When shopping for a printer for you business, you won’t find a one-size-fits-all model. Before you make any decisions you’ll need to decide what you will use your printer for, and where you will use it.
Of course, you’ve probably used, and may already use an inkjet, laser, multi-purpose, photo, and/or business-ready printers. For the purpose of this article, we’ll talk about those that integrate with your POS system, and are mainly used in retail and restaurant settings. Take a look at this list, and see what fits your business. You may find that you need more than one type, or an upgrade.
These are an important part of a point of sale (POS) system. They are used in almost every point of sale environment to print credit card slips and customer receipts.
If you have a point of sale system or cash register, chances are you have one of these printers already. Perhaps, you might want to upgrade. Ask yourself: How long have I had this printer? Does it work properly? If I were to upgrade, what features would I need?
Connect a printer to your POS system to print off orders in the kitchen and at the bar. This process helps with speed and efficiency.
If you are a restaurant owner, take the time to talk to your chef about best practices for faster food service. If you already have a kitchen printer, perhaps, a kitchen display system would improve your service time even more. Again, talk to your chef about what could work best.
Whether you’re printing labels, tickets or tags, a label printer is designed to help your business print a wide variety of labels in-house.
These are several types of these printers. There are hand-held units, which are great for people who need to make labels on the go, and there are desk units. Label printers are fast, can save money, and will make everything look more professional.
Where do you use labels in your business? Could a label printer help? How?
ID Card Printers
Print custom plastic badges with a barcode and magnetic stripe for students, employees, or members. You can also use for gift cards.
How large is your business? How could you benefit from an ID card printer? Should you consider more than just a printer? Most systems include a card printer, software, printer ribbon, camera, warranty, and cleaning kits.
If all the cards you use look the same and don’t have unique customer or employee information, it may be more cost effective to purchase your cards from a company that specializes in printing employee cards or gift and loyalty cards since card printers are fairly expensive.
Whether any of these types of printers are good for your business, taking the time to review your company’s printing capabilities may help you come up with better solutions for productivity and cost effectiveness.