How Does The Canon Printing Process Work?

You press print and happily collect your document. But have you ever stopped to think what’s going on inside your printer?

Take a look at this step by step guide explaining the six stages of the Canon printing process.

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1. Electrical Charging: When the user presses the print button the photosensitive drum prepares itself by producing static electricity.

2. Exposure: Now that the drum is fully charged with static electricity, laser beams are able to scan the surface of the drum. The laser beams engrave the image or text that you have sent to print on the surface of the drum.

When using a copier this process is done using light, the light scans the page required for printing and converts it into an image.

However, when printing from your PC, the PC itself converts the digital file into image data, which then continues to stage 3.

3. Developing: The toner now attaches itself to the drum. The drum rotates allowing the toner to drip droplets of ink into the engraved areas of the drum surface. The image that was engraved on the drum surface has now been filled with ink.

4. Transfer: Static electricity picks up the paper from the paper feeder and affixes it to the drum. The ink is then transferred from the drum onto the paper.

5. Fixing: Heat and pressure rollers are applied to firmly attach the ink to the paper. Your document is now complete and will be released onto the paper tray.

6. Cleaning: Now all that is left is to remove any remaining ink residue from the drum. The drum continues rotating as a blade passes over it to remove any ink residue. The drum is now clean and ready to be used again.

With all these steps involved, looking after your printer is of paramount importance. So make sure to take a look at our Easy Peasy Maintenance Tips.

(Source: Canon.co.uk)

Which HP LaserJet Printer Topped the List in 2014??

HP LaserJet Printers are one of those things that people swear by. Many of our customers are looking to replace their old HP LaserJet Printer after it has died. But they won’t even hear about getting a new model. They want their same old trusted workhorse. And that’s what they are able to get from the Refurbished range at CopyFaxes.

But if you’re new to the printer scene, or haven’t yet settled on a favorite, or even one that you like at all, you may want to check out what printers everyone else is falling in love with.

So we give you the HP LaserJet Best Sellers of 2014.

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Do you use one of these printers? Please share your experience with us and all the people looking to buy. Do you have a different favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

8 Reasons To Buy, Not Lease, Your Office Equipment

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Every business needs to make the difficult decision at one point – do you buy your office equipment, or is it better to lease? Well here is why you are better off buying what you need:

1. Cost – The number one advantage to buying over leasing is the price. In the long run, it works out way cheaper to buy equipment than to lease it. Though it does mean an initial layout of a potentially large sum, rather than smaller monthly installments, you will save money when you choose to buy.

2. Interest – Most leasing companies include a very high interest rate in their price. When you choose to buy, you can purchase using a credit card, then it becomes your choice how much interest to pay each month and you can fluctuate it according to your income each month.

3. Tax – When you buy office equipment, you can deduct the entire cost of the equipment from your taxes in the first year.

4. Simplicity – It is a lot easier to buy – you pick what you need, buy it and it’s yours to use. Leasing can be complicated with endless paperwork and difficult terms to negotiate, which, if not done properly, can leave you with less than favorable terms.

5. Unwanted – When leasing equipment, you may be forced to pay for and store equipment that you no longer want or need until the lease is up. When you buy and own your machine, you can choose to get rid of the equipment when you no longer need it.

6. Maintenance – As the owner of your machine, you get to decide how much to invest in the maintenance of it. On the other hand, most leasing companies demand a certain investment on your part in the maintenance of a machine that is not even yours. In addition, you are forced to rely on the agreement of the leasing company and the wait times involved when something needs repairing, as opposed to fixing it immediately yourself.

7. Choice – When you buy, there is a whole market of machines to choose from. You are not limited to the stock of the leasing company.

8. Equity – At the end of the day, you own the equipment! This means you can make any changes you want to the machine. And more importantly, when you want to replace the machine, you have the choice to sell it and make some money back. When you lease, you have no equity at all so there is no chance to recover any of the costs.

Every company has different needs to consider. But do keep these points in mind when making this all important decision, so that you make the choice that is right for you.

The Zuta Pocket Printer

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If everything else in the office world has gone mobile, allowing you to leave the office while still staying fully connected by doing work on the go, why shouldn’t it be topped off with a printing solution on the go too? This solution has finally arrived…with the invention of the Zuta Pocket Printer.

