Showing posts with label Barrington & refurbished copiers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Barrington & refurbished copiers. Show all posts

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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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

How to Buy a Used Or a Refurbished Copier

Note that we say properly re manufactured copiers.  Simply cleaning the outside and making sure it still works is not sufficient.  Before buying a used copier, ask the dealer about their refurbishing process.


Because of this extensive maintenance, refurbished copiers should come with a warranty: 30, 60, or 90 days are most common.  Even a used business copier can cost thousands of dollars, so you should make sure your investment is protected.

Whether buying new or used copiers, it's best to buy a full maintenance agreement that includes the fuser and drum and all the xerographic process parts.  For better piece of mind.

Whether you are buying new or refurbished copy machines, here are three questions you'll need to answer:

*Used Copiers - Buying Tips
-What is the true cost per copy with a service contract and without, including your cost of ownership (lease payment)?

-Don't go all-in.  The $200 all-in-one printer, scanner, and fax machines are useful for home offices only. Per-copy prices are much higher and they're not built to handle a business copy volume, so stay away from them for any multi-person office.

- Check the meter reading.  Copiers have built-in counters that track total usage.  Ask your dealer what the meter reading is.

- What length of time warranty do they offer?  If they have no warranty, find a different dealer and make sure the warranty includes all parts and labor.

What do I need the copier to do? *  Modern digital copiers are sometimes referred to as "multifunctional products" because they can do more than just copy.  Almost all are also capable of printing, faxing, and scanning.  You may want extensive document handling and sorting/stapling features.  And you also need to decide whether you need a copier that supports color - expect to pay 20% to 30% more if you do.

- DO NOT buy a used analog copier.

2. What is my volume?
Start with your current copy volume. And have the dealer analyze your volume.
Refurbished copiers should perform almost as new, but keep it within the recommended monthly volume.

3. What speed do I need on the copier?

Most offices will get by comfortably with machines in the 20 to 50 ppm range.

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Arlington Heights, IL 60004 US
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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 29, 2017

Digital Copiers - Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Digital Copier

All About Digital Copiers

Exactly What Is a Digital Copier?
Technology is truly something to behold.  Gone are the days when analog copiers reign supreme in the business world.  Thanks to the continuous search for the better and best, digital copiers are now the trend... and rightfully so.


One of the advantages of digital-copiers over their analog counterpart is that they have the ability to store documents into memory.  To put simply, the information is imprinted on the drum through a laser, the document gets printed, and the image of the document is saved in the copier's memory.

This leads to two benefits:
First, you can have a document copied just from the memory.  Say you forgot the document in your cubicle.  You can save yourself from a trip back, if the document has already been copied and stored in memory.

Second, since the document is already in memory, you can send it electronically to other devices provided that they can receive the information.  Examples of which are computers, fax machines, and even some phones.  This saves time, not to mention paper.  You do not have to wait on documents from the main office to be sent through FedEx.

Another aspect of digital-copiers is that they can generate more than one set of copy with just one scan. You do not have to run the original document ten times to have ten copies.  If you only need two copies of a document, this is not much of a benefit.  On the other hand, if you are in the business where hundreds to thousands of copies are needed almost every day, then you better invest on a digital-copier or two.  You can leave it all to the digital copier, to do other pending tasks, and comeback for the copies later.

Next, digital copiers produce copies of unsurpassed quality.  Digital-copiers produce high quality copies that more often than not, are hard to tell the original from the copy.  Compared to other copiers, digital copiers are preferred by majority for this feature alone.


Best of all, maintenance cost is relatively cheaper.  The ink or toner used by digital copiers create more copies than the cartridges normally used by analog copiers.  While buying a digital copier, it will cost you more than other copiers, in the end, you are really saving money.

If you are looking for a digital copier, HP, Xerox, Toshiba and Canon are some of the brands known for their digital technology, copiers included.

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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

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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Arlington Heights, IL 60004 US
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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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Thursday, June 22, 2017

5 Things They Don't Tell You When You Buy A New Copier

The copier industry is all about introducing new copiers.  Oftentimes, a copier might even be updated or replaced in a manufacturer's product line more than once a year, bypassing the hundreds of thousands of used copiers such as used Xerox or Canon copiers freely available on the open market.  Why does the copier industry do this, pushing new models when there are plenty of service able used copiers?  We'll address why these manufacturers of monochrome and color copiers do this in the remainder of this article below.


