- Published: Saturday, 15 August 2015 00:00
Your back to school printer should be compact enough to fit on your desk amidst your textbooks and empty Doritos bags and be easy enough to operate after you’ve spent the night cramming.
In this day and age when all it takes to have an image printed is a click of a button from your mobile phone or desktop – it’s hard to imagine that there was a time when someone had to carve into a piece of wood or metal, slather on ink, and then press paper against it – to "print" an image.
To pay homage to those whose creativity and ingeniousness led to the idea that something could be ‘printed’ – please see the infographic below containing a history of printing:
Do you think you've omitted all of the unnecessary expenses out of your IT operations? If you've ignored your printing and imaging systems, you may be in for a surprise. Oftentimes - printers, scanners, copiers, and fax machines can go under the budget radar – making it difficult for organizations to track how much they spend in hardware, toner, ink cartridges, machine management and paper over the course of the year. Add to this, that such equipment is usually paid for through numerous department budgets and well, how much is the organization truly spending on printing and imaging systems as a whole?
Are paper jams cramping your work flow? Paper jams are infuriating – anyone who’s seen the movie “Office Space” can attest to sympathizing with workers lined up waiting for a printer to get back up and running after it’s swallowed a piece of paper but can’t seem to spit it back out.
When a paper jam does occur – here are a few questions you might consider asking yourself prior to placing a service call: