Fall Printables for Home and Office

Fall is a prime time for decorating an office or home with festive ornaments for the season. After the long summer, a celebratory spirit often fills the air during the autumn months. And the numerous holidays do not hurt this atmosphere.

Getting in the fall spirit should not be a costly endeavor. With a great printer, you can take care of all your fall decorating from within the home or office. There are dozens of great sites (and an unlimited supply of Pinterest links) with various fall printables that can make any home or office look ready for fall. Below are a few examples.

We’ve also sprinkled in some fall printables we’ve created, just for you!

  1. One of the more eclectic groups of free fall printables can be found at this website. They have everything from quotes to cute designs and paintings. Some are directly fall related, with plenty of pumpkins, and others just feature the right colors (oranges, browns, and yellows).
  2. Try out this Caltronic’s creation, featuring Oscar Wilde’s famous fall quote: fall printable
  3. You can find a number of printable quotes and expressions related to fall here. One of the more popular is this quote from Humbert Wolfe that romanticizes the fall months: “Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
  4. This Little House of Four list of twenty fall printables will add an air of class and artistry to a home or office. By printing these and framing them, you will gain a great look for just about any décor. A high-quality printer will be able to really get the detail on the great printables available here.
  5. Keep it simple with this Caltronic’s creation: Caltronics Fall Graphic Qoutes_1A
  6. For those looking for a home project that can involve kids, Town and Country Living has free printable leaves that are meant to be placed on wreaths but can be used for decoration anywhere around the house. Kids can help cut these out and decorate them.
  7. Get your Pumpkin Spice onCaltronics Fall Graphic Qoutes_3A
  8. At The 36th Avenue, they have collected twelve printables for Thanksgiving and fall that give a vintage feel. They include pictures, along with smaller cutouts that can be used for gift bags, cards, mason jar tops, and much more.
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Get Your Marketing Materials Out Quicker with Caltronics and HP

Attracting attention through print media is still an incredibly important part of a marketing strategy for a new business or product. Today, much of the focus is on digital advertising because of how many people use the internet, and how cheap it can be. But when printed marketing materials are properly placed and well made, they can have just as much if not more of an impact reaching a desired demographic.

Your Own Wide Format Printer

Relying on an outside company to print materials can cost more than it’s worth. By having your own wide format printer, you will be able to control every detail and get immediate feedback if something did not print correctly. There is nothing worse than wasting money on hundreds of pamphlets or a giant poster that has a minor text or spacing error. Keeping things in house makes it easier.Z5600_IMAGE_GALLERY_MAIN_1_616x472_tcm245_2389578_tcm245_2388946_tcm245-2389578

Not all wide format printers are made the same, and some work better for different settings than others. When you are looking for a great wide format printer for marketing purposes, you should look for how powerful it is. The HP DesignJet Z5600PS is one of the newest options from HP that Caltronics offers to help you upgrade your office’s productivity.

The DesignJet Z5600PS

The DesignJet Z5600PS is specially made for flexibility and efficiency that will help anyone producing marketing materials for themselves or for clients. The 44” plotter is large enough to fit almost any type of media, and with a 2400 x 1200 dpi print resolution, the results will look fine-tuned every time.

Improving the workflow of printing is an integral step for an office to run smoothly. And the smoother the printer runs, the quicker jobs will get done. The DesignJet Z5600PS features a large hard drive and file processing, so it can manage multiple demanding jobs at a time.

Standard printers seriously limit the options an office has when it comes to printing marketing materials that would otherwise require a third-party print service. Caltronics Business Systems can help you upgrade your print environment to work at maximum efficiency. With their expertise and fleet of printers from HP, your office will successfully get out larger, more appealing printed advertising.

 

Caltronics Can Help Find the Wide-Format Printer You Need

If you are in the market for a wide-format printer for your office or workspace, then you already know that there is quite an array of options. And with all of the specifications, like ink capacities, sheet sizes, and resolutions, it can be overwhelming.

Caltronics Business Systems has been connecting people with the perfect IT products and solutions for decades, and can help you do the same. They treat every client as an individual and really work hard to understand the needs of the workspace and provide the best options for them.

