Monday, April 8, 2024

Eco-Friendly Printing Routines: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Electronics!

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Is your office participating in toner cartridge recycling?

In April, many companies brainstorm how they can incorporate more environmentally-friendly practices in their daily business routines in honor of Earth Day.

Not sure where to start? We’ve got the tips for you and are ready to offer our partnership in electronic recycling to help your business takes the proper precautions to lessen your environmental footprint in the Ann Arbor community.

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! This is the obvious starting point to begin eco-friendly printing solutions in your office. You can start reducing by encouraging your office to keep documents digital, and only print when 100% necessary.

Another way to reduce is double-sided printing. Did you know the average office employee prints over 10,000 sheets of paper per a year? That’s almost a whole tree’s worth of paper! Small changes like this can be highly impactful.

Ways to reuse can be starting a scrap paper bin in your office for notetaking, or printing drafts. Another way we recommend to reuse is purchasing refillable ink cartridges.

Electronic Recycling

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that recycling electronics helps reduce environmental pollution of harmful toxins like mercury, lead, and cadmium in landfills and our soil. It also conserves energy that would be generated while manufacturing new products by reducing the demand for raw materials.

We can help you reduce e-waste by making the process of electronic recycling easy! We collect empty toner cartridges, obsolete computers, monitors, printers, and other office equipment from our current customers free of charge. Not one of our customers? Don’t worry, we’re happy to pick up your e-waste for $100. 

Read more on our website!

Seek Eco-Friendly Business Solutions, Like Toner Cartridge Recycling at Michigan Computer Supplies

Are you ready to go green and make a difference in the Ann Arbor community? We are here to help! If you are interested in our toner cartridge recycling services, contact us today to learn more.

Thank you for your interest in making a positive impact on our environment, and being a part of our Culture of Kindness!

Monday, April 1, 2024

Eco-Friendly Printing Routines: Recycle vs. Reuse Your Toner Cartridges

Not sure how to start the process of going green?

Is your office already recycling printer toner?

In April, many companies brainstorm how they can incorporate more environmentally-friendly practices in their daily business routines in honor of Earth Day.

Don’t know where to begin? We’ve got the tips for you and are ready to offer our partnership in electronic recycling to help your business takes the proper precautions to lessen your environmental footprint in the Ann Arbor community.

Toner Cartridge Recycling vs. Toner Cartridge Reuse

While both recycling and reusing are both amazing eco-friendly strategies, reusing is the better option. Reusing ink and toner cartridges will help keep the e-waste out of landfills more effectively.

Compatible toners are built from scratch and are a cheaper option, due to being made with single use plastics. Re-manufactured toners can have the inside springs and rollers replaced so that they can be refilled and reused in the future.

There is zero difference in the printing quality among the two options, yet the latter is more effective at reducing your carbon footprint.  

Read more on our website!

Seek Eco-Friendly Business Solutions, Like Toner Cartridge Recycling at Michigan Computer Supplies

Are you ready to go green and make a difference in the Ann Arbor community? We are here to help! If you are interested in our toner cartridge recycling services, contact us today to learn more.

Thank you for your interest in making a positive impact on our environment, and being a part of our Culture of Kindness!

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Need Professional Printer Repair? Save Money by Reading This First

Now that we’re all spending more time at home and our kitchens and dens have transitioned into home offices, you might be noticing that your home inkjet printer isn’t as up to par as you thought it was. 

How do you know if you should spend the time and money to hire a printer repair service, or if you should just replace your machine? 

Read the full article about repairing vs. replacing a home printer on our website!

Not only do we offer the friendliest printer repair service in Ann Arbor, but we practically make it a “no-brainer,” because when you purchase compatible toner cartridges from MCS, your labor is FREE for toner-related problems. 

Thankfully, printers are typically very low maintenance.  You’ll usually just need to replace the consumables, such as toner, fusers, and drums.  Occasionally, you may also need to replace parts such as rollers and drive gears (which pick up blank paper and deliver the printed paper into the tray). 

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.  We can also serve your toner needs.  Check out a sample of our competitive prices!

