Is your office printer really up to the task?

Is your office printer really up to the task?

In today’s fast-paced business environment, having the right print technology can make a difference in efficiency and cost management. While regular desktop printers are excellent for small offices with low print volumes, businesses with higher print demands may find it more appropriate to transition to a robust, professional-quality desktop printer or photocopier like a Sharp or Kyocera. Transitioning to this technology requires some considerations to ensure you gain the best fit for your business needs. Here’s what you should consider to determine if your current printer is up to the task.

Cost and efficiency

For small offices or departments, desktop printers provide a convenient and simple solution for basic printing. However, as print volumes increase, relying on an everyday desktop printer (or multiple) can become inefficient and costly. Consolidating print jobs to a large photocopier or a high-quality desktop printer like Sharp/Kyocera can enhance print quality and significantly reduce expenses. Professional photocopiers are designed to handle large print volumes, offering faster print speeds, better print quality, and advanced features such as automatic duplex printing, scan to email or storage, plus large paper capacity. This consolidation not only saves on the costs of managing multiple machines, it can help improve overall productivity.

Hybrid technology

Many businesses, such as medical practices, educational institutions, and larger enterprises with over 50 staff members, often use a combination of desktop printers and photocopiers to cater to their print needs. In such setups, desktop printers are good options for private offices or consultation rooms, while a central photocopier manages printing for the entire office. This approach ensures that personal documents can be printed privately while less sensitive, diverse print jobs are handled efficiently by the photocopier.


Another worthwhile consideration is the maintenance and consumable costs associated with your printer. Frequent cartridge replacements and potential downtime due to malfunctions can quickly escalate costs and impact the office. Professional photocopiers and high-quality desktop printers offer more reliability, longer life for consumables and the ability to subscribe to a Managed Print Service – so you can conveniently rely on our local team for consumable replacement, servicing and more.


Cybersecurity is an increasingly vital aspect of managing print environments. Professional printers and photocopiers come equipped with advanced security features such as data encryption, secure print release, and built-in antivirus software. Ensuring that your print devices are properly configured on your network can further enhance security, protecting sensitive business information from potential breaches. To enable features like these begins with compatible print technology followed by seamless configuration that our local expert team can provide.

Is it time to weigh up the pros and cons of your current desktop printer?  Transitioning to a professional quality printer or photocopier can offer significant advantages in terms of cost savings, quality, security and overall service. Our local print experts can help you review current technology and identify the best solutions to streamline your business. Contact them today.

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"Exceptional service and price"

Greg and his team gave us a wide variety of options coupled with exceptional service and price. We now have an administration facility that is second to none.
Zoran Ilievski – Financial Controller
Belmont 16s Sailing Club

"Service that’s worth our loyalty"

The customer service is exceptional and like all technology, when there’s an issue, the team are immediately onto fixing it to keep our office running on schedule. They focus on delivering a service that’s worth our loyalty.
Ty Zink & Troy McLennon – Directors
Ray White Swansea

"Fantastic account managers"

Sascha is fantastic, he listened to our needs and found a machine that suited what we needed. We also work with Michael who is great, keeps in touch regularly and works to offer competitive pricing so we don’t have to shop around.
Peter Di Prinzio – Owner
Di Prinzio Concreting

"We can count on Sharp Office"

Sharp Office has certainly helped our team be more efficient in getting court books ready while presenting a very professional finish, that in-turn boosts the professional image of Osborn Law in court. When there is a high stress situation, we can count on Sharp Office to provide top-notch, quality service at the time you need it the most.
Christie Howson – Director
Osborn Law

"Reliable and trustworthy partner"

The customer service is exceptional and like all technology, when there’s an issue, the team are immediately onto fixing it to keep our office running on schedule. They focus on delivering a service that’s worth our loyalty.
Andrew Beattie – Director
PKF Newcastle & Sydney

"Great communication and outcome"

The communication was excellent, everything was well organised, and we were aware of timeframes at all stages. We are very happy with the outcome.
Michael Barber – Director
Laing+Simmons Newcastle