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Saturday, October 6, 2018

10 Ways To Extend The Life Of Your Printer

With so many moving parts and opportunities for paper jams, it's a wonder that many printers last as long as they do.  Especially since, on average, support pros devote precious little time to working on printers.  It's too bad, because costly repair bills can add up quickly, and replacing printers before their time is an expensive endeavor.  While supporting printers is hardly glamorous, a little effort will lengthen any printer's lifespan.  Use these tips for any type of printer you support.  Just keep in mind that consulting the printer's owner's manual is always a good idea before embarking on any major printer maintenance procedure.


#1: Clean the inside of your printer
As simple as it may sound, one of the best preventive maintenance tasks you can perform is to keep your printer's insides as clean as possible.  It's easy to do, if you look for excess paper dust or other debris whenever you open up your printer.  At least once a month - or more often, if your users print a lot - use a can of compressed air to blow the dust and debris out of the printer.

#2: Refrain from using bent, torn, or used paper
Damaged paper can cause paper jams.  Any time a paper jam occurs, there's a possibility that something else on the printer can break.  To prevent jams and other problems, always use new paper that isn't bent, torn, or damaged in any way.

#3: Use high-quality paper
As a cost-saving measure, many organizations purchase medium- to low-grade paper to use in their printers.  However, this type of paper can also cause paper jams.  Although a decent brand of 20lb paper should suffice for most printing jobs, to make your printing shine, you should use at least 24lb paper.  To help you determine exactly what type of paper you should use in your printer, most printer manufacturers publish minimum paper standards.  If your paper doesn't meet these specifications, the vendor won't provide warranty support until you use the proper type of paper.  Review the documentation that came with the printer or visit the manufacturer's Web site to learn the paper specifications.

#4: Store paper in a low-humidity environment
High environmental humidity can cause paper to stick together, leading to paper jams and paper feed errors.  This is especially true for low-end printers or DeskJet printers, whose paper-feed mechanisms are not as finely tuned to separate pages in the paper tray.  To prevent multiple pages from sticking together and feeding at the same time, store your paper in a cool, low-humidity environment and locate your printer in a low-humidity environment.

#5: Use high-quality labels
Whenever a printer is used for making labels, always supply it with high-quality label stock.  This is even more important than using high-quality paper because cheap labels can completely ruin printer parts, such as a platen or fuser.  When cheap labels are sent through a fuser or around a roller, they can peel off of the backing paper and become affixed to the first surface they come in contact with.  This wreaks havoc with printer parts because you either have to peel the labels off, which can be an enormous task, or you're forced to replace the part.  In the case of fusers, the cost of such a repair can be several hundred dollars.  High-quality labels, on the other hand, do not come off quite so easily, so you can use them with less fear of damaging the printer.

#6: Use the straightest paper path for labels
When printing on label stock, eliminate as many bends in the paper path as possible.  For example, use the manual feed tray, which allows the labels to feed directly into the printer without bending. If the printer has an additional paper exit path that eliminates the labels passing around another roller, you should use it.  Reducing the number of rollers that label stock passes around will reduce the possibility of a label peeling off the backing paper and sticking to something inside of the printer.

#7: Replace old and worn rollers
Worn feed rollers are another cause of paper jams.  When the rollers have come to the end of their useful life, they'll have a glazed and/or slippery surface that lets the paper slip off.  This can either prevent the paper from being picked up in the paper tray or cause the paper to feed incorrectly while in the paper path.  In laser printers, rollers normally have a life expectancy that is as long as the printer maintenance kit's.  Therefore, if you change the rollers when you change the maintenance kit, you shouldn't have too many problems with feed rollers.  However, DeskJet and other types of printers don't normally require a tune-up like laser printers do, so you won't need to change the feed rollers on a regular basis.  Often, the manufacturer will offer a kit you can use to rough up the surface of a roller, so it will reliably pick up paper again.  These kits include a very stiff Scotch-brite pad and a program that causes the feed roller to run against the pad so the surface of the roller is roughed up.  If your printer's manufacturer doesn't offer such a kit, you can do the job yourself with a small file. If you do, be sure to rough up the roller surface evenly.

#8: Close the manual feed tray when not in use
If the printer uses a manual feed tray for printing labels or legal-size documents, make sure that it's always closed when not in use.  A quick turn of a chair or an accidental slip could cause a user to bump into the protruding tray and break it.  Although it may be a slight inconvenience to keep unfolding the tray, it's much safer in its stored position.

#9: Use care when replacing parts
Since printers are made of breakable materials like plastic, you should use care when assembling or repairing them.  This is especially true when working with covers and cases because the small plastic tabs that hold them in place are easy to break off.  If you find yourself exerting a great deal of force when reassembling a printer, you should probably back off and take another look at how the parts fit together.  The chances are good that the angle you're using to put the parts together is wrong or the parts don't fit together the way you thought they did.

