Supplies & Maintenance

How Do I Print From My Phone? (Instructions)

Submitted by Karla Metzler on Wed, 02/21/2024 - 09:00


If I had told you 20 years ago that it would be possible to print directly from your mobile phone using modern technology, you would have probably looked at me with confusion and concern for my mental state.

However, the advancement of technology has made it so that you can print from your smartphone no matter where you are, as long you have the conditions in place for the type of mobile printing you want to accomplish, which we will go over in this blog.     

As a local print vendor, we've been asked, "How do I print from my phone?" countless times, so we've compiled a comprehensive article to guide you through the steps for mobile printing on iPhone and Android devices.   

6 Different Types of Paper for Printing  

Submitted by Mary Shamburger on Fri, 02/16/2024 - 09:22


Have you ever stopped to think about how much paper plays a role in our most important moments?

From love letters to diplomas, wedding invitations to birth certificates, a piece of paper documents life's milestones. 

Although a newly married couple may give little thought to the type of paper their marriage certificate is printed on, for a business, it is crucial to know what kind of paper is needed to print/copy essential documents.   

Using the appropriate paper type can prevent paper jams, low-quality prints, and wasted money.

How to Safely Move Your Copier/Printer (Instructions)

Submitted by Michaela McMellan on Fri, 02/09/2024 - 09:00


If you own a high-quality multifunction printer (MFP) for your business, you know they are not small machines you can quickly move around. These printers contain heavy materials like metal and can weigh more than 250 pounds, which is difficult for the average person to carry. 

Regardless, it's important to note that when moving MFPs, we do not recommend doing it yourself. Even if you possess superhuman strength levels, a printer's internal parts are delicate and require expert handling.   

For this reason, we encourage you to call us if you need to move your machine. Our service technicians will ensure that your copier is transported safely to where you need it.

If you attempt to move the machine yourself and an accident happens, you will be liable for any damages that may occur to the printer. 

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.  

How to Recycle Toner Cartridges & Printer Supplies: A Guide for 2024

Submitted by Byanka Ramos on Wed, 01/24/2024 - 09:00


Have you decided to recycle your used toner cartridges in an eco-friendly way? If so, you might be wondering how to do it. Unlike water bottles or soda cans, toner cartridges require special handling as they are electronic waste. However, the good news is that recycling e-waste, including toner cartridges, has become more accessible in recent years thanks to the growing awareness of environmental issues. 

In the last few years, we at STPT have witnessed our customers show increased interest in sustainable printer options. Every year, millions of cartridges end up in landfills, releasing harmful heavy metals into the air and water. That's why individuals, companies, and organizations need to make recycling a part of their mission.  

STPT Printer Service Guide: Meet Our Technician Team

Submitted by Matthew Eberhart on Fri, 01/19/2024 - 07:34
Purchasing a new copier/printer is an exciting and smart business decision. We understand that you may have some questions or concerns that still need addressing but have no idea who to talk to. So, below we answered several commonly asked questions. After reading this article, you should have a better understanding of where you need to go and who you should speak to for service-related questions.

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.

Have You Heard of Cybersecurity? Explore Costs, Types, Pros & Cons

Submitted by Byanka Ramos on Fri, 01/05/2024 - 08:02


Have you ever stopped to think about how many digital transactions you make in a day? You likely check your bank account frequently, and in today's digital world, you're probably making some kind of online purchase, either for personal or business reasons. Unfortunately, at any given time, our digital assets are at risk of being exposed, stolen, or sold. That's why in this age of digital transactions and data-driven operations, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated.

Top 4 Best Printer Paper Options for Teachers (2023)

Submitted by Liz Adair on Fri, 07/21/2023 - 13:32

As teachers all over the country continue to fight for higher pay, many are still required to stock their own classroom supplies for the school year. 

However, supply costs can be financially difficult for teachers, especially those just starting out. In 2022, the average salary for a public-school teacher in the United States was $66,000. This number is just a composite though. In some states, public-school teachers make as little as $30,000, and when you consider the rate of inflation, teacher salary has decreased by three percent in recent years, despite raises and annual pay increases.

Unfortunately, many schools also lack the funds to offer supply stipends to teachers.

5 Best Budget Friendly Printer Paper Options (2023)

Submitted by Liz Adair on Fri, 06/30/2023 - 14:00

The cost of paper has increased 25% since 2020. 

Like most things, paper costs add up for consumers and businesses alike, and no one wants to waste money on overpriced paper products.

As the world continues to go digital, the cost and usefulness of paper is continually debated. Despite environmental incentives and digital document sharing platforms, most offices and businesses still need to use paper for many daily tasks.

However, the decrease in paper use does have benefits, even for those of us who still use paper products. Besides being beneficial for the environment, the decrease in paper waste also means that businesses can cut costs by printing documents on paper that is less expensive. 

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