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creative ways to use printables for business

Creative Ways to Use Printables for Business

Print can be an effective tool to take your business to the next level. Let’s face it, work can be hard and running a business can be much harder. With the right tools and materials to help us, we can improve our business the fun and easy way. Here are five creative ways to use printables at work.

Work Day Planner

Sometimes work can get chaotic. On other days, you become disorganized. A great looking paper planner can help you things get in order. Paper planners are easy to find and make. Plus, you can personalize their design and print them out just how you want them. You can stick them to your cubicle wall so they’re the first thing you see when you start work.

Holiday Cards

Holiday parties and special events are perfect opportunities to make new business connections and build stronger relationships with clients. Instead of sending another greeting or invitation by email, take the traditional route by sending personalized cards via snail mail. Besides a personal note, you might want to send well wishes for their families too.

Business Cards

We already know that high-quality marketing materials can make a world of difference on how our customers perceive our brand. Your business cards are a great way to communicate your contact information and leave a good first impression of your business. There’s a multitude of business card templates on the internet you can customize to your liking. Alternatively, you can design one from scratch.

Stickers

Literally make your brand stick with branded stickers. Because stickers are super versatile, you can use them in different ways to increase your brand recognition. You can produce and distribute bumper stickers to any car owners who will take them. You can also use well-designed stickers on your packaging not only to set it apart but also to make it look more upscale.

Office Wall Art

Your office isn’t just a place for running daily business operation. It is also a place to show off what your business is capable of. One of the best methods to wow your clients and investors is through visually appealing office décor. You can hang your company’s motto on the wall or frame an inspirational quote and place it in the reception area.

There you go – five types of printables that can help grow your business. Remember that a large part of making your printables effective is to produce them in the highest quality possible, which you can only do when you have a high-quality printer to back you up.

What Caltronics has to offer

Caltronics provides an array of printing solutions for your printing needs. Check out Konica Minolta’s product catalog or HP office equipment to find out which printer fits your needs and budget.

For small businesses, Konica Minolta bizhub C3110 can deliver color power as close as your desktop. For high-speed 3D printing with maximum definition at maximum volume, the ProJet 3500 HDMax offers unsurpassed value and performance. If you need to print materials in a wide-format, the HP Designjet T1200 is the right machine for you.

If you need any assistance, contact us at 800-775-9545.

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How to Use Your Printer to Create High Quality Marketing Materials

Although a lot of marketing happens online nowadays, printed marketing collateral hasn’t lost its relevance. Whether it’s a brochure, a flyer or a calling card, your marketing materials are often the first point of contact for your ideal customers.

They are the tangible expressions of your brand that put your business right in front of your intended audience, and as such, it’s only essential that you make a good first impression with high quality printing. Otherwise, if your printed marketing materials are low quality, your prospects will assume your products and services are too.

Here’s how you can make the most of your printer to create visually appealing print materials and promotional products.

Choose the Right Paper

The type of paper matters a lot in the quality of the printing. Whether it is rustic and textured, coated or uncoated, silky and smooth or heavy weight and light – the choice of paper plays a huge role in the outcome of your materials. If you’re not sure what finish to use, our team of experts can help you in selecting the right paper stock for the right product.

Pick the Right Ink

Printing technology is getting more sophisticated by the day. This holds true to the kind of inks as well. Every ink type offers unique benefits so make sure to know where it’s meant to be used. For example, pigment inks work best for photo prints whereas dye-based inks are great for marketing materials.

Tweak the Settings

Printers often have specific settings for the type of paper being used. Different papers require different amounts of ink and different proportions of ink colors to produce the correct final colors. When switching between different printing tasks, it’s important that you update the settings to get excellent results.

Use the Right Materials

Quality printing involves the use of high quality materials. Paying careful attention to the paper stock and inks for example can make a huge difference. Printing techniques and print finishes are also a huge factor to consider. Of course, quality printing is also about getting a high quality printer. Your marketing material is only as great as the printer it’s produced on.

Invest in a High Quality Printer

We suggest using Konica Minolta to take your marketing materials to the next level.  The Konica Minolta offers a wide range of printers and multi-function machines for every marketing need. It is equipped with advanced printing technologies, ensuring you leave a strong impression to your customers and clienteles.

Why Konica Minolta?

With Konica Minolta you turn your ideas into reality at an affordable cost. Regardless of what printer you use, you create polished and superb print products that match your marketing goals. For larger-scale materials such as posters, its wide format inkjet printers can deliver stunning graphics and ink quality.

Konica Minolta also offers digital press solutions that can provide quick and efficient printing of short run materials. There’s no need to make or change plates required with offset printing while maintaining the color quality. There’s a whole lot more of solutions Konica Minolta can provide. If you need any assistance, contact us today.

Do you know how much your office is printing?

