5 Tips for Choosing the Right Production Printer for Your Office

By Mike Andrews | Nov 1, 2018 1:45:04 PM

Even as the “less paper” office becomes more realistic and we seem to do everything on apps, paper still plays a key role in marketing, invoicing, and other large-volume and high quality printing functions.

When you need to print high-volumes at high quality, you need a production printer. With so many options, what are the important things to look for as you search?

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Get Rid of Toner Pirates -- Free Downloadable Tip Sheet

By Dave Quint | Sep 19, 2018 10:41:17 AM

Avast there, me hearties!

In case you didn’t know it, today is Talk Like a Pirate day.

Over the years, we’ve had these scallawags attempting to board our clients. Most recently, a handful of our clients were attacked.

Fortunately, these boarding attempts were repelled as our clients knew to call us and not answer the high-pressure techniques of the toner pirates.

Others may not be as lucky.

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Don’t Be Boarded By Toner Pirates – 7 Tips to Sink Their Ship

By Dave Quint | Aug 20, 2018 12:29:00 PM

I know, “toner pirates” sounds like a crazy Saturday Night Live sequel to the “Makin’ Copies” skits of the 90s (the phrase always makes me start humming “A Pirate Looks at 40” by Jimmy Buffet).

Unfortunately, they’re real (in 2016 Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller secured a judgement against three Orange County, CA operations barring them from targeting Iowa offices with “a classic toner pirate scam”). When originally created this post after two of our customers had been victimized. They're at it again.

Here's how they tried to board three of our clients just this past week.

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12 Questions to Help You Find the Best Copier Dealer to Help Your Business Succeed

By Dave Quint | Jun 4, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Choosing the right copier partner can be the difference between good office morale and copiers and printers that are consistently down and in need of repair.

I've written about how to find the best copier (read “How Much Does a Color Copier Cost?” Is the Wrong Question).

When you choose the right copier dealer, they'll help you find the best copier for you. 

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Get Rid of Extra Copiers and Printers – For The Best Productivity and Cost Savings, You Need the "Just Right" Mix

By Dave Quint | May 22, 2018 11:29:00 AM

Every office needs the “Goldilocks” solution for their copiers and printers – not too many, but not too few.

With too many copiers and printers, you're paying for capacity you don't need or use (little known fact – underused copiers have maintenance issues too). Too few devices and staff will experience productivity loss as they wait in line at the copier or have documents lost in print queues or held up in increasingly frequent paper jams.

Like Goldilocks' porridge and bed, your mix of copiers and printers should be just right!

With a little bit of planning and foresight, every company can rightsize their print fleet to only pay for exactly what's needed.

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The Cost of Cheap: When Buying a Copier, Your Decision Should Rarely Be Based ONLY on Price

By Dave Quint | Apr 6, 2018 8:17:00 AM

I want to talk a short bit about cost versus value.

That said, of course, the highest cost doesn't always equal the best product or service. Conversely, the lowest cost doesn't necessarily equal the best value either.

“Cheap” can mean inexpensive. Getting a great deal for less than you expect is fantastic. When a good service or product matches with a good price, who doesn't love that?

But cheap also means “poor quality, second rate, shoddy, low-grade, inferior, or substandard”.

Worse, cheap is also another way of saying “miserly, stingy, or tightfisted.”

And, even worse, cheap can be used to mean “despicable, contemptible, immoral, unscrupulous, or unprincipled.”

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Leases, Jams, Recycling, Training, and Business Processes – Reader-Approved Blogs of 2017

By Dave Quint | Jan 3, 2018 1:09:21 PM

Happy New Year!

We’ve had the pleasure of blogging for you for almost three years now.

In case you missed them, here are nine of the most popular blogs from 2017.

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