Printer Fleet Management

A Comprehensive Guide to Going Paperless (2024)

Submitted by Karla Metzler on Tue, 07/09/2024 - 12:43

Did you know that people lose 7.5% of all paper documents? Although this may not sound like a lot, it accounts for a vast number of lost documents.

This is a big problem, especially for small businesses, as paying for the labor to recover one misfiled paper document can be costly. Paper waste must be managed because the loss of paper means your business is losing money.

So, how do we solve this problem?

One way to solve the problem is going paperless. 

5 Best Managed Print Services Providers (2024) 

Submitted by Karla Metzler on Fri, 05/31/2024 - 07:17
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Are you looking for the best managed print services providers but don’t know where to start? You're not alone.

According to Transparency Market Research, managed print services are expected to have a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.3% from 2021-2031, signaling that demand for managed print is only growing.  

What also is growing is the need to be informed of your options when it comes to managed print services companies.  

How Much Does Print Management Software Cost?

Submitted by Byanka Ramos on Fri, 05/17/2024 - 15:27

You’re considering investing in print management software. But, as you look to save money, it can be confusing to navigate the sea of print management solutions while worrying about costs. There are dozens of companies out there, and they all promise different things. However, determining the cost can be a bit a bit tricky, as each company sets its price differently.   

At Strategic Technology Partners of Texas (STPT), we understand how beneficial print management can be for any organization’s print infrastructure. With 35+ years of expertise in printers and print management services, we also understand the importance of transparency in pricing.

One common question we hear is, "What is the cost of print management software?" In this article, we aim to clear up questions surrounding print management software costs and provide valuable insights to help you make informed decisions.

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

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

Enhancing Patient Privacy: Printer Security in the Healthcare Industry

Submitted by Byanka Ramos on Fri, 03/08/2024 - 12:07

In healthcare facilities where every second counts, printers play a crucial role in saving lives. These unassuming devices provide prescriptions, medical records, and essential reports.

Yet, like our own health, it's essential to ensure the security of these machines. They must be strong enough to withstand potential cyberattacks.   

Welcome to our article on printer security in healthcare. With over 40 years of experience in printer expertise, Strategic Technology Partners of Texas (STPT) is here to help you with printer security.

This article will explore why printers are a significant risk to healthcare institutions. It will offer solutions and highlight the reasons for investing in printer security.

Inkjet vs. Laser: Which Printer Is Right for You? (2024)

Submitted by Joel Metzler on Fri, 03/01/2024 - 19:00
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What is the difference between an inkjet and a laser printer, and which is right for you? Are laser printers better than inkjet printers and vice versa?   

These are the questions we will answer in this blog. Because to get the ideal printer for your printing needs, you need to be well-informed about your options. 

There are clear, significant differences between inkjet and laser printers. Before purchasing either, you must know these differences. Or else risk being stuck with an ill-equipped machine.    

We’ve been a local print vendor for over 40 years and have received many inquiries over these questions, which we will answer today. 

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.  

Printer Security in the Legal Environment: 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.

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