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3 Ways Printers are Stealing Your Organizations Soul

January 30th, 2023 by Kevin Box

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Those little benign printers in the corner of your office are huge money pits ready to steal your organizational soul at a moment’s notice. OK, I’m sorry my post-holiday, stressed out self, went a little overboard. However, that statement...

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Posted in: Managed Print Services

OEM vs. non-OEM Toners - Which One Should You Choose?

December 12th, 2022 by Kevin Box

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There's a litany of ways to describe distinct types of toners: OEM, genuine, compatible, generic, remanufactured, refilled cartridges - the list goes on. However, have you ever determined which type is the best one to use? We will explore some of the...

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Posted in: Managed Print Services

Why Are Toner Prices So Outrageous?

September 12th, 2022 by Kevin Box

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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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Things to Look for When Buying a Copier or Printer

January 17th, 2022 by Function4

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Are you thinking of buying a new printer or copier for your business? Need to make an upgrade right away in the fastest time? Then make sure to read this post first as we share with you some of the most crucial things to consider when buying a copier...

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Posted in: Document Management, Business Technology

6 Minutes Will Save Your Organization Thousands on the Cost of Toner

August 30th, 2021 by Kevin Box

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When it comes to your printer fleet, having more visibility to performance is critical. Knowing how much volume each printer is producing is valuable. Getting automatic toner fulfillment is more productive and efficient than having an employee order...

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Posted in: Document Management

Business Class Inkjet

December 22nd, 2020 by Paul Perez

RISO ComColor® GD Inkjet Printers | Pitney Bowes

In previous blogs, we touched on new developments in Inkjet technology from a high-level macro perspective. Now that business class inkjet has had some time to carve out its niche, we felt it necessary to dive into it a little more precisely. (We will...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Toner vs Ink: Which is Better?

September 3rd, 2020 by Kevin Box / Trent Tate


Many who work in Corporate Procurement and Information Technology understand the differences between Toner and Ink in relation to printing, however not everyone understands the nuances between each and the impact it can have on your bottom line. Our...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Production Inkjet

September 2nd, 2020 by Paul Perez


Ink has recently roared back into the mainstream printing space with virtually all print manufacturers releasing some form of an inkjet printer. The “Inkjet is the future” message is plastered all over print publication websites and has inkjet touted...

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Posted in: Business Technology

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