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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Purchasing a Copier Vs Leasing a Copier - Pros and Cons


Today I am addressing the pros and cons of purchasing a copier vs. leasing a copier for your workplace.  I was recently asked this question for the 5,000,000th time and I decided to answer the question publicly.


There are advantages and disadvantages to either acquisition process.  The answer to several variables will help steer you in the right direction to see whether purchasing or leasing a printer is right for your office.  Whichever option you decide on, you can still have your machine on a recommended maintenance and toner contract.  Most current day machines come standard with all of the functions you need; copying, printing, and scanning.  The fax is an additional option.

Leasing an All-In-One Copier/Printer/Scanner:

Pros
No acquisition cost
Cheap monthly cost
Rotated new equipment
Cons
No ownership
Extended obligation
Purchasing an All-In-One Copier/Printer/Scanner:
Pros
Instant ownership
No extended obligation
Cons
High initial investment costs
Potential for out-dated non functioning equipment
Technology quickly becomes obsolete

Ask yourself these three questions:

1.) How long has our company been in business?
The credit approval process can be very sensitive to new businesses.  Without 3 or more years in business the lease application will probably require a personal guaranty from the owner of the company.  With that being said, it may make more sense to purchase a refurbished printer at a low cost, then lease a more robust, new printer down the road once the company has more established credit and higher printing volume.

2.) How much do we print?
Printers these days are designed to last!  If you don't have a high volume of printing you'll probably get more bang for your buck purchasing an MFP outright.  Most lease terms are 3 or 4 years.  If you aren't pounding your printer all day every day, then you should get a lot more than 3 or 4 years out of it.  On the other hand, if you hammer your office equipment, it makes more sense to lease a machine so you'll get a new one at the end of the lease term and not have to worry about what to do with a broken down machine 8 years down the road.  A headache is the last thing you need with office equipment, you have a lot of other things to worry about.

3.) How much are we willing to spend out of pocket for a printer?
Large MFPs can are expensive.  Leasing them is a great option for an office without a large budget.  Most workplaces would function seamlessly with an MFP for around $200 a month, which would cost you nearly $7,000 cash.  You could lease a machine that's out of your budget that will handle a larger workload than a system that was purchased outright.

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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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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Copier Printers - 3 Tips To Have High Quality Documents


If you work in a place where presentations, brochures and manuals are frequently used, copier printers are essential in making your work easier, and save you a lot of money while you're at it.
If you add up the expenses that you incur from printing your brochures outside the office, this will be quite a hefty amount. You will be able to save hundreds of dollars if you have your own in-house printing station. You don't need to have a printing press in your office - copier printers can do the job just as nicely.


Copier printers today have multiple features to help you customize your documents. They can print practically any size you want, in any color. You can make them add page numbers, or print every other page.

Copier printers have totally customizable features, so your options are endless. But you need to remember a few things to make sure that your copier printer produces the best possible copies.

1. When designing a document on your copier printer, make sure you adjust the setting according to your specifications, then wait and see if the first copy is exactly what you want. Afterwards, you can allow the machine do its job and print the copies that you need.

2. Before starting to print, check the toner in the copier printer. If there is not enough toner, your documents will not look very professional. You might even have to reprint copies if they look faded, and this will be a waste of time and money.

3. Also check that you have enough paper in your copier printer. Running out of paper is not as bad as running out of toner, and you can remedy it quickly, but it will still be inconvenient and will waste some of your time.

If you follow these tips, you can be sure that your copier printers will produce the high quality documents that you need.

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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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Friday, March 30, 2018

Canon & Xerox Copiers


In an office, one of the main things that need to be done is the copying of various documents for circulation within or without the office space.  There are many commercial bureaus that specialize in making copies, but its too costly for an office to entirely rely on these commercialized copiers. That is why it would be wise and timely to invest in a copier.  Here, I want to specify that it is not just any other copier but the Canon copier which has been proven to produce quality work over all the years it has been in the market.


The Canon or Xerox Copiers  come in small, medium, large, & extra large sizes depending on the scope of work you want to engage it in.  The small sized ones are more convenient to use because they do not occupy much space, yet, regardless of their size, they are equally efficient and effective.  Their only limitation is in the number of colors that will be reflected on your work as when compared to the regular or larger sized ones which give you a wider palette of colors and shades and will deliver more in quantity in a short period of time.

