As you can read on the title, what does that mean? And what relevance does it have to all in one printers?
Well basically it refers to what you are going to be using your printer for. Some people do a lot of writing and various projects, and they will need a printer that is capable of printing up good quality documents for them.
On the other side of the coin there are people who rarely write but are constantly taking digital photos. And when it comes to printing these up they will want a printer that is good enough to produce good quality finished photos.
So you see, simply going out and buying the first all in one printer you see isn’t good enough. What you need to do is to figure out what each printer is best for. Some will be far better for printing out documents than others, while other ones are focused more on the photography side of things.
You will normally find that printers are more likely to be advertised as an all round product. They will be able to do anything you ask of them and as a result they are good for anything. Now this is true to an extent. If you print photos occasionally and documents occasionally but you don’t have a distinct preference for either, then a good quality all round printer will do the trick. And obviously with scanning and copying capabilities as well, you get even more for your money.
But if you are more focused on one or the other as far as words or pictures are concerned, you will find that it is better to go for a printer that edges towards one or the other. It’s a matter of considering what you need and what you want to be able to do with it. Obviously when you are printing a photo you need to know that the colours are going to be true to what you want. You can do a certain amount on the actual computer before you print it off, but the picture will only be as good as the printer you use.
Documents are obviously easier to get a good quality finish on, especially if they are in black type and don’t use any colour at all. But even here you might need to use colours in some cases, perhaps for graphics and so on. So you will need a reasonably decent all in one printer to enable you to do this.
You obviously don’t need to be focused on one particular type of printing to get a good result. Most printers can do both jobs equally well, but it pays to know that some focus more on one end result than the other. These will appeal to different people, so for example a writer and a photographer will get very different printers from one another!
The key is to have your own best interests in mind. And with that done, you can enjoy getting many different uses out of your all in one printer.