Benefits of A4 Portable Printing
In the age of mobile apps printing a full size A4 report on site can seem a bit archaic. What are the benefits of A4 portable printing? why print a visit job report or certificate when it could be emailed as a .pdf from the database side of the mobile system?
Why..? Because in some mobility deployment scenarios leaving behind an A4 hard copy of a report or other document is a legal requirement or simply best practice. Being able to print a visit report or other documents on the spot for a service engineer or sales person can save valuable time and by doing away with having to obtain a copy from a HQ miles away.
Using direct thermal A4 printing technology technicians find these printers easy to use as no messy ink or toner is required to produce accurate legible and professional. Not surprisingly document production is more legible and professional than is likely to be achieved via a hand written multi part pad. Watch the Video.
Whether it is for printing out receipts, site visit reports or the required regulatory notices, Brother portable printers are robust, compact and lightweight. Similar in size to a packet of spaghetti, 255(W) x 55(D) x 40(H) mm and 480g (excluding battery) the printer doesn’t add greatly to the carry around weight.
What Scenarios To Consider for A4 Portable Printing
- Invoices – print a full size invoice on the spot.
- Financial plans – print illustrative documents.
- Price quotations – leave a hard copy with the client.
- Contracts – close the sale and get sign off straight away.
- Service reports.
- Maintenance reports.
- Replacement part orders.
- Paperwork for: Route Accounting/Van Sales/Direct Store Delivery.
- Delivery notes.
- Order sheets.
- Stock taking data.
Government and Emergency Services
- Patient reports.
- Incident reports.
- Enforcement & Compliance notices – such as Fixed Penalty notices.
- Environmental Health and Pest Control Visit Reports
- Waste consignment notes.
PJ printers offer great benefits of A4 portable printing including a number of dpi options and can be run on rechargeable batteries, connected via AC or a vehicle power kit. They are feature-rich and have USB, Infrared Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity linking to PDA’s smartphones, tablet or laptops. Printer drivers are available for Windows OS and software development kits can be provided to support iOS Windows Mobile and Android applications.
Combining the Brother A4 printer with one of our field based apps such as our Pest Control system – PestWorxs results in an integrated system that manages appointments, and enables all call out and service information, data, reports and documents to be synchronised and shared between the technician and the office.
PJ Printers mean that handwritten forms are a thing of the past. The .pdf is dead long live the .pdf !