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FYI: Wirth Consulting DOES NOT Sell Awards

I had a typical “how’s business?” conversation with a well-respected business associate today.  After we exchanged niceties, he asked me “What is your business model?  How do you generate your revenue?”  Afterwards, it occurred to me that maybe we should explain this to our readers and customers as well. In case you didn’t realize, you […]

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What Is The Best Office Digital-Imaging Technology For Printing On Special Media?

It depends.  I know that sounds like a cop-out, but except for printing on multi-part forms (the exclusive realm of impact printers), no single technology is superior to another when it comes to printing on special media.  That’s because there is such a wide array of media and imaging technologies available. Types of Special Media […]

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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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The Pros And Cons Of Buying B2B Digital Imaging Devices

At Wirth Consulting, we’re all about B2B.  Our Web site and What You Should Know Product Evaluations focus on digital-imaging devices such as printers and MFPs that you can buy on the Web or from a retail source.  As a member of the small-business community, we prefer to shop online for our printers, AOIs and […]

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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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Do You Really Need a Color Printer?

This may seem like a dumb question to ask in this day and age.  But if you sit back and think about it, do you really need color printing in your home or small office?  After a  bit of soul searching, we concluded at Wirth Consulting that we don’t need really a color printer because […]

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What’s the Difference Between an AIO and an MFP?

 Definition: AIO = All In One imaging deviceMFP = Multi-Functional Peripheral In general, an AIO is a standalone digital-imaging device that can typically print, copy, scan and sometimes fax.  This configuration makes a lot of sense for virtually any home or small office, as its cost, footprint and energy consumption is a fraction of that […]

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Five Reasons Why You Need An A3 Color-Laser Printer

Wirth Consulting has found that there are basically five reasons that justify purchase of an A3 color-laser printer.  First, however, it’s important to look at ink-jet printers’ advantages over toner-based laser/LED-array printers.  When we evaluated five A3 color ink-jet printers in a Head2Head competitive report, we noted that ink-jet technology offers several technology advantages over […]

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Choosing An A3 Color Ink-Jet Printer For Your Office

Purchasing a printer is never easy, especially when purchasing a color printer.  As we have said before, when considering an A3 color printer, most offices can get away with a combination of one or more A4 B&W printers for a majority of office applications and a single A3 color ink-jet printer for office-color applications.  Why […]

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Two Required Features for Every Printer or All-in-One

Whether it be for home or the office printing applications, choosing from the wide variety of printer vendors and technology is never an easy task..  However, we at Wirth Consulting believe that there are two features that every printer should have.  If the cost of such printers put them out of your price range, we […]

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