The world of education continues to be uprooted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Safety protocols vary from school to school and guidelines are constantly changing, making it difficult for large and small organizations alike to keep up.
Despite this, more schools are reopening to ensure that students don’t fall behind in their education. Along with these reopenings comes new pressure on already cash-strapped organizations as they strain to keep up with new guidelines.
As budgets get slashed, schools must find new ways to provide necessary signage and other materials as cost-effectively as possible.
Today’s wide format printers can not only help schools keep signage aligned with constantly changing guidelines, but they are a value-added tool that will continue to be essential, even after the virus has passed.
Wide Format Printers — A Cost-Effective Tool for Schools
Wide format printers offer schools the ability to print necessary signs, banners, and other materials on demand, without the inconvenience — and expense — of using a third-party vendor.
Among other advantages, having a wide format printer on school premises allows education organizations to:
1. Get the Signage You Need Instantly
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has set forth a number of guidelines for health and safety that pertain to schools. Among their recommendations are done-for-you print resources that support these guidelines.
In addition, schools must keep students socially distanced, both in the classroom and while waiting in line at the cafeteria or in other open areas. Using floor stickers to help students correctly gauge the necessary six-foot distance is a perfect way to keep students safer.
A wide format printer has the ability to print a variety of media, including durable vinyl material that can supply custom floor stickers anywhere you need them.
2. Produce Low-Contact Handbills and Banners for Events
Many schools are reopening their athletics and other extracurricular programs to help contribute to students’ mental and physical wellbeing.
In the interest of safety, many schools are implementing guidelines for attendance including wearing facial coverings, practicing social distancing, and sanitizing practice and play areas.
Single-use handbills for performances and events can help reduce the spread of virus and can also be used to ensure all attendees are aware of new rules and regulations that may be in place.
A wide format printer can not only assist in handbill printing, but can also provide eye-catching banners to clearly direct foot traffic, outline other safety rules, or just show team spirit.
3. Provide Stunning Full-Color Support for the Classroom
Wide format printers can be useful tools for schools — or classes — that focus on art, photography, or multimedia design.
With their full-color, high-definition output they can easily produce striking prints on many types of media, such as:
- Bonded paper
- Coated paper
- Technical paper such as vellum
- Matte or clear film
- Photographic paper
- Self-adhesive paper
Options will vary from printer to printer, but most wide format printers offer several media choices for increased flexibility.
Outside of the art studio, these printers can generate stunning, full-color posters to draw attention to upcoming athletic events, essential safety rules, fundraisers, or other events that require promotion.
Cartridge World Has the Right Printer for Your Budget
At Cartridge World Quad Cities, we understand the need for schools to get the technology they need while keeping a close eye on the budget, especially as COVID-19 continues to impact our economy and the way we work, live, and play.
That is why we have done our research in advance and curated a wide range of high-quality printer choices for you from industry leaders such as HP, Lexmark, Xerox, Dell, Epson, Canon, and Copystar.
Not only does this variety bring you access to a greater selection in terms of function and features, it also ensures that you will be able to find the right printer for your needs — within the constraints of your current budget.
Our team of print experts can easily assess your existing print infrastructure, take an in-depth look at your projected needs and goals, and choose the right printer or design the perfect printer fleet to meet your objectives — on time and within budget.
Leverage the cost-effective quality of a wide format printer to help your school adjust to the new guidelines and restrictions of a post-COVID environment. Contact a Cartridge World Quad Cities representative today and choose from our wide variety of exceptional printers.