Advantages and Disadvantages of LaserJet Printers

LaserJet printers are one of the most popular types of printers because they’re accurate, fast and easy to use. LaserJet printers are available in a wide range of models, from simple mono laser printers that can handle simple documents to color laser printers that can handle high-volume production.

The laser printing process works by passing an electrical charge through toner powder which is invisible to the naked eye. The toner then reacts with a photosensitive drum and builds up a layer of print that can be visible under UV light.

Below are the advantages and disadvantages of laserjet printers:

Advantages of LaserJet Printers

1. Quiet operation

No moving parts mean there is less noise when printing, and the absence of ink cartridges and paper feed trays makes them much less noisy as well.  This makes it easier for people who work in open offices to concentrate on their work without being interrupted by loud noises from other people around them.

In addition, laser printers don’t have an internal drum unit; instead, they rely on toner dust to produce printed images by converting them into tiny dots that can be used in place of ink by placing them on a page.

2. High-speed printing

The printing speed of a laser printer is measured in pages per minute (ppm). A laser printer can print at speeds up to around 20 ppm, compared with about 8 ppm for an inkjet model.

The reason why laser printers are so much faster than their counterparts is that they do not use cartridges filled with ink or toner instead, they use high-powered lasers that produce text and images directly onto the paper.

3. Large paper capacity

The first advantage is that the printer has a large paper capacity. It can handle many sheets of paper at once. This allows you to print on multiple pages without having to change the paper.

4. Stable

Laser printers are more stable than inkjet printers. The main reason for this is that laser printers have fewer moving parts and their components are built to last longer than those in an inkjet printer.

5. Long life

A laser printer also has a longer life expectancy, which means you won’t need to replace it as often as you would an inkjet model.

6. Better for printing text and line art

A laser printer can print sharper text and line art than an inkjet printer because it has a higher resolution, which means that it’s able to create smaller dots per inch (DPI) to achieve sharpness. This is important because if you want your documents or images to look crisp on paper, then you will want them printed at high DPI settings so that there aren’t any blurry areas where two lines meet up or letters overlap each other too much.

Disadvantages of LaserJet Printers

1. Expensive

Laser printers are expensive to buy. The initial cost of a laser printer can be more than twice that of an inkjet printer, but you get what you pay for in terms of quality.

2. High maintenance cost

Laserjet printer maintenance

In addition, if your print head wears out on any given cartridge after several hundred pages, it’s going to require replacement because the drum inside has been worn down due to wear over time.

The more expensive models use toner cartridges that need replacing every few months—but this is offset by the lower cost per page printed with a laser printer compared to an inkjet model which uses less toner.

3. Not great at images

A laser printer can be used to print text and graphics, but it will not reproduce photos or images very well.

If you are looking for a good all-in-one solution that will work well with your home documents, consider using an inkjet printer instead of a laser one. Inkjets produce high-quality photos and text documents much more easily than lasers do because they use dye instead of toner.

4. Difficult to fix

Difficult to clean, difficult to replace parts and hard to fix if something goes wrong.


LaserJet printers are a great choice for businesses that need to produce large volumes of documents. They are also well suited for home use, as long as you have the space and know-how on how to best use them.

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