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

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Can Offices Rely On Toshiba Toner and Printer Products?


Many different people have heard of Toshiba printer and toner products but the question is how reliable are they actually? Owners of businesses and home offices have come back reporting good things about Toshiba. It actually has gotten top reviews according to some office goers. They say it just makes the day go by faster and makes the work-load get done with better quality. Just from this, you can tell that Toshiba is a reliable product to choose.


Finding a printer with good toner products can be a pain. Trusting in a printer company is a big deal. The ability to achieve everything an office needs in one machine is a great achievement that Toshiba was willing to spend the time to do. Toshiba customers have had complete satisfaction in the fact that their printer makes the best looking documents and pictures and doesn't cost them too much to do it. It is also a highly recommended brand because the units last. They aren't constantly jamming and breaking down because the mechanics of the machine are formulated in such a way where the designers were thinking ahead and taking all scenarios into consideration.

There is no false advertising with Toshiba. They are talked about in a good way where everyone can go through their day smiling while using one of their pieces because of the worry-free feeling it creates from being a trusted machine. The toners for one thing, last for a very long time. They print color and black and white with a beautiful sheen that will impress you and your co-workers the first time you see it come out. Just because the printers are small and seem kind of frail doesn't mean there's not a large body builder of a beast inside there.

While you can rely on them to work well, you can rely on them to catch peoples' eyes as well. The designs fit perfectly into the office setting and they all have a nice looking surface. Of course there are many different designs and colors that these pieces come in but there will be the one for your office that just looks like it already belongs in there. Making your office happy is going to make work more pleasurable as well. You can rely on Toshiba to make your entire office a better environment to work in. Your office is your second home. You have to make it the best you can.


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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Konica Minolta Printer and Printers


An environment full of professional approach is one thing that every office around the world craves for. Professionalism needs not only to be practiced by the employees, but from the office management as well.  Apart from soft skills like human management, offices need to create an ambiance that promotes and catalyzes professional atmosphere.  Advanced hardware tools like high-tech workstations and facilities for communication and printing add to overall look of an office.  You don't need your office boy/s to run here and there with loads of printing work.


Talking about printers, it is such a necessity in any office these days that one can hardly do away with it. Everyone in the office needs printouts for different purposes like for notices, press releases, projects, training's, designs, slips, schedules, programs, etc.  Hence, having a multi-function printer is always a better option.

Multi-function printers serve not only your printing needs but they also work as a laser printer, copier and scanner.  Loaded with hi-tech features, they give fast print speeds, and up to 200 sheet input capacity.  Some of the added / optional features of a Multi-function printer that will surely be handy in any office are:
  •          24 bit color
  •          Direct printing from digital camera
  •          Receiving digital faxes from a PC
  •         Automatic document feeder
  •          Up to 96 MB RAM

Available in stylish and professional designs, your investment is sure to give your lasting returns.  Famed for giving complete customer satisfaction with optimal performance, all leading brands are offering these Multi-function printers.  If you wish that professionalism should prevail in your office then buy one for your office.


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Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Creation Of The Copier


It hasn't always been so easy to make copies.  We now can just walk up to a photocopier machine and press the print button and we instantly receive perfectly replicated copies of our original.  Just forty seven years ago the copy machine was a pen and some sheets of carbon paper.  Instead of pushing a button you had to write and write and then write some more!  Just before the 60's this was a reality and carbon paper was a big seller.  Chester Carlson, a patent attorney knew how much of a pain it was to continue rewriting everything by hand because Carlson had arthritis.  Carlson had an idea of designing a machine that would automatically make copies, so he didn't have to do all of that copying by hand.


Think about doing your job without a copier.  You probably will have a hard time imagining it.  Did you know that most manufacturers didn't think that a copier would be of much use?  Chester tried for years to get people to catch his vision but nobody was interested.  Between 1939 and 1944, Carlson got the thumbs down by many corporations, including IBM, Kodak, General Electric, and RCA.
In 1937 Chester invented a process called electro-photography.  They renamed it Xerography in 1938. He figured out that if the image of an original document was projected onto a photoconductive surface, current would flow only in the areas where the light shined on it. The first copy was made with a sulfur coating on a zinc plate.  He took a glass microscope slide and wrote on it 10-22-38 ASTORIA with ink.  He then pulled down the shade to darken the room.  He built up an electrostatic charge buy rubbing the sulfur surface with a handkerchief.  Then the slide was placed on the surface and a light was shined on it for few seconds.  He then sprinkled lycopodium powder on the sulfur coating.  Gently blowing on the surface, the loose powder blew off and all that was left was the inscription, 10-22-38 ASTORIA. 10-22-38 is the date that the first photocopy was made.  Astoria was the location.

