When the Covid-19 pandemic forced employees to start working from home, Jamie Watson, an amateur photographer and strategy director at an advertising agency in Bristol, soon transformed his dining room into his own home office. As deadlines loomed and creativity waned, he found one thing was missing: a good printer.
As lockdown eases, we are shifting to a more hybrid way of working, where the transition between home and office working is more important than ever before. Jamie works with clients, a research team and a creative concept team, to help create innovative campaigns and more for a range of brands. He now works both from home and in the office and appreciates the different freedoms of each.
The perfect home office isn't complete without a good printer, something we often realise during a pressing deadline or before a meeting when the need to print arises. And with many more of us working remotely, it's a functional piece of technology that can result in less screen time and actually speed up creative processes.
The shift between home and office environments can be seamless with the right equipment. With the Canon range of high-performance printers – in particular the 4-in-1 compact Canon PIXMA TR4640 – it's possible to create the same professional standard of prints quickly and easily.
"When I have loads of work to do, working from home is quite a good way to get away from the distractions of the office," Jamie says. "You can manage your time a little better and it's just a bit less rigid than traditional working hours. Obviously, you don't have to commute either, so you can get a bit more work done in a day. I'm quite into cycling, so I can go for a bike ride without having to factor in the time to commute to the office, or vice versa."
However, working collaboratively with team members is easier in an office environment, and tasks can be completed more efficiently.
Here, Jamie shares how his home printer offers him a pathway away from his screen to fully immerse himself in projects he works on at home.