Inkjet｜The most commonly used printer technology with home users. Inkjet printers work by propelling extremely small droplets of ink onto paper to create an image, the dots are placed very precisely with resolutions of up to 1440x720 dots per inch (dpi).
Laser｜Designed for frequent use, laser printers are ideal for home offices and larger businesses. Laser printers use a laser to build up a pattern of static electricity. The static electricity attracts onto the page a kind of powdered ink called toner.
Wireless Printing｜Wireless printers connect to your device through using your home WiFi network and can be accessed from anywhere in your house. Multiple devices can be connected to a Wireless Printer – the perfect printing solution for a busy home!
Mono｜Monochrome Printers exclusively print black and white documents, they feature higher print speeds than typical inkjet printers and are typically used by businesses.
Wi-Fi Direct / Wireless Direct｜WiFi direct provides the ability to wirelessly connect your printer to your device, without the need for a WiFi signal. Ideal for homes and offices without an accessible WiFi network or as a backup if the office WiFi were to fail.
Apple AirPrint｜Apple AirPrint allows you to print directly from your Apple iOS device. There is no need to download additional software, as airprint comes as default on most devices.
Google Cloud Print｜Google Cloud print allows you to print directly from your tablet, smartphone or any android device. It is included on all Android devices so there is no need to download any unwanted software. Simply create / Login to your Google account to get started.
NFC｜Near Field Communication is a relatively new innovative feature for printers. It allows two devices to connect by simply touching or being close to eachother. Both devices must be NFC compatible for this feature to work.
Email Printing｜Email Printing (E-Print) allows you to print from anywhere with an active internet connection. It is available on selected HP Printers and acquires its own, personal email address in which you send your documents to be printed.
PPM｜Pages Per Minute (PPM) is the primary unit of measuring a printer’s speed. It measures the amount of standard A4 pages that can be printed in one minute.
IMP｜Similar to PPM, this stands for Images Per Minute and is the second established unit of measuring a printers speed. It refers to the amount of standard A4 pages that can be printed within one minute, taking into consideration a fixed resolution.
DPI｜Dots Per Inch (DPI) measures the resolution of a printed image. It refers to the volume of dots that can be fitted into one square inch. The higher the number, the better the resolution – something to look out for when choosing a printer for photo printing.
Auto Duplex｜Auto Duplex is a convenient feature that allows you to automatically print on both sides of the paper, a cost-effective feature that also benefits the environment.
ADF｜An Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) allows you to scan or copy multiple documents automatically, without having to manually process each page.
Bypass Tray｜A Bypass tray is an alternative tray for loading paper or special media into the printer. You can use this tray to print onto mediums such as transparencies, envelopes and labels.
LCD Screen｜Some printers include a touch screen to help your preview and manage print jobs. This makes it incredibly easy to control and complete simple print, copy and scan jobs.