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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These 4 Freedoms Delivered by Managed Print Services Will Help Your Office Get More Done

By Dave Quint | Sep 25, 2018 12:36:12 PM

"Every dollar spent on printing involves another $9 to manage it."*

Print costs are the third largest office expenditure for most companies. Regular readers will be familiar with the financial arguments I’ve made in favor of trimming those costs with managed print services (check out this infographic for a high-level visual overview).

Beyond dollars and cents, the other hidden cost of managing your own printing environment is time. Staff time ordering supplies and requesting maintenance. Lost time from copiers going down without preventive maintenance. Lost IT time spent troubleshooting issues.

Does your copier have to scratching your head? Outsource it. Click here to learn more about Managed Print Services.

Here are four freedoms that turning to MPS can provide to your office.

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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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The Printer Won’t Print -- 6 Quick and Simple Tips and Fixes to Common Printing Problems

By Dave Quint | Sep 15, 2018 10:54:00 AM

It happens to all of us.

We click print; walk to the printer; and . . . nothing.

It’s an annoying fact of office life, sometimes rising to the level of panic if we can’t print an important document needed ASAP.

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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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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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Oldies But Not So Goodies – 13 Reasons to Update Those Old Copiers Holding Your Business Back

By Dave Quint | Jun 19, 2018 8:06:00 AM

Every other year or so we've gotten used to the release of the next new batch of amazing phones.

People line up around the block or camp overnight for a chance to be the first to get their hands on one. Sometimes the changes and upgrades have been revolutionary; more often they're evolutionary.

Either way, we know that we'll be able to do more with the new phones – even if we end up just watching cat videos on a slightly larger and better screen. 

While not as exciting for the wider world, copier manufacturers are also constantly innovating and improving their products.

It might not be as exciting as getting a brand new phone, but investing in new office equipment can help your office get more done. There is a time and a place for “if it's not broke, don't fix it.” However, if you've had the same copier for a decade (or even a few years); considering an upgrade isn't a bad idea.

Here are 13 benefits from updating older office equipment.

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