The Two Versions of the PDF
Did you ever happen to go down an alleyway and notice these three tiles on a table? Taken together, they form an unusual photo. And on closer inspection, you quickly see that they, in fact, make a series of hash marks. Okay, this is actually an illustration from a children’s book – this would be a classic page from a book – but that does not mean you have to skip out on the question of whether it’s better to print or e-mail a document. It can be said, both in text and in examples like these, that both solutions can yield similar results. And that can be particularly relevant in situations where the same image can be used to illustrate several distinct concepts, or different concepts can be used to illustrate several pages.
On one hand, you can assume that – and remember – this illustration was taken from a children’s book – things are generally kid-friendly and children love making, using, and reading about pictures. If you want to share a document to your kids, there’s no better option than to print it out and have your three-year-old help put the finishing touches on it.
On the other hand, printing is also very popular among professionals in IT, as well as professional photographers and printers. The latter all prefer doing their work on dry and durable sheets because the fact that the photo can last for many years is of considerable value. And the fact that the photo printout can be read easily is vital, as a document that’s faded or water damaged is a document that will never retain its information and will never be properly formatted for use.
So, while you’re not opposed to using digital, you’re not completely intimidated by the thought of an inkjet or inkless tech-timer, either.
An Inkjet vs Inkless Tech-Timer
Digital printouts of a document are far more likely to stay on the screen longer because the resolution of a mobile device is much higher than that of a computer screen or a printed page. One handy thing that can be done with a high-resolution image is to enlarge the image so that text will not be lost. At this point, a handy technology that does just that is the Inkless Tech-Timer – exactly the kind that would work with a printout of a document or a digital image. This is a piece of tech that is designed to snap the digital image of a document at eye level, then print it out at full resolution. With this technology, the digital image is held firmly in place by an index-card-size sensor. It’s important to note, however, that this technology is best at making black and white images.
That aside, there are some pretty convenient ways to print documents and photos using Inkless Tech-Timers:
Drop it in your printer’s ink cartridge – a major step that you can, in theory, take any day of the week.
Locate the least expensive ink cartridge you own, for example, one with not much ink in it. You can order that cartridge online and then simply slap it in with the ink cartridge that’s currently being used.
A Deposit Receipt – Better yet, make that deposit in a currency that the sender doesn’t use. This is something which allows them to keep the fee to avoid confusion.
By taking this extra step, you’re lowering the risk that the inkjet printer will wash the device out. And it’s worth mentioning here that the Inkless Tech-Timer can also be used to print documents that you’ve printed out in large chunks. As such, you’re not only simplifying your work flow, but you’re also reducing the need to keep a backup printer stocked and always on standby.
Finally, with a 10-inkless tech-timer you can print without worrying about accidentally smudging your work-related digital images – a pain that comes with using inkjet printers.
Of course, there’s no guarantee that having one of these digital printouts will result in the document surviving long term. In fact, it can be quite the opposite, in many cases. But if you choose not to replace a document, you’re actually saving money – and if you’re not replacing a document when it’s not necessary, then you’re also never paying more than what you would with a laser printer or a thick pen.
On top of that, if you do decide to replace a document, you can easily remove the digital inkjet image that was held in place. And then you can replace it, too. Which of the two digital solutions is the better choice for your work flow? That’s a question that you’ll need to answer before