#10: Purchase a service manual
If you'd like to know more about repairing your particular model of printer, you can buy a service manual from the manufacturer.  These manuals provide extensive troubleshooting tips, subassembly diagrams, and other useful repair information.  When it comes time to make repairs on your printer, the service manual will make your job much easier.  Depending on the type of repair you're doing, you may even be able to read step-by-step instructions for solving your particular problem.


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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Troubleshooting Your Non-Printing Printer - Five Things to Check


Has your printer stopped printing?  This always seems to happen as you try to print the boarding pass for your Caribbean cruise.  Please try these five checks first before you kill your printer.
Several things can fix printing.  Some are easy simple checks and others are more complicated.  This article presents the five things you can do to repair printing.  After that, you are free to get a hammer, take out your frustration on your device, and buy a new cheaper one.  We begin here first, with the simple easy checks and then progress to the more complex issues to resolve.


Check 1: Printing devices must be powered-on to print.  Please make sure that the power is turned on and that the power-on light is lighted.  At this time it is best to make sure that all cables are plugged into the device and that there are no error light indicators on.   A quick check of the paper tray and paper hopper is in order as well.  These should have a sufficient supply of fresh paper in them.

Check 2: Please make sure that you are using the printer you are expecting.  To verify this when using Microsoft® Word, please click on the upper left menu item "File" and then "Print" from the drop down menu.  This reveals the printing panel to the right of the drop-down menu.  In the printing panel on the upper left is the print button.  Immediately below that, the printer is identified.  If the name of this device is not the printer you are expecting to use, there is a triangle pointing down on the right-hand side.  Clicking on this triangle reveals a drop-down list of printers to which your computer can send the document for printing.  Please make sure you have selected the printer that you expect.  There are similar selections other computer programs that permit you to verify and to select the printer you wish to use.

You can print on a different printer as a test.   When the document prints on the other printer, your printer has the problem.   This helps you identify precisely where the problem is, either hardware or software components.
Check 3: Please verify that the documents waiting to print are not stopped and held up in the print queue.  When a printer encounters any problem printing a document, it just stops printing.   Any document that is subsequently sent to the printer cannot be printed until the previous document is completely printed.

Printers print one document at a time.  This is similar to cows crossing a stream.  If the first cow comes to the stream and does not cross, all remaining cows wait in line to cross the stream behind the first cow.  If the first cow does cross the stream, the other cows follow.  When one of the other cows refuses to cross the stream, the cows following it stop and do not cross the stream.

Similarly, printers print all documents in the order that they are sent to the printer.  If the ink runs out, if there is a paper the error, or if there is some other malfunction that stops a document from printing, that document and all remaining documents will stop printing.  After the error is corrected, the document may or may not automatically start printing.  Sometimes you must restart the document printing for that document and subsequent documents to print.

The printer document waiting line on Windows 7® is found by clicking on the "Start" button and opening "Devices and Printers".  In the "Devices and Printers" window you select the printer you are using. Clicking the right mouse button opens a pop-up menu from which you select "See what's printing". This opens the printer queue.  If there are no documents listed, then Windows® believes that all documents have been sent to the printer and printed.

Sometimes a printer is set to work offline. In this event nothing can print because the device is offline. When a printer icon is colored light gray, the printer is likely set offline.  In the "See what's printing" window, clicking on the "Printer" menu item produces a drop down menu.  The "Use Printer Offline" selection appears about three lines from the bottom of this menu.  Since Windows 7® is context sensitive and displays only the possible menu selections appropriate, the "Use Printer Offline" menu selection is often not visible.  To place the device online, please un-check the "Use Printer Offline" menu item.

Check 4: Many printing problems are caused by the loss of connection between the computer and the printer.  To check the printer connection on Windows 7® you again click on the "Start" button and open "Devices and Printers".  In the devices and printers window you select the printer you are using, click the right mouse button to open a pop-up menu, and you select "Printer properties".  The printer properties window should open on the "General" tab.  In the lower right should be the "Print Test Page" button. Clicking on this button is a quick way to test whether the computer is connected to the printer.  It should immediately print a test page on the printer.  If it does not print a test page, then the link to the printer may not be functioning properly.

To verify the computer's connection to the printer you select the "Ports" tab.  The "Ports" tab identifies the port that connects the computer to the printer.  When the printer is connected by a USB cable to the computer, the port label identifies a USB port.  Sometimes unplugging a USB cable and plugging it into a different USB port re-establishes the connection between the computer and the printer.

Driver programs connecting Windows to the printer port may not be functioning properly with Windows.  In this case reinstalling the latest printer driver programs can resolve this issue.  The driver programs must typically match exactly the version of Windows on the computer.  Often separate driver programs are used for the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows®.  The latest driver programs are found at the printer manufacturer's website.
If the printer is a network printer, a standard TCP/IP port is checked.  A TCP/IP port connection can be broken when the incorrect printer IP address is used.  To reconnect the printer to the computer, make sure that the IP address on the computer is the same as the IP address assigned to the printer.  When the printer is a wireless printer, verifying the connection becomes more difficult.  Similar to any other network connected printer, a wireless printer must have the IP address match the address used by the TCP/IP port on the computer.

