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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Xerox Copier Supplies


From a Xerox Copier Supplies Company, you can buy many different types of copier hardware and software items to make your office work function better.  Before buying a copier, do a little research on what activities are carried out in your office or department.  This way you'll know your office and copier needs.  After this, schedule a visit to your local office supplies store with a list of the needed items.


To buy all of the copier supplies on your list, verify from the internet that all of the various supplies on your list are available and the different prices for these many items.  You will also be able to identify the genuine Xerox supplies from those less expensive reproductions that are also available.
You can also buy your Xerox Copier supplies online.  If you choose to select the various supplies in person, look at the many promotional offers that you might find in these stores.  Sometimes you will be able to find coupons on the internet for the supplies with which you will find great bargains that will save you some money.  Some of these supplies could be a little difficult to locate, and as such, just  ask the store personnel who have been trained to find various items that are useful in offices for help.

With a well-written list, you can buy many copier supplies first and know what the total price is for each of these supplies, you can then see about choosing the other office supplies that you may need when you reach the office supply store.   Once there, you should hunt for the supplies that you need very carefully.  This way you can be sure that you will have all the correct supplies needed, that will promote efficient work and make your various documents look great.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

How to Buy the Right Copier

Definitions
Business class copiers-Not sold in office club stores.  Sold by knowledgeable and reputable dealers. Designed for higher volumes and dependability.


Office club copiers & personal copiers -Sold in office club stores i.e. Office Depot, Office Max and Costco... For personal and low volume customers.

Cost of Equipment
The cost of a copier can be quite expensive.  Just shopping for price and buying one on cost alone can be misleading and can end up being more expensive in the long run.  This is especially true if you make thousands of copies per month.  You could be paying three times the amount of the price of the copier in toner and supply costs.  It doesn't matter if you are buying one for a business or for personal use.  The first thing you should do is research the cost per copy.

Volume and Cost per Copy
When purchasing a copier you must first research your monthly copy volume.  This is the first step in choosing which copier is right for you.  One easy way to determine this is to think of how many reams of paper you use per month.  Each ream is 500 sheets of paper.  Just multiply that by the amount of reams that you use and you have a fairly accurate assessment of your "copies per month."  The reason you must know this is because it helps you determine you're "cost per copy."  This is how much it will cost you every time you press the copy button.  Now, you take the price of the toner and divide that into the estimated yield and you have your cost per copy.  Example: The toner cost is $100.00 and the yield is 10,000 copies.  Your cost per copy is.01 cents per copy.  Office club type copier supplies are almost always more expensive than a business class type copier.

Service and Repair, Service contracts
Most copier service companies, (not affiliated with office clubs) will not provide you an onsite service contract on an office club copier.  This is because they don't sell them.  Office club stores will normally offer extended warranties but coverage may not be complete.  For example, they might not cover the toner or they won't cover on-site service.  I have had customers call me and tell me that they had to ship the machine off to have it repaired and that they didn't even get the same machine back afterwards. They received a replacement machine.

Many times a business class copier service contract that covers parts, service, and toner and supplies (everything except paper) is less expensive than the toner costs on a personal copier.

Automatic Document Feeder and Feed Systems

Document Feeders
An automatic document feeder is the feeder that automatically feeds your original documents one at a time, so you don't have to stand there and lift the lid each time you have a stack of originals to be copied.  Not all document feeders are created equally.  There are many different mechanisms that feed, separate and eject the originals on all of the makes and models of copiers.  Business type copiers have much better mechanisms than personal type copiers.  When you are in business and you make lots of copies and sets of copies it is frustrating when you can not count on this feature to work dependably.

The most common problems are multi-feeding and jamming problems.  Multi-feeding is when the feeder pulls in more than one original at a time.  Most of the time the copier will not let you know this happened.  It will not show a jam and you may not realize it did this, until you are in the middle of your very important meeting and you have some missing pages.  Paper jamming is another problem where it doesn't pull the paper through correctly and jams.  This is also very frustrating.

