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Articles by Function4

What Type of Label Printer Is Right For your Organization?

September 25th, 2022 by Jason Andrews

Label printer.

My customers often call me inquiring about label printing, and one of the first questions I typically ask them is: "Will you be using a direct thermal or a thermal transfer printer?" Most inexperienced users have no idea what the difference...

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Posted in: Managed Print Services

Why Are Toner Prices So Outrageous?

September 12th, 2022 by Kevin Box

Different colors of toner

Did you know that toner is the eighth most expensive liquid in the world according to According to a list published on the site, toner is just behind the cost of Insulin and Mercury at $2,700 per gallon. Most organizations buy HP...

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Posted in: Managed Print Services

6 Ways to Ensure Your Printer Fleet is Hack Proof

August 29th, 2022 by Kevin Box

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Your organization is continuously creating confidential, valuable data that's critical to it running optimally and efficiently in real-time. And you're probably using multiple security methods–including authentication, encryption, and monitoring–to...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity, Managed Print Services

What Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Reveals About Disposable Printers

August 24th, 2022 by Kevin Box

A report showing pie charts sitting in a white printer tray

My father was a small-town Justice of the Peace in rural Louisiana and if you ever opened the closet in his office, you would find his black robe on the left, crammed against the side of the closet and the rest of the closet occupied by stacks of...

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Posted in: Managed Print Services

MPS and Print Management Insights

August 15th, 2022 by Kevin Box

Print Management Insights - Powered by Function4

Insights in the Managed Print Services and Print Management Software Space Over the last two plus years, the Print Management industry has been hit hard by a global pandemic, supply chain issues, and a lack of hardware inventory due to chip shortages....

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The High Costs of Toner Got You Down?

August 8th, 2022 by Kevin Box

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Why Buying Retail Toner Is Insane, and Other Reasons to Have a Managed Print Services Agreement in Place In past discussions with organizations, I've come across a great deal of IT Managers and Administrators who often fail to fully understand...

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Posted in: Managed Print Services

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