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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Office Printer?

May 22, 2015

If your printer is causing more headaches than shortcuts in your office, then it might be time to upgrade to a newer model. A good printer will improve workflow and boost productivity. Yet making the decision to invest in a new printer is just the start. With so many options on the market, it can be difficult to decide which model and functionalities are best for your office. In this blog, Pacific Office Automation, helps guide you through how to choose a printer.

If you are looking for the most comprehensive functionality, today's multifunction printers offer the most bang for your buck. MFPs offer scanning, copying, faxing and printing functionality in one device. They can also act as a records management system, by storing documents directly to your server. If you will be printing high-quality marketing materials, you might want to consider a laser printer.

Next, consider your usage needs. How many pages do you typically produce each month? You should check a printer’s estimated life cycle, especially if your printer gets heavy use.

Does your office rely on quick copy jobs? If so, you likely need a laser printer that will print large documents quickly. For a fast-paced office, a model that offers collation, stapling and folding is also a wise choice.

How your devices are connected is another important consideration to take. If your business relies on cloud computing, you will need a model that has cloud-printing capabilities.

The printer industry is fast-changing. Just some of the most recent capabilities are:

• customizable control panels
• anti-theft technology with greater protection for confidential print jobs
• greater energy efficiencies
• more efficient toners that deliver higher page yields
• smart technology for IT managers to better predict toner levels
• enhanced mobile printing options

Choosing a printer can be daunting for any business. At Pacific Office Automation, we have been offering ahead-of-the curve office technology in Oregon, Washington, and Colorado for decades. We know that every business is unique and can provide custom workflow solutions to help your company boost productivity. For more printer-buying advice, contact us today.

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