Feed Systems
Feed systems are the rollers and mechanisms that pull in your copy paper to make copies.  Paper jams are the most frustrating thing that a person can have with a copier.  Office club type copiers have inferior systems that feed the paper in and as you make larger copier runs the dependability is much less than a business type copier.  I am speaking of my experience of over thirty years in the industry with copiers on both document feeders and feed systems, but there are exceptions and some personal copiers work just fine.

Quality and Longevity
Quality of the copies being made has really improved over the years especially since the digital evolution.  There really is not much difference in copy quality.  I have seen personal copiers that have just as good resolution and copy quality as a very expensive business copier.  That said, when it comes to the quality of manufacturing, sturdiness and just plain quality of the equipment you can see a big difference.

Business type copiers are built to last.  It really depends on your copy volume as to how long each machine will last.  Business copiers are built to last the monthly duty cycles that the manufacturer has designated.  Though sometimes, I feel that they over estimate these amounts.  There are applications where a personal copier will need to be replaced in only one year next to a business type copier that will last seven to ten years, really!

Conclusion
Buying a copier can be expensive, but buying the wrong copier can be a waste of money.  By doing your research ahead of time you can save money and use your copier for many years with fewer problems. Finding a dependable company to service your machine is just as important as buying the right machine.


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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Troubleshooting a Xerox Copier

Xerox can be a great option for a copier that you can have.  This will help you to get the copies of documents that you need; but in a certain amount of time, you might find that this machine does not work properly.  You might get faded images and documents from the machine intermittently, or it can do the copying job perfectly sometimes.


You will find that the Xerox might get dirty or wear down after you use it for hundreds of copying jobs.  If you find some problems that might occur in the copier, there are ways that you can go thru a troubleshooting procedure for the machine.  Follow the following steps if you want to troubleshoot your Xerox copier.  Keep in mind this doesn't apply to all Xerox copiers, but similar procedures do apply to others.

1. Find the red button (Job Cancel) on the control panel of the machine and press it.  Then, you should turn off the machine by pressing the power switch.  You should also unplug any cable that you can find in the machine.

2. Let the machine to go thru a cool down, by leaving it off for several minutes. Then you should try to find and reveal the toner cartridge of the machine. You can do it by pulling open usually the front cover of the machine.

3. Find the plastic locking lever and locate it next to the left hand end of the cartridge.  You should press it toward you.  Then, you should set the cartridge on a stable work surface.

4. Look at the top-right of the cartridge and find the blue tab.  Grip it, and slide the tab to the left end of the cartridge.  Then, you have to slide it back to its previous position.  You should repeat it for several times to clean the corona wire that exists inside the cartridge.

5. Look inside the machine to find whether there is jammed paper or not.  You can do it by the inspecting the toner cartridge inside the machine.

6. Look at the front of the machine and close the plastic panel that you find in it.  The, you should reveal the scanning glass of the machine by pulling the plastic lid.  Wipe off the glass that you have revealed with a soft cloth towel.

7. When you have finished, close the lid of the copier.  When you find any paper jammed inside the feed tray, pull the paper.

Those are some examples of things that you can do to troubleshoot most Xerox copiers that you might have.  By doing these things, you will be able to use the machine properly, so that you can run the copying jobs with this machine.


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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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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Guide to Buying a New printer

One of the more perplexing decisions when faced with choosing a new printer is which print technology is going to suit you the best.  At the moment there are two main printing systems: the laser technology, using toner cartridges and a transfer drum assembly; and ink jets using ink tank cartridges and fine-spray nozzles.  The method that will suit you best will depend largely on what you plan to print on your new printer, and cost factors that affect the costs of running it.  Laser printers are possibly better for high-volume printing, with lower 'per page' costs and they have better black intensity text, than most ink jets. Laser printers tend to have a faster page rate but ink jets still offer the important advantages in affordable color printing.


For home use, you'll probably want to print out digital photos or graphics, which makes color a must. The traditional differentiation between lasers and ink jets has been office versus home use; however, color offers obvious presentation advantages for business use as well.  Fortunately, prices for both categories of printers have come down enough to make it practical to purchase both a laser and an ink jet if you absolutely need both color and high-quality text.

The work you do
There are a number of different printer configurations available today, many of them are quite specialized in the applications.  There are specialized photo printers, direct disc CD printers, Multi-function printers, desktop ink jets and high-speed lasers.