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The HP Designjet T2530

For those looking for a wide-format printer that can be both efficient and provide professional quality, Caltronics offers the HP Designjet T2530. This Designjet, one of the newer models, prints in 2400×1200 dpi, ensuring extremely detailed renderings for any professional office. This detail can take a lot of ink, which is why the printer also comes with high-yield ink cartridges to ensure that you will not be wasting time trying to reload the ink after every big print job.

The T2530 brings together the quality that you trust from HP with many new features that allow for ease of use. Not everyone in your office is going to be a professional with technology, and getting a printer that is too complicated can slow everyone down.

Ease of Use

The Designjet’s control panel is made to be easy to use, from the basics of printing, copying, and scanning, to the use of internal and external storage and security features. The printing itself is easy as well, as the T2530 has simple front loading that will automatically align and identify the media to be used for a print job.

If your office is in need of a wide-format printer to create maps, line drawings, or large prints for presentations, the HP Designjet T2530 is a great choice. Give Caltronics a call to learn even more about this printer and the rest of the product line that they offer in order to ensure that you get the right one for your needs, and the best service in the industry as well.

4 Office Security Issues You Didn’t Know Existed

Security is essential for maintaining trust in a company or business. When most people think about office security, they probably imagine hackers getting into the office’s main servers. Oftentimes, security issues that offices face are much more nuanced than this. Below are four examples of security issues you may not know about and how to help stop them.

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  1. Printers and copiers

Did you know that multifunction printers (MFPs) can hold data on their hard drive? Documents can potentially be retrieved directly from the hard drive or through Wi-Fi if not properly protected. Thankfully, if your MFP is from Konica Minolta and Caltronics, they have taken numerous steps to ensure that these types of threats will never be an issue for your office. Two such steps are the ability to auto-delete older print jobs and password protection.

2. Social media use

Let’s be honest – every employee with social media accounts has logged onto Facebook or Twitter while on their work computer. These sites, however, are becoming increasingly popular for phishing attempts. And if hackers gain access this way, they may be able to get access to office documents. Make sure that employees are made aware that if they choose to use social media, they should not be clicking any questionable links. Or, you can block access to these sites from office computers.

3. Paper filing

 It may appear to be safer to keep confidential documents in paper form rather than online, considering all of the talk lately about hacking. But when papers are filed without proper precautions, they can just as easily fall into the wrong hands. Paperless solutions, like the ones offered by Caltronics, can be a secure alternative that ensures these important documents are not vulnerable to being physically taken.

4. Using mobile devices for business

It is becoming common practice for employees to bring their own devices to work. This practice needs to be supervised, however, because of the security risks involved. Smartphones and tablets can be vulnerable to hacking and phishing attempts, sometimes even easier than computers.

This is especially the case when office computers have standardized security measures in place. If people are accessing secure information via their mobile device, whether in the office or at home, it is necessary to have a cloud server with strong encryption, and the employees should be made aware of the risks.

When you use Caltronics, we can help you reduce your risks and simplify your document usage.

How to Stay Focused in a Freezing Cold Office

As summer comes, so does the heat. For many offices, this means an overabundance of air conditioning use. Every office has that one guy who complains if it’s above 65 degrees. Sometimes the A/C will be accidentally left on all night and you will feel like you are entering an igloo.

Being cold is associated with a drop in focus and productivity, and this does not help anyone. Below are some tips to stay warm no matter how cold the boss makes the thermostat.

