New Innovations from Canon Are Sure to Impress

Canon announced on September 17 that it is unveiling its newest product and adding to their already impressive digital imaging solutions line. The products are known as the PIXMA-PRO -10 and the PIXMA-PRO-100 and will be upgraded additions to the already well- established PIXMA-PRO-1. They are built with the same quality of design and output as the existing PIXMA-PRO-1, however, the new editions offer black and white printing like no one has ever seen. Canon has also improved the end-user compatibility of the workflow software and will be available with wireless capability and faster printing speeds.

So what does this all mean for the end-user? For one, it means that Canon is continuing to deliver quality products with innovation that is found nowhere else in the industry. It also means that they have an added feature referred to as PRO mode. This mode allows the device to map color gamut for unrivaled performance and balance of color. The color-printing mode has also been said to be able to make slight adjustments to the finished product that takes into consideration the characteristics of human perception. With these kinds of additions, many businesses will find it hard to resist upgrading to the new versions.

Major Printing Trends Coming your Way

Companies are always looking for ways to cut costs and breed efficiency in the office. Sometimes an internal audit of systems and how things are managed can offer valuable information and insight on how things can be improved. It is becoming an important trend to alleviate expense in unnecessary areas, especially in an age of digital solutions and services.

One area that companies may be taking a look at first is how they are handling their inter-office printing strategies. Firms realize that there is a ton of money to be saved by just cutting down on the amount of printing that is done in the office. The major trends seem to point to more of an electronic data filing and storing method that eliminates the need of superfluous printing.


Selling More Print Equipment in a Down Market

When the markets are up and businesses are free with budgets, selling virtually any product is very easy. When revenues and profits are up, it is easy for budgets to be free.

The challenge that every business has during a down market is to prove their worth in a way that allows clients to see the value in what they have to offer. Selling in a down market can be a real challenge when the most common objection heard by a sales rep is, “I am sorry, but we just can’t spend any money right now because of the economy.”


Missouri-based Company to Offer Award-Winning MFPs, Digital Presses, Printers, and Solutions

Springfield, MO and Ramsey, NJ – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) recently announced that Pearson-Kelly Office Products headquartered in Springfield, MO has become an authorized dealer partner of Konica Minolta. Pearson-Kelly now offers Konica Minolta’s complete line of award-winning office systems, digital presses, printers, as well as an extensive portfolio of document management and workflow solutions.

Pearson-Kelly is southwest Missouri’s premier document solutions source with over 25 years of experience. Since 1983, owner, Mike Kelly has provided office equipment to Missouri-based businesses. The company provides industry leading office products combined with support and services to address all of a customer’s office equipment and workflow needs. Pearson-Kelly uses a consultative approach to fully understand customer concerns and customize a complete office solution.

Multifunction Printers Can Give Your Office A Boost

Businesses are constantly evolving with the times. Everything from customer service down to a business' appearance and positioning change over time to better fit the market conditions. This shouldn't be any different for your printing practices. As your company and technology evolves, it only makes sense to segue into more efficient and effective printing methods for your business.

Every business out there is aware of multifunction devices now that combine printing, scanning, faxing and other office functions. What they may not know is how to fully utilize this technology to benefit their company's processes and save them time and money overall. Here are just a few of functions that can save your business:


Hidden Costs of Printing Part 2

As we mentioned in a previous post, there are many printing costs that aren’t apparent at first. Only once you've made your purchase and begun using the equipment do these expenses begin to show. Here are just a few more.

Repair costs on a $100 inkjet printer may never be a consideration, but as larger workgroup and departmental printers break, it is not as practical to simply replace those devices. Sometimes the repair is as simple as replacing a feed roller, sometimes it requires more work. You can have someone on staff repair the device, but without proper experience, it could actually cost you more in wages and opportunity costs than you realize. You might outsource that, but if your repair contract is in line, you may be paying far more for that repair than you should.


The Important Specs for Home Printers

When looking at buying printers and other office equipment, there are so many specifications that it can be difficult to sift through them all to find the important figures. Well let us help you out here. The specs below are the main ones you'll want to take into consideration when looking for printing equipment. While others will aid in your decision, these figures must be known before any purchase decision is made.

Auto Duplexing - A printer that can print on both sides of the paper automatically saves paper, time and money. If you plan to use significant volumes of prints, be sure that your printer has automatic duplex printing capabilities.


Hidden Costs of Printing Part 1

Even though an average of 2% of annual revenues are consumed with office printing, most companies have no idea how much they are spending to operate their fleet of laser printers. Most costs associated with printing go unaudited and most organizations spend far more in print reproduction than they realize.

Print reproduction is expensive. In fact, it might be more expensive than you realize. There are three key areas of cost in print reproduction. They are toner and supplies, maintenance and inefficiencies in printer usage.


Do Inkjet Cartridges Really Need Replaced?

Everyone has had that home printer that seems to miraculously run out of ink every other month even though you rarely use it. While this doesn't apply quite as fittingly to large scale office printers, smaller or home printers are affected by this continually. It can be difficult to tell how much ink you actually have left in the cartridges and how much you need to finish a printing job. It may seem like you just replaced the cartridge and somehow you are getting warnings flashing when you print something that cartridge ink is low.

It can also be incredibly frustrating to run out of ink half way through a print job and have to rush to cancel the rest so you don't get thirty off color copies. So what do you do? Is it best to replace the cartridge when prompted and not know how many more prints you would have gotten from that cartridge? On the other hand, do you keep using the old cartridge until you get streaky prints and end up having to reprint the document?


Printer Specs: What You Need to Know

If you are in the market for a printer, you know that there are so many options out there. There are various sizes, speeds, resolutions, shapes, colors… (list continues forever). With all of these options, what do you need to focus on to make sure you get the right printer for you? All you need is a machine that will spit out the documents on your computer and make them look pretty good. Well here are three important features to consider when concerning the quality of the documents you need to produce.

Monthly Duty Cycle: This number indicates how durable the printer is and how much print volume it can handle in a given month. A lower volume printer like the one you use in your home probably won't even have a monthly duty cycle number so if your print volume is very low, then don't even worry about it. Otherwise, when looking at the numbers, know that the monthly duty cycle number is often about 6-8 times what you should realistically expect the printer to be capable of printing in a month.



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