If you want a printer that is specifically designed for printing photographs, you will most likely look for a color ink-jet system that is a photo printer, allowing very high quality color output and capable of printing all the way to the edge of the page.  Recent releases by major brands now include all-in-one Multi-function devices that include scanning and printing capabilities.  Many smaller units that are designed purely as a photo-printer to plug directly into your digital camera are also available.  Much the same can be said for CD or DVD printing, with specialized printers available for printing directly onto discs, saving label application.

On the other hand if you are a small home-office worker, then your requirements may be more general, in which case you need to make a printer decision based on the types of documents you produce and how many.  In general terms, ink-jet printers offer high quality color outputs, at a low hardware cost, but high consumable cost.  Lasers offer significantly higher speeds but at a much higher hardware cost. High volume usage however, reduces the cost per page considerably.

Multi-function printers (MFP) are often ideal for home office or student needs because they combine multiple functions into one unit, usually a scanner, printer, copier fax machine, doing a little bit of everything, and saving considerable desk and office space in the bargain.  Generally ink-jet style printers, some MFP's may trade-off performance for price and convenience (e.g. lower resolution, slower print speed) than if you were to buy a printer and scanner individually.

You can buy Multi-functional printers specially configured for printing photographs, with some machines providing the ability to scan directly from 35mm slides and store digital files and print them, which is ideal for archiving old photo libraries.  However, the scanned images may not exhibit the same clarity and brightness of digitally capture photographs, or as the kind of quality that you can obtain from a dedicated scanner. 

Dealing with Technical Talk
One of the specifications that you will be faced with, is that of resolution.  Up to a point, a printer's resolution determines aspects of its print quality.  Images are made up of tiny dots of ink or toner that is applied to the page, and resolution is the term given to the number of dots per inch-quoted as dpi.  This usually is represented in a two-dimensional matrix (eg: 600 x 300 dpi).  Most printers today support a basic 600 x 600 dpi resolution that produces adequate quality in most instances.  Many ink jets, however, especially photo printers and high-end plotters, offer higher resolutions and more dots in the vertical plane than the horizontal.

Resolution ratings are not the whole story however.  Many printer manufacturers now incorporate smoothing and enhancing features through software algorithms.  This means that some output from printers with a lower dpi looks just as good as that from a higher dpi unit.  And, although some printers have very high resolutions, you're not likely to notice any difference in quality with common print jobs once you go above 600 x 600 dpi resolution.  What you will notice however, is much higher consumption of inks or toner.  It is noteworthy, and perhaps obvious to some, that the higher resolution you are printing at, the higher will be your consumable consumption, and this is the most expensive part of your printer.

Speed is another important consideration.  Vary rarely will you find that your printer performs at the 'pages-per-minute' rate (ppm) that is advertised or cited in the specification.  There are a number of reasons for this including the size of the file being printed, the amount of ink coverage on the page, the proportion of black to other colors, the weight of the paper stock and possibly even the constancy of the power supply of electricity to your premises.  This is not today, that the manufacturers, under laboratory conditions are not able to make the machine perform at spec, just not to rely on the claim as a gospel figure.  However, you can use the speed ratings to make some judgment of performance differences, between brands and models.  If speed is an important consideration, then you can short-list printers that claim to perform above a certain rate and then compare other factors. 

Laser printers use powder toner that is electromagnetically attracted to the page by an image temporarily made on a transfer drum through a laser scanning process, and then fused to the page with a heat-setting system.  This toner is supplied in cartridges, usually one for each of a four-color printing system (cyan, magenta, yellow and black).  Manufactures give some estimate of how many pages of a given size each toner cartridge will print, based on a predetermined proportion of coverage (say 10%). As with the speed claims, these estimates are rarely accurate, but can be used to make some judgment between makes and models.  The higher resolution of image you are printing, the more toner will be used in the process.  Ink jet printers use a liquid ink stored in tanks that are sprayed by very fine nozzles onto the page as they are required.  Just as you replace the toner cartridges in the laser system, you replace ink tanks when they're depleted in an ink jet printer.

