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Because you work online doesn’t mean you no longer need a printer but there are 3 things to consider before buying a printer. To get the job done properly buying the correct office equipment for you and your business is important.

Business printers are one of the most complicated office pieces due to them having a lot of movable components. Even if you need one in your home office – it’s important to get the right one for YOU.

No matter the size of your office or organization, selecting the correct model for your business is a huge decision. You need to be mindful of a few things.

3 Things To Consider Before Buying A Printer

In this article, I’ve listed three things to consider before buying a business printer.

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 Identify the Right Printer for Your Business

There are many business printers to choose from. The decision you make should be contingent on the needs of the organization. And also any additional features you’d like to see added to your printer of choice.

Another thing you have to consider is the space the printer will occupy. Think about what you’ll need to use the copier for. Also, think about the amount of output you’ll require your printer to process.

Think about your budget and whether or not your business operation needs a color printer.

Of course, there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing ink with 2 main options:

  • Laser printers that use powdered toner.
  • Inkjet printers that use ink cartridges filled with tinted liquid ink and additives.

There are others likes 3D printing inks in a wide range of colors and tend to be pricey.

Printing Output and Type of Documents 

Before buying a printer for business use, you need to carefully consider the amount of output you’ll require from the photocopier you’re considering. The content of what you are printing is also important.

Questions to ask yourself, as the one responsible include: are you a big team that will be utilizing the printer often? Do you only need to print in black or white or color? Is your team small and doesn’t need a printer all the time? Do you need to print from a mobile device on the run?

That said, organizations that need to print big volumes of documents need to think about the printer’s capacity to handle large prints.

large print jobs

In addition, you need to consider what you’ll need to print. For example, photographers and graphic designers usually work with big files and therefore need a printer with additional memory to prevent incomplete tasks from happening.

These types of documents demand higher levels of quality print.  Just assess your situation and see whether you’ll require a photocopier that can take care of small or big volumes of print. In essence, you’ll need to consider the size, quality, type, and quantity you’re going to print.

Functionalities of Your Printer

Think about whether your company requires a printer with additional functions before making your decision. A multifunction copier, for instance, it’s a good consideration as it comes with added features like scanning and faxing.

Business leaders have discovered that if they put money into buying a versatile business printer, they save a lot of money in buying other printing equipment in the long run.

Also, a multifunctional printer can save you a lot of space if you work in a small office.

save time and space on your printer

Lastly – 3 Things To Consider Before Buying A Printer

Think about the security features you’d like added to your business printer. You need to consider adding security features because photocopy machines and printers are linked to the internet. Making company documents and information vulnerable for hackers to get.

Most business printers have progressive security settings, that permit the owner to control various levels of access. For instance, you could allow your employees to have complete access to your printer’s functions and features but you can limit visitors to using photocopy elements only.

Regardless, how you decide to set the security levels on your new printer, depends on you. But it’s definitely an issue to think about and enquire about when you are on the hunt for a new printer for your business.

Your Turn

Do you find yourself printing things often?

Have you purchased a printer recently for your business or home office? I’d love to know more in the comments.

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  • Hi Lisa, There is nothing more frustrating than a printer that doesn’t print when you need to print! For years we had an inkjet printer. What a pain, and the ink cartridges are crazy expensive for what you get out of them. When we started homeschooling and I needed to print of 20+ page work books we bought a brother laser multifunction copier in color. I absolutely LOVE it. The only thing I don’t do with it is fax (because I have no reason to). We have all our laptops and phones connected to it so we can print from any device. It is so dang handy.
    SharlaAnn

    • Hi SharlaAnn, right? I’ve been there! Very good to know about your laser printer experience. Good for you with the homeschooling. I think that is the way to go today 🙂 Does anyone fax anyore? I’m thinking email can do the same thing now, no? I’d love to know more. Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend SharlaAnn. Thanks for all your shares on social too 🙂

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