How to choose printers for home use?

printers for home use

Demand for printers has increased for both personal and professional life. Be it any requirement, printing a business report, or a government demand form, printers have made our lives easy and comfortable. However, what’s difficult here is to find the right printer for home use, as they have changed a lot in years, and with such updated options,  one can get complicated with the fact of, what exactly is the right fit.

So, here we have created a guide using simple explanations to help you with buying a specific printer. Make sure to check through these features before you get a printer for yourself.

Inkjet vs. laser printers- Which one to get?

On the one hand, where inkjet printers use the ink cartridges through which ink gets applied on paper, wet and rapidly dried, on the other hand, toners are used by the laser printers, which is an ink dust type, that bonds on to the paper for providing results, faster and efficient.

Inkjet printers hold a strong market as they are useful to print anything (photos, charts, and alike) faster, surpassing the counterparts of the laser printers. On the other hand, laser printers are good for office use, as it is an affordable choice, speedy and offer low-cost prints. But a laser printer isn’t as flexible as inkjet printers.

Multifunction printers

It is a good choice for home print users, as it’s cheap and doesn’t take much space. Using it, one can also scan, copy, and save the documents directly to the computers. It also has a faxing feature, which is not much in use these days. These printers are handy and help keep minimum paperwork at home.

Photo printers

For homework assignments, printing photos for memory, and alike tasks, the photo printers are the right choice. Though they lack multitasking flexibility, they offer good quality prints and the price paid for it, gets covered with the quality prints being delivered by it.

Modern paperless home printers

Due to an increase in digital works and being paperless, the demand for such printers has suddenly risen. It is the right fit, compact, for the home, and doesn’t require much ink cartridge maintenance. They have been designed specifically for works done directly from phones & laptops.

Questions to ask, before choosing a printer –

Many factors are to be considered before making a printer purchase. The below-mentioned are some specific ones to get through with.

What would be its usage? –Is it required for an occasional photograph or artwork for kids or to fulfill daily high printing requirements?

Input and output trays set-up- Print, Pull, Roll, Print, Out. These are the five steps on which modern printers work today. But it isn’t a choice with a heavier stock, lined for printing. Apart from this, some printers also offer users for having trays more than once on the front, to allow convenience over paper choice and usage. So, it’s better to check through the tray’s paper holding capacity before.

Color claims, resolution, and speed overprints- The printers of the modern world are ISO certified, the standard based on which the procedures for testing it is done. Some specifications checked as per ISO standards include the pages per minute (black-and-white and color), dots per inch (ink dots applied by the printer to the square inch of the paper, and creating high resolution and detailed prints).

Duplexing- It is the ability of a printer to print on both ends of paper is to be checked as even though most of the printers today allow by re-feeding the paper manually into the printer, to print on both ends, but doesn’t it seem like trouble?

Page yield or price per page- Manufacturers print page yield for the printers. Check it before buying one.

Network capabilities- Even though modern-aged printers offer connectivity with USB ports, ethernet, wi-fi, wi-fi direct, near field communication (in few models), it is still better to check beforehand, whether what you need is available therein.

Apart from all the points as mentioned earlier to cover, check out for duty cycle, supply costs, memory card slots, cloud connectivity, PictBridge, paper handling capacity, and alike features, which get updated in the printers from time to time. Being aware of such details saves from future issues. So, know before you invest.


A special “Thank You!” to the following generous contributors for making the Nanoleaf possible!

We sincerely appreciate your generosity and support!

$1000 Joseph Chu
$1000 Pavel Stoev
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$1000 Matthias Seidl
$1000 Stephen Watson
$1000 Peter Klose
$1000 Izumi Family

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Q1) Is the Nanoleaf Dimmable?

Ans.  The initial models of the Nanoleaf are not dimmable, however due to popular demand, we have started working on a prototype that is dimmable.


Q2)  What are the Dimensions of the Nanoleaf?

Ans.The Nanoleaf is slightly larger than a incandescent light bulb but smaller than equivalent CFL lights. Exact measurements are:

110mm Tall (including the base) x 77mm Wide (at the widest point)

4.3″ Tall x 3″ Wide


Q3) Is the Nanoleaf available with bayonet fitting?

Ans.At the moment, we can only offer the Nanoleaf with the Edison fitting. Due to the great numbers of backers/orders, our small team will focus our priority in the mass production and therefore do not wish to add anymore elements at the moment.

However, we plan to introduce the bayonet fitting as soon as we get the first deliveries on their way! Rest-assured!


