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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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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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When your copier or printer bites the dust or gets replaced with a new model, you may be wondering what to do with the old machine. Many people actually don't know that these types of machines contain materials that can pollute the earth, and incorrect disposal of copy machines and printers is incredibly hazardous to the environment. Read on to learn how to properly dispose of a copier or printer.Increasing by about 8 percent per year, electronic waste, or e-waste, is the fastest growing segment of the US waste stream. Contributing to the problem is the fact that less than 10 percent of electronics such as printers, copiers, and fax machines are recycled - the remaining 90 percent end up in incinerators or landfills where their harmful toxins can then cause harm to your health. Instead of allowing these chemicals (including mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium, and selenium) enter the air or water supply, consider these alternatives. Donate Your Old Copier or PrinterOne alternative to throwing out your old printer or copy machine is to donate it to a school, non-profit organization, or low-income community. This is an excellent option if the copier or printer is still in good working order and you are simply replacing it with a newer model. You will keep the copier/printer and all its toxins out of the landfill, and the organization you donate it to will surely appreciate it. Additionally, donating your used equipment to a school or non-profit organization can help you qualify you for tax deductions. Most non-profits will provide a donation receipt for tax purposes if you request it (but keep a record of what you donated and to whom just in case).Check Recycles.org for a full list of schools, organizations, and non-profit businesses that accept donations of electronics.Manufacturer Take-BackIf donating your copiers or printers isn't an option, check with the manufacturer of the machine. Many companies now have take-back programs in place for recycling e-waste such as non-working copiers and printers. This option not only keeps the hazardous materials from your machines out of the landfill, but it allows the manufacturer to reuse many resources from the machine such as raw materials and heavy metals.Find a Licensed Disposal Facility Last but not least is the option of finding a government licensed electronics disposal facility. These companies will dispose of your copier machine, printer, or fax machine in an environmentally safe way that will meet your legal obligations and also achieve the maximum environmental benefit of disposal. Generally a disposal facility will take printers or copy machines such as Canon copy machinesor Toshiba copy machines and dismantle them into their composite materials which can then be recycled and entered back into the manufacturing process, thereby helping the environment and preserving natural resources.Whatever option you choose, just remember to recycle or refurbish your copy machine or printer - don't let it end up in the landfill!

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