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PaperCut’s Streamlined Process for Educators and Students

Working with PaperCut software from Caltronics helps cut down costs for printing supplies by integrating the printing system into one easy program that can be monitored for use. However, this is just one part of PaperCut that makes it convenient for the administrator to track usage. PaperCut also comes with a ton of features that make it user-friendly for the people who will use it for day-to-day assignments, such as teachers and students.

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How Does PaperCut Help Students and Teachers?

The following are just some ways that PaperCut can help students and teachers track their projects and paper usage.

  1. User-Specific Printing

One way that PaperCut helps with organization is through user tracking. For example, at your school, each student is sure to have an ID. PaperCut can be securely linked to their student ID to allow them to have their own queue where they can track how much they are printing and the projects they need to have printed. You can even set specific parameters for each user such as how much a student can print versus how much a teacher can print.

 

  1. Security

When printing on a global printer, such as one in the school library, a lot of mix-ups can happen where one student will get the documents and papers of another. The user-specific printing process is secure and safe, meaning that anything that is printed out will only be printed by the user who requested it.

 

  1. Device Integration

One of the most convenient things about PaperCut comes from its global device integration. That means a variety of printers can be used on one global queue. The user can send a printing project to the printer from any device, including mobile phones, tablets, and computers. Once the project is in the queue, the student can use their ID on any printer in the system to print out their project.

A User-Friendly Printing Management System

All of these qualities are just further conveniences added into PaperCut’s printing management system. Overall, PaperCut can help you sort out all your printing needs by streamlining the printing process for students, while also saving the school administration money on wasted resources.

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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.

 

Upgrade Your Personal Office Printer Today

There is a lot of fuss and excitement over the new multifunction printers and copiers found in nearly every office that can afford to upgrade; and for good reason. These new MFPs, like Konica Minolta models available from Caltronics, have capabilities that older copiers did not, and they can also help an office become more environmentally friendly and save money by easily managing toner and paper usage in order to better fit the needs of the company while also ensuring that more attention is paid to waste.

Personal Printers in the Office

But not every office needs one giant multifunction printer. And there are many individuals who work in offices but require their own printer in their office, whether it is for the ability to immediately retrieve something or because they feel more comfortable printing confidential documents from their personal printer. Whatever the reason, if you are a user of a personal printer, you know how essential it can be to your daily work. You need one that is reliable from print to print. Some will wait until their printer literally will not print a page before investing in a new one, even if it’s been sputtering, printing unevenly, jamming, etc. for weeks and weeks.

Caltronics Carries Your Next Printer

Caltronics Business Systems is a certified dealer of HP printers and offers a wide array of HP printers that are compact and work great for those who need to upgrade their personal printer in their office or place of business. These printers come with a variety of different options that can help you narrow down your choices.

Do you expect a printer that can connect wirelessly through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth? Do you need a printer that can also scan images to email? Do you need a printer that can print in black and white or color? Does pages per minute matter to you? Whatever needs you have, you can bring them to Caltronics, and they can help you find exactly the right personal printer for you and anyone else in your office who may need one.

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!

Konica Minolta EFI Fiery proServer for KIP C7800 printer

Wondering how to enhance production workflow for your wide format jobs? Look no further than the Konica Minolta EFI Fiery proServer for KIP C7800 printer. With an endless amount of wide-format production features and state-of-the-art tools, your wide format print jobs just got a lot easier.

The EFI Fiery proServer offers an intuitive user interface and parallel processing of multiple jobs. proserver_525x450 Some of the many great features of this proServer include custom tiling for big jobs in different tile counts and sizes with an intuitive user interface, and the ability to save pre-sets to make reprints a one click operation. With an EPI Fiery proServer, you can easily do layout nestings, job-based color adjustments or apply grommet and cut marks. Increase the productivity, performance, and efficiency of your KIP® C7800 on every job – while producing consistent and accurate color on banners, maps and posters. We knows how important print quality is when it comes to client files.

The EPI Fiery proServer ensures file integrity, using the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE), paired with an optimized code base to ensure the print quality is top notch every time. Not only is quality a priority with this machine, but it also offers the highest color accuracy with pre-installed color profiles for the most common media and screens. Keep saturated tints clean and crisp with the smart color workflow of Clean Color Technology and Dynamic Rendering Intent.The Spot Color Option delivers true color output of spot colors and includes color libraries from Pantone, HKS and HKS 3000 Plus, Toyo and DIC.

Leave the guesswork out of it; the EFI Fiery proServer automatically detects the best color compression method. Minimize setup and integration time with a hassle-free, pre-configured System Fiery XF installed and burned in. Workflow setup is equally easy with included profiles for six high-quality screens and five different media.

Feeling overwhelmed? Get direct access to experienced EFI support staff with the included 12-month software support and maintenance contract. While on contract, free software upgrades keep your system up to date. If you’re already using other EFI Solutions, enjoy seamless integration with other EFI products, such as Pace™ and Digital StoreFront®, to create an end-to-end, automated workflow that eliminates touch points to improve speed and accuracy.

FEATURES

  • Speeds and simplifies your wide-format production with fast RIP Processing
  • Fiery XF is pre-installed and burned in to minimize setup and integration time
  • Pre-installed profiles for 6 high-quality screens and 5 different media
  • Clean color technology keeps saturated tints clean and crisp
  • Dynamic rendering intent automatically optimizes color compression method
  • Custom tiling capability– and custom tiles can be saved as presets for reprinting
  • Perform layout nestings, job-based color adjustments, grommet and cut marks
  • Built-in support for KIP Fold and industry standard cut-marks

If you’re interested in learning more about how the Konica Minolta EFI Fiery proServer for KIP C7800 printer can help your business, feel free to contact your local Caltronics Business Systems and one of our service specialists will contact you momentarily.

How to Manage the Driver Settings on your Konica Minolta Bizhub

Learn about Konica Minolta Bizhub properties and how to use all of the different driver settings for your business needs. If you have any problems with your driver settings, visit our website at http://www.caltronics.com.

Konica Minolta Production Devices Sweep BLI’s PRO Awards

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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.