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Friday, January 15, 2016

Call 847-398-5212, Evaluating Copier Features

Experts say to keep the following in mind when buying a copier:

Digital vs. analog: Experts generally recommend digital copiers, because you pay less per copy and get better-quality duplicates.  However, analog copiers are cheaper and more suitable, if you make infrequent copies.



Consider an All-In-Ones instead: Among office equipment, there's been much more product development in multifunction printers than in copiers.  All-In-Ones can print, scan, and fax , -- in addition to copying.  However, many All-in-Ones are slower than a dedicated copier, are usually run at faster speeds and can accommodate the larger paper size.  All-In-Ones also need to be direct connected to a single computer, while copiers can be networked to several computers at once.

If you need duplexing, check the specs: Many copiers advertise duplexing, but unless you love to stop and flip the original page over, look for 'automatic duplexing,' which means no paper-flipping.
The copier features you need depend on the number and types of copies and printouts you plan to make.  Looking at the following options can help you determine which copiers will work in your office.



Following are the various features of copiers:
Size: How much room do you have for a copier in your office?  Look at each copier's dimensions in item listings.  If full-size business copiers seem to be too large for your space, you might want to consider a smaller multifunction ink-jet printer or multifunction color laser printer.

Capacity: How many copies does your business make each month?  How many do you need each copier in the office to handle?  Whether you need 50 copies or upwards of 5,000, make sure every copier you consider has a capacity that meets your needs.   Also look at the manufacturer's approximate "cost per copy." Larger-capacity copiers often have a lower cost per copy, which can save your business money in the long run; whereas the smaller multi-functional inkjet copier/printer will end up costing you a lot in ink supplies.

Paper sources: What type of copies do you need to make in your office?  Copiers typically have one or more fixed-size paper trays and several adjustable paper sources.  Look for paper trays that support the sizes of paper (8.5" x 11", legal, ledger, etc.) and types of paper (such as heavy stock, labels, or transparencies) your business requires.  Also consider a bypass tray if you want to feed special-size paper directly into the copier.

Copier speed: Copier speed is measured in copies per minute (cpm), pages per minute (ppm), or outputs per minute (opm).  If you frequently have large print jobs, look for copiers with faster speeds.  If you plan to mostly make single copies, pay closer attention to first-copy out speed to find out how long the copier will take to warm up and produce your copy.  Also note that more complex copy tasks, such as collating and sorting, typically take longer than printing multiple copies of a single page.

Memory: Digital copiers save documents in memory so they can print multiple copies without re-scanning original documents.  For multifunction network printers, memory is also used to store information about multiple print jobs in a queue as well as multiple pages in a fax.  With more memory, a copier can store more information at once, which can mean faster copying and printing speeds.

Stack less duplexing: Copy two sides of an original document and print double-sided copies.

Automatic document feeder (ADF): Save time copying multiple pages.  Look for an ADF that can feed up to 50 pages in a stack through the copier.

Finishers: Finishers-ranging from automatic staplers and three-hole punches to saddle stitch and folding finishers-are typically considered copier add-ons.

Consumables: Pay attention to the brands of toner, developer, and fuser oil your copier manufacturer recommends and make sure they're readily available.


Security: Many digital copiers allow you to require that users enter a code before they can make copies. This provides a level of security, preventing unauthorized usage and allowing you to analyze current usage patterns by department.  Some machines can also hold faxes or network documents in memory until the correct code is entered then print them.  This prevents confidential documents from being left in the output tray for any passerby to view.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Call 847-398-5212, How to Save Money on Printer Toner Cartridges

The time to start saving money on printer toner cartridges is before you buy a printer.  It's a good idea to consider how much it's going to cost to print a page.  In some cases, the ink cartridge manufacturer will give an estimate of the number of pages a printer ink toner cartridge will print.  These estimates are highly variable and depend on your particular printing habits.  Graphics printing, for example, will consume more toner than text printing.



Consider Operating Costs in Addition to Price
Resist the temptation to buy that bargain-priced laser printer, even if it's a brand name.  Narrow your choice down to a couple of models and investigate the cost of toner cartridges for each.  It might just turn out to be, that the cost of toner ink cartridges for the inexpensive printer is higher than for the more expensive one.  Here's an example: Black ink toner cartridges for an inexpensive printer may cost $25.00 and yield 200 copies.  That works out to a per-page cost of .125.  For the higher priced printer, ink cartridges might cost $35.00 and yield 1000 copies.  In this case, the per-page cost is .035.  So in the long run, the more expensive printer is actually cheaper to operate.  Also, since you don't need to change the expensive cartridge as often, it's better for the environment.  Finally, the more expensive printer is likely to have superior speed, construction and durability.

