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

copier and printer consumables

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 … Read more

How to Run an Energy-Efficient Office

Energy-efficient offices

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 … Read more

Is there a printer that prints and cuts?

Print and cut machines

The printing and cutting processes have traditionally been viewed as two separate components of the production process, with the initial printing taking place on one machine and the jobs then moving on to be cut and finished. Nowadays, if you do a lot of photo printing you will want to get a professional type printer … Read more

Incompatible ink cartridge?

Compatible ink cartridges

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 … Read more

How to fix an ink cartridge that is dried out?

Fix dried out printer cartridge

If you have an inkjet printer, chances are you’ve experienced some problem with it at some point. Usually, it’s just a minor annoyance; the printer doesn’t turn on, there’s no ink, or it just won’t start printing. Usually, these problems are easy enough to fix, but sometimes, they are caused by more severe issues. The … Read more