Do you need a printer or scanner to help you get the most out of your computer for work, play and school? A good printer will allow you to create professional-looking reports or pictures and labels. A good scanner allows you to copy and store important documents and letters on your computer. At Sam's Club®, we carry a large selection of both to help meet your needs.
Before making any purchase, be sure to look at what the requirements are. This is especially true for any wireless printer or 3D printer. These requirements are generally listed as needing a particular operating system, such as Windows or iOS, a certain amount of RAM and enough hard drive space for installation.
You’ll also want to decide whether or not you want a laser printer or an inkjet printer that's a standalone or an all-in-one. Standalone models generally produce faster pages, don't take up much space and perform one general function. They are an ideal choice if you're just looking for an add-on computer accessory that just prints. All-in-one machines are excellent picks if you're looking for a printer with multiple capabilities like scanning, faxing and copying. They are ideal for home and small business offices.
When choosing a particular printer, be sure to keep in mind the ink and toner that it requires. First and foremost, you’ll want to be sure to keep the right type on hand. Laser printers use toner cartridges while inkjet printers use ink cartridges. You'll also want to consider long-term costs associated with printing from various models. Each ink or toner cartridge should tell you its yield in pages, which will then help you determine operating costs. If you’re looking at printing a lot of material daily, you’ll definitely want a machine that uses high-yield cartridges.