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  1. Keep warmer clothes in the office. It seems crazy to wear a sweater to work when it is 90 degrees outside. But do not let this stop you from wearing warm clothes altogether. Bring a sweater or light jacket and keep it in the coat closet or on the back of your chair.
  2. Move around! Walking around and staying active not only keeps you warm. It also helps improve focus. Staring at the computer screen for hours at a time may feel more productive, but without taking a break, you probably are not getting as much done as you could. It also will help spark your creativity.
  3. Get new technology. For those who enjoy any excuse for tech upgrades, you can find great USB hand warmers, heated chairs, or even a heated keyboard.
  4. Bring warmer foods for lunch and snacks. You can even use the cold as an excuse to grab that second cup of hot coffee. Bring some soup or leftover pasta to keep yourself warm during the midday when focus can wane.
  5. Consider greener alternatives. For someone who is environmentally-conscious, blasting the A/C can be even more painful than just the loss of focus (and the feeling in your fingers). If there is just one person in the office who keeps the temperature down low, suggest a personal fan that will both take less energy and stop hampering others’ productivity. And if that doesn’t work, consider making your office greener in different ways to make up for the wasted electricity! Reducing paper use by using email and cloud computing more will help a lot.

Regardless of your personal office situation, communicating the issue in a constructive manner can sometimes make all the difference.

 

Office Etiquette – Working Well with Your Coworkers

The office environment can create some tense and frustrating moments. Conflicts between coworkers happen. However, teamwork and collaboration are two essential parts of a successful business, so working to prevent these issues from arising is important. Here are four tips for how to get along with your coworkers and avoid potentially awkward situations.

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  1. Get to know who you work with. This may seem obvious, but it’s a step a lot of people forget about. Every coworker has their own lives outside of work, and learning about them may help you empathize with them more, and work better together with them as a part of the team.
  2. Be more considerate with the printer. There is nothing else in the office that can cause frustration quite like the office printer. Trying to scan one document only to find out someone else is printing hundreds of pages can drive you crazy. Creating some good printer etiquette can help.

But if your printer is frequently jamming or too slow to handle the job, consider upgrading. Caltronics Business Systems can help your office find a great new printer at the right price, and save everyone their sanity.

  1. Hold office events. When was the last time that your office threw a party for a holiday? Simply bringing together everyone during the lunch hour for cake to celebrate someone’s birthday is a great way to make the work environment better for everyone. And when people feel like they are being celebrated, they will be less likely to be confrontational.
  2. Go paperless. A lot of office conflicts occur over miscommunication and lost documents. This is far more likely to happen when your office relies on printing everything. Switching from printed memos and invoices to online cloud systems ensures that nothing will get lost. Caltronics offers numerous services that will enable your office to move to a paperless model quickly and easily.

No one gets along perfectly with everyone. But you should be able to at least be cordial and work with those who share the office with you. Creating a less stressful environment through more teambuilding and better technology will work wonders in changing the office culture to one that is more positive.

Printables for Father’s Day

There are two big celebrations during the month of June; graduations for the kids, and Father’s Day for the dads. The dads in your office deserve to be celebrated! Perhaps you want to have a big celebration with everyone in the office, or just give small cards or decorations to show appreciation during the month.

Printables for Father's Day

Usually these printables would cost money to get made and printed, but with a great multi-function printer like a Konica Minolta bizHub, you can make everything quickly and affordably. Here are some examples to help you find good (and free) Father’s Day creative printables for your office.

  1. Pinterest, of course, has a wide variety of Father’s Day printables for both home and the office. You can print out banners or tags that are simple ways to make the office look more celebrative for the fathers. There are even cool printable ties that can be hung up or worn during the Father’s Day office party.
  2. Everything Etsy has collected over 100 printables specifically for Father’s Day, from gifts to cards, labels, and much more.
  3. Looking to print cards to recognize the fathers in a more low-key way? Greetings Island has dozens of cards that you can print for free. They include cards with templates where you can add pictures or personalize it in other ways. This ensures that you can add a personal touch to all of them, and with Caltronics’ help with production printing, you can make it even easier to take the cards from basic and boring to unique.
  4. If you are planning to have an office celebration with kids invited, printing crafts is a great way to make the kids feel more involved with the decorating too. At Activity Village, you can find a lot of free printable Father’s Day activities for kids, including drawing, filling in the blanks, cut outs, and much more.

If you found some printables you liked but are not sure if you can trust your current printer to get the job done, it probably is not getting the job done when it really counts as well. Contact Caltronics today to see how you can upgrade your print environment for both work and celebrations.