Everyone, at one time or another, has run into the dreaded “printer offline” status. Not only is it frustrating, but it’s a productivity killer because it won’t be possible to output anymore jobs until the problem is fixed.
Why the “printer offline” status error occurs is one of the greatest mysteries to me as an office equipment dealer. I can’t always explain why it happens, but I can certainly tell you how to fix it.
In this article I will explain how to get your printer back online next time you encounter the printer offline issue.
Copiers, especially commercial copiers, can be adjusted to print high quality images. If you’re not satisfied with the image quality your machine is producing, there are a number of things you can do to improve it. From adjusting simple settings, to even using a different type of paper, there are many options available to you.
In this article I will provide an overview of the different things you can do to ensure you print high quality images every time and get the most out of your machine.
High volume scanners are an ideal solution for increasing productivity if you need to scan a significant number of pages as part of you day-to-day work.
If you’re in need of a machine that can not only keep up with your workload, but get it done quickly, then you have one of two options. This article will go over those two options so you can decide which is the best for you.
Dedicated High Volume Scanners
When it comes to raw speed, there is nothing that can outperform a dedicated high volume scanner. However, this is an option that I would recommend only to the most serious power users because it comes with a number of downsides.
There are three ways to acquire a commercial multifunctional printer (MFP)— buy it, lease it, or rent it. Renting is typically a short-term option, so if you’re looking to own a commercial MFP long-term then your main options are to lease or buy.
Why choose one option over the other? Leasing is becoming an increasingly popular option for acquiring commercial office equipment, and for several good reasons. This article will go over the benefits of a printer lease, and why many customers are starting to lease instead of buy.
Looking to upgrade the performance of your copier in a hurry? Or perhaps thinking ahead toward boosting productivity in the new year? There is never a more affordable time to do so than during the end-of-year copier deals at Dean Office Solutions.
We have copier deals at the end of every year where customers have the opportunity to get gently used and reconditioned equipment at a considerable discount. As a business, we have an obligation to clear out inventory before the new year, which means you can get a real bargain.
Reconditioned equipment is always the most affordable option, and even more so during the holiday season. Speaking of the holiday season getting a multifunctional equipment during this time of year means you can start taking advantage of it right away.
Think about all the holiday cards you send out to your valued clients and customers every year. Now you can create and print professional looking cards right from your own office. Not only is that more convenient, it will save money compared to using a third-party printing company or buying your cards.
Here is a look at two of the top copier deals we have going on from now until the end of the year.
When it come to troubleshooting copier problems try to think of your copier as a computer.
What do you do when your computer starts acting up? Well, when all else fails, chances are you try turning it on and off.
I’m willing to bet that has solved most problems you’ve had with your computer— the same goes for copiers.
That’s right, of all the copier troubleshooting tips out there, the most effective thing to do is to simply turn the machine on and off.
More specifically, first turn off the machine then unplug it for a minute or two. Plug the machine back in and turn it on again.
This will fix most problems, especially when it comes to printing and scanning. Simply reset the device and go on with your day.
A scanner for large documents can be found on the majority of today’s commercial multifunctional machines.
Scanning legal size documents, otherwise known as 11×17 documents, can be accomplished by most modern multifunctional copiers. Almost all of the machines we sell have a scanner for large documents.
If you’re not sure whether the machine you have or are looking to purchase is capable of scanning legal-size documents then follow this rule of thumb.
Any multifunctional machine that can output 11×17 documents will also have a scanner for large documents. If you can output it, you can scan it. Plain and simple.
If you’re looking to scan something larger than 11×17 then you’re getting into a highly specialized territory. Machines that scan documents larger than legal size are called engineering copiers.
Do you frequently print large documents with multiple pages? Then you’re going to want to look into copiers that collate and staple.
Collating refers to gathering and arranging individual copies into an ordered sequence. Collating means creating consistent sets using multiple parts, which is why it’s a must-have feature if you print or copy multi-page documents.
These days we’re fortunate to have such a large selection of copiers that collate and staple. Years ago it wasn’t so easy.
Previously, copiers would output all of page one, then output all of page two, then output all of page three, and so on. If you wanted to arrange them in a numbered sequence you would need a separate machine that did collating after the fact.
Now, copiers that collate are the norm. Every copier we sell is built to do offset collating. That means there is nothing extra the user needs to do other than use the copy machine as they normally would.
Do not underestimate the importance of a copier lease cancellation letter. If you’re not sure what that is, then read on to learn how to avoid costing your business money you didn’t intend to spend.
It’s easy to assume that nothing needs to be done at the end of a lease, so one of the biggest mistakes customers make is not sending a copier lease termination letter to the leasing company.
Sometimes customers just forget, but at other times they’re never informed about cancellation letters when they first sign the lease.
Whatever the case may be, it doesn’t matter to the leasing company. All they care about is whether a letter was sent in or not.
Before inkjet printers, and long before laser printers, we had impact printers.
You might be surprised to know they’re still in active production, but I’ll get into that later.
These devices utilize a rudimentary form of printing that involves creating impact against an ink ribbon to transfer the ink onto paper. The ‘impact’ comes from either a hammer or needles.
To be sure, these types of printers are not used much anymore. They are still relevant though, because some of the largest vendors continue to manufacture them. On top of that, they earned their place in computing history.
In this article we will teach you more about what impact printers are and contrast them with the non-impact printers that are in most offices today.
Please be aware that Dean Office Solutions does not service or sell impact printers, this article is for informational purposes only.