It is important to understand that even though the printer might be cheap, consumables is where the manufacturers actually make enormous profits, so be sure to consider replacement consumables when doing your cost comparisons.  With ink jet printers, some have color cartridges in one unit, others have separate color units.  In the long run, separate tanks will most likely work out cheaper, because as one color runs out, you replace only that color.  When all colors are housed in the one cartridge unit, you may have a nearly full tank of cyan when the yellow is completely gone, and you have to throw away unused ink.  Not only does this waste your money, it can also be environmentally expensive.

Cost
There are two parts to your cost assessment of a printer.  The first is the purchase price of the printer itself.  This can vary considerably between brands and models, and is usually differentiated through different features being offered.  However, possibly more important is the ongoing cost, often measured in cost per page.  A typical ink jet printer may cost you 40-50 cents per printed page, depending on how much ink you are using on the page, it may even cost more.  By comparison, a color laser may work out to 15-20 cents per page.  These costs don't usually include the paper stock, and are based on consumables and maintenance costs.  Companies like Xerox often supply large color Laser printers for a cost per page fee.

One cost assessment technique is to estimate how much printing you will do in a given period, load your calculations with a percentage of ink coverage (if you are printing all full gloss and high resolution photographs, for example, you might load the cost per page by a factor of 8-10), factor in the machine cost and make a comparison of what you will spend in a year, including the cost of the printer.

Other things you might consider
How paper travels through a printer can affect your whole printer experience.  The closest you can get to a 'straight through' paper path, the more trouble-free your printer will be.  If all your printing is only on plain white bond paper, then paper path will possibly not be a major consideration; but if you're printing on photographic stock, thick paper, envelopes, transparent film or other materials, then be sure the print path is compatible with your requirements.  How you connect to your computer might also be a consideration, especially if you work with large files where connection speed is a consideration.   Most printers today offer relatively high-speed USB interfaces. You might also want to consider wireless connections or networking capabilities.

When choosing a Laser printer, on-board RAM (read only memory) might be a consideration.  A printer with a standard 64 Megabytes of RAM will be slow to print a quantity of documents that are larger in size than the printer's memory.  If large documents are a consideration, make sure you can upgrade the printer's memory.  The printer driver provides the software interface to your printer, offering you on-screen control over copies, page size, orientation, resolution, text smoothing and paper thickness and type.  Many drivers now include advanced features and enable you to create your own custom-setting profiles for quick selection.  Moreover a good driver provides complete printer management from on-screen, including paper jams and job queue management.  Ink-jet drivers often provide graphical indications of remaining ink levels for each color.


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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Use Laser Copier Printer for Quick and Clear Printing


Bubble jet, 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 on 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 for the other side for double-sided 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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What To Look For When Selecting A High Quality, Fast, And Reliable Copier


If you are looking for a high quality, fast, and reliable copier for your office, the first thing you want to do is set a budget.  If your budget is on the low side, as most of our budgets are these days, you will want to consider a refurbished copy machine over new copiers.  Read on to learn why, and how else to find a high quality, fast, and reliable copier for your office.


Just like cars that lose value as soon as they leave the lot, a copier significantly decreases in resale value as soon as it is sold for the first time.  Although most refurbished copy machines are less than three months old and come from short term rentals, off lease contracts, sales demos and corporate downsizing, they can cost up to 75% less than a brand new copier - even though it performs exactly the same.  If you want the most value for your dollar, you should definitely choose a used copier.
Now, let's get to the main topic of the article: how to choose a high quality, fast, and reliable copier.  The first thing to do is to look for high quality brand names, such as Xerox, Ricoh, Toshiba, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, or Canon copy machines.  These are the top brands in their industry, and most come with some kind of limited or extended warranty when you buy one.  If you are interested in purchasing a refurbished copier, you can still find a top brand, and most will come with a warranty as well.

As far as speed and reliability in a copier: most copy machines are pretty much on par with one another when it comes to the speed that they make copies at.  Just make sure you choose a current model of a name brand copier with a warranty, and you should be able to guarantee that your copies are always fast, reliable, and high quality.  If you choose to go with a refurbished copier, make sure you find out what the company does as part of the refurbishing process.  Also make sure that your copier comes with a "same as new" 90 day complete parts and labor warranty.