The idea of this printer is to bring an end to people working outside their home or office struggling to find a place to print. This mobile printer is fun and easy to use, can be taken anywhere and prints from any device onto any sized page. It has a rechargeable battery with an on/off switch and connects directly to smartphones and PCs.

It is not intended to take over the role of regular printers, but just to supplement them with a device that can very easily be taken along with you wherever you go. It’s therefore not intended for printing large amounts of work, just minimal amounts that are needed whilst in transit.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

A regular printer is made up of a print-head that runs left and right on a moving piece of paper. This printer has gotten rid of the entire device, and just placed the print-head onto a set of small wheels, with which it runs across a piece of paper. This allows the printer to be as small as possible.

The USB connection for battery charging is located on the bottom of the device. The inkjet for this printer lasts for over 1,000 printed pages and the battery lasts for over one hour per full-charge.

The final version of the printer is intended to be tear-dropped shape, measuring less than 4 inches high, 4.5 inches in diameter and weigh a little more than half a pound. It should be able to produce an A4 page of gray scale text or images in 45 seconds.  A later version of the Zuta Pocket Printer will hopefully have Wi-Fi capability, color printing and the ability to print on more materials than just paper. Pricing for the printer should be approximately $250.

So keep on the lookout – this printer should be available for purchase real soon…

Spotlight on Canon imagePROGRAF Printers

Canon imagePROGRAF is a series of machines to choose from when printing professional, large format posters and projects. You are able to create vibrant, bold and eye catching results with up to 12 pigments of color using Canon’s LUCIA EX ink.  The image PROGRAFs include user friendly features such as a large LCD panel.  When using these large format printers you are guaranteed high speed results that will stand out every time.

canon ipf6450,4The Canon image PROGRAF series includes MFPs which are an effective way of scanning and sharing maps, drawings and posters all from one device, providing extra convenience and efficiency in your workplace.

Customers around the world are raving in their reviews about the quality of these Canon machines even after heavy constant use over many years.  Despite the high expense and expansive size, the Canon imagePROGRAF printers continue to be the choice machine on the market for consumers in need of large format printing.

Here are some of its advantages as expressed by reviewers:

  • Excellent media handling
  • Durable, reliable and long lasting
  • Cost effective cartridges
  • Only replace print head after 5000+ square feet of printing

Visit CopyFaxes and check out our new line, selling a wide range of the Canon imagePROGRAFs with a one year warranty included. Be surprised to see these high quality machines at unbeatable prices and selected machines with large rebate offers.

Save Your Copier From Abuse

You’ve invested in a new copier and you don’t want to have to replace it as quickly as you had to last time! But it’s out of your control! So many other people use the copier, how can you make sure they look after it the way they should?

See if this works! Print out the infograph below and hang it near the copier where it won’t be missed by anyone who uses the copier. There’s nothing too complicated or timely on it, but small things that will make all the difference. And, hey, maybe there’s something even you never knew was detrimental to the life of your copier.

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Keep us posted if your copier is being better looked after than before!

6 Things to Look at When Choosing an Office Machine

Are you starting a new business? Or is your current office machine on its last legs? One look at the choice of office machines available is enough to make you dizzy. Where do you even start? With a huge range of brands, models, functions, features you have never even heard of and, of course, prices, how do know which one is right for you? What do you need to consider when making your choice?

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It is a good idea to start by narrowing down your choice with the basics:

2. What will you be using you machine for? Do you need something that will only copy? Only print? Or will you need something with scan and fax capabilities as well? Remember that you can save office space by using just one machine for all these functions.1. Do you need to print color or will black and white be good enough? Reckon that you will pay more for a color machine and the running costs will also be higher. So do you really need color?

3. Do you need finishing options? Stapling? Folding? Are you making booklets? If you do need any of these features, know that you will be looking at a larger, more expensive range of copiers. These are usually options that you have to add to configure the machine to your needs.

4. What paper size are you going to be dealing with? Are you going to need 11×17 paper size, or will legal size be good enough for you?

5. How many pages will you be printing a month? This will help you narrow down your choice to the correct range of copiers. You don’t want to overwork your machine by getting something that cant handle your workload and you also don’t want to pay more than you have to for something that is really intended for a larger workgroup. Learn more about monthly volume here.