The Birth of Xerox The company that decided to take a chance on Carlson's dream was the Haloid Company.  Haloid was a photo-paper manufacturer in New York.  Guess what they came to be known as? Yes, the Xerox Corporation.  In 1960 the first office copier was produced.  It was the Xerox model 914.  It was the first office copier that could make copies on plain paper.

Being a copier repairman for over thirty-five years, I have seen the good copiers with the bad copiers.  I began working on copiers in 1975.  The copiers that I began working with were messy and they would not last long in between servicing.  The prices for the machines were very high especially for higher volume copiers.  There were some interesting ways of transporting the paper through the machine like the Sharp SF-740.  It grabbed the paper with two gripper devices that were driven with chains.  This machine fused the toner to the paper with a toaster oven type device.

Some people may even remember having to pour toner into the copier from a bottle.  Today's copiers have a cartridge system that works well.  They keep most of the toner inside the copier, not on you best pair of slacks or your dress.  They have rollers for fusing the toner to the paper and have very sophisticated paper feed and transport systems that help reduce jamming problems.  Digital copiers are now on the market.  Now you can not only copy, but print, scan and even fax with them.  Perhaps the most revolutionary change in the industry is the full color copier.  The sales of full color copiers have really started to explode.  There are a lot of new and exciting products being introduced and the quality is really quite good. We have come a long way from Carlson's '10-22-38 ASTORIA.  I just can't help to think what the future will bring us.  What will the copier of the year 2020 look like?

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Sharp Copiers - One Of The Most Reliable Copiers Around


The Sharp copier is one of the most reliable copiers around.  It is recommendable for its ability to do a multiplicity of printing tasks, yet giving you consistent results each time, but not unless you tamper with the settings.  They come in many different varieties, and it is up to you; to go for the one that is suitable for the kind and amount of work that you have to accomplish; and also one that is pocket friendly to you.


Many factors come into place once you consider buying a copier.  One, you will have to consider the size of the machine depending on how much space you have in the office.  Secondly, you may want to know the types of features that are within the copier, so that you do not miss out on a feature that your kind of work may really need in your office.  On the other hand, you do not want one that is too complicated for simple use. Thirdly, with the ever changing technological advances, you may feel that it may be expensive to replace your Sharp copier every time there is an advanced model of the same in the market.  You may therefore want to consider renting one from the rental shops.  However, this option will require you to know how much the rental stores charge per month and the policy they have in regard to the maintenance and repairs.

More information regarding Sharp copiers may be obtained from the Internet.  You can then collect and verify this information from Sharp copier office stores, authorized dealers, and even independent offices.  Once you have all the details at your finger tips, all that remains is for you to select the copier you want, pay for it, and transfer it to your office and get started putting it to work for you.


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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Digital Copier Security - There's More to Overcome Than Just the Hard Drive

The CBS Evening News recently broadcast a story called "Copy Machines a Security Risk?"  The information presented in the story was alarming, to say the least, but CBS only scratched the surface of the topic.  For companies who rely on securing confidential and proprietary information from competitors or hackers, there's much more you need to know about the inconspicuous digital copier.  In this article, we'll look at five areas where confidential information may be compromised.
If you haven't seen the CBS story please click on this link at the bottom of this page and view the five-minute broadcast before you continue with this article.


In addition to the risks presented by the CBS story here are 5 additional areas where copiers can compromise your security.

1. Many digital copiers are also network printers that store network information such as IP addresses, subnet masks and gateway IP's.  These settings are not stored on the hard drive and are not cleared by the digital copier "Purge" feature.  Network settings must be manually cleared.  Security experts will tell you to keep your network configuration private.  You don't want competitors or hackers to know your internal network configuration.  The more information about your network infrastructure that's accessible to hackers the less they have to figure out on their own and the sooner they can compromise your network.

2. Many digital copiers store the IP addresses of your DNS servers and/or Domain controllers.  Depending on the type and model of your copier, this information may not be cleared by your copier "purge" function.  You definitely don't want competitors or hackers knowing the IP addresses of your Name Servers or Domain Controllers.

3. Many digital copiers store email addresses and some even download your entire Email Global Address List to the copier.  Again, you don't want this to be accessible to those outside your company.

4. The "purge" function used by older digital copy machines doesn't delete any data from the copier hard drive.  It only renders the data inaccessible to the copier software.  It either deletes a file we techies would call a "file allocation table" or it will use other tactics to render the data unreadable to the copier software.  The "Purge" button merely gives an allusion the disk has been cleaned.  However, the data is still there and can be removed as shown on the CBS story.  Most copier security policies rely on this built-in Purge function and think their data is cleared.  It is not cleared.  It can still be accessed with free scanning tools available on the internet.

5. If your copier has a fax capability, the copier also stores all the phone numbers it dialed and numbers that dialed it along with any information you provided in your Fax phone book.  Again, the "Purge" function will not clear this information.

