Even though storing documents in the Cloud has become a way of life for most businesses, large and small, if you work from home even a few hours a week, having a business printer can be a virtual lifesaver.
If this is something you, personally, will be investing in, then it pays to look at why you really need that printer.
You will often find cost can be affected by the reason you need a printer. In other words, the things you will need to print will affect the price 99% of the time.
So, let’s look at that for just a minute.
1. Sharing Docs with the Company Office as a Remote Worker
Let’s start by saying that you can find great deals on business printers Lenovo, for example, has in stock.
They don’t only carry their brand but have a sampling of other brands they partner with.
Cannon printers are another brand you can find on sale in many stores, so take the time to check deals if you are going to be the one footing the bill.
With that out of the way, consider for just a moment how often you may be required to share documents back and forth with the company office.
Also, consider what kinds of documents you will need to receive. If the files you receive to print at home will be large, then find one that collates the pages for you as well.
You will be eternally grateful for this feature if your printer starts printing documents over 100 pages long!
2. Documents Required to Be Printed by Law
Another reason you may want a business printer for your home office is that some documents you will be printing are required by law.
These would include such things as safety evacuation routes, first aid information, and even copies of business licenses and permits.
The main copies would be posted visibly in your home office, but you may need them in other areas as well.
It is always good to keep a scanned and printed copy on file in the event that any incident leads to the destruction of your original on the wall.
Also, if you have the need to use a UK specificraised stamp on any documents, they would probably be printed and personalised first, then stamped after signatures are provided from a party to the contract or document.
3. Collaboration With a Team
Sometimes you will be collaborating with a team of other employees who will work closely with you when developing a new product or perhaps re-designing a product that needs to be brought forward into the 21st century.
If you use flow charts, the other collaborators will almost always need to be using the same software so that they can edit and make changes.
By printing out your flow chart and either mailing it or having it couriered to others on the team, they can draw in their changes, and fax it back to you and there is a fluidity to the project that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.
Even if you only work from home a day or two a week, business printers will provide you with the resources you need to keep hard copies on file and be available to share as needed.