Make a visit to a Canon & Xerox copier store such as Correct-Tek Copier Service  at their on line  store  (www.ctcopier.com) to find out more about the prices and also get to be shown in a more practical way how the copiers operate.  You may also want to know what accessories come with the copiers for example  the (laser copier, RDF, Print & Scan, LCT, Finisher, etc.) which however, is optional.  Get to know also whether they come with a warranty.  Once you have decided on a model to buy, all there is to do is to ensure you have enough space for your copier.
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Saturday, March 3, 2018

More Reasons to Choose a Printer Scanner Copier For Your Personal Use at Home


If you are like so many other people in this day and age, you have found yourself needing the services of a printer, scanner or a copier from time to time recently.  So, you head to the nearest commercial copy service and use one, because you have always thought that you couldn't afford one.


If you had taken the time to recheck what is now available however, you may have been surprised to learn that not only has the price come down considerably, but now you can get all three features in one compact unit that takes of no more space on your desk than a type writer.

Smaller, Lighter and More Compact
That's right! and not only that, but you can also now purchase a machine that also includes fax as well. There is now a wide choice of makes and models from light compact units designed for home use to standing high speed floor models that are capable of handing even the most demanding requirements of a busy office.

Laser and Thermal Printing
They come in three basic types of printing functions, those being laser and thermal printing and what you will be using it for will weigh heavily in your decision as to what type of printer you will need. Thermal printers are capable of printing on a wide variety of media including rough uneven surfaces, as well as a number of types of cloth fabric.

Integrated Memory Function With Memory Stick
Also, the functions that a newer model printer scanner copier will contain in it should also be given close consideration as well.  For instance, the latest printer scanner copiers now come with integrated memory capacity that also uses a memory stick.  With the memory stick, you can easily transfer images and text directly from your computer to your printer, just as you would with any other device that accommodates a memory stick.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

How to Buy a Used Or a Refurbished Copier

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- DO NOT buy a used analog copier.

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

3. What speed do I need on the copier?

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

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Refurbished Copiers Trick Your Competitors Are Using To Save Thousands

If I told you a way to save up to 85% on a product that every business needs you'd be interested right? Of course you would! It's no secret that refurbished copiers can save your company up to thousands of dollars for a basic model.  However, it's a hefty cost savings that many businesses do not even consider!


When it comes to office photocopiers, let's be honest, who cares if it's brand new?  Have you ever had anyone visit your office and stop to marvel at your copier?  Never happened has it?  I know it's a stupid question, but it highlights why refurbished copiers are an obvious yet little known business secret that highly effective managers utilize today.

If you've got a business or manage a budget for your department lightly used copiers are a great way of saving money yet getting the same performance from a new unit.  Got you interested now haven't I? Okay, so what should you look for when buying copiers refurbished?

Firstly, ask the dealer on their refurbished copiers process.  Any reputable dealer will clean their copiers inside as well as out, have any of the worn parts replaced and have a checklist to check for the most common errors and will guarantee the quality.  Manufacturers such as Canon copiers, Ricoh copiers , & Xerox copiers are always reliable.

Secondly, ask the dealer how many miles the refurbished photocopier has under the hood.  Yep, you heard me right! The majority of digital copiers nowadays have a built-in counter that records the number of copies done.  Much like with a car, the lower the copies, the higher the price.  However, most refurbished copiers will come with some kind of warranty so it's best to work it hard in the early days to check reliability and quality.  One final point, it's definitely worth negotiating an extended warranty period with the dealer especially if they won't budge on the price.  Try and get a guarantee extending to a year and all in all you'll have grabbed a great deal on your refurbished copiers!

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Arlington Heights, IL 60004 US
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Monday, December 11, 2017

How To Properly Dispose Of A Copier Or Printer

When your copier or printer bites the dust or gets replaced with a new model, you may be wondering what to do with the old machine.  Many people actually don't know that these types of machines contain materials that can pollute the earth, and incorrect disposal of copy machines and printers is incredibly hazardous to the environment.  Read on to learn how to properly dispose of a copier or printer.


