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Finally, A Copier That Uses Erasable Toner. Use the Same Piece of Paper 5 Times!

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Toshiba has just announced a new copier that uses an erasable toner.

The Toshiba e-Studio 306LP can use same piece of paper up to 5 times!

Image the cost savings and reduced environmental impact for your company.

If you are interested in this revolutionary copier contact me by phone, email or by filling out the simple form below.

You can take a look at the brochure below.

Ed Worthington     443-570-0414   ed@edworthington.com

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How Much Does It Cost To Lease A Copier?

“How much does it cost to lease a copier?” It’s one of those questions I get all the time and it seems like a simple question but it’s not.

The reason it’s not that simple is because just like when you buy a new car there are many different makes and models and additional options and accessories to choose from.

Things that effect the copier price are:

  • the speed of the copier
  • whether it’s a color copier or a black only copier
  • additional copier accessories like a stapling, sorting finisher, a booklet making finisher, faxing capabilities, additional paper drawers

Once you decide the copier speed, whether it’s a color or black copier and the accessories you’ll need to decide the length of the copier lease in terms of months/years.

99% of my customers have either a 36 month (3 year) or 60 month (5 year) lease however I do have a few with 48 month leases.

Obviously the term you choose is up to you. A 60 month lease will give you a lower monthly copier lease payment but you will pay more interest and fees on the copier than if you chose a shorter lease term.

Once you have chosen the copier speed, color, accessories and lease term your all set to make an educated, well informed decision about which copier you want.

So by now your probably saying, “that’s great Ed but when are you going to tell me how much it costs to lease a copier?’.

Well, here you go.

Most copier leases range anywhere from $50.00 per month all the way up to $500.00 or  per month for 1 standard office copier. This excludes light production and production machines that are over 85 pages per minute.

A good rule of thumb for me is that the lease should be somewhere in the neighborhood of $22.00-$30.00 per month, per one thousand dollars of the total cost of the copier.

For example if your new copier is $10,000.00 it should cost you somewhere in the neighborhood of $200.00-$300.00 per month.

The reason I have given a range here is that the monthly copier lease investment depends on the length of the lease.

So the payment on a 36 month lease will be higher than the payment on a 60 month lease.

A 60 month lease is less because you are stretching the cost of the copier out over more months than a 36 month lease.

Keep in mind that the lease payment is based on the total dollar value of the copier you’ve selected.

Also keep in mind that the numbers I just gave you are for the copier only.

These number do not include the copier maintenance contract / copier service contract.

I hope this is helpful.

As always thanks for stopping by today and feel free to send me your questions or comments. You can use the form below or send me an email to ed@edworthington.com.

If you’d like to receive of free copy of my Copier Buying Guide titled, The Ultimate Copier Buying Guide, How to Get the Best Deal on a New Copier.

This Copier Buying Guide will give you The  Inside Information You Need to Make Sure You’re Not Getting Ripped Off and You’re Getting the Right Copier for Your Business. Just ask for the Ultimate Copier Buying Guide in the form below or in your email.

How to Buy A Copier

December 21, 2012 Leave a comment

After many months of writing and editing I have finally finished my new book, How to Buy a Copier- A Step by Step Guide to Copier Leases, Copier Service Contracts and Just About Everything Else You Need to Know To Get The Right Copier at the Best Possible Price.

I know the title is long but I wanted it to communicate exactly what this book is. This book is THE definitive copier buying guide for anyone who is now or will ever buy a copier for their business or practice.

Although my company Action Business Systems-Toshiba Copiers is located in the Maryland and service the Baltimore, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia areas this copier buying guide can help you no matter what part of the country or world your in.

To receive a FREE copy just fill out the form below.

Are you overlooking a major source of cost savings and increased profits in your health care practice?

