Adding a production printer to your fleet can be exciting--but if you get ahead of yourself, you could forget to ask the important questions. Here's what you need to know before you bring that machine back to the office!
Becoming a Production Print Pro
Production printers can do a little bit of everything, from creating marketing material to simplifying your document workflows. However, to get the most out of production print, there are a few things you need to do beforehand:
#1: Set your expectations
It's important to understand what exactly you're hoping to get from a production printer. For example, if you're looking for a machine that can fit in a personal office, you'd probably be better off with a desktop model--but if you want a printer capable of high-volume, heavy-duty creative work, a production printer is your perfect match.
#2: Understand your needs
Once you know what you're expecting, it's time to reflect on your company's needs. How important is speed? What about volume? Does the production printer need to have all the bells and whistles, or would you be happy with the basics?
#3: Ask about service
Although these machines are built to last, production print is a demanding process--so it's key to know what your service and maintenance options are. Many dealers offer service packages to take the responsibility off your shoulders.
#4: Imagine using the machine
At the end of the day, a production printer needs to be intuitive and easy to use. Ideally, it should also bring elements of fun and creativity to the production print process--so if you're frustrated before you even bring the machine back to the office, you might need to choose something with a better interface or structure.
Production print is an exciting opportunity, but you can only enjoy its full benefits if you do a little research beforehand. Luckily, there are just a few simple tasks to complete--like understanding your needs or checking the user-friendliness of the machine's interface.
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