How to Know When to Replace Your Printer

Posted on 08/08/2019

Here are some signs to look out for to help you determine when it’s time to upgrade your existing device.

You’re spending too much on printing – If your printing costs are growing, that’s a clear sign it’s time to upgrade to a more cost-effective device. Whether it’s the operating costs—such as increased use of ink and toner cartridges— or repair and service costs driving up your print spend, it makes better business sense to eliminate these unnecessary costs and replace your printer with one that won’t chew up as much of your budget.

It’s an impediment to productivity – Your printer should be an asset to your business processes, streamlining your workflows to boost productivity. Unfortunately, as time goes on, it’s likely your device can no longer keep up with your workload. Or, it isn’t equipped with the apps, software, or features you need to optimize efficiency. If your printer isn’t capable of meeting your needs, it’s time to move on and upgrade.

It isn’t up-to-date with the latest security features – Unprotected office printers pose a largely overlooked but serious security risk that cannot be ignored—these devices are likely the most vulnerable piece of technology in your workplace. Thankfully, the vulnerabilities facing modern networked printers can be mitigated through advanced security features. If your printer doesn’t include the latest, greatest in security features, your data is at risk, and it is time to replace the device with one that does.

If your current office printer isn’t meeting your budgetary, productivity, or security needs, it’s likely doing you more harm than good. Want to learn more? Contact your KDI rep or get in touch with us today.

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