Friday, November 16, 2018

Experience the MCS Difference!

Do you want more from the printer cartridge company you work with?

Wouldn’t it be… 

  • Nice to work with a team you could depend on for your print supplies and service needs? 
  • Great if that team’s mission was to provide the very best value in printer supplies and service, custom labels, bar code and data collection products, paper and more? 
  •  Incredible if that team was nearby? 
  •  Awesome if you received valuable benefits along with your purchases? 

Michigan Computer Supplies offers FREE same or next day delivery on most OEM and compatible toner cartridges. We stock a wide variety of printer cartridges that can be hard to find locally. Our customers love our competitive pricing too!

Visit our website to find out more about the benefits available to MCS customers!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Nationwide Service with a Local Feel

Are you working with a big, national printer cartridge company?

Do you feel like a number?

Print high quality images like this one with your printer maintained by MCS!
 Imagine this … It’s Thursday morning and you’ve just completed the finishing touches on your presentation for a marketing event that evening. “It’s finally ready to print!” you say. Fifteen seconds later, you see an error message and find your device is not only out of color toner, it’s also jammed! Panic sets in and you wonder “When was the last time this printer was serviced?” “How did I NOT notice that it needed a new printer cartridge?” and “How will I ever get this done in time?”

This scenario is all too common – copier/printer maintenance tends to be forgotten until it becomes an emergency.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Wish Your Printer Would Always Produce High Quality Images? Here’s the Key!

Just like a vehicle undergoes an oil change every 3,000 – 6,000 miles to ensure that it’s running smoothly and efficiently, laser printers also need routine maintenance. Your printer will often provide plenty of notice before any of its consumable parts need to be replaced. Lights and warning messages may appear when there is 25% life left remaining. Many printers have a way to indicate exactly how much use is left before replacement is absolutely needed.  Here’s what you need to know about maintenance and the printer parts that keep your device in optimal condition!

First on this list is a maintenance kit. A maintenance kit is a set of various parts and has an expected life – this can be from 20,000 pages up to 200,000 pages depending on your machine. Included in this kit is the fuser, which is the part in your printer that fuses the toner to your page. As a general rule of thumb, you can expect to change your fuser every 3-5 toner cartridges. Aside from a fuser, a maintenance kit often includes … Read more.

Monday, October 1, 2018

This is what Your Printer is Trying to Say!

“This printer was working fine an hour ago. What’s going on? I can’t read this document and I just replaced the toner,” you exclaim. You see a non-descript status message on the printer dashboard that originally showed up several weeks ago and you wonder, “What does this mean? Was I supposed to do something?”

This has happened to all of us at one time or another. It’s easy to brush aside a status message when your printer appears to be working. One of the more common messages where this occurs is “low-toner.” You may find yourself waiting until the crisp image begins to degrade before replacing your toner cartridge. This is fine but what happens when other messages are ignored?

Enter printer maintenance and the printer parts that keep your device in optimal condition!
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Monday, September 10, 2018

Printer Repair Made Easy: Simple Solutions to Get Your Printer Up and Running

Today’s the day! At 4pm, you’re presenting a proposal to a prospective client that could have a huge positive impact on the future of your business. All you need to do is print the final proposal – yep, print the final…

“Ugh! What’s wrong with this printer?” you exclaim, “I need to print this NOW!”

Does this sound like a problem you’ve faced before? It’s never a convenient time for your printer or copier to go on the fritz! In that moment, three questions may come to mind:

  • Is there an easy fix?
  • Is same day printer repair even possible?
  • If I have to purchase a part, is installation included in the cost?

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Three Common Printer Problems with an Easy Fix

Why wait for printer repair service only to find out that you could have fixed it yourself? When you have a problem with your printer, stop, take a deep breath, and check these 3 items:

  1. Confirm that your printer is plugged in and ready to print. Check all your cables and/or wireless connections. Be sure that you have selected the correct printer from your computer and that the printer driver is installed.
  2. Follow the instructions on your printer control panel. This may be as simple as “load paper” or may involve a few steps to unjam the paper. Many printers indicate the location of a paper jam and the steps to correct the problem. Also, be sure that the correct type of paper is being used for your printer and print job.
  3. If print quality is an issue, check the toner/ink cartridge. If it’s almost out of toner/ink, the fix may be as simple as replacing your toner cartridge.

My printer’s not up and running! Now what? Learn more!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Compatible Toner Cartridges: a Win-Win for Your Company and the Environment

Compatible, Recycled, Remanufactured, or Refurbished Toner Cartridges - These toner names are interchangeable.  They started out as an OEM cartridge but have been reused in various ways and resold again.  There are several benefits to using compatible toner cartridges:

Go for the Win with Compatible Toner Cartridges!

  • Quality – When you purchase from reputable companies like MCS, the remanufactured cartridges are disassembled, cleaned, and tested with most parts replaced before filling the cartridge with new toner.  
  • Cost – Purchasing compatible toner cartridges can save your business an average of 30-60% per cartridge compared to the OEM. Beware of companies that sell the cartridges for much less than street prices for compatibles. They often just drill a hole in the plastic shell and refill it with toner and insert a plug. These "Drill and Fill" companies give recycled cartridges a bad name.
  • Warranty – Both OEM and Compatible Toner Cartridges can fail so it’s important to be sure that they are backed by a solid warranty. OEM toner has a 30-day manufacturer warranty from the purchase date. MCS customers who purchase Compatible Toner Cartridges are covered by our “no-questions asked” immediate replacement policy for the life of the cartridge.
  • Environmentally Responsible - Choosing to purchase a compatible toner cartridge benefits the environment in many ways. Read our article on toner cartridge recycling in Ann Arbor to learn the positive impact you can have on the environment by recycling your e-waste.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

The Unassuming Compatible Toner Cartridge: A New Perspective

  • Are your printing costs out of control?
  • What are the benefits of using a compatible toner cartridge?
  • How do you know if your printer/copier can use a compatible toner cartridge?

