Accelerating Productivity by Acing Monochrome Printing

Singapore | 29 March 2023

Accelerating Productivity by Acing Monochrome Printing

The success of any business largely depends on its efficiency and productivity. If a company is able to work smarter, faster, and more efficiently, it will naturally be more profitable. However, too often businesses suffer from a lack of appropriate technology that could help them reach their goals. One such technology is monochrome printing.

What is Monochrome Printing? 

Also known as black and white printing, monochrome printing involves using only black ink to produce text-based documents, forms and spreadsheets. It differs from colour printing which uses multiple colours simultaneously to print documents with visual elements such as brochures, posters, and presentations.

Where colour does not add value to the document, monochrome printing offers an economical solution for businesses looking to save money on their printing costs while still producing superior quality prints. For business owners who have a primarily print-based workflow, you may consider switching to monochrome printing – especially if your organisation uses a substantial amount of text-heavy materials on a regular basis.

How to Increase Productivity with Monochrome Printing

Especially if speed is the main concern for your business, monochrome printing can be incredibly useful in streamlining your output and boosting overall productivity. With monochrome printing, employees can quickly print out what they need in just one colour. The absence of other colours eliminates the need for extra time spent calibrating settings and waiting for lengthy print jobs to finish, speeding up the document creation process significantly.

Monochrome printers may also operate faster since they don’t have to perform multiple passes for each page – meaning you can produce large amounts of documents in a shorter amount of time. This can enable employees to complete more in less time and direct their attention to other tasks, like customer service or product development.

With that in mind, how can you leverage the benefits of monochrome printing to maximise productivity in your organisation? Here are a few tips:

  • Invest in a high-quality monochrome printer. Look for a printer that has a fast printing speed; a slower machine can have a severe impact on workflow and productivity.
  • Rely on monochrome printing for text-based documents. If you’re printing documents that don’t require colour, such as reports, memos, or invoices, switch to monochrome printing to save time and resources.
  • Use monochrome printing for draft copies. If you’re working on a document that will eventually be printed in colour, consider printing draft copies in black and white first. You can always switch to colour printing for the final version.
  • Use print management software. Print management software allows you to track, monitor, and control printing within your organisation. This can help you identify and eliminate unnecessary printing, as well as optimise your printer fleet for maximum efficiency.

Get Started with Monochrome Printing

For those looking for a cost-effective, efficient and versatile printing solution, Konica Minolta’s AccurioPrint 2100 will be a smart choice.

Imagine producing a monthly peak volume of up to 2.25 million letter size pages per month. Running at A4 size pages per minute, this printer can handle various media types up to 350g/m² and duplex up to 300g/m² – great for enterprises churning out diverse and voluminous printing jobs. Additionally, it offers stacking capabilities of up to 4,200 sheets and an array of finishing options that adds quality to the output. Paired with Konica Minolta’s range of digital solutions, AccurioPrint 2100 yields an enviable level of productivity and ensures print production is easier than ever before.

Consult with our dedicated specialists and learn how you can integrate monochrome printing into your business processes with Konica Minolta today. Besides the AccurioPrint 2100, you may also explore other popular office printer models used by organisations ranging from education institutions to law offices.