Other Ink Conservation Tricks
The software that comes with your printer probably gives you some choices for print quality.  As a general rule, the higher the print quality, the more ink it requires.  For every day printing needs, set your printer software to "economy" or "draft" to make laser printer toner cartridges last longer.  It's a simple matter to reset the printer to a higher print quality when you need to.  Also, give some thought to why you print.  If you need to share information with others, why not send an electronic copy rather than a printed one?  If you need to preserve information, why not back it up electronically using a free online backup service?  This strategy works for low-volume backups.  For higher volume, consider a low-cost service like Carbonite.



Finally, to really help save on ink toner costs simply don't print unless it's necessary.   By implementing some of these simple techniques, you'll cut down on the cost of printer toner cartridges.

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Call 847-398-5212, 3 Things to Ask a Copier Service Company

Getting a copier service contract when buying your first office copier or switching service companies are both big decisions.  You should do the research on the different machines.  Try to see if you can find out the reliability record of the particular makes and models that you’re interested in, by not only talking to sales people, but also service reps, who service the equipment.  Research to see if the makes and models have won any awards; then figure out what options you need and whether or not you can justify the cost to get them, and try to identify if the company will provide you good service for the price quoted.  Here are 3 good things you should inquire about when talking to your sales representative.


First, are all the technicians trained on the models you are interested in and can you see proof?  You'd be surprised how many companies have only one or two technicians actually trained on a particular machine.  Also, how can they guarantee a response time with only two techs trained on that model? Most, if not all manufacturers provide trained technicians with a certificate when training is completed. Service managers should have a copy of it on file as well as access to their transcripts. The transcripts show everything that a technician is trained on.

Second, do they guarantee a technician on premise response time?  Most companies average a 4-8 hours response time. That is the time when a technician actually walks in through the door.  Some companies state that "response time" means when you get a phone call from the technician letting you know that they received your call.  Make sure you know what their definition of response time is, so you know what you’re actually agreeing to and what their guarantee is.


Third, what happens if they guarantee a technician through the door in 4-8 hours and he doesn't show up?  Do you get something for free?  Do you get some sort of refund or credit?  Do you get a loaner machine, if your machine is down?  If not; what's the point of the guarantee?

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Call 847-398-5212, How a Heated Roller Laminator Saves Money

Every school has one. Teachers and scrap bookers say it is one of their favorite tools.  Yet, in these tough economic times, the laminator is often one of the first pieces of equipment to remain idle.  This does not have to be so.  With a heated roller laminator, you can reduce your laminating costs without sacrificing quality.
First, let me provide a quick lesson on laminators. Roll laminators come in a multitude of sizes, configurations, and costs.  Laminators generally operate in two ways.  A heat shoe laminator consists of curved pieces of coated metal that surround the laminating rollers.  This metal is heated up and the laminating film is pulled across the shoes to melt the adhesive on the laminating film.  The rollers simply provide the pressure to stick the film to the item you are laminating.  The second type of laminator is a heated roller laminator.   Just as it sounds, the rollers in a heated roller laminator, which are normally made of silicon, are heated and thus melt the adhesive and provide the pressure for laminating at the same time.

So how can a heated roller laminator save you money?  It boils down to two factors: heat and waste. Let's look at each of these in more detail.

Heat Shoe Laminator
In order to melt the adhesive on laminating film, heat must be applied.  A standard 1.5 mil laminating film that is commonly used in schools generally melts around 275 degrees.  Now, with a heat shoe laminator, there is a small gap in between the heat shoe, where the heat is applied, and the rollers, where the pressure is applied. Now because there is no heating occurring in this gap, the laminating film cools down in between the heat shoe and the roller.  This often requires the laminator to be heated to a temperature much higher than 275 degrees, using more electricity and increasing the wear on the laminator's internal heating element.  A heated roller laminator does not require the laminator to be heated over the operating temperature of the laminating film because the film is constantly in contact with the heat source as pressure is applied to the item being laminated.  Lower heat equals less electricity used and less wear.  Not only is this good for your pocketbook, but good for the environment as well.