One of the biggest obstacles surrounding this whole issue of Copier Security is the apathy and ignorance of the Manufacturers.  Most copier technicians today still believe the built-in Purge function deletes all information on the copier.  To make matters worse, most copier technicians don't know where the different type of information is stored.  Some data is stored on the hard drive, some data in flash memory, and some data is stored in firmware.  Sensitive information is stored in different places depending on the manufacturer and model of copier.  Just when you think it can't get worse.  Let me drop the final shoe.  There are no utilities that will scan a copier and certify that it has been completely purged from older digital copy machines.

As I mentioned earlier, this CBS news story only scratched the surface of the real risks associated with digital Copier Security.  The Copier Security pioneers who were interviewed in the CBS story, Digital Copier Security inc., have done extensive research on these security risks and are working to provide services and resources to help companies thoroughly purge their older copy machines.  I applaud Digital Copier Security for bringing this issue to the attention of Corporate America and for working diligently to address this significant security hole.

I encourage the Copier industry to take responsibility for ensuring new copiers have the capability to purge themselves of all sensitive information and to provide a certification report indicating what has been purged.  This should be a standard feature on all Digital Copiers and not an add-on feature that comes at an additional cost.  Additionally copier technicians should be trained to thoroughly purge all Digital Copiers.

Until such a time, Corporate America must take necessary steps to ensure their own safety.  They must ensure they are not exposing themselves to unnecessary security risks or even breaking Privacy Laws. Digital copiers must have processes defined (and documented) that ensure appropriate actions are taken before copiers are released to third parties.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

How to Remove Xerox Toner From Clothing

Stains in general are one of life's many annoyances, especially when it's something near impossible to remove.  Clothing is pretty expensive to begin with, and then you get stains and it's a whole different cost to get the dry cleaners to remove them--if they can.


If you've ever been elected as the lucky individual to change the toner in the Xerox copier at work (usually on the day you when you decided to wear that crisp white shirt and freshly dry-cleaned khaki's), you know that unless you're wearing a hazmat suit, you'll probably end up with some toner- from change induced battle stains.  Usually, this would mean throwing out the item and going shopping, with a chip on your shoulder all because of the stupid copy machine and its Xerox Toner needs.

Keep in mind though, next time you find yourself in that boat, just refer to the handy guide here to help you treat the stain and salvage your stained item of clothing.

Xerox toner is so hard to get out of clothes because of the special powder it's made of; which contains a highly concentrated amount of pigments and dyes.  Toner melts when heated, thus causing it to bond firmly to paper in the printing process.  When toner comes in contact with clothing it doesn't form an indelible bond right away, you have a window of time to treat it, and salvage your item of affected clothing.

Here are 5 steps to treat Xerox Toner stains in clothing yourself:
1) Remove the article of clothing as soon as possible and shake it out.  The sooner you attend to the stain, the less time the stain has to settle into the fibers of the item.  Shake it to get as much loose toner out as possible.

2) Use a Vacuum with an attachment to vacuum out those loose particles in the clothing.  The more Xerox toner you can get out without water, the less likely the stain will be to set.

3) Fill the sink basin with cold water and immerse the item.  Work with the item to try to get more toner out.  Drain the sink and run more cold water over the item, trying again to get more Xerox toner out.

4) Wash the item in a washing machine on the cold water setting with mild detergent only.

5) Air-dry the article in the shade or indoors.  You're air drying primarily because if there's any toner left, the heat from the dryer which will probably set the stain permanently.  This will make it much harder or down-right impossible to remove.

More Tips and Warnings:
Avoid touching the toner with your hands when removing the stained article of clothing.  This prevents the toner particles from accidentally being spread.

If you get Xerox toner on your clothing, shake out the article of clothing outdoors.  This avoids the Xerox Toner particles landing on other easily stained items like carpet, furniture upholstery, and other items of clothing.

DO NOT use warm or hot water when washing the item, as it will set the stain most likely permanently.

If the item is dry-cleaning only, inform your cleaners that toner was spilled before they dry-clean it.  They may also need to know what kind of toner was spilled on it to ensure proper treatment, based on the makeup of the toner.


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Friday, January 11, 2019

Options of Brother Copiers

Everyday of our lives as we go about our businesses whether at home or in the office, we find ourselves with documents that need to be copied.  While there are many copier machines that we can buy in the market, none guarantees you quality like the Brother copier.  It comes in different varieties, all of high standards and values, available at affordable prices.



To be able to select the best copier, you must be specific about the tasks that you will expect the machine to perform for you.  Brother copiers come in two broad categories of either the color copier group or the black and white only group.  To get more information about their specifications, you can visit Brother copier computer store or their supplies offices.  The sales assistants will provide with all the relevant information and a practical demonstration on request on how the copiers are operated to deliver the best results.

