Mobile printers are utilized primarily to improve efficiencies and productivity across an organization. By giving workers the ability to create labels and receipts exactly where and when they’re needed, companies can skip the usual steps of moving back and forth to a stationary or vehicle-mounted printer, picking up the print output, and bringing the printed assets back to where they’re needed.
These steps create unnecessary labor costs for printing operations. This means that the value of a mobile printer depends directly on how it affects productivity; however, productivity enhancement isn’t a line item on mobile printer spec sheets that allow you to compare mobile printer models.
Instead, spec sheets list print widths, sizes and weights, wireless connectivity support, media compatibility, I/Os, power sources and other configurations that add up to thousands of potential models from which to choose.
Determining how these options and features relate to mobile printer reliability and productivity is essential for choosing the best option for your organization.
Factors for Choosing the Best Mobile Printer
There are five major tips for determining the best mobile printer for your company:
- Understand your worker’s needs
- Respect the work environment
- Don’t stray from enterprise integration and security standards
- Consider operating cost as part of total cost
- Match the mobile printer to its computer correctly
First, start by taking a moment to respect your work environment. Mobile printers go with the worker and may be exposed to dirt, dust, heat and humidity, are at risk of being hit each time a user gets out of a vehicle and are frequently dropped. Failing to safeguard against these threats can result in lost productivity and reduced service levels. For more information on mobile printers, stay tuned here with MSM Solutions. Don’t hesitate to ask us about the Zebra ZQ500, one of our favorite mobile Zebra printers at 800.832.3170 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to ask us about our barcode printer models as well.