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Welcome to my technology blog. My name is Kat, and I have been an avid fan of technology for years. In my professional life, I am a restaurant owner, but I have dabbled in everything tech-related from building computers to online marketing to basic programming. In this space, I want to focus on brilliant innovations in technology. When I am not at the restaurant with my husband, you can find me curled up with my kids watching videos on their tablets, checking out new video games on our favourite consoles or other tech-related entertainment. Get comfortable, and explore these posts. I hope they inspire you to learn or do new things with technology.

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A Quick Buying Guide to Desktop Printers

by Mario Carmona

Desktop printers are not all alike, and choosing one based on its price alone can be a mistake. You need to ensure that you buy a printer that will deliver the quality you need and which will work as quickly as you expect so that your productivity is not slowed down by a low-quality, cumbersome printer. Note a few things to keep in mind when you're ready to choose a desktop printer, for home or for the office.

1. Wi-Fi connection

Some years back, a printer would be connected to office machines through the company's intranet or computer mainframe. You could select the printer from your computer, but you needed this connection in order to send jobs to the unit. Today, however, many people appreciate being able to send print jobs from a remote location or from their smartphone or tablet. A printer should be equipped with Wi-Fi so that it can get those commands and signals through a wireless internet connection. This will allow someone to actually print a job by sending it over an internet connection from anywhere, or by using their tablet or smartphone when on the job.

2. Print rate

The print rate tells you how quickly documents can be printed, and this is very important to consider if you print more than the occasional letter or internet page. If you're a student and need to print large amounts of text, you need a higher print rate. For a busy office, it's also good to have a high print rate so that jobs don't hold up everyone's work. However, for home use or very small offices, you might save some money by choosing a printer with a much slower print rate overall.

3. DPI

DPI or dots per inch tell you the clarity of color prints you can expect. This refers to how many actual ink dots are in every square inch of printing. The higher the DPI, the more color clarity of a print. If you print photographs or marketing material, you want a printer with a high DPI or dots per inch so that the pictures and graphics are much clearer. A lower DPI will result in pictures that seem blurry and which will have less color clarity. Note that the higher the DPI, the more expensive the printer will likely be, so don't overspend on a high DPI rating if you rarely print photos or aren't concerned with the quality of graphics on your prints. For more information on printers, such as canon printers, contact a local computer store.

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