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How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck When Buying Toner
How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck When Buying Toner

If you’re looking to save money on toner, there are several factors you should consider. Determining what the best bang for your buck is regarding toner may not be as simple as you think. It’s really a question that begins with what kind of machine you are looking for in your business and how often it will be used. 

When choosing this type of office equipment, it’s important to factor in the cost savings and peace of mind that a managed services contract would provide. 


Managed Print Services
is a program offered by print providers that provides a customized solution for all aspects of your company’s printing needs at an affordable fixed price. With a managed services plan, you typically receive:

High quality compatible or name brand toner 
Automatic toner shipments on an as needed basis
Quick response time for repairs
First-rate service 
Worry-free monitoring of your machine 

“It isn’t always about the price. Points to consider are product warranties and return policies. While there is always going to be a cheaper source, dealing with someone local who guarantees their product removes the worry about guessing if you will receive a quality product when you by a compatible brand toner. Always buy from a reputable source.“ 
– Teryn Colvin, Document Solutions Architect and Project Manager at BIS Office Systems.

Our experts advise customers to evaluate: 

Can you get by with just black and white? Do you need to invest in color printing? 

What is your company’s expected print volume?

You want to ensure you’re getting a machine that can match your needs.

Devices often quote a monthly maximum number of prints the machine can handle per month. If possible calculate the number of prints per employee for the office and ensure the device is capable of meeting those demands.

Owning or leasing an in-house copier is far more cost-effective than outsourcing your copying needs. In fact, total savings can exceed $9,200! That breaks down to $0.40 per page in-house versus $1.60 per page outsourced for the same job. That makes owning or leasing a no-brainer. So which model should you choose?

In order to choose the right copier or printer for your business, you need to know your options. These devices typically fall into four categories:

1. Black and White Copiers.

These copiers are typically the most inexpensive, and they save on the costlier consumables, like toner cartridges, required by color copiers. They also offer more bare bones technology, usually focusing on straightforward copying, faxing and scanning. They offer print speeds of 30 to 140 pages per minute (ppm), paper capacities of 100 sheets in the tray and 440 in the cassette. Costs range from $2,300 to $16,000 or higher.

2. Color Copiers.

These models offer high-resolution reproductions of a wide range of source material. They are commonly used to create multicolor brochures, pamphlets and presentations, with resolutions ranging from 600 x 600 dpi to 2,400 x 600 dpi. Print speeds average 40 to 90 ppm, with paper capacities that start around 1,000 sheets in the tray and may also include 500 to 1,500 additional sheets in a backup cassette. Costs start at around $23,000 to $33,000 for midrange models and can exceed $50,000 depending on features.

3. All-In-One Copiers (AIO).

These copiers are essentially desktop models, but they make be multifunctional as well. They typically include only basic functionalities like print, scan and fax. Resolutions range from 300 x 300 dpi to 1,200 x 600 dpi, and output speeds range from 19 to 30 ppm. They are normally priced between $150 for basic models and $600 for high-end models.

4. Multifunctional Printer (MFP).

These are quickly becoming the most popular models among businesses of all sizes. By providing a wide range of communication technologies, they eliminate unnecessary equipment and labor. All models typically include print, scan and fax options. However, the levels of quality and finishing required can make them vastly different. 


Whether you choose an all-in-one system to lease or you buy outright your office equipment from us, you can rest assured that we stand by our compatible brand of toner 100% with satisfaction guaranteed.  Our toner cartridges are manufactured to the industry’s highest standards, meeting or exceeding OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) yield and print quality. 

 

Make the switch today risk-free. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, we’ll refund your money – no questions asked.  

BIS Office Systems is only a call away for your free cost-savings quote at 251-476-3113.


Ask the Expert - Part 5

Listen to Uncle Henry and the BIS Office Systems' team discuss cost-savings on your office equipment on this month's Ask the Expert. 

