Printer Fleet Management

Protect Your Business: 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.  

Why Printer Security is Important in the Legal Environment and How You Can Implement It

Submitted by Josh McAden on Fri, 01/12/2024 - 07:03


In the legal industry, printing is an essential part of the workflow — lawyers and staff print out multiple documents every day. However, frequent handling of confidential information during the printing process poses significant security risks that can lead to disastrous consequences for business owners. Unfortunately, printer security is often ignored until the consequences of such risks take effect.

To ensure the confidentiality of printed documents and maintain the integrity of business operations, it is essential to understand printer security and its importance in the legal world. Investing in robust printer security measures can help your business protect sensitive information, comply with regulatory requirements, and uphold ethical standards.

5 Green Facts About Printing

Submitted by Liz Adair on Fri, 07/21/2023 - 07:14

Many people assume it’s impossible for printing to be “green,” but the truth is that printing is more sustainable than most people realize.

While choosing an eco-friendly printer paper option is a good way to safeguard the environment, you can also find reassurance in the fact that printing isn’t necessarily a forest-killer.

For almost 40 years, STPT’s printer experts have worked to offer innovative office solutions for businesses in North Texas. 

We understand how important it is for our customers to consider the environmental impacts of their business decisions, which is why we’ve conducted research on the topic of printing, paper use, and sustainability.

In this article, we present 5 of the most relevant green facts about printing so you can make informed printing decisions using reliable information.

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.

What Is OEM Printer Toner? (Pros, Cons, Cost)

Submitted by Liz Adair on Fri, 05/05/2023 - 15:26

No one likes having to replace toner cartridges.

Toner can be messy, expensive, and replacing a cartridge can be time consuming if you’re not a seasoned pro. If you’re having to spend hours of time replacing toner cartridges, then you’re losing out on valuable time and money that could be spent on important work tasks.

Besides, there’s so much information out there about toner that it’s difficult to figure out what kind of toner to buy or how often to replace your toner cartridge after installation.

As Xerox Diamond Authorized Solution Partners, our print experts at STPT are well-versed in printer toner and other print supplies.

When Will Your New Copier Printer Be Installed? (2023)

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.

5 Steps to Sustainable Printing

Submitted by Liz Adair on Wed, 04/26/2023 - 10:26

Sustainability is the name of the game in 2023.

A recent study found that consumers will pay up to 20% extra for greener products, and companies who are environmentally conscious tend to perform better financially. 

As the importance of sustainability grows for consumers, companies need to embrace the change by incorporating sustainable development practices into their business models.

This means taking real steps towards environmentally friendly practices, like green printing, paperless office policies, and recycling office supplies. 

With over 30 years of experience, our team members at STPT are experts in all things print. From finding print services to sourcing eco print materials and buying eco-friendly laser printers, we want to use our expertise to help your company achieve its sustainability goals.

4 Reasons Your Office Should Go Paperless

Submitted by Liz Adair on Fri, 03/24/2023 - 13:14

According to a recent survey, 81% of consumers expect companies to be environmentally conscious. That number of people increases every year, and a great way to show your commitment to environmental sustainability is going paperless in the office.

Going paperless helps support environmental sustainability, and it makes consumers more likely to buy your products. 

As a print vendor who has been in the business for over 35 years, STPT understands how important it is to balance your office’s print needs with concerns for the bottom line and environmental health. 

In this article, we will explain in detail the top four reasons your office should go paperless, including the primary financial and environmental benefits for employers and employees alike. 

Inkjet vs. Laser: Which Printer Is Right for You? (2023)

Submitted by Joel Metzler on Fri, 03/17/2023 - 16:00

What is the difference between an inkjet and a laser printer, and which one would be right for you? 

Those are the two major questions we will answer in this blog. Because to get the right printer in place for your printing needs, you first need to educate yourself about your options. 

There are clear, significant, differences between inkjet and laser printers, and it’s crucial that you know about them before purchasing so you’re not stuck with a machine that is ill-equipped for your situation. 

We’ve been a local print vendor for over 35 years and have received plenty of inquiries over this very question we will answer today. 

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