Globally, paper production has been on a downward trend since 2017, even with the world population continuing to rise. Why then would paper prices be on the rise?
Topics: Managed Print Services, Copier Service, Document Management, Office Equipment Buying Guide, Office Equipment Purchase, Office Equipment Criteria, Copier Paper, Printer Paper, digital documents, paper, print management
Like all industries, the medical services and healthcare industry was hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. As healthcare-oriented businesses struggle to return to normal, providers are turning to technology to help speed care and increase the quality of the patient experience.
Deciding to capitalize on the popularity of video, our talented First Touch Team is producing a video series called First Touch Answers as just another tool in our arsenal to help our customers do better business.
Topics: Copier Problems, Copier Issues, Copier Service, Customer Satisfaction, Ricoh Service, Office Equipment Purchase, Office Equipment Criteria, Copier Paper, Printer Paper, #MoreThanPrint, #heretohelp, Digital Signage, meter issues, Help Desk, first touch
It is true that printing in color is more expensive than printing black and white. While some IT departments will set print drivers to default to black and white (mono), others leave it set to Auto Color. Auto Color allows the device to read the images and determine if the page should be printed in color or mono. Therefore, proper conversion of images from color to black and white is critical.
Topics: Copier Problems, Copier Issues, Copier Service, Office Equipment Buying Guide, Office Equipment Purchase, Office Equipment Criteria, Copier Paper, Printer Paper, printing in color, meter issues, printing from publisher
A favorite culprit for paper jams is the actual paper. Nothing is more frustrating for both customers to hear and service technicians to say 'your paper is causing the issue'. It seems too simple but it really is a very easy issue to resolve.
No one gets more frustrated than when someone responds to this question with "It depends." Copier and printer pricing varies much like automobiles, because there are lots of options. We will try to make this answer as simple as possible.
Topics: Copier Pricing, Copier Issues, Copier Service, Net Promoter Score, Customer Satisfaction, Response Time, Customer Service Excellence, Good Service, Office Equipment Buying Guide, Office Equipment Purchase, Printer Pricing, Copier RFP, Office Equipment Criteria, Ricoh, Sharp, Xerox, Toshiba
We are asked quite frequently whether we recommend buying (outright purchase) or leasing the copiers, printers and all-in-one devices we provide to our customers.
As the name implies, inkjet copiers/printers use a liquid ink to produce an image. A laser copier uses a dry powder called toner to produce an image. These two materials are also applied to the media via different processes. The inkjet uses an array of micro nozzles to spray the ink onto the media where it dries. The laser process uses a series of static charges to transfer toner to the media and then applies heat to melt or fuse the toner to the surface of the media.
When we experience a paper jam, the copier or printer usually gets the blame, but there can be other suspects involved in this crime against productivity. It only requires a little investigation.
Our best customers are educated customers. We try to do our best to keep our customers educated by performing business reviews and regularly publishing blog posts and articles. We understand not everyone is internet savvy and therefore, we have also asked our Business Relationship Managers to print these articles and regularly distribute to our customers. This article is prompted from a recent discussion with one of our leasing partners and our leasing coordinator.
If a sales person does not ask you about something they specifically know could be an issue after the sale, is this a lie?
"Lying by omission, otherwise known as exclusionary detailing, is lying by either omitting certain facts or by failing to correct a misconception."