The Coronavirus pandemic didn’t create change; it accelerated trends that were already in place pre-pandemic. For years now, corporations have been experimenting with remote work environment. If companies could outsource their Call Centres to India, Mexico and the Philippines, why couldn’t domestic employees also work from home? And thus the home office slowly took root for sales people, executives and other highly productive employees. The impact of the pandemic was that it proved most employees are just as productive working from home. More importantly, they are willing to change careers in order to do so!
Over the past 18 months, Ontario Copier has seen record volume in our “A4″ home office copiers as companies adapt to a work-from-home environment. From your basic inkjet printer, to colour, to a more fancy all-in-one photocopier, there are many choices available in the marketplace. That’s why we put together our recommended 3 “must-have” features for any employee looking to work from home!
Must-Have Feature #1 – Mobile Printing & Scanning
Our smartphones are such a critical part of our personal and professional lives, it would make sense to have an easy way to print documents directly from your smartphone to your copier. A great home office copier will have a Mobile Printing & Scanning app that allows you to connect your iOS and Android devices directly to the copier. This will allow you to print documents from your smartphone with ease, or scan documents directly to your smartphone. As long as your smartphone is connected to the same WiFi as the copier, you are good to go! How’s that for a productivity hack?
Must-Have Feature #2 – Colour Printing
Colour printing has traditionally been viewed as an expensive but unnecessary feature. But today, it’s affordable and a critical component of creating documents that show well. Regardless of which industry you are in, any type of client-facing document will “pop” so much more with colour. It’s professional and also doesn’t make you look cheap! There will be very few times you will need to print in colour. But when you do, it’s so useful to have that saves you a trip to your local print shop. Unlike inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges can last for years so that you don’t have to worry about the colour drying up before you get full utilization out of it.
Must-Have Feature #3 – Automatic Supplies and Service
We have automatic shipping programs for groceries, clothes and video games. Why not printer supplies too? Having toner and paper always available and on-hand is a great productivity trick that saves you time and brings peace of mind knowing that you will never be in a pinch. HP’s Instant Ink subscription has become incredibly popular for home office employees that saves time and money. Here at Ontario Copier, we provide the same automatic service to our clients by monitoring your print usage and knowing when to ship out your next toner cartridge ahead of time.
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