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When it comes to printers, the long-revered A3 printer has held its ground as a reliable solution for managing larger paper sizes and diverse paper types. However, in today’s offices, the A4 printer has emerged as a compelling alternative, surpassing the A3 in sales by a significant margin. So, why is the A4 taking the lead? Let’s have a look at the top four reasons driving this shift.

1. Less Service Needed

A4 devices require fewer service calls compared to their larger A3 counterparts. This can be attributed to their smaller size and simpler mechanisms, resulting in lower maintenance requirements. The reduced need for servicing translates to enhanced reliability and cost savings for businesses.

2. More Features

A notable advantage of A4 devices is the wide array of features they offer, many of which were traditionally exclusive to A3 devices. From advanced functionalities like stapling, folding, and punching, to stacking, A4 printers boast versatility and sophistication at a more accessible price point. This expanded feature set enhances productivity and operational efficiency for businesses of all sizes.

Kyocera A4 KYOPA4000CX

3. Smaller and More Compact

The compact nature of A4 devices makes them highly adaptable to workspaces of varying sizes. Their smaller footprint not only makes them a practical choice for offices with limited space but also facilitates seamless integration into existing workflows and setups. This flexibility is invaluable in optimizing workspace utilization and enhancing overall operational fluidity.

4. Cost-Effectiveness

A key driver behind the surge in A4 printer popularity is their cost-effectiveness. With a lower price point compared to A3 devices, coupled with the availability of advanced features, A4 printers present an attractive proposition for businesses seeking to optimize their budget without compromising on essential functionalities. 

The rise of the A4 is closely tied to evolving customer demands and the accelerating shift towards remote workspaces and digital transformation. As businesses seek streamlined, cost-efficient, and versatile printing solutions, the A4 class remains the favored option, driving its unprecedented dominance in the market.

Here at Impression Solutions, we are proud to specialize in A4 imaging devices. Want to learn more? Download our ebook The Rise of the A4, or contact us here!

About ISI

Impression Solutions Inc. is a value-add, full-service distributor of printing and imaging solutions. ISI offers their dealers, resellers and their end users unparalleled service and support as an OEM full-line authorized distributor of Kyocera monochrome and color printers, MFPs, Wide Format Printers, printer accessories, printer supplies and customized printing solutions. 

Recent launches include Virtual Inventory Services and IS Docs, a turnkey Document Management program for Imaging Dealers to grow their monthly recurring revenues (MRR). 

ISI maintains a full inventory of over 2,200 SKUs of printer products ready for same-day shipment from their 35,000 square feet of warehousing space in 5 distribution centers from coast to coast.