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The Definition of Remanufactured Toner (Quick Answer)

A remanufactured toner cartridge is new toner inserted into a refurbished used toner cartridge.   Toner remanufacturers will collect used cartridges, examine them, and replace any parts that are excessively worn or damaged.  They then refill the bottle with new toner and sell the remanufactured toner for significantly less than an OEM or new compatible… Read More


The Definition of OEM Toner (Quick Answer)

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) toner refers to any new toner cartridge that was manufactured by the company which also built your copier or printer.  So, if you own an HP printer, only HP manufactured toner can be considered OEM. OEM toner cartridges are typically considered to be of high quality, with low failure rates and… Read More


The Definition of New Compatible Toner (Snippet)

New compatible toner is a blanket term used to describe any new toner cartridge that is made by a third-party manufacturer and not by the manufacturer of your printing device.  New compatible cartridges are built from parts that are all expected to be compatible with your printer or MFD. New compatible toner is generally more… Read More


Could Biophilic Design Make You More Productive at Work?

Human beings are no longer outdoor animals. We spend the overwhelming majority of our time indoors or in cars. Researchers are only beginning to understand the effects this has on our overall health and wellness. For instance, patients recovering from surgery tend to go home sooner when kept in hospital rooms with a window. Studies… Read More

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Eco-Friendly Tips to Save Your Business Money

Sustainability has emerged as a powerful differentiator in today’s eco-conscious world. Consumers are looking for ways to adopt a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. By supporting brands and businesses that adhere to green practices, they can have a positive impact on the planet. Fortunately, there are many ways in which being more ecologically responsible saves money,… Read More


Office Equipment Warranties: Coverage, Duration, and Fine Print

Not all office equipment warranties are equal. As nice it would be for the rest of us, printer manufacturers have never gotten together to standardize their warranty offerings the way other industries have. As a result, each manufacturer writes its own warranty agreements. Each individual agreement covers a specific set of products against a specific… Read More


How Much Power Does a Copier or Multifunction Printer Require?

Is your business concerned about the effect of rising energy costs?  If so, then you are likely taking stock of everything within the organization that uses energy. How much gas do the company vehicles consume? Has the water bill increased this quarter? What about that copier or multifunction printer (MFP) that works diligently day in… Read More


Office Furniture Warranties: Coverage, Duration and Fine Print

Unlike electronics warranties, furniture warranties don’t necessarily cover straightforward performance issues and can be a frequent source of confusion for customers.  A television either works, or it doesn’t, but if the sunlight discolours your desk does that constitute a warranty claim?  What if your new task chair is uncomfortable to use, but is not visibly… Read More