If for any reason you are not able to go to them personally, you can utilize the Internet and find links to their web site or to their authorized dealers.  You will also be able to find reviews where customers of Brother copiers have given feedback on what they think about these copiers.  From this information you can be able to make a sober judgment and an informed decision about the copier you are going to buy.

Before you make an order or commit yourself to payment, find out what the return policy is and whether the copiers come with any warranty or guarantee.  This will save you a lot of agony just in case the machine decides to break down on you sooner than later.


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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Copier Brands - The Best, Cheapest, Most Reliable Digital Printer Copier Manufacturers

Here are the 8 Major brands/manufacturers of digital office copiers and what makes each one distinctive:


Xerox/Fuji Xerox
They invented the first copier in the 1950s, are the most well-known brand name, and without question, makes the best heavy-duty machines.  A few years ago they confessed some financial issues that almost brought the company to it's knees, but since then (plus a few new CEO changes), they have made a come back.

Canon
They are the most popular and best selling by far of all brands...for decades.  They make great machines, but can often be over-priced compared to the others.

Panasonic
They make the easiest-to-use machines (by far) and the most innovative.  They swing from most reliable to not very reliable at all (so check with the testing companies, like Buyer's Lab, before you buy a newer model).  They have more techs working to innovate the industry and thus have more patents than any of the others - even Xerox.  This also explains the lack of reliability sometimes, because they are always pushing the envelop.

Konica/Minolta
They make solid, reliable machines, and make the best office high-res, graphical color machines.  Like Panasonic, they are also very innovative.  They also bought the national dealership, Danka, in 2010.

Sharp
They will often have the most 3rd-party awards of any other brand from the 3rd party testing companies.  They also tend to be pretty easy-to-use.
Ricoh Family (Ricoh, Lanier, Gestetner, Savin)
They are often the lowest priced in any given area and they win a lot of government bids because of that.

Toshiba
They make very solid machines at a good price.
Kyocera Mita Family (Kyocera Mita and Copystar)
They make good machines and a good price.


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

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 it simply, the information is imprinted on the drum through 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 everyday, then you better invest on a digital-copier or two.  You can leave it all to the digital copier, 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 used by digital copiers create more copies than the cartridges normally used by analog copiers.  While buying a digital copier will cost you more than other copiers, in the end, you are really saving money.

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


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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Toshiba Copiers

With the rise of technology, offices use a variety of equipment.  Various functions are to be performed by various types of equipment as found suitable.  One such piece of equipment is the copier, found in almost every office today.  A copier is used to copy various types of documents required in the day- to- day activities of an office.  Since such documents are to be used to run projects or are normally given to other people it becomes important to use quality copiers.


Such a quality copier are Toshiba Copiers.  This brand of copier has a wide range of uses, and as such; one can choose from the many types available for them.  This brand of copier comes in both small and large sizes.  In choosing an ideal copier for business, it would be wise to consider the volume of work to be performed.

If your business is small-scaled you may need to use a small sized copier known as the Small Work group which handles copying twenty pages a minute.  Though document copying in this type of Toshiba Copier is mainly black and white, it is normally of high quality copying.  In case you venture in the medium size business, you will require a medium to large size copier product.  They come in either black and white or color style, and are capable of copying out larger scale batches of copies.  These medium sized copiers, copy on average twenty to forty-five copies per minute.

The larger copiers are ideal for mass production of copies.  For this last style of this brand of copiers, one can get up to 135 pages copied in a minute.   For this large size copier, one can get either black and white or colored copies.  This type is also capable of multi-tasking, as it can print, email, copy, scan, and fax your various documents; making this a truly versatile piece of equipment for your office.  With the different Toshiba Copiers available in today's market, whether your budget allows for brand new or just the more affordable refurbished, you can get many different types of copiers that will help realize your business potential. 


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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Printers - Choosing the Printer That Fits Your Needs

Printers have become a daily essential for anyone who has a computer - after all, we all need to produce hard copies of our electronic data.  Choosing which printer serves your needs best can be tricky.  Here's a 101.


Kinds of printers
Whether you need to print documents, photos, stickers, large banners or any other data that needs to be printed, there is a printer that can suit your needs.

o Card Printer - for printing plastic cards
o CD Printer - for printing labels directly onto the CD
o Check Printer - for printing text on blank checks
o DVD Printer - for printing labels directly on the DVD disc
o Inkjet Printer - usually used for basic printing needs (i.e. documents, photos, etc.) in the home, school or office.
o Laster Printer - has similar functions with the inkjet, only faster.
o Photo Printer - the printer especially designed and made for printing high-quality images.
o Portable Printer - for use with mobile devices like laptops and other mobile computers
o Postcard Printer - for printing images and text on postcards and other novelty papers.
o Poster Printer - for printing bigger media (i.e. posters, banners, etc.)
o Thermal Printer - typically used for printing receipts and labels
o Wireless Printer - utilizes Bluetooth technology to connect to your computer instead of traditional cables, which makes it ideal for small spaces with computers.
Before you buy that printer...

