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Why You Should Look Into Stand Alone Photocopiers

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Many businesses still prefer to have a high volume stand-alone photocopier in the office, even if it is used alongside a multifunction printing device. And when you look at the benefits of this type of photocopier for office use it’s easy to see why. Combined scanners, printers, copiers and fax machines certainly have their place, but if you need a large amount of copying done very quickly, a stand-alone copier from Blackbox Solutions will save you time, money and the hassle of outsourcing copy jobs.3914619221_b6141935aa_o

A good quality office photocopier is an invaluable investment, and with the right servicing, one that will last for many years.

  • Fast copy speed. A stand-alone office copier will have a much higher ppm (pages per minute) rating than a multifunction photocopier, with high end models reaching over 90ppm. Think how much time this could save employees.
  • Low printing cost per page. The photocopy machine may be expensive in the first place, but per page, the cost of copying is very low, especially when you consider how much an external printing firm would charge for the same job.
  • Durable. This type of office copier is designed to withstand very heavy use, making it the best choice for businesses that need daily copying.
  • Document finishing features, such as binding, sorting and stapling. These features are far less common and less durable in multifunction photocopiers.
  • Excellent functionality. Because stand-alone copiers are designed to do just that, copy, they are extremely fit for purpose. This means that they can cater for complex copy needs, such as duplex printing, different paper sizes, paper thicknesses and alignments.
  • Easy to useand benefit from large, clear display panels.
  • No need to connectthe photocopier to a desktop in order for it to make copies. However, the flexibility is there should you wish to do this, which then makes it possible to work as a printer or scanner should the need arise.
  • Inbuilt memorymeans that documents can be backed up for quick access and amendments.

Large volume office photocopiers from Blackbox Solutions can be expensive pieces of office kit. So firstly, you need to make sure that it will be a good investment and there is a need for it in the office. Secondly, you should compare the cost of photocopying on a bought or rented machine. It may be that the copier is simply too costly to purchase outright, in which case, taking out a leasing contract could provide the perfect solution. This will also give you the advantages of inclusive servicing contracts, repairs and consumables. Although ubiquitous in companies around the world, photocopiers are not one and the same. They may fulfill more or less the same task, yet it is important to assess your needs and get proper information to find a model which will match your expectations and at the same time be simple enough to operate. Besides, when you intend to buy a photocopier, it’s also crucial to consider other options such as renting or leasing, to make sure you get the best service at the right price.

Business Printers: Which One Is For You?

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The type of printer you’d pick up at an office supply store like Blackbox Solutions is going to cut it for business use, at least in most cases. Even small offices usually need far more sophisticated machines for efficiency and productivity. Most businesses opt for networked printers that can be shared by multiple users, rather than individual printers for each desk. These machines save resources and tend to last much longer than out-of-the-box varieties. They also offer faster printing speeds, better handling and advanced finishing options. Most are also capable of copying, scanning, emailing and faxing. Networked business printers are available in hundreds of models and in varying types, all with different features and capabilities, which can make the buying process daunting. They can be wired or wireless; laser, LED, inkjet or solid-ink; and monochrome or color. Some are compatible with mobile printing, while others are not. You’ll also find wide variations in cost26759253991_367e687e1f_k

Types of Business Printers

Laser/LED Laser and LED printers, which are very similar, are by far the most popular in offices.  Using a light source, they project an image onto a rotating drum, which then transfers toner to the paper. These are reliable and fast, and they produce high-quality text. The memory and hard-drive capabilities are ideal for networking. Ongoing costs are reasonable because toner is relatively inexpensive compared with other methods of printing. On the downside, laser and LED printers are expensive upfront. They’re also not ideal for photo printing.

