PrinterWorks West Blog

Deciding what scanner is right for you, and your Calgary business, can be tough. Especially if you know nothing about scanners. Every scanner virtually does the same thing. There are only some minor differences here and there. Listed below are some things that you should take into consideration when making your choice.

How much space do you have?

Some scanners are large — those are the flatbed scanners, which usually result in better quality for scanning. If you aren’t working with the biggest space, you might want to look into sheet-fed scanners. They are smaller and helpful if you are short on space. Sheet-fed scanners are also, more than often, less expensive. And they are portable, which is great if you are someone who needs to be on the move a lot.

What are you printing?

If your scans need to be perfect, look for a higher dpi (dots per inch). The higher, the better. If you aren’t necessarily in need of something with breathtaking quality, look for a scanner with a dpi that’s around 600 to 1200 dpi. That’s sufficient enough if you are only scanning text-based documents. If it is images that need to be higher resolution when scanning, maybe look into a higher dpi scanner.

No need to break the bank….

It really comes down to how much you want to spend. If you want better quality, such as a higher dpi, you are obviously going to have to spend more. It has to fit your needs at the end of the day, so don’t overdo it if you don’t have to. Sometimes people just want something that does the job. There’s no point in purchasing a super expensive scanner that is not necessary for your business.

Printerworks West can help your Calgary-based business determine the best printer for your printing needs. We can establish and maintain your printer fleet and also provide troubleshooting support.

Partnering with an established MPS provider, such as Printerworks West, can help your business increase its productivity while decreasing the overall ongoing costs of business operations.

If you would like to learn more about Managed Print Services in the Calgary area, please feel free to contact us.