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Do I Really Need a Printer? 5 Reasons Why You Do

Do I Really Need a Printer? 5 Reasons Why You Do

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 a lot of you may be thinking “Do I really need a printer?”.

We’ve compiled the top 5 reasons why we still need printers, even in the heart of the Digital Age.

It’s Important to Have Hard Copies

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.

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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 a lot of you may be thinking “Do I really need a printer?”.

We’ve compiled the top 5 reasons why we still need printers, even in the heart of the Digital Age.

It’s Important to Have Hard Copies

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.

Not only that, digital copies aren’t always as secure as you might think. Memory sticks can become corrupted, laptops could be stolen, and that leaves you stuck if you stored all of your important documents digitally. Keeping a hard copy filed away adds an extra layer of security, should anything go wrong.

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.

A lot of places may also require you to have a COVID passport or proof of vaccination status these days. Should anything happen to your digital device, you might jeopardise your plans. Keeping a printed copy of these documents on hand will make sure you don’t get turned away when you want to have a night out with your friends.

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!

Printed Documents Cannot be Modified

Storing and editing documents online is easy and convenient. Unfortunately, if someone knows how, it’s easy for them to access and modify your documents online. This can cause a whole world of problems. However, it is more difficult to edit hardcopy documents. It certainly looks more obvious if it has been modified.

Keep your documents safe from editing by printing off final hard copies. That way you always have a safety net should the worst happen.

Printers May Help with Your 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 day's 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 businesses, 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.

Some professionals may require prints to showcase their work, such as photographers and designers. Having work displayed in a physical portfolio is much more impressive, and can be seen on a larger scale. It’s vital that people in this profession have access to a printer that can print large documents.

Photo Printing

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 laptops 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. They are also handy if you want to create a personal gift for a special occasion. A handmade scrapbook full of memories for someone’s birthday is a wonderful gift to give.

It’s still absolutely necessary to have a printer even now. You can ensure your documents are secure, you have backups, and the ability to showcase your creativity. All of our printers are available for you to look at on our website.

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