Laser Printer Maintenance TipsIt is one of the most frustrating and irritating things that can happen to you when you’re working, but the costs for laser printer repair can often be a bitterer blow than the immediate frustration, so here are a few tips to save money.One of the most important things that you can do to help reduce your expenses when it comes to laser printer repair is to make sure that you are maintaining your printer properly. Firstly, in terms of the ink you are using, whilst it isn’t necessary to use the printer maker’s own toner, making sure the toner you use is of high enough quality so that it doesn’t cause clogs or any problems for the machine itself.You also need to make sure that the printer isn’t kept constantly on, as this will contribute to problems with the printer overheating, and will cause the parts to degrade more quickly. Also, try and ensure the printer is dusted regularly, and avoid having dust and dirt accumulate in the printer, which can affect its operation and cooling, which again leads to the parts wearing out more quickly.In terms of looking for laser printer repair, once your printer has started exhibiting problems, looking online and browsing prices and reviews for repairers can often be the best way to try and separate the wheat from the chaff, and see which ones really can deliver on their promises, and which ones will store up problems for the future.If you are a business customer who has a larger number of printers to maintain, which are often in high usage, then consider whether there is a provider that can offer you a service contract at a good rate, which will allow you to budget for the expense better, and help prevent unpleasant surprises if more than one printer has a problem at the same time.You may also want to consider looking online for solutions if you think that it may be an easily rectifiable problem, and there are step-by-step videos and guides which might be able to save money on the laser printer repair.Also, however tempting it is to buy the cheapest ink available, try and make sure you have high quality ink that will not be as susceptible to clotting within the inner workings of your printer, and cause damage which can often lead to spiraling laser printer repair expenditure.
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XEROX • CANON • BROTHER • HP • KYOCERA • RICOH • KONICA MINOLTA • COPYSTAR • SAMSUNG • SHARP • MOST OTHER MAJOR BRANDSIf you’re going to buy a copy machine, you may have heard a lot of different terms thrown around, like new, used, remanufactured, and refurbished. Not knowing the difference between these terms can dramatically affect how much you pay for your copier. Read on to learn the difference between a refurbished copier and a used copier.NewYou probably know this one already, but a new copier is brand new, and comes directly from an authorized channel, like a dealer. The phrase “authorized channel” sounds pretty fancy, but all it really means is that the manufacturer’s representative receives commission on the sale. Just like a new car, new copiers lose a lot of value as soon as they “leave the lot.” Generally if you want a brand new copier, your best and most inexpensive option is through a copier leasing program rather than outright buying it.RefurbishedRefurbished copy machines have been audited, cleaned, tested, and updated by a third party (not the manufacturer). Most refurbished copiers have been used less than three months as rated by their respective manufacturer’s recommended monthly usage tables, and come with a “same as brand new” warranty. Best of all, these copiers are sold at discount levels up to 75% off MSRP. If you choose this option, just make sure that the company you buy from as a good reputation and an A-rating with the Better Business Bureau.RemanufacturedManufacturers sell refurbished copiers too, but they like to call them remanufactured, which means the copy machine was refurbished by the manufacturer itself and not a third party. Remanufacturing means that the manufacturer tested and updated the equipment. As with the refurbished copiers, these copy machines are usually have less than three months of use, and have been acquired from off-lease contracts, sales demos, short term rentals and/or corporate downsizingUsedUsed generally refers to a copy machine that is being sold without any repairs, updates, cleaning and limited testing. When you see a copier sold as used, without a warranty, most likely you’re getting it “as-is” and should be aware of the risk you are taking. Some unscrupulous companies might sell copy machines as “used” that should actually be sold for parts.For the best deal on a copy machine for your business or office, your best choice may be a remanufactured or refurbished copier that comes with a warranty. That way you are spending a lot less money while still benefiting from the protection of a warranty.