Keep Software Updated
If there is one piece of advice we could give you when talking about printer maintenance, it’s UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE. When you install your printer software on your computer, it is not a one time only operation. As with all technology, the constant change makes it necessary for the occasional update to fix problems that […]
Toner doesn’t have to cost so much
So many IT managers out there don’t fully understand the cost of retail toner versus the savings associated with having a Managed Print Services agreement (MPS) and with prices on everything being so high these days we figured it’s important to talk about. Retail toner is often 30 to 40% higher with no Service Level […]
Got an error?
Pay Attention to All Messages on the Machine. If you see an error message, take time to read it and understand what the machine is reporting. Take a look at your machine’s manual and read the recommendations. Be aware that some are just maintenance codes indicating it’s time to service the device. If that is […]
Should we buy a used machine?
We get this question a lot and while the decision depends on the situation and budget, there are definitely things to consider when deciding whether or not to buy a used copier or MFP. One of the main benefits of purchasing a used machine is affordability. Used copy machines or MFPs are much less expensive […]
Three Ways to Improve Home Printer Security
I know we talk a lot about keeping your office’s printers secure, but it is just as important for your home machines as well. Many of us still work remote at least some of the time, making it critical to ensure your system is as safe as possible. What measures should you be aware of […]
Know the Lingo
There are tons of acronyms and terminology associated with copiers and MFPs that can leave you with you with a serious migraine. That’s where TBS comes in to help. We’re here to give you a leg up in the world of copier and printer terms. Knowledge is power. We want you to harness that power […]
What is cost per print and why is it important?
‘Cost per print’ is a term we like to use for how much it actually costs you, the consumer, to print a single page. If you are in charge of managing office supplies or printing budget, it is critical for you to know how much it costs to print one page of text or one page of graphics […]
How to Conduct a Print Assessment
More often than not, companies are unaware of how they can optimize their print environment and cut costs. That’s where a print assessment can help your company identify what print behavior may need to change. A print assessment will clarify where and why you are spending money. An assessment will provide information on the following: cost of […]
Tips to keep your printer running smoothly
Failing to properly take care of your multifunction printers can lead to unnecessary downtime, which in turn leads to unwanted stress and headaches for everyone in your office. The following five (5) tips will keep your multifunction printers running smoothly. Give your machine breathing room. If the hot air from the machine has nowhere to go […]
Steps to Cleaning your Multi-Function Printer
Cleaning your multi function printer is a great practice that will reduce germs and keep it functioning properly. We recommend that you add it to your weekly routine. Also, make sure a few people know how to correctly clean the machine so it’s not always left up to one person in the office. Here are […]