As office and home digitization continues to increase, there is a general feeling that a phase-out of printed materials like office documents, newspapers and magazines is becoming inevitable. Not so, say the experts. In fact, in many ways, printing is as vital today as it ever was – and has found a way to adapt and thrive in the ever-expanding digital sphere.
For health professionals, printing allows for easier communication with other medical specialists. Indeed, it remains neurologists’ and orthopedists’ preferred method of viewing diagnostic images.
In the case of marketers, Marc Apple, chief strategist of Forward Push, says that print is still considered one of the best ways to reach consumers, enhance branding and deliver important messages.
And consultants Millward Brown have found that print actually stimulates avenues of the mind that have trouble processing digital data. They note that the human brain digests printed information and digital content in very different ways.
Alongside the marketing and healthcare industries, printing is also an integral part of daily operations in the finance, retail, government and manufacturing industries, where it often coexists alongside digital technology.
Samsung Takes Printing Digital
After the 2014 IFA tradeshow in Berlin, printing received a respite from the onslaught of digital in the form of Samsung’s world-first Android-based multi-function printers.
Samsung came up with this new way of printing to address the rift business users perceived growing between the way they were using their laptops and their PCs.
Enterprise professionals are increasingly using smartphones and tablets to conduct everyday operations, making it easier for the Smart MultiXpress range of Android-powered MFP’s to increase efficiency and productivity in a more mobile, more fluid workplace.
The Smart MultiXpress range of MFPs have been designed to allow more independence and scalability in a variety of business environments.
The Android operating system provides a more consumer-friendly and customizable experience for end users. It also has a touch-based interface that will be familiar to users of Samsung’s Galaxy devices. The Smart UX center intertwines traditional workplace operations with new, innovative ways of running printing tasks.
With a 10.1-inch full touchscreen running the Smart UX center, you can search and print directly from web browsers or emails, without the need to connect to a PC or server.
What’s more, the Smart UX center is fully customizable, allowing you to tailor the interface to your business’ specific needs.
Another feature of the Smart UX center is its loaded app store, where you can find a range of handy, user-friendly printing apps that help you maximize your efficiency.
Smarter Printing Boosts Workplace Productivity
Industry leaders are increasingly looking to find ways to minimize paper waste and establish more environmentally friendly practices in the office.
The ‘paperless’ office sounds great in theory, but many industries simply cannot implement such a thing in reality.
Many industries rely on printed documents for day-to-day operations, client communications, records and more. The best way to work around this is to use printers with the capability to drive just about any digital operation, leveraging optimal solutions for both printing and digitization.
Samsung’s line of MultiXpress MFPs can combine traditional document printing while simultaneously facilitating advanced digital tasking like on-the-spot editing, scanning and sending to any digital device, as well as mobile cloud printing.
Printing no longer requires you to be on one particular server to send a task, which is convenient for both enterprise mobility and collaboration.
Digitize Your Home and Office the Right Way
ITDMs and business owners who operate from home are now on the lookout for solutions that will help them create a better and more efficient workplace.
The current market shelves several options for digitizing workspaces of any size, but when push comes to shove, it all boils down to individual workers’ needs.
Typical home offices do not require large MFPs, but do still need printers with similar digital capabilities.
Samsung offers a range of printers that are NFC-connected, cloud printing-enabled and boast other features that can work in harmony with several digital devices.
In the case of larger workspaces with greater numbers of employees, security has become a key focus in the effort to digitize office space.
Up to 100 percent of employees use smart devices, making information more susceptible to unwarranted data sharing. Samsung’s MFP security features are the industry-leading, enabling ITDMs to enjoy full control and oversight of the information being shared and printed.
As our daily operations increasingly rely on digital integration, more commonly used equipment needs to become digitally capable.
Samsung Printing has taken the initiative to lead the way in providing MFPs and home office printers that are fully equipped for the challenge of digitizing your workspace.
And although digitizing sounds like it may herald the end for the world of printing, nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, printing solutions are evolving to meet the needs of an ever-changing world, while still reaching parts of our lives that digital data can never hope to touch.