Printer and Copier Repair Can Be Frustrating

It usually happens when you need to print out or copy important papers when your printer or copier breaks down and leaves you surprised and frustrated.  It doesn’t matter what is the brand: Lexmark, Canon, Dell, HP, Brother, Ricoh, Toshiba, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Panasonic or Xerox – it happens to every brand sooner or later.  Since copiers and printers are made of an extensive array of parts (the most problematic parts being plotters, toners, belts, carriage belts, trailing belts and, it will be an arduous job to find a solution and put your printer or copier back into a working condition.

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You should think about calling professionals instead of trying to come up with a solution by yourself.  Sometimes, printers jam; the copiers and papers stop copying for no apparent reason, but as in everything else, there is a reason that is not so obvious for an untrained mind.  Usually, the repair firms charge unimaginable prices for their services and often, you will be better off if you buy a brand-new printer or copier which will usually cost you much less than paying for those repair services, unless you call an independent copier repair service.

It’s not surprising for repair firms to charge the high prices for the services as there are myriads of details in the printer and copier which require years of work experience for the specialist to be able to get through all the details and eventually, to find a problem and fix it.  On the other side, those who don’t wish to cover the repair invoice will have to buy a new machine.  Buying a new printer or copier is associated with different set of problems that are obvious for someone who has been working in this industry for decades.

The problem is that if you choose to buy a new printer or copier the cost of which is lower than the price for its repair then you will face the same tech problems which you faced before buying this machine: in other words, low-priced printers and copiers are made of low-quality materials and usually, they have comparatively shorter life-time than its high-end counterparts.

Those who choose to ask the repair companies for help and don’t want to buy another low-quality printer or copier are the ones who make  a wiser choice.  Besides the fact that repair services will remove the stress that usually comes along with an unexpected machine breakdown, they will give you professional suggestions to keep your printer or copier in a desirable working condition.  They will provide you with the tips that you won’t find on the internet.   In addition, repair services will also handle the printer/copier resources like sheets and ink cartridges etc.

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Why Copier Fax Machines Are An Essential Addition To Any Home Office

If you are considering the purchase of a copier fax machine in the near future, check online to find out what users have to say about the brand of copier fax machines that are available.  The copier fax machines are an essential addition to any home or business.  Even if you never use it your kids will need it for reports, you can copy important documents to put in a safe.

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If you have a small business that you run from your home office having access to a copier fax machine is mandatory.  There are so many choices that most people just opt for the least expensive.

When the combination fax, copier, scanning and printer machines first were produced, they were major problems with these products.  Today the technology has advanced.  The machines for the most part are reliable and deliver all of the separate functions well.  The combination copier fax machine is a bargain because it eliminates the need for additional space.  If you can get the total combination of printer, fax copier, scanner and typist, you have a real winner.

Some of the newest copier fax machines have some features that rival more expensive office machines. Before you spend any money on any type of office product do a Google search to see what people are saying about the product.  You can save your self some valuable research time and money by checking the Internet to get the facts behind the fax copier machine that you want to purchase.

Amazon has some great reviews on products that will make you either change your mind about the brand you selected or push you to purchase a particular copier fax machine.

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Some of the reviews are funny.  Some of the reviews regarding certain product manufacturers is enlightening.  You realize that it wasn’t your fault that the ink ended up all over the floor it was a product defect.  When you decide to buy new equipment whether it is second hand or new, just do a search on the Internet for review of the model and type of copier fax that you are considering.  Be careful purchasing any type of buyers guides that cost from $29.00 for copier fax machines.  These guides are a waste of money.  You can get reviews of these products for free from several websites.

After you do your due diligence on copier fax machines check eBay, but be very careful that you’re dealing with someone reputable, cause there are a lot of scammers claiming fantastic prices, for not so good equipment. I saw a copier fax machines starting as low as $20.00 to a high of $425.00, just beware, if it sounds to good to be true it probably isn’t.  You can purchase a brand new copier fax machine or choose from several other vendors on line  rather than eBay that offer used copier fax machines as used machines.  You can purchase a name brand machine from any of the brand name manufactures.   I caution you though, do a search for the machine and read what users have to say about the performance and reliability of the copier fax machines before you spend your hard earned money.

