We’ve all needed to print something at home over the past few months: the children’s school worksheets, a work document, or a beautiful family photo

All this has made many of us consider buying a printer for our homes, but where do you begin?

Epson has put together some tips to help make choosing a home printer to print anything from holiday memories to school documents, a breeze.

Unpacking printer jargon – inkjet or laser printer?

In the past, home printer users have chosen laser printers over inkjet printers, mainly due to the misconceptions around cost and quality. This, however, is no longer the case because technology advancements have led to inkjet printers being able to offer a more cost-efficient way to print at home.

Whether you’re printing work documents, labels for organising your home or even photos, an inkjet printer is the perfect choice. They’re cost effective, and produce prints with crisp, clear text and vivid colours.

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There’s no need to break the bank with every page

The next important factor to consider when purchasing a home printer is ink-usage versus cost. Modern inkjet printers, like Epson’s EcoTank L4160 printer are cartridge-free and use ultra-high-capacity ink tanks in place of cartridges. These enhanced ink filling systems come with up to three years’ worth of ink included, making home printing a highly affordable exercise.

Wireless, mobile printing

We carry our mobile devices with us wherever we go that store our entire photo history as well as important documents. It therefore makes sense to buy a printer that offers the convenience of printing documents and pictures directly from a phone or tablet, whenever the need arises, with ease and without the need for cables.

Thankfully, many of today’s printers allow for easy, wireless connectivity that extends well beyond connecting to a computer via a USB port. These printers can connect to mobile devices over Wi-Fi, using apps like Apple’s AirPrint, Google Print technology or the Epson iPrint allowing you to print from your mobile device from the comfort of your chair.

When choosing a printer, make sure to choose one that supports wireless mobile and cloud printing services so you can print while you’re on the go

A printer should make your life easier, not more difficult

The ideal home printer is one that offers a combination of hassle-free printing, ease-of-use and is equally as easy to set up.

Printers that make use of ultra-high-capacity ink tanks in place of cartridges are especially great for busy households as spills are minimised thanks to ink bottles that are easier to open and are squeeze-free. They’re essentially a no mess, no fuss printing solution for any home.

When shopping for your next printer, choose one that’s designed to simplify your life, won’t cost you an arm and a leg in the long run and won’t compromise on performance or quality.

Find out more about Epson – leaders in home-printing technology – and its next-generation high-quality and easy-to-use EcoTank printers at www.epson.co.za.

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