The Role of Paper Today

role of paper

role of paper

Over the past 15 years, more and more companies are strongly recommending to customers that they quit requesting information on paper. Instead, companies are suggesting that people can get information digitally.

While some are concerned by this, the fact remains that printing things on paper is still important.

Real and Experiential

There has been a growing trend that individuals and companies are deliberately turning to paper to convey a message. The message can be focused on advertising or getting basic information out concerning an individual or fact. Whatever the case is, the message is put on a piece of paper that allows people to interact with it.

Fliers are a good example of this. Some fliers are immediately put into the garbage. Other fliers are used to further information or an advertisement. People may put a political flier on the door to a refrigerator. A flier may be posted on the bulletin board of a business or a place of worship. Paper can be the best way to convey a message of love and thoughtfulness when an individual is a long way off.

Video conferencing or a phone call can help, but both of these methods of communication end at some point. That being said, a paper card or note does not fade away at all. The message stays the same even as time passes on.

Helpful Printers

It can be easy for an individual or business to assume that the old ways of communicating through paper will work. That belief is not necessarily true. Paper does have a role in communicating, but the role has changed.

Fortunately, printers have changed as well. Printing in color is not as expensive as it once was. A paper can easily be scanned in order to be reproduced with permission. Today, there is a wide selection of printers that can be purchased. Some printers are intended for single use, but other printers are designed to print copies hundreds of times each day.

People may have questions or wonder about what type of printer would work best in a business. There may be inquiries concerning the longevity of a particular unit. It can be helpful to contact a company that specializes in this type of work, such as Konica Minolta managed services. Professionals can give real answers and helpful solutions to those in need.


Paper is not going away despite the heavy amount of digital information that is available today. Although the need of it has changed over the past few years, paper still serves a valuable purpose. It is up to an individual or business to determine how using paper can still be a beneficial way to communicate.

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Author: Damian Davila

Ideas and concepts from Damian Davila, Ecuatoriano thriving in Hawaii. Pro marketer and blogger. Find him at @idaconcpts on Twitter.