Increasing by about 8 percent per year, electronic waste, or e-waste, is the fastest growing segment of the US waste stream.  Contributing to the problem is the fact that less than 10 percent of electronics such as printers, copiers, and fax machines are recycled - the remaining 90 percent end up in incinerators or landfills where their harmful toxins can then cause harm to your health.  Instead of allowing these chemicals (including mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium, and selenium) enter the air or water supply, consider these alternatives.

Donate Your Old Copier or Printer
One alternative to throwing out your old printer or copy machine is to donate it to a school, non-profit organization, or low-income community.  This is an excellent option if the copier or printer is still in good working order and you are simply replacing it with a newer model.  You will keep the copier/printer and all its toxins out of the landfill, and the organization you donate it to will surely appreciate it. Additionally, donating your used equipment to a school or non-profit organization can help you qualify you for tax deductions.  Most non-profits will provide a donation receipt for tax purposes if you request it (but keep a record of what you donated and to whom just in case).
Check Recycles.org for a full list of schools, organizations, and non-profit businesses that accept donations of electronics.

Manufacturer Take-Back
If donating your copiers or printers isn't an option, check with the manufacturer of the machine.  Many companies now have take-back programs in place for recycling e-waste such as non-working copiers and printers.  This option not only keeps the hazardous materials from your machines out of the landfill, but it allows the manufacturer to reuse many resources from the machine such as raw materials and heavy metals.

Find a Licensed Disposal Facility
Last but not least is the option of finding a government licensed electronics disposal facility.  These companies will dispose of your copier machine, printer, or fax machine in an environmentally safe way that will meet your legal obligations and also achieve the maximum environmental benefit of disposal. Generally a disposal facility will take printers or copy machines such as Canon copymachines or Toshiba copy machines and dismantle them into their composite materials which can then be recycled and entered back into the manufacturing process, thereby helping the environment and preserving natural resources.


Whatever option you choose, just remember to recycle or refurbish your copy machine or printer - don't let it end up in the landfill!

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Buyer's Guide To Copier Machines

Copier machines today do not just copy documents; they now offer different features such as scanning, faxing as well as printing.  As machines becomes more advanced, it is hard to decide which machine would suit your needs.  Knowing the important features that the company needs however, can change that and make it easier to find the right copier.


That being said, to find the copier machine that would suit your needs, you must have a checklist or a guideline about the type of machine you need as well as other considerations such as budget, purpose and where you will be placing your new copier.

Analog Copier
If you are on a tight budget and would only need the most basic photocopying services, then an analogue copier machine would suit you.  Analog copiers are more affordable compared to color and digital machines.  Copies made can be of good quality depending on the brand and specifications of the machine that you would buy.

Digital Copier
On the other hand, if you want more functionality but have a limited a budget, a digital photocopying machine is your best option.  Digital photocopying machines usually come with two or three features such as fax and print features in one unit.  They are a bit more expensive than the basic copier but are slightly lower in price than a color copier.  Digital copiers are stable, cleaner running, and produce less noise than the analog ones and the printing quality is better.

Colored Copier
If you want the latest features combined with functionality and budget is not an issue, then a colored copier is the best machine for you.  Colored units are also preferred for advertising companies or those that specialize in fliers, brochures or magazines and ad campaigns.

The multi-functional copiers can be a real ROI for the company.  These machines include three or four functions such as scanning, printing, faxing and photocopying in one unit and they are ideal for big companies who require all the functions.  Some multi-function copiers include only two or three functions and are cheaper compared to a four- or five-in-one multi-function copier.

Purchasing your Copier

Now that you have a basic overview of the different types of copiers, the next thing to do is to check the size of the copier.  Do consider the location of the copier.  Will you place it on top of a table or in a corner as a standalone?  Shop around to compare prices.  There are several brands that you can choose from. Examples of brands are Canon copiers, Ricoh,Toshiba, Sharp and Xerox.  Refurbished copiers are also available; they are cheaper and the best buys if you are not a heavy user.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

A laser copier printer is one of the best investments.

