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Copier & Printer Sales – We feature a full line of digital copiers/printers, multifunctional printers, document management solutions from top brands, such as Konica Minolta, Ricoh, HP, Kyocera, Xerox and more. We also offer reconditioned, used, repossessed and refurbished copy machines. We are proudly celebrating our 30th year in business, and have helped thousands of customers with all their business machine needs. Contact us today, we are standing by and ready to assist you.

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Copy machine Service Iowa

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How Long Will a Laser Printer, Copier Toner Cartridges Last?

When buying for a small business, it is necessary to find affordable and functional office equipment. Developing enterprises do not have extensive budgets for top of the line machinery. Here are three considerations to keep in mind when choosing between inkjet or laser printer copiers for your small business.CostMost likely, pricing is the tipping point between the two systems. While an inkjet is initially cheaper, in the long run, the cost of cartridges can really add up. Some provider companies do not earn much on the unit. In turn, they increase the price of ink cartridges to maximize profits. Many inkjet systems require different cartridges for each color, which can really increase regular maintenance costs.A laser printer copier, on the contrary, will initially cost more, but have more affordable ink prices. Most of these are monochrome, meaning only black-and-white copies, so there are not multiple cartridges to replace. Typically, units that do have a color option only use a single color cartridge. There is less to buy and replace with this option.Different NeedsAn efficient office needs hardware suited for its specific needs. If your company is printing out reports, manuals, or other documents that are made up mainly of words with little to no graphics, then a laser printer copier is the way to go. These systems print crisp, clear text quicker than traditional inkjet. While they are traditionally not as good at doing photos or graphics, newer models are making strides to improve image quality.For printing photos or documentation with heavy graphics, an inkjet is the way to go. These systems produce flawless images with an unmatched quality when compared to competing systems.Speed and Two-Sided PrintingIf speed is central to your business, then avoid an inkjet. This system pounds each dot of ink into the page, creating a rich image at the expense of speed.In addition, a laser printer copier has superior paper handling options. Most of these models can hold up to 250 sheets in the main tray and frequently have a second tray for additional paper. Many allow duplex (two-sided) printing, which, in the end, can save companies time and money.When choosing between a laser printer copier and an inkjet copier, remember to consider your small business budget, production needs, and functional needs. These considerations will help you find the best match for your budget and small business. Multi function printer Rent

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COPIERS PRINTER SALES • LEASE • RENT

Copier & Printer Sales – We feature a full line of digital copiers/printers, multifunctional printers, document management solutions from top brands, such as Konica Minolta, Ricoh, HP, Kyocera, Xerox and more. We also offer reconditioned, used, repossessed and refurbished copy machines. We are proudly celebrating our 30th year in business, and have helped thousands of customers with all their business machine needs. Contact us today, we are standing by and ready to assist you.

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Copier Repair Iowa

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Copier Toner - Selecting The Right One For Your Machine

Cost is an important fac­tor for any business or school evaluating their print strategy. It is often tempting to go with the cheapest option initially, but, to find the total cost of ownership, possible savings need to be weighed up against user convenience, speed of printing, versatility and reliability.Cost effectiveness Cost effectiveness is better evaluated in two sections: initial cost to purchase the equipment and ongoing running cost. Undoubtedly a desktop printer will most likely be cheaper to purchase initially than a large photocopier. However, factors such as life-span, how many devices are needed, consumables cost and cost per print need evaluation to find a total running cost. Photocopiers can also be leased, which can spread their cost over time. It is important to remember that, just as over using a number of printers can­ be expensive, so too can be under using a photocopier.Convenience Ideally, printers a­nd photocopiers need to be conveniently positioned and easily accessible to all users. Clearly a desktop printer within arm's reach is more convenient than having to collect prints from a photocopier positioned in a central position. However, being forced to collect prints from a less conveniently positioned photocopier could encourage users to think more carefully before printing, reducing wasteful prints. Investigating which devices handle the most printing can help develop an overall print strategy. A print audit will deliver a detailed analysis of the number of prints sent to each device. These figures not only show which devices are the most cost effective but also help to pin point the best position for the photocopier to stand a­ccording to the office areas that carry out the most printing.Speed Information about how many pages a printer or photocopier can print per minute is usually readily available and easily comparable. A multifunctional photocopier that has replaced several desktop printers will have to have a relatively high print speed to compensate for the increased number of users printing to a single device.Versatility The importance of versatility really depends on individual business needs. Photocopiers can achieve a large number of different functions, giving businesses the opportunity to centralize not only their printing but also their scanning, faxing and sending.Reliability Depending on their initial price, most desktop printers are not built to last more than a couple of years, which is partly why most people simply choose to replace any broken printers rather than having them repaired. Most businesses have a photocopier service agreement for large devices, meaning that a service engineer can be called out for any problems. Replacing a printer every time it breaks can cause costs to spiral out of control, especially if the device is over used.­There are several factors to consider when deciding whether to centralize printing with one large multifunctional device, but evaluating whether or not this is viable is one step towards developing an effective print strategy and gaining control of print costs.­ Kyocera Copystar Printer Rental

