Showing posts with label Copier repair services. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Copier repair services. Show all posts

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.

Correct-Tek Copier Service
1514 E. Waverly Ct.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 US
Tel: 847-398-5212
Mobile: 847-398-5212
Email: ctcopier@sbcglobal.net
Read more ...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Choosing a Wide Format Printer, Copier Or Scanner

A few important things to consider when choosing a wide format printer, copier or scanner.  They are; whether to buy new or used, the purpose and amount of use the equipment will have, how will the increased capacity of such machines can affect your business and how long it will take to recoup the expense.  On the expense issues alone, there are big positives to encourage a business to make this purchase.  


If you are choosing a wide format printer, copier or scanner that is used and re-formatted you can realize savings on the initial investment of about fifty percent over new costs.  Prices vary from around $600 to $1000 on the low end to above $12,000 for refurbished printers, plotters, scanners and copiers in wide format configuration.  Used and re-formatted machines should come with their own warranty and technical support. Purchase only from a reputable company that stands behind their products 100%.

When using wide format machinery you will be able to produce different types of materials without the need for joining parts together on the finished product.  This can be a major plus for looks alone and durability.  You can easily produce larger posters, banners, window cling signs and other retail signage. This can be a real benefit to high volume businesses like advertising agencies, print shops and retail stores.  For these businesses it makes sense to purchase a wide format printer, copier or scanner because of the savings realized quickly due to the volume of items needed.

Obtaining good equipment is a great selling tool for any business that produces signage and reproductions.  Output can be made right in-house with less expense than if it were necessary to send jobs out to other sources for wide machine production.  Wide format is good when you are working with CAD and blueprints, large photographs or drawings or any other artwork that is best handled at one time.  With large format machinery you can copy, scan and print large artwork and designs without having to piece together the finished products.  Wide format printers are valuable and save time and money because you can print in one large piece.

Paper sizes from 24" to 42" widths are accommodated by various large format printers. High speed output is accomplished with fast drying ink jet printing and using convenient roll paper.  Fast speed at high resolution means you are able to reproduce  high quality line drawings, renderings or photographs. This is good especially for map making and other geographic renditions in monochrome or full color.  This is also great for archive storage of documents and records.


How you use the wide format machinery is open to imagination.  Posters, artwork and photographs in large sizes can be run quickly and cost effectively on wide format printers.  You can run large jobs or mixed jobs together and obtain large quantities faster than with smaller machines.  Text books, manuals and descriptive booklets with photos are good candidates for large format printers, copiers and scanners.  If you need volume, consider purchasing this type of equipment for your business.

Correct-Tek Copier Service
1514 E. Waverly Ct.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 US
Tel: 847-398-5212
Mobile: 847-398-5212
Email: ctcopier@sbcglobal.net

Read more ...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Saving Money in Tough Economic Times - Buy Refurbished

The company I work for has been getting calls from customers whose employers are telling them to buy refurbished telephones or have their telecom equipment repaired, rather than to buy new.  In the current economy, we think that makes a lot of sense for all businesses.


Buying refurbished not only saves money, you may actually receive items that are better than new. How can that be?  Well, just like new car models and software revisions, sometimes a bug or two slips through.  When that equipment is refurbished, a responsible refurbisher will correct those bugs so the equipment operates even better than the day it left the factory!

Besides telephone systems and equipment, there are many other items you can buy used or refurbished that will work just as well as new, but at a fraction of the cost.  Your local thrift store or GoodWill store may have used fax machines or copiers that will do in a pinch, too.

Other Items that might be a good "used" buy:
* Digital cameras
* Bar code readers
* Printers
* Credit Card Machines
* Headsets
* Books

Some sites to try:
CubeKing - Will meet or beat anyone's price on used office furniture.

Shop Goodwill Online - Auctions for computer equipment, digital cameras and more - for a good cause!

Half.com - Try Half.com (an eBay company) for used books on marketing, communication, customer service, software, etc.

Scan Again - For refurbished bar code scanners and repairs.

Credit Card Terminal - for refurbished credit card and PIN terminals.

What's better than inexpensive??? Free!!! Try your local Freecycle chapter for used equipment and furniture.

Don't forget the repair option. Many companies offer repairs on phone system components, copiers, printers and the like. Local computer technicians may be able to help you squeeze another year out of your computer.

