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Cleaning a laser printer, fax, or copier of laser toner can be easy, provided you know what you're doing and use the right tools. This article will share with you some simple tips to help you clean your laser printers of laser toner like a pro.A word to the wise: Before I begin, I'd like to stress that this article is intended only to assist you with basic cleaning of the laser toner from your laser printer. If you're unsure of your ability to perform any sort of printer maintenance, or if performing such maintenance will void the printer's warranty, you should contact a qualified service professional.Some safety issues: Though laser printers come in various shapes and sizes, they all use laser toner (that messy black powder). While cleaning your laser printer, the last thing you want is to have laser toner in your lungs or on your skin. The tips provided in this article should help reduce the chance of you being bathed in laser toner while cleaning your printer.Laser toner particles are so fine that they can take more than fifteen minutes to settle if they become airborne make that hours if you have fans or air- conditioners circulating them through an office. To avoid inhaling laser toner particles, try to keep the air in the cleaning area stable and leave the printer area for several minutes after cleaning. When you return, move slowly, open all windows, and begin vacuuming any laser toner from the floor, tabletops, and so forth.Another dangerous area common to all laser printers is the fuser-roller compartment. The fuser roller gets extremely hot during the printing process and is usually covered for safety. Burns can occur, however, if you accidentally uncover and touch the roller. I recommend that you leave your printer off for at least one hour before cleaning it of laser toner. As with all electrical equipment, make sure that the power cable is unplugged before you begin any work.Here are the basic tools you need to clean the laser toner from the laser printer:-Vacuum-Compressed can of air-Wash cloth-Mask-Cotton Swabs-Isopropyl Alcohol (99 percent pure)-Paint Brush (soft bristle, about a half-inch wide)-Latex gloves (optional)Compressed air:You can buy this in any department store or office supply store. Ranges in price from $3.00 to $10.00 per 10 oz. bottle. Use adequate ventilation please.Mask:You'll want to prevent laser toner particles from entering your throat and lungs. While laser toner inhalation has not been proven to cause serious health problems, respiratory tract irritation can occur with exposure to large amounts of laser toner dust. Laser toner can also contain potentially hazardous compounds, such as styrene, ethyl benzene, and xylene isomers. Use a mask that filters both odors and fine particles, such as the ones used for painting and sanding. You can usually find these at local hardware stores.Cotton swabs:You can use the regular cotton swabs found in your local drugstore or those made especially for cleaning printers. The printer swabs come with six-inch-long sticks.Isopropyl alcohol:Do not use regular rubbing alcohol. Either use chemicals that are specifically designed to clean the heads of VCRs, cassette tapes, tape drives, and the like or use 99 percent pure isopropyl alcohol, which evaporates without leaving any residue.Paint brush (soft bristle, about a half-inch wide): This is used to brush out toner from tight crevices. Since bristles may fall out during the cleaning process, pull out any loose ones before you use the brush. I don't recommend using toothbrushes.Latex gloves (optional):These must fit tightly on your hands since you want to maintain skin sensitivity. Drugstores usually sell them in boxes of 100. This is to keep your hands clean but if you don't have them you can just wash up with soap and water afterwards.Okay, let's begin cleaning that laser printer of the laser toner. Now that you have the tools, it's time to unplug the laser printer, let it sit for one hour, and then follow the steps below:1. Put on your mask and latex gloves if you have them.2. Open the printer and gently remove the laser toner cartridge or laser toner bottle.3. Use your wash cloth and wipe the laser toner cartridge. Place the laser toner cartridge aside.4. Use your vacuum to remove spilled laser toner from within the printer's internal compartment. Try to prevent the vacuum's nozzle from actually touching any of the printer's internal surfaces.5. Use your paintbrush to remove laser toner from any crevices. Use gentle motions and vacuum as necessary. 6. Many laser printers use very fine wires (called 'corona wires') that are often exposed. If your printer has such wires, take care to avoid vacuuming or brushing them. Breaking a corona wire can be a costly mistake. Dip a cotton swab into isopropyl alcohol and gently run it along the length of the wire. Also be sure to clean the underside of the wires. Never apply pressure.7.Reinsert the laser toner cartridge, close the printer, reconnect the power cord, and you are done.Avoid using the wash cloth inside the printer. Though you can use the wash cloth to clean the inside, I do not recommend it. There are many sharp points that can tear the cloth's fiber and leave loose strands inside the printer.OEM vs. Remanufactured Laser Toner Cartridges Although many people buy OEM Name Brand laser toner cartridges, little do they know, they really are remanufactured! Can you believe it? Seriously folks, why spend many more dollars on OEM's when you can get THE SAME quality laser toner cartridges for half or less than half the price? When you buy an OEM laser toner cartridge, just look at the box! It says "Made of new and recycled materials". The OEM companies want you to send your laser toner cartridge back to them , so they can remanufacture it , and sell it back to you as new! Buying remanufactured laser toner cartridges saves the environment. Millions of laser toner cartridges get dumped in landfills every year. So, please, save the environment,and save your money!Happy Cleaning!