Sometimes the printer may be identified by name and not by IP address.  If the name is correct, a test page should print on the printer.  When a test page does not print, the most direct resolution of the problem may be re-installation of the printer.  This would require the original printer installation CDs or a download of the installation software from the printer manufacturer's website.

Check 5: Wireless printers often lose their connections to the network.  This can be verified by going to the printer and selecting from the printer menus a print out of the network configuration.  An alternate test is to use a different computer to print a test page to the wireless printer.

When a wireless printer has lost its connection to the network, the simplest and most direct solution may be to reinstall the wireless printer on the network.  This again would require an installation CD or a download of the installation software from the manufacturer's website.  Wireless printer installation differs from manufacturer to manufacturer.  Some printers require an active USB connection into the printer to complete wireless network installation.  Other printers can be installed without such a USB connection.  Wireless installation requires knowing the network key or password.  Sometimes the latest Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security must be used for the printer to connect into the wireless network.  The older Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) does not permit some printers to connect to the network properly.

Performing these five checks should at the very least identify where the problem lies.  You should be able to then zero-in on the root of the problem.

If a printing problem is caused by physical damage, it is sometimes, but not all times, not cost-effective to repair the printer.  In this case it is best to get out a big hammer and take out all your pent-up frustration on the device.  Next go to the store and buy a newer, faster, and better one.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

How to Choose a New Desktop Color Laser Printer

This is my first time here in the states.  I can't tell you how impressed I am with the stores, restaurants and cities that I have visited over the past five months.  I can tell you that we have none of the conveniences that many Americans take for granted.  For instance, I have been using a desktop inkjet printer for almost 5 years now.  The cost per print, let alone if the ink cartridge dries up, is just outrageous.  I spend almost $200 every month to have the "joy" or "privilege" of receiving documents out of my computer.  


Now thanks to my old boss I am going home with a brand new desktop color laser printer.  There were many laser printers to choose from and the initial price points run from a low of $150 to a high in the neighborhood of $3,500.  What differentiates these color laser printers is the total cost of ownership. (initial price, copies per duty cycle and expected duty cycle for a set of ink or toner) What you will find, in almost all cases, is that the desktop color laser printer near the bottom end of the price range has a much higher total cost of ownership than the printer that enters near the top of the price scale.  I don't mind paying for quality if I can save money (buying multiple printers, ink, etc.) over the long haul so I chose the Hewlett Packard CP4025dn because I wanted a medium to high duty cycle with the lowest cost of ownership.  Using a total cost of ownership tool I was able to compare all of the top name brand desktop color printers on the full range of total cost of ownership.

Desktop Color Laser Printer Reviews, Coupon Codes, Etc.
The website I visited even had the latest desktop color printer reviews, both laser and ink, feedback from industry experts on each name brand model and coupon codes that helped me save 10 percent on my color laser printer.  I want to say goodbye to my current printer and hello to my new desktop color laser printer, you will make my life so much better and my documents so much more fun to print.  I want to be nice about pitching the old one in the trash.  More than likely I will just kick it to the curb without another thought.   Color laser printer technology improvements and price drops have got to be some of the most important, impactful improvements in the technology industry over the past five years.  Do your own comparison of total cost of ownership between a desktop inkjet printer and a laser that prints color and I think your eyes will be opened.  Desktop color laser printing technology will win hands down.  The total cost of ownership for a desktop color laser printer is on average 50-60% cheaper than that old inkjet.

Total Cost of Ownership for the Color Laser Printer
Total cost of ownership consists of multiple factors that should be taken into consideration; initial cost, ink or toner cartridges costs, whether you can use refilled or re-manufactured cartridges or whether you are stuck with the Original Equipment Manufactured (OEM) ones and finally the number of prints per cycle.  The number of prints per cycle is the number of pages you get for each set of ink or toner.  What did I find?  Well, you can imagine my surprise when I started looking at desktop color laser printers in today's market and found that some of the new breed of desktop color laser printer had an initial price point that would seem to keep it from consideration, but after closer review the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) on the high-end gave those desktop color laser printers a lower TCO than the lower-end or the current breed of desktop inkjet printers.  When all TCO factors were tabulated, the medium to high-end desktop color printer of the laser variety was actually much cheaper over the expected life span of that printer.  Add a service contract onto the end of the manufacturer's base warranty and the TCO number decreased even more substantially.  There is a never-ending supply of TCO information and comparisons of TCO between the desktop color laser printer and inkjet printers on the Internet.  I can tell you that what helped me the most was looking at Total Cost of Ownership tools and running the numbers to find the most reasonable desktop color laser printer that also offered the lowest cost toner cartridges, duplex printing and all of the network connections I wanted. (HP CP4025dn) Happy shopping and happy printing.


