We’ve written a lot about the different ways you can acquire a commercial multifunctional machine.
You can buy a new or used machine outright. You can lease a machine for a period of up to 5 years. Or you can rent a machine month to month.
I’ve been thinking about it, and there’s at least one more way that could potentially make it easier to get your next machine.
Many states have government grants for office equipment. Well, not just office equipment, but it’s all under the same umbrella.
There are grants designed to help new businesses get on their feet, and grants to help other businesses stay on their feet.
Since a multifunctional printer is considered to be essential for an office to have, most grants that cover the cost of equipment will cover the cost of MFPs.
To see if your business qualifies for a grant, visit your state’s website and search for “grants.”
When you find a grant that fits your needs, follow the grant application process. Only submit it the way it says to in the instructions.
Then government officials go on to judge the applications and determine who they believe is most deserving of the grant. A decision is usually sent out within several weeks.
It’s funny to look back at how office equipment safety has changed over the years.
A serious subject to be sure, but you’ll see where the humor comes from later on.
As technology changes so do the hazards that come along with using it.
In this post we’ll go over some of the top office equipment safety hazards you may run into.
Office Equipment Safety Hazards
Old Safety Hazards
In the early days of office equipment there was only one safety concern: keep your tie out of the way.
There’s no worse feeling than the satisfaction of finishing a print job, only to find out the pages have been ruined by horizontal black lines.
Office equipment may have the occasional malfunction, but if your laser printer is causing horizontal black lines consistently then you have a greater problem on your hands.
There are two reasons why your laser printer is causing horizontal black lines.
This article will teach you two different ways you can get to the root of the problem and get back to making clean copies.
In the end, we’re sure you’ll find the problem is easier to fix than you might think.
There are different ways to acquire a copier. You can buy a new machine, buy a used machine, or lease a machine.
There’s still one more option that everyone overlooks – short term copier rental.
If you’re not ready to commit to owning or leasing a copier long term, then short-term copier rental may be the best option for you.
You can walk in and leave with a copier today at a price you’re comfortable with. When it’s time to move on, you can return it with no strings attached.
Reconditioned photocopiers, if they have been truly reconditioned, can save you a lot of money.
We’re talking owning a machine today for half the cost of a new machine.
You have to be careful though, copier dealers have different definitions of what “reconditioned” means.
A reconditioned copier from one dealer could vary greatly in quality compared to a reconditioned copier from another dealer. Even if you’re comparing two of the same models.
In this article, we will explain what reconditioned photocopiers are, according to us, and what you should look for if you’re shopping for one.
An industrial copy machine is built to handle a substantial volume of copies and prints per month. Around 40,000 copies per month at minimum.
These types of machines can also handle thicker stock than the average commercial machine is built to work with.
When Would I Need to Consider An Industrial Copy Machine?
A copier’s “class”, so to speak, goes up in three levels. You have the consumer level, which are copiers commonly found in peoples’ homes. You have the commercial level, which is the type most businesses need. Then there’s the industrial level.
“How much is a copy machine?” is a question that can have wildly different answers.
Copiers may be the one piece of office equipment with the greatest price fluctuations.
The cost of computers and other electronics have a wide range, but none that vary as much as the price of a copier.
You’re asking ‘how much is a copy machine?’ – Well, you can get a copy machine for as little as $30, or at prices that exceed $3,000.
In order to understand that, you have to know what goes into the price of a copier.
What makes one model worth so much more than another? We’ll break it down for you here in this article.
Any type of office equipment with moving parts will eventually need maintenance. Maintenance for a scanner is just as important as maintenance for other parts of your machine.
A scanner works by taking a piece of hard copy paper and digitizing it. Whether you’re making a copy of a document, or scanning it to put it on your computer, you’re really doing the same thing.
Parts that could lead to needing maintenance for a scanner are the parts that pull the paper through the machine. You don’t need to worry about maintenance on the parts required for output because a scanner is all about input.
The parts that pull paper through a scanner are the feeder and rollers. These are the parts you should be most concerned about if you use your scanner regularly.
With most scanners and multifunctional machines there’s a kit that comes with rollers and other items that wear out over a period of time. The kit may also come with instructions on how to replace the parts yourself.
Attempting to do maintenance for a scanner on your own could be dangerous if you’re not experienced with repairing office equipment. Any time you’re going inside the machine and taking out parts you’re putting yourself at risk.
Not to mention it takes valuable time out of your work day when you could be spending time on other tasks. [Read more…]
Customers are becoming more economically conscious when it comes to using their printer or copier, which means I’m getting asked more often about how to minimize printer cost per page.
During the buying process, customers are not just concerned with the sticker price anymore, they’re also concerned with how much it will cost to use the machine. In other words, they want to know the least expensive way to use it to arrive at an affordable printer cost per page.
If you fall into that category, and who doesn’t want to save money these days, then this article is for you. I will go over a few best practices so you can save money on your printing.
Personal printing at work is becoming a growing concern for business owners, and with good reason. There are a number of arguments as to why personal printing is bad for business.
When employees do their own personal printing at work, it racks up unnecessary costs – such as money spent on paper, on toner, and on maintenance due to the machines running more frequently than they need to.
If you’re an employee yourself, you may not think printing the occasional event ticket or boarding pass is a big deal. However, if there’s a whole office of people printing the occasional personal item, it adds up over time.
As a manager or employer reading this, you are probably looking for the most effective way to enforce a personal printing policy at work. In this article I will give you a few options to consider, and then you can decide which is best for your specific business.