Laser and inkjet are some of the common technology used in printers for commercial or personal purposes.  Every printer model varies in aspects such as technology, features, functions, appearance and quality.  Hence, plan your budget and determine your requirements before simply rushing out to buy any printer.


A laser copier printer is one of the best investments.  Generally, it can last for a long time due to its high quality and technology.  Selling one as a second-hand is not a problem.  There is always some demand for such a printer for commercial or personal purposes.  This is very much understandable considering its high speed, quality and clarity of printing documents.

Generally, laser copier printers are divided into two categories, mono and color.  A mono laser printer only prints in black and white.  However, a color printer can print in color and is very suitable for printing digital photos and images.  It is much more costly than a mono printer is.  A large printer using color laser technology is usually used in a digital photo shop for printing photos and images.
A laser printer uses a toner cartridge, similar to a fax machine.  This cartridge can last for many months, immaterial of whether it is a color or mono one.  Some laser models can print documents at one side. Other models can print on both sides and they are called as duplex printers.

A duplex printer usually has function buttons for you to choose one-sided or duplex printing.  With duplex printing, there is no necessity to waste time and energy to take out the printed-paper and turn it over the side for double-side printing.  You may save money as time goes on.  There is less electricity used for printing.

All-in-one printer, which uses laser technology, can perform many functions. Some models can scan and print documents while others can scan, fax and print documents or photos.  Hence, you do not have to spend money to buy a separate scanner or fax machine.  It also saves some space at your home or office.

Since a laser copier printer usually uses digital technology with memory functions, using one is indeed easy.  You save some of your favorite features for printing without having to choose the required features all the time.  Therefore, if you want to enjoy high speed, quality and clarity of printing, consider getting a laser copier printer.  It might be worth the price in the long run.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Copier, Printer, Scanner, Fax - The One Stop Business Machine

Small businesses form the backbone of most economies.  Numerous innovations have fueled the success of small enterprises in the last decade.  None more so, than the all-in-one printer scanner copier fax machine.  Lengthy paperwork is now both affordable and less time consuming.  The burden of costs to acquire a separate printer, scanner, copier and fax machine is now completely done away with, all thanks to this innovative multi-function device.


Deciding to equip your small/home office with an all-in-one printer is most certainly a step in the right direction.  However, making the decision is a small task compared to the job of choosing the right multi-function device to cater to your specific needs.

The market is flooded with Multi-function devices from various manufacturers.  Each of these devices has a different price tag and capacity.  This difference is primarily because of the different segments of users for the copier, printer, scanner, fax market.  The different segments include the home user, the small office user and finally the users who operate from fairly large offices.  Always remember to ascertain the needs of your business before you go shopping for a multi-function device.
You will want a copier, printer, scanner, fax with a fax modem speed of at least 33 kbps.  Any slower and faxing documents will end up becoming an expensive and tedious affair.

Most multi-function devices have a standard memory of 8MB.  However it is advisable to have at least 16 MB of memory or more.  Especially if you frequently work with large documents.  Certain multi-function devices are equipped with an expandable memory.  Keep a lookout for this useful feature, especially if you are intent on a future upgrade.

The copier, printer, and scanner of the mult-ifunction device should have a resolution of at least 1200dpi x 600dpi.  Most multi-function devices have a resolution of 600 x 600dpi which leads to unclear and blotchy images.

The minimum required speed for the printer of the multi-function device is 22ppm.  Preference is usually given to multi-function devices possessing a laser printer.  Although more expensive than an inkjet printer, the laser printer has greater output and documents printed by it show greater durability.
Most importantly ensure that your multi-function device has an automated document feeder.  This part of the device is a tray which usually holds 25-50 sheets of paper.  It is a valuable aspect of the multi-function device, since it feeds the papers into the machine at preset time intervals without you having to stand next to the printer all day long.

Last but not least, while you are at the store, try out all the functions of the all-in-one printer.  Play around with it for a bit and feel free to ask the sales rep the smallest details about the product.  Also, ensure that you inquire about the after sales service before handing over your credit card.


Getting your business to grow requires great foresight.  Acquiring information about the latest developments in technology is always in the good interest of the small business owner.  The printer scanner copier fax is one such technological development which allows business owners to optimize their resources.

