In today’s increasingly digital age, printed documents remain a crucial part of many small businesses’ workflow. Whether they’re printing presentations, contracts, spreadsheets or other critical documents, the ability for small businesses (and even home business) to quickly and economically produce high-quality hard copies in-house can be invaluable.
It’s important for any small business keeping a close eye on their bottom line to take steps to intelligently manage their printing budget, and many of today’s printers have built-in features designed to help businesses do just that. Many of these features can be found on multiple products in the Brother line:
Automatic Duplex Printing – Turn this setting on to print on both sides of a sheet of paper to help reduce paper consumption.
High-yield Replacement Toner Cartridges – Purchase optional high-yield replacement toner cartridges (or ink cartridges for inkjet machines) can help reduce overall cost per page.
Toner Save Mode – Use this setting allows you to reduce the amount of toner used to produce a printed page, ideal for printed drafts and other less-critical business documents.
N-in-1 Printing – Activate this setting to print multiple pages of a document onto one page, which is another easy way to reduce consumption of paper in the office.
Secure Function Lock – Use this administrative tool to limit accessibility to selected functionality on a per user or group basis to help reduce unnecessary use and ultimately paper and toner consumption.
Deep Sleep Mode – The printer can enter a deep sleep mode when not in use, using less than 1W to help reduce energy consumption and costs. (Brother has a history of producing award-winning, efficient, having been honored with a BLI Outstanding Achievement Energy Efficiency award in 2013 for its MFC-8950DW series of color laser all-in-ones).
Consider the new Brother HL-L8350CDW Color Laser Printer for small business. Brother designed this machine with a number of features that can be used to help reduce the use of paper and toner, the two supplies most commonly used in color laser printing.
Making use of these settings is a great way for small business to take smart steps to help reduce their overall printing budget, while still enjoying the convenience of being able to produce high-quality prints in-house.