Some companies offer a full warranty on their refurbished equipment. Make sure you read the fine print. Check with the Better Business Bureau when in doubt.


Correct-Tek Copier Service
1514 E. Waverly Ct.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 US
Tel: 847-398-5212
Mobile: 847-398-5212
Email: ctcopier@sbcglobal.net
Read more ...

Monday, February 20, 2017

How to Search For Used Copiers

There are numerous copiers available in the market these days.  You can take your pick from amongst a large number of the best documentation machines money can buy.  However, there is a point here.  Copiers can be a bit expensive, especially those that are meant for business purposes, and have a capacity of documenting large volumes of copies or prints.  This is one of the reasons why quite a number of people prefer used copiers over newer ones.


The problem is how do you search for used copiers and not just any used copiers, but good used copiers that won't give you any trouble.

The Internet Search
In a world where the internet is fast emerging as the foundation for a global marketplace; it's very easy to search for used copiers on the internet.  Just type in your query in any search engine and you will get a whole list of suppliers who deal in used copiers.  It's important that you get in touch with these people and see what they have on offer.  Most of the information is available on the website of these dealers.  However, when choosing used copiers, you would do well to check them out in person.  You can't be too careful about used copiers.

Through References
This is one of the better ways of searching for used copiers.  Ask around your business counterparts about the availability of used copiers.  They might be able to guide you towards the perfect dealer who can offer you the best used copiers.  Through this method of search, you are assured of the fact that you are getting a good used copier as the seller has an honest reputation and is recognized for his used copier services.

Through Newspapers and Magazines

Another great way of searching for used copiers is through newspapers and magazines.  There are quite a number of magazines available these days that concentrate solely on the developments happening in the field of documentation.  This essentially means that such magazines carry ads that inform the customers of the availability of a variety of used copiers.  All you need to do is get in touch with the seller and take your pick from the copiers they have to offer.

Correct-Tek Copier Service
1514 E. Waverly Ct.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 US
Tel: 847-398-5212
Mobile: 847-398-5212
Email: ctcopier@sbcglobal.net
Read more ...

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.


Correct-Tek Copier Service
1514 E. Waverly Ct.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 US
Tel: 847-398-5212
Mobile: 847-398-5212
Email: ctcopier@sbcglobal.net
Read more ...

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Small Laser Printer Solves Portable Printing Needs

For people who are traveling and need to work while on the go, a printer that is lightweight and easy to carry is a necessity.  At the moment, the creators of laptops do not have the technology yet to incorporate a printer into the laptop itself--a feature that is bound to happen in the near future.  As for now, we would have to rely on portable printers for our printing needs when we travel.  What we need to look for is a printer that is small and incredibly lightweight but, at the same time, is still able to print high-quality printouts at a fast speed.  What we need is a small laser printer


The market has a variety of small printers for sale.  The small laser printer has been available in the market for some time now, and prices are becoming more affordable by the year.  With the introduction of portable color printers and laser photo printers, the travel printers have become influenced and further improved.  Businessmen who need to run prints while on the road and like to travel are the primary users of mini printers.  A businessman with a hectic schedule with the need to print things quickly will find small laser printing very useful.  A portable printer is perfect for those urgent prints or spontaneous presentations.

The features on a small laser printer may vary, but not as much as you'd expect. Now because of the progression of print technology today, downgrading the size of a printer doesn't mean a sacrifice in its features.  Companies have been meticulously developing a portable laser printer that can equal a regular-sized one in terms of speed and print quality; and fortunately, they were successful.  Small laser printing equipment can actually rank up well in competition.

They are often quieter than other large office counterparts and are specifically designed to use less space than regular office printers.  There might be a little sacrifice in terms of speed or all-in-one functionality with a small laser printer; but in majority, a portable printer can boast of similar features to its larger stationary versions.  The current technology of a mini printer does not allow it to copy, fax or scan because these features will drastically add to the size of the otherwise portable printer.  On the other hand, mini-printers are still similar in terms of other aspects, which is why a small laser printer is still a good choice for the running traveler.


A small laser printer is chic, incredibly low profile and very easy to pack into cases and to carry with the business traveler.  Some weigh 5 to 10 pounds and require little space to function.  If you are a business traveler who needs a print or two on the road, a small laser printer is perfect for you.  Choosing the best mini printer that can print while traveling is not something that you should be taking lightly.  A wrong choice could waste your time and money.  Before you go on your buying spree, conduct some research on the Internet about the best printers or consult with your hardware store about what printers they are offering.

