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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How Are You Going to Get Better Next Year?

By Dave Quint | Oct 5, 2018 4:20:42 PM

Smart businesses are beginning to plot out their plans for growth in 2019 now.

Goals shouldn't be vague wishes either – growth or “better productivity” are as useless as all of those upcoming New Year's resolutions to “eat better” and “lose weight.”

No, your goals need to be SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.

Without a SMART plan of action, a goal is just another name for “wish” (and just as unlikely to come true).

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Are You Spending Too Much? Ask Yourself These 21 Questions About Your Printers and Copiers

By Dave Quint | Sep 21, 2018 3:46:11 PM

We talk to companies every day who just want to get a new printer or copier, stick it in their office, and move on.

While we’re always happy to make a sale, we also encourage these companies to stop thinking of copiers as interchangeable and start thinking about how they contribute to office-wide productivity.

Some follow our lead. Others don’t.

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Print With Color and Get Paid Faster, Plus 4 More Ways Color in Business Documents Improves Your Business

By Mike Andrews | Aug 15, 2018 1:14:00 PM

Smart use of color in customer-facing documents will help you get paid faster, improve your brand recognition, and move more people from browser to buyer.

Color has a huge impact in printed communications. 

Color shapes emotion and draws attention to words and phrases in a way to get your message across. Color can also draw attention to the action areas on documents – spotlighting the due by and payment due details on an invoice, for example.

But wait, haven't you advised to print in black and white rather than color because it's cheaper?

Yes.

You should use print rules (download a free copy of print rules and habits here) and common sense when printing in color – roughly half of all printed documents aren't even used after all. However, SMART use of color is, well, smart.

Here are five reasons to use color in your business documents.

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Energy-Saving Tips for Your Copiers and Printers That Are Good for You and the Environment

By Dave Quint | Jun 21, 2018 7:45:00 AM

How many of you turn off the lights when you leave a room?

Have you replaced your light bulbs with more energy-efficient ones? I'm sure you turn off the lights when you leave a room. And, of course, you adjust the air conditioning or heat based on when you're at home or in the office.

These are simple, common-sense steps nearly everyone takes to save on their electric bill.

But what about your office equipment?

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Get the Most Out of Your Copier: The Best Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Maximum Office Productivity

By Dave Quint | May 17, 2018 2:42:34 PM

It's easy to become a little bored with your copiers and other office equipment.

They're there.

They work.

When they don't work, you simply call in for copier repair and accept the interruption to your day as a fact of life.

You can do better than that.

We've been writing about copiers and ways to get the most out of them for a few years now. Below you'll find a selection of the best of the best of our tips.

With a few minutes of thought and planning, you can save time for yourself by making sure that you maximize copier up time and know how to choose the right equipment for your office.

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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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