You probably use your copier/printer for a variety of projects. The cost of replacing the brand-name/OEM (original equipment manufacturer) toner cartridge can add up. An option that many businesses should consider is compatible (recycled, remanufactured, or refurbished) toner cartridges. This is a simple solution to skyrocketing printer/copier expenses.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Toner Cartridge Recycling Facts

Recycling your toner cartridges, obsolete computers, monitors, printers, and other office equipment makes a positive impact the environment.  If you’re overwhelmed, choose one item to recycle. For example, your toner cartridges. Check out these facts about ink and toner cartridge recycling:

  • Each year over 375 million empty cartridges end up in landfills or incinerators. 
  • Up to 97% of materials making up printer cartridges can be recycled or reused, making them eco-friendly!
  • In remanufactured/compatible toner cartridges the oil consumption is reduced from 3/4 liters of oil per cartridge to almost ZERO!
  • An estimated 11 MILLION gallons of oil can be saved in 7 months of ink cartridge recycling!

Learn more!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Reduce Your Environmental Footprint with Toner Cartridge Recycling

If you’re like most businesses, you generate e-waste on a regular basis. Perhaps you’ve been storing your e-waste until you find a suitable, inexpensive source for disposal. One day you’ll find that you need space and your recyclable materials end up in a landfill.  “Next time,” you say, “we’ll recycle.”

Wouldn’t it be great to have someone pick up your e-waste for FREE? You could reduce your environmental footprint and save money! Now’s the time to learn more!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Printer Cartridges: Can a Toner Cartridge Save You Money?

Laser printers and their toner cartridges can cost more.  However, it’s important to consider the long-term cost savings.  Toner cartridges will print more pages than an ink cartridge and often have a lower cost per page.  Also, determine whether or not you want to print in color or if monochrome printing (black ink or toner only) will suit your needs. Monochrome laser printing can cost considerably less than printing in color.  Be sure to read the product specifications to determine if this is the best option for you.

Learn more about printer cartridges here!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Printer Cartridges: The Difference Between Toner and Ink Cartridges

When your office printer decides to stop working in the middle of a project and you seek out new options for a new printer, the number of options and the technical terms can be overwhelming. The most common reply to your question is “Do you want a laser printer or an inkjet printer?”  You think to yourself, “Beats me, what’s the difference? I just want my report to look good!” Some of the technology can be quite complex, but we’ll keep the answer straight forward and simple.

Laser printers use a specialized process involving an electrical charge, to apply color to a page.  A toner cartridge, rather than ink cartridge is used for this process. Learn more here!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

3 ideas to boost your Ann Arbor business!

Customer referrals are always welcome.  Why not take this a step further and give your customers a way to SHOW your brand with items they can use daily? People love useful stuff, and custom adhesive labels and stickers can travel!  Check out these three ideas to boost your brand:

1.  Laptop Stickers – Laptops are everywhere!  A creative design will get your brand noticed everywhere laptops travel. Take this a step further and develop a new sticker every quarter, making them collectible!  What a great way to develop a brand community! 

2.  Calendar Stickers – These are great as giveaways to customers to keep your brand and contact information in view. Share these with your customers, employees, and friends!

3.  Business Card Stickers – You can stick these on products, correspondence, and samples. They’re a great addition to any trade show booth!

Think your business could use a boost by tapping into a new audience?  Experience our friendly and convenient service and grow your business with custom adhesive labels from Michigan Computer Supplies.  

Our customers love on-demand delivery for their custom product labels.  We store your label inventory and provide what you need when you need it!  

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Promote Your Ann Arbor Business with Custom Adhesive Labels

Do you want to boost your marketing campaign?

Are you eager to tap into a new audience?

Want to generate excitement for your brand?

“We are getting the word out there,” you say, “but we’re still not “known.”  “People don’t seek us out as a brand.  Our sales are lagging on our other great products.”

Wouldn’t it be great to attract a new audience to your brand?  Imagine having a brand that people think “I like this product and company! I wonder what else they offer?”

Learn more!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Basics of Custom Product Label Design

You’ve taken the time to define your customer, company, and product.  This valuable information can be used to design a custom product label that your customers are sure to find!  Now it’s time to design your label.  
Here’s the basics!

1) The front of the label is typically more general in nature, and may include your logo, product name, tag line or product description, and quantity. 

2) Provide more detail on the back, including product description, company or product story, instructions for use, ingredients, barcode, and other relevant information.

3)  Keep in mind that the size of the label will drive the font size and amount of information presented.  The words must be readable!  The style, size, and color of the font all contribute to the readability.  If it’s too elaborate or small, your efforts may be wasted. The contrast between the color of the font and background also impacts readability. A light font needs to paired with a darker background for optimal readability.  For example, a label with light-yellow wording against a medium yellow background is sure to frustrate anyone who attempts to read it.  Whereas a label with light-yellow wording against a dark blue background is easier to read given the level on contrast.

Monday, April 2, 2018

From Obscurity to Center Stage

You have a great product, but it’s not selling.  It seems your product is hiding in the shadows. If only your product stood out among the many available options!

You’re not the only one who’s frustrated. Imagine this same problem from your customer’s perspective.  People want to find a product that fits their needs, and they want to find it quickly!  Why not help them by designing a custom product label they are sure to find! To design an effective custom product label, you must first define your customer, your company, and your product.