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Friday, March 30, 2018

Advantages of Having an A3 Printer Scanner


There are many printers available in the market and each one has to decide based on what each of them offers.  Most people will buy printers just for the sake of printing.  However, the choice of a printer depends on the kind of features the printer has.  People choose the features that exactly match that of their needs.  In this article, we will focus more on what an A3 printer and scanner can do that will make buyers want to choose one.


Let us first see its advantage in printing.  The advantage that an A3 printer scanner has, coming from the name itself, is that it can print up to a maximum size of 17" x 11".  This is the standard dimension of an A3 size.  Not all standard desktop printers are capable of printing this size.  This offers more benefits compared to other standard printers since you are able to print materials that will require larger paper sizes.  Examples of these are newsletters, posters and banners.  You also have the option to print documents that need more attention on larger paper sizes.

The next advantage of an A3 printer scanner is it can also scan documents.  Not only is it able to scan documents, it is able to scan A3 size documents as well.  This will be very helpful in occasions where you need to scan larger documents.  If you want to scan documents like newspapers and posters, it will be convenient for you to use an A3 printer and scanner.  One common use for it is to scan pictures. Considering that we are still transitioning from filmed cameras to digital cameras, there are a lot of people who still have pictures to be scanned.  With an A3 scanner, you can put in more pictures and save time scanning.  You can then get some photo editing software and just crop the pictures.

Another advantage that an A3 printer scanner has over others is that it can act as a copier.  Most printer scanners have this advantage.  They have the option to directly copy a scanned document and print it in an instant.  If it is a colored printer, then you have the added advantage of copying colored documents as well.  This is a very handy capability so that there is no need to go out and look for shops that can offer large format scanning.

Apart from the advantages that A3 printer scanners have over standard desktop printers, they have disadvantages as well.  These printers are larger than other printers since they need larger areas to hold A3 paper.  One disadvantage that printer scanners have over printers is that they need more caution when handling.  This is because of the glass of the scanner. It is one of the fragile parts of printer scanners.

These are the advantages that A3 printer scanners have over ordinary printers.  Other equipment, also have additional advantages as well.  If you take a look at all-in-one equipment, they have additional features like facsimile.  These features are very ideal if you use these equipment in offices.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

The Environmental Impact of Buying Refurbished Copiers

"Going green" seems to be a very common trend these days.  From household cleaning products to the car sitting in your driveway to the recycling bin at your grocery store; almost every product has a way to help preserve the environment.  Did you know though, that you can take this a step further and keep your office green as well?  Buying refurbished copiers can help save money, natural resources, raw materials, and help protect the environment.


Buying a refurbished copy machine means that you're eliminating the need for new raw materials for a new machine.  This helps preserve the natural resources that are necessary in the manufacturing of the plastics, metals, and chemicals in the ink and toner.  The natural resources that are preserved in the manufacturing process alone are reason enough to consider buying a refurbished copy machine
Copiers can also have power save modes or sleep features.  This is very similar to when your computer goes to sleep after a period of inactivity.  The copiers will go through the same process, shutting down unnecessary programs in order to save electricity.  This not only puts money back in your pocket, but also helps cut down on your company's carbon footprint.  Looking for the "Energy Star" logo on your refurbished copier is a wonderful way to make sure that your copier has been endorsed by the government's energy saving programs.

Even simply buying ink and toner cartridges and refilling them after they've run empty can help lessen the impact on the environment.  This process will provide the same benefits that buying the refurbished copier will: lessen the use of natural resources during the manufacturing process, and reducing the need for raw materials.

Refurbished copiers also help keep the materials out of landfills.  Copiers and ink and toner cartridges are composed of elements and chemicals that take hundreds of years to completely decompose in a landfill.  Buying a refurbished copier can help reduce the pollution from the landfill.


Refurbished copiers are a wonderful way to help reduce the impact on the environment.  Even big brands like Canon copiers, Ricoh copiers, and Toshiba copiers can be refurbished to help keep your office Eco-friendly.  So if you need to help keep your office green, why not buy a refurbished copier? From preserving natural resources, cutting down on raw materials, and reducing the energy costs, refurbished copiers are a wonderful way to help protect our environment.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Money and Space With a Printer Scanner Copier Fax Save

Technology is truly a wonderful thing.  Especially when it makes life easier.  Before, getting lengthy paperwork done on time, meant running continuously from place to place looking for a separate printer, scanner, copier and fax machine.  I am sure, most small business owners felt like they ran the Boston marathon each and every day.


Thankfully, they can finally take their running shoes off; because the solution has arrived in the form of the all-in-one printer scanner copier fax.  This multi-function device allows the small business owner to run a more efficient business by making his small/home office self sufficient.
I have numerous associates who use a printer scanner copier fax.  All of whom are pretty happy with the performance of their multi-function device.  The time and costs saved due to this device make it a boon for most small businesses which are growing fast.

As wonderful as this device sounds, it does have its own fair share of drawbacks.  Although this device is capable of multiple functions, trying to get the device to perform more than one of the functions at the same time is near impossible.  Also most stores retail this multi-function device without an automated document feeder.  This means, manually feeding documents to the device all day long.  This is undoubtedly a monumental waste of time.

