It is 2021 and businesses are still undergoing massive changes related to their basic operations.
While adding a wireless printer to your list of office equipment might not sound like an impact-making move, there are many reasons a wireless model might just give your office the edge it needs to ramp up productivity for measurable benefits.
The Wireless Printer: Big Benefits in a Humble Package
Before we jump into the advantages offered by wireless printers, let’s take a moment to define what they are.
If you have ever worked in an office, you might recognize the traditional printer setup with a desktop computer hardwired into the network infrastructure via a cable. In contrast, a wireless printer can serve a desktop computer (or any device) through a wireless connection that transmits data via a WiFi connection.
Once the printer is connected to the network via WiFi any authorized device sharing that WiFi connection will be able to send data to the printer.
Among the advantages of a wireless printer are:
1. Unparalleled Ease of Use
By integrating technologies such as mobile and cloud printing, wireless printers can help your employees print from virtually any space — home, on the go, or in the office.
By removing the inconvenience of having to purchase and connect cables, a wireless printer provides exceptional accessibility and the ability to easily move your printer to reconfigure your office space as your business grows or changes.
2. Simple Setup
Because your wireless printer does not have to live right next to your device, it can easily fit in tight or out-of-the-way spaces.
While you will need a power cord to connect your printer to its source of power, you will not need extra cables or wires to establish a connection between your device and printer.
A router — the device that lets you connect your devices wirelessly — is a necessary component. In simplest terms, you will enable the dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) on the printer and the router will then complete the connection by obtaining the IP address of your current WiFi network.
For most devices such as laptops and tablets you will be able to print without having to download and install drivers — or having to keep them updated as software changes are made.
3. Additional Convenience Via Applications and Cloud Printing
Most of today’s work devices — from smartphones and tablets to laptop computers — come with associated applications that facilitate wireless printing.
But printer manufacturers have also developed their own bespoke software applications to help make printing to these devices even more simple and convenient. Printing through an app such as HP ePrint, Epson Connect, or Android-based PrintShare can reduce time spent configuring print setting and give employees a faster way to connect and print.
As technology has advanced, wireless printers have been created to work hand-in-hand with cloud printing strategies, allowing users to benefit through increased data security, more support for virtual work environments, significant reductions in cost, and a reduced burden on in-house IT teams.
James Imaging Has Industry-Leading Wireless Print Technology
At James Imaging, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to help our clients achieve their business goals.
With many of today’s businesses opting for smaller workplaces — or a remote or hybrid work environment — having wireless print devices in your printer fleet may be a smart decision.
Wireless printers are not only economical, but they also provide businesses with the flexibility to adjust to reconfigured office spaces without the hassle of hardwiring, rewiring, purchasing cabling, or any of the other hassles that sometimes come with hardwired networked printers.
In addition, they are conducive to fast, easy printing for employees that are on the go or are working from a remote location, either temporarily or permanently.
Plus, we partner with industry leading printer manufacturers so you know you are getting the latest technology for greater convenience, cost savings, and benefits when you purchase or lease a wireless printer through us.
Simplify your print environment or reconfigure it to meet the need of your remote or mobile staff. Reach out to a professional at James Imaging Systems and explore our selection high-performing wireless printers.