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Is copier sales a good industry?In a previous article I told you all of the wonderful reasons why you should consider a career as an account executive in the copier industry. By now you might be thinking that there are no disadvantages to a career in copier sales. But, you would be wrong. Allow me to play devil's advocate and provide you with the following caveats:1. There is not much social status afforded to a copier sales rep. You are ranked somewhere between a used car salesman and a telecommunications rep. Your friends won't think your job is cool. But, that's O.K. When they are still eating Top Ramen for dinner you can roll up in your brand new BMW and offer to take them to dinner and pick up the tab since you have achieved the financial stability that probably still eludes your friends three years after college graduation. 2. The job is hard. Really, really hard. But, not for the reasons you think. The combination of an awful lot of freedom coupled with the absolute necessity of a disciplined mindset can be a dangerous combination for most people. I knew a manager that used to say, "we give you just enough rope to hang yourself around here". This meant that no one is watching your every move, but, by the time it shows up in poor sales performance, you don't have enough time to improve the situation before the company is showing you the door.3. You must be able to survive on a meager base salary for at least six months to two years until your commissions start rolling in. Most base salaries in this industry are $20,000-$30,000 plus benefits.4. It could seriously take you two years to build a territory that rewards you with a copier sales salary of $60,000-$80,000 annually. This salary range assumes that you are really good at what you do and are at least at 100% of your annual sales quota. This leads us to our last point:5. The company might not give you two years to get it all together. Generally, after your first year in sales, if you are not at 100% of your annual sales quota your sales manager "will free you up to pursue other opportunities". In other words, "you're fired"! Make no mistake about it, your sales quota is not your goal, it is your minimal requirement. Actually, you are expected to exceed your annual sales quota. So, is copier sales a good industry? All in all, the copy equipment industry offers more advantages than disadvantages. If you consider yourself ambitious, energetic and in possession of superior people skills and exceptional communication abilities, this just might be the career for you.

 

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There are so many different new technologies on the market today and they are hard to choose from. Technology has changed the way we do business today; things are a lot faster and efficient. One of the main things an office needs is a copier and the copier can make a business run smoothly. The process of the copier has changed significantly. You might be wondering what copier would be best for your business and this would mean choosing between an analog copier and a digital copier. The analog copier is considered to be the older between the two but it is still considered to have good qualities. The digital copier also has strong characteristics and negative aspects.The older copier is considered to be the analog copier. The good thing about an analog copier is that they are reliable and reasonably priced. If you decide that you are more inclined to purchasing an analog copier you should consider the time it takes to warm up and the quality of the scanned or printed documents. The reason for considering the time is because in an office there are probably a large number of people that would like to utilize the copier and if the machine takes long this will cause frustration in the office and reduce productivity.A digital copier works differently. We are currently bordering the digital age and therefore it is only understandable that all analog technology has to be changed into digital technology. These are machines such as photo cameras, video cameras, etc. With all new technological systems there are always benefits but there are also negative aspects that need to be taken into consideration. There are in fact, great advantages of a digital printer. One of the most important is that many digital copiers are multi-functional. It's amazing how technology has evolved now with the digital copier documents can be sent to emails, fax machines or even text. This will reduce steps in the office to maximize productivity. It does take away from the effort and time to mail hard copies of a document to different physical sites. It will therefore increase productivity in the work place.The down side of digital technology is that it uses more power that analog copiers and it therefore produces more heat. Compared to an analog copier; the digital copier is a lot pricier. Regardless of whether you choose a digital or an analog copier you must always do some research on the specific product you are considering to purchase. There is always someone who has used the product before you have and there are usually blogs or reviews on the product, you should read them to get the perspective of the customer. It is important to listen to the sales representative but it is also good to get second opinions. You can also ask other companies what their experience was with the copier. Choosing the right copier is hard but if you know what you need you will eliminate the search.

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