Correct-Tek Copier Service
1514 E. Waverly Ct.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 US
Tel: 847-398-5212
Mobile: 847-398-5212
Email: ctcopier@sbcglobal.net

Read more ...

Saturday, December 31, 2016

All You Need to Know About Inkjet and Laser Printers

Planning on buying a printer but wondering which printing technology is right for you?  Then read on.


What's important here is what purpose you will use this printer for.  Will you print frequently or occasionally?  Is black and white printing sufficient for you or will you also print colors and possibly photos?  First you need to decide if you should get an inkjet printer or a laser printer.  Let's look at the features of these two printing technologies.

Inkjet Printers can be categorized as 3-color inkjet printers, 4-color inkjets and photo printing inkjet printers.  The 4-color inkjet printers are the most popular ones in the printing industry.
4-color Inkjet Printers usually hold two ink cartridges (one for black and one for color).  Some hold two additional ink cartridges to separate the colors and have one ink cartridge for each color (black, cyan, magenta and yellow).

3-color Inkjet Printers are usually equivalent to the low-end 4 color inkjet printers with the exception of holding only one ink cartridge at a time.  So you need to switch the ink cartridge to change between black and color.  The 3-color inkjet printers are no longer popular as the 4-color inkjet printer prices are continually dropping.

The photo printing inkjet printers are a bit more complicated than the first two.  Many of the 4-color inkjets print photos with good quality and most photo printing inkjets carry the same features as 4-color inkjets with just a few special photo printing features added such as directly printing from the digital camera.  Most of the photo printing inkjets use additional colors such as light cyan light magenta, green, and red to provide true photographic quality outputs.

Laser Printers have two different technologies for black & white (monochrome) and color printing. Among the laser printers, monochrome laser printers are the most popular ones in the industry. Generally, laser printers are faster than inkjet printers.  Laser printers are quite popular as they offer fast printing, good print quality and low cost per page.  They use toner cartridges instead of ink cartridges found in inkjet printers.

Whether it's for home offices, businesses or home users, I can say that Monochrome Laser Printers offer the best balance between print quality, price and speed.  With their prices dropping down to around $200-$400 (personal laser printer) they start to become a good alternative to inkjet printers.  As monochrome laser printers' toner cartridges cost less, they are less expensive to maintain. However if you print color, you may want to go for an inkjet printer.

Color Laser Printers are generally designed for offices where a lot of graphics or photographs are being printed.  If you are a home user, probably you will not need a color laser printer.  The high-end laser printers are capable of printing good quality photographs but still none can reach the true photo quality of high-end inkjet printers.

Once you choose between monochrome and color laser printer, you can decide whether you need a personal or workgroup laser.

Personal Laser printers are suitable for text and simple graphics. Most of the personal lasers in the market are monochrome laser printers; because of their high prices, the color laser printers were not attracting personal users.  As some models with prices less than $1,000 have been released, color laser printers are likely to be more popular among personal users too.

Small to Medium Workgroup Lasers are designed for small offices or workgroups within large firms. In addition to the standard features, they have specific features designed for multiple users such as larger input and output trays, duplex (double-sided) printing, sorting, and stapling.  They support printing over networks (standard or optional).  They also have fast processors and more memory which enables them to handle multiple tasks at good speed.  Most of the workgroup laser printers are monochrome.

Whichever type of printer you choose, be sure to get one that has features you will actually use.  Do not overpay for a printer with excessive features you are never likely to use.

Correct-Tek Copier Service
1514 E. Waverly Ct.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 US
Tel: 847-398-5212
Mobile: 847-398-5212
Email: ctcopier@sbcglobal.net


Read more ...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Laser Printer: The Better Printing Option

Laser printer is a very common term that many of us get to hear today.  Almost all offices have switched to laser printers from the traditional ink jet ones.  The laser printers have many benefits over the regular ink jet printers which makes them a better printing option in a lot of cases.


Before looking at the laser printer let us first look at the history of printers that we have had to date. The very first printer of sorts would have been the simple type writer.  It functions very similar to the printer with the only different being there is no computing interface between the typist and the printing device.

The evolution of the typewriter was the dot matrix printer.  This was based on the same concept as a typewriter in that the contents where printed on the paper by impressions hitting a ribbon of ink. Depending on the kind of patterns that hit the ribbon, the corresponding images or text got transferred onto the paper.

