Modern printing technology is advancing to accommodate the rapid-fire technological demands of 21st-century businesses. However, you’ll be surprised to hear that the majority of modern businesses end up keeping their old, outdated printers well after its useful life, resulting in unnecessarily costly replacement expenses down the line. It’s best to consistently upgrade your office’s printers and copiers and to always stay on top of print technology trends. Here are a few advancing print technologies you should be keeping an eye on.
High capacity cartridges
There’s currently a great variety of printer cartridges on the market, all specific to certain brands or models, and it’s getting increasingly tedious to source your cartridges if you have an older printer. If your business has a reliable cartridge supplier, you’ve most likely been able to buy some ink cartridges in bulk, which can be a lifesaver when you have an older printer.
However, if you do find that your supplier may have limited inventory and can no longer supply you with the cartridges you’ll need, it may be time for an upgrade. Models like the Epson EcoTank and HP Smart Tank boast cost-efficient high capacity cartridges that can last anywhere between four thousand to a whopping eight thousand pages before they’ll need replacing.
These high capacity cartridges (sometimes called ‘ink tanks’) are quite ideal for publishing houses, law firms, and other businesses who print heavily and find themselves going through a startling amount of printer cartridges.
The driving force of modern business is automation and, as a result of automation, efficiency. Now that we’re able to centralize and automate our printing activity, modern businesses can take comfort in the added reliability of their printing technology and spend working hours focusing on more pressing tasks.
It’s also not uncommon for modern printers that are capable of automating workflows, to also attain a higher page per minute rate (ppm), regardless of whether you’re printing in black-and-white or color. This means that you’re not only automating the printing process and saving manpower, but also achieving a higher volume of document printing.
One of our major gripes with traditional printers and copiers is their inability to handle image resolution when images are enlarged. However, whilst pixelated graphics on documents was once seen as a standard expectation in the corporate world, there are greater expectations placed upon modern businesses to deliver high-quality hard copy documents. HP developed and introduced resolution enhancement technology to the printing industry, a piece of technology which revolutionized the modern industrial world.
Automatic adjustment technology
How many times have we gone to print double-sided documents, only to have to fiddle around with half-printed papers that are always puzzlingly not where they’re supposed to be? And then, once you finally get them in the tray to complete the job, those same papers always seem to come out with two loads of ink on the one side.
Manual adjustments have been known to cost users immense amounts of paper and ink, simply because following orders from a limited digital display is an ineffective feature that was outdated upon its arrival. You’ll be happy to hear that using automatic adjustment technology, a lot of modern printers are now able to independently organize front-to-back registration for printing double-sided documents, as well as handle a myriad of other document enhancement operations, including uniformity and streak adjustments.
It’s plain to see that with the rapid evolution of printing technology that’s been occurring over the past few decades, office printers must continually be updated to ensure that your business is performing at its best. If you’re able to prioritize your office printer, you’ll find that it will quickly become a fixture of your modern industry.