No one notices the office printer until it breaks down, has a paper jam, stops printing or needs toner. That's when you really notice how critical a printer is to a company, and how essential it is for keeping your business running smoothly.
A staggering 23 per cent of calls to IT departments are print-related, that's nearly one in four calls. This means your IT department is tied to your printer's functioning.
But if you don't have a IT department, the chances are you or your staff have to try remedy the issue, make calls to troubleshoot, or have it fixed and get it an technician. It's estimated that most calls take 20 minutes and if six calls are made per week, 120 minutes has gone down the drain. If you do the math for your office, you'll work out how much your print related issues cost your payroll and business. Then you can quickly determine how much your humble older office printer costs, slows workflow and puts the breaks on productivity.
Time for change
Most printing issues can be avoided if you regularly upgrade your print technology and have the right printer for your office and industry. The right printer will enhance your workflow, and make your work-life less stressful. The best printer is the one you and the team notice the least. It never gets blamed for slowing workflow and is never cursed by your work mates. The good news is, the right upgraded printer will also save you money, boost your business efficiency and decrease environmental and paper waste.
But how do you find a dependable and reliable printer, that's been stress tested for your industry? The best way is to speak to an expert, who distributes all the leading brands under one roof. That's Mitronics. They can show you case studies for what works best for your industry and will help you make the best decision, to save you and your office time and money.
For example, many of our leading manufacturer's printers have gone through testing from 'buyer's labs', and one series of printers was used 80,000 times without errors. Imagine if you had that printer in your office. Pure bliss.
Did you know there is a global independent research organisation called Buyers Lab (BLI), which reviews over 50,000 document imaging products and tools? The company was founded to help customers better understand what they were buying and compare competitor's products.
Based on their research findings, Buyers Lab give yearly awards to the best devices and software solutions. And for the third consecutive year, it awarded the 'Multifunction Printer (MFP) of The Year Award' to one of our manufacturers printers. It's the bee's knees of solutions, with easy replace components (such as toners), 'extraordinary useability' and it only has a misfeed rate of just 1 in every 426,000 impressions. That is not only astonishing but makes the printer one of the most reliable and productive machines in the market and world.
The Buyers Lab awards, are the most respected and prestigious awards in the office supply business. But every workplace and industry is different, so it's essential to find the right printing solution for your office, and explore the possibilities.