Having said this, being clear about your office needs and being reasonable in your expectations, would most certainly help you get your hands on an efficient printer scanner copier fax for your office.  The task of choosing the right multi-function device is extremely hard, because manufacturers have thrown out a large variety of this multi-function device into the market.  This is mainly because users range right from the individual home user to the multiple users of a large office.

Determine your use and only then go ahead with the purchasea printer scanner copier fax.  Make sure that it has the adequate capacity to serve your office.  Ask for a concrete after sales service plan.  Inquire in great detail about the speed, resolution and memory of the device.  Shy away from multi-function devices which do not have an expandable memory.  Like a computer, the multi-function device too functions better with more memory.  This important feature would come in handy, whenever you desire a more efficient all-in-one printer.


The functionality of the all-in-one printer is a boon to small business owners.  The self sufficiency offered by this multi-function device is what sets it apart from the other devices for office use.  The mountains of documents which inevitably stack up in each small/home office are taken care of quite easily by the all-in-one printer.  Equip your office with this multi-function device and think of technology as a partner, who will help your business scale greater heights.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Stop Going to the Copy Store, Be Your Own Printer - Benefits of the Multifunction Copier

In today's business there is always more than enough work and never enough time.  There is constant running to the printers for meeting documents, advertising flyers. With just a regular copy machine, trying to make copies yourself will have you spending hours standing by the copy machine.  Investing in a multifunction printer can eliminate all of that time-wasting and then some.  It is your copier, printing service, fax machine, scanner and binder all in one.


The Features
Multifunction copiers have many features so it's best to know what all your needs are.  If you already have faxing set up in your business or home business you would not need a multifunction copier that had a fax machine on it, but you may need one that had a scanner feature on it, or that deals with colored copies so on and so forth.

Most multifunction copiers feature:
·         Faxing
·         Printing
·         Copying
·         Scanning
·         Stapling/Sorting
·         Color and black and white printing

What to Look For Before Buying
It is advised to look out for certain things before you just go jump in and buy a multi copier.  Your multifunctional copier is about to eliminate the high cost of outsource printing.  Review the type of document handling you do most and buy accordingly.  Business cards a regular necessity and your chosen copier should have this feature.  No more placing high volume orders for business cards you don't need.  Remember to consider brand names.  This is one case where they do matter.  Top Arlington Heights copier brands include Kyocera, Copystar, Konica-Minolta, Sharp, Ricoh, Toshiba and Xerox.

Speed - Standing in front of the copier waiting for it to slowly work creates hidden costs in valuable time.  The higher the speed of the multifunction copier, the more it is going to cost you, but do you not save money in the long run when the workload flows more efficiently?  Speed is good so you want to get the fastest model you can afford.  Over 20 pages per minute is highly recommended.

Memory - Same thing goes for memory, the more memory the higher the cost.  If you are using your multifunction copier for a home office or small business the standard 8MB will probably be okay.   If you are dealing with larger documents, then a higher memory such as 64MB may be in order.

Automatic document feeder - Gone are the days of having to self feed the paper into the printer because if you lay down too big a pile of paper on the printer, you'll end up with a paper jam.  With the self automated feature you do not have to worry about that, simply load in 30-50 sheets and let it go.

You'll wonder how you ever functioned the old way.  Isn't it time you did your business a favor and treated it to first-class products and service with Las Vegas Copier?  More importantly - can you afford not to?  Come by our website today so that we can set you up with the Kyocera, Copystar, Konica-Minolta, Sharp, Ricoh, Toshiba, or Xerox multifunction copier which is right for you.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Businesses Do Still Use Printers and Copiers

Yes, we are moving into the modern age but certain realities still remain constant. One of those realities is that businesses do still rely on printers and copiers. As a result there are many options available such as new, used, or refurbished printers and copiers to suit your budget.


Most businesses use printers and copiers for a number of reasons which include keeping track of important documentation such as invoices. Although many of them have an online invoicing system they still require a paper trail for the accountants. Usually accountants will keep a file with all the invoices for a particular financial year. Allocating printed invoices in a file is the ideal way to keep track of important financial records on an annual basis. 

While on the point of invoicing, a customer may require a copy of the invoice for their own financial records, so the business would require a copier for this purpose. Keeping accounting records is a very important reason why most companies require the use of printers and copiers.


Training and development is another reason why printers and copiers are necessary. In medium to large companies, training and development of employees is an integral part of the growth of the business. Training manuals that are developed by Human Resources need to be printed for each employee, and once training is completed a record of the training completed is kept in their development file. Throughout the year, various assessment and performance records are printed and added to the development file. These documents need to be readily available when it is performance appraisal time.

Keeping track of orders is essential in any business. It is a general requirement that an order is placed in writing. In this day and age, an order sent via email is acceptable. The sales person receiving the email order will then print the order so that it can be passed through the departments as part of the order processing system. With the original printed order readily available for each staff member it is easier for them to get the order processed correctly. This minimises errors when processing the orders.

