While ensuring your computer network is up to date and that you have the latest software and security measures in place, it is equally important to upgrade your print fleet to maximize efficiency and streamline document workflow. Read on to learn more about the value of replacing your outdated printer with a new, feature-rich model, and tips to help you know whether or not it’s time.
Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Printer
All electronics have a limited lifespan, but while you may be tempted to save money by using your printer until it takes its final breath, think again. The key to maximizing your investment is knowing when to upgrade, by asking yourself these key questions:
- How old is your printer?
- Have you noticed a decrease in efficiency?
- Has the quality of your printed materials deteriorated?
- Do you need to make frequent repairs?
- Does your printer have all the latest features?
The Value of a Printer Upgrade
As your business continues to grow and evolve, it’s important that your office technology remains current to meet your needs, including your printer. Benefits of a printer upgrade include:
As a printer nears the end of its lifespan it is likely to break down more frequently and operate less efficiently, resulting in a loss of productivity. Relying on IT personnel to troubleshoot or resolve any issues is a waste of valuable resources, while repeatedly hiring a third party for printer repair can eat into your profits. A new printer is designed to operate at peak performance and efficiency and may come with a maintenance plan for added peace of mind.
Replacement parts and consumables such as toner may become more scarce with age, driving up the cost of printer maintenance, repairs, and usage.
Reduced Energy Usage
Current model printers are more energy efficient than their predecessors and can help you reduce your carbon footprint. Look for the ENERGY STAR label before you buy; printers with this designation are certified to use between 30 and 75 percent less energy than standard print equipment.
Employees can accomplish more in a shorter period of time, with features and options that include:
- Network capabilities
- Print, scan, fax, and copy with your new multifunction device
- Scan to cloud, email, or PDF
- Print management, document storage and retrieval, and data backup
Ready to upgrade your printer? Contact us today!