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Arlington Heights, IL 60004 US
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Money and Space With a Printer Scanner Copier Fax Save

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Printer Scanner Copier Fax - The All-In-One Solution For Your Small Business

An ordinary office usually has an inkjet or laser printer, a personal copier, a fax machine, and maybe even a scanner.  It's fine for large businesses to purchase each machine individually and to find adequate space for them within their large offices.  However, in most circumstances small businesses owners would find it uni-affordable to acquire a printer, scanner, copier and fax machine separately.
Furthermore, those who operate from home offices would find it impossible to find enough space to accommodate each machine within their limited space.   Having said this, running a sound business without any of these machines is near impossible.  This is where technology steps in as the savior.  It is a known fact that technological advancements have made life easier and more convenient.  A prime example of this is the all-in-one printer scanner copier fax.


Deciding to buy a multi function device is only half the battle.  Choosing the right machine to suit your needs is a whole lot trickier.  Add to this the fact that we as consumers are spoiled with choices.  There are a wide variety of multiple function devices to choose from.  Hence, it is of utmost importance that we exercise diligence while choosing a printer scanner copier fax.  The type, memory and speed of the device should be in keeping with your individual needs.

The most important factor to consider while purchasing a printer scanner copier fax is the fax modem speed.  The minimum required speed is 33 kbps.  Cheaper multi-function devices tend to have a slower speed.  This would end up costing you a bundle in faxing.  So instead of trying to save on initial costs think long term and invest in a slightly more expensive multi-function device with the specified speed. This will inevitably lead to improved operating costs and efficiency.

Another important consideration is the memory of the multi-function device.  8MB is the standard in today's market.  However it is advisable to have at least 16MB of memory, especially if you work with large documents.  Certain multi-function devices are equipped with an expandable memory option. Keep an eye out for this feature since it might come in handy during upgrades.

The standard resolution of most multi-function devices is 600 x 600dpi.  It proves adequate for black and white printing and scanning.  However, in the case of color documents this resolution proves inadequate.  For color documents a resolution of 1200dpi x 600dpi is found to be ideal.

The speed of the printer is of little consequence.  However, when burdened with the work of printing and copying a large number of documents, one would definitely feel the difference between multi-function devices with a speed of 11 ppm as opposed to one with a speed of 30 ppm.  The faster the device the better, but the minimum required speed should be at least 22 ppm.

The final and most important thing to notice about the multi-function device is whether it possesses a laser printer or an inkjet printer.  Although more expensive, the laser printer is fast and has a greater page output.  Its print quality has greater durability, and is waterproof.  The inkjet printer on the other hand is slow.   Its biggest drawback is that its output isn't waterproof and is found wanting in quality. Despite being slightly more expensive the odds clearly stack up in favor of the laser printer.

In the world of business the loss of time invariably equates to financial losses.  Improved productivity is a result of improved efficiency.  Give your business the competitive edge and equip your office with the all-in-one printer scanner copier fax.

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

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Interacting With a Copier Sales and Services

The copier industry is highly competitive and their representatives who are selling the company's products to you are well-versed in promising you the moon.  It shouldn't come as a surprise to you even if the most far-fetched of your requirements will be answered in the affirmative by the copier and sales reps and they would try and convince you that the copier can do anything that you would ask it to do, short of talking back to you!  After all they want to sell it to you.  Therefore, it's important that your interaction with the copier sales and services rep is informed and they don't pull the wool over your eyes.


They Do Not Want to Rip You Off
Reading the first paragraph you might have come to the conclusion that copier sales and services reps want to rip you off.  Nothing can be farther from the truth.  It's best that you don't take the sentences mentioned above as the general rule and take is as a bit of a negative exaggeration, which was meant to be funny.  The fact is that they want to sell a product to you and they are singing the praises of the copier in question, so that you are interested.  Therefore, when a rep approaches you, it's best not to get defensive but take a pro-active stance to them and their product.  This lays the foundation of a good interaction.

