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The Value of Managed Print Services

managed-print-services-calgaryPrinting is an indispensible part of the office environment. As green as we’ve become we still rely on hard copy documents time and again, and expect our office copiers and printers to work efficiently.  

With organizations operating multiple printing devices including copiers, multifunction printers, scanners, fax machines and digital presses, maintaining all of these machines and their costs can be overwhelming.

Do you even know how much you spend on printing? Do you know how many copiers, printers and fax machines are in the office?

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Printer Buying Tip: Consider Ink &Toner Costs

printer-buying-tip-cost-of-ink-tonerThe money you pay for a printer upfront is just the beginning. Despite the steal of a deal you may think you’re getting, you’ll want to consider the cost of maintaining the printer, i.e. the replacement costs of ink cartridges and/or toner supplies. Many printer manufacturers will offer cheap printer models that actually make their profit from the high running costs you’ll pay in ink and toner.

By doing a little research, you’ll be able to determine if the cost of replacement cartridges end up outweighing the initial cost of the printer.

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Free Valentine’s Day Printables


Look no further than your handy at home printer during this loving season to help you get Valentine’s Day ready.

From cards to crafts, games, gift tags and little notes that spread the love, the internet is ablaze with free templates that you can print from home to hand out on Feb. 14th. So long as your printer is stocked with paper and color ink you should be good to go. We’ve consolidated a list of Valentine’s Day printables, all of which are free. 

You simply have to print, personalize and cut accordingly.

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How To Fix Paper Path Problems

printer-paper-path-problems-calgaryPaper jams are insanely irritating. When you’re printer sends back an error message stating that something has gone awry mid print job and spits back a crumbled mess of a sheet of paper instead of a pristine print out, wanting to throw the printer across the room seems like an apt response. But settle down for a second because there are ways to troubleshoot printer jams and printer path problems. With a little patience you can figure out what’s going on and correct your printer problems without having to be overly tech savvy.

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How Does Inkless Printing Work?

inkless-printing-zinkHave you ever wondered how the cute pocket sized mobile printers you see popping up in stores have the ability to print full color photos without using ink cartridges, ribbons or toner? You know, like polaroids and portable printers. Well, it’s all in the paper. Via Zink zero-ink printing technology, you can print high resolution, full colour and durable prints on the go without a bulky printer that has multiple parts. 

Zink’s inkless technology works by embedding into paper, advanced heat reactive crystals/molecules that produce colours upon heat stimulation.

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How to Get Printer Ink Off Your Hands

get-printer-ink-off-handsReplacing printer ink cartridges shouldn’t be dirty business but once in a while it can be. When you remove an old ink cartridge and the thing leaks all over your hands, you’ll want to clean it up quick. Sometimes good ol’ soap and water will do the trick but if the stain proves to be more stubborn then don't worry - there are a few household items you can use to get rid of the mess.

Here are a few things you may have lying around your home to help you remove ink from your skin:

Tea Tree Oil

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