Printers and copiers are still quite popular in businesses whether they are large or small enterprises. Keeping a paper trail is still preferred by many people within an organisation. It is then up to the relevant department to decide whether they require a new, used or refurbished printer and copier.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Copier Fax Machines- 4 Important Reasons To Get One For Your Office

Copier machines and fax machines are among the most important office equipment today.  Almost every office needs them both, so why not just get a dual-purpose machine?  Copier fax machines have all the functions of both copier machines and fax machines.  If you are not sure whether you should get one for your office, here are a few reasons to convince you:


1. Copier fax machines save space.
Combining the two large machines into one smaller apparatus can automatically free up a lot of space in your office.  You can even go for one of the smaller models of copier fax machines.  You can lose the bulkiness without losing any of the features.  Sometimes these small copier fax machines even have more features than their larger counterparts.  Besides, they look much sleeker and will make your office feel much more modern.

2. Copier fax machines save time.
If you are very busy, and most people are, copier fax machines can help you save time.  They can do more than one task at a time.  Many of these machines can send out several facsimiles at once, using several phone connections.  You can also make copies of documents and send them to your clients at the same time.

3. Copier fax machines save energy.
In the past, office employees had to make copies on the copier, then rush to the other end of the office to send the fax.  With copier fax machines, they can do it all in one place, minimizing the hustle and bustle in the office.  Copier fax machines also save on electrical energy consumption by combining two machines in one.

4. Copier fax machines save money.
When you use a separate copier machine and fax machine, you need to buy two different kinds of toner. With the copier fax machine, you only need one kind.  Moreover, with the copier fax machine, you will have to pay for the repair and maintenance of only one machine, rather than for two separate pieces of equipment.



There are many different kinds of copier fax machines available that you can choose from.  You will have to consider various factors before selecting the right kind of machine for your office.  No matter what your needs are, there is sure to be a copier fax machine that is perfect for you.

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Printer and Copier Repair Can Be Frustrating

It usually happens when you need to print out or copy important papers when your printer or copier breaks down and leaves you surprised and frustrated.  It doesn't matter what is the brand: Lexmark, Canon, Dell, HP, Brother, Ricoh, Toshiba, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Panasonic or Xerox - it happens to every brand sooner or later.  Since copiers and printers are made of an extensive array of parts (the most problematic parts being plotters, toners, belts, carriage belts, trailing belts and, it will be an arduous job to find a solution and put your printer or copier back into a working condition.  


You should think about calling professionals instead of trying to come up with a solution by yourself.  Sometimes, printers jam; the copiers and papers stop copying for no apparent reason, but as in everything else, there is a reason that is not so obvious for an untrained mind.  Usually, the repair firms charge unimaginable prices for their services and often, you will be better off if you buy a brand-new printer or copier which will usually cost you much less than paying for those repair services, unless you call an independent copier repair service.

It's not surprising for repair firms to charge the high prices for the services as there are myriads of details in the printer and copier which require years of work experience for the specialist to be able to get through all the details and eventually, to find a problem and fix it.  On the other side, those who don't wish to cover the repair invoice will have to buy a new machine.  Buying a new printer or copier is associated with different set of problems that are obvious for someone who has been working in this industry for decades.  

The problem is that if you choose to buy a new printer or copier the cost of which is lower than the price for its repair then you will face the same tech problems which you faced before buying this machine: in other words, low-priced printers and copiers are made of low-quality materials and usually, they have comparatively shorter life-time than its high-end counterparts.


Those who choose to ask the repair companies for help and don't want to buy another low-quality printer or copier are the ones who make  a wiser choice.  Besides the fact that repair services will remove the stress that usually comes along with an unexpected machine breakdown, they will give you professional suggestions to keep your printer or copier in a desirable working condition.  They will provide you with the tips that you won't find on the internet.   In addition, repair services will also handle the printer/copier resources like sheets and ink cartridges etc.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Why Copier Fax Machines Are An Essential Addition To Any Home Office

If you are considering the purchase of a copier fax machine in the near future, check online to find out what users have to say about the brand of copier fax machines that are available.  The copier fax machines are an essential addition to any home or business.  Even if you never use it your kids will need it for reports, you can copy important documents to put in a safe.


If you have a small business that you run from your home office having access to a copier fax machine is mandatory.  There are so many choices that most people just opt for the least expensive.
When the combination fax, copier, scanning and printer machines first were produced, they were major problems with these products.  Today the technology has advanced.  The machines for the most part are reliable and deliver all of the separate functions well.  The combination copier fax machine is a bargain because it eliminates the need for additional space.  If you can get the total combination of printer, fax copier, scanner and typist, you have a real winner.