Know more about the Product
Once again we reiterate the fact that the job of the copier sales and services rep is to the sell the product and not helping the customers.  Therefore, it's of paramount importance that while buying or choosing a copier that you have a fair idea of the copier market and the kinds of copier that are available in the market.  Moreover, get to know about the costs of the copiers and their functionality.  This would help you make an informed decision while you buy a copier and also interact intelligently and constructively with a rep.


Negotiation is the key
When you have a fair idea of the copier market and copier functionality, you can negotiate with the copier sales and services rep in a better manner.  It must be understood that when it comes to negotiations and the transactions involved therein, some of them will be in your favor while some will be in the favor of the seller.  However, there are times when you can negotiate in a way such that the transactions are fair to both parties, that is you the buyer, and the seller.

At the end of the day, if you can strike a rapport with copier sales and services representative, nothing can be better than that.  The interaction must be positive in nature in the sense that you must be able to strike a beneficial deal for the copier and the ancillary services with the sales rep of the copier company. You don't have to impress the management of the shop to get a deal.  Just this one person will do!  So interact properly and get the benefit.

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

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A New Generation of Compatible Toner Cartridges and Savings

As an exclusive user of Compatible Toner Cartridges for twenty years, there have been a lot of changes in the toner cartridge market.  Today, the estimated market for toner cartridges is about twenty billion dollars a year.  There is no question that you can save on your toner cartridges.  However, before you jump in and purchase a toner cartridge, you would be wise to do a little homework.  An informed choice can save you a lot of headaches.


When companies first began selling compatible toner cartridges, these cartridges were primarily recycled toner cartridges.  They were referred to as "drill and fill" toner cartridges.  What these companies did was take an old discarded toner cartridge and drill a hole in it.  Then, they simply poured in new toner, plugged up the hole and offered the consumer this great deal on a compatible cartridge.

Many times these drill and fill toner cartridges produced poor quality print and fewer printed pages.  The other problem with these type toner cartridges was the inconsistency between cartridges.  One toner cartridge printed much better than another toner cartridge, even though both cartridges were processed identically.

Today, the technology has vastly changed and improved.  There are many reputable printer companies producing compatible toner cartridges.  The technology they use is as good as the technology used by major printer manufacturers.  These reputable toner companies use all new parts.  Many of the components they use are identical to those specified by the original equipment manufacturer.  For example, they use the same types of toner, drums, rollers, etc.

Know What Toner Cartridge You Are Buying
The problem today is that a compatible toner cartridge sometimes has a dual meaning. When some companies use the term compatible toner cartridge, they are really talking about "re manufactured" toner cartridges.  Other company's use the term compatible toner cartridge to refer to a "new" toner cartridge manufactured by a third party toner company.  Both types of cartridges could be a good buy.

Learn About the Toner Company
All toner companies are not the same.  Both the re-manufactured and the new compatible toner cartridges offer the consumer significant cost savings.

A reputable toner company will use a quality control testing process for re-manufactured toner cartridges.  This means they do more than simply empty the old toner and replace the cartridge with new toner.  They will check the toner cartridges for quality of printing.  They double-check the toner parts for wear and tear.  When a problem is spotted, the cartridge part in question is replaced.
A reputable toner company that produces new compatible toner cartridges will also have a quality control program in place.  What matters most is the long-term quality and quantity of print. 
The consumer dictates this. The toner cartridge user must be satisfied with both the first page printed as well as the last.


Even though you do a massive amount of research, you may never truly know all you'd like to about a toner company.  However, you can learn exactly what type of compatible toner cartridge you are purchasing.

You should know at least ten things about a company before your purchase a toner cartridge online. Visit our website and review our special section "Purchasing Compatible Toner Cartridges Online".
One important key to identifying a quality toner company is to study their toner warranty and money back guarantee.  A quality company will stand behind their toner cartridges.  If a company does not offer a one-year warranty and money back guarantee, keep looking.

Today you can get a quality compatible toner cartridge at significant savings.  Do your homework.  Visit several online sites.  Look up your exact toner cartridge.  Find out the exact type of toner cartridge they sell.  Study their warranty.  If possible, talk with someone that has purchased toner cartridges from the company.  When you make an informed decision, you'll find that a compatible toner cartridge can significantly reduce your printing cost without sacrificing quality or quantity.

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

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Businesses Do Still Use Printers and Copiers

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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