man surprised by papers flying out of computer screen

Transform Your Office – Use Your Copier to Get Rid of Paper

Aug 2 2018 - 1:53pm

By Constance Barbian, Director of Marketing and Communications

“Transformation” or “digital transformation” is a word and phrase you hear a lot in the IT industry. IT journalists are always looking for something new to write about – and IT providers seem to like to use the word because it sounds impressive.

It's easy to become turned off to the spin as over-hyped or not relevant for smaller businesses. You shouldn't.

Transformation isn't just limited to the “sexy” IT trends like Internet of Things or big data.

The fact is ANY technology that improves office and user effectiveness can transform your office. The other fact about transformation is older technologies can be as or more effective at transforming work in an office than the hot new IT trend.

Here's where your copy machine enters the picture.

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Managed Print Services has tons of business benefits - read the top 4 MPS benefits our clients love.

The Top 4 Business Benefits of Managed Print Services

Jul 31 2018 - 2:01pm

By Constance Barbian, Director of Marketing and Communications

You've contracted out work that can be done out of office, invested in fuel-efficient vehicles, switched over to energy efficient light bulbs, and convinced the whole office a compost garden in the back is a good idea. You've done everything in your power to cut costs…or have you? If you have yet to switch to managed print services (MPS), there is more you can still do. 

The average cost to print a single page is $2.47. If you print 3,000 pages a month, that adds up to $74.10 a month. That's just in paper and toner costs. That does not take into account the amount of time your staff spends on printing, or arguing with the printer, or printer maintenance, or any of the other dozens of costs associated with doing your printing in-office. For most business owners, saving money is probably the greatest reason to switch over to MPS — that, and these four other benefits: 

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Xerox Copiers

We Sold the First Xerox Iridesse in the Country!

Jul 19 2018 - 11:29am

By: Michelle Macha, Marketing Coordinator

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Managed Print Services and the Mythical Paperless Office

Jul 17 2018 - 2:24pm

By Constance Barbian, Director of Marketing and Communications

Remember when personal computers were a revelation and experts were predicting that we'd be living in a "paperless society" by the dawn of the 21st century? Well, here we are, almost 20 years into the new millennium, and a paperless society still feels as fanciful as personal jet packs and time-traveling DeLoreans.

In fact, as much as 15% of a business' annual budget may be consumed by feeding documents into various machines, be they copiers, printers, fax machines, etc. When you consider approximately half of those documents are thrown away unused, that adds up to a major problem for your business,

The paperless office is a worthy goal to aspire to, but it probably won't be feasible for several more decades, if ever. However, there is a way you can cut back your overall printing costs as well as reducing your negative impact on the environment. It's called managed print services.

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Rich Cardillo joins Benchmark as Chief Sales Officer

Industry Expert Rich Cardillo Joins Benchmark Business Solutions

Jul 9 2018 - 4:30pm

Benchmark Business Solutions announced today the addition of Rich Cardillo as Chief Sales Officer during the company’s quarterly staff meeting.

Mr. Cardillo, founder of 360 Sales Advantage, has more than 30 years of experience in the Xerox and print industries.

Cardillo began his career with Xerox in upstate New York before opening his own agency in Boulder, Colorado. After spending 11 years as the owner of XEROgraphiX West, Inc., he launched 360 Sales Advantage where he spent the last 15 years as a corporate trainer.

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These 8 simple tips can help you keep your copier up and running.

8 Simple Tips to Keep Your Copier Up and Running

Jun 25 2018 - 1:45pm

By Sandra Henley, Customer Training Manager

We've yet to meet anyone who likes it when the copier starts winking at them. 

And it's not flirting with you either.

Something's wrong. 

There you are at the copier, ready to pick up your document or make a few copies and then some random error code starts blinking at you on the display.

If you're lucky, it's a simple paper jam or the machine needs some more paper. Those are easy fixes. 

If you want to keep your copy machine from winking at you, there are some simple steps you can take. 

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Did you know there's apps for your Xerox copier?

Your Xerox Copier – There's an App for That?

Jun 19 2018 - 3:57pm

By: Sandra Henley, Customer Training Manager

Remember the Apple commercials with their “There's an app for that” tagline?

Apps aren't just about Angry Birds, crushing candy, or blowing up your enemies with Arnold Schwartzenegger. There are apps for meditation, exercise, scheduling, general productivity, and your copier.

That's right – apps for your copier extend the productivity benefits these office workhorses can do for you. 

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Using print rules can help any office reduce printing costs

11 Print Rules You Can Use to Cut Document Costs and Waste – It's Easy!

Jun 11 2018 - 2:23pm

By: Sandra Henley, Customer Training Manager

Did you know studies estimate half of all print jobs are thrown away?

Not just thrown away, but thrown away unused.

As a business owner or office manager, that is literally the equivalent of taking a few dollars out of your pocket every day and throwing them in the trash. The more documents you print, the larger the wads of cash you're tossing away.

There is a relatively easy and simple way to trim this waste – good for both your bottom line and the environment.

Print rules.

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Xerox Printers

Five Office Supplies You Should Recycle

May 23 2018 - 3:42pm

By: Shawnda Price, Marketing Intern

In the print industry, businesses like Benchmark go through an extensive amount of office supplies each year. Supplies like paper, binders, envelopes, writing utensils, printer supplies, sticky notes, paper clips and more. Because of this, we feel its is important for your business to become more environmentally friendly. So, here are 5 ways you can recycle the unusually recyclable products in your office.

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color laser printers

3 Reasons Benchmark is the 'benchmark' for MPS

May 15 2018 - 10:58am

By: Shawnda Price, Marketing Intern

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