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What is the Xerox Instant Print Kiosk?

Does your business have foot traffic with document management needs? The Xerox Instant Print Kiosk is a revolutionary new print and copy solution that can provide a new and more profitable source of revenue for businesses who would like to provide their customers with a superior service. This walk-up device can print, scan, copy, and fax documents in nearly any format, giving your customers more freedom and flexibility. In today’s post, we’ll [...]

What is the Xerox Instant Print Kiosk?2019-07-10T11:28:38-06:00

Xerox MFP Q&A: What’s the Difference Between a One-Touch App and A Saved Job?

Xerox multifunction devices are designed to make your workplace a more efficient and productive place—and they do a great job, thanks largely in part to the absolutely huge list of features available to end-users. However, sometimes there are so many features to consider that you can start to feel a little overwhelmed. Keep in mind that the technology should make your life easier, not more complex. With a little know-how, once you [...]

Xerox MFP Q&A: What’s the Difference Between a One-Touch App and A Saved Job?2019-06-10T09:48:48-06:00

Is a Managed Print Service (MPS) Right For Your Business?

One might think that a managed print service (MPS) would cost more than attempting to manage your printer fleet on your own—but in fact the opposite is true. An MPS isn’t just affordable. Businesses who work with a third party to manage their printers actually tend to save up to 30% on their document processing expenses and enjoy a host of other benefits. We’ll dig into those benefits in a moment, but [...]

Is a Managed Print Service (MPS) Right For Your Business?2019-05-10T09:37:20-06:00

How to Skip the Setup On Your Second Printer: Introducing the Xerox Clone Feature

If your business has grown to the point where you need to get a second printer, congratulations! As any business grows, so too will its document processing needs. Inevitably, one Xerox multifunction printer—for all of the amazing things it can do—won’t be enough to handle the needs of a larger staff or additional locations. The good news is that Xerox has made it much easier than you might expect to start expanding [...]

How to Skip the Setup On Your Second Printer: Introducing the Xerox Clone Feature2019-04-12T08:24:14-06:00

Does Your Business Have a Sustainability Goal? Xerox and PrintReleaf Can Help

The corporate world has taken a rapidly growing interest in environmental sustainability. Whether they’re following the guidelines created by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals or a different set of standards, it’s clear that consumers respond positively to forward-thinking, environmentally conscious businesses. A 2017 study concluded that 87% of consumers have a more positive image of businesses that supports environmental issues. Furthermore, 68% of millennial were found to have purchased products that [...]

Does Your Business Have a Sustainability Goal? Xerox and PrintReleaf Can Help2019-03-12T14:16:26-06:00

Everything You Need to Know About Xerox Workplace Assistants

Plenty of small business owners make-do without a real life assistant—but modern Xerox products and software is so advanced that after making the switch you might not even notice the difference. “Workplace assistant” is the term Xerox has given its ConnectKey enabled devices (such as members of the AltaLink series or the VersaLink series) because these devices can solve so many problems for business owners. In addition to the standard array of [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Xerox Workplace Assistants2019-02-12T15:12:21-06:00

Office Upgrades in 2019: Technology That Grows With You

The new year is upon us! The team here at Professional Document Solutions hopes it’ll be your best year yet—if you expect to experience growth in 2019, it might be time to consider upgrading to modern office technology that can grow with you. In this post, we’ll discuss a few ways that Xerox technology can adapt to your business needs and goals as you grow, establish new goals, and tackle new challenges [...]

Office Upgrades in 2019: Technology That Grows With You2019-01-10T09:32:15-06:00

How Xerox Technology Has Changed Remote Work Forever

Nearly 4 million Americans work remotely at least half the time, and somewhere around 70% of office workers work remotely at least once per week. The workplace is changing, but Xerox makes keeping up with remote work trends easier than ever. In this post, we’ll explore the tools that make this possible and how you can use them to modernize your workforce. Xerox Gives Your Remote Teams the Tools They Need Xerox [...]

How Xerox Technology Has Changed Remote Work Forever2018-12-03T10:48:07-06:00

How to Understand and Resolve Xerox Printer Fault Codes

Fault codes don’t have to be scary. Inconvenient, sure—nobody wants to have a problem with their device in the middle of the workday. The good news is that Xerox printers and MFPs are remarkably reliable, so your incidences of these kinds of errors should be quite low. Additionally, fault codes should be ultimately seen as a good thing, since they’re your printer’s way of “communicating” with you. Correcting the problem reported by [...]

How to Understand and Resolve Xerox Printer Fault Codes2018-11-12T09:58:29-06:00

How to Clean and Maintain Your Xerox Multifunction Printer (It’s Easy!)

When you install new office equipment, it’s easy to forget that at some point or another, you’re going to have to undergo everyone’s least favorite task… cleaning and maintenance! Your Xerox MFP is no different in that it does require occasional cleaning and maintenance, but here’s the good news: it’s a very easy process. Not only will you reduce wear and tear on your unit and extend its lifespan, you’ll also reduce [...]

