Pricing & Leasing

​Why Is Print Volume Important for a Printer? (How to Check It) 

Submitted by Magye Swenson on Thu, 03/28/2024 - 09:07


Print volume is one of the most important factors to consider when shopping for a new printer, but why? What does it even mean?

One cannot overstate the significance of print volume. Besides cost, it is arguably the most crucial factor in deciding which printer/copier to purchase.   

As a local print vendor that has helped businesses of all kinds find their ideal machine, we've learned all too well the consequences of ignoring print volume when purchasing a printer. We don't want you to have to deal with them.

Duty Cycle vs. Recommended Print Volume: What’s the Difference? 

Submitted by Karla Metzler on Fri, 03/22/2024 - 09:00


Arguably, no metric is more important to know before purchasing a printer than how much it can print or copy in a month.

When researching a machine's specifications, you'll likely see two categories involving the volume of prints a printer can make: the monthly duty cycle and the recommended monthly print volume. 

There is a major difference between both metrics of printer performance, and not knowing it could have costly consequences. 

As a local print vendor for over 35 years, we've seen how negligent printing and copying can damage printers and lead to costly repairs that hurt the bank.

How Much Does a Printer/Copier Cost?

Submitted by Karla Metzler on Wed, 02/07/2024 - 14:55
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Are you on the hunt for a printer but can't get the thought of "How much will it cost?" out of your head? Don't worry, we get it! As a long-time print vendor, we know how important it is to address pricing upfront and transparently.

Xerox VersaLink C415 vs. HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP 4301: Model Comparison

Submitted by Byanka Ramos on Fri, 02/02/2024 - 14:20


If you need help deciding between Xerox or HP for a business printer, this blog post is for you. Mainly, if you’re interested in a multifunction color printer, the Xerox VersaLink C415 and the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP 4301 are two great options. However, with so many technical specifications, it can take time to determine which printer to choose. Plus, printers can be quite expensive, so finding a reliable and cost-effective option is essential.

Fortunately, at STPT, we have over 40 years of experience reading printer manuals, analyzing specifications, and seeing printers in action. We are well-versed in Xerox and HP printers and are here to help you make an informed decision. Even though we do sell both brands, we strive to be as unbiased as possible.

4 Warning Signs of a Toner Scammer and Ways to Avoid Them

Submitted by Byanka Ramos on Wed, 01/31/2024 - 08:13

Have you received phone calls from people trying to sell you toner over the phone? If yes, be cautious, as these calls may be from toner phoners who are trying to scam you. Every day, Americans receive an average of 3.7 scam calls, so it's essential to stay alert. For businesses that receive calls more frequently, the risk of falling prey to toner scams is even higher. Unfortunately, business owners who have fallen into this trap have lost money without any means of recovering their losses.  

Buying a Printer: Amazon vs Strategic Technology Partners of Texas

Submitted by Isiah Irby on Wed, 10/04/2023 - 10:00

​The Amazon company is the powerhouse online shopping center we have all grown accustomed to. It has substantial merit behind it and sales numbers that are astronomical. From its inception as just an online bookstore, to the premier shopping outlet for quick, easy, and almost limitless creativity on options, it's a no-brainer why it's so popular.

However, we always mention here at Strategic Technology Partners of Texas (STPT) that we have over 35 years of experience as a printer vendor, and our partnership with Xerox always gives us opportunities to learn more about products and inform you in ways you can’t get from other websites.

5 Best Practices for Color Printing

Submitted by Mary Shamburger on Thu, 05/25/2023 - 13:23

We all want our color prints to look sharp, but it can be difficult to figure out which color combinations and printer paper options to use. 

Even when you perform a color printing test before scheduling a large print job, you are still wasting money on ink or toner—and those dollars really add up if your company prints significant amounts of marketing material.

A 2014 student-led study revealed that Chanel No. 5 perfume costs $38 per ounce, while the equivalent amount of Hewlett-Packard printer ink can cost up to $75. 

This means that printer ink is two times more expensive than designer perfume.

When Will Your New Copier Printer Be Installed? (2024)

Submitted by Joel Metzler on Fri, 04/28/2023 - 16:00

After purchasing your new multifunction laser printer, you're likely eager to have it installed so you can get to work, and we're eager to get your machine up and running too! 

But there are few steps that need to be covered first to make the installation process as smooth as possible. 

Our business consultants and service technicians at STPT want to make this process simple by giving you quality information that will lead you through the entire operation step-by-step.

This article will explain the pre-installation process in 3 easy steps and provide you with the key information you need to make installation a breeze for you and your team.

What Is Lead Time and Why Is It Important When Purchasing a Printer?

Submitted by Karla Metzler on Thu, 04/27/2023 - 15:06

The Covid-19 pandemic significantly impacted lead times around the world, and according to a recent survey, 57% of companies reported that the pandemic caused serious disruptions to their supply chains. 

As the pandemic ends and life returns to normal, global supply chains continue to reflect many of the shipping and stock issues that began at the height of the pandemic in 2020. 

Although supply chains continue to show improvement, deliveries still may be slow to arrive post pandemic. This can be a major issue for companies and small businesses that need to keep print production fast paced to turn a profit.

We want to make sure you have all the information you need to understand supply chain management and lead time so that you can take the right steps to receive important orders at the right time.

3 Reasons Your Credit Won't Be Approved for Leasing and What to Do About It

Submitted by Karla Metzler on Wed, 03/15/2023 - 08:22

You’ve probably been here before.

Your phone is broken, and you need to buy a new one. But buying a new phone costs $1000!

You can’t just walk around without a cell phone, so what do you do?

You probably pay a percentage of the phone upfront, say 10% of the total cost, which is $100. Then, you take the phone home to use.

Wait, did you just walk out of the store with a brand-new phone after only paying a tenth of the phone’s price?

Probably not.What you did was sign an agreement where, after making a small down payment, you pay on credit for the phone.

This means that you will pay a set price per month to use the product until you have paid the full price, $1000, plus interest.

Leasing a printer from a vendor works the same way.

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