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COPIERS PRINTER SALES • LEASE • RENT

Copier & Printer Sales – We feature a full line of digital copiers/printers, multifunctional printers, document management solutions from top brands, such as Konica Minolta, Ricoh, HP, Kyocera, Xerox and more. We also offer reconditioned, used, repossessed and refurbished copy machines. We are proudly celebrating our 30th year in business, and have helped thousands of customers with all their business machine needs. Contact us today, we are standing by and ready to assist you.

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Copy machine Rental Iowa

Printer Repair

New Generation Copiers

So you need ten sets of a fifty page document for this mornings meeting. It's 8:30AM and your meeting is at 9:00AM. You begin with your project and the copier jams. You clear the jam but it keeps jamming! It's not pulling in the paper. Sure you can call the repair person, but you need the copies now! There's nothing you can do, or is there?All office equipment that feeds paper has a component inside that pulls the paper out of the paper tray and into the machine. Most are made out of rubber and just like the tires on your car they wear out. When a roller is worn and dirty they will cause paper jams. The purpose of this article is to show you how you can clean or rejuvenate the rollers long enough for you to complete your job and have your repair person come out and fix it properly.Alternative solutionsWhen your machine is jamming, first locate where the paper is jamming. Which paper tray? Is it tray 1 or tray 2? Also which size is jamming? On machines that have more than one paper tray you can switch paper trays and then you can skip cleaning the rollers. Make sure when you change cassettes that the copier registers the correct size. The machine will think it is a different size and it will jam. The sensors are set for a specific timing and it will know the difference in length from letter size and legal size. I also would try using the bypass tray or manual feed tray if so equipped. This will get you up and running quicker than cleaning the rollers.Determining if the rollers are the problem:If you need the specific tray to be functional we will get busy with the repair.First make a single copy in the tray that is jamming. By doing this you are determining where the paper is jamming. If it is jamming in the exit for instance, you have another problem. If it is jamming in the center of the machine, again it is a different problem. But if it jams at the cassette or paper tray area the next step is removing the paper tray. Shine your flashlight into the paper feed area and see if there are any pieces of paper torn off inside or something blocking the paper path. Now that you have ruled out a blocked paper path, you can clean the feed roller(s).Tools Required:Flashlight, strong cotton towel (so it will not rip off in the machine), WD-40 or Rubber roller rejuvenator. Note: Never use alcohol to clean rollers. It dries out the tread and the remaining tread will get ripped off and then it still will not feed. Use WD-40 it works great!Cleaning the rollers:Shine your flashlight into the paper feed area and locate the rubber rollers that feed the paper in. Grab your towel and saturate it with cleaning fluid. This can be WD-40 or your favorite roller rejuvenator. Start by cleaning the roller and spinning it all the way around not missing any of the surfaces of the roller. Then go over it again with the dry part of the towel. As I said there are many different types. Some have a set of three rollers. One Pre-feed roller, this pushes the paper into the other rollers. One feed roller and one separation roller. Others have a half moon style. These are harder to clean because they have a clutch system that keeps it at home position when not feeding.WARNING: If you try and turn these to clean them you will damage the clutch mechanism! There are two ways you can clean these types. First you can actuate the clutch by pushing down on the solenoid or release lever. This sometimes can be hard to get to. You can also start the copy process and shut off the machine exactly when the feed roller engages. This takes some patience and practice but it is better than damaging the clutch. Once you get it where you can clean the roller repeat the procedure above.Some alternatives to replacing feed rollers: There is a material called feed roller tape. I have used it when I didn't have the right roller in my car stock. It works with some styles mainly half moon styles. Just peel off the adhesive and wrap it around the worn roller surface. They also have some that stretch over the old rollers. I have never used this but I have been told it will get you up and running. On old copiers or printers that you can no longer get parts for you can apply clear silicon on the feed surface and let it dry twenty four hours. It works but I am inclined to use the real thing. You can also use generic rollers manufactured for almost all equipment. I have mixed feeling about these because I have had to go back and change them again later. For the best repair I use genuine OEM feed rollers. They are still inexpensive and they will last you longer and you will have fewer headaches.Feed RollersThere are many types of rollers and feed systems. Here are some common feed rollers with their part numbers. Rollers will normally come in a maintenance kit but they may need to be replaced approximately half way through the maintenance kit cycle.HP LJ-4000 laser printerFeed RollersRG5-2651-000CN x 2Note: These are very easily replaced. Just unsnap them and replace them with the new roller.Toshiba E-Studio 350/450 Photocopier Paper Feed Rollers 44201807000 x2, 4400669910Note: These take a little more work. First you need to remove the paper feed assembly and then you can get to the clips that hold them on.I hope this has helped you complete your print or copy job. Please remember that this article is just a quick fix and not a long term solution. Be sure and call your repair person to fix it correctly. Copy Machine Repair

