7 Downsides of Not Upgrading Your Printers Because They Still Work

“Leave well enough alone” can be pretty good advice.

There’s usually no special benefit from buying a new car, TV, furniture, etc. if what we have is working just fine. Instead, we can use our limited resources to do other things -- go to movies, take a vacation, or buy something fun.

The business world is like that too -- squeeze everything you can out of an investment, especially IT...

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4 Things About Printers Most People Don’t Know That Can Hurt Their Business

What you don’t know about printing can hurt your business -- either directly (data security breach) or indirectly (a less productive workplace).

Many of our office equipment customers start out only wanting a new printer. The current printer in their office is old and slow and they simply want a replacement.

I’ve written this before, but most offices don’t spend a lot of time thinking about...

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Printing

Because most companies don’t think strategically about their printing fleet (the copiers and laser printers in their office), there are many hidden costs that they don’t recognize.

Think of these as “paper cuts” to your bottom line.

I’m going to share a few overlooked aspects of using printers and copiers that – if not taken into consideration – can cost your business money.

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Benchmark Is Dedicated to Customer Service - Here’s Proof

One of the multiple definitions of “service” in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is:

Contribution to the welfare of others.

I like that.

We take pride in delivering unduplicated service to our customers (service in the sense of “to repair or provide maintenance for.”)

We stay in business by making your laser printers more efficient and ensuring you get the “best copier” for your office. At...

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Benchmark Chosen as an Elite Dealer of 2018

Benchmark had an excellent year. In addition to launching our new, state-of-the-art help desk, the Smart Center, we were also selected as an Elite Dealer of 2018 by ENX Magazine.

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The First Step to Saving Time With Automated Workflow

The First Step to Saving Time With Automated Workflow

How many hours do you spend each week walking paper around your office for approvals, to share with a co-worker for a quick opinion, to file, or whatever other task you need to accomplish?

As you walked back to your desk, you probably thought -- there has got to be a better way.

There is.

You probably walked by one on your way back to...

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Information Technology is an Opportunity to Grow

Information Technology is an Opportunity to Grow

How do you view information technology?

How you answer that question could determine whether your business grows or lags behind your competitors.

I’d be shocked if you haven’t heard at least one of these “think positive” quotes:

  • Your attitude determines your altitude - Zig Ziglar

  • Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. -...

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To Buy or to Lease Your Printer(s) -- Pros and Cons to Consider

When it’s time to upgrade your office’s printers, your two basic options are:

  1. Buy

  2. Lease

Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages. There’s no “right” choice for every business. Here’s a high-level overview of your options.

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7 Ways a Multifunction Device Makes Your Life Easier

7 Reasons a Multifunction device is Worth It

A multifunction device (MFD) is a device that performs a variety of functions otherwise carried out by separate devices. An example of this would be a printer that can make copies, faxes and scans.

While these devices were originally designed for households and small businesses, many manufacturers, including Xerox and HP, now offer larger units for...

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7 Questions to Ask Copier Dealers

7 Questions to Ask Copier Dealers

When you buy a printer or copier, you often aren’t only making an investment in equipment.

Most likely, you aren’t buying the equipment outright, but are leasing or entering into a managed print services engagement (more on MPS here).

Smart businesses also know that copiers will break or jam and require regular maintenance to operate at peak efficiency.


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