June 19, 2020

5 Amazing Things That You Didn’t Know About Printers


How well do you know your office printer or multifunction device? Most of the employees only know the basic functions of printing, scanning, faxing and copying. In this article, we are going to tell you about some of the useful functions and things that you probably didn’t know your printer can do, that will allow you to use your printers to the fullest potential.

Print on-the-go with any devices

Printing anything from anywhere is no longer a fantasy. In fact, it is often a necessity for most people using handheld devices like smartphone, tablet and laptop which are essential part of your daily workflow.

No more worrying about “Where can I print?”, you can now print remotely with device of your choice through the mobile printing function. The function allows you to easily connect your mobile device to the printer or multifunction device, and seamlessly print and scan documents at any time. Moreover, this makes your printing jobs even simpler as you can print a document from one location, then collect it from another.

Some printing jobs can be completed via email where your email address is connected with your printer and you can send document to print before you leave your work, so that there is no reason to miss important deadlines due to printing issues. All these capabilities increase your productivity and help you save time to focus the more important things.

Storage Management

Most printers can store hundreds and thousands of pages in the built-in memory. There is also a USB port for you to insert a USB flash drive and using it as an extra external drive. Simply save the files in the USB flash drive by using the touchscreen panel of your printer or drag-and-drop the files in Windows Explorer or Finder on a Mac from your PC. Subsequently, you can print directly from the USB flash drive or just unplug and insert it to another compatible device to read your files.

Scan hardcopy documents to editable and searchable formats

Are you having a hard time re-keying the information from hardcopy documents like invoices, forms, contracts? The manual process can be time consuming and prone to human errors. By using the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, you can digitise paper documents with your multifunction device.

The OCR technology allows you to scan paper documents, capture all the data automatically and turn them into a text documents including PDF or Microsoft Office documents which can be further edited and searchable. The document conversion makes it easier for companies to process paper documents on a daily basis.

Print customized labels and stickers

Using your printer, you can print colourful, eye-catching materials like labels and stickers that adds a touch of professionalism to your client gifts, tradeshows and conferences. All you need is a good-quality inkjet printer which could handle a variety of document types, including labels and stickers. You just need to make a few adjustments to the default setting while printing labels, stickers and nametags, and you be on your way to get the best results that you are looking for!

Go green and help save the planet

More than ever, businesses across the world are working hard to reduce their environmental footprint and to create a sustainable future for the planet. Selecting the right printer, you can automatically reduce paper wastage and minimise impact to the environmental without any conscious effort.

Konica Minolta promotes sustainable development and integrates environmental and social perspectives into our business strategies. You can rely on Konica Minolta products to underpin your green strategy to build your business.

To address environmental issues such as global warming, our products are designed and manufactured to complying with global environmental standards, including the International Energy Star Program which aims to develop and introduce highly energy-efficient office equipment.

When it comes to the printer’s end of life, the material of the printer can also have a significant impact on what happens next. The plastics used in most printers are detrimental to the environment, so Konica Minolta developed a proprietary recycled PET-based polymer alloy, which is regarded as a promising sustainable plastic. The recyclable material effectively uses PET waste which has a lower environmental impact.

Now you have a good knowledge about all the incredible things the modern printer can do, why not
check out Konica Minolta’s latest range of office printers that will help take your business to new heights today!

If you have any questions, a member of our staff would be more than happy to help if you contact us today.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions (M) Sdn. Bhd

Established in 1981, Konica Minolta Business Solutions celebrates its 39th year in business with a network of 12 branches throughout Malaysia to support its growing customer base. Drawing from the rich history of Konica Minolta which dates back to 1873; they are always evolving, and continue to provide innovative solutions to make the ‘Workplace of the Future’ a reality. The Company is committed to digitally transforming businesses with the goal of helping them save time and improve productivity. From information management to technology-enabling tools; Konica Minolta Business Solutions offer a suite of services and hardware so businesses can access information at a faster pace, support mobility and optimise business processes with workflow automation. They also offer digital manufacturing solutions, state-of-the-art technology and continue to grow their organic print business covering office printing, production and industrial printing. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine years in a row. For more information, please visit http://www.konicaminolta.com.my/ and follow KonicaMinoltaMY on Facebook and Linkedin

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