September 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Most health care practices don’t know what it actually costs them to copy, print, and fax documents, and are overlooking a major source of cost savings and increased profits. They may know what they paid for the hardware, and they may know what they pay for service and supplies, but most don’t know which of their machines is the least expensive to operate.

For example, inkjet printers are extremely expensive to operate, laser printers are less expensive than inkjet printers, and copiers are the least expensive machines to print from. The catch is that all 3 types of machines do basically the same job.

We’ve helped many companies like the University of Maryland Healthcare System, MedStar Health as well as thousands of small practices like yours find a virtual goldmine in their printing, copying, and faxing budgets with our FREE Document Cost Analysis.

Here’s a real life example. I was recently able to save a small practice in Baltimore $457.00 per month on their printing and copying costs. And this is not an unusual story. Many practices are simply unaware of the cost savings that are available to them.

I would like to offer you the same free service to audit your expenditures for copying, printing, and faxing, and give you a report of your true costs.  The report is yours to keep, with no obligation so you can use this information to plan your future strategy whether that is in the near future or further down the road.

If you’re not quite ready to meet and would like to perform a document cost analysis yourself just call or email me for a free copy of our Document Cost Analysis Worksheet. This worksheet will guide you through the process of evaluating your document costs and allow you to see where you can find cost savings and increased profits for your practice.

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Save Your Organization Big Time and Big Money

August 13, 2012 Leave a comment

In this tough economy everyone is trying to find ways to save their business time and money.

If you haven’t heard of Managed Print Services it is something you really should take a look at. Organizations are literally saving thousands of dollars per year with Managed Print Services or MPS as it is also known.

If your business is located in the Baltimore, Maryland or Washington DC area and would like to know more, click the link below and then call or email me with you questions. ed@edworthington.com or 443-570-0414 We offer a NO PRESSURE, NO OBLIGATION assessment of your current situation to see how much we can save you

http://mba.toshiba.com/usa/managed-print-experts/index.html

Managed Print Services Can Drive Profitability

If you haven’t heard the term Managed Print Services you will soon be hearing it a lot more. Managed Print Services are a fantastic way to save your business time and money.

Below I have re-posted a recent article about Manged Print Services written by Bill Melo. Mr. Melo is the Vice President of Marketing, Services and Solutions for Toshiba.

I think this gives a great overview of what MPS is and what the benefits are to your business.

If you would like to explore the possibility of utilizing Managed Print Services to save your business time and money please feel free to call or email me.

I would be happy to answer any of your questions.

You can reach me at 443-570-0414 0r ed@edworthington.com

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With an uncertain economy, businesses need to evaluate and streamline operations wherever they can. If you can save a buck without hindering productivity, that’s the first place you will target. A great place to look for savings is in printing.

Many businesses do not know how much they spend on printing. Odds are they are spending more than they think. If you ask a CFO about her payroll costs, she could tell you off the top of her head. But printing is one of those costs that is buried somewhere under IT, operations or office supplies.

As with any cost, you can’t control what you don’t measure. The first step in managing your printing is doing an assessment to analyze how and what you print. This is the first step to Managed Print Services (MPS). You want to measure existing output volumes, types of printing, paper sizes, and peak printing times. You need to understand the business processes that create printouts and how you use them.

Once you measure the existing environment, you can discuss future needs. You can develop recommendations for streamlining existing business processes that will ultimately reduce time and cost. Some recommendations may be simple, like print double-sided by default. That can save up to 50% of your paper use. You might need to consolidate printers, replace older models with newer ones or change the mix of laser printers and MFPs. By putting everything under a predictable monthly payment, you can treat printing like electricity. You pay for what you use.

MPS can help you save money, save energy and improve productivity since the latest printers will be quicker and may be more appropriate to your businesses requirements. Given the improved functionality of newer printers, you may decide to bring certain tasks in-house, saving on outsourcing fees.

The goal is to make your printing predictable and efficient. Start by assessing your current print environment, decide how to streamline things, make the necessary changes and watch your costs drop and your productivity rise.

