Need a new printer, should I get laser or inkjet? What make?

My printer is crappy, it's ok for black & white stuff but when I print a picture it looks dotted and smudgy. I need one that prints semi-professional looking stuff. Preferably something that doesn't smudge when a little drop of water is spilt on it. Any advise?

Asked By: gamegirl - 3/9/2009
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Lasers are faster and sharper for text. Inkjets are better for photos. Laser toners are usually expensive but print thousands of pages. Ink cartridges are cheaper but print fewer pages. If you don't use the printer regularly, a laser will hold up, but if you leave your inkjet off for days at a time, the ink will clog... More
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If you want professional quality images, the only way to go is laser. Inkjets work, but doesn't come out quite as crisp.
Answered By: Tim S - 3/9/2009
get a laser and cannon.
Answered By: tracy g - 3/9/2009
I recently bought a hp one, its cheap and does a brilliant job, pleased with it, check out the link below
Answered By: Scott - 3/9/2009
get canon cheap to run .and ebuy has canon own repair only for less than £10 +pp plus you get ink in the printer for that price too.
Answered By: ROBERT S - 3/9/2009
There is no doubt that lasers are superior in quality and you can get them quite cheap these days. However, you have to look at the running costs. Lasers are infinitely more expensive when buying toner cartridges and of course drum replacement. If you do go for laser, I personally would recommend HP but for inkjet I... More
Answered By: aresee - 3/9/2009
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