Once again, if you are looking for a high quality, fast, and reliable copier for your office, we cannot stress enough that you should look for a refurbished copier before buying a brand new copier.  It will provide your office with the productivity it requires for many years but won't come with the elevated costs of a brand new copy machine.

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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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Sunday, July 15, 2018

HP Printers Vs Canon Printer


The world today has been incredibly altered by the developments of technology.  You'll be amazed at the many different innovations and modernization's that technology has produced for different machines.  All the mechanisms around us are becoming even more useful as time passes by.  Computers are some of these useful devices, and an HP or a Canon printer would definitely make the set complete.


A lot of printer makes and models have been released in the market, and most of them offer various new features and technological developments.  Each model has a different purpose in printing, but there is one thing you can be sure of: good printers have good reputations.  Examples are Hewlett-Packard and Canon printers.  The two names are well-known because of the excellent features that they offer.

They may be popular, but HP and Canon drove a long way before getting to where they are now.  Making a respectable image in the industry takes a long time, even several years, to establish.  The question now is: which one is better, Canon or HP?  It may not be that easy to tell because the companies have different sets of printers.  In order to find out, let us compare their models.
Firstly, HP and Canon do not have much difference when you talk about conventional printing. The trademark of HP in inkjet printers, the DeskJet series, and the inkjet printers of Canon are quite similar to each other.  The Business Inkjet 2800 from HP and the PIXMA iX7000 from Canon have the same business-quality performance that provides excellent document quality, professional prints, and colorful photos.

Having a photo printer of your own makes printing pictures very easy, and HP and Canon's photo printers are excellent for this job.  HP's Photosmart D7100 and Canon's PIXMA iP6220D are excellent photo printers that offer great features like a 2.5'' LCD color display that allows you to view and edit your photos and print them without a computer simply by inserting memory cards in the memory card slots.

For multi-functional features that are perfect for the office, an all-in-one printer where you can print, fax, scan, and photocopy is the best choice.  An example of this is the K7100 from HP's Officejet 4500 All-in-One series and the PIXMA MX7600 Office All-in-One printer from Canon.  You can use these two machines to print, copy, and fax in full color and receive documents and images in perfect hue.

If you want the latest in printing technology, laser printers offer the best printing quality and speed.  The Color LaserJet CP4025dn printer from HP and the image CLASS LBP6300dn from Canon allows you to save up to 50% of paper with their duplex-printing feature, and save time as well with printing speeds of 30-35 pages-per-minute.  These devices are also network-ready so you can connect and print straight from the internet.

As you can see, HP and Canon printers have a lot in common.  They may have different technologies but their features are a lot alike.  The only difference that they might have would be their prices.  For a more affordable selection, choose HP; but if you don't mind the costs, choose Canon.  Your decision makes the final statement.

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Canon Printers - Excellent Prints From an Excellent Brand


Top Canon printers leave nothing else to be desired; they already offer consumers with the best of everything important for printers.  Canon is one of the greatest names in the world, not only in the printing arena, but in the entire industry of innovative technology solutions products.  Canon has a
wide range of products, and in each product segment, the brand has managed to achieve brand leadership and maintain an unsurpassed reputation of quality.  Now, Canon offers cameras, scanners, camcorders, camera lenses, and printers, which shows that the company has indeed come a long way since they first started out in 1936.  Consumers looking for any of these products get relieved and assured once they find a Canon product that fits their needs.  Also when it comes to printers, Canon's excellence is undeniable.


Canon Printers: Which Printers Are For You?
Printers from Canon produce the finest-quality prints possible.  That's what you can expect from a Canon product when you buy one.  Canon is one of the most innovative and most advanced companies especially in terms of printing technology.  The company boasts of countless printers, each one meticulously designed to bring answers to your pressing printing needs.  Even though all their models have the highest-ranging specifications, you surely won't be disappointed with your purchase as long as you buy a Canon product.  You certainly have a wide range of products to choose from, starting with high-speed laser printers for monochrome and color printing.  They also have special inkjet printers for professional photo printing such as their Pixma Pro professional printers.  If you're working within a budget, you can still have access to these great products.  Canon caters to various budget ranges, with their regular printers between $79 to $249 and some of their higher-technology printers at $499 to $949.  Canon also has their own all-in-ones to compete with other multi-purpose printers offered by other brands.  They have two series under this line, the MX series and the MP series.  The MX series offers mainly office-based products, while the MP series have higher functions as professional photo printers that graphics professionals will surely delight in.  These printers range from $69 to $399 sometimes.  With all these printers, it won't be hard for you to find your ultimate printer as long as you go with the Canon brand.

