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Color Laser Multifunction Comparison

Comparing printers can seem like comparing apples and oranges: How do you select features? How do you figure out the true costs? Every manufacturer has a different style of specification pages. Many manufacturers make it nearly impossible to find key features. Figuring out the costs can be really complicated. We’re here to make this easy…
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Separate Devices or Multifunction?

In the old days, printers, scanners, copiers and fax machines were 4 separate devices. But for many years it has been easy – and inexpensive – to get one machine that cna do it all. But should you? Let’s look at some of the differences, advantages and disadvantages of each type of machine. What Do…
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Toner and Ink Alternatives

Cartridges Cost a LOT One of the biggest costs in computer printing – often far greater than paper and the cost of the printer itself – is toner (for laser printers) or ink (for inkjet printers). Manufacturers are heading to the razor and blades model – sell the printer cheap and make money on the…
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Why PDF?

Everyone has heard of PDF – the Adobe Portable Document Format. But what is a PDF file, why are PDF files so popular, and how does that affect choosing the right printer? What is a PDF file? A PDF file is a document format created by Adobe that can include text, images, fonts and other…
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Scanning in the Fast Lane

One of the most useful office machines today is the multi-function machine, which is either a printer/scanner/copier or a printer/scanner/copier/fax. The scanning and copying can use a flat bed or an automatic document feeder (ADF). Almost all machines include a flat bed, which is great for scanning original pictures, books, newspapers, magazines and any other…
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Printer TCO – Cost per Page and more

For most people buying a printer, whether for business or personal use, cost is a factor. Unlike buying a new car, where the cost of the car is typically a much bigger factor in total cost of ownership than gas mileage, with a printer the consumables cost (ink or toner and other items) is often…
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Connecting Your Printer

Most printers are connected using USB, Wired Network or Wireless (WiFi) Network. There are some other current options such as Bluetooth or NFC (near-field communication) and some older connections (serial, parallel) but for most people with most printers it will be USB, wired network or wireless network. Many printers include all 3 options, so what…
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