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Top Copier Machine Products

A copier machine is commonly used in offices and school places as they provide copying purposes that is part of these community structures.  Xerox Corporation presented the first in the year 1949.  Photocopy machines were widely known as Xerox machines back then.

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Nowadays, copier machine apparatus’ are more advanced though.  Top quality machines can provide high-grade photocopying tasks such as copying colored materials like photograph pictures.

Manufacturers continue to develop more useful copy machine models to meet the growing demands.

Office Copiers

Copier machine equipment is ordinarily found in every office corner.  Most offices prefer to use digital due to its ability to save more time and make employees work more productively.

One type of copier machine is the  Kyocera M2040DN.  It is designed for small spaced offices.  This model comes in desktop size printers.  Despite the size this machine has, it also has 600 dpi PC Printing, electronic sorting plus standard color PC scanning features.  The M2040Dn can make 42 document copies per minute and can produce, at most, 99 document copies if placed in continuous copying setting.

All in One printers

All in one printers are the latest models produced by different manufacturers.  These machines provide Fax printing, document printing, scanning and photocopying tasks.  The design was created to deliver the most commonly used equipment in one package and thus, increase productivity levels using such machines.

HP LaserJet M1319f MFP is an example of the latest all in one printer manufactured by HP.  This machine provides scanning, faxing, printing and copying services.  This equipment is both a cost-efficient and time efficient investment due to its multi tasking abilities.  This machine can print a maximum 8000 pages per month, make 99 document copies per day and can hold up to 500 pages of 8.5×11 size fax memory.

Personal machines provide the portability of convenience and ease of access.  Personal sized copiers are tailored small and light to allow users to move around and still access their copiers without any hassle.

Canon PC170 copier machine is an analog copying device that can fit in small spaces.  The size of this equipment is 32″ width and 4.5″ height.  It is comparable to the usual flat DVD player. Personal Copiers like this makes copying services available at home and places the user wish to go.

A copier machines is one of the many great contributions of technology that help improve lives and create quality living.

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5 Things They Don’t Tell You When You Buy A New Copier

The copier industry is all about introducing new copiers.  Oftentimes, a copier might even be updated or replaced in a manufacturer’s product line more than once a year, bypassing the hundreds of thousands of used copiers such as used Xerox or Canon copiers freely available on the open market.  Why does the copier industry do this, pushing new models when there are plenty of service able used copiers?  We’ll address why these manufacturers of monochrome and color copiers do this in the remainder of this article below.

  1. Manufacturers Don’t Make Money on Used Copiers

The truth is, manufacturers simply don’t make any money on used copiers. They might make money off of toner or ink cartridges for the used machines, but there is no money for manufacturers in the market exchange of used copiers.  This cuts into the manufacturer’s bottom line, which is why manufacturers are happy to push newer models as an alternative to used copiers.  Whether HP, Lexmark, Xerox, Brother, or even Canon copiers, these manufacturers don’t make money selling used copiers.

  1. New Copiers Are Not Better Than Used Copiers

Beware of the myth put forth by manufacturers that new is always better than used.  Oftentimes used copiers have capabilities that closely match newer versions, so don’t be tricked into buying new when you can purchase perfectly serviceable used copiers.  Technology moves fast, but not as fast as the manufacturers would lead you to believe.  Has paper and toner really changed that much in the last 15 years?  Do you really need a new copier?

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  1. Your Supplies Will Likely Cost More Than Your New Copier

It’s sort of an industry-wide secret that over time the average business or consumer will probably spend more on their copier supplies than they will for their actual copier.  Your laser color copier for example requires you to replace the drum, the magenta, yellow, cyan, and black toners separately.  In addition, you’ve got all kinds of moving parts inside the machine, many made of plastic, which simply aren’t created to last for hundreds of thousands of duty cycles.

Instead of wasting money buying something new that is essentially a wear item, buy something that costs perhaps half as much, and just maintain what’s necessary.  Buying used copiers and maintaining only what is necessary will save you a bundle!

