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The end of the calendar year also means the end of the fiscal year for many small and medium businesses. You’re probably spending December analyzing your spending and profits from this year, and making plans for next year. Don't forget to take stock of your print fleet. December is a great time to buy new office equipment for several reasons. 1. Spend a budget surplus.  Most likely, this year’s budget surplus won’t carry over to next year. If you don’t spend what was allotted this year, you’ll lose it. Whether it’s replacing an aging machine or upgrading to a more efficient model, if you have extra money in your print budget come December, it pays to look into buying new equipment now. 2....

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Just like other areas of technology, the office printer has undergone a revolution. Now instead of requiring several devices to handle assorted print-related tasks, many offices are turning to multifunction printers (MFPs), able to print, scan, and fax, among other things. But if you’re ready to make the switch to an MFP, or upgrade one you already have, how do you know how to choose? Consider these factors. What Capabilities Do You Need? Think about your current and projected print volumes, ease of use, what other devices are in your printer fleet, and how your device will be used. Features such as automated workflows and cloud storage may be right for you – or you may decide they’re not worth the investment for your business....

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Most offices have one, and it's a key element in your team's productivity. Of course, we're talking about your office multifunction printer. Almost every employee comes into contact with your printer at some point in the day, so understanding how it impacts your team is a critical factor for boosting productivity in the office. Today, as we all seek out ways to streamline workflows and boost productivity, your multifunction printer can offer you a solution to do just that. Armed with a set of advanced productivity-boosting features, today's MFPs allow you to do more, with less effort. Here are a few ways your humble office printer can be leveraged to boost productivity, streamline workflows, and grow your business! • Enhanced Feature Sets - Today's MFPs can eliminate...

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The Important Role of Printer Drivers | PrintersXclusive

Did you ever wonder how your document makes it from your computer to the printer? The answer is your printer drivers. These software packages are responsible for making your printer work correctly – and may be the answer if your printer isn’t working properly. What is a printer driver? A printer driver is a software package installed on your computer that allows it to “talk” to other hardware, such as your keyboard, mouse and printer. For a printer, this means translating your documents into instructions for your printer so that your print job looks on paper like it does on your screen. Different printers and operating systems will require different drivers to make sure your documents print correctly. There are generally two types...

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Recognizing and Fixing Common Printer Problems | PrintersXclusive

What's more annoying than needing a critical document for a meeting and not being able to print it out? The good news is that many common print problems are actually easy to resolve. Here are some common problems and the quick fixes that can keep your office equipment up and running. Problem: Documents Take too Long to Print The Fix: High-resolution or complex images take longer to print. Try choosing a lower resolution, like draft or standard. Printers have minimal onboard memory. Increasing RAM can speed up printing. Problem: Paper Jams The Fix: Paper jams can happen for a variety of reasons. Here are some quick fixes: Where is it Located? – Your printer's control panel will tell you where the jam is located and how to resolve the...

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Should You Buy Or Lease Your Next Copier? | PrintersXclusive

If you’re in the market for a new copier, the first question often asked is “should I buy, or lease?” The answer isn’t that simple. It depends on a number of factors that you need to define, such as your company goals, needs and budget. Here are a few things to consider before you make a decision: Leasing Your Copier Technology changes rapidly. Leasing allows the opportunity to upgrade your technology every few years. Upgrades mean improved efficiency and productivity as well as energy and cost savings. Leasing is a bit more expensive than purchase in the long run, but you’re getting new, more efficient technology every few years. With predetermined lease payments, you’ll have a predictable expense which can help with budgeting. And because leasing...

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