There’s no denying that technology has majorly advanced in a very short space of time. We now have the capacity to store everything from photographs to important documents in our pockets, our bills are all paperless and legal documents can even be signed online.
The speed of technological advancement is sure to ramp up as we move through the new decade, so why do we still need printers taking up valuable space in our homes and offices?
We’ve compiled the top 5 reasons why we still need printers, even in the heart of the Digital Age.
#1 Storing Hard Copies of Important Documents
Although it is becoming more and more uncommon to receive physical copies of important documents, it is still extremely important that these are printed and stored in a safe place.
Imagine you have a bump in your car and need to find your insurance documents in a hurry but it’s been so long since you renewed you can’t remember the name of the company in order to search through your inbox - having these documents printed and stored together in a safe place at home will massively help to reduce the stress.
#2 Printing Tickets and Boarding Passes
When was the last time you received a physical ticket for a flight or a gig? The majority of companies now issue e-tickets which are great in theory, but how often do you have issues with your mobile phone - anything from a dodgy signal to a flat battery could prevent you from accessing your tickets.
It is always best to have a physical, printed copy in the event of any technical issues - even if it’s just for the peace of mind of knowing that you’ve got a backup plan!
#3 Printed Documents are Easier to Edit and Modify
We’re all guilty of becoming ‘screen zombies’ - we spend so long staring at screens every day that our eyes can become immune to simple errors when typing.
If you’re working on an important document such as a big work presentation or a University assignment it can be much easier to spot mistakes by printing a physical copy - you may even spot things that you would never even notice when proof-reading on screen.
#4 Marketing your Small Local Business
Although it is common practice for people to do everything digitally, there is still a large proportion of the population who prefers the old, manual way of doing things. People still like to buy Newspapers to read the days headlines, and read notices on notice boards to see what’s going on in the local area.
When producing marketing materials, particularly for small local business, having physical printed flyers as well as advertising on Social Media can help you to reach a much wider audience and therefore increase the success of your small business.
#5 Printing Photos
With the huge advancement in Mobile Phone technology, we now keep all of our most important memories in our pockets. Although the majority of us will back these precious photographs up on our desktops or on USB sticks - what would we do if the files were to corrupt?
Home printers are perfect for creating physical copies of our most special memories that can be stored in scrapbooks and photo albums - not only protecting them from any potential technological issues, but preserving them to be treasured for years to come.
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