The next jump in the printing domain was the ink jet printer.  This printer uses a spray of ink to create images on the paper.  The first printers of this kind were black and white printers and they could produce a much better and neater looking printout as compared to the dot matrix printers.

With time, the technology evolved and coloured inks made way into printing.  Now it is not difficult to get colour printouts as well as black and white printouts from the printer.  So much, so that, most printers have the option to load multiple cartridges and support both printing options.

The next evolution in the printing technology was the laser printers.  This solution was quite different from the traditional printing options that were available.  All the previous versions used some form of ink to create images on the paper.  The laser printer changed that approach and introduced the option of using electrostatic charges to print and create images on the paper.

Given the accuracy of the laser beams, the print outs from these printers where crisper and of much superior quality as compared to the other forms of printing.  The ink jet printers, also created great images, but there is always some lag time between getting the print out and the ink drying out.  The modern solutions do address this problem, and we have some really quick drying inks available today.  The quality of laser printouts is still superior to other printouts.

The only limitation of the laser printer for a long time was the lack of the colour printing option.  As a result, it was a norm to use ink jet printers for colour printouts while sticking to laser ones for purely black and white needs.  However, this is changing now with the advent of colour laser printing.  Now one can get laser quality printouts for not just text, but also for vibrant colourful pictures and photos too.  While the colour laser printers remain a premium product today; pretty soon they will become mainstream and the general public can enjoy the high quality printing solutions.

Correct-Tek Copier Service
1514 E. Waverly Ct.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 US
Tel: 847-398-5212
Mobile: 847-398-5212
Email: ctcopier@sbcglobal.net




Read more ...

Monday, December 19, 2016

How to Select the Best Laser Printer

Before determining the best laser printer that is suitable for your needs, the first thing you should do is understand the basic knowledge about the printers.  


Printers have two ways to produce a picture; an inkjet printer produces a picture by spraying very small dots of ink onto the paper while a laser printing device produces a picture by throwing powdered ink to paper which is then electrically charged to drum for the image to transfer to.  If you have needs to print more photos or graphics and less text-based documents, you might be better off to buy an inkjet printer.  If you have needs to print many text-based documents, a laser printer will be the best choice for you.

Choosing the right device for printing is very important because if you frequently print many documents then if you use an inkjet printer, you will spend more money for the ink cartridges over time then the expense of laser toner cartridges over the lifetime of a laser printer.

Monochrome or Color Laser Printer
You can find a black and white laser printing device for less than $200.  These types are usually cost-effective plus cheaper to maintain as compared to inkjet printers.   A color laser printer is significantly more high-priced, and it is right here that you can be teased to select an inkjet printer as an alternative.  Remember though, that the first investment pertaining to color toner cartridges enhances the upfront price of a color laser printer, yet color printing is going to definitely cost a lot less per page than inkjet printers.  Although some color laser printers can handle the printing of photographs, the picture quality depending on the quality of the laser printer will sometimes be substantially worse than some inkjet printers.  That is why if you have a strong intention to print photos, it is recommended that you select an inkjet printer usually.

Print Quality
A laser printing device can yield crisp and razor-sharp text output associated with simple graphics (grayscale) yet it doesn't mean you need to neglect resolution specifications entirely.  Printer resolution is usually assessed in dots per inch.  If you have a printer which has a higher resolution then it will result in a sharper and crisper outcome printed job.  That is why it is worth taking into consideration if you will be printing graphics.  Monochrome/grayscale laser printing devices have a resolution at 1200 by 1200 or 600 by 600; however these scales are usually more than enough regarding printing text and graphics.  The resolution of a Color laser printing device is often as high as 2400 by 1200, that increases the quality of the colour print substantially.

Printer Memory
Memory space decides how fast your printing device prints plus the quality of the prints it creates. Printing devices with laser technology save documents within memory.  More memory enables you to print a higher resolution at quicker speeds.  If you deliver a high-resolution to your printing device, yet do not have the memory to take care of it, the printer instantly sets the work's station resolution to check the actual printer's capabilities.


Memory space upgrades are relatively affordable; therefore if you select a cheaper laser printing device along with less memory, search for one which can allow memory space upgrades, particularly important if you do network the printer with several users in your workplace.  The majority of expensive laser printing devices, is equipped with at least 64MB of memory space.  If you are purchasing for a large business with many print jobs, select a laser printer which can be upgraded to at least 128MB, if not more.  Once again, if velocity is the key element, take into consideration to buy the model with additional memory space.


