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Your $150 Printer can Cost You Thousands


Everybody knows that, in most cases, printer makers make more money on consumables, ink and toner, than they do on the actual sale price of the printer. Manufacturers, such as HP, Canon, and Epson, make low-cost, low-volume models, as well as higher-cost, high-volume machines. Typically, the less the printer cost, the higher its cost per page, or CPP.

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The Latest Mobile Print Technology

Friday April 18, 2014

Mobile devices are outselling desktop PCs 2 to 1. Make sure that your next printer has the mobile printing features, such as NFC, Wi-F Direct, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, document printing via email,  you need. Did you know that NFC, for example, allows you to print by simply waving your mobile device over the printer? Checkout this About.com article on the latest mobile print features:


Learn How to Estimate Cost Per Page (CPP)

Saturday April 12, 2014

Few would-be printer buyers are aware that buying the wrong printer could cost them hundreds, even thousands of dollars over the life of the printer. Often, choosing $150 low-volume personal printer over a $300 high-volume model can mean the difference of as much as 10 cents or more in the cost of each color page. If you print thousands of pages each month, this kind of per-page cost difference, or cost per page (CPP) could cost literally thousands of dollars on ink (for inkjet printers) or toner (on laser-class printers). For a more detailed description of how this works, see my latest About.com article:



Make Your Windows 8.x Printer Secure

Saturday April 12, 2014

Can you think of any scenarios where you may want to control who can use you printer, and when? Does the night crew really need to print, or are you leaving yourself open to theft? In this article, I show you how to use Printer Properties control panel to restrict who can use the printer, and what hours it should be available. Taking a few minutes to secure the printer can save you money and grief.


Don't Let that $150 Printer Cost You Thousands Too Much

Saturday April 12, 2014

It's pretty much common knowledge that printer manufacturers entice you with a low upfront purchase price, only to gouge you later on the cost of ink and/or toner. If you have a relatively high print volume, purchasing the wrong printer can cost you hundreds, even thousands of dollars more than another model over the life of the printer. In this article, I show you how to get around this by simply paying a little more upfront for a higher-volume printer.


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