Whether you are a student printing assignments or a full-time employee printing reports, the printer that you hook up to your computer allows you to accomplish these tasks with ease. While you found the printer easy to hook up, simple to use, and able to meet your needs printers do not last forever and you will eventually need to consider purchasing a replacement.
It may be tempting to replace a traditional printer with another similar model, but technological advances have given way to wireless printers that offer significant advantages to anyone who uses them. If you are looking to upgrade your printer or replace a broken one, below are reasons why a wireless printer should be considered and how it can make your tasks a lot easier.
Using a traditional printer means you need to be in close proximity to the printer and ensure your computer is hooked up to it by a networking cable. With a wireless printer, as long as your computer is connected to the same WiFi network, you are able to send materials to it no matter where you are. Whether you are working from the comfort of your bedroom or from a different floor at your workplace, you can still print without being physically connected to the printer.
This is especially helpful at home because it allows you to avoid running a lot of network cables everywhere that can be unsightly and if not taken care of they can also be fire and tripping hazards. A wireless printer can be stashed away in any room that you want where it will be accessible but still out of the way.
The rise of technology has given rise to devices such as tablets and smartphones and with it the need to be able to print from them. This is where wireless printing has proven to be helpful, giving people the opportunity to print anything they desire from their mobile devices. As opposed to saving the material, emailing it to be printed at a later date, or having to wait until a computer can be accessed, users can send what they want printed to a wireless printer right away as long as both devices are on the same network.
With traditional printers, a device that you would want to print from would need to have the necessary software and drivers installed specific to the printer you are trying to access. This is not needed, allowing users the flexibility to send material to a wireless printer and print it with relative ease.
3. Network capabilities
In the past with traditional printers at home and in the workplace, only one computer was able to access the printer leading to queues of documents needing to be printed and when this occurred in a workplace, delays in obtaining required materials would be common.
With a wireless printer installed in a home, all family members will be able to print from their respective laptops and smart devices without having to take turns on one dedicated system physically connected to a printer. In the workplace, all computers can be connected to one single printer without the use of cables and wires.
As a result, delays are eliminated as everyone on the network is able to print at the same time. Companies are able to save by avoiding the need to have individual printers for all workstations and this will reduce the expenses needed for ink and toner cartridges. Having only one dedicated wireless printer will also reduce energy costs significantly. Most new types use less electricity and have power-saving modes, allowing for cost savings especially because only one printer will be required.