Advantages of a Wide Format Printer

Printers come in a variety of sizes, speeds, and abilities. When looking for your next office printer, it can become overwhelming. While any busy office can benefit from a standard multi-function printer, some businesses have unique printing needs that require specialty equipment or printers. A wide format printer is one of the most popular types of printers for specialized production. These printers allow you to print large pictures, advertisements, and cutouts on a number of different media, as opposed to just paper like most conventional printers. Caltronics Business Systems offers many high quality, extremely reliable HP wide format printers from their DesignJet series, and they have dedicated professionals who can help you determine which one is best for your needs. But before committing to a wide format printer, you should first learn more about the benefits and make sure it is definitely a good fit for your office.

Advantages of a Wide Format Printer

Benefits of Wide Format Printers

One of the main benefits of a wide format printer is the ability to produce projects that otherwise would have had to be outsourced to other companies. The inconvenience of having this work done offsite can be costly and waste precious time, especially when on a deadline.

Having a wide format printer also ensures that the quality is exactly up to your standards. And things can be changed or fixed on the fly instead of waiting days to receive a product that you are unhappy with and then having to send it back.

Is a Wide Format Printer for You?

Because wide format printers are generally specialty printers made for just wide-format print jobs, it is important to know for sure that a wide format printer is for you. Check your expenditures. Are you spending a significant amount of money on outside companies printing wide format projects for you? Your business may be spending so much money on printing these outside of the office that you could end up saving money only months after you purchase your own wide format printer. Another obvious requirement for getting a wide format printer is space. Do you have an office space large enough to put the printer? It can be cumbersome in smaller or personal offices. But as long as you have the space and would use the wide format printer multiple times a month, it may be a smart idea to invest in one.

If you have determined that a wide format printer fits the needs of your business, Caltronics Business Systems can help take you from just thinking about it to actually getting the right wide format printer for you and ensuring that it lasts for years to come.


Spring Printables to Brighten Up Your Office

Winter has passed, and the more pleasant (although sometimes rainy) weather of Spring is arriving. What better way to welcome the new season than with some great office decorations to brighten up the inside of the office as well? If you have a printer from Caltronics, you can do all of the printing and creating of the perfect spring-themed printables right from your office. It shouldn’t cost money or take time finding the right spring themes! Check out these examples for great Spring printables to brighten up your office.

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  1. Go here for a list of great artwork celebrating spring. These printable artworks are quite detailed, and with a printer like an MFP from Konica Minolta, you will be able to see every pixel of detail, and can print in a variety of sizes and shapes! Whether you want small cards for desks or larger prints that you can put around the office, you can print them all.
  2. YellowBlissRoad has a number of great pictures and crafts that you can print from your office printer and use to really brighten up your space. There’s even a template to make a colorful spring cleaning checklist, in case you want to get some of your coworkers to start helping out with cleaning the microwave and refrigerator.
  3. A classic go-to for anything printable, Pinterest has a great list of examples for how you can get the most out of your printer when creating great pieces that can brighten up your office, like cutouts of birds, eggs, and bunnies.
  4. If your computers use Windows, then you already have a great number of templates for printables at your disposal through Microsoft Word and the rest of the Office products. Make PowerPoints that look peppy with Spring time color, or create your own cards on Word. There are plenty of options to choose from! Find out how to access these templates here.

When it comes to decorating the office, do not waste your money buying cards or paying for prints to be made. With Caltronics’ great fleet of printer options, you can take care of all of your printables and crafts for parties with your own supplies.

The Importance of Properly Managing Your Office Supplies

With Caltronics Business Systems, an official dealer of the top-of-the-line Konica Minolta and HP printers, copiers, scanners, and more, you will be ensured to get the best hardware that fits your needs—nothing more and certainly nothing less. But Caltronics offers services like managed print services that go much further than just the purchase of your multi-function printer. They will also work with you to ensure that you are getting the most out of your new MFP and help identify ways to save money and boost efficiency

Managed print services allow Caltronics to work with you in monitoring printer usage, how things are moving through the printer environment between all the computers connected to the network, how it is being used, and whether someone is scanning, copying, or printing. It can be far too time-consuming to take the time out of your own day to try to manage how the printers are being used. The Caltronics team of experts can do that work for you and help give you ways to make changes when necessary. You will be able to see trends in usage, both during the day and in longer time intervals.

With Caltronics’s managed print services, you also will not need to worry about trying to figure out how to deal with that random paper jam that does not seem to actually exist. If an issue ever does occur with your Konica Minolta or HP printer, the professionals at Caltronics will be ready to get out to your office and help you out any time during the work day.

Document workflow is another great service that offers tremendous value for an active and growing company. Caltronics can help you move from paper-based to cloud-based filing in order to increase efficiency and improve access to vital documents.

Caltronics Business Systems sets itself apart with its dedication to customer service through services like managed print services. No other company can match the accessibility and knowledge that Caltronics has come to be known for over the years. If you are interested in learning how Caltronics can help your office, contact them today.

