Published: Monday, 15 October 2012 17:28
Anyone who owns a printer, either for personal or businesses uses, knows that printer supplies can be very costly. In fact, many people put off buying the items that they need until they can’t wait anymore. In fact, most consumers have gone to purchase their printer supplies such as toner and ink and have suffered a serious case of sticker shock. If you don’t want to pay more than you have to for the supplies that you need, you might want to think about buying your supplies from somewhere else.
Instead of visiting your local office supply store, you might want to think about buying your supplies online. When you buy online you will find that you can save quite a bit because you are not necessarily paying full retail price. You are doing away with the overhead costs of a retail store, so the savings are passed down to you in the form of more affordable supplies so that you don’t have to spend too much or suffer from a serious case of sticker shock.
Published: Monday, 15 October 2012 17:28
If you rely on your printer for all of your business needs, you know that it can be devastating when suddenly the printer is not able to handle the workload or stops working all together. If you have tried to fix the problems and you are not having any luck, don’t waste anymore time, instead you should call in a professional who can help determine what the problem is, how it needs to be fixed, and will get on the repair job right away.
Not only can you get the printer fixed with ease or have it repaired or replaced in less time than you had thought, you may even be able to get the toner and the ink cartridges that you need for less when you work with a well thought of and respected printer repair and replacement professional. Anytime you can keep your printer in working order and get a better deal on the ink and toner that you need is a good day and a good opportunity to save money. While you may have thought that the printer couldn’t be saved and you’d have to purchase another one, a professional may be able to get the printer back in working order sooner than you had thought was possible.
Published: Friday, 05 October 2012 04:31
Have you noticed that when you make life changes to reduce your impact on the environment, it often takes more work? Whether it’s rinsing glass jars and plastic tubs before recycling, remembering your reusable shopping bags, hang-drying your clothes, riding your bike rather than driving…it all takes more time and effort!
Thankfully, there are people willing to trade convenience for more environmental behaviors, but we could use more. Out of (perceived) necessity, convenience often rules our busy lives. Are there any ways to simplify AND be greener? When it comes to printing, the answer is YES!
Solid Ink printers and multifunction printers (MFPs) use cartridge-free ink sticks that are incredibly easy to load. Just insert the uniquely-shaped stick into the correct color slot and you’re done. And you can top off the ink at any time to ensure you don’t run out during a large print job. No big, bulky print cartridges, or fusers, fuser oil or imaging units found in a typical color laser printer. Besides Solid Ink sticks the only other replaceable item is a maintenance roller/cleaning unit, which lasts for tens of thousands of pages and only needs to be replaced a few times throughout the life of your device.
Ok, that explains how life gets easier, but what about greener? Well, Solid Ink printers and MFPs produce 90% less printing waste than comparable laser products due to their cartridge-free design. And their compact packaging means fewer delivery trucks on the road.
Think globally. Act locally. Solid Ink packaging is made from post-consumer waste that can be recycled locally where options are available.
Additional ways Solid Ink products reduce environmental impact are that they’re ENERGY STAR qualified, they produce the same vibrant images on recycled paper as on high-quality paper, and the desktop printers and MFPs have a smaller carbon footprint over their entire lifecycle.
Back to the easy side of things, the new Xerox ColorQube 8700 and ColorQube 8900 boast a large colorful touch-screen user-interface that simplifies their many features, and even provides helpful videos. There’s a built-in “convenience stapler”, as well as a print-from/scan-to USB input right on front of the user interface. In addition, all customers who are connected to a Xerox solid ink printer or MFP can download GreenPrint software for free, which avoids the printing of unwanted pages.
PrinterWorks West has been servicing and supplying solid ink print technology for over ten years in Alberta and has recently included the ColorQube 8900 in its Managed Print Services Program. The reliably, features and colour costs made it stand out from other MFP’s from HP and Lexmark.
Finally, something that is easier and greener.