No matter what your printing needs are, make sure you take into consideration the following features when choosing a printer:

o Power source
o Connectivity
o Printing size
o Format (what it can print)
o Speed of printing
o Efficiency
o Paper types and sizes it can accommodate
o Security features
o System requirements (ensure your device is compatible with it)
o Capacity (how much it can print at a time and how much paper it can accommodate)

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Printer Repair Becomes The Essential Commodity For The Optimum Performance Output


Printer has been considered as the most versatile instrument in today's times to execute the varied computational mundane requirements in an organization.


The most important component and the prerequisite parameter is the quality of the print which gets dispensed out in the form of hand-outs.  However, if the print quality gets hampered or distorted it calls in for the printer repair mechanisms.

The printer repair has rose to prominence with reference to handling the varied printer repairs to resolve the printer malfunctioning.  In general, the printer malfunctioning happens for two distinct reasons:

Software: The printer driver problems:
· The printer driver is the software program which brings about the effective printing functions in a printer when connected to the laptop or the desktop computers. It has remained as connectivity between the printer device (hardware) and the computer systems.

· The problem associated with printer drivers can be resolved, if the user attempts to re-install them in the computer systems, so as to take the printer into control for the effective functioning.

· In some cases, when the printer is connected to the updated operating system or the (OS), the printer drivers also need to be updated regularly, so as to make the best use of the printers.

· The updated printer drivers are readily available over the internet with respect to the printer brand.

Network Problems:
· The printer often fails to detect in the premise network for most of the time during the print scheduling.

· The problems could be multi-fold here; one should always see the computer's systems network connectivity in the local area network (LAN).

· Sometimes, the printer drivers for network should be updated to get back the printer connectivity onto the network domain.

Hardware: Some of the Printer Hardware Problems:

Paper jams:
· Paper jams in a printer have been a common symptomatic problems related to the printer hardware.
· As an analogy, one needs to understand as to the real cause of paper jams rather than just attempting to the removal of the jammed paper.

· One should really attempt to open all the flaps of the printer and look inside for any paper which has been stuck and one should ensure to remove them to ensure that there are no paper jams in the long run.

Ink quality getting hampered:
The print ink quality eventually gets hampered if the toner in the cartridge gets depleted and one should attempt to refill the printer cartridge at the earliest or to replace with the new print cartridge. This way you can improve the print quality.

Paper quality has a predominant impact on printers and the cartridge ink
· The usage of low grade paper as a means to get the print outs; turns up as an impact for the printer cartridge ink.

· The low grade paper while on their way to get printed gets blurred which results in the low quality print and further excess of toner is consumed in the course of time, especially when attempting to take the print of images and pictures.

The cartridge groove problem:
· The printer cartridge gets fixed onto the printer groove and once the printer cartridge gets firmly fixed, it would be eventually ready to take more print requests.

· In the event that a printer cartridge does not get into the groove properly well, it leads to the problems such as the paper jams, crumbled paper when attempting to dispense out.

Network connectivity problem
· The printing network connectivity problems can be attributed to one big reason is that the patch cable connecting the printer to the network console is loosely attached or damaged.

· One should ensure that the printer cables are properly plugged in, so that the printer is visible among the peers in the network for the print spooling.

· One should ensure that the network bandwidth is optimally good; this is to ensure that the printers are working at their optimum with reference to taking the print-outs.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

How Long Will a Laser Printer, Copier Toner Cartridges Last?


HP, Lexmark, Sharp, Ricoh, Savin, Brother and other manufactures of laser printers and copiers' office equipment all use the same industry standard of how long a toner cartridge will last.  They use the 5% rule.  However, most people print 7%to 12% on the average.


First, we need to define what is the 5% rule toner cartridge usage on your laser printer, digital copier all in one machine.  When HP toner cartridge specifications says 10,000 pages at 5% it means 10,000 pages of text DOUBLE space on a 8.5" by 11" with 1.25" margins (see below for actual sample of 5% text n page).  If you just send simple memos on your laser printer copier then you are set.  However, most companies especially accountant and lawyers use way more toner per page than 5%.  Here is a 5% (between the dotted lines page of toner on HP laser printer, Sharp copier, Canon printer copier or other brand of office equipment:

Start with this, which is 5% page coverage for a hp printer or digital copier.  You will notice its only two paragraphs long.  If this is all you print on the average then the estimated pages per toner cartridge the manufacture specifies will be close.  However, you will notice there are no graphics, company logos or anything else.  If you print graphs or tax returns your rate of usage will be much higher.

