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Top News for the Week of 10/28/2013

Distribution & Dealers This week has been pretty busy, not only for the industry, but for myself personally, having just returned from Ricoh Americas’ annual national dealer meeting (“Convergence 2013 – Fast Forward,” held October 28-31 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas). We’ll have a full write-up Friday or Monday, but here […]

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Review and How-To: Google’s New Cloud Print App for Mobile Printing from Android

Google has released its Google Cloud Print app for mobile and remote printing from Android devices to any Google Cloud Print-connected printer. To download the free app, visit Google Play here. For more information on Google Cloud Print, visit Google here. It takes a matter of seconds to install the app. Once installed (a reboot is not […]

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HP Now Shipping Indigo 10000 Digital Press

Hewlett-Packard today announced the worldwide commercial availability of its new Indigo 10000 Digital Press, with 16 units already installed, and also reports that its entire Indigo Digital Press portfolio has enjoyed  significant hardware unit growth since the drupa 2012 trade show.  The Indigo 10000 commercial printer uses ink-imaging technology and provides B2-size printing with offset-press quality […]

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Video Review: Lexmark Universal Print Driver

Interested in simplifying the management and support of the various print drivers for the Lexmark printers and MFPs on your network? This comprehensive video (see below) provides an in-depth overview of Lexmark’s Universal Print Driver and includes the print-driver installation, as well as deployment with Lexmark’s Installation Packager and Script Generator. Why a Universal Print Driver? Universal Print Drivers […]

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Updated for MS Windows 8 – How To ‘Really’ Remove Unused Print Drivers From Your Windows PC or Tablet

Updated on June 20, 2013 for the Windows 8 Operating System One of the perils of being an evaluator of office-imaging solutions is that, gradually, your PC becomes bogged down with the detritus of software that is left over from previous evaluations.  The question is, at what point does this detritus downgrade the performance of […]

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Video – How to Scan 3D Objects with HP’s TopShot LaserJet Pro M275

This video demonstrates how to use Hewlett-Packard’s TopShot LaserJet Pro M275’s to produce  3D images of scanned objects. What makes this color LaserJet ($399.99) unique is its scanning technology. Instead of a typical contact image sensor (CIS) scanner that most digital copiers use, it employs an 8 megapixel camera lens mounted on a hinged arm, and can capture […]

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Videos – How to Scan a Photo Using your MFP or All-in-One

We get many questions on our YouTube channel related to digital scanning and gladly respond to them. We recently received a suggestion that we should compose a how-to video. We thought that this was a great idea, and produced these videos. In the videos, we explain the variety of ways to push scans from the […]

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A Hot Setup for Tablet Couch Surfing Using Re-Purposed Components

I have gladly ditched laptops for the convenience of a tablet. In fact, I am now on my second tablet and admiring the forthcoming ASUS Transformer Prime from afar. In other words, I am a tablet devotee. Granted, tablets are not without minor disadvantages, among them full-blown apps, screen navigation, and a keyboard useful enough […]

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iPad Wi-Fi Connection Problems–FIXED! (Updated)

Update – April 5, 2012 – In light of recent reports of iPad 3 WiFi problems, please note that this article was writtent to address problems with the iPad, weeks after its inital launch. That said, there may be something applicable within. Moreover, I have since departed with my iPad and my 4th Gen iPod […]

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What You Should Know About The Hidden Costs Of Printing

Before you buy a printer, you should be aware that there’s more to a printing system’s cost per page than just the cost of ink or toner.  In fact, many vendors quote a cost per page figure that only includes the cost of ink or toner.  That’s misleading and a reason that we include all […]

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Should You Buy an Ink-Jet or Toner-Based (Laser) Printer?

We’ve been in the office-product evaluation business since the days when copiers barely made copies and office workers used manual typewriters, carbon paper and adding machines. As a result, when we attend events and family gatherings, we’re often subjected to the same type of questions posed to doctors, dentists and lawyers:  "I need some advice […]

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Five Easy Things You Can Do to Get the Most Out of Your Printer

Here are five easy things that you can do to get the most out of your printer.  What is our definition of “Most?”  How does “save money",” “maximize your ROI” and “improve reliability” sound to you? 1.  Assess Your Printer Usage.  For beginners, you need to assess your current printer usage.  In our last post, […]

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How to Choose a Business Ink-Jet Printer

In our last post, we recommended that you invest in a fast B&W MFP (or all-in-one [AOI]) laser/LED-array printer for the bulk of you office printing.  For the sake of economy, we also recommend that you limit your use of color printing and consider an ink-jet printer for your color needs.  If you remember, we […]

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How to set up the perfect Ubuntu 8.10 desktop

After that lengthy post about returning a better ROI from your digital imaging devices via Linux, it occurred to me that there were a few more important steps that you must take to make sure that everything works perfectly. Thankfully, another techie by the name of Chris Johnson has an excellent guide that you can […]

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Maximize your digital-imaging equipment Return On Investment

These are clearly troubled economic times, especially for the owners of small businesses who are disproportionately struggling to stay afloat.  The way I see it, if you don’t have a squadron of lobbyists beating the bushes in D.C., you’re floating downstream towards the abyss without a paddle.  Consequently, we take this opportunity to help you […]

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