  1. The True Cost of a Copier Requires Factoring In Maintenance

Manufacturers don’t want you to know that copiers are not made to last forever, simply because they make more money selling new copiers, not by selling parts.  There is simply more competition in this space.  While this seems less than ethical, this is a pretty common practice.

One great rule of thumb is to calculate the replacement cost of your toner or ink cartridges, plus the costs of replacing the drum and any other essential supplies over a two to three year period and compare between manufacturers. There’s also maintenance of the internals and wear-items.  You will likely find that some models make more sense to purchase when you factor in the cost of maintenance!

  1. New Copiers Lose Value the Moment they’re Purchased

Copiers, like cars, lose value the moment they’re purchased.  Unless you can return it to the manufacturer or to a store and get your money back, you’re going to be stuck with a copier that has depreciated in value by 25% to 50% the moment you use it for the first time.  This is why purchasing used copiers, or opting for copier leasing options makes sense.

Used copiers are already discounted due to their used status, and copier leasing makes sense because you are essentially paying for maintenance and rental of the unit, without the headache of disposing of it or deciding when it’s time to push out a large sum of cash to buy a new copier.  Copier leasing helps you have one less thing to worry about!

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Choosing a Wide Format Printer, Copier Or Scanner

A few important things to consider when choosing a wide format printer, copier or scanner.  They are; whether to buy new or used, the purpose and amount of use the equipment will have, how will the increased capacity of such machines can affect your business and how long it will take to recoup the expense.  On the expense issues alone, there are big positives to encourage a business to make this purchase.

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If you are choosing a wide format printer, copier or scanner that is used and re-formatted you can realize savings on the initial investment of about fifty percent over new costs.  Prices vary from around $600 to $1000 on the low end to above $12,000 for refurbished printers, plotters, scanners and copiers in wide format configuration.  Used and re-formatted machines should come with their own warranty and technical support. Purchase only from a reputable company that stands behind their products 100%.

When using wide format machinery you will be able to produce different types of materials without the need for joining parts together on the finished product.  This can be a major plus for looks alone and durability.  You can easily produce larger posters, banners, window cling signs and other retail signage. This can be a real benefit to high volume businesses like advertising agencies, print shops and retail stores.  For these businesses it makes sense to purchase a wide format printer, copier or scanner because of the savings realized quickly due to the volume of items needed.

Obtaining good equipment is a great selling tool for any business that produces signage and reproductions.  Output can be made right in-house with less expense than if it were necessary to send jobs out to other sources for wide machine production.  Wide format is good when you are working with CAD and blueprints, large photographs or drawings or any other artwork that is best handled at one time.  With large format machinery you can copy, scan and print large artwork and designs without having to piece together the finished products.  Wide format printers are valuable and save time and money because you can print in one large piece.

Paper sizes from 24″ to 42″ widths are accommodated by various large format printers. High speed output is accomplished with fast drying ink jet printing and using convenient roll paper.  Fast speed at high resolution means you are able to reproduce  high quality line drawings, renderings or photographs. This is good especially for map making and other geographic renditions in monochrome or full color.  This is also great for archive storage of documents and records.

How you use the wide format machinery is open to imagination.  Posters, artwork and photographs in large sizes can be run quickly and cost effectively on wide format printers.  You can run large jobs or mixed jobs together and obtain large quantities faster than with smaller machines.  Text books, manuals and descriptive booklets with photos are good candidates for large format printers, copiers and scanners.  If you need volume, consider purchasing this type of equipment for your business.

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Learn About Recycling Office Supplies With Toner Resources

Do you feel that the environmental impact of your business or a company that you work for is excessive?  If you have not thought about the ways that your business or the business you work for is affecting our global environment, I urge you to take a look at what is going on. Though many people have not come around to this kind of approach, it is nonetheless an important thing that people have been paying attention to in recent years.  This is a concern that has become more and more common in various areas of our culture as the attitude of our culture expands to a global sense.  A consumer based culture is one that is filled with lots of opportunity, but it is also riddled with problematic repercussions, many of which we have yet to comprehend in any real way.

