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Buying a Used Copier: Is It Worth It?

When businesses look into ways to reduce their office expenses, one of the more tempting options lies in buying a used copier or printer. With office equipment prices frequently ranging into the thousands of dollars, a secondhand photocopier is a temptation for small business and large alike.  Likewise, used or aftermarket copiers often work just… Read More

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Is Toner Biodegradable or Recyclable?

Laser printers use a clever combination of toner, static electricity, and heat to produce printed documents. With its ability to rapidly deliver sharp quality text-documents, toner was one of the major revolutions of the modern office. Many people ask the question: is toner biodegradable? More importantly, with environmental sustainability gaining traction in the business world,… Read More

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What is a PBX Phone System and How Does It Work?

For modern offices, streamlined communication is a must. Whether dealing with internal or external telecommunications, businesses need to invest in infrastructure that helps people connect easily. Office managers looking for these business telephone features will inevitably come across PBX phone systems in the catalogues of major manufacturers. Although the manufacturers make their telephone systems look… Read More

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Will My New Copier or Printer Work with My Mac? [Mac Compatibility]

Although Microsoft dominated the office environment in the 1990s and 2000s, Apple is becoming more visible in the office equipment industry every year. No longer solely the domain of design professionals and creatives, Apple hardware is becoming an increasingly common sight in offices around the world. We aren’t going to wade into the debate surrounding… Read More

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The 6 Best IT Services Companies in New Brunswick

Organizations need to juggle many moving parts and functions: human resources, marketing, accounting, product development, sales, customer support, and more. One essential function that is unfortunately often overlooked is IT.   Though we are Atlantic Canada’s trusted source for office furniture as well as office technology, we also pride ourselves in being our clients’ the… Read More

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The 5 Best IT Services Companies in Nova Scotia

Many services must come together for a successful business to operate smoothly and efficiently. At Office Interiors, we are honoured to be the go-to source for many of our client’s needs. But what happens when we don’t provide a service that our customers are looking for? We believe it’s our duty keep our finger on… Read More

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Average Copier/Office Equipment Service Response Times

Moving parts break, jam or wear. Multifunction printers (MFPs), or copiers as they are often called, have a great many moving parts.  It only makes sense that they are regularly going to need servicing. Anyone who has ever worked in a can testify that there are few things more infuriating at work than going to… Read More

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4 Key Concepts to Understand About Your Office Equipment Lease

Purchasing ownership of something is a pretty simple concept. Pay cash for an item, and it’s yours. From that moment on, you’re free to do as you please. Leasing, on the other hand, can feel far more complicated for many people. It features unusual language and contractual obligations that don’t have a familiar analogue in… Read More

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5 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Office Equipment Warranty

For office managers and administrators, a comprehensive warranty can prevent significant costs and headaches. On the other hand, a lousy warranty is barely worth the paper it’s printed on and can end up drastically inflating total cost of ownership. Although conscientious office managers rely on service contracts for preventative maintenance, many will miss cost saving… Read More

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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

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