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COPIERS PRINTER SALES • LEASE • RENT

Copier & Printer Sales – We feature a full line of digital copiers/printers, multifunctional printers, document management solutions from top brands, such as Konica Minolta, Ricoh, HP, Kyocera, Xerox and more. We also offer reconditioned, used, repossessed and refurbished copy machines. We are proudly celebrating our 30th year in business, and have helped thousands of customers with all their business machine needs. Contact us today, we are standing by and ready to assist you.

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Printer Service Iowa

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eBay, Craigslist - USED - The Answer to Inexpensive Office Equipment?

In the era of a "down economy" many companies are searching every avenue to save money. Some companies have tried to go the route of used equipment. Buying from Craigslist, Ebay, Lease returns and other used equipment sources. does it save money? or Is it as costly or more costly as new?Over the years I have seen used equipment purchased in many environments. Frankly the results have been mixed. Sometimes, companies have found a great fit that was a great savings for them. More often, I have found companies disappointed. The savings have either not been what they expected and some times a direct loss.Over the years one of the greatest mistakes I have seen with the purchase of used equipment is improper shipping. A number of years back, one customer called for help with a folder inserter they had bought from a few states away. The seller had boxed the 70+ pound machine in a heavy duty box with Styrofoam popcorn. Now, popcorn is an OK packing material for light weight product. Unfortunately, it is not adequate for what is in essence a 70 lb brick. Needless to the machine did not arrive in an operational mode. The frame was bent and need serious repair and replacement parts before the machine would work. Another customer called us for help with an address printer. The printer was so bent it could not be repaired. A few years back, I thought I had found a "DEAL" at a lease return house that I could resell at a great profit. Unfortunately, the machine had an electrical glitch that would have cost $1,000's to repair (more than the machine was worth).Two years ago I was working with a time share resale company to acquire an addressing machine. They decided instead to purchase a machine from eBay. The machine worked but not so well. After using that machine for six months and then trying another used machine, they finally purchased a new machine. Shortly after delivering and installing the machine I received a text from one of the principals, "Homer, I'm in love." was the response. They were able to increase their productivity from 4,000 to 6,000 pieces per hour to nearly 20,000 pieces per hour (oh, and achieve a better approval rate from the United States Postal Service (i.e. less postage $$)).In another setting, a company leased a used copier because they felt they would save dollars because it was a used copier.  In the end, they are spending more money for the used copier and are receiving less utility.  The used copier, was slower, higher supply costs and not the same quality of print they would have received with a new unit.So the moral of the story, Used equipment might save you money. But, if your going to purchase used equipment make certain you have a company that can service your equipment. It is not IF you will need service but how often you will need it. It may look inexpensive at the outset but it may just be cheap. Unfortunately cheap, frequently means more expensive.Also, don't be afraid to look at new equipment. Many manufacturers are putting together promos and lease packages that make New Equipment actually less expensive. They are motivated to move the gear out of their showrooms and warehouses. So ASK. Make sure you have "right-sized" your equipment. With all of the changes in our world, you may not need as large of a machine as you once did. Then again, maybe you do. Take a look, either way, having the right equipment will be budget saving in the end.Look for new equipment that fits your budget. Equipment that you know the history of, Equipment with a warranty, Equipment that has someone who will support you in accomplishing your mission with the equipment. Multi function printer Rent

