that the machine you were originally looking at doesn’t actually meet your needs and requirements.
Another factor to consider when shopping for a printer is what it is that you wish to print. If you intend on printing lots of images, then your ideal machine will be different to someone who wants to print lots of text.
What is a thermal printer?
A thermal machine uses heated pins to form characters on specialized, heat-sensitive paper. The printer works by sending an electric current to the heating elements in the thermal head. The heat generated activates the thermos-sensitive color part of the thermos-sensitive paper. When this comes into contact with the heat, the color changes.
Yes, of course, you can! Depending on the manufacturer or model of your machine, you will probably have to use the printer handbook to follow instructions on how to adjust the settings to suit A4 paper.