The idea of a printer being able to influence your workplace’s productivity may seem farfetched to some, however the reality is very different. Office machines once considered pragmatic have since transformed into efficient, tech-rich powerhouses capable of revolutionizing any modern office.
Here are five distinct printing trends now helping to promote efficiency in the world of print – and beyond.
Trend #1: Office Space Design Is Evolving
Companies are getting serious about office design. Truly effective design can even help promote better teamwork and attract top talent. As Multi-Function Printers (MFPs) are undergoing aesthetic advances in this field, machines are starting to blend seamlessly into high-tech office spaces.
Connected printers have become a vital addition to the modern workplace environment. Capable of a dealing with a substantially heavier workload than most older models, and equipped with 10-inch screens and, boasting Smart UX interfaces, Samsung’s MX7 series sets a new standard in combining the spheres of printing and computing.
Samsung’s wide-ranging line of MFPs complement any office interior design scheme, making a lasting impression on all who lay eyes on them – particularly regular users.
Trend #2: Automation Is Getting Real
Automation has been at the top of the technology agenda for quite some time, but we are now beginning see a new form of self-regulation incorporated into areas such as printing.
Companies can now automate many of their printing tasks and services. This allows them to add more productive time to their work days, saving their businesses time and money.
An example of printing automation is the Amazon Dash, available on selected Samsung printer models. This innovative device can be set up to automatically place toner cartridges orders when its sensors detect your levels are running low.
The Smart UX Center on the MX7 series features applications like Smart Service, which allow you to perform easy checks on devices for errors or warning alerts. The application provides solutions that even less tech-minded users will understand in a jiffy. It also allows for faster issue resolution and means your staff can get back to work without any further ado.
The application also provides quick links to related troubleshooting resources, such as video tutorials, making problem solving even easier.
Trend #3: Eco-Efficiency Is Essential
Eco-efficiency is more than just a buzzword in 2016. Companies are now spending a tremendous amount of energy on building on sustainable sites, developing water conservation methods and other environmental projects.
Paper usage is a major issue in this regard. However, the most effective way to cut down on paper waste reduction is to arm your company with products from Samsung MX7 line of multi-function printers.
Samsung’s MX7 series comes with several impactful and eco-friendly solutions, such as the Easy Eco Driver (EED), which allows businesses to reduce their toner and paper usage by removing images from printed documents and reducing output density. The Easy Eco Driver can also convert bold text into regular text, convert images into less toner-heavy formats and perform a range of savings that can reduce your toner usage by up to 20 percent.
Trend #4: Minimization Works
Many workplaces are now taking a minimalistic approach when it comes to office furnishing. Reducing clutter is in, and businesses now realize that the ability to consolidate office equipment can add more space to an office. This style ethos also means there is less equipment to worry about when it comes to maintenance.
That is why smarter office managers are now equipping themselves with Samsung’s MX7 series MFPs. MX7 models combine printing, copying, scanning, faxing, cloud printing and mobility solutions. They also enable direct document editing via the Smart UX interface.
More breathing space in the office means your team can work without having to deal with frustration-causing clutter – a great way to boost morale in the workspace.
Trend #5: Workplaces Are Becoming Flexible
The new era of workplace multi-function printers has provided many employees with a breath of fresh air. Adding automation has helped a lot of businesses in a variety of palpable ways.
And increased work location flexibility has meant another big bonus for many business professionals – in the shape of more family and “me” time. After all, as America’s First Lady Michelle Obama says, “We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ lists.”
Connected multi-function printers like the MX7 series help you do just that. They incorporate a wide range of cloud and remote capabilities that encourage employees to work outside of their offices more and spend more time on number one – or with the people they really care about.
Workplace flexibility is now becoming a key priority for employees. And businesses are starting to respond to this need with solutions such as those offered by Samsung.
Align Your Business with the Five Trends – Start Today!
Partnering with Samsung Printing Solutions allows you and your employees to free up much needed elbow room in the office, spruce up the office, eliminate waste, reduce your carbon footprint and – possibly most importantly – tip the work-life balance in your favor. As your business expands, staying in line with these trends will help you stay well ahead of the chasing pack.