1. Printing Needs Have Changed
The global pandemic has brought many changes over the last year including changes to the traditional workplace. While some businesses have begun to transition back to the offices, others are opting to move to a hybrid workplace or a full-time virtual workplace. Looking at how your business will be moving forward, it’s important to evaluate how your printing needs have changed. With more people working virtually, it’s very possible your printing volumes have decreased; on the other hand, if employees have been using personal print devices at home, they may have gotten used to printing more and your overall print volumes may have increased. Consider how your printing has changed overall as a company and whether it makes sense to upgrade to a larger device or one that can handle more volume, or scale down to a smaller device to match up with decreased printing.
Whether working from home or from the office, you may find that you now need a device with more functionality. Upgrading your single-function printer to a multifunction printer (MFP) gives you the function of a copier, network printer, scanner, and fax machine all in one device. MFPs range from small, affordable desktop models to larger, more robust models to accommodate any need or print environment. Another way your printing needs may have changed – perhaps you were previously outsourcing print jobs and projects that you are now considering bringing in-house to complete, whether for cost or other reasons. In order to bring these jobs in-house, you may need to upgrade to a device with additional finishing capabilities, such as stapling, hole punch, or booklet making, if you’re current device can’t handle those types of jobs.