You may be concerned about the amount of printing being done by people in the office. But how can you possibly keep track of how many pieces of paper are going through the printer daily, let alone by whom each time. Even someone who can keep perfect track of how many reams of paper and packs of toner have been purchased will not be able to accurately track printer usage without a lot of effort. Thankfully for offices like these, there is Caltronics Business Systems. Through managed print services  and countless other great services and products available, Caltronics can revolutionize the way that you track your printer’s usage.

Managed print services mean that Caltronics works with you to keep track of printer usage. You will get detailed information on how often consumables including paper and toner were used, what type of jobs they were used for, how often copies, scans, faxes, etc. were made, and much more.

Variable Data Printing

Variable data printing is a revolutionary technology that is offered on the highest-quality Konica Minolta brand multi-function printers that are offered and serviced by Caltronics Business Systems. Variable data printing allows users to easily print out documents with similar formatting but each with unique pieces that are easily created and taken care of by the printer itself. For instance, if you need to print invoices for all of your clients with their unique addresses on them, variable data printing cuts down on the steps it takes to transfer all of the different names and numbers onto the template invoice.

This saves a ton of time for any office that handles invoices, marketing, mailing, and more. Variable data printing can also help cut down on your amount of printing by reducing printing errors while trying to print a large load with a lot of unique names or other variables. You will no longer have to run back and forth from the printer and your desk to make sure that everything is printing properly. The Konica Bizhub touchpad lets you take care of the job right on the printer itself.

How to Remove a Paper Jam on Your Konica Minolta Bizhub

Just reading the word “paper jam” might make you shudder if you’ve worked in an office for any amount of time. If your office is equipped with a Konica Minolta Bizhub, you already know how reliable it is. But misfires do happen. Luckily, your Bizhub makes it as simple as possible to identify paper jams and get back to the job. All you have to do is follow these five easy steps.

How to Remove a Paper Jam

  1. 1. Determine where the paper jam occurred. The display should indicate this information for you. There are three main areas where papers misfire: the document feeder, the paper drawers, and the side compartment. A misfire in the document feeder could mean that papers weren’t properly aligned before you tried to make a copy, while an issue in the paper drawers might have been caused by paper in the trays not being inserted correctly. However, the most common place to find jammed paper is the side compartment where the actual imaging happens.
  2. Press “start guidance” on the control panel. This can also show you visual step-by-step instructions when you experience a paper jam. The display will zoom in on the part where the Bizhub senses the paper jam and show exactly what to open.
  3. Now it’s time to open up the Bizhub. Depending on where the paper jam is located (as indicated by your control panel), follow one of these three steps:
    1. Press in the gray button on the right side of your printer to open up the compartment. Usually the paper will be visible immediately. Remove any paper you see.
    2. Simply lift the document feeder and remove the paper if it was a jammed copy.
    3. Open the paper drawers and make sure there is no paper caught in the feeder.
  4. If the control panel indicates that your jam is in the side compartment but you don’t see the paper immediately, look for the green buttons around the inside of your Konica Minolta Bizhub. They give you access to other parts, including the fusing and auto duplex units. You should find the paper jam there.
  5. Once the paper is removed, close everything and check the display screen. It should start right back up with the job it was doing before the misfire! If it says that there is still a paper misfire, double-check the components listed above and repeat the steps if necessary.

While paper jams are inevitable when dealing with printers, the Konica Minolta Bizhub used frequently by Caltronics allows you to quickly and easily correct the issue and proceed with your printing project.

4 Printer Problems a Bizhub Can Solve

 

 

4 Printer ProblemsIf you work in an office or own a business with old or shoddy printers, chances are you could very easily rattle off a big list of printer problems you experience often. Konica Minolta’s BizHub series of printers is leading the industry in ways to solve the many printing issues that can plague an office environment. These printers will stop the productivity delays and wasted money that other printers cause. Below are four problems that switching to BizHub can immediately solve for your office.

  1. Losing money on outdated technology. An inefficient printer can cause many issues that lead to your business losing money. Printers are essential to your office regardless of the type of business, so why stick with an old printer that breaks down when you try to print 10 pages? BizHub printers, outfitted with high-tech improvements on the inside and out, will remove the frustration caused by old printers.
  2. Excessive worrying about printing. If you have an ordinary printer, you probably have experienced issues when trying to do large print jobs, such as paper misfiring, constantly needing to refill the paper tray, or overheating. BizHub printers are equipped with the best technology to ensure that any-sized print job is completed quickly and without error. Even some of the most compact of the BizHub line has a maximum paper capacity of 850 sheets, letting employees be more productive without worrying whether their print job is going to stop half-way through.
  3. High impact on the environment. BizHub printers come out of the box with solutions to ensure that your office is green-friendly through better and more efficient equipment and printing. Many printers are even made with recycled materials. Less energy and resource consumption not only helps the environment, but it also helps you save money.
  4. Lack of cohesion with technology. With BizHub, you can eliminate onerous tasks and difficulties with communication by using BizHub Connector. With BizHub Connector, you can take advantage of Microsoft SharePoint, Google, or Evernote for a more efficient and safe environment to keep documents. This service allows you to scan directly to cloud services on users’ computers, print from your cloud service, and utilize security options to keep all of your documents safe.

