With the rise of computers, emails and online documentation, you may feel that information on paper is becoming obsolete. This is far from the truth. Sometimes, you still need to print out information, and a truly paperless office remains a pipe dream. To transfer the information from your screens onto paper, you need inks and toners. In reality, without inks and toners, your business would come to a standstill.
If you look at the process of printing, you will find it quite interesting. Take a laser printer for example:
- The toner powder is drawn onto the printer drum using static electricity. A laser dictates the image to be created by cancelling out the static charge in areas where toner is not required.
- The paper rolls over the drum and the toner powder is transferred onto it.
- Finally, the toner powder is fused with heat and pressure into the paper fibres.
Today, with businesses struggling to keep afloat due to recession, how can they keep up with the rising costs of inks and toners? This small process is usually overlooked, as you rarely keep track of how many pages you print or how much ink and toner you consume. Hundreds of pages are printed every day in your office, so you need to keep sufficient stock of printing supplies. (more…)