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Printing is becoming a common task that most computer users perform on a regular basis. Also, now a days printers are able to perform multiple functions, and thus, add a lot of value to computer users who own them. However, picking the right printer has become tougher than before due to huge variety of choice. This is especially true for home users who usually buy printer for occasional use without considering any other potential use. Here we will tell you how to pick a right printer for home, whether it’s an inkjet or a laser printer. If you have a set budget, then you can skip this section. However, if you have a loose purse, then keep reading because we will tell you how to choose the printer that delivers maximum value for your money. You must ask yourself a few questions, like will you print large number of pages regularly? If yes, then you would need a printer that has a fast print speed. Are you someone who desires top quality prints all the time? If answer to both the questions is, yes, then you should go for professional level printers, otherwise, you choose a budget model. There is a perception that inkjet printers are costlier to operate than laser printers, but with the advent of ink-tank technology this gap has vanished. Also, print quality of inkjet printers have considerably improved, but still in print quality inkjet can’t beat a laser printer. Moreover, if you don’t use your printer for a long time, then inkjet printer print nozzles sometimes gets blocked while no such problem occurs with a laser printer. Does this mean laser printer is the best choice? Not necessarily. Laser is way more costly than an inkjet, especially if you go for a color laser. You can easily get a decent quality color inkjet printer at the cost of a monochrome laser and the operative costs will remain almost the same. So, are you ready to pay extra just for quality, when you can get both color and B/W prints at the same price? Now a days multifunction printers are designed to be compact and efficient, thus, making them easier to own for home users. The benefits of having an all-in-one is that you can perform many functions like scanning and copying documents, photos, etc. on a single machine. Some devices can also work as a fax machine, but it’s all about spending extra money for additional features. Although multifunction devices are costlier, but convenience does add value if you have need for it.