Prevent a Paper Jam in Under 30 Seconds

  Paper jams do not happen often, but when they do, you are printing off an important document that is needed in a timely manner. Rather than kicking the printer into oblivion, try these known tips to help prevent paper jams.     1. Fanning The Paper during Humid Months 2. AVOID Fanning during Low Humidity Months or when Located in Arid Regions When humidity is low during dry winter months, it is usually best not to fan the paper because it can cause static electricity and in turn cause the pages to stick together making it difficult for the printer or copier to separate each page.   3. Check the Paper Path for Small Pieces of Paper or Obstructions If you have recently removed a paper jam, it’s possible a small piece of the jammed document is stuck in the machine. Inspect the paper path closely for any small pieces that could be left in the machine. We hope these tips will help you get out of a... read more

How to Resolve Common Printer Issues

Printers are taken for granted when they are working and are extremely inconvenient when they aren’t. Printing is something that should be reliable, but for some reason technology seems to create more problems than it solves sometimes. Many errors can be fixed easily, but you have to know what you are doing. Figuring out the problem on your own can save you a lot of time and potentially money. I think the following video does an acceptable job of explaining how to troubleshoot and solve common printer errors. Below I have listed the times to more easily navigate depending on the issue you are having. Troubleshooting Printer Problems: 0:50 Printing a Test Page: 2:25 Print Quality Check: 3:30 Common Printer Problems: 4:20 Identify Solutions: 5:45 “Out of Paper”: 7:00 “Lines or Smearing”: 7:55 “Error Codes”: 8:40 “No connectivity”: 9:40 “IP Address Issues”: 10:12 “Garbage Printout”: 10:40 Review: 11:10   If you have any further questions or need further service, feel free to contact us. We would be happy to... read more

8 Steps to Choose the Best Printer for your Needs

  I just need a printer that works when I want it to. There is a lot that goes into choosing the most efficient and cost effective printer for your specific needs. No one wants to overspend, but it can be equally as frustrating to buy a printer that can’t perform up to standard. Finding that middle ground, searching through countless reviews is time consuming and the specs all end up blending together. Below I’ve written steps to help guide you to your soul mate.   Steps: What operating system are you using? Make sure it is compatible with specified printer. (For example, Lexmark printers don’t support Linux) What kind of printer do you want? Does it need to be color, print fast, need scanner, have memory card reader, etc. What is your budget? Let’s be realistic. What features are important? Wifi or PictBridge capabilities, things essential to make this compatible to your needs. What do you need the printer to do? Is it for the occasional word document or web page, then an inexpensive laser printer would suffice. If you are going to be printing in quantity, that is a different story. If you want something that can do it all, a multi-function printer is where you need to be looking. Factors you may need to consider. Resolution Operating Cost Speed Size of printout and type of paper Post-Script Fonts Photo Quality Network Enabled Compatibility and Warrently Deciding if a Color Inkjet Printer is Right for you: If you are looking for high quality color photo output. Choose an inkjet based on the price of the replacement ink... read more

The Reality of Remanufactured Ink Cartridges

Finding the right ink for your printer can be a difficult task, especially among the variety of different online ink cartridge providers. Questions can range from: inkjet to laser, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to remanufacture. If you are one of the few familiar with printers you should have no problem, otherwise… here are some things you should consider when looking for your ink.   Remanufactured Ink Cartridges Advocates emphasize their green qualities, much using recycled plastic or cardboard. Buying remanufactured cartridges save upwards of 15 to 50 percent every order. This is because rather than competing with other name brand companies (HP, Lexmark, Brother, Dell), remanufacturers are setting their own prices. These cartridges are filled to capacity, whereas said OEM cartridges are usually not… less ink, more orders. However, quality of remanufactured cartridges may be inconsistent between different providers.   What to look for when purchasing remanufactured ink cartridges: Read customer reviews. In a world with Amazon.com, this should be a no brainer. Find the extent of warranty that is offered. If the cartridges shipped are not up to standard, it is important to know how long it is under warranty so money is not wasted…No, remanufactured toner cartridges will not void the warranty of your printer. Ask how the quality compares to its OEM counterpart. It is important they understand their cartridges forward and back, that means quality testing. Remanufactured cartridges will not damage your machine’s print head or cause depreciating print quality. Those are lies to get you to spend more for OEM products!     “TRUST... read more