Correct-Tek Copier Service
1514 E. Waverly Ct.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 US
Tel: 847-398-5212
Mobile: 847-398-5212
Email: ctcopier@sbcglobal.net
Read more ...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Types of Fax Machines

Fax machines are devices that copy data that is wired.  It also acts as a duplicator that is used to copy the incoming data onto paper.  Fax machines are very important in this modern and fast paced life where everything is depended upon time.  This saves time, as it is an electronic device and transmits data at a very fast speed.


There are a variety of fax machines available in the market; depending upon the need and necessity of the user, which can be purchased.  In the olden days thermal fax machines were used, which used thermal papers.  This was not a very good method followed, as they were hard to read and faded away quite soon.  That was in the past!  Nowadays, plain paper is used to print the fax data.  The most common types of fax machines used are laser and inkjet fax machines.

Inkjet fax machines produce good quality prints of faxes, though the speed is slower when compared to the laser type.  They also produce prints at a much lower cost, as the consumables are not as costly as a laser printer;  but if the number of faxes received per day is more than 30, then the slow speed could be annoying, and so it is not advised in places where more faxes are expected to come in.  As they tend to get mechanical problems in the long run, they are not advised in heavy faxing and fax receiving areas.

Laser printers are fit for an office environment and places where a high flow of incoming and outgoing faxes are expected.  These are heavy duty machines and do a good job typing out the matter neatly and clearly.  They are also very fast and so there is no need to wait in queue to send or receive a fax!  The Laser fax machines use a light emitting diode or an LED, which is very reliable and is definitely long lasting.  They are however, expensive when compared to the inkjet and thermal, but looking at the performance, they are definitely worth the cost.  The quality of the images and letters produced is also high.

Thermal transfer fax machine is the third type that uses heat to transmit the ink from a ribbon in the machine, onto the plain paper.  They are reliable and also inexpensive, but the quality is not as good as the others.  Also the whole operation is a noisy affair.  This is mostly used in home-office set ups than in big business and office set ups.

The Fax machine is quite a useful device and can be expensive as well.  It is therefore necessary to take care of it well, always.  Also, before buying the machine, it is necessary to thoroughly analysis  what is the need and type of fax machine to be bought, in order to buy the effective and correct performance machine.

Correct-Tek Copier Service
1514 E. Waverly Ct.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 US
Tel: 847-398-5212
Mobile: 847-398-5212
Email: ctcopier@sbcglobal.net

Read more ...

Friday, November 18, 2016

Copier Sales - Choosing the Right Product

When it comes to copier sales, the most important decision that you are going to make involves which type of machine you are interested in purchasing.  Because of its function inside of the office, you want to make sure that you are getting the right equipment for the right price and are using it to its maximum potential.  If there are extra features, you want to make sure that you are utilizing them.  Before making a purchase, consider what type of machine will work best for you.



What Do You Need?
Before thinking about copier sales, decide what you are planning to do with this office addition.  Will it be used on a daily basis or just for larger projects?  Do you need items in color or just black and white? How often are you going to be stapling or hole punching the papers coming out?  Decide how often you are going to use it, and what features it needs to come equipped with.  Following this decision, you can narrow down the choices.

Research the Options
When it comes to copier sales, you want to be an informed buyer.  Look into specific brands that have durable products with the features that you plan to use the most.  If prices are the same, you want to purchase the machine with a better reputation and possibly a warranty that can give you piece of mind. The more information you have on the different choices available to you, the more likely it will be that you find the right fit for your personal or business needs.

New or Refurbished
When looking into copier sales, one of the best ways to save money is purchasing refurbished items. These usually have a full warranty, a low count, and have been inspected for proper functioning by the manufacturer or reseller.  While they are not new, they still work just as well and sell for a fraction of the price.  Because of the warranty, there is no worry that it won't last or problems will cause it to break prematurely.

Shopping for the Product
Now that you know what you need, it is time to investigate the options.  See what is available and begin to determine what price range you are interested in.  Remember what it will be used for and what you need to accomplish with it.  Don't rush into a decision, because this type of office essential will be used for a long time, you will want to choose wisely.