How to Fax and File in the Digital Age

Faxing is still in use by many businesses across the United States thanks to its ability to easily transfer paper documentation from one office to another in a relatively secure and safe way (emails can be more easily hacked). Although faxing has its benefits, even in today’s day and age, fax machines do not. They can be wasteful, both in extra expenses, like a phone line, and their reliance on paper. With Caltronics’s Network Fax Systems, however, you get the best of faxing and paperless communication in one great product.

Network Fax Systems are the solution to how you can bring printing into 2017. Caltronics has partnered with the online fax server OpenText RightFax, the best and most efficient way to send and receive faxes in a way that is even more secure and efficient, while also less wasteful. All you have to do is scan the document you need to fax, and you will be able to utilize your existing email or desktop services to transmit the fax to the other party, along with receiving faxes. But unlike simple email applications, Caltronics makes the security of these documents a top priority, and RightFax adds another layer of protection above emailing sensitive documents.

And if you are interested in being fully paperless, document management scanning is another way to make your office paperless and more efficient through the use of cloud systems. Just like network fax systems, document management scanning reduces your reliance on paper printing and filing. It also similarly offers a more secure environment for your most important documents and information. MFPs can save directly into the Document Management System that you utilize, ensuring a perfectly smooth transition with easy organization and easy access to those who are given access, plus measures to prevent anyone else from getting to the documents. Caltronics works with you every step of the way to ensure that you do not experience any issues or unexpected problems during the transition to paperless. If you are dedicated to going paperless and becoming a greener office, Caltronics Business Systems has the tools to make it happen.

Get the Most out of Your Printer’s Power

If you just purchased a brand new Konica Minolta multi-function printer or are considering working with Caltronics to get your own, you may not yet be aware of some of the great services available from Caltronics and your new MFP—services that will make your printer life easier without tons of extra cost or hardware. If your office only prints a few simple things a day like memos, you probably do not need services like variable data printing. But for most offices, you are probably often pushing the printer to its limits.

Variable data printing is a way to print the same document multiple times but changing (variable) parts. A simple example is an invoice. With VDP, you will be able to print multiple invoices at the same time, and the printer will do the work when it comes to switching out names, costs, addresses, etc.

Production print workflow is another great way to take advantage of the power already within the multi-function printer that you own. Printing can be a complex task that involves different functions and needs from page to page. Chances are, if you already have a printer through Caltronics, your printer has the functions you need to make it a simple task, not one that takes half a day to complete. Not only will you be able to make sure that your printer gives you the personalization you need for each project, but you will also be able to manage the usage and cost.

With Catronics Business Systems and Konica Minolta printers, you are assured to have the best printing services available. And with a little practice with the huge variety of features, you will be creating the best print jobs possible. Do not fret if you are still a little confused about how to best utilize variable data printing for productive print workflow; Caltronics is there for you whenever you need them. They take customer service seriously and will work hard to resolve any issue or question you may have.

Managed Print Services Definition

Do you need a new way to make your office more efficient? Keeping up with the competition in any industry is not just about working harder, it’s about working smarter as well. Since you are managing an office, you have much more to deal with than reading up on all of the different services that you could use to make your office run more smoothly. There is one service, offered by Caltronics Business Systems, that every office manager should know: managed print services (MPS). You have probably heard of this phrase before, but do you know the managed print services definition? Below you will learn what exactly MPS means, and how it can help take your office to the next level.

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Managed Print Services Definition

Managed print services connect you with a print provider in order to get more in-depth and consistent management and servicing of your print environment. The purpose of MPS is to make your print environment, from the biggest multi-function printer to the scanner, fax machine, small office printers, and anything else, work smoothly and efficiently. Your MPS provider will monitor your print usage (and all of the data that comes with it) and be your go-to source for servicing your printers when they have any issues. MPS begins with an analysis of your print needs before you get started, and then constantly monitors and communicates with you to ensure that when your needs change, the services change to fit those needs as well. Managed print services can also include services that help bring your office further into the digitized world and become less reliant on paper in general.

Take the Guess Work Out of Printing

How many papers does your office print in the average week? How often do you need to restock paper and toner? Are there times when needs are higher than others during the year? Are there opportunities to use less resources? If you do not know the answers to these questions, then chances are your office is not running as efficiently as it could be. With all of the different tasks that go along with managing an office, monitoring print usage can seem like a low priority. But clearly the money and resources you can save are well worth it. You also will not have to worry about all of the annoying maintenance issues that you might have before. With Caltronics MPS, you will have a dedicated team behind you who are able to get to your office quickly and take care of any issues, as opposed to either trying to figure it out yourself or having to pay a third party to take care of it, only for the issue to pop up again later.

See the Difference with Caltronics

There are plenty of companies that offer managed print services, but having a partner like Caltronics gives you much more than partnering with others in the region. With all of those expectations given in the overall managed print services definition, you need to be assured that you are working with a team that can keep up with them. For four decades, Caltronics has successfully delivered on these promises to clients all around California. If managed print services interest you, contact us to see how we can help your business.