Inkjet printers are more common for personal use and home offices, although they can be suitable for some small business uses. These work by squirting liquid ink through a pinhead. Inkjet printers are less expensive up front and the photo quality is high, so they are great for brochures, fliers and documents that contain graphics. They can print on many types of media. Although it is possible to find an office-quality inkjet printer with networking capabilities, these are less common. This is primarily due to the high ongoing costs of replacing ink, which is not practical for high-volume printing. These printers are also much slower.

Additional Printer Types

Less common printer types include:

  • Solid-ink printers, which melt blocks of colored wax onto paper. These tend to be comparable to laser printers in black-and-white print quality, reliability and ongoing costs, but they are superior for color printing. They’re also smaller and more compact. However, solid-ink printers are prone to smudging. And because they’re less common, there are far fewer models from which to choose.
  • Snapshot printers thatonly print images. The photo quality is much higher than with other types of printers. These are more common for home use, but they can also have business applications.
  • Dye-sublimation printers, which come very close to photograph quality by using heat-transferred dye. Typically, these printers are reserved for businesses such as graphic design firms, which must have superior image quality. Costs per page are extremely high —often $2 or more.

Photocopier Or Multifunctional Printer?

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The modern office, despite best efforts to remain eco-friendly, sees each worker copying or printing in excess of 10,000 pages a year on average. With these rigorous demands still such a prominent part of office life, it’s difficult to know which machine would be best for your workplace ­– the traditional photocopier, or its multi-talented cousin, the multifunctional printer (MFP) from Blackbox Solutions. If we use the average office as a benchmark… which one do you really need?

Photocopier…

A photocopier makes copies of documents without necessarily being connected to a computer – simply insert your sheets and receive instant copies. Today’s photocopiers from Blackbox Solutions 15676198677_c031c990cc_kare far more functional than their predecessors, and many include features of multifunctional printers, such as support for different paper sizes. They are quick and simple to use, and can be more robust than their multifunctional counterparts. The largest copiers need their own sizeable dedicated spaces in order to reduce misfeeds and jams, but in return can offer a level of quality that could, in the case of the most costly machines, rival that of a professional printing press. Traditionally, the small machines are cheaper than multifunctional printers, but offer less economical benefits overall, so you may be spending more in the long run. While the photocopier certainly does one thing very well… it does just that: one thing. It may not quite meet the needs of a particularly busy office.

… or multifunctional printer?

A multifunctional printer acts as not just a photocopier, but has printing, scanning, email and fax capabilities rolled into just one machine. As an all-in-one solution, these devices can offer large cost savings to businesses that print and copy lots of items. As organisations spend up to 3% of their annual revenues on printing, when managed properly through a complete MPS solution, these printers can make a real difference to your business’ overheads. Outright monetary savings are supplemented with time savings: one machine is a lot less time consuming than 3 or 4, and they save room in a smaller office too.

However, MFPs often offer quite a low scanning resolution, so specific models should be examined carefully by those with high-resolution scanning needs.

While ‘jack of all trades, not quite master of any’ is an unfair brush to tar multifunctional printers with, depending on your specific performance requirements, a modern multifunctional printer could be exactly what you need… or a little lacking.

To know which device would most suit your business, it is important to make a variety of considerations. How many people are using your machine, how many at the same time, and for what purposes? How much space do you have, and what is your budget? For those offices seeking a highly economical ‘little bit of everything’, a multifunctional printer might just be the way to go.

Deciding Whether To Lease Business Assets

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Asset finance allows businesses to acquire the equipment and assets they need in order to operate that they may otherwise be unable to afford. It can also free up working capital for use in other areas of your business and save you from having to take out a large loan to buy equipment outright.

There are two main forms of asset finance:

Leasing – renting it over a period in return for fixed rental payments as you would with printers from Blackbox Solutions

Hire purchase arrangements – an initial deposit is paid towards the cost of the asset and the balance is then paid in instalments over a period of time. At the end of the hire purchase period, you would make a final payment and gain ownership of the asset.