1. Manufacturers Don't Make Money on Used Copiers
The truth is, manufacturers simply don't make any money on used copiers. They might make money off of toner or ink cartridges for the used machines, but there is no money for manufacturers in the market exchange of used copiers.  This cuts into the manufacturer's bottom line, which is why manufacturers are happy to push newer models as an alternative to used copiers.  Whether HP, Lexmark, Xerox, Brother, or even Canon copiers, these manufacturers don't make money selling used copiers.


2. New Copiers Are Not Better Than Used Copiers
Beware of the myth put forth by manufacturers that new is always better than used.  Oftentimes used copiers have capabilities that closely match newer versions, so don't be tricked into buying new when you can purchase perfectly serviceable used copiers.  Technology moves fast, but not as fast as the manufacturers would lead you to believe.  Has paper and toner really changed that much in the last 15 years?  Do you really need a new copier?

3. Your Supplies Will Likely Cost More Than Your New Copier
It's sort of an industry-wide secret that over time the average business or consumer will probably spend more on their copier supplies than they will for their actual copier.  Your laser color copier for example requires you to replace the drum, the magenta, yellow, cyan, and black toners separately.  In addition, you've got all kinds of moving parts inside the machine, many made of plastic, which simply aren't created to last for hundreds of thousands of duty cycles.
Instead of wasting money buying something new that is essentially a wear item, buy something that costs perhaps half as much, and just maintain what's necessary.  Buying used copiers and maintaining only what is necessary will save you a bundle!

4. The True Cost of a Copier Requires Factoring In Maintenance
Manufacturers don't want you to know that copiers are not made to last forever, simply because they make more money selling new copiers, not by selling parts.  There is simply more competition in this space.  While this seems less than ethical, this is a pretty common practice.

One great rule of thumb is to calculate the replacement cost of your toner or ink cartridges, plus the costs of replacing the drum and any other essential supplies over a two to three year period and compare between manufacturers. There's also maintenance of the internals and wear-items.  You will likely find that some models make more sense to purchase when you factor in the cost of maintenance!

5. New Copiers Lose Value the Moment they're Purchased
Copiers, like cars, lose value the moment they're purchased.  Unless you can return it to the manufacturer or to a store and get your money back, you're going to be stuck with a copier that has depreciated in value by 25% to 50% the moment you use it for the first time.  This is why purchasing used copiers, or opting for copier leasing options makes sense.


Used copiers are already discounted due to their used status, and copier leasing makes sense because you are essentially paying for maintenance and rental of the unit, without the headache of disposing of it or deciding when it's time to push out a large sum of cash to buy a new copier.  Copier leasing helps you have one less thing to worry about!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Office Copiers - A Glimpse Of Evolution And Functionality

With evolution of technology, carbon paper copying has turned in to digital photocopying which is a necessity in every office that uses written documents.  Researcher Chester Carlson, who liked to use his kitchen for his electro photographic experiments, invented office copiers when he found a way to duplicate documents using light and electricity and patented his technology under the name of 'Xerography'.  This technology laid the foundation of the digitally enhanced office copiers we see today.



Analog office copiers
The early electric copiers were slow and inefficient.  In order to make multiple copies, the documents needed to be scanned each time, separately.  Somewhere around 1950 to 1960, color toner became available but they were scarce in quantity and therefore expensive and difficult to find.  In order to make color toner commercial, the dye sublimation process replaced the conventional electrostatic technology, and in 1968, the colored office copiers became commercial and easily available.

Digital office copiers
Laser technology later replaced all of the older ones and copying became more efficient.  Digital copiers today come with scan and save options.  Once the data is scanned and stored in the internal memory, it is available anytime later for printing.



Since 2002, every digital copier in the market comes with a hard drive that stores files of every copy made, scanned, or faxed by the machine, enabling the office manager to keep a record of every employee's documents.  Most office copiers come with a security code as well.  Every employee is assigned a specific code so that if any ethical violation or misconduct occurs, the document can be traced back to the worker via the code.