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The implications of having a widespread, disposable global culture are one that will not last very long with the habits that have been developed.  So many of the materials used in basic business and their day to day operations has vast ecological impacts that will be seen for many decades to come.  In fact, many of the materials used daily in basic business are actually highly toxic to humans and biological life.  One example of this kind of toxic material that we use daily are the printing materials that we have become heavily reliant on in order to conduct business, and document everything going on within it.

Plenty of options are out there when it comes to a more conscientious approach to using and disposing of your office supplies, some of which are toxic or contain highly toxic materials within them; like printer cartridges filled with residual inks; so, if you are searching for HP toner supplies, for example, you probably have older cartridges and materials that need to be disposed.  Most people do not think much of this and simply cast them off into the nearest wastebasket to be transported to the municipal dump or landfill.  When this happens, the toxic properties within these materials eventually leaks out and into the water table, contaminating ground water beyond human and biological consumption.

 

If this sounds like something that you would like to avoid doing, there are toner resources that you can consult in order to make a change in your company or the company you work for.  Many retailers and various brands actually have repositories where you can take or ship your excess materials that are no longer of any use to you or your business.  This is only one option to consider when trying to reduce your ecological impact.  There are so many other ways to make sure that you are recycling and doing your part to keep this world in working order and not harmful to its inhabitants. Toner resources are a great option for anyone seeking to learn more about this, so check out some of the various areas of information on the subject when you have a moment.

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Why Do People Prefer Remanufactured Cartridges Over Compatible Cartridges?

One of the most important office machines is the printer!  Imagine a day without printers, computers, fax machines etc. they can be Chaotic and frustrating right?  In fact it can mean a stump in revenues also.  Whether office or educational institution, these machines have become a part of our lives now.  Hence, it is imperative that we take care of these appliances and machines.  We need to understand their components, their service mechanism, need to be in touch with customer care and suppliers, and above all respect all the parts and take care of the same.

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Mainly there are 3 types of printer cartridges – OEM, Compatible and Remanufactured.  One of the 1st cartridges to hit the market bearing brand names was the OEM ones.  They are costly and standardized; but many customers want cartridges which are specially manufactured to meet certain requirements and exceed beyond the OEM ones.  These are the compatible ones.

They are customized to meet specific client needs and hence are not branded like Exxon, Canon etc. they are manufactured by third parties and not the actual manufacturers.  They can either be 100% compatible or less. If the cartridge is 100% compatible, it will be able to function with any kind of printer.  This means that 100% compatible cartridge is recognized by any printer and hence will function smoothly.

If the cartridge is not a 100% compatible cartridge, then some printers may not be able to recognize it and the functioning might be hampered.  That is the main problem with compatible cartridges and faced by many customers.  Hence, they are not really the first choice by most people.  Compatible cartridges can sometimes be even more expensive than either OEM or remanufactured ones.

The main difference between compatible and remanufactured is that compatible is made by assembling new parts where as re manufactured is made by using the already serviced parts.  Remanufactured cartridges uses already serviced parts but go through a battery of tests which ensures supreme quality! Remanufactured cartridges have a fantastic combination of price and quality.  Just because it is cheaper, that does not mean they compromise on quality.  Quality is supreme, but at affordable prices – which is what is most attractive for all customers!

 

It is thus, essential to make a prudent choice between different cartridges, printers and toners. Remember they are the life line of your organization.  You do not want your work to be hampered.  Visit us at ctcopier.com for more information and excellent customer service.  Our experts will help you make the right decision. You are not alone, we are here for you!

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Getting the Best Remanufactured Cartridges

Remanufactured cartridges are used cartridges that are taken back to the factory after use, where they are redesigned for reuse.  They are an inexpensive option to new cartridges, as they give an almost similar quality to new cartridges.  These remanufactured toner cartridges and laser toner cartridges are commonly used, as they are almost as effective as new ink toner cartridges.

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They undergo various processes, which fall under the remanufacturing process.  One among the most important processes that cartridges undergo is disassembling, washing and replacement of the broken parts.  The toner too is refilled then packed in new packaging thus, apart from the price and the fact that the cartridge is remanufactured.  The printing quality is almost the same if not better most times, as that of a brand new cartridge.  Remanufactured cartridges are marked thus, this enables buyers distinguish remanufactured cartridges from new cartridges.

