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How to make your choice in the jungle of printing solutions?

Choisir son imprimante professionnelle

Printing, scanning, photocopying… these tasks are now part of the lives of all your employees. However, even if for a typical employee using a multifunction printer with as many buttons as a spaceship has become as natural as using the coffee machine, professional printing has become a business strategy that can directly affect performance. Unforeseen events such as a printer failure, a shortage of ink or toner cartridges are all factors that can cause a slowdown in activity

Which printer for my company?

choisir son scanner professionnelOf course, we could focus on the either-or choice between laser and inkjet printer, but the choice of a well-matched printer is first defined by the type of company.

Depending on the size of the company, the number of printed documents or the desired functions (paper format, wireless, photo printer…), In order to be as useful as possible to your employees it is best to select the equipment that it is in line with the company’s work rhythm.

If you have a great need for printing, often communicate by email or fax and your company has many employees (SMEs or very large companies), an A3 multifunction printer seems better suited to your needs.

On the other hand, if you are the manager of a small company and only the printing, scanning and photocopying functions are useful to you, a compact, space-saving printer is a good compromise.

Consumables at the heart of professional printing.

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As you already know, a printer alone won’t do you much good, you need ink and paper to feed it. This is the crux of the matter, because if we add to the regular purchase of consumables, the maintenance of the printer or even a permanent breakdown, we quickly realize that taking care of these machines takes time, time that you could spend on some more productive activities. This is why companies must nowadays consider printing as a strategy.

Whilst rental is an option not all rental options offer the savings anticipated or the sort of flexibility of changing business requirements that you might be looking for.

If you do not yet feel that printer rental is suitable for your company, my mission is to tell you that Print Essential does not require any contractual commitment and nevertheless allows you to benefit from a really useful service.

How many times have you heard your colleagues curse your ink-free printer? How many times have you been alone in front of your black and white printed page due to lack of colour? I’m sure you’re familiar with these potential problems. There is no point in having a good colour laser printer if you can’t use it. So look for a forward-looking solution that will allow you to avoid these unwanted situations.

Which brand to choose?

The brand is important but it is not the most important point for choosing your machine. If you feel totally drowned by the big names in the industry like Epson, Brother, Canon, HP, and others, don’t be afraid! You must focus first and foremost on the functionality you want to have. Once these features are identified, the multifunction printer of your dreams, whatever the brand, will come to you!

Which functions to choose?

It’s a logical question, and there are a very large amount of functions that you could consider having:

  • Print in colour or black and white.
  • Photo printer
  • Wi-fi printer
  • Scanner, photocopier.
  • Duplex printing.

There are many other features, too many to mention, but by contacting our team of experts free of charge on 0 800 326 287, you can tell us your needs and we will find the machines with the most suitable features for your projects.

And if you are shy or you read this article at 3 in the morning, you can contact us via our live-chat!

 

Nicholas

The author Nicholas

Passionate about new technologies and more particularly about the world of the web, I am constantly looking for new trends around digital printing because work life becomes so much easier with a multifunction printer!