In this digital day and age, most of our written communication is via text messages, email and electronic documents, but there are still plenty of times when you need to print. And creating a hard copy can be affordable and easy to do.
Canon's range of printers are renowned for their cost-effectiveness, efficiency and reliability. Some are best for text, while others are geared to graphical and photographic output, and there are many models that make an excellent job of both, even if you're on a tight budget.
For students, as well as the need to sometimes submit work in print, there are other less obvious benefits to printing. Creating physical notes for quick and easy reference can be a great learning and revision aid. And even if you're going to submit documents electronically, reading through them in print first can make it much easier to spot mistakes, as well as being a welcome break for the eyes from viewing everything on-screen. For graphical and photographic courses, where you often have to submit physical projects, creating prints can really help you to critique your own work and pinpoint areas for improvement.
If you're not used to laying out projects for printing, you can also use Canon's Easy-PhotoPrint Editor app, which allows you to edit photos and create collages, posters and more using a range of ready-made templates. And the Canon Easy-Layout Editor software even allows you to lay out multiple files (text documents, spreadsheets, PDFs, images etc) as one file and print them together onto one piece of paper. You can also use it to choose the specific parts of a web page you want to print out.
Many colleges and universities now use Google Classroom to organise assignments – if yours is one of them, you can use your Canon printer to print out your worksheets via the cloud. Simply log in to Google Classroom via the printer's touchscreen or the app on your smart device, and you can click through to individual classes and print out assignment sheets set by your tutors. Once you've finished the work, if your Canon printer includes a built-in scanner you can even scan the completed pages back in and submit them, again directly via the printer screen or app.
There's a large choice of printers available to suit all needs, but we're here to give you a few pointers to help you find a student printer that's perfectly matched to your requirements and budget. Read on to discover your perfect printing partner.