Production Print for Educators: Choosing a Printer

Submitted by webmaster on Wed, 10/21/2020 - 12:10

Education doesn't always happen in perfect 8.5x11" dimensions. If you're an educator looking to go beyond a standard piece of paper (or even just use standard paper more effectively), production printing is just the thing for you. Here's how to choose a machine that will be your new favorite teaching tool!

Wait--Production Printing?

That's right: production printing. It sounds like something that might be more at home in a giant brand-name business or a print shop, but the truth is that production printing can help just about anyone gets more creative, efficient, and savvy in their print environment.

Take, for example, educators. Tests and homework sheets might fit your average 8.5x11" paper, but other things--like posters, maps, group projects, and more--might require something a little more out-of-the-box. Production printers allow you to create masterpieces in multiple sizes and shapes and on all kinds of materials, meaning that the only real limit is your imagination.

Choosing Your Machine

Now that you know why production printers are a great teaching tool, how can you choose one? Here are a few quick tips!

  • #1: Focus on your needs first.

A production printer should stay with you for many years to come, so you want it to meet current and future needs. Be sure to consider your education style and how it might change as your learners and their learning styles begin to shift.

  • #2: Think about speed and volume.

Some machines are faster and more powerful than others. If you think you'll need to print high volumes at high speeds, consider this before finalizing any choices.

  • #3: Remember your budget.

When it comes to printers, your budget needs to take everything into account--including repairs, maintenance, supplies, consumables, and more.

Want to learn more about production printing? Are you looking for other creative teaching tools? Contact us today!