With the release of every new generation of intelligent multi-function printers, the devices become less like copiers and more like the computers they actually are. Take apps, for instance. We use them all the time on phones and tablets. Now innovation brings more apps into the world of MFP devices, documents and workflow. Lots more. “Currently, the MFP-embedded app market is diversifying by taking on more specialized tasks” notes BPO Media senior analyst, Patricia Ames in this article.
Have you ever just wanted to start over? Well with your printer you just might be able to start over. Let’s say your Xerox printer is moving to a new location or a new group and you want to reset the machine. We have a way for you to do that. You can reset the machine to the factory defaults and start all over. The process of setting the machine back to the factory defaults makes the machine like it was when you first took it out of the box, okay so it is now used but most settings will be back to the factory defaults.
Last week we looked at the new Xerox® VersaLink® C400 and B400 Printers. This week let’s look at the Xerox® VersaLink® C405 and B405 Multifunction Printers. So what is the difference? Well the Xerox VersaLink C405 and B405 are multifunction printers that include not only printing but copying, faxing, scanning and emailing. The multifunction printers include all the features we discussed in last week’s article and more.
The multifunction printers bring you the features you have come to expect.
There are few things more satisfying than achieving big results from simple changes. Scanning is revolutionizing the way businesses operate, helping small and medium businesses (SMBs) boost productivity and efficiency while cutting costs, usually with just a few simple steps.
Those steps all start at your multifunction printer. Number one? Scan to email. One of the most popular and easy to use features, scan to email is also one of the most underutilized, often because users aren’t familiar with the process – or they’re unwilling to take the time to learn.
We often hear about Managed Print Services as an example of the Internet of Things. We discuss how analytics drive the MPS roadmap, and how document security reduces breaches in digital workflows. These sophisticated topics we now associate with MPS, but let’s not forget what started it all — the devices themselves.
In your job, you may never have to pay much attention to the printers, scanners and MFPs that share the office space. And that’s as it should be, but don’t underestimate those devices. They’ve come a long way, and now they contribute to many corporate initiatives:
A Device Compatibility Pack (DCP) is a compressed file archive containing product specific data including device images, driver constraints, device capabilities and more. The print drivers rely on DCPs and their contents to know how to print to specific products. There is a Xerox DC TIP which has recently, (January 2017), been updated on the Customer Tip Site. The tip document explains in detail how DCPs work and how to install them in your environment. These Device Compatibility Packs are not for the Apple Mac environment.
When you’re running a busy print shop, it’s easy to be so focused on getting the work out that you don’t have the time to look at the bigger picture and ask some important questions.
How has the market changed? Are you keeping up or falling behind? How do you stack up against the competition? Does your business model still make sense? Where will you be in a year – or five years?
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Early adopters of Xerox’s inkjet technology say they are seeing measurable business results such as increased page volumes, savings from printing on standard offset coated stocks, and faster turnaround on high-volume transactional print jobs. The Xerox entry inkjet portfolio featured at Hunkeler Innovationdays (HID) in Lucerne, Switzerland from Feb. 20-23, 2017 includes:
You may have seen coverage like this of another printer hack job. The hacker’s program scoured the Internet for printers that were online, but didn’t have basic security controls enabled. Over 150,000 networked printers were compromised, but this hacker appeared to want to alert people to the risks, rather than do actual harm.
Still, it’s a wake-up call for organizations to be responsible for the security of their endpoints. If you have Managed Print Services, your MPS partner should offer specialized support to protect your devices and the information and processes they touch.
Small and mid-sized businesses (SMB) continue to explore the potential of managed print services (MPS) to help them overcome the challenges of managing print in-house. With many SMBs reliant on printing to support business activities – over 70% of SMBs indicated in a recent Quocirca study that printing was critical or very important the opportunity for channel partners to take advantage of the MPS opportunity has never been greater.