Heated Roller Laminator
A heated roller laminator results in much less waste than a heat shoe laminator.  Much like inkjet printers, a large part of the cost of laminating does not stem from the laminator itself, but the consumable supplies used.  Standard laminating film can be as expensive as $50 per roll.  By minimizing even just a few feet of waste per roll, large savings can be made.  A heated roller laminator minimizes waste in two ways.  First, when a heat shoe laminator is warming up, only the portion of the laminating rollers that are closest to the heat shoes are being heated.  The back sides of the laminating rollers remain cool.  This results in a repeating foggy pattern on the first several prints that are laminated because the cooler sides of the laminating rollers lower the temperature of the laminating film below the film's melt temperature before the appropriate amount of pressure can be applied.  Unless the laminator operator rotates the rollers during warm up, the first few feet of laminating film is wasted.



This is not the case with the heated roller laminator because the rollers are uniformly heated. Second, the clarity of laminated prints tends to be better with a heated roller laminator.  The laminating film is pulled across the heat shoes in a heat shoe laminator.  Any dust or burrs on the heat shoe can scratch the laminating film as it is pulled across the heat shoes.


In the past, heated roller laminators have been overly expensive when compared to heat shoe laminators.  GBC manufactures a popular heated roller school laminator; however the price is much higher than standard heat shoe laminators.  However, Banner American Products, a California-based manufacturer, recently introduced a low-priced heated roller laminator called the EasyLam School Budget.  The EasyLam Budget is half the price of existing heated roller laminators and is manufactured in the US. Start saving today with a heated roller laminator.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Call 847-398-5212, Different Types of Laminators

When it comes to preservation of your photos and cards or getting that professional and sheen look for your documents, lamination is the best solution.  It is the process of binding two thin sheets, called laminating film, in which the material is placed between the sheets to seal the film for protection purposes.

Laminators come in two types and a variable lengths; namely hot and cold laminators.  Hot ones require heat with approximately 200-300 degree Fahrenheit depending on the thickness of the film to be laminated.  When feeding the material, make sure to push the closed edge of the film or clue side not the open edge or you might damage the item.  Furthermore, you need to wait for 10 minutes for the laminator to heat up before you can feed the item into the machine. Most photographs are not advised to be laminated on a hot one. On the other hand, cold lamination doesn't require heat to be functional, mainly just pressures.

The laminator uses pressure to bind the film and its more preferred especially in areas with children around since it does not emit heat.  It is used to laminate materials sensitive to heat and it saves up on electricity consumption since it doesn't need to be plugged to make it functional, which makes it handier as compared to hot laminators.



When it comes to costing both types of laminator machines have similar price brackets however cold laminator supplies are a bit costly as compared to the materials used for hot laminators. On the other hand, when looking for the perfect service provider of your laminating needs, Correct-Tek Copier Svc. brand is the answer. It handles variety of sizes for laminating, binding and other similar services. You can access them online for shopping.  The brands serviced are mainly GBC, Seal, Ledco, just to name a few.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Call 847-398-5212, When Does it Make Sense to Get Your Printer Or Copier Repaired Vs Get a New One

This is one of the questions which are always asked in the minds of people who have printers or copiers that are often ceasing to function properly.  How frequently your copier or printer asks for a repair, is how often, it is used, and how is it your handling the use of it?  If you handle it in a respectable, proper manner, the life of the printer or copier gets prolonged in spite of calling for frequent repairs with negligence in the handling of it.



If you need the help of a printer repair service provider,  once or twice in a blue moon, it’s okay, but things seem annoying, when you have to call a printer or copier repair professional even once or twice a month.  During the warranty period it is bearable, but what about after that?  Obviously, you have to bear the charges of his service fees and the parts which get replaced, that can get very expensive sometimes.  This begins to only burn a hole in your pocketbook and create a lot of down time.  Now, you have to make a wise choice between getting your printer or copier replaced or repaired.

Here are a few ways to bail you out from this situation, with some good sound advice.  Keep in mind though, that this advice will only work, if your printer or copier'swarranty period has expired and it keeps asking for frequent and regular on going repairs.



