Saturday, August 8, 2020

Less Paper, Smaller Footprint

We’re all aware of the human impact on the environment, and as a business owner, you’ve probably been taking steps to make your workplace more eco-friendly.

Simple steps like working remotely when possible, reducing energy consumption, switching to a water tank rather than plastic water bottles, and office recycling are great places to start, but have you considered how printing contributes to your carbon footprint?

For more ideas about how to make your printing processes more eco-friendly, read this article on our website about reducing your carbon footprint!

It goes without saying that reducing paper usage means reducing your company’s environmental impact. When you do need to print, we can help you make sure you’re using the most high-quality printer ink so you can avoid printing multiple copies of the same document.

Contact us today to talk about sustainable ink options, and learn more about our e-waste program!

Recycling e-waste is one of the simplest ways to reduce your environmental footprint.  Are you ready to take that step? The time is now!

MCS collects empty toner cartridges, obsolete computers, monitors, printers, and other office equipment from our current customers FREE of charge!  Not our customer? We’re happy to pick up your e-waste for $100. 

Send us an email or call us today to find out how to become a customer!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

How to Choose Environmentally Friendly Printing Paper

Looking to reduce your printing waste?

Try choosing eco-friendly printer paper!

You can buy 100% recycled copy paper from retailers and printer supply companies to help you make your company’s printing processes more sustainable. You can even get copy paper made from sugarcane or milkweed! Tree-free paper is hard to find, but it’s out there!

For more ideas about how to make your printing processes more eco-friendly, read this article on our website about reducing your carbon footprint!

Contact us today to talk about sustainable ink options, and learn more about our e-waste program!

“The folks at Michigan Computer Supplies are remarkably easy to work with, super nice, and quick! They get back to me right away and deliver immediately it seems. And as a non-profit theater, they are very supportive. They are generous to all of us in the non-profit world. This is the ideal business model, as far as I'm concerned: really friendly people, great customer service and support of us little guys.” - Suzi Peterson, Managing Director Ann Arbor Civic Theatre

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Tips for Taking Great Photos to Print and Hang at the Home or Office

Are you trying to freshen up your office or home and want to make things more personalized with great photos?

You probably take more photos with your smartphone than you do with a digital camera. These days, smartphones have high quality cameras, and there’s no reason why printing those photos should be so complicated!

When printing from your smartphone, you want to make sure the photos are as high quality in print as they look on your screen!

Read more about high quality photo prints from your phone on our website!

To make sure your prints look professional and crisp, make sure you have a high quality printer and regular maintenance by a reputable printer repair service!

It is very important to take care of your investment and schedule service as soon as your printer shows signs of a problem. Kyle Miller, our resident printer expert, says, “In my opinion, it is good practice to have your laser printers serviced every year, even when nothing is wrong with them.”


Michigan Computer Supplies is Ann Arbor’s Top Choice for Printer Repair Service!


We truly care about the Ann Arbor community and want to continue to build relationships with small businesses and non-profit organizations. We have the ability to help you with all your computer, labeling, and printing needs, including on location printer repair service in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area.

Contact us today to discuss your needs and to schedule a checkup for your printer.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Tired of Blurry Photo Prints?

Are you tired of printing blurry photos and wasting photo paper?

Do you want to decorate your home or office with photos from your phone or tablet?

We know how frustrating it can be to spend time and money printing photos instead of using a professional printer and having to throw them away because they’re blurry, or low-quality.

Read our tips for professional printing with your home or office printer on our website!

Michigan Computer Supplies is Ann Arbor’s Top Choice for Printer Repair Service!


We truly care about the Ann Arbor community and want to continue to build relationships with small businesses and non-profit organizations. We have the ability to help you with all your computer, labeling, and printing needs, including on location printer repair service in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area.

Contact us today to discuss your needs and to schedule a checkup for your printer.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Preserve Memories by Printing Photos from Your Phone or Tablet

Did your business recently take a trip or group outing?

Do you have photos of a new prototype or product you want to share with your customers and clients?

Phones and tablets these days are equipped with great cameras.

Tips for High Quality Photos


When printing from your smartphone, you want to make sure the photos are as high quality in print as they look on your screen!

Make sure you have glossy photo-quality paper to ensure your prints are ready for framing! One last tip – try the Kodak Mini photo printer! It connects via Bluetooth to your smartphone with an app for selecting the right size prints. You can also crop, or add frames and borders.

See how MCS can help your printer be photo-ready on our website!

“I called Michigan Computer Supplies this morning at 10:17, and by 11:35 I had my toner cartridges in hand. Every time I see Chris and the staff at MCS, they're upbeat, friendly, and highly competent. That's why they always get my business!”

Give MCS a call and let's start your culture of kindness experience today! You'll be glad you did and we can't wait to help you!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hate Deleting Photos from Your Phone? Print them instead!

Do you have a ton of vacation photos or photos of your family and friends on your smartphone?

Tired of looking at them on a small screen and wish you could include them in your home d├ęcor, too?

Very few handheld devices feature USB ports to connect to your printer, and virtually none come with printer software.


If you’ve got a wireless printer at home or in your office, you’re in luck!

  • Airprint for Apple Products – Printing from an iPhone or iPad is enabled easily on a wide range of common at-home printers. You can print full quality photos direct from your device without any additional apps.
  • Use apps for non-Airprint printers – If your printer is wifi-enabled but doesn’t support Airprint, you can download an app to link your phone and printer.
  • Cloud Print for Android Products – The Google Cloud Print app is easy to download and connects easily with a variety of common household printers. You can also print hard copies of any documents on your Google Drive for easy access! Download from the Google Play store to get started.

See more of our tips for high-quality photos from your phone on our website!

Keep Your Printer Photo Ready with Regular Printer Repair Service!


To make sure your printer is always ready for photos, schedule regular printer repair service to prevent paper jams, streaking, and other annoying printer problems.

MCS has been helping Southeast Michigan businesses save time and money with their printing needs for more than twenty years. Find out more about how we can help your business by contacting us today at 734-213-5400!

Monday, June 15, 2020

Essential PPE During COVID-19

As Michigan gets back to work, you're probably wondering how you can stay safe at your office as an employee, or for CEOs and managers, wondering how to keep your customers, clients, and employees healthy.

Developing a back-to-work plan is essential, and so is having the correct personal protective equipment.

The key feature of the coronavirus is respiratory symptoms, such as dry coughing. It primarily spreads through saliva droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. That being said, the most essential personal protective equipment items to have on hand in the office are:
  • Face masks
  • Gloves
  • Hand Sanitizer
Face masks protect healthy individuals by preventing them from breathing in saliva droplets of an infected person. The average worker should wear a cloth face mask and practice social distancing in the office.

Hand sanitizer is likely something you already have in your office. Quicker and more convenient than washing hands, the high alcohol content can kill some viruses until you’re able to wash thoroughly with soap and water.

Michigan Computer Supplies Can Help Provide Essential Personal Protective Equipment for Your Business!

As a small business ourselves, we know how hard it’s been to be closed or operating at smaller capacity for the last three months. As we all begin to reopen and navigate the way forward, we want to help ensure the safety of you, your employees, and your customers and clients. We’re offering a selection of personal protective equipment for the Ann Arbor community. Contact us to learn more!