What Are Network Printers and Local Printers?

By udm - March 28th, 2018 in Uncategorized

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The technological world is dominated by the cloud feature, smartphones, and networking. Therefore, it seems old school to print things on actual paper or use outdated cellular devices. However, in many businesses, staffers still rely on printing to communicate efficiently with coworkers, clients, and customers.

If you’re in need of a printer, it’s best to ask yourself, “which printer does my business need? And should I select a local printer or a network printer?

Here are the main differences between network printers and local printers. 

Network vs. Local: The Breakdown

A local printer remains connected directly to a specific computer through a USB cable. Furthermore, a local printer is only accessible from the particular computer’s workstation. Therefore, will only service one computer at a time.

In contrast, a network printer is part of a network of computers able to simultaneously access the same printers at the same time. Moreover, the network printer does not have to establish a physical connection to the network, can stay connected wirelessly and assigned to a designated workgroup.

So, Which Printer is Best for My Company?

Deciding whether your business should utilize a network printer or a local printer depends on your essential business needs and operations. Chat with SBS of Bakersfield today, and our knowledgeable team can help you identify the needs of your business and determine if the network or local printing is for you.

SBS of Bakersfield

Network printers have top-of-the-line built-in network interfaces. So, whichever industry you work in, you can save tons of office space and increase productivity when you share your materials over a network. We are sure that your company uses more than one computer. For that reason, you can benefit from network printing. Share your content faster now!

We provide the best solutions for small, local business and even large corporations. Rather than spending a lot of money on multiple printers for each of your computers, you can buy a single printer that has networking capabilities. And we can tell you whether your business should share a printer on a network and which one fits your budget. Contact us now to learn more and get a free consultation at (661) 397-8602.

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