Purchasing a copier 101

What Does Duty Cycle Mean When it Comes to Copiers and Printers?

Submitted by Mary Eberhart on Fri, 11/05/2021 - 07:41

When shopping for a new copier or printer, there are a couple of things you need to consider. The size of the machine, the features it comes with, and things like that are just the beginning. But have you heard of the duty cycle, and why it’s crucial to understand before purchasing a printer?  

As an authorized Xerox partner, we’ve been selling copiers and printers for quite some time, and we’ve seen businesses run their machines into the ground, and then complain about having endless service calls and part replacements. For the most part, it’s because they didn’t properly understand the duty cycle vs. recommended print volume of their machine before they bought it.  

What to Expect From the Delivery Process of Your Copier or Printer

Submitted by Keith Metzler on Wed, 11/03/2021 - 10:10


If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you’ve recently purchased a new copier or printer and are preparing for your installation date.  

You’ve chosen the machine that includes installation and setup, configured with all the accessories and features you want, you’ve signed all the paperwork, and now all that’s left is for a service technician to deliver and configure your device.  

If you’re new to this process, you might be feeling a bit confused or unsure of what to expect, especially if this is your first time having a printer installed for you.  

Do I Need to Have a Backup Copier or Printer?

Submitted by Karla Metzler on Wed, 10/27/2021 - 07:35

Picture this: It’s a busy day at the law firm you work at, everyone’s rushing around trying to get work done, while you’re standing at the printer, waiting for your court transcripts to finish printing.  

Suddenly- the printer goes down, and a warning sign flashes on the screen. All those documents you needed to be printed are gone, as well the contracts, manuals, NDAs, and other papers that your coworkers needed to print too. The whole office essentially comes to a halt, and no one really knows what to do.  

How to Get the Best Price for Your Copier or Printer

Submitted by Mary Eberhart on Mon, 10/25/2021 - 08:08

For most of us, when we’re making an expensive purchase, we’re looking to get the best price possible. Whether it’s through clipping coupons, waiting for certain holiday sales, or negotiating to the best of our ability, it’s usually in our best interest to save a bit of money. 

Although it might not seem like it, buying a copier or printer is no different. There’s always going to be a way to get the best device suited for your organization, at the best price possible, if you’re working with an experienced print vendor.  

Xerox VersaLink C405 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M570dn

Submitted by Joel Barriga on Fri, 10/22/2021 - 08:01

Looking for the right multifunction printer for your office can be a tedious task. With so many different brands to choose from, all with their distinct advantages and price points, it can be overwhelming, especially if you understand the importance of choosing the right machine.   

Being a copier/printer vendor for 35 years means that you have a lot of knowledge when it comes to which print features certain organizations might be looking for. We work closely with many businesses to determine their budget, print volume, and desired functions, to make sure that they have everything they need for their business to be as productive as possible.    

How to Choose a Printer for Your Budget and Business Needs

Submitted by Mary Eberhart on Wed, 10/20/2021 - 15:11

If your business or organization is looking for a new printer, then it’s likely that you’ve compiled some sort of budget together. Maybe you have a rough idea of how much you’re willing to spend upfront, or if you choose to lease, how much you can afford to pay monthly.  

The problem is, those who aren’t familiar with the copier/printer industry aren’t usually aware of copier/printer prices, and the variables that go into calculating them.

Xerox VersaLink C7030 Multifunction Printer Review (Pros, Cons, Features)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/11/2021 - 07:26

If you’ve found yourself on this page, it’s likely that you’re looking for the right multifunction printer for your office and came across the Xerox VersaLink C7030.  

Here at STPT, we’re always striving to provide the best fit for businesses in search of copiers and printers. To do that, we have to know a lot about what it is that we’re providing- and how it’s going to benefit our customers. Keeping our customers informed on all of the different options available is a priority for us.   

How Does Your Copier/Printer Earn Your Company Revenue?

Submitted by Joel Barriga on Fri, 10/01/2021 - 09:33

We all know why we have copiers and printers- to copy and print. But when was the last time that you considered how your printing equipment might be directly bringing your organization revenue?  

As an authorized vendor of Xerox printing equipment, we know just how invaluable having a copier/printer can be for any organization, regardless of the industry, and how it can bring your company revenue through several different ways. We’ve outlined the two main ones in this article, so you can understand how your organization is financially benefitting from having reliable and quality printing equipment in-house.  


Your Guide to Xerox Digital Printing Solutions

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 09/10/2021 - 09:00


Digital printing has come a long way. While it used to be known as the cheaper, but lower quality alternative to offset printing, technology has helped advancements in digital printing bring it right up to par. But many organizations and businesses aren’t aware of the benefits that digital printing can bring them.

As a Xerox vendor in the DFW area, we’ve worked with a lot of companies that are interested in production-style printers, but can’t justify spending the extra money on a big offset printer. That’s where Xerox’s new digital printing technology comes into play.  

Churches: 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing Your Own Printing

Submitted by Mary Eberhart on Wed, 09/08/2021 - 09:11

If you’ve ever been a member of or involved with a church, you know they’re busy all year long. There are ceremonies to be held, different classes throughout the week, and special group get-togethers as well. Sometimes there are even camps and retreats. At the majority, if not all these events, there’s almost always something handed out for everyone to read or study along with. 

Being busy all year long means that churches have a lot of things to focus on that don’t involve printing, so they usually turn to outsourcing their print jobs to an offsite print vendor or local print shops, which can become unreliable, and expensive.  

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