In the last of one of our articles, we talked about certain printer specifications one needs to keep in mind while choosing a printer of your choice. Further, this blog will talk about some of the additional ones-paper handling specifications- to be more precise- that may assist in getting you a printer that is right for your needs. Here are three of them!
Standard and Optional Input Tray: It is recommended that the number of sheets an input tray can accommodate in its standard configuration should supersede the number of pages you print a day – so that you don’t have to touch the tray quite often. That said a household printer could place somewhat around 100 to 150 sheets of paper in a single tray, while a business printer can hold a minimum of 250 paper sheets, whereas some of the higher-end workhorses can harbor 500 to 1000 or more pages in their standard configuration. So, if you’re someone who owns a business that relies heavily on printers, consider their models that can afford additional trays that can store the number of pages per your requirements.
Duplexing or Duplex Printing: The word is self-explanatory, duplex means both sides. Those printers capable of printing the front and the back of a page on their own are termed as duplex printers. This feature is extremely useful as it lets us save on paper, which otherwise means a reduction in paper costs. Plus, it helps to conserve the environment as some trees are spared.
Furthermore, some printers support manual duplexing which requires you to manually flip the paper over after printing on one of the sides, while others have automatic duplexing that doesn’t need any physical assistance and the printout on both the sides of the paper is generated on its own. Therefore, if duplex printing appeals to you, look for a printer model that supports automatic duplexing.
Multipurpose Tray or manual feed slot: A feature that’s designed to feed a single piece or a small quantity of thicker media- envelopes-for example. They are useful, perhaps for occasional use, as many require some fiddling before or after you print. Thus, if you wish to print on a special stock every time, scout for a printer that can allocate this special tray to accomplish your tasks.
Above were some of the pivotal printer paper specifications; one may keep in mind while selecting a printer. The hope is that considering them will be vital in getting your ideal printer.