Lasers Resource is growing and we have run out of room at our office. You know what that means? It’s time for a new office!
Color is one of those amazing things that is used constantly in our daily lives, not only for pleasure, but also for survival instincts:
- See a red can and know it’s Coke
- Notice the blue/green tint to the sky and know a bad storm or tornado is coming
- Being subconsciously attracted to people in blue
- Learning as a kid that “Red meets black, alright Jack – Black meets red, good as dead” or something along those lines for snakes
Color can be used to persuade thinking, soothe someone that is worked up, and even affect your energy consumption.
Printers use to be easy things. You slap one down on the desk, take your USB (or for you true troopers, your serial cable), plug it in and you’re good to go. Then, things had to get complicated. What once was simple “plug and play” has now become a tangle or network settings and, “The printer that I want isn’t listed.” I am here to tell you how to navigate this stickler and install your own printer.
Hackers are bolder than ever these days. Even Netflix shows aren’t safe from their evil, money demanding clutches. The worst part is, they don’t just get into your system in the classic ways, email and image attachments; now they attack you through things that use to be safe like your HVAC and POS systems. Well, believe it or not, your printers and copiers are a BIG target for these attackers. Make sure to protect your system from image device related hacks with these 5 tips.
Ink and toner are expensive. Just walk into any retail store like Staples or Best Buy and take a stroll down the toner aisle and you’ll see. If you have a managed print service (MPS) contract in place, that toner doesn’t belong to you, which can be a good thing, but also costly if that toner finds its way into limbo after delivery to your office. Since the MPS partner provided you with the toner you needed, a replacement cartridge is coming out of your pocket if, by some means, the original one gets lost, which happens more often than you may think.
Here you sit, at the office. Your department just shelled out a bunch of money for that large, new copier, yet you can’t seem to get the darn thing to work. You know there is a hole punch in this thing somewhere, yet it never punches any holes. The new copier may be actually fine; the problem may be that you’re not configuring the print driver correctly.
There is all sorts of paper. Newspaper, office paper and some paper who's job I wouldn't wish on anyone.
Did you know that print quality and the number of paper jams in your printer can be linked back to what kind of paper you use? You probably answered “yes”, but I am talking about more issues than just buying paper from the bargain bin.
Believe it or not, temperature and humidity can affect your paper and change the way that the end print looks. Scary thought for us here in West Michigan, where the weather can change faster than a teenager’s mood.
Sometimes, relationships end. This includes business relationships. Believe it or not, it is not always the easiest to get out of things like maintenance contracts and lease agreements. We want to make sure that you know the steps to take when you are ending a managed print service (MPS) agreement or switching partners.
If you are currently without a managed print service (MPS) partner and looking for one or are about to switch to a new MPS partner, there are a few things you need to know and have prepared. When starting with a new MPS partner, you will go through the normal practices: assessment, proposal, execution. It’s better to bring things to the MPS providers attention rather than waiting for them to ask.