If you are using a color laser printer copier, then you need to be careful; because if the color toner cartridges on your laser printer or digital copier says 5,000 pages then it is not 5,000 each color toner cartridge but a COMBINED total of the cyan, magenta and yellow.  This end of 5% coverage example of text a standard sheet of paper printed on your laser printer, color copier or all in one copier printer scanner device - end of 5 %.

If you are not sure how to get your average page toner cartridge usage, contact us now, to get the information needed to determine your Hp printer all in one, Canon copier printer, Sharp copier, Rich copier scanner or other brand of printing device.  It does not cost you a cent, the information is 100% free for the asking.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Top 10 Problems With HP Printers and Their Solutions

Despite being reliable printing machines and despite your best of efforts, HP printers often malfunction. Why? There can be multiple reasons for HP printers to malfunction and display error messages.  Here we have listed 10 common HP printer problems and their solutions.


Toner smears or does not fix to the page
Check the fuser.  If it is nearing the end, replace it.  If you don't know how to replace a fuser, refer to your HP printer support manual that originally came with the HP printer setup kit.  Sometimes, fuser displays a Clean Fuser Input message.  It is a clear indication that fuser needs a cleanup.  Open the front door on your HP printer.  Check if you see a blue brush inside there (there must be one). Take the toner cartridge out of the printer to reach the fuser input assembly.

The assembly locates on top of the black toner cartridge port. Take the blue brush out and clean the assembly.  The cleanup procedure is intended for a HP Color LaserJet 5500 printer.  If you have a different printer, refer to its manual.  If it's not fuser, it may be the toner cartridge which is either defective or nearing the end of its life.  In that case also, you will need to replace it.  If the toner is neither defective nor nearing end, clean the toner cartridge assembly.

Paper Jams
Paper jams are the commonest printer problems, not just with HP printers, but with all the printer brands and models.  Paper jam can occur due to a number of reasons from torn paper bits, wrong paper tray selected, wrong paper type selected, loose paper roller, and to a lint of dust etc.  Look carefully inside the paper tray and at the exit end of the print paper path.  If there are any bits of paper stuck inside, remove them.  Check that the paper tray has the right type of paper, that is listed in the control panel of the printer.

If it is different, the printer will experience a paper jam problem.  Make sure that the paper type matches what is in the printer properties.  If not, correct it.  Also, make sure that the printer prints to the right paper tray.  Failure to which it will lead to a paper jam.  If the roller seems to be loose, tighten it carefully.  If the roller looks shiny, it may need a replacement.  Besides, never pull paper in the opposite direction that it feeds in.   Always pull it in the paper path direction.

Windows sends print jobs to a wrong printer
It happens when Windows selects a default printer by itself.  If you are using Windows 7, click the Start button and point to Devices and Printers.  You will see various printers listed under Printer and Faxes. Right-click the desired printer and click Set as default printer.  If prompted, confirm the action and exit Devices and Printers.  Restart your computer and printer.  Test a print page and check back.  Windows should print to the right printer now.

If you are using Window XP, click the Start button and point to Control Panel.  Double-click Hardware and Sound and then Printers.  Look for the printer that you want to set as default, right-click it and then choose Set as Default Printer.

Print Spooler service stops working
This is again a common problem with HP printers.  To get rid of this problem, click the Start button and point to Run.  When in Run dialog box, type 'services.msc' (without quotes) and hit Enter.  This will take you to the Services window.  On the right hand side, look for Print Spooler, right-click it and select Restart.  When prompted, confirm the action and exit the Services window.  If prompted, restart your computer.  When done, test a print page.

50.4 error message
The error message indicates a power supply problem and generally occurs when the power cord of your printer is plugged into a power strip or the UPS.  To get rid of this error message, plug the printer directly into a power outlet.

Printouts are too light, have spots
Often a printer starts printing light or spotty when the ink\toner cartridge is either dried up or clogged. Remove the ink\toner cartridge.  Take a soft cloth and dip it into either hot water or alcohol.  Now rub the soft cloth cautiously against the print head.  Also, rub it on  the underside of the nozzle of the printer.  It will soften the ink and let the printer print properly.  Put the ink cartridge back in place.  Print a test page and check back.

Error message 69.x
This shows a temporary glitch on your printing device.  To make this message disappear, you simply need to power off your printer, wait for 10-15 seconds and then power it on.  This will reset the configurations and make your printer start working again.  In case the message still appears, power off both printer and computer and then turn them on.

