Auto-Toner or Buying My Own- Which is Right for Me?

Submitted by Magye Swenson on Mon, 10/04/2021 - 09:43

Listen- buying copier/printer toner can be confusing. Most boxes look the same, there are so many different types, and it’s hard to keep track of when you’re running low, leaving you with an empty cartridge in the middle of a workday.  

After being in the copier/printer industry for over 35 years, we’ve seen all of the different problems and mistakes that can be made when it comes to buying toner- and we’ve seen the best ways to ensure your organization will have exactly what it needs.  


Servicing Your Own Machine? 3 Reasons Why It's a Bad Idea

Submitted by Matthew Eberhart on Fri, 09/24/2021 - 15:14

Having a copier or printer break or go out of service is always a big hassle. It can put a lot of your office processes on hold, and your organization could be wasting valuable time while it gets fixed.  

As experienced Xerox print vendors, we know how tempting it might be to just try and figure the problem out yourself. It can’t be as hard as it seems, right?  

Actually, copiers and printers are very intricate machines. They have a lot of functioning mechanisms inside them and are unlike most other electronic devices. We’ve seen countless people try to fix their own machine, so we’ve compiled the 3 reasons why it just really isn’t a good idea.   

What is Color Tracking, and How Do I Implement It?

Submitted by Joel Barriga on Wed, 08/11/2021 - 15:17


Do you know how much your organization is spending on color prints? When was the last time that you took a look at your printing records, or your invoices? 

Printing can become a big cost for businesses that aren’t keeping up with their print volume, and especially color printing. That’s why as an experienced print vendor we recommend all businesses to utilize some form of print management or color tracking.  


Special Pricing: What Does it Entail, and How Do I Qualify?

Submitted by Mary Eberhart on Mon, 07/12/2021 - 09:00

 Special pricing is a great benefit that many organizations qualify for, and sometimes don’t even know it. While the phrase itself can mean different things, and special pricing is negotiated on a business-to-business basis, there are several things to know that can help you determine if your organization qualifies for special pricing.  


What is e-Valet?

Submitted by Joel Barriga on Fri, 07/09/2021 - 09:00

Managed Print Services is one of the key benefits you receive when you partner with an experienced print vendor. Tracking printing costs, auto-shipping toner, and keeping invoices organized are just some of the factors that can come with a Managed Print Services agreement, but here at STPT, we go one step further, with our comprehensive solution known as eValet.  


5 Reasons Why You Need Managed Print Services

Submitted by Joel Barriga on Mon, 06/14/2021 - 09:00

Any business or organization knows the struggles of keeping printing processes running smoothly. There are an endless number of jokes about the office copier, and there’s often a stack of unorganized toner in the corner, never to be used. Luckily, there’s a way to not only keep your printing processes organized but completely managed and monitored by an experienced print vendor, instead of a member of your staff.  

If you’re familiar with the concept of Managed Print Services, but unsure if partnering with a print vendor is the right path for you, we’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 Reasons Why You Need MPS:  

Managed Print Services Defined

Submitted by Karla Metzler on Wed, 06/09/2021 - 09:00

Is your office constantly finding itself without valuable printing supplies? Or worse, do you have a designated pile of jumbled toner, all from different vendors, that you have no idea what to do with? If this sounds like your business, then it’s likely that you’ll benefit from Managed Print Services.  

You may have heard about Managed Print Services before- but do you know what it really is and what it encompasses? In this article, we’ll break down exactly what it is and how it can benefit your organization and employees. 


Copier/Printer Equipment Measurements vs. Space Requirements: What's the Difference?

Submitted by Wesley Bowen on Fri, 03/26/2021 - 09:00

You're in the process of buying a copier or printer, and need to know if it will fit.

You might not be familiar with this, but there's a difference between the standard equipment measurements you were given and the actual space the machine needs to function, and it's more important than you might realize. 

Benefits of Investing in a Maintenance Plan for Your Multifunction Printer

Submitted by Blair Davilla on Wed, 03/17/2021 - 09:00

We all know that sometimes things go wrong. Plans change, calls drop, milk spills, and sometimes, copiers break. When copiers/printers malfunction, this can cause a huge halt in business processes and can leave your office struggling to function. 

Luckily, we have a team of specialized service technicians available to assist you with any mishap, and even better, we have a brand-new way of requesting services for your device.   


Should I Update My Firmware? 4 Reasons Why

Submitted by Karla Metzler on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 09:00

Updating any kind of software can sometimes be a tedious process. It’s easy to keep clicking “Remind me tomorrow” rather than taking the time to close all browser windows and applications and set your computer aside for a bit.  

But updating firmware is important to keeping copier/printer technology functioning properly and security up to date, and as a result, keeping your business functioning properly as well.  


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