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4 Office-Appropriate Group Costume Ideas for Halloween

Halloween is one of the few holidays throughout the year where you can shrug off the seriousness of life and have fun for a day. Despite falling on a weekday, you can still have fun this year by dressing up with your coworkers and turning it into a themed holiday. With a little planning, time, and a small investment, you and your fellow office workers can make the most of working on Halloween and turn it into something fun while also getting work done.

office appropriate halloween

Let’s take a look at four great ideas that you and your coworkers can use as the basis for your costumes.

  1. Disney, Disney, Disney!

Disney has tons of different characters to choose from, so there will be no lack of choices. The main idea would be to dress up as different characters from different Disney movies. If you are feeling more creative, your group can choose an ensemble from one specific Disney movie and dress up as characters from that movie.


  1. Pick a Decade

This one can be really fun if you are willing to put the time and planning into it. You can separate the office into groups who all have to dress up in iconic fashion from that specific decade. Another idea would be to do the same groups, but choose iconic movies or shows from that decade and dress up as the characters.


  1. Horror Characters

This follows the same pattern as the rest, but everyone dresses up as the same character. For example, everyone shows up to the office dressed as Freddy Krueger. You can even make a competition out of it and someone can win an award for the best rendition.


  1. Living Art

This one could be really interesting because it leaves a lot of room for getting creative. The idea would be to pick out different works of art and dressing up as the subjects of that art to make the pieces come alive. You can choose one piece if the group is small enough, or a bunch of different works of art.

Picking out a costume for your group is probably the hardest part of the whole process, but once all is said and done, you and your coworkers will have a lot of fun working together. You may actually be glad Halloween is on a weekday this year.


Konica Minolta Production Devices Sweep BLI’s PRO Awards


Konica Minolta does it again! Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the leading independent authority in the document imaging industry, announced its annual PRO awards, which acknowledge the best-in-class devices in BLI’s production field tests. This year, Konica Minolta earned awards of excellence on three models, including bizhub PRESS 1052 that we currently carry at Caltronics:

bizhub PRESS C1100
Outstanding Color Mid-Volume Production Device

bizhub PRESS 1052
Outstanding Monochrome Light- to Mid-Volume Production Device

bizhub PRESS 2250P
Outstanding Monochrome Mid- to High-Volume Production Device

“Our results clearly show the bizhub PRESS 2250P to be an excellent and cost-effective choice for organizations entering the short-run book printing market,” said BLI’s Sweetnam.

When looking to efficiently manage document workflow, it’s important to remember that bizhubs are productive, easy to use, and offer a wider than average range of image quality settings to enable users to achieve optimum output. They also feature unmatched color consistency, which has earned them many 5-star ratings.

“The bizhub PRESS C1100, 1052, 2250P are the result of what we’ve learned by serving this market for more than 18 years,” said Kevin Kern, senior vice president of marketing for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “BLI’s PRO awards and the 5-star ratings our products achieved in several categories are proof that we are a leader in these production sgements.”

Take a look at the original article from Buyers Laboratory here.

Here at Caltronics, we understand the importance of providing innovative business solutions and leading edge technology, which is why we only carry the highest rated document imaging products in the print industry.

We are proud to offer Konica Minolta products and award winning customer service daily to guarantee the satisfaction of our customers.

Konica Minolta Sponsors “CNN Heroes” Campaign Again

CNN Heroes award ceremony 2013 Photo Credit: EDWARD M, PIO RODA/CNN"

CNN Heroes award ceremony 2013 – Photo Credit: EDWARD M, PIO RODA/CNN”

Konica Minolta, Inc. (for whom Caltronics is a proud reseller) recently announced that the company will sponsor the “CNN Heroes” project by CNN for the second year in a row, from October through December 2014.

In its eighth year “CNN Heroes” sheds light on everybody heroes with extraordinary achievement in the fields such as environment or human rights and lets the world know how an individual can make a difference to society.

In order to achieve further growth as a global company, Konica Minolta has been intensifying its focus on fulfilling its responsibilities to society. The company participates in the UN Global Compact and seeks to fulfill its diverse social responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and corruption prevention and has gained a positive reputation in the international community. Initiatives of “CNN Heroes” align with Konica Minolta’s socially responsible management vision.

Click here to read the complete press release.

The Customer: What Caltronics is All About

“I have been doing business with Caltronics, and specifically Greg Elko for over 10 years. The service and sales team has done whatever they can to find solutions that will help my business make money and satisfy my customers, and in a timely fashion.

If choosing between Xerox and Caltronics, I would recommend going with Caltronics, and Greg will always take good care of you as a customer. The reason I am writing this today is because I had a very important need, and Greg and the Caltronics team took care of it. When presented the same need to Xerox, they not only dropped the ball, but honestly have probably lost my business for the unforseeable future due to lack of knowledge, poor customer service, and a high price tag to boot.”
– Bud O., Sacramento, 5 stars on Yelp

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Konica Minolta Wins 2014 BLI Award

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world’s leading authority on document imaging devices and solutions. Each year, BLI inspects multiple vendors’ products, putting them through a rigorous 2 month laboratory evaluation. For the first time in BLI history, a company has won the A3 MFP  “Line of the Year” award for four consecutive years: Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc.

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Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes


Caltronics is a long-time supporter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Next Saturday, May 17th, is their Walk For Wishes fundraiser and we have a company team participating. The walk benefits the local chapter near our headquarters in SacramentoMake-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada . The money raised will go to help grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions in the 37 counties the foundation serves.

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