You should think about leasing or renting equipment with Blackbox Solutions that has high maintenance costs, can quickly become outdated, or is only used occasionally.15676198677_c031c990cc_k

There are several advantages of leasing or renting equipment:

  • you don’t have to pay the full cost of the asset up front, so you don’t use up your cash or have to borrow money
  • you have access to a higher standard of equipment, which might be too expensive for you to buy outright
  • you pay for the asset over the fixed period of time that you use it, which helps you budget for the future
  • as interest rates on monthly rental costs are usually fixed, it is easier to forecast cashflow
  • you can spread the cost over a longer period of time and match payments to your income
  • the business can usually deduct the full cost of lease rentals from taxable income
  • if you have not bought the asset outright, you won’t have to worry about any overdraft or other loan taken out to finance the purchase being withdrawn at short notice, forcing early repayment
  • if you use an operating lease or contract hire, you may not have to worry about maintenance
  • the leasing company carries the risks if the equipment breaks down
  • the leasing company can usually get better deals on price than a small business could and will have superior product knowledge
  • on ‘long funding leases’ – finance leases over seven years and sometimes over five years; and some long operating leases – you can claim capital allowances on the cost of the assets
  • if you need to upgrade or replace the equipment, you can simply make a small adjustment to your regular payment rather than invest a lump sum upfront
  • However, there are also some disadvantages of leasing or renting equipment:
  • you can’t claim capital allowances on the leased assets if the lease period is for less than five years (and in some cases less than seven years)
  • you may have to put down a deposit or make some payments in advance
  • it can work out to be more expensive than if you buy the assets outright
  • your business can be locked into inflexible medium or long-term agreements, which may be difficult to terminate
  • leasing agreements can be more complex to manage than buying outright and may add to your administration
  • your company normally has to be VAT-registered to take out a leasing agreement
  • when you lease an asset, you don’t own it, although you may be allowed to buy it at the end of the agreement

Why You Should Look Into Stand Alone Photocopiers

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Many businesses still prefer to have a high volume stand-alone photocopier in the office, even if it is used alongside a multifunction printing device. And when you look at the benefits of this type of photocopier for office use it’s easy to see why. Combined scanners, printers, copiers and fax machines certainly have their place, but if you need a large amount of copying done very quickly, a stand-alone copier from Blackbox Solutions will save you time, money and the hassle of outsourcing copy jobs.

A good quality office photocopier is an invaluable investment, and with the right servicing, one that will last for many years.

  • Fast copy speed. A stand-alone office copier will have a much higher ppm (pages per minute) rating than a multifunction photocopier, with high end models reaching over 90ppm. Think 26759253991_367e687e1f_khow much time this could save employees.
  • Low printing cost per page. The photocopy machine may be expensive in the first place, but per page, the cost of copying is very low, especially when you consider how much an external printing firm would charge for the same job.
  • Durable. This type of office copier is designed to withstand very heavy use, making it the best choice for businesses that need daily copying.
  • Document finishing features, such as binding, sorting and stapling. These features are far less common and less durable in multifunction photocopiers.
  • Excellent functionality. Because stand-alone copiers are designed to do just that, copy, they are extremely fit for purpose. This means that they can cater for complex copy needs, such as duplex printing, different paper sizes, paper thicknesses and alignments.
  • Easy to useand benefit from large, clear display panels.
  • No need to connectthe photocopier to a desktop in order for it to make copies. However, the flexibility is there should you wish to do this, which then makes it possible to work as a printer or scanner should the need arise.
  • Inbuilt memorymeans that documents can be backed up for quick access and amendments.

Large volume office photocopiers from Blackbox Solutions can be expensive pieces of office kit. So firstly, you need to make sure that it will be a good investment and there is a need for it in the office. Secondly, you should compare the cost of photocopying on a bought or rented machine. It may be that the copier is simply too costly to purchase outright, in which case, taking out a leasing contract could provide the perfect solution. This will also give you the advantages of inclusive servicing contracts, repairs and consumables. Although ubiquitous in companies around the world, photocopiers are not one and the same. They may fulfill more or less the same task, yet it is important to assess your needs and get proper information to find a model which will match your expectations and at the same time be simple enough to operate. Besides, when you intend to buy a photocopier, it’s also crucial to consider other options such as renting or leasing, to make sure you get the best service at the right price.