Error message 10
The error indicates a Supplies Memory Error.  Depending on your HP printer model, the error can occur due to various reasons.  To get rid of the problem, power off your printer and unplug it from the power outlet.  Wait for 10-15 seconds before plugging the printer back in.  When done, plug the printer back into power outlet, power it on, and let it warm up properly.  When done, print a test page and check back.  Your printer should start working fine now.  There may also be a problem with your printer's memory.  Replace its memory stick.

Cannot fit more text on the page
You may want your print page to have a substantial text amount, but your default printer settings may not let you do so.  Sometimes, you may also face a problem when shrinking the text on a sheet.  To get rid of this problem, go to Printer Properties in Control Panel.  Change the printer settings to accommodate more pages for each sheet.  For example, click the drop-down menu under Pages per sheet and posters and select it to 2 or 3 as desired per pages.  Click the OK button.  The settings may differ according to your printer model.  Refer to your HP printer support manual for correct settings.

Wireless printer problems
Wireless printers are great for home or office use.  However, they cannot beat wired printers when it comes to speed.  Wireless printer users often face printer slow problems.  To make sure that your wireless printer works at a decent speed, use a unique channel number in your router.  Besides, place your printer close to your Wi-Fi router.  Keep gadgets like cordless phones, security alarms away from your wireless router.  These gadgets create electrical interference and cause your printer to function slowly.

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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, April 20, 2018

The Best Printer Features For Small Businesses


Get a Multi-Function Printer.


You want to look for a Multi-Function Printer versus a regular printer because like I said before, you will have limited space.  You want it to have a "Flatbed" because you will be scanning paperwork.  You also want it to be able to "Feed" a lot of papers through the scanner at once because you will be faxing a lot of paperwork.  In fact, the feed is one of the most important features to look at... don't skimp here.  A wimpy feed will mean lots of paper jams, lots of frustration, a few choice curse words, a whole lot of equipment violence, and eventually, a whole lot of time wasted manually feeding your pages one at a time. (Which sucks, believe me!) Save yourself the headache and pony up the extra $50-$150 for a better feeding option.

a. Features to Look for in a Multifunction Printer:
i. Laser Printers versus Inkjet Printers:

* Laser printers mean toner cartridges.  That is a lot more expensive then Inkjet cartridges, and usually larger in size, but they print faster, and they print more copies before they have to be replaced. In addition, the printer costs more money, especially if you go for the Color Laser printer, but the print quality is excellent, and if you don't mind pony-ing up $100 every time you have to buy replacement cartridges, then a laser printer is a great option.

* Inkjet Printers: Both the printer and the cartridges cost less....period.  The quality can be really good, but you will buy cartridges more often (although the prices can be as low as $10 each).  You will probably also have to do a "head cleaning" more often on an Inkjet Printer, but this is the more affordable choice when starting any new business.

ii. Replacement Cartridges: Before you buy any printer, always pop over to the cartridge aisle and see how much the replacement cartridges are.  Just the cost of the cartridges alone could be a reason NOT to buy whatever printer you're looking at, no matter how cheap the printer is.  For example, Lexmarks are generally the cheapest printers you can find, but their cartridges cost just a little less than the printer itself.  On top of that, the cartridges don't print a whole lot of documents before the cartridge has to be replaced - so these are only good deals for people who don't print a lot.  You...as a VIRTUAL bookkeeper... ARE going to print - a lot.  So take the price of the cartridges seriously.

iii. A Good Feeder: This is a must-have for a bookkeeper.  You are going to be faxing, scanning and copying a lot of documents at once.  If you have a wimpy feeder, then you can expect paper jams or an early death to your MFC printer.  Therefore, make sure you look at how many papers you can feed at once.  This information will be listed in the printer's details or on the box itself.

iv. A Flatbed Scanner: A lot of Business Owners think that having a machine with only a feeder (like a fax machine) is a great low-cost option, but the truth is, it's a bad option for bookkeeping. Bookkeepers need to make copies of checks, bills, tax forms, books, and all sorts of odd-shaped papers. It's a whole heck of a lot easier to have a flatbed that can handle odd shapes and sizes so you can scan portions, if necessary, and put the scans back together on a computer.  Therefore, get both the feeder and the scanner model.

v. A Fax Machine: You'd be amazed how many multi-function printers are still made without a fax machine, but the truth is, a fax machine is a Virtual Bookkeeper's best friend.  You will be sending a lot of paperwork to your clients via email or fax, and having a fax machine lets you do both.  Be smart and check for this feature right from the beginning.

vi. All in all, we prefer the Brother printers.  The cartridges are cheap (at least in comparison to other toner and inkjet cartridges), it feeds paper fairly quickly, and it prints an excellent quality at a good speed.  However, keep in mind that not all Brother Printers are created equally.  The cheap ones don't feed a lot of paper at once. so, look for something that looks like these (notice the feeds are angled upward to hold more pages

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Acquaint Yourself With Computer Printers


A computer printer is a device used for printing text or images on hard copy stored in electronic form, generally on physical print media like paper.  Printers are designed to support both local and network connected users simultaneously.


