Why Choose Remanufactured Print Cartridges?

The average business uses 10,000 sheets of paper per year in a copier or printer, that’s a lot of ink being used and cartridges going to landfills! It also accounts for a big portion of businesses’ supplies budgets, up to 80-90% of a businesses’ print budget is spent just on the cartridges alone. For these reasons, it makes sense to consider remanufactured print cartridges. Not only will you help save the planet by reducing the environmental impact by 51%, but you will also reduce your costs by up to 30%!

So, what exactly is a remanufactured print cartridge? Remanufacturers acquire previously used Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (OEM) cartridges and then run them through a vigorous restoration process where they return the cartridge to like-new condition. But is the quality the same, you ask? Yes! The print quality of these cartridges have been 3rd-party tested and have met or exceeded the same results of the OEM cartridge. So, you can have confidence that these cartridges will perform the same, and you won’t notice any difference in the print quality or yield.

Remanufactured print cartridge process

Ready to start reducing your environmental footprint AND reduce costs? Send us a list of your printing devices and we’ll provide you a quote for their remanufactured print cartridges!

Source: https://www.cloverimaging.ca/downloads/568519A-Clover-The-Impact-is-Real-White-Paper.pdf

Why you really DO need Surge Protectors

Although surge protectors may look like a power strip, don’t be fooled in thinking they offer the same benefits.  A power strip adds extra outlet space to power your electronics, whereas a surge protector actually helps protect your electronics from voltage spikes.  What causes voltage spikes and are they really that common?  Well, events like lightning strikes, power outages, and other grid malfunctions cause voltage spikes, and yes, they happen very frequently. 

7-Outlet Surge Suppressor/Protector
7-Outlet Surge Suppressor/Protector

Now, not all electronics need a surge protector (although there’s no harm if you do choose to use one).  Using one on a lamp, for example, isn’t necessary because the only damage a power surge running through a lamp could do is burn out its lightbulb.  However, it is crucial to use a surge protector on devices such as laptops and computers as they contain voltage-sensitive components that a power surge could easily damage, and without a surge protector, a power spike or power surge could actually shorten the life of your device, wipe out all of your data, or even completely destroy your system. 

Ok, great, so you’ve connected a surge protector to all your critical electronic devices and you’re feeling great that your electronics are safe and protected and now you don’t need to think about it anymore.  Well, not quite.  Surge protectors do need replacing every couple of years because as they take a power hit, it slowly diminishes its life.  Unfortunately, with most surge protectors you can’t tell if it’s providing full protection or not, so it’s best to be proactive and replace it.  A good surge protector can last about three to five years (depending on amount/strength of surges).

Ready to start protecting your electronics?  We have a variety of surge protectors to suit your various needs!

Source: https://earlybirdelectricians.com/blog/why-surge-protectors-are-needed/

#LeftHandersDay – August 13!

Barack Obama. Paul McCartney. Oprah Winfrey. Tracy from accounting. These are just a few of the great left-handers that have impacted our lives. And on August 13, we’re paying tribute to them.

Happy #LeftHandersDay

After years of struggling with scissors and can-openers, southpaws are getting the recognition and respect they deserve. It’s Left-Handers Day! And to celebrate, we’re sharing a few things that make lefties so special.

  • 13% of the world’s population is left-handed. And it’s not by random luck. Scientists believe that the trait is genetic, meaning it runs in certain families.
  • Mensa says that 20% of its brainy members are lefties.
  • Lefties are better drivers. According to one study, being left-handed makes you 10% more likely to pass your driving test on the first try.
  • Of the team of five that developed the first-ever Mac computer, 80% were left-handed.
  • If you’re left-handed, you likely earn 15% more than your right-handed peers. Studies show that this may have to do with lefties being well-suited to leadership and entrepreneurial roles.
  • Though roughly one-in-ten people are left-handed, one-quarter of Apollo astronauts were lefties.
  • According to the ancient Zuni people, left-handedness was a sign of wisdom and good luck.