5 Reasons You Still Need a Printer

March 21, 2018 Off By Hoofer
With the ongoing and extensive advancement in technology, the mobile and wireless products continue to improve, and many people feel that a printer is a "dinosaur" and is no longer needed. However, with the ability to print detailed graphics, documents, photos, spreadsheets, and more, and the improvements to wireless and cloud printing, there are a variety of excellent reasons why you should still have a printer in your home, office, or business. 

Here are some examples: 

1. Mobile Devices 

Mobile phones and other devices are a significant part of most people’s everyday lives nowadays, whether for business or personal reasons. Therefore, manufacturers of wireless inkjet printers are making printers that are compatible with mobile devices so that you can print directly from them by connecting via Bluetooth or wirelessly. You can then print directly from the handheld device. 

2. Working from Home 

With more and more businesses now allowing or demanding that many employees work from home and send in presentations and other documents, numerous printer manufacturers have created wireless printers that are Google Cloud ready. You use the touchscreen to go through the menus and then print anything out. 

3. Printing Photos 

Whether photos are part of your job or business or just a favorite hobby if you are a part-time photographer, you can pair enhanced photo and video cameras in mobile devices with wireless all-in-one multifunction inkjet printers. They have the capability of printing crisp and clear photos with amazing colors and contrast, whether 4×6 or 8×10, and look as good as if you paid to have them developed at the local store. 

4. Convenience 

What would you do if that local store was closed and you needed something printed immediately? How easy to just go to your own printer and have it done quickly and easily. Quick and clear printing of important physical documents simply isn’t always possible with a digital document, and paper documents are usually easier to read than a document on a small screen. 

Research experts have found that employees are actually more productive when they are surrounded by and can use familiar office equipment. Also, you can print images, calendars, organizers, paper pads, stickers, stationary, and even your own business cards from helpful websites and applications that provide pre-set templates, designs, colors, and everything else needed. Pinterest also has lots of free printables that you can use. 

5. Boarding Passes 

Whether traveling a lot for work or taking vacations, checking in at the airport frustratingly requires you to show up hours ahead of your flight and wait in long lines. However, if you have a printer, you can print your boarding pass at and go directly through security. Also, while many airlines will accept boarding passes on a mobile phone, some still require paper printouts. 

As a globally-recognized technology innovator, researcher, and developer of award-winning products, Konica Minolta can answer any of your questions about print hardware and software solutions and why printers are still important for their functions in scanning, printing, distribution, and archiving of documents.