One printer is as good as another, right? The idea is to be able to transfer your electronic media to paper, and one machine can do it as well as any other. Unfortunately, it’s not this simple, and this idea couldn’t be any further from the truth. In actuality, computer printers perform all sorts of functions, in addition to simply printing. And, of course, there are printer-specific functions to keep in mind before deciding which device to buy, including power consumption, ink consumption, printer speed, and quality.