Why Your Business Needs A Rental Printer

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Are you using an old, inefficient printer simply because you can’t justify outlaying a significant amount of cash for a new one? If so, it’s worth investigating options to rent a printer as legacy devices are probably costing your business.

Like most pieces of technology, new printers from Blackbox Solutions are much more cost-effective to run than old printers. Many newer models use less toner and paper, can be programmed to reduce overall printing volumes, are engineered to break less often and feature smart software that minimise the time your staff spend manually managing documents. This reduces the overall costs of consumables and service, and delivers significant efficiency benefits for your business. As your business grows, it’s vital to upgrade your technology environment to meet changing operational requirements. While your loyal printer may have served you well in the early days, upgrading to a smarter solution can streamline the way you work, helping you to cut costs and get ahead of competitors.

How to buy a printer without tying up cash-flow

Purchasing a printer outright is rarely the most cost-effective method for buying a business printer. It ties up cash flow and makes it difficult to budget for consumables. Instead, look for rental options or pricing plans from your local IT provider. These include regular fixed payments for easier accounting and allow you to conserve cash. This means you know what you’re paying for your printing solution and when – with no nasty surprises.26759253991_367e687e1f_k

  1. Rent the hardware, buy the consumables

Under a rental only contract, you pay a fixed sum each month for the printing device. Service and toner are additional costs. This option means you can purchase the device you need and set up your print environment sooner, even if it is a little more expensive, without compromising cash flow.

It’s ideal for SMEs that need to conserve cash and rely on quality printed materials for service delivery, marketing or promotions.

  1. Rent the hardware, pay a cost per page for consumables and service

This type of contract means you pay a fixed rental fee for the device each month plus a fixed cost per page to cover consumables and service (based on a minimum number of pages per month). If your business uses an expensive printer and costly toner, this type of contract can make it easier to manage and budget for consumables or servicing costs. This contract includes an extended warranty and automatic delivery of consumables, which means you don’t have to worry about remembering to order each month or being stuck without toner. The quantity of consumables depends on your business’ average monthly print volumes, which will usually be determined with your IT provider and laid out in the contract.

It’s ideal for SMEs that use lots of toner and want to avoid unexpected or uncapped consumables costs.

  1. An all-inclusive cost per page contract

This type of contract specifies an all-inclusive cost per page, based on a minimum monthly print volume. Essentially, the total cost of the device, service and toner is divided across the number of pages you print. You know exactly how much each printed page costs your business. It means you only pay for what you print (provided you meet the minimum monthly page quota). Because costs are apportioned per page, it makes it easier to compare costs when outsourcing printing and pass costs on to clients.

It’s ideal for small businesses who need to know the exact cost per printed page, especially those in client or professional services industries or those that often outsource print jobs

Financing Your Office Printer

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Printer photocopiers with Blackbox Solutions may be relatively expensive equipment, but buying your own could yield major returns. The right machine will save your business precious time and help generate profits.

Buying your printer photocopier

First you need to sift the offers available on the market, looking closely at features, cost, service plans as well as any brand affinities or recommendations you may have had. The good news for business consumers like you is that suppliers like Blackbox Solutions are numerous and therefore choice is abundant.

The most common places to buy a printer or photocopier are the following:

  • High Street retailerssuch as PC World, Currys or even Tesco. Here will you find a range of different brands, although choice will be limited by the size of the store and products are generally more suited to the home market or low-volume needs. Most will offer free delivery and you will have greater choice if you buy through their online stores.
  • Onlinewhere you will generally find a superior range of products from Web retailers such as Amazon or Blackbox Solutions where you can easily compare features.26759253991_367e687e1f_k

Renting your printer photocopier

Reasons to rent a photocopier printer are numerous: you run a small office where space is tight, or don’t have fixed premises at all; you’re trying to conserve capital; you only print large volumes of documents occasionally. These are some of the most common justifications for renting your photocopying or printing solution.