When choosing a company that specializes in copier sales, don't just look at the merchandise. You also need to look into the procedures for service, what type of solutions are offered in the case of problems, and how you would be able to contact someone in case of an issue.  Also, think about how delivery is going to take place.  Make sure all of your questions are answered before you make the purchase. Things will run more smoothly with the right piece of equipment saving you time and energy in putting together all of the paperwork your office needs.

Correct-Tek Copier Service
1514 E. Waverly Ct.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 US
Tel: 847-398-5212
Mobile: 847-398-5212
Email: ctcopier@sbcglobal.net



Read more ...

Friday, November 4, 2016

Which Printer? Right Technology, Right Choice

Whether you are responsible for a small home-based business, or a large company with many departments and workgroups, there are continuous choices to be made on the procurement of office equipment.  Not least amongst these, is the selection of the appropriate printer technology for your business needs?  Here in outline are the various technologies and their appropriate environment.


Personal Ink-Jets
Useful for one individual or a workgroup with a minimal color printing needs, a low-cost personal ink-jet will be the best choice.  Personal inkjet printers offer a low initial cost, plus the flexibility to print on a variety of media, such as promotional materials.

Business Ink-Jets
In a bigger business environment, or one where color output is a major requirement, the workload is likely to be too great for a personal inkjet printer.  Thus a unit designed specifically for business will fit the bill, offering a lower cost per page.  Many business inkjets employ ink-saving technology and modular cartridges, which avoid the need to change the color when you change the black and white cartridges, for example.

Laser Printers
Large companies demand more output of all kinds. Perhaps also the demand for color output on standard-size paper may be addressed with a laser printer

Laser printers have invariably offered monochrome output in the past, but more and more color-capable lasers are coming onto the market. For organizations with a heavy black-only output though, they still offer the lowest cost of monochrome printing, as opposed to ink-jets which offer a lower cost for color output.  Even so, the picture is changing, and there are some surprisingly low-cost color lasers available today.

Large or Wide Format Printers
Design work or over-size documents for displays require a special kind of printer - a large format printer capable of printing on very large paper (or other media) sheets.  Factors to consider here are quality of output, color capability, speed, networking capability and additional functions such as scanning and copying.

Photo Printers
A photo printer is essentially a personal color ink-jet with a higher capability for printing on special photo paper.  Naturally useful in the home, such printers have their use in the business environment - for example when there is a need to include quality photos in presentation packs for marketing purposes, or for use in training materials.

Business Color or Full Color?
For businesses requiring mission-critical exact color reproduction (such as in the preparation of color proofs, for example), then it is important to differentiate between machine which offer Black and Business Color as opposed to the higher quality Full Color specification.

Multifunction Printers or MFPs
The Multifunctional, All-in-One device combines print,copier, scanner and fax capability in a single machine. These systems are surprisingly compact and affordable.  Indeed some MFPs start at prices below $300.  However, in this category of printers, some hefty and powerful machines are available for Print for Pay and major corporate use, with a vast array of bolt-on systems for folding, stapling and collating documents.

Impact Printers
Rarer these days, but it is still possible to buy dot-matrix and even daisywheel devices for specialist impact applications, for example for such as multiple-copy form printing.  Such printers tend to be more expensive, robust and bulky than the ink-jets and laser printers in more common use.  Impact printers by definition are also much noisier in use.

Other factors - Stand-alone or Networked?
If you plan to share the printer in a workgroup on your office network, then network-ready functionality must be specified.

Speed of Operation
Businesses with a heavy output, or with a plan to share the printer among several users, a faster printer is important - and one that will avoid forcing staff to wait for printouts to get through the queue.  Any shared printer is also likely to be networked so the network speed in the office is also a factor

Cost Considerations
In additional to the initial purchase cost, there is of course the cost of consumables such as ink cartridges and toner which also require budgeting.  The twin costs of initial purchase (or lease) plus consumables and maintenance are defined as the Total Cost of Ownership, and requires a careful projection of costs over the life-cycle of the equipment.

Support and Supplier Backup
All printers come with a basic warranty or guarantee that entitles the purchaser up to one year return to base servicing and repairs.  It is wise and useful to arrange additional cover and a service plan to suit the capacity and work-expectations of the printer.

Green Credentials
Protecting the environment is a crucial issue these days, and taking advice whilst looking for the most energy-efficient options makes sound business sense.  Doing this should also save money in terms of running costs at least.