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COPIERS PRINTER SALES • LEASE • RENT

Copier & Printer Sales – We feature a full line of digital copiers/printers, multifunctional printers, document management solutions from top brands, such as Konica Minolta, Ricoh, HP, Kyocera, Xerox and more. We also offer reconditioned, used, repossessed and refurbished copy machines. We are proudly celebrating our 30th year in business, and have helped thousands of customers with all their business machine needs. Contact us today, we are standing by and ready to assist you.

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Copier Rentals Iowa

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Top 9 Office Products You Need to Start Your Business: From a Kyocera Copier to a Whiteboard

What Do I Need in a Printer Copier?This can be a difficult decision to make because you need to know things like workloads, and duty cycles. But you can lean all about these things by going turning to the internet and doing some research on a printer copier. It's important to learn how a printer copier will work and how it can benefit you.Once you know the employees in the workplace or company will use the new office equipment, you can begin to compare specs between different brands on the internet. It's always a good idea to compare a few different brands at the same time to get an idea of prices and features they offer.What you should look for is a brand that stays within your budget and will also get you all of the features you want. Also make sure it performs that way you need it to. If you have a fifty cent budget, don't expect anything high quality. Your best bet is to wait until your budget is a bit higher to ensure you get a better printer copier.Network Ready Is your printer copier going to be used by more than one person in the office? The best way to achieve this goal is to put the machine on your local area network, and give access to the people who use it the most. This solves the problem of having people leave their work area constantly to print, or copy items.Wherever you choose to buy your printer copier, be sure to ask about ease of installation on your network. You don't need your network people taking all day trying to figure out a complicated setup for a new piece of equipment. This takes away valuable time of your network technicians.Space SaverTypically the multifunction units are quite compact when compared to other office equipment. They can normally be setup in a small cubical, or storage space. This makes them ideal for small work places. They can usually sit on a desk or a shelf. They aren*t big pieces of equipment and don*t require a lot of space.Fewer parts breaking means they will save you time when it comes to repairing them. This will save your company some money and every company, owner or boss likes to hear the words *money saver*. If your office isn't a place that will demand anything extreme out of this equipment, it will do everything you need it to.Performance * 20 Copies Per Minute * First Copy Out at 8 Seconds * 600 dpi Image Resolution * Scan Once Print Many * Printing Speed: 15ppm * Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi * Standard Full Color Scanning: 50 - 9600 dpiFeatures* Single 250-Sheet Cassette * 50-Sheet Bypass Tray * GDI Printing * Full Color Scanning * SRU (Service Replaceable Unit) * 2 in 1 * Auto Exposure * Toner Save ModeWhen you think about buying a new printer copier or scanner for your business or home office, taking suggestions from different resources can lead you to making the best decision. Getting the right printer copier for your business is not that far away. Multi function printer Rent

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