Q4 ) Does the Nanoleaf work in 120AC and 200-240AC?

Ans.Yes, absolutely! The Nanoleaf was designed to operate under different country standards. We tried our best to introduce a new product that could be used in as many countries as possible. Please do note that there are two different models so be sure to select the right one for your country.


Q5)  Does the Nanoleaf ship internationally?

Ans.Yes! We ship everywhere! For orders over $100, we offer free international shipping.


Q6)  What is the weight of the Nanoleaf?

Ans. The Nanoleaf weighs 85g.

From the samples we have seen, a leading brand CFL (100W equivalent) weighs about 150g.


Q7) What is the CRI of the Nanoleaf?

Ans.There is always a trade off between efficiency and CRI.

For the moment, Nanoleaf’s CRI is about 70 and we are working to increase this factor as much as we can WITHOUT decreasing the efficiency.


Q8) Can you use the Nanoleaf in a fully enclosed fixture?

Ans.Yes! We have added an over temperature protection circuit to our Nanoleaf which allows it to work in a fully enclosed fixture.

Most LED light bulbs or CFL’s have a problem of overheating within a fully enclosed fixture, which causes the LEDs to start failing well before their expected lifetime. The reason for this is that these fixtures do not allow for sufficient air flow, thus trapping the heat inside and overheating the bulbs. We cannot claim that the Nanoleaf will work in absolutely all enclosures, but we can say that the Nanoleaf emits less than half the heat energy as compared to other LED bubs or CFLs. The chance of overheating is far lessened. After receiving various question regarding fixtures, we realized that these bulbs are going to end up in all kinds of installations. Of course, we want to make sure that the customer gets a long life out of these bulbs so that they pay for themselves over the long run. As a result,we are happy to announce that we have added overheat protection as a standard feature of every bulb. If the bulb gets too hot for whatever reason, it will automatically dim itself to prevent damage or shortened life.


About us

Award winning team customizing in home & garden design. We have vast experience of both small and large scale projects.


Nanoleaf is the product of a green technology start-up company. Our vision is to create a better world through conservation and to preserve the planet that we love. We are constantly working on energy efficient products that promote and encourage people to live more green. We hope that one day our great grand children can go on their own adventures and experience the wonders of mother nature in the same way we can today.

Our first line of products to hit the market is the Nanoleaf LED light bulbs (formerly known as the NanoLight on the popular crowdfunding site KickStarter). We were lucky enough to receive an overwhelming amount of support from the KickStarter community when we debuted our light bulb there in January of 2013, which allowed us to start mass production. Our ultimate goal is to revolutionize the lighting industry with our innovation and to light up the world while preserving our planet.

Like any start-up company, we have the talent and ideas, but we need funding and support!


The focus of our company is energy conservation. We center every aspect of our work at the Nanoleaf around creating higher energy efficiency, reducing Carbon foot-prints, and creating ecological value in all of our products. At the most fundamental level, our purpose is to create energy efficient LED lighting that is innovative and economical, so that our planet can have a brighter future.

Our Values Guide Us

Our company values guide the decisions we make, and require that we constantly improve the products and services and value that we deliver in everything we create.


We create products that are sustainable for our planet.

LED lighting is still in its early stages, which unfortunately means costs are high. However, there is no limit to how much energy the world can conserve together if we were to make the move to LED lighting on a global scale. We aim to spread the knowledge of the positive impact switching to LED bulbs can have on our planet, while also fight to keep cost low and affordable for our consumers.

The Nanoleaf is committed to delivering energy efficient solutions that work for everyone. Our ability to think outside of the box and our dedication to perfection enables us to deliver products that is both usable and economical. However, our true accomplishments are in the ecological impacts that our products will have on our planet, and the inspiration that our products bring to you. We hope to inspire more to join us in the movement for a greener future.

Customer Focus

We are focused on customer needs.

Here at the Nanoleaf, your feedback and needs are imperative to us. We are constantly listening and improving ourselves in order to produce a product that is superior in energy efficiency, longer lasting, and easily lovable. Our goal is to have our products reach as much of the world’s population as possible.

Our experts

Technology Solutions Architect
B.Sc. McMaster University | Ph.D, University of Toronto



Product Development Manager
B. Sc., University of Toronto


Operations Management
B. Sc., University of Toronto



It takes more than just talent and ambition to build a successful business. Funding is a vital part in growing our company to its full potential. We strive to produce the best quality product for our consumers. Your support will help introduce our green products to more homes and buildings in the world, and help us change the future of lighting for the better.