First, calculate the repair costs you have already paid out, for making your printer or copier work again in the last six months.  If the costs are more than 60-75% percent of the cost of the printer (when you bought it), you should seriously think about getting it replaced with a new one.  In this case, you will definitely need to consider recycling your printer or copier.  If you still want to stay with your old printer or copier, then it is for sure you will end up paying more, at the end of the year, than what a new printer or copier would have probably cost you.  If you think, you can't afford to purchase a new printer or copier; then you always have the option of getting it financed.   

This way, you will not only get a new printer or copier with a warranty period, but will also get rid of all the stress which your old printer or copier gave you.   Secondly; if that option doesn’t work for you, then you can go a less expensive route and get a refurbished copier that can sometimes even save you thousands and also can come with a warranty.  You can then take the EMIs as monthly costs of getting your old printer or copier repaired, but at the same cost you can expect reliability, efficiency and you will have a much more dependable product that will probably never let you down.

This way, you can easily judge for yourself if getting your old printer or copier repaired is worth the cost or should you just replace it with a new one to make you feel much more relieved and tension free.


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Call 847-398-5212, When Does it Make Sense to Get Your Printer or Copier Repaired Vs Get a New One

This is one of the questions which always boggle’s the minds of people who have a copier or printer in their home or office, and they often cease to function properly.  How frequently your copier or printer is down for repair; is how often it is used, and how you’re handling its daily usage?  If you handle it in the proper manner, the life expectancy of your copier or printer gets prolonged in spite of calling for frequent repairs, because of mis-handling it, and rough usage.

If you need help from a copier repair service provider, once or twice in a blue moon, it’s okay, but things seem to get annoying when you have to call for a copier or printer repair professional more than once or twice a month.  During the warranty period it is bearable, but what about after that?  Obviously you have to bear the fees of his labor charges and costs for parts that get replaced.  This only burns a hole in your pocketbook.  Now, you have to make the wise decision on the choice between getting your copier or printer replaced or repaired.



To bail you out from this situation, here is some advice.  This advice will work only if your copier or printer's warranty period has expired and it keeps creating a lot of down time because of frequent repairs needed.

First, calculate your repair costs that you have paid for making your copier or printer work again in the last six months.  If the costs are more than 50% percent of the cost of the copier or printer (when you bought it), you should seriously consider, thinking about getting it replaced with a new one.  In this case you definitely need to consider recycling your copier or printer.  If you still think you want to stay with your old unit, then it is for sure you’ll probably end up paying a lot more at the end of the year, than what a new printer or copier would have cost you.















If you think, you can't afford to purchase a new copier or printer at this time, you always have the option of getting it financed with monthly payments.  This way, you will not only get a new copier with a warranty period, but will also get rid of all of your headaches, which your old copier or printer has been giving you over the past 6 months.  You can take the *EMIs as monthly costs of getting your old copier or printer repaired, but at the same cost, you can expect reliability, efficiency and you will virtually eliminate all of your  equipment down time and be more productive once again.
This way, you can easily judge for yourself; whether or not, it makes sense on getting your old copier or printer repaired is worth the expense, or you should replace it with a new one, to make your life easier and more stress relieved.

*EMIs – Estimated Monthly Investments

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Call 847-398-5212, Six Ways Businesses Can Save in Troubled Times

As the economy continues to slow and the outlook appears bleak for recovery in the near future, businesses have no choice but to find ways to reduce costs.  One avenue for cutting costs is through expenditures in the Information Technology area.  Whether your company has downsized or is just finding ways to reduce cost, I have come up with ten ways to reduce costs while keeping productivity high:

1. Anti-Virus says it all.  Make sure all of your computers have an active and updated anti-virus installed. The cost of cleaning off the viruses and repairing the damaged caused will often cost more than several years of anti-virus subscriptions.  Even more if you consider that there are some good free solutions out there for non-business computers.

2. Anti-Spyware tools.  Just like Anti-Virus software, Anti-Spyware software protects your computer from malicious software which can ruin your day and your computer. Running Anti-Virus is just not enough; a good Anti-Spyware will round out your protection plan.

3. Outsource your IT needs.  Having a dedicated IT person at your business can have many advantages, but it has many downsides.  Outsourcing your IT needs can:  1) make your IT department more flexible, as an outside vendor has a larger set of resources to augment in times of increased need;  2) with outsourcing you do not have to worry about your IT person being on vacation or sick when you need them;  3) you do not have to worry about hiring the right IT person;  4) you do not have to worry about payroll taxes or benefits and  5) you can have the knowledge that you will always get the best, most up to date information.