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Tired of Fixing Paper Jams? Hire Professional Printer Repair

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Do you have a home printer that never seems to work correctly?

Do you spend more time fixing paper jams and streaky ink than you do printing documents you need for work or school? 

Do you want to hire a professional repair service but aren’t sure it’s worth the investment? We can help. MCS often helps homeowners with repair issues, but sometimes it’s a better use of your time and money to replace your machine for one that will work better for your needs. How do you know what to do? 

Read our recommendations for repairing or replacing your printer on our website!

While some repairs can be done on site, others will require parts and a technician. When labor costs are involved, the bill for repair can quickly skyrocket. When deciding whether to repair or replace your printer, consider the total costs of replacement parts and labor.

We know repairs are sometimes the only choice for those of us working at home, and if you feel a replacement isn’t the right choice, we can do a $25 printer assessment to determine what your next steps should be. 

To read more about our printer repair service for Ann Arbor businesses and business-class machines contact us today!

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Printer Repair for Your Business: Worth the Cost?

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If you own or manage a business that relies on multiple printers, you know how much of an expense your equipment, toner cartridges, and paper can be. You also know what a pain it is when you and your staff aren’t able to print.

Working from home presents a new set of challenges! Your home printer is probably not used to be used as frequently or in such high volumes as you’re using it now. If you’re having issues, how do you take care of your machine?

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.” 

Read our checklist for hiring the printer repair pros on our website!

MCS recommends choosing the right printer for your needs, whether that’s only printing once every few days, or printing several documents every hour. The type of printer you need and the quality of printer necessary will depend on how often you use it, and what you’re using it for. Read more about how to choose the right printer here!

If you absolutely need to get your home printer serviced, MCS is ready to help! We know repairs are sometimes the only choice for those of us working at home, and if you feel a replacement isn’t the right choice, we can do a $25 printer assessment to determine what your next steps should be. 

To read more about our printer repair service for Ann Arbor businesses and business-class machines contact us today!

Monday, March 11, 2024

Time for Printer Repair? Read This First!

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Have you noticed your printer making strange noises lately? 

Do you see inappropriate blurred lines or fonts? 

Is your printer chewing up paper and spitting it out?

You could try contacting your printer’s manufacturer for help.  Unfortunately, they could tie you up on the phone for hours or take weeks to answer your email.  Wouldn’t you prefer having a friendly technician come to you to help with your printer repair service in Ann Arbor? 

If you have printer issues, that can be a whole other level of frustration, especially if your home printer isn’t suited to the high volume you might have been printing on your business-class machine at your office. 

Before you call a printer repair service or spend a lot of money to repair your printer, read our checklist for hiring the printer repair pros on our website! 

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.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

What’s the Difference Between Cartridge Reuse and Recycling?

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Do you go through a large amount of toner cartridges at your office every month?

Are you looking for a more eco-friendly, sustainable way to get rid of them? Have you considered toner cartridge recycling?

Used toner cartridges can accumulate quickly, especially if your business prints a lot of marketing materials, meeting agendas, or inter-office memos. If you’re struggling to find storage space for toner cartridges, large batch recycling is a great option for you!

E-waste is the mist rapidly growing segment of the municipal solid waste stream. Recycling e-waste benefits the environment by:

  • Conserving natural resources
  • Disposing of toxic chemicals properly
  • Protecting and supporting your community by reducing the amount of e-waste that’s incinerated and placed in landfills, which can negatively impact air and water quality.

What’s the Difference Between Cartridge Reuse and Recycling?

Many people use “reuse” and “recycle” interchangeably, but when it comes to sustainability, there are specific differences.

While recycling is a viable way to contribute to renewable resources, reuse actually requires
less energy consumption and helps keep materials from landfills. The best solution for a robust economy is a combination of recycling and reuse that can help collect and dispose of waste in a way that doesn’t impact already overburdened landfills!

Read more on our website!


Recycling e-waste and toner cartridge recycling is one of the simplest ways to reduce your environmental footprint. MCS collects empty toner cartridges, obsolete computers, monitors, printers, and other office equipment from our current customers FREE of charge!

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