 

Top 8 Reasons you Should Switch to Konica Minolta

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Konica Minolta offers a wide variety of business solutions for just about anything that involves document printing, scanning, sending, etc. At Caltronics Business Systems, we are certified operators of Konica Minolta products because they ensure your business will have the best efficiency out there. Below are eight reasons why.

  1. Solutions for every industry. Konica Minolta doesn’t do one-size fits all solutions; they offer specialized services for a variety of businesses, including those in the education, legal, government, and healthcare sectors.
  2. Top-tier products. Not only does Konica Minolta have a range of products, but they are also some of the best and most advanced in the industry.
  3. Full-services office systems. With Konica Minolta’s Office Systems, you are ensured to have the most efficient workflow. Including plenty of options to personalize to your business, you can get the right printer, scanner, and copier setup for your workplace.
  4. Desktop printers and scanners for offices of any size. If you are looking for small-scale or economical print solutions, Konica Minolta has you covered as well. The selection at Konica Minolta lets you print what you need while reducing waste and unnecessary cost.
  5. Wide format printing for advertising and other uses. Need to make large sized prints or scans? Konica Minolta has LED and Inkjet printers available for you, along with other wide format solutions. This will help you save time and resources printing large-format documents outside of the office.
  6. Free bizhub MarketPlace apps for your MFP control panel. With bizhub apps, you can increase your office’s productivity and usability even more. There are plenty of useful free apps including Announcements, Connector for Evernote and Finance, and apps to help decrease your environmental impact.
  7. Plenty more bizhub MarketPlace apps that can improve your security and productivity. With the simple-to-use MarketPlace, connect to OnBase, see your security status on the control panel with bizhub SECURE Notifier, get Kno2fax if you’re in the healthcare industry, and much more.
  8. Efficient and caring customer service. Last, but certainly not least, Konica Minolta customers can be assured that they will get great customer service from day one onward. They offer six unique customer care centers that can give specialized expert service regarding issues you may have, and Konica Minolta also offers online self-help support.

We can help your business seamlessly transition to Konica Minolta products. Give us a call today for more details.

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Rely on Caltronics for your Education Solutions

Educators and administrators alike are always looking for ways to save time, streamline workflow, and improve productivity with their document solutions. Whether it be in classrooms, school districts, universities, or libraries, we know how important it is to have a student records management system that is environmentally friendly, flexible and easy on your wallet.

Does that sound too good to be true? Then you haven’t heard of Caltronics!

bubbleCaltronics works exclusively with Konica Minolta, a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies that brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration, to provide scalable document systems that maximize the power of technology and improve results.

Some of the benefits of having a managed print service program for educators in place are:

  • Create exams and assessments with ease and get instantaneous results. Exam grades are automatically pulled back into the back-end data analytic system that compares testing results to state standards and integrates with the student information system.
  • Protecting student confidentiality. FERPA-compliant features are built into every Konica Minolta bizhup MFP. This requires users to identify themselves and restricts access with secure authentication in any form including passwords and standard HID cards.
  • Account-tracking functionality. Your bizhub can be used to assign costs to departments, grants, or individual students and teachers with panel-integrated cost recovery systems from Equitrac, Pharos, Konica Minolta PageScope Enterprise Suite, and JAMEX and ITC vending terminals in public-access areas.
  • High quality course content in-house. Notice the cost savings immediately when you use Konica Minolta’s digital presses to create high-quality, cost-effective color or B&W course materials.
  • Helping educational applications protect the environment with Konica Minolta’s Clean Planet Program. All bizhub models feature environmentally friendly Simitri® toner for clean, crisp print/copy quality, high toner yields to lower operating costs.

teacherWith the help of excellent Konica Minolta products, Caltronics MPS offers world-class print management—eliminating the stress and abundance of time spent managing the print environment, as well as helping you realize significant cost savings. Our team of specialist, combined with our knowledge of the processes, and leading edge technologies make the Caltronics difference: from the assessment and proposal phase, to setup and maintenance, reporting and quarterly reviews, and constant optimization efforts, our team is dedicated to continually providing you with the most successful document workflow solution for your environment. No matter your needs, our specialized Caltronics team is able to provide special attention and a customized solution to each of our MPS customers.

Choosing Caltronics MPS is more than just making sure your printing hardware runs properly. By gaining control of your printing environment, and capitalizing on a constantly evolving document workflow processes, you can successfully cut costs of business and focus on your true revenue streams.

Want to learn more about what Caltronics can do for you? Check out the services we offer on our website or call us today at 1-800-775-9545!