Some of the newest copier fax machines have some features that rival more expensive office machines. Before you spend any money on any type of office product do a Google search to see what people are saying about the product.  You can save your self some valuable research time and money by checking the Internet to get the facts behind the fax copier machine that you want to purchase.
Amazon has some great reviews on products that will make you either change your mind about the brand you selected or push you to purchase a particular copier fax machine.

Some of the reviews are funny.  Some of the reviews regarding certain product manufacturers is enlightening.  You realize that it wasn't your fault that the ink ended up all over the floor it was a product defect.  When you decide to buy new equipment whether it is second hand or new, just do a search on the Internet for review of the model and type of copier fax that you are considering.  Be careful purchasing any type of buyers guides that cost from $29.00 for copier fax machines.  These guides are a waste of money.  You can get reviews of these products for free from several websites.


After you do your due diligence on copier fax machines check eBay, but be very careful that you're dealing with someone reputable, cause there are a lot of scammers claiming fantastic prices, for not so good equipment. I saw a copier fax machines starting as low as $20.00 to a high of $425.00, just beware, if it sounds to good to be true it probably isn't.  You can purchase a brand new copier fax machine or choose from several other vendors on line  rather than eBay that offer used copier fax machines as used machines.  You can purchase a name brand machine from any of the brand name manufactures.   I caution you though, do a search for the machine and read what users have to say about the performance and reliability of the copier fax machines before you spend your hard earned money.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Top Copier Machine Products

A copier machine is commonly used in offices and school places as they provide copying purposes that is part of these community structures.  Xerox Corporation presented the first in the year 1949.  Photocopy machines were widely known as Xerox machines back then.


Nowadays, copier machine apparatus' are more advanced though.  Top quality machines can provide high-grade photocopying tasks such as copying colored materials like photograph pictures. 

Manufacturers continue to develop more useful copy machine models to meet the growing demands.

Office Copiers
Copier machine equipment is ordinarily found in every office corner.  Most offices prefer to use digital due to its ability to save more time and make employees work more productively.
One type of copier machine is the  Kyocera M2040DN.  It is designed for small spaced offices.  This model comes in desktop size printers.  Despite the size this machine has, it also has 600 dpi PC Printing, electronic sorting plus standard color PC scanning features.  The M2040Dn can make 42 document copies per minute and can produce, at most, 99 document copies if placed in continuous copying setting.

All in One printers
All in one printers are the latest models produced by different manufacturers.  These machines provide Fax printing, document printing, scanning and photocopying tasks.  The design was created to deliver the most commonly used equipment in one package and thus, increase productivity levels using such machines.

HP LaserJet M1319f MFP is an example of the latest all in one printer manufactured by HP.  This machine provides scanning, faxing, printing and copying services.  This equipment is both a cost-efficient and time efficient investment due to its multi tasking abilities.  This machine can print a maximum 8000 pages per month, make 99 document copies per day and can hold up to 500 pages of 8.5x11 size fax memory.


Personal machines provide the portability of convenience and ease of access.  Personal sized copiers are tailored small and light to allow users to move around and still access their copiers without any hassle.

Canon PC170 copier machine is an analog copying device that can fit in small spaces.  The size of this equipment is 32" width and 4.5" height.  It is comparable to the usual flat DVD player. Personal Copiers like this makes copying services available at home and places the user wish to go.


A copier machines is one of the many great contributions of technology that help improve lives and create quality living.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Workings Of Laser Printers

Laser Printers are commonly used printers that are known for its rapid printing abilities.  The other marked feature of a laser printer is the high quality text and graphics printing.  It works basically on the principle of the xerographic printing process.  However, it is different from the analog photocopying machines in which the image produced is the result of direct scan of a laser beam on the photoreceptor of the printer.

Using a laser printer has a number of advantages over any other types of printers available. The speed of a laser printer varies from one model to another as it depends on a number of factors like the graphic intensity required in processing the job and others.  The latest models of laser printers can print more than 200 single monochrome pages in one minute, which is more than 12 thousand pages in an hour!  The color laser printers are relatively slower, but even they can print at more than 100 pages per minute.  The high speed laser printers are generally used for printing of mass mailings like utility or credit card bills etc.

The cost incurred in using the laser printing technology is dependent on more than one feature such as the cost of the toner, paper, once in a while replacement of the drum, and change required in other consumable parts of the printer like paper feed system rollers, the transfer assembly and the fuser assembly.  Laser printers having drums made of soft plastic can be costlier in the long run than one can comprehend; its high overall cost becomes apparent only when the printer requires a drum replacement.

Another feature in the family of laser printers is the duplexing model.  This allows printing on both sides of a paper without the need to remove the paper at all.  This technology can cut paper cost directly into half and also lessen the filling volumes.  Formerly, the duplexing technology was available only on the high-end laser printers.  However, now they can be seen on a number of mid-range office laser printers. Although, the duplexing technology can reduce the printing speed to some extent as the paper path length increases.