Ultra Bright & Energy EfficientThe first bulb of its kind to achieve 1600 lumens of brightness using only 12 watts of electricity (100W incandescent replacement). Similar bulbs that produce the same amount of lumens consume at least 20 watts of electricity.

Omnidirectional LightingThe NanoLeaf bulb projects light 360 degrees like an incandescent light bulb, providing the perfect lighting solution for all selections of lamps.

Instant-on CapabilityNo need to wait, the NanoLeaf bulb reaches maximum brightness the instant you flip the switch.

Coolest Bulb in the WorldWith little energy wasted as heat, this bulb stays cool without the need for a bulky heat-sink. You will never burn your hand when you touch the NanoLeaf bulb.


High Efficiency = Large $avings

Using the NanoLeaf can save up to 88% of electricity than incandscent bulbs, and thereby lead to a dramatic decrease in power costs. Money and energy can also be spared in maintenance and replacement costs due to the long NanoLeaf lifespan.

Longevity = Less MaintenanceThe NanoLeaf can last more than 30,000 hours of usage, compared to 1,500 hours of incandescent bulbs. On average, the NanoLeaf LED bulb lasts 10 times as long as CFL bulbs, and 133 times longer than incandescent bulbs. The longer lifespan of the NanoLeaf bulbs will dramatically reduce maintenance costs and decrease long-term operating costs compared to traditional incandescent light bulbs.

DurabilityThe NanoLeaf bulbs are far sturdier than incandescent or CFL bulbs since it does not use fragile components such as glass and filaments. The NanoLeaf is able to withstand shock and vibration.

SafetyThe nanoleaf utilizes a customized over-temperature safety feature to ensure the bulb never overheats, and is safe to use within fully enclosed light fixtures. In addition, the nanoleaf’s ability to stay cool reduces the potential for safety risks such as burns and fires.

Environment FriendlyThe NanoLeaf bulbs are made from non-toxic materials, unlike compact fluorescent lighting (CFL’s) that uses mercury that may pose a danger to the environment.

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FutureLEDs are poised to replace traditional incandescent light bulbs. LED bulbs are rapidly becoming the preferred lighting solution of both professionals and residential users. LED technology is continually advancing and improving. The future of lighting resides in LED bulbs, so lead the revolution by switching to one of the most unique LED bulbs in the world – the NanoLeaf bulb.


Made with PCBThe NanoLeaf is the first LED bulb made with printed circuit board technology. Its unique design convention allows for the many color and design options on the bulb’s surface, as well as a more innovative circuitry design on the inside.

Color TemperatureThe NanoLeaf brightens up any room with a warm white color temperature of 3500K. It’s perfect for the living room, dining room, kitchen and anywhere else requiring bright comfortable lighting.

Heat-Sink FreeUnlike other LED light bulbs, the NanoLeaf does not need a heat sink. The NanoLeaf bulb is able to operate at such high efficiency that there is very little energy wasted and lost in the form of heat.


Nanoleaf 75W Equiv.

BRIGHTNESS1200Lm (75W Equivalent)
EFFICACY120 Lumens / Watt
LIFETIME30,000 hours or ~25 years (based on 3hrs/day)
WEIGHT100 grams
MATERIALPrinted Circuit Board
USAGEIndoor Use Only
VOLTAGE100-140V or 200-270V
DESIGN OPTIONSSolid, Leaf Design
FIXTURES & POSITIONSSafe for use in fully enclosed light fixtures

Nanoleaf 100W Equiv.


BRIGHTNESS1800Lm+ (Brighter than 100W Equivalent)
EFFICACY150 Lumens / Watt
LIFETIME30,000 hours or ~25 years (based on 3hrs/day)
WEIGHT100 grams
MATERIALPrinted Circuit Board
USAGEIndoor Use Only
VOLTAGE100-140V or 200-270V
DESIGN OPTIONSSolid, Leaf Design
FIXTURES & POSITIONSSafe for use in fully enclosed light fixtures

Deluxe Nanoleaf 1800+ Lm

BRIGHTNESS1800Lm+ (Brighter than 100W Equivalent)
EFFICACY150 Lumens / Watt
LIFETIME30,000 hours or ~25 years (based on 3hrs/day)
WEIGHT100 grams
MATERIALPrinted Circuit Board
USAGEIndoor Use Only
VOLTAGE100-140V or 200-270V
DESIGN OPTIONSSolid, Leaf Design
FIXTURES & POSITIONSSafe for use in fully enclosed light fixtures