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12 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Good Buy or Goodbye?

You find yourself at a pawn shop or garage sale or, perhaps, online and you run across a great deal on a used printer, or is it? How do you know? Here are seven steps to evaluating your next great find to see if it really is worth spending a few dollars or more importantly, […]

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16 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What does “service” mean to you?

America’s economy has evolved into a very heavily service based economy. The goods that are sold are mostly of a similar quality so companies try to differentiate themselves by the level of service or types of services that they offer. The office printer industry is no different. Although there are a number of different printing […]

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01 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

My 5 Best Money-Saving Strategies

Saving money is on everybody’s mind these days and office printing is no exception. I was reading earlier that as much a 1% to 3 % of business expenses can be attributed to printing cost. It’s no wonder, then, that businesses are looking for every way they can to cut down on these expenses. I […]

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21 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Time Moves On

When I came into this business over 20 years ago, the most popular printer that we saw was the Hewlett Packard Laserjet II. This was the cutting edge of laser printers and printed at a whopping 8 pages per minute. Its little brother, the Laserjet IIp printed just 4 pages per minute. I was looking […]

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14 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Toner Pirates!

I haven’t always sold toner cartridges. It was a very long time ago, but back in the day I sold tacos for a living.  Yes, my first real job as an adult was as a manager at Taco Bell. Boy, those were the days. We made everything except the sauces and tortillas from scratch and […]

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27 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

It is all about quality.

I talked to a man several weeks ago about his printing business.  He has run a successful printing company for many years and we were discussing his commitment to the quality of his work product.  He showed me a program that he had outsourced due to time constraints and told me that if he had […]

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13 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What’s In A Name?

I am sometimes asked where our name “AOS Laser Service,” came from.  I cannot take credit for the name because it actually precedes my employment here. It is hard to imagine now, but there was once a time when computer equipment was highly specialized. AOS started out in Texarkana as a supplier of word processing […]

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29 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Pay a Little Now or a Lot Later

I know in the last few blogs I have been discussing the various types of printer malfunctions and of course I intend to finish that series, but I ran into something yesterday that may be interesting to explore. I was speaking to one of my favorite customers about her fax machine and she was telling […]

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17 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Try The Basics Before The Call

I’m as bad as any man when it comes to asking for directions.  I like to figure things out on my own whenever I can and it always seems like I should be able to find my way with the sun and a decent sense of direction. However, sometimes you have to know your own […]

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31 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Running for the perfect print!

I received the coolest gift this Christmas.  It’s a watch that syncs with my smart phone so that I can see what messages and calls I have received without pulling out my phone.  Of course it displays the time and also has several other functions that I think would be useful, but the function that […]

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