The dot-matrix and inkjet printers take the incoming spooled data for the printer and directly print that on the paper making it a slow process which can stop as soon as the printer is waiting for more data.  On the other hand, a laser printer cannot work this way, the reason being the large amount of data required to output to the printer in a continuous fashion.  The printer cannot wait for data arrival and if that happens, there can be gaps and misalignment on the page.

To take care of the above problem, a printer buffer is used.  The data is built up and kept in the large printer buffer that is generally present in the printer.  This data bank is large enough to account for every single dot that can be printed on a page.  However, this requirement of storing the dots in the memory before printing can begin which has limited the printing capability of laser printers to small size like 8.5x11 or 8.5x14.  Most laser printer cannot print long banners as there is no memory to hold that amount of data.

The printing takes place in seven steps. A Raster Image Processor scans the entire page line by line and stores a bitmap of the page in the raster memory. The drum is then charged negatively and the bitmap is written on the photosensitive drum using a laser beam whose functionality is dependent on the bitmap image. The charged toner particles are charged negatively and wherever the laser has not discharged the drum, the charges will repel and printing won`t take place, hence creating the required print out. The toner contains a plastic powder that is attracted to the parts where the laser beam hit and in the end the plastic powder is fused at 200 degree Celsius to bond the ink with the paper.


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Friday, March 11, 2016

Call 847-398-5212, Connecting Your Copier Machine to Your Personal Computer

Copying document is one daily task that you will have in your daily business and any other commercial activities.  It is one advanced technology that will let you duplicate your data by using a piece of electronic equipment.  There are lot choices of products and also all types of devices that you can purchase in the market.  All of them will give you all the benefits of having a digital copier machine in the paper copier process.  You’ll need to choose the right products by determining the ideal types and features that will fit your needs.  This machine will help you to get the simplest process going, in managing your data.  In the daily operation, you’ll need to connect this device to your personal computer to make it work for you.  In making the connection, you can follow some of the simple processes below, to get the proper method of operation.


First, you will need to either prepare the USB cable or Ethernet cable (whichever the case may be) that will help you to connect the computer to the copier machine.  You will then need to make sure that you have located the USB cable or Ethernet cable that will be plugged into the copier machine receptacle.  This plug in receptacle is usually located some wear near the power control or the control panel of the machine.  After finishing this step, you’ll also need to plug the USB device into your computer directly or directly into an Ethernet hub for the network, (which ever the case may be) in order to make a connection to tie the two devices together properly.  If it is your first connection process, you will then need to download and install the proper copier driver (usually obtained from your manufacture’s website or disk provided by the manufacture) in your computer to support the connection.  Again, sometimes the driver is packaged along with your copier product at the time of purchase.  After both of them are connected, you’ll need to restart them and you may find that both of them are already connected and ready for printing.  If so, you’re done with the connection process; but If not, then you may have to consult with an IT person, to configure the devices on the network properly, especially if you’re tying into an existing multi workstation network.

Getting the best understanding and method on how your situation is setup to connect to your copier machine along with your personal computer will give you all the benefits of having the best performance of the copier machine features and capabilities.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Call 847-398-5212, Copier Machine Product Examples

A copier machine is commonly used in offices and school places as they provide copying purposes that is part of these community structures.  Xerox Corporation presented the first in the year 1949.  Photocopy machines are widely known as Xerox machines back then.


Nowadays, copier machine apparatus' are more advanced.  Top quality can provide high-grade photocopying tasks such as copying colored materials like photograph pictures.  Manufacturers continue to develop more useful copy machine models to meet the growing demands, in the field.

Office Copiers
Copier machine equipment is ordinarily found in every office corner.  Most offices prefer to use digital machines, due to its ability to save more time, money and make employees at work to be more productive.

One type of copier machine is the Sharp AR-208D.  It is designed for small spaced offices.  This model comes in desktop size printers.  Despite the size this machine has, it also has 600 dpi PC Printing, electronic sorting plus standard color PC scanning features.  AR-208D can make 20 document copies per minute and can produce, at most, 99 document copies if placed in continuous copying setting.

All in One printers
All in one printers are the latest models produced by different manufacturers. These machines provide Fax printing, document printing, scanning and photocopying tasks.  The design was created to deliver the most commonly used features all in one package and thus, increase productivity levels using such machines.

HP LaserJet M1319f MFP is an example of the latest all in one printer manufactured by HP. This machine provides scanning, faxing, printing and copying services.  This equipment is both a cost-efficient and time efficient investment due to its multi tasking abilities.  This machine can print a maximum 8000 pages per month, make 99 document copies per day and can hold up to 500 pages of 8.5x11” size fax memory.


Personal machines provide the portability of convenience and ease of access.  Personal sized copiers are tailored small and light to allow users to move around and still access their copiers without any hassle.

Canon PC170 copier machine is an analog copying device that can fit in small spaces.  The size of this equipment is 32" width and 4.5" height.  It is comparable to the usual flat DVD player.  Personal Copiers like this makes copying services available at home and at places wherever the user wishes to go.

A copier machines is one of the many great contributions of technology that help improve lives and create quality living.

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