Have you ever spent hours or days on a project only to be derailed by printer problems? Choosing the right printer is key, whether you’re sharing an office printer, or working from home.

We understand that choosing the right printer is challenging. There is a tremendous selection available, every printer boasts different features, specifications, and price points. We can help you define your needs, understand your options, and figure out the best printer to meet your needs.

Here are three tips to help guide you!

  1. What kind of functionality do you need? This is the number one question to answer. If you’re printing interoffice memos, emails, or the occasional letter, you’ll want an inkjet. They’re less expensive than a laser printer upfront, however, ink is expensive and can run out quickly. If you print a lot of documents regularly, consider a laser printer. The initial cost is higher, but toner cartridges last longer and you’ll spend less over the long-term. Consider your budget and available space. You may want to invest in an MFP which can also copy, scan, and fax.
  1. Features you need (and some you don’t) Not every printer is created equally! Make sure you choose a machine that meets your company’s unique needs. Some obvious considerations; black and white or colour? Do you scan frequently? Do you need to share documents online? Determine your needs, check specifications, and compare devices.
  1. Can you secure the device? An unsecured printer can leave your network vulnerable. If your printer is connected to your network, it needs the same level of protection as any other networked device.

Unfortunately, many of us still find printer shopping a challenge! If you need help or want to learn more about your choices, call us today and schedule a free print assessment. We’ll examine where you are currently, where you need to be, and how we can help you get there! We’re here, and we’re happy to help!