6. And of course there is your budget. When buying a machine, reckon that the price will go up as you add more features and functions to your machine. You also want to take into account the future cost of running your machine.

You should now have narrowed down your choice to the range of machines that you should be looking at.

Still not sure? That’s why we have an expert sales team waiting to help you out. Call Kevin on 888-298-3095 to discuss your options and help you choose the machine that will best suit your needs.

HP LaserJet Printers

The HP LaserJet Printers seem to be flying off the shelves back at the hp laser printer 2warehouse. An ever popular choice, these printers are purchased by a range of customers, from the work-at-home Mum to the office manager.

Let’s take a closer look at these laser printers and see what it is exactly that makes them so popular.

ADVANTAGES:

  • A LaserJet Printer uses a toner, as opposed to ink. This means that the toner doesn’t dry up. So even if you don’t use your printer for a large amount of time, you don’t have to worry about ink having dried up while the printer wasn’t in use.
  • A LaserJet Printer produces high-quality printouts. The printing is waterproof, which means that the ink will never smear even when it gets wet.
  • Printing on a LaserJet is also very cheap – the cost per page is as little as a tenth of what it is for inkjet printers. (Read more about this on Laser Printers Versus Inkjet Printers.) An average cost per page on a LaserJet is approximately 3 cents per page.
  • Laser Printers are also extremely reliable. They are capable of producing thousands of prints a month, and will usually last many years, even after daily use. One single toner cartridge will usually be able to print several thousand sheets.
  • It is usually very simple to repair issues that come up with your laser printer. Generally, all that needs to be done is to change parts available in a standard HP Maintenance Kit.

DISADVANTAGES:

  • In general, there are very few disadvantages to owning a laser printer. The main one is the cost of both the printer and its supplies. A great way to save on the price of your printer is by buying a refurbished one. (See Why Buy Refurbished) on more benefits to buying refurbished. Unfortunately, a new toner could cost almost as much as the printer did, which is why lots of people will just discard of the printer and purchase a new one when the cartridge expires in a year or two.
  • A laser printer can also make the room it is in rather hot because of the fuser inside it, which heats up to as high as 200 degrees Celsius. It also is often heavy and takes up a lot of room or desk space in an office. In a comfortable office environment though, none of these points should be cause for much concern.
  • An additional disadvantage is that many Laser Jets are limited by the amount of memory they are sold with. To expand the memory, a RAM board must usually be purchased.  This will enable the color laser printer to utilize a larger variety of fonts.
  • A laser printer should not be your choice if you intend to print a large amount of photographs. This is because photographic paper cannot be put through a laser printer, and a laser printer is not capable of producing very high-resolution images.

CONCLUSION:

After understanding the benefits of LaserJet Printers, it is clear why these are so often the chosen ones. All in all, a LaserJet Printer in the majority of circumstances would be your best bet. Whether new or refurbished, they are the cause of many, many happy customers.

Here’s a list of just a few of the many popular HP LaserJets:

HP 1200 LaserJet Printer RECONDITIONED

HP 1320 LaserJet Printer RECONDITIONED

HP 4250 LaserJet Printer

HP 5000 LaserJet Printer RECONDITIONED

HP P4515N LaserJet Printer

A Most Important Piece Of Advice For Dealing With Your Office Machines…

…Never let anything mechanical know you are in a hurry!!

Does every task you start to do with your office appliance seem to be failing? Are your copiers and printers wasting your time instead of saving you time? And do you suspect there must be something more to know? Well then, it must be time to read this blog post for some enlightenment and practical advice.

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Diagnosis of Problem:

There is a special circuit in every machine called a “mood detector” which senses the operator’s emotional state of how desperate he or she is to use the machine and how pressured the user is for time. The “mood detector” then creates a malfunction proportionate to the desperation of the operator. Threatening the machine with violence only aggravates the situation. Likewise, attempts to use another machine may cause it to also malfunction. They belong to the same union.

 

So, instructions to repair:

  • Switch the machine off
  • Take a ten minute break
  • Fix yourself a drink, preferably a strong coffee…sip it slowly!
  • Calmly return to your machine
  • Keep cool and say nice things to it
  • Restart the copier…
  • Try again!!

For best results follow the instructions carefully…. Nothing else seems to work!!

If all the above fails, call the mechanic.