Local printer vs. network printer. Dedicated vs. shared printers.
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Local printer vs. network printer. Dedicated vs. shared printers.

It may seem obsolete to print information on paper, especially when business is increasingly dominated by cloud computing and file sharing. However, many industries still depend on printing to communicate with clients and coworkers. When it comes to printing, there are several options available to you. Choosing the appropriate type of equipment for your company…

The most common printer problems and how to fix them
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The most common printer problems and how to fix them

You buy new toner or a new cartridge, put it in your laser or inkjet printer, load the document on your computer and send a print command. Ideally, you should get paper with nicely printed text or images on it. It is easy to be optimistic, but what happens when things do not go as…

How to get more ink out of your cartridge
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How to get more ink out of your cartridge

Having an inkjet printer can really be expensive, but sometimes this is the best option for specific types of printing. A wise move to have savings while owning this printer is to fill it with compatible ink cartridges. Compatible ink cartridges are made by third party manufacturers who offer high quality printer supplies at an…

Soy ink. Soy-based inks and toner cartridges
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Soy ink. Soy-based inks and toner cartridges

The history of soybean cultivation dates back centuries. Soybeans were used by the Chinese for both medicine and food. They were cultivated by the Koreans, who ate them and allowed them to grow wild. In the 1st century, the Japanese created soy-based cheese tofu, and soy milk. In the year 1765, the beans were introduced…

Copier and printer consumables: toners, imaging units, drum units or fusers cost money too
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Copier and printer consumables: toners, imaging units, drum units or fusers cost money too

Mechanical parts vs consumable parts Printers and copy machines have both mechanical parts and consumable parts. Toner is an example of a consumable part. It is a supply that gets consumed when you use the copy machine or printer. Toner needs to be replaced fairly often depending upon your printer and copier usage. On the…

How to Run an Energy-Efficient Office
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How to Run an Energy-Efficient Office

Office buildings utilize an obscene amount of power. In fact, an average of 18% of office energy expenditure derives from office equipment alone.  Today’s office buildings have continued to grow in size and complexity for decades without any corresponding increase in energy efficiency. Building energy consumption is an irreversible trend, and it’s not like we…

Incompatible ink cartridge?
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Incompatible ink cartridge?

Besides buying a remanufactured ink cartridge, your two other options for replacement ink cartridges are OEM or compatible versions. OEM ink cartridges are the ones sold from the manufacturer advertised as being brand new. Compatible cartridges are just that, compatible. These are replacements that duplicate the OEMs for a fraction of the original cost. “Razor…