Copier Hacks: Finishing Options

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:54

Operating copiers certainly isn't rocket science, but that doesn't mean it's always easy, either. In fact, there's a lot to learn--and if you're not sure where to start, then it can feel like rocket science after awhile. Luckily, there are some simple copier hacks that will help you understand your copiers better than ever. Today's topic: finishing options.

Finishing the Perfect Copy

Today's copiers are multifunction heroes, doing a little bit of everything--which makes them great for a wide variety of jobs. However, on the other hand, having multiple functions can mean that they're sometimes difficult to understand, and the last thing you want to do is miss out on the perfect feature because you didn't even realize it was there. Today, we'll focus on how to use finishing options to make your copies professional and high-quality.


A Not-So-Surprising Link Between Copiers and Smiles

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:54

The truth about copiers is that they can either make everyone in your company miserable or make everyone feel happy and confident in their hard work. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to be sure that your copier is doing the latter--and here's why.

What You Don't See Can Hurt You

If you've had your existing copiers for awhile, then the chances are that you've gotten used to all of their little frustrations and flaws. Even your employees might not immediately notice; they just think that this is "how it is" and simply start to dread making copies. The good news is that this doesn't have to be the case. There are easy ways to tell if there's a link between copiers and frowns.

1: The copiers are always down.


Your New Copier: Next Steps

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:07

Now that you’ve decided on a new copier, you probably think you just need to hand over your credit card and lug the machine back to your office, right? You definitely can, but there are some other things you might want to think about first.

What is a maintenance agreement?

If your vendor is offering a maintenance agreement, it’s a good idea to think it over before going with your gut reaction. Depending on the dealer, a maintenance agreement can cover any number of things in regards to your new equipment. It’s a contract between you and the vendor that stipulates their ongoing involvement with your new office equipment.


Copiers Beyond the Office

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:07

The humble copy machine, a staple (get it?) in nearly every office across the country. Few businesses can handle day to day operations without a copier, but there are more to these devices than meets the eye.

Where else are copiers useful? You might be surprised if you stop to think about it. It’s time to give the copier its proper credit. Let’s take a look at some of the other places you might have need for a copier.

At Home

Copy machines aren’t as popular at home, but they can be useful for many things. If you have a high-quality copier, you can use it to copy pictures, create crafts, and more. Plus, if you have a home office, a copier can be an excellent addition to help you get work done.


Fraud Alert: Watch out for Office Supply Scammers

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:56

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that we have to be on alert for malicious threats all of the time. One security issue that needs to be discussed more, especially for smaller businesses, is scammers.

One scam that has affected several businesses relates to toner and other office supplies. While this scam isn’t new, it’s gotten bigger in recent years. Sometimes called the “toner phoner scam,” this threat can have a big impact on your business if you fall for it.

What to Watch for

These scams are done by phone, and businesses receive a call about office supplies like toner. Callers offer big discounts and pressure companies to place an order immediately over the phone. Sometimes order forms are faxed or emailed, and usually, they look legitimate. Sometimes scammers pretend to be a supplier you already use and ask you to place an immediate order or pay on a past due invoice

Here are some red flags:


Copier Concerns: To Buy or To Lease?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:55

Whether you’re in the market for new equipment or looking to replace/upgrade in your office, you’ll probably encounter an important question early on: should I buy or lease a copier?

Upgrading your equipment is a great way to increase productivity and make positive changes in your office. No matter which method of obtaining the equipment you decide on, you’ll enjoy new technology that will work hard for you. One key to making the most of your copier is to get the best device for your needs within your budget. This means figuring out exactly which features and specs you need. Then, when you’re ready to find the device, you can take on this question: to buy or to lease? Here is some information about both methods.


Is it Time to Upgrade your Copiers?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/25/2017 - 13:56

No matter what your industry, your office equipment plays a key role in your everyday functions. And at some point, that equipment gets to a point where it isn’t doing its job or isn’t keeping up with the demands you place on it.

Your copiers are one example of important technology that has a finite lifespan. So how do you know when it’s time to upgrade or replace your copiers? Here are some considerations.

You Need Better Quality

Whether your fleet has recently declined in quality or you have a new need for higher quality, this is one key reason to think about making an upgrade. Today’s copiers have fantastic quality, even at lower price points, so there’s absolutely a copier out there that can give you precisely what you need.

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