7 Marketing Documents That You Can Cost-Effectively Produce With an In-House Production Printer

By Mike Andrews | Dec 27, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Ever wondered; while you tossed another bunch of ads for plumbing, catalogs for different stores you’ve shopped at, and the assortment of other offers you received in the mail into the trash; why companies keep sending them?

It’s a simple answer: printed materials work.

Have you ever kept a coupon mailed to you and then bought something you needed (and maybe a few more things) a few days or even weeks later?

How about kept a catalog around and then needed a last minute gift idea?

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Why Bring a Production Printer In-House? Control, Costs, and 3 More Reasons

By Mike Andrews | Dec 20, 2018 2:19:57 PM

It’s easy to say “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.”

But, honestly, you’ve probably been influenced by a book’s cover art to buy it -- or at least pick it up.

When it comes to your printed marketing materials, your offer is going to be judged by the quality of the printed output-- color, design, shape, and, of course, the offer will all combine to pick up or dump your efforts into the “circular file.”

Decades ago, to get the high quality needed for marketing mailers (we’re not talking about the weekly circulars from local outlet stores or grocery stores) you needed an offset press. These are huge machines, often the length of an entire warehouse, designed for huge volumes and high quality.

Over the last decade, digital presses have become both less costly while their quality now is nearly equal to traditional presses.

Digital production printing is now cost-effective for businesses who need to print high-quality documents for marking or internal presentations.

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How Long Should My Copier Last?

By Dave Quint | Dec 8, 2018 4:45:00 PM

When you spend thousands of dollars on a piece of equipment, this is an important question. Of course you want to maximize the ROI from your purchase (or lease). 

This is a loaded question though and the answer, I’m sorry to say, is the same as it often is: it depends.

I will say that with average use and regular maintenance, a mid-range floor copier can operate for about five years and a decade for high-end models or .mid-range model that’s lightly used. 

There are two filters to look at the lifespan of a copier:

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“Hello, How Can I Help You?” Meet Brenda, Advanced Systems Telecommunications Specialist

By Dave Quint | Nov 7, 2018 1:04:58 PM

Acquiring a new phone system can be a confusing mess. Our telecommunications implementation specialist, Brenda Schares, takes the confusion out of the process for our customers.

Many of our customers (maybe even you!) don’t know that we offer business phone systems -- including voice over IP.

I’d like to introduce you to our own “Phone Lady.”

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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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Saving Digital Documents for Decades – What You Need to Know About PDF/A

By Lane Lebahn | Oct 24, 2018 4:35:18 PM

Businesses are forgoing traditional archiving formats, such as microfilm and paper, and are increasingly opting for electronic formats to store valuable information securely.


Why? Digital storage makes retrieval faster and is often less costly. As a larger portion of documents are “born digital” it also makes less and less sense to print those documents for long-term archival or records management needs.

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Document Management in Action - Human Resources

By Lane Lebahn | Oct 10, 2018 12:48:14 PM

Human Resource departments are often piled high with documents -- and for good reason. HR is the keeper of vital company policies, employee records, and other information necessary to maintain and keep available.

While some records are never given a second glance, HR staff need quick access to them at all times, just in case an issue arises. Some documents are regularly needed and accessed several times a year.

For that reason, paper is a challenging method of record keeping. Document management software provides an efficient way to retrieve information and ensure its accuracy.

Here are just a few of the ways HR departments can benefit from going digital.

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