Correct-Tek Copier Service
1514 E. Waverly Ct.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 US
Tel: 847-398-5212
Mobile: 847-398-5212
Email: ctcopier@sbcglobal.net



Read more ...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Call 847-398-5212, Copier Sales - Choosing the Right Product

When it comes to copier sales, the most important decision that you are going to make involves which type of machine you are interested in purchasing.  Reason being , because of its function inside of the office, you want to make sure that you are getting the right equipment for the right price and are using it to its maximum potential.  If there are extra features, you want to make sure that you are utilizing them.  Before making a purchase, consider what type of machine will work best for your type of business.


What Do You Need?
Before thinking about copier sales, decide what you are planning to do with this office addition.  Will it be used on a daily basis or just for larger projects?  Do you need items in color or just black and white? How often are you going to be stapling or hole punching the papers coming out?  Decide how often you are going to use it, and what features it needs to come equipped with.  Following this decision, you can narrow down the choices.

Research the Options
When it comes to copier sales, you want to be an informed buyer.  Look into specific brands that have durable products with the features that you plan to use the most.  If prices are the same, you want to purchase the machine with a better reputation and possibly a warranty that can give you piece of mind. The more information you have on the different choices available to you, the more likely it will be that you find the right fit for your personal or business needs.

New or Refurbished
When looking into copier sales, one of the best ways to save money is purchasing refurbished items. These usually have a full warranty, a low count, and have been inspected for proper functioning by the manufacturer.  While they are not new, they still work just as well and sell for a fraction of the price.  Most times at a savings of up to 85-90% off M.S.R.P.  With the warranty, there is no worry that it won't last or problems will cause it to break prematurely.

Shopping for the Product
Now that you know what you need, it is time to investigate the options.  See what is available and begin to determine what price range you are interested in.  Remember what it will be used for and what you need to accomplish with it.  Don't rush into a decision, because this type of office essential will be used for a long time, and you will want to choose wisely.


When choosing a company that specializes in copier sales, don't just look at the merchandise.  You also need to look into the procedures for service, what type of solutions are offered in the case of problems, and how you would be able to contact someone in case of an issue.  Also, think about how delivery is going to take place.  Make sure all of your questions are answered before you make the purchase. Things will run more smoothly with the right piece of equipment saving you time and energy in putting together all of the paperwork your office needs.

You Need a Correct-Tek Copier Repair Services Lincolnshire, Refurbished and New Copier Sales Parts Mount Prospect

More Details - http://www.ctcopiers.com 

Read more ...

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Call 847-398-5212, How Your Office Can Go 'Green' With Refurbished Copiers

Today most of us are taking responsibility for the environmental impact our choices can make on the world.  In our personal space, we recycle everything from old cell phones to cereal boxes.  Just as commercial and residential building contractors are integrating sustainable or recycled materials in homes and offices they build, so should businesses have a similar social and ethical responsibility to the environment.  While most companies ask their employees to recycle their plastic water bottles, certain measures should also be taken to recycle office equipment.


When purchasing a copy machine, it is important to consider the environmental effects of the copier throughout its life cycle in regards to manufacturing, packaging, usage, shipping and disposal.  Let's consider that for each 50-story commercial building in America there were five companies per floor, each with four copy machines, that is a total of 1,000 copy machines per building.  Now if one were to take that number and multiply it by the number of commercial buildings in the United States, which is an outrageous number of copy machines!  If only 1000 of those companies were to purchase refurbished copiers, or donate the used ones upon purchasing new or leased copiers, imagine the 'green' impact that could have on the environment!

The first environmental benefit to buying a refurbished copy machine is eliminating the need to purchase the raw materials needed for producing a new copier, in effect reducing the end users carbon footprint.  If one were to consider the amount of carbon produced through manufacturing and shipping a new machine, purchasing a refurbished copier makes perfect sense.

The obvious 'green' advantage to purchasing a refurbished copier is the reduction of the wasteful dumping of a perfectly serviceable machine.  It takes decades, if ever, for the plastic material that an ink cartridge is housed in to decompose, and printer ink should be properly disposed; as it is non-biodegradable and toxic to the environment.  Purchasing a refurbished copier ensures that a copier does not end up in a landfill, in effect reducing waste.

Another approach to keeping your office 'green' is to purchase a refurbished copier which features the ENERGY STAR label.  According to the EPA, using an ENERGY STAR copier can reduce that machines annual electricity bills by nearly 60 percent, by shutting off after a period of inactivity.  High-speed copiers have a duplexing option that when set to double-sided copies can reduce paper usage by at least 25%.

