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The Advantages of HP PageWide for Business-class Printing

Workflows have changed a lot over the years, with more work being produced in-house by employees, thanks to advances in technology that make it possible for people to get more done in less time. And that includes business-class printing. No longer does your company have to outsource printing, because advances in print technology make in-house printing an affordable and desirable option.

So what are the barriers to in-house printing that might be holding your business back?

  • Cost: The cost of printing includes the paper, ink and energy it takes to keep the technology running, along with the maintenance of keeping the machine in working order.
  • Speed: A slow, lagging printer can kill employee productivity and tie up a printer for other uses, making it a deal killer rather than a reliable in-house printer.
  • Quality: Business-quality printing demands bright, vivid colors and crisp blacks that look professional and reflect well on your brand.
  • Efficiency: An inefficient printer that eats through ink cartridges and electricity will soon eat into your bottom line, making it a poor alternative to off-site printing.

Alternatives to lasers for print speed

There’s a new class of printer that delivers business-class quality with more affordable consumables for companies that print 6,000 or more sheets per month. It’s the HP PageWide, and it works differently from the often-relied-upon laser printer. Instead of using printheads that move back and forth, it relies on a stationary printhead that runs the width of the paper. As a result, it prints fast – as fast as 75 pages per minute; that’s close to double the speed of the average laser printer. With speed like this, the HP PageWide eliminates wasted time and printers tied up endlessly on large print runs.

Bigger printheads for better performance

The HP PageWide has an integrated printhead and ink delivery system that maximizes ink output in a single pass. Ink storage is kept separate from the printhead, making it possible to include more ink storage capacity, which minimizes the need to change cartridges between print runs. It also includes a secondary ink reservoir that can allow the printer to continue for another 500 pages after the primary ink cartridge has run out. And it uses HP Scalable Printing Technology (SPT), which is a thermal inkjet advancement that applies ink drops with uniform volume, speed and direction for consistent image quality.

As an HP Silver Partner, PCS can deploy HP PageWide printers, like the HP PageWide Enterprise and the HP PageWide Pro, in your business for increased print capacity that doesn’t increase your print costs. Contact usto see which HP PageWide is best for your needs.

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3 Ways Postponing a PC Upgrade Hurts Your Business – and Your Bottom Line

Upgrading your computer fleet might seem like a big expense for your business – but it’s actually a big competitive advantage that can help your employees work harder and smarter. And as tempting as it might be to save money by repurposing older PCs rather than upgrading to new PC technology, consider this: the money you think you’re saving by postponing a PC upgrade might cost you more in the long run.

Before you put the brakes on a PC upgrade because you think it’s too expensive, consider these three ways an underperforming, outdated PC can hurt your bottom line, and always remember that having a reliable IT consultant firm to rely on is invaluable in these situations.

1. Less security

There’s nothing quite as heart-stopping as a lost business PC that puts data at risk with low or no login security and hard drives that can be hacked or removed. The costs to your business of a lost PC that isn’t secure are compromised intellectual property and data loss that can lead to fines, litigation and lost confidence of stakeholders. As PCs built for modern business operations, like the HP Elite family of laptops and tablets, provide security at the user, data and operating levels. These small-form PCs come with security features like power-on authentication, biometric security and smart cards to prevent unauthorized data access. They also can include encryption to secure hard drive information even if the hard drive is removed. Additionally, features like HP Sure Start can heal and restore BIOS to stop malware corruption before it can impact users.

2. Poor mobility

The moving disk drives featured in outdated PCs can wear out over time and can’t deliver the reliable data access you get with today’s solid-state drives (SSDs). Products like the HP EliteBook Folio come configured with SSDs and are also designed with engineered materials tested to withstand drops, bumps and spills. They also come designed with a lightweight form factor of just 2.2 pounds, ideal for an on-the-road PC companion to keep your mobile users productive with less risk of downtime due to damaged or malfunctioning PCs.

3. Lost productivity

An older PC built on years-old technology won’t function for today’s workflows. Case in point – new PC products like the HP Elite x2 1012offer two-in-one configurations that include full-size keyboards integrated within a thin form factor with powerhouse components to support today’s workflows and collaborative work styles. They can come configured with front- and back-facing cameras and noise-reduction technology for high-quality, reliable virtual or in-person meetings – anywhere, so you never miss out on a business opportunity.

Don’t let outdated PC technology hold your business – or your employees – back. Contact PCS, an HP Silver Partner, to learn how we can upgrade your PC fleet with HP Elite PCs to help your business and your bottom line. 

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