Integral parts of a copier
Document Feeder / Platen
This is the glass plate where the document that needs to be copied is fed.  This part requires intensive care and cleaning.  The glass should be saved from scratches of staples or any sort of smudges.  Some manufacturers offer a special cleaning agent for the glass.

Lens or scanner
The digital office copiers today are equipped with a lens or scanner, below the platen, to capture the image of the document.  Analog copiers used a lens and several mirrors for this purpose.

Toner
The ink used in the copier is referred to as the toner.  The toner is in powder form, and is specially designed to carry an electrical charge.  Single toned copiers use only black tone while polychromatic copiers use cyan, yellow, and magenta in combination with black to produce multicolored spectrum.

Paper infix
A drawer or the tray serves as the holder for the paper.  This tray can hold anywhere from one to thousands of sheets of papers or the user will have to go through the trouble of fixing paper at every instant.

Drum
The image captured by the lens or scanner then transfers to the drum, which serves as a photo-receptive device and transfers the image on to the paper.  The drum has an electrostatically charged surface providing an opposite charge as that of the toner as a result of which when the paper passes through the rotating drum the image of the toner is replicated on the paper.

Fuse r
The fuse r comprises two parts: a heat roller and a pressure roller.  After the transfer of the image from the toner to the paper, the paper passes through these two rollers.  The heat and pressure imprint the image on the paper permanently.

Output tray
Like the in-put tray or drawer, the output tray is also used to hold the papers securely.  As the paper comes out of the copier, the ink is hot and can easily destroy the document by smudging if touched, therefore it needs drying, and tray serves as a base.

Office copier brands
Many recognized and well-known companies have invested in this business. The top copier brands include:
• Brother
• Canon
• Copystar
• HP
• Konica Minolta
• Kyocera Mita
• Lanier
• Lexmark
• Savin
• Sharp
• Ricoh
• Toshiba
• Xerox

Purchasing a well-recognized brand guarantees good quality.  And if an unexpected malfunction occurs, you have the manufacturer's warranty to get it fixed without any extra charges.  However, the choice of which brand provides the perfect copier for you depends on your needs and the number of employees using the machine.

Multipurpose copiers
If you are in the market for a new copier, then the latest multipurpose copiers may serve your purpose. This means that in addition to copying, they also are good for printing, scanning, booklet making, punching , stapling and faxing.  These copiers will probably cost more so you may want to assess whether the added cost is justified for your business.


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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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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Call 847-398-5212, Smart Ways to Compare Copier Machines

Copier machines are office supplies that hold an important role for running the business.  When you are about to get this machine, you have to be sure that you get the best machine that fits your needs.  This is because this machine does not come in a one-size-fits-all option.


In order to get the best machine that you need, you should make some comparisons among the available copier machines in the market.  There are three main things that you should compare when you are looking for this machine for your needs. They are; the features, the size and the price of the machine.

Features
When looking for the features in copiers, you should look at the speed of the machines to do the copying jobs.  You should also look at the automated options that they have and also other things that can be done by the machines instead of just copying.  You will find that there are some options available for the machines that have the multifunction feature; such as scanning, printing, and faxing.  You will find that these types of copiers will be a very great addition for your business.  Therefore, it is important to know the features that you need before deciding on which copier you will go with.

Size
The copiers that you can find in the market might come in many sizes.  You will find that the commercial machines will take up a large footprint area in any specific room.   Keep in mind though; these types of copiers only bring benefits for the larger type companies, which do larger and bigger amounts of copying jobs.  If you are going to use the machine for your own personal use or in departments of a smaller company that only have a few employees, you could choose a medium size or smaller one.

Price
Price might be the most important consideration that you may have to compare when purchasing copier machines for your needs.  You should look at all the features of the machines, so that you can determine whether the machines are worth it or not to buy.  

Make sure that you choose the copiers that have the features that you will probably be using the most for your needs.  You will find that it is not worth purchasing the copiers with features that you do not need.  Also remember, new is not the only option you have, there is a very good selection of refurbished copiers today in the market place, which can save you a considerable amount of money, and perform most any type of copier, printer, scan, or fax job very successfully and reliably.



Now, you can purchase the right type of copier machine by doing these types of comparisons. You will find that doing such comparisons will be a very important step in your decision making process, in order not to regret it in the future.

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