Many offices over the past year have moved to work from home models or hybrid models, meaning there are less people on the premises using the office equipment. Plus, digital communication is becoming more and more popular each year which means less printing for communications. With reduced demand on printers, does the standard office printer still have a place in a modern business? Or, should businesses move on from office printers as we know them?
The entry cost and operating cost of wide format printing has never been lower. Organizations can take control of their own marketing, both external and internal, for as little as $100 per month. Because of this, large format printing is an advertising medium that has been growing in popularity.
As the name implies, inkjet copiers/printers use a liquid ink to produce an image. A laser copier uses a dry powder called toner to produce an image. These two materials are also applied to the media via different processes. The inkjet uses an array of micro nozzles to spray the ink onto the media where it dries. The laser process uses a series of static charges to transfer toner to the media and then applies heat to melt or fuse the toner to the surface of the media.