By Bill Melo-Vice President, Marketing, Services and Solutions-Toshiba

If you have questions about Managed Print Services or would like to see if your company could save money with Managed Print Services contact me, Ed Worthington at 443-570-0414 or eworthington@abscare.com

Copier Troubleshooting Guide

For those of you who work with copiers everyday issues like jamming, lines on the paper, ect can be very frustrating. Check out this Copier Troubleshooting Guide. It was put together by a trainer in our office here in Baltimore, Maryland. She has lots of experience and knows what she is talking about.

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Save your Healthcare Practice Time and Money with Software Designed Just for Your Practice!

If you own or manage a health care practice in the Baltimore, Maryland or  Washington DC area than Lexmark’s Clinical Assistant software is something you really should know about.

The Lexmark Clinical Assistant is a software bundle for Lexmark multifunction printers (MFPs) customized specifically for the healthcare industry. Clinical Assistant applications are designed to address common workflow challenges in clinical environments to help increase staff productivity and reduce errors.

Take a look at this video for a quick overview.

If you have questions or comments give me a call or email. 443-570-0414 eworthington@abscare.com

http://www.lexmark.com/US/X646ca/x646ca_new.html

Should You Buy Used Copiers for Your Baltimore Business

One of the questions I get regularly from my clients and prospects is, “do you have any used copiers for sale?’

The answer is always yes.

Here at my company we always have used machines coming in that are just off lease.

I would assume this is true for most copier companies, not just us.

The real question is, are used copiers a good deal or is it best to lease or purchase a brand now copier/multi-Function device.

The answer is yes, used copiers can be a fantastic deal. Like most technology products, copiers are constantly being upgraded by adding new features and improving efficiency.

Because of this, you can get some good deals on off-lease machines with under 100,000 copies/prints on them.

Here at my company we sell Toshiba copiers. For a Toshiba machine 100,000 copies is a very low volume. In other words, I would not hesitate for a second to sell my client a Toshiba copier with that volume of copies on it.

I would consider this a machine with many, many years of usefulness left on it.

The bottom line is you have to take in consideration your business copy/print volume and then decide if a used machine is right for you.

If you are a high volume user, I may suggest you lean towards a new machine, but for the average small office a used machine may be a perfect fit for your budget and your needs.

Here at my office we have several used Toshiba e-Studio Copiers that start at around $1,500.00.

These are great prices for really solid Toshiba Copiers.

So in summary, yes you can buy a used copier and get a solid machine at a great price.

If you have questions about copiers or would like a quote on a new or used copier please contact me, Ed Worthington at 443-570-0414 or eworthington@abscare.com

Copier Leasing Options for Baltimore Businesses- The 3 Types of Copier Leases

February 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Once you’ve decided to invest in a new copier for your business in Baltimore your next step is to decide whether you’d like to purchase or lease the copier. For tips and information on how to make that decision click over to our article titled “How to Decide if You Should Buy or Lease a Copier for Your Baltimore Businesses”.

If you have decided to lease a copier for your business there are only 3 lease options to choose from and these days only 2 options are truly relevant.

The 3 types of copier leases are:

Fair Market Value– The most common of all copier leases. The way that this lease works is that at the end of the lease term the leasing company will tell you what the fair market value of that machine is and then you can buy it from them for that amount of money.

$1 Buyout Lease– The next most common type of lease. The $1 buyout lease means that at at the end of the lease term you can “buyout” the copier from the leasing company. Now you may be wondering why you would choose any other type of lease over this one. The answer is that this lease will cost you more than the others in interest and fees during the life of the lease. The leasing company will get their money one way or the other.

10% Lease– The least common and very rarely used kind of copier lease.

Which type of lease you choose should be based on your situation and companies needs.

If you have further questions about copier leasing and you would like to speak to a copier leasing expert please contact me, Ed Worthington at 443-570-0414.