 

During this segment, we discuss:

  • Print management & how it can save you money
  • Cost savings & how we avoid gotchas
  • Cost of ownership
  • Copier security
  • Printing with color
  • And more!

Ask the Expert: April 2016
Ask the Expert: April 2016

Listen to the Uncle Henry Show's Ask the Expert live from our grand opening celebration! You'll learn about our team members and different vendors like Copystar, Kyocera and Canon. 

 

 


How to be efficient in the workplace with your copier and printer
How to be efficient in the workplace with your copier and printer

In today’s business world, printing and copying documents for meetings, presentations, filing and general office use is ingrained in the everyday workflow of an office. what would you do without an office printer and copier? that’s tough to imagine.


That’s why office equipment companies, such as Kyocera, have built their business around making your business more efficient and productive. With the latest technologies, your office printer and copiers can make print-related tasks simpler and easier for all employees. Just recently, Kyocera launched copier and printer apps that let users easily scan and print documents straight from their mobile devices to their office printer.

 

Mobile print is the newest technology that gives you a number of functions to help you print and copy wirelessly on any mobile device. You can also scan documents and upload them straight to your mobile device as well. If you don’t have Mobile Print installed on your copier and phone, you’re making your work life harder than it needs to be.

 

But Mobile Print isn’t the only way you can be efficient at work with your copier and printer. As a Total Document Solutions Provider, BIS Office Systems helps businesses lower costs with their office equipment, maximizes printer and copying tasks by providing quality and efficient equipment, makes sure your office equipment is secure and safe so outside hackers cannot access private files, and much more.

 

 

BIS Office Systems provides document and printer management solutions, so you can get power over the document flow process in your office rather than let it overpower you. As a Print Management Solution provider, we also give your business customer tailored printer services that best fit your company’s need. This means less expense and more time being productive.

 

Many businesses overprint and spend way too much money on printing in general. Did you know that 90% of business currently don’t track what they are spending on printing? And the average office spends 1 – 3% of total revenue just on printing per year.* Many times, print jobs are unnecessary or too much paper has been used. That’s why having a Managed Print Service is important to your business. 

 

We assess your current printing usage and create a plan of attack to eliminate unneeded printing and copying. We also make it easy to refill your toners by shipping new toner cartridges automatically to your office when your printers show 15 – 20% of toner is left. Thus, this helps eliminate trips to the store and sudden printer outages when you were not expecting the toner to run out.

 

It’s the little things many businesses don’t think about that put stress and time restraints on office productivity. That’s why BIS Office Systems make it our business to help identify and eliminate those issues to help your business work seamlessly and efficiently. Our experts are trained specifically in office systems management to help advise your business in the best solutions.

 

We encourage you to give us a call to set up a free PrintSmart Evaluation on your office printers and copiers. Our experts can then determine the best option for your business and create a personalized plan of action concerning your copier, printers. We also offer IT support to keep your documents and business information secure online. Call us today! 251.476.3113

 

 

 

*Statistics provided by The Gartner Group


March's 'Ask the Expert'

Listen to President of BIS Office Systems, Tyran Colvin, his daughter, Teryn Colvin, his business partner, Phillip Long, and Warehouse Manager, Bill Bulman, discuss data and document protection on Ask the Expert, a segment of the Uncle Henry radio show!

 

During this segment, we discuss:

  • Data & document security
  • Free employee training
  • Trained staff
  • Copier security
  • Toner 
  • And more!

February's 'Ask the Expert' Segment

Listen to President of BIS Office Systems, Tyran Colvin, his daughter, Teryn Colvin, and his business partner, Phillip Long, discuss BIS Technology Group on Ask the Expert, a segment of the Uncle Henry radio show!

 

During this segment, we discuss:

  • Productivity in the office
  • Cost-saving efforts
  • Certifications including Teryn's Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Upcoming cybersecurity seminar
  • The "Uncle Henry" lunch special
  • And more!