Survey Finds Office Workers Need Easier-to-Use Printers and MFPs

If you work in an office, chances are you don’t change the copier or printer cartridge because it’s too messy or you just don’t know how to do it. That’s according to a new Zogby survey, commissioned by Xerox, of more than 2,000 office workers across the U.S. aimed to better understand some of the reasons behind office printing habits.

Of those surveyed, more than 1,000 respondents said they have experienced a mess when changing a printer/copier toner cartridge.

The mess, plus a lack of knowledge on how to change a printer cartridge, is why more than 10 percent of respondents typically put off printing until someone else changes the toner cartridges.

And though environmental stewardship is on the rise, not everyone knows exactly what happens to the empty printer cartridges once they are removed. Nearly one in five respondents said the old office printer/copier cartridges simply get thrown in the trash.

Enter Xerox’s Phaser 8560 and 8860 Solid Ink printers and MFPs – devices that are easy to use, produce incredible color prints, and are great for the environment. At the heart of these devices are non-toxic, crayon-like sticks of mess-free, solid ink. Users simply unwrap the recycled packaging and place the stick into slots on the top of the device (This can be done even while the machine is on). The packaging goes into the office recycle bin, and the ink sticks are melted and sprayed onto a drum, which is rolled and pressed onto the paper for crisp, vibrant prints.

Gone are the days of having to roll up the sleeve and change bulky, messy toner or inkjet cartridges.

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