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We used to give prospective parents a basic pamphlet when they walked through the centre, but we soon realised many of them were not calling us back. We are just a small centre, but we are competing with chains of childcares that have dedicated marketing staff. I think we offer a service that's just as good, if not better, but we have to make sure that our promo material shows us off to our very best. This blog is dedicated to help other early childhood service provider get great printed promotional materials to help attract new families to use their services.

Printing out promo materials for our childcare

4 Features To Consider In Your Home Office Laser Colour Printer

by Irene Andrews

Laser colour printers are perfect choices for home offices because they equip you with high-quality prints, quick speeds and good colouring. If you're in the market to buy a new colour laser printer for your home office, you'll need to consider these features to make your investment thoroughly worthwhile.

Establish Your Desired Functionality

If you need to send or receive faxes, make monochrome or colour copies and scan documents, then you should ideally consider purchasing multi-function laser colour printers that can accomplish all these jobs without the need for another device. Modern laser colour printers also support USB sticks, so you can simply insert certain files to get printed without any trouble.

Paper Size Printing Requirement

Most laser colour printers handle A4-sized paper, so you will need to look for particular models that can also handle A3-sized paper if you're in the creative field or in any industry that needs larger paper printing. Some printers also have the capacity to handle heavy paper and envelopes. You may also want the printer to have the capability to print material on both sides to save paper. Make sure you check the specifications of each model if you're looking for something in particular for your home office. 

Establish Total Cost Of Ownership

Don't be fooled by low upfront prices of laser colour printers because you have to consider the total cost of ownership over an extended period. For example, you will need to consider the replacement toner cost for each color, the toner yield in terms of printable pages, the fuser connecting the toner to the paper and the drum unit transferring toner to the paper. Many modern laser colour printer come with fewer components, which can reduce your cost of operation, so make sure you establish the overall ownership cost before making a decision.

Consider Wireless And Wi-Fi Connectivity For Multiple Devices

Since you're running a home business, you may want to consider laser colour printers with wireless connectivity for using with multiple devices. For example, a printer with Wi-Fi capability will be able to connect to PCs, laptops, mobiles and tablets, allowing you more flexibility with your printing needs. This can come in handy when you're running on short deadlines and need quick printouts. Depending on the devices you use, you'll probably want a printer that supports all types of Android, Apple and Windows technologies.

If you're in the market to buy laser colour printers for your home office, consider these features to maximise your value.