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4 Functions To Consider When Purchasing A Printer

Marie Brunet

If your office needs a new laser printer, before you start shopping around for a new printer, you need to be sure of what features you want in your new printer. Here are some of the different functions that you should consider with your printer.

#1 Type Of Colors

First, you need to take into consideration what type of color printing you need. Do you need the ability to print things in only black and white? If that is what you are looking for, then you only need to purchase a monochrome laser printer.

Or, do you need to print color documents frequently for your business? Do you need photo-quality printing? If you need a printer that has good quality color, you are going to want to purchase a color laser printer that can offer you a full range of high quality colors.

#2 Paper Handling Abilities

Second, think about what type of paper you need to print on. Most printers are set up to handle size A4 paper, the most common and standard type of printer paper. However, if you need to print documents on various sizes of paper, such as A3 sized paper, and different weights of papers, you are going to want to make sure that the printer you purchase has a multi-purpose tray that's size can be adjusted as needed.

If you are printing large volumes of documents, you may want to purchase a printer that has multiple drawers where it can manually pull different sized paper from in addition to a multi-purpose feed tray for special projects.

#3 Paper Tray Capacity

If you are going to purchase a larger printer, make sure that you look into the capacity of the paper tray. You need to find out how many pieces of paper that the tray can hold. A tray that only holds 100 pieces of paper is not that helpful if you copy over 1,000 pages of documents a day. You are going to have to be refilling the paper tray frequently throughout the day. Instead, you are going to want a paper tray that holds closer to the number of papers that you copy each day so you don't have to constantly refill the paper tray.

#4 Connectivity Capacity

Finally, make sure that you consider the connectivity capacity of your printer. Most printers are set up so that you can connect them to your computer via USB. However, if you are purchasing the printer for the entire office, you want to make sure that everyone can access that. For office-wide accessibility, you are going to want to make sure that your printer has either Ethernet or wireless connectivity. To learn more, contact a company like Royal Business Systems, Inc.


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Improving My Technology Skills

As soon as I started a new job, I realized that I should spend a little time honing my technology skills. I wasn't that familiar with the program that the rest of my team was using, but I knew that understanding the jargon would significantly help my career. To sharpen my technology skill set, I started staying after work to practice different aspects of the software. It took me a few months, but eventually I knew the program better than anyone else at work. My blog is all about learning more about technology, so that you can stand out from the crowd.