Printer-photocopier rental companies offer you the option to choose a short- or long-term agreement. Your contract will include delivery, set up, installation, servicing and all financial invoicing, so don’t need to give a second thought to running your printers and photocopiers.

Additional benefits include the following:

  • You’ll face no large upfront payment
  • You can choose the length of your rental contract
  • You retain the flexibility to upgrade or change your printer copier
  • Rental contracts are easy to budget for
  • All servicing and maintenance visits are included
  • Business machinery rental costs are tax-deductible

Leasing your printer photocopier

No matter what type of machine you’re looking for, leasing offers many benefits:

  • It’s easy to upgrade your machinery or software.
  • Service and maintenance are included in your contract.
  • Deals o consumables such as ink and toners can also be included in your contract.
  • Predictable monthly payments are easy to budget for.
  • Second-hand photocopiers and printers can be leased at bargain rates.
  • Short-term printing equipment leases are available
  • You can get all the features you would find in machine you purchased.
  • You can buy your printer or photocopier at a discount at the end of your lease.
  • Tax rebates are available on leased business equipment.
  • You choose the length of your lease, payment terms, upgrades and training.
  • You are not shouldered with depreciating machinery.

Why You Should Get Your Car History Checked

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To run a car check simply enter the registration number and then the mileage of the car you plan to buy. From here you’ll get lots of information, but let’s focus on the crucial parts:

Outstanding Finance

This is critical. If you buy a car with outstanding finance (and the owner doesn’t settle the balance before you actually own the car) such as Hire Purchase, Lease Contract Hire or PCP (Personal Contract Hire) you will lose ownership of the car unless you pay off the outstanding balance. But in almost all cases you will simply lose the car and any money you spent buying it. There are always varying circumstances with car financing but the overarching theme is that you will lose time and money, but most likely both. If the vehicle check shows up with money being owed via a “Stocking Loan” or “Demonstration Stocking” it simply means the car is financed by an outside finance company. Basically, the dealer doesn’t own the car. It belongs to the finance company but the dealer is the seller. These kinds of loans are very common from companies like Black Horse Finance and Moto Novo. You can use a company like DAMAGEiD to help you determine previous accidents too. Dealers are usually given 90 days to sell the car else the finance company will take the car back and enter it through auction. Talk it over with your dealer, check their liability and get confirmation in writing that the stock loan financing will be cleared on the vehicle before you buy it. The bottom line is, don’t take risks. If the car is showing up with finance owed, whether that be a dealer, a private sale or some other arrangement, don’t buy the car until the used car check is cleared or you have a written confirmation.

Stolen Vehicles

Car checker services reveal 40 stolen cars every single day! HPI gather information from the Police National Register for each query carried out. This means that the vehicle remains the property of the individual or organisation from whom it was taken. If your car checks flag up a stolen vehicle just walk away (and call the Police.).USED (3)

Written Off

This is a term for a vehicle that has been declared a total loss by an insurer following accident damage or theft. It’s true that some written off cars can be allowed back on the road provided they have undergone certain car checks. Category ‘A’ or ‘B’ write-offs must never reappear on the road, whilst ‘C’ and ‘D’ may do so following proper repair, passing an independent Autolign-approved structural examination. Unless you are willing to spend an immeasurable amount of money on a car that’s suffered accident damage it would make no sense buying one. In fact, if you were to buy an accident damaged car you’d want it to be one that has undergone all the proper independent Autolign-approved structural examinations that come from a resulting category C or D insurance total loss. This way you will know that the car is roadworthy.

