For the last several decades, businesses have all had one thing in common: paperwork. Documents always need to be printed and sometimes you’re not near a printer. Do you simply just shrug your shoulders and call it a day until you find yourself near one of those cute devices, or do you find a way around this? Let me introduce you to Online Printing!
Of course, if you’ve never heard of online printing, you’d be in the “shoulder shrugging” department. If you don’t know the benefits of online printing, it’s about time you learn what it can do for you.
First of all, what does online printing mean? I guess a better way to call it is “remote printing”: printing from a printer that’s not attached to your computer.
If you don’t get up from your chair to print something, it saves you a small bit of time. But here’s the real deal-maker: What if there was a way to print documents from really long distances? That’s where all the money is!
So, what kinds of printers can let you print from such distances? There are printers out there that react to received emails. They have their own email addresses and print whatever email is sent to them. In a recent article, Ramon Ray, editor of Smallbiztechnology.com and technology evangelist, covered three companies that offer online printing services worth taking a look at: HP ePrint, Epson Connect and PrinterOn.
But that’s not all you can use to print information on the fly. Further in his article, Ramon mentions cloud-based services that allow you to rely on them to print documents and mail them to an address. This is good for documents you have to mail to people anyway and saves you on some grunt work.
No matter what industry you’re in, if you don’t adopt online printing, you’re missing out on a lot and possibly harming your productivity. Think about what we’ve discussed and the solutions available for you. Find out what’s most affordable, packs the most punch to the penny, and works best for your small business.