Canon Printers: Features of Unmatched Quality
Canon boasts of having the highest specifications when it comes to photo printing.  That's why image printing is no doubt the company's specialty.  The top Canon models have the highest print resolution; you can print with a resolution of up to 4800 x 1200 dpi.  Canon printers also use up to 1 to 2-picoliter ink droplets, which enables printers to capture even the smallest details of your images.  The Pixma printers, for example, prints with 1-picoliter ink droplets.  Some top models can also reach an unsurpassed resolution of up to 9600 c 2400 dpi.  Aside from that, Canon also proudly offers 10-color pigment ink systems, particularly in their Pixma Pro series.  Due to the striking quality of print outputs of Canon printers, other features tend to get ignored.  Canon also has models packed to the brim with very helpful features, some standard while some unique.  There are models designed with network sharing connectivity, built-in memory card slots, PictBridge ports for direct printing from camera, duplexers, and special document feeders.  Their unique features include the special Infrared and Bluetooth connectivity you won't find in other printers from other brands.  Canon also offers their FINE Technology in their printers as well as their Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology for the copiers in their all-in-ones.

Canon Printers: Why Trust Canon?
Canon has been named as Fortune Magazine's Most Admired Companies in America.  It also made it to the list of Business Week's Top 100 Brands.  These are just some of the few acclaims that Canon has gained.  Based on such recognition's, there's no need to wonder why expert reviewers as well as consumers both find Canon printers exceptional in quality and performance.

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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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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 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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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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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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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Printer Scanner Copier Fax - All You Need to Do Business

Gone are the days when small business owners would have to run from pillar to post to get their paper work done on time.  Printers, scanners, copiers and fax machines were UN-affordable and out of reach for those who ran small businesses from home offices.  Even the few who chose to invest in these separate machines found it next to impossible to house them in their small offices.  The solution for this problem came in the form of a multi-function device known as the all-in-one printer scanner copier fax. It is a device which is both affordable and efficient.  The best part about it is that it hardly takes up any space.



The manufacturers of today have become increasingly aware of the needs of the modern day consumer. It is this awareness which has led to innovative multi-function devices like the printer scanner copier fax becoming a reality.  Multi-function devices are of different types and cater to different segments of users in the market.  

The capacity and the price of the device would vary depending upon the intended use.  There are different types of the printer scanner copier fax to meet the needs of the home user or small office user.  There is also a mid-sized freestanding unit to cater to the needs of a large office.  It becomes important for you the consumer to analyze your needs and choose a multi-function device accordingly.

A printer scanner copier fax should have a fax modem speed of at least 33 kbps.  Slower devices would lead to increased costs while faxing.   A multi-function device with a minimum speed of 33 kbps would inevitably lead to curtailed costs and improved efficiency.  8MB is the standard memory embedded in most multi-function devices.  However it is advisable to have at least 16 MB of memory, especially if you work with large documents.  

Certain multi-function devices are equipped with an expandable memory; it is a useful feature, especially if you intend on upgrading in the future.

A resolution of 1200dpi x 600dpi for the printer and scanner is found to be ideal.  The speed of the printer is of little consequence.  However, the faster the device the better, but the minimum required speed should be at least 22ppm.

Generally preference is given to a multi- function device possessing a laser printer. Although expensive, a laser printer has greater output and documents printed by it show greater durability.  The laser printer scores over the inkjet printer in speed, performance and durability.

Being competitive in the world of business requires you to meet deadlines.  Doing this consistently would be near impossible if you are constantly burdened by a mountain of paperwork.  It is a Herculean task to print, scan, and copy and fax documents separately on a daily basis.   The smart choice is to invest in a printer scanner copier fax to save both your money and time.

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