What’s the fun in the digital marketing world

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Don’t you just wish you can find a job wherein you get to have a lot of fun? Where in you wouldn’t feel dull and you get to be creative and imaginative every day? Because if you do then you should try the field of marketing like digital marketing. You see according to http://digitalmarketingmentor.co.uk the digital world is increasing and that is an opportunity for you to be part of it. It can’t help that you can just carry social media around and social media is a powerful tool for marketing. That is why if you want to have fun with your work then marketing is the place to be.

  1. You can be creative and imaginative as much as you can.

It can’t be helped that when you are in marketing you have to find ways to attract customers. That is why you would have to be imaginative and creative so that they would take notice of your work.

  1. Meeting all kinds of people in a different field.

When you are in marketing you would be able to meet a lot of people because they would need your help or you will need their help to find better means to attract the customer’s attention. After all, there are others who have years of experience in the marketing industry.

  1. Doing things out of the ordinary

Just like being creative and imaginative, you would do things that are out of your comfort zone or do things out of the ordinary. You see there are a lot of competitions so you have to make sure that your product stands out more.

  1. Using high-tech gadgets to help you

Because you are in living in a technologically advanced world, you would also be using technology to help you with your marketing. From computers to tablets, they are at your disposal to create good marketing.

  1. No dull days for you

Because you are in marketing you have to be better every day which means be more creative and imaginative. You would even have to try out the products to really have an idea on how to market it.

  1. Planning and doing

You would be thinking of plans to ensure that your product would get a notice to the public. This would also allow you and your co-workers to talk to each other and have fun with each other.

So if ever you are trying to find a career wherein you can enjoy as much as you can then you should go towards the digital marketing because every day would be a fun day. Even http://digitalmarketingmentor.co.uk would agree to it because you would always be imaginative and you get to work with your friends at work. You would even be amazed at how creative you can get because marketing, after all, would need to do something to get the attention of the customer. That is why if you want to be creative you have to have fun.

When to Use Business Objects Backup and Audit?

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Aside from asking what is business objects backup and audit, as well as how to use it, the question that you may need to ask too is when to use it. Knowing when to use it is important and since documents are essential to business, those must be backed up to ensure their safety for future use. As an overview, the business objects are technically software being used for planning, performance management, query, analysis, and reporting. This is also for enterprise information management. There is also training and consultation that are offered to aid customers in deploying business intelligence projects.

So, when does the business objects need to be backed up? When does it need to be audited? The purpose of the backup is to avoid any disaster that could happen when there is a system failure. There should be business object expert, as well as the system and database administrator to develop a backup plan for all the environments. The backup plans that need to be done should be created based on what should be backed up.

What to be backed up?

There is important information, binaries, and database that need to be backed up. They are typically the reports, exe files, dlls, and others related to these types of backed up files. It is important that audited files are included to ensure non-corrupted database.

The website https://www.sulissystems.co.uk is expert when it comes to business objects. Backing up of business objects is important since they are specifically documents that are essential to the business. In a computer system, there are typically some executable files, database or any data that are needed for storing files. They are required to be backed up especially if they are part of the business documents in the business objects.

There are strategies that are done to ensure that recovery or retrieval of files in the future is going to be smooth. There is offline and online backup that can be performed. Those are the types of backup that are usually done to ensure that the database where your important documents are going to be saved. When doing these types of backups, you must shutdown the server when you choose offline backup and online when online backup like a server is running and even the system is recently in operation.

Maintenance plans for complete backup are important to ensure that the database is in the right place for future use. If you need to further know about business objects backup and audits, visit the website https://www.sulissystems.co.uk. They offer both backup and audits of business objects. There are consultations and training that you can request necessary for the implementation and ongoing process that need to be done. The system or database administrators are the ones who will be knowledgeable in running the tool or software to be used in business objects backup and audits.

Business objects are important, using the tool for these are important so make sure to find the most suited one for your database and other files.

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