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3 Reasons for a Multifunction Printer

Multifunction PrinterMultifunction printers do it all. Whether you want to scan, copy, fax or print – they handle all jobs via one device. Rather than having stand alone machines for each task, an all-in-one printer allows you to maximize space, cut operating costs and increase workplace efficiencies.

If you are currently in the market for a new printer or copier, consider that it may be wise to upgrade to a new ink jet or laser multifunction printer and dispose of your old machinery altogether. Not only do newer multifunction models feature added benefits like duplex printing and wireless functionality, here are 3 additional reasons to get a multifunction printer ASAP:

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5 Simple Office Printing Etiquette Tips

Office Printer EtiquetteAs with all social etiquette, printing at the office is no different. There is a way to be considerate and mindful when using the office printer and that includes not leaving a paper jam behind for someone else to clean up. Oddly, people do such rude things but you don’t have to be the inconsiderate sort. Keep your co-workers happy and good karma flowing your way with these simple office printing etiquette tips:

Don’t Leave Someone High and Dry - Refuel the Printer

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Cards & Printables – FREE

PrinterWorks Valentines DayValentine’s Day 2017 is almost here! No one wants to be the parent, partner, or friend who forgot that Feb. 14th marks the day to express one’s gratitude and love for those dear to their heart. But alas, life gets in the way and well, sometimes we forget and just have to make due. What do you do? You trust PrinterWorks West to look out for you.

We’ve compiled a list of Valentine’s Day cards and gifts that you can print easily at home, for FREE. All you need is a printer full of ink (we suggest using colour because it looks so much better), paper, scissors and a pen to personalize your ‘creation’.

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Save on Paper & Ink When You Print Web Pages

Save-Paper-Ink-When-You-Print-Web-PagesSending a document to print is easier than ever. With printer apps and portable printer technology continuously progressing, printing from your smart phone, desktop or tablet is like second nature. You just hit print and it’s sent.

With this ability to print so easily however, we are also more likely to waste a ton of paper, ink and toner when printing web pages directly as they are.  Do you really need or want to print the advertisements on a web page? Just think of how much ink is used to print unnecessary images that don’t lend any value to the words on the web page you want a hard copy of.

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History of Printing – Infographic

History of Printing2The printing industry has come a long way since its beginnings. It isn’t hard to take for granted that with a click of a button on our computer, smartphone or tablet, we can send a doc to print and it’ll be done within seconds or minutes. In fact, laser printers can print upwards of 200 pages per minute now. 3D printers make food, artificial limbs and furniture! There are printers you can easily fit inside your pocket.

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Signs It is Time to Upgrade Your Printer Fleet

Time To Upgrade PrinterYour printer fleet should work for you and your business, effortlessly printing what you need, when you need it. But as with all technology, printers also possess a limited lifespan and with excessive use, their performance can peter out in the end. Detecting when it is time to upgrade your office’s printer fleet can be simple if your printer just refuses to turn on one day. However, sometimes the signs are more subtle. Listed below are some warning signs that indicate it’s time for you to move on and upgrade your office printer or printer fleet:    

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