The advantage of acquiring remanufactured cartridges is that the buyer saves approximately 50 percent of the price of a new cartridge.  This is also realized on purchase of remanufactured laser toner cartridges since the cartridges are refilled and the laser toners undergo refilling.  They also have remanufactured supplies for photocopiers and fax machines.  With an almost similar quality in output, remanufactured cartridges have the added advantage of having a consumer friendly price tag.

The other advantage of printer cartridge recycling is that when the cartridges are remanufactured, there are fewer disposals, since the used cartridges are recycled in an environment friendly process thus, ensuring that the environment is kept clean.  This process also seeks to avoid landfills, which serve to increase pollution to unprecedented levels.  This thus keeps the environment clean from toxic and lethal chemicals that harm the environment and its users.

The refilled cartridges are tested and have certification that shows that they have met the manufacturer standards and are fit for use with printers.  The performance is also tested and there has been positive feedback from end users of remanufactured cartridges.  This feedback is taken from the users of remanufactured cartridges that have tested the refills fully for a specified period of time and thus certified their quality of use in production, therefore after this testing and certification a majority of the end users can comfortably pledge to the efficacy of these cartridges.

When looking for good remanufactured cartridges, one has to get the cartridges that are compatible to their printer type thus; this is possible through being familiar with the dimensions of the cartridge slot in the printer.  Most of the cartridges are designed in universally standardized dimensions to allow usage with major types of printers hence the size of the cartridge is not such a problem when procuring a remanufactured cartridge.

The size is mainly considered due to the quantity of toner that the cartridge contains.  It is also important to consider the color of the toner that is in the remanufactured cartridge since cartridges have different colors therefore, if the buyer is not careful they could buy the wrong color cartridge.  Most of the cartridges have black color, which is mainly used for many printing processes.

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Get Quality Printer Toner Supplies On The Internet

Both hardware and software of computers demand much attention.  Otherwise, they might develop some defect in their functioning.  The printer is one of the main components of the whole computer system, so one needs to use it intelligently as well.  Depending upon the way they work, one can categorize printers in a number of types.  Here, we will discuss the toner based printers and their various supplies.

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In very simple terms, printers are the devices that produce a hard copy of the data that is stored in the memory of the computer in the form of files and documents.  There are different types of printers based on the technology they use.  Toner based printers are the first one on the list.  These printers use the principle that is followed in most of the photocopiers, that is, the Xerographic principle. It uses static electricity to make contact between the toner and the printing photo conductive material channel. This contact includes pressure as well as heat.

The laser printer is an example of a toner based printer.  These printers are famous for good quality pictures, speed and low production cost.  Due to all these qualities, they are highly used in offices and homes.  They can produce high quality colored as well as black and white print outs.  Good quality print outs also require quality printer toner supplies and you get them through reputed stores as well as through well known websites.

A toner is a special kind of ink used in laser and LED printers.  It includes a dry powdered substance having an electrical charge.  Due to this feature, it adheres when it comes into the contact with plate or paper which is loaded with opposite polarity.  All printer toners have a cartridge that fills with the powder substance.  When it is finished, it can be refilled again.  Some of the printer toner supplies are cartridges, ink, adherence drum, toner cleaner and other small pieces of equipment.

There are a number of companies that deal with quality printer toner supplies.  Some of them are Canon, Samsung, HP, Dell, Brother and others.  For example, HP provides you with quality printer toner supplies in different numbers.  If you are an e-shopper, you can update yourself with their features by using the number of the item you want.  Their highlights include the resolution they offer in the printouts, the number of pages printed out with one time cartridge refill and their price.

 

All the reliable brands are registered on the Internet and anyone can easily derive the relevant information by doing an internet search.  Thanks to the number of websites available on the internet right now, users can also compare the prices of different quality printer toner supplies choosing the cheapest one, is not always the best decision.  Beware of those, cause there are a lot of inferior products on the internet that can cause you major repair bills.

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