4. Replace your copier.  If your copier is under lease and is within a year or two of the lease expiring, contact your copier dealer to see if there is a better model to suit your needs.  Often you can get the vendor to buy out your current lease and replace the unit with a new machine which is color and has many more features for about the same cost or less of what you are currently paying.  The money savings also comes in the decrease energy of the new energy efficient machine..


5. Replace inkjet printers.  The real cost of an inkjet printer is not in purchasing the printer, but in replacing the ink cartridges.  An average inkjet page printed in color will cost you .23, whereas a color laser printer can produce the same page for about .08.  That means for every color page you print on your inkjet printer, it is costing you an extra .15 x 20 pages per week = $3 x 52 weeks equals $156 a year. So replacing an inkjet with a color laser will save you $156 a year on average.  Printer companies do not make their money on the printer, but on the cartridges.


6. Be Proactive, Not Reactive.  When times come where we have to cut back, the first thing people look to cut in preventative maintenance, because it is easy. The problem with ease is that the ramifications of this can be far reaching and expensive.  A good example is changing the oil in your car; you would not go without that because you blow your engine.  The same applies to your technology and other equipment in your office.  As times become tough, there are many ways to tighten the belt without affecting the long term stability of your company.  Pick the right measures and you will help your bottom and keep your company safe in the long run.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Call 847-398-5212, The Brother Laser Printer - Is It the Correct Choice

When searching for a laser printer it doesn't matter if you are working in the corporate world or at home, you need a reliable laser printer that will do the job.  While there are many different types of laser printers that can economize good caliber print work, the Brother Laser Printer is reasoned to be one of the best  printers that are on the market today.


Since the very inception of the company's history the Brother Group has offered high quality products for its customers.  They have also been recognized as one of the leaders in customer support.  Now this is important, because when you have an issue with your laser printer you want it to be handled with professionalism and speed.  Now if you want to select a desirable laser printer for your company you need to have a clear idea of what type of tasks you will need from this laser printer.  Today, laser printers have a wide variety of functionality along with a variety of prices.

This info will be imperative and can help you select the Brother Laser Printer that will give you the highest economic value in your work.  Now, I will tell you pay special close attention to the multi functional inkjet printers.  You know the ones, they have the capability of faxing, printing and copying. Although, they have improved a lot, they have more moving parts that are trying to function together. Common sense will tell you, more chances of some small failure and high costs to operate.  Something you don't want to experience when you are trying to get that laser printer project done that has the deadline of an hour.

While there are quite a number of laser printers, all of these printers can be divided up into two distinct groups.  One group is the color laser printer group.  The other group delivers black and white only prints; and believe me there is a significant price difference in these two groups.  To see which Brother Laser Printer that you may need you should travel to one of their storefronts or you can visit an office supply store or a computer store.  All with have variation in selection and price.

From these places you can select the type of  Brother Laser Printer that you can afford and one that will also provide first-class caliber work.  Remember; test the product to see what the outcome is going to look like.  I know this sounds like a no-brainer, but you would be surprised as to the amount of people who just buy the product without testing it first.  For anyone who is not too sure of the type of laser printer that will be appropriate for their tasks they can ask for help in choosing these type printers. The shop personnel should be able to give you a little verbal description of the functions of each Brother Laser Printer.  However, if they are good at their job (which we sometimes expect), then they will be able to answer your questions.


Now you can also find selective information for these Brother Laser Printers from various links on the Internet.  Here, as you look through the many World Wide Web sites you will now be able to find performance evaluations.  Although, not all companies are delivering this information, many are trying. You will also be able to find out what past customers have to say about the many different makes of Brother Laser Printers.

When you have finished with your information search, you can go to the store that you feel will give you a good deal on the various Brother Laser Printer products and choose one of these printers. This also gives you an opportunity to get any last minute questions answered.

Before you you pull out your credit card to pay for the printer you should find out what the return policy is regarding the Brother Laser Printer.  This data will help you, if you find any problems or defects in the product that you have just purchased.  Do your diligence and research the various Brother Laser Printers.  With this information you will be armed to make the right decision.

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