If your copier is not ready for the landfill, refurbishing it is a good place to start.  If it is ready to retire, buying a refurbished copier is unquestionably the 'green' approach to replacing it.

You Need a Correct-Tek Copier Repair Services Lincolnshire, Refurbished and New Copier Sales Parts Mount Prospect

More Details - http://www.ctcopiers.com 


Read more ...

Friday, May 13, 2016

Call 847-398-5212, Discover Copier Rentals As a Lowering Cost Solutions

To discover how a Copier Rental can lower your overall cost, first you have to look at the big commitment when leasing a new inflated priced copier/printer; you may want to consider looking at for what most is a better option.  Join a long list of happy customers, which have saved thousands by renting or even purchasing a refurbished pre-owned Copier.  Whether you make 1,000 copies or 100,000 copies per month, a copier rental on a month to month adds very little risk to you with NO 3 to 5 year lease contract.


You can configure a Digital Copier System with Automatic Feeder, Duplex, Staple Sorter and even a Fax. You can have it be a network printer and scanner, all at a single fixed low-cost service included rate.  What you may find is that the payment will be the same or even lower than a lease payment.  Look for company's that may offer a variety of billing options to suit your business, while providing flexibility in your accounting.


Most Copy Machine Rental programs are all-inclusive.  Which means all toner, repair parts, service, and supplies are included with the Copier Rentals.  Most importantly, you’re never "locked" into a copier.  Your company may go through some changes in the next 2, 3-5 years, so even upgrading or downgrading equipment should also be hassle free!  In addition, canceling and returning equipment without any early termination penalties is a great advantage over a LEASING CONTRACT.


Most of the copier manufacture dealer's don't offer an in-house rental program, but you'll find many that do.  Google searching online for copier rentals is a good way to find and select the copier company that will offer a rental program.  NOTE: Make sure to interview a few, as the terms may vary from company to company. (Get all the terms of the rental in writing)

Review on Top Reasons to rent vs leasing

1. It’s the copier company's problem: All service included, so they fix any problem. If it needs an expensive part they pay for it.  Also, if equipment is causing too many issues they will replace the equipment (Try asking a leasing company if you want your copier replaced!).


2. No long-term commitment. If you are unhappy with the service or the equipment at anytime cancel. If for any reason your company's needs change no problem, you can down grade or upgrade at any time down the road as you are not tied up to any long-term financial obligation.

3. 100% Tax deductible: (operating expenses vs. capital expenditure).  There is no need to depreciate the copier.  Simply write off all costs as a business expense.

You Need a Correct-Tek Copier Repair Services Lincolnshire, Refurbished and New Copier Sales Parts Mount Prospect

More Details - http://www.ctcopiers.com


Read more ...

Friday, April 22, 2016

Call 847-398-5212, A Laser Printer Copier Can Save You Space

If you are struggling for space in your office, you may want to consider buying a combined laser printer copier to replace the old individual printer and photocopier you already own. The advances in technology mean that the newer machines are smaller and have more functionality than older models. By investing in the latest electronic devices you could find that you actually save money in the long term due to cheaper electricity bills and less toner supplies waste.


Older machines can eat into your resources.  If it takes an hour and a mountain of paper to get some decent copies or printouts you need a new machine.  How long do you currently spend trying to fix your copier or printer when it breaks down yet again?  Or do you find yourself always waiting on the repair man to come and fix it.


A new laser printer copier should help the office become more efficient once the initial learning curve is out of the way.  It makes sense for one person to learn how to use the machine properly as they can then train the other members of staff.  You can program a lot of tasks into the new machine and it should be able to process tasks much quicker than your older ones.  It has less moving parts too, so it shouldn't break down as often.  It will queue up specific jobs and some will even send you a message when your work is completed so you don't find you have to wander over to the machine wondering where your paperwork has gone.


Why not speak to your office supplier now and see which model of laser printer, copier he recommends to you?  Ask him to show you a couple of different models and to demonstrate how they can save you time, money and a little space.

You Need a Correct-Tek Copier Repair Services Lincolnshire, Refurbished and New Copier Sales Parts Mount Prospect

More Details - http://www.ctcopiers.com

Read more ...

Like Us

Correct-Tek Copier Service

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *