One of the most important components on a network is the printer. Printers today are almost as important as the computers themselves. Think about your network. What would your network be like without a printer? Even small networks or home networks have a printer today.
How many printers do you want on your network? It is not feasible to put a printer on every user’s desk. What if some users need black and white and some need color? Do you give each user two printers? What if they need laser printing for reports but ink-jets will work fine for every other type of print job? These are all questions you must answer before buying any printers for your networks.
This is also where network printers and print servers come into ...