Nowadays, modern printers can directly interface to electronic devices like digital cameras.  Some printers that come with non printing features are commonly known as Multi-Functional Printers (MFP) or Multi-Function Devices (MFD).  It integrates various functions of multiple devices into one.  Such types of printers are extremely useful for small businesses and home offices.

As opposed to a traditional printer, a multi-functional printer is a combination of devices like Printer, Scanner, Photocopier, and Fax Machine.  Likewise, there are numerous other types of printers widely available in the market.  Let's take a look at them:

Laser Printer: A laser printer works in a similar fashion as a photocopier does.  It has a roller which is charged with electricity.  A laser beam is passed to remove the charge from portions of the roller.  The parts hit by the laser are powdered by the toner which is then transferred from the roller to the paper. Finally, the ink is baked into the paper with the help of a heater incorporated in the printer.  People generally prefer laser printer because of its ability to give high quality output and high speed.

Dot Matrix: It has a print head that moves across the page.  A dot matrix printer produces characters using a cluster of pins which press an inked ribbon to the paper, thereby creating a dot.  Each character is made in the same way. Dot Matrix printers are relatively cheaper and durable.  These qualities still attract businesses which use them as invoice printers.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

All in One Printer Scanner Fax


When you go for buying an all in one printer scanner fax, you should know that there are certain things that need to be taken into consideration.  You should be ready to spend a good amount of money to get the best one.  Although you can find lots of multifunction printers, it is important that you get the right one for you, which would help you to do a lot of things in your office.  If you get the cheap one, then there are many chances that the printer might not function well. Instead spent the extra money and get the best one.


Do not go for less speed
It is very important that you check the speed of the modem/fax.  It is also important that the speed of your fax/modem should be at least 33 kbps.  This means that you would not have to worry as it would help you in saving money as the fax would take very less time on your phone line.  So, it is very important that you check the features of the fax very carefully.  Even if you are looking for a multifunction printer for fax broadcasting or also group dialing, then you should check that it has got all the features.

Test before buying
The best thing that you should do before buying an all in one printer scanner fax is to test or check it out before buying.  This is necessary so that you can check how much time the multifunction printer is taking to print, scan and fax the documents.  Both time as well as money matters and so you need to ensure that you get both at the same time by getting the best multifunction printer for your office use.  So, these are the important things that need to be taken into consideration before you move forward to go to make a purchase of a new  printer.

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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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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Practical Money-Saving Tips For New Businesses

In the current economy, it can be tough to start a new business.  While everyone is else is trying to "tighten their belts" and save money you are doing the exact opposite!  However, we have found some ways that you can save money while growing your new business.  Read on to find out these practical money-saving tips for new businesses.
Conserve energy by turning off lights, computers, and other business equipment when they are not in use. Just let your employees know that you appreciate their help in this effort and maybe mention how incredibly quick and easy it is to do at the end of every day.  Additionally, you can add automatic controls to your heating and cooling in the office to cut down on costs.  Programmable thermostats, occupancy sensors and timers can cut costs by nearly 35 percent compared to a building that does not use these energy-saving mechanisms.
In the same vein, consider using laptops instead of standard energy-sucking desktop computers.  Laptops use about 90 percent less energy and most employees actually prefer smaller, compact laptops over big bulky desktops. This is especially easy for a new business to implement as you are just starting out and may not have bought your business computers yet.
Your phone bill could be driving your new business into the ground.  Evaluate your phone usage and consider reducing the number of phone lines or replacing your current service. If your business involves making a lot of long-distance phone calls you may want to consider an internet-based phone service such as VoIP.
Become more involved in your local business community.  Network with other small companies and new businesses in your area, both in your industry and in others.  By joining trade associations as well as interacting with your neighbors, you can learn other money-saving tips as well as join each other in advertising ventures. Furthermore, you could use your network to barter services.  For example, if you design websites, you could trade your development services with another business owner for marketing materials, catering services for your client meetings, or a number of other goods and services.
Forget about fancy office suites, flashy cars and all the newest gadgets and technology.  When you're starting a new business you need to count every penny and double or triple-check every expense.  One way to maintain a low overhead is to purchase used business equipment such as refurbished copiers. Most refurbished copy machines have been used less than three months to six months and come with a complete parts and labor warranty.  Moreover, these current model copiers go through a complete checkup before they're leased or sold to the public, so you can have the peace of mind knowing you got a high-quality copier at up to 75-85% off MSRP.
From lowering your energy bills to saving on phone expenses and purchasing refurbished copiers, these ideas for new businesses can decrease your day-to-day costs and start-up expenditures without making your business look unprofessional.
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