5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Indulging in New Technologies

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(5-min read) “Neat” does not equal necessary. It’s difficult to watch television, online videos, or scroll any social media pages without being bombarded by advertisements for the latest techno-gadgets, apps, and digital services. Advertisers want you to feel as though the device in your pocket is akin to a dinosaur bone and that if you…Read Full Article

Why Is Printer Ink So Crazy Expensive?

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(5-min read) There’s no debating that immense strides have been made in the technological development of modern printer ink. The first printer inks manufactured in the 1960s were made from cheaper degradable food dyes. The results were inks that would all-but disappear in a few month’s time (we hope you didn’t need those receipts). The…Read Full Article

Is This Managed Print Services (MPS) Company Right For Me? (+Free Worksheet)

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(6-min read) Selecting a Managed Print Services (MPS) company for your business or organization is not a decision to be made lightly. Though many enjoy the flexibility that comes with an MPS agreement, winding up with an ill-fitting vendor can be a frustrating and expensive experience. For this reason, it pays to interview a potential…Read Full Article

Should My Church or Non-Profit Buy or Lease Its Printing Equipment?

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(8-min read) “We’ve purchased and leased before. We know what’s best.”  The issue of buying or leasing has likely already come up during committee meetings for your church, synagogue, mosque, or other non-profit organization. When your staff or congregant numbers started to push against what your facilities could handle, you had to decide to lease…Read Full Article

Designing Your Ideal Business Technology Deal (+Free Worksheet)

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(5-min read) As a leader within a company or organization, you’ve likely had your run-ins with different business technology vendors. These companies supply your team with copiers, printers, and other tools you need to get the job done. Some of these arrangements have likely been extremely positive. Other aspects—maybe not so great. Wouldn’t it be…Read Full Article

7 Questions To Ask Before You Print a Document (+Infographic)

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(3-min read) On average, printing is a company’s third-highest expense behind office rent and employee payroll. While you can take cost-cutting measures to reduce your printing budget, one of the most effective means of doing so is to simply reduce the number of items you print. To break the habit of printing items that may not…Read Full Article

The Cost of Ownership: Commercial vs. Consumer Copiers & Printers (+Infographic)

(8-min read) Whether you’ve been tasked with copier shopping for a new company or your organization’s ancient printer would be of better service as a boat anchor, there are several items to consider when on the hunt for company printer equipment. Much like shopping for an automobile, it would behoove you to not only consider…Read Full Article

New vs. Remanufactured vs. Refurbished vs. Used Copiers & Printer Devices

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(7.5-min read) “Ok, you’ve selected a copier model that suits your company’s needs. Would you like to buy one that is new, remanufactured, refurbished, or used?”  Um, what?  Just when you thought shopping for printers, copiers, or multifunction devices (MFDs) for your company couldn’t get any more complicated, in walks the “condition” question for these…Read Full Article

When a Retail/Consumer-Style Printer or Copier Makes Sense

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(4.5-min read) The Frequent Push Toward Commercial Models The printer industry is awash with articles explaining why commercial printers, copiers, or multi-function devices (MFDs) are superior to their consumer-level counterparts typically found in retail stores. For many businesses, this is absolutely true—for high-volume, commercial printers will ultimately be the most cost-efficient over the life of…Read Full Article

10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying an Office Printer

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(6-min read) Whether your department is tired of paper jams and streaky prints or you’re expanding, there will come a time when you need to select new printers for your office. Like other machines, no two office printers are exactly alike. Knowing what to look for can be confusing, so it is best to assess…Read Full Article