How to Clean and Maintain Your Xerox Multifunction Printer (It’s Easy!)2018-11-12T09:58:42-06:00

How Print Quality Changes Customer Perception

If you’ve been keeping up with the Professional Document Solutions blog, you’ve already learned how emotional responses impact customer loyalty. You’ve also learned about the neuroscience of color, and why it matters so much for both digital and—perhaps especially—print marketing campaigns. No matter how much forethought you put into your color schemes or relationship-building techniques, it’s all for naught if your print quality isn’t up to par. Lower quality prints can appear [...]

How Print Quality Changes Customer Perception2018-09-10T09:48:09-06:00

How to Print Envelopes With Your Xerox MFP (Plus 3 Must-Know Envelope Marketing Tips!)

When you’re working on a print direct mail campaign, it’s natural to put the most thought into the contents of your mail. In other words, what’s inside the envelope. However, what’s the first thing that your recipients will see first? That’s right—the envelope itself. Printing envelopes with your Xerox printer is a simple process. If you haven’t done it before, it won’t take you long to learn (and if you do, you [...]

How to Print Envelopes With Your Xerox MFP (Plus 3 Must-Know Envelope Marketing Tips!)2018-08-10T08:54:57-06:00

How to Harness Your Customer’s Emotions to Build Better Relationships & Inspire Loyalty

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the goal of almost all businesses is to have as many satisfied customers as possible. But what if there was something more valuable than simple satisfaction? Sounds impossible, right? This Harvard Business Review article presents some interesting data that has lead some analysts to believe that “emotionally connected” customers can be more valuable to a business than a “highly satisfied” customer—in the order of [...]

How to Harness Your Customer’s Emotions to Build Better Relationships & Inspire Loyalty2018-07-23T15:10:40-06:00

These Are the Lies You’ve Been Told About Direct Print Mail

Have you ever been told that “traditional” print marketing is ineffective because everyone’s on email and social media these days? There’s no nice way to put this… the person who told you that is wrong. Like, really wrong. There’s a number of lies, untruths, myths, and misconceptions about print direct mail that really cropped up over the past decade or so, and it’s hugely frustrating. Or incredibly profitable, assuming you’re using print [...]

These Are the Lies You’ve Been Told About Direct Print Mail2018-06-11T15:07:01-06:00

Why Printer Security Saves Data, Money, and Time (Plus 3 Must-Know Tips)

Did you know that properly implemented printer security can do more than just secure your data? It can also save time and money. We’ll explain why exactly that is in just a moment, plus in this post you’re also going to get three other really neat Xerox printer security tips to help maximize data safety and office efficiency. Last year was noteworthy in the information security world because it seemed like there [...]

Why Printer Security Saves Data, Money, and Time (Plus 3 Must-Know Tips)2018-05-11T09:02:11-06:00

Is Your Document Management Strategy Saving You Money?

Did you know that the average American business spends around 3% of their yearly revenue on printing costs? That’s a huge number. Some estimates place printing costs as one of the top three expenses in an office environment, behind only payroll and rent. Considering that the average office employee can print up to 10,000 pages per year, it isn’t particularly surprising. Since you already know you don’t want to go entirely paperless [...]

Is Your Document Management Strategy Saving You Money?2018-05-03T14:44:41-06:00

How Will These 5 Technology Trends Affect Your Business?

What’s your opinion about how rapidly technology changes these days? Some business owners see it as a burden. At first glance, you might not even blame them. Think about it: all the demands of social media, new equipment, cyber security, an evolving workforce, and so on might seem overwhelming to some. However, hopefully in this post we’ll be able to show you why that’s not the right mindset to have. The advancements [...]

How Will These 5 Technology Trends Affect Your Business?2018-03-05T08:17:18-06:00

Why is it Important to Update Firmware On My Xerox Printer?

Do you ever feel like you have a million little things to do? ...And nowhere near enough time for all of them? Plenty of managers and business owners feel the same way. Even the most well-organized leader can start to feel a little overwhelmed from time to time, especially during their busy season or when their personal lives become unexpectedly demanding. Unfortunately, this means that the seemingly-small things on their to-do list [...]

Why is it Important to Update Firmware On My Xerox Printer?2018-03-01T09:33:30-06:00

Will These Small Business Trends Continue in 2018?

Are you ready to tackle 2018 headfirst? Small business owners tend to be constantly inundated with advice—most of it good, some… well, not so much (but you know that already!). One of the good bits of advice small business owners get is to always be refining their unique selling proposition (USP). Whether you’re running a startup or an enterprise-tier organization, differentiating yourself from the competition is rarely a bad thing. However, keeping [...]

Will These Small Business Trends Continue in 2018?2018-03-01T09:33:31-06:00

5 Powerful (Yet Festive!) Christmas Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

With Christmas right around the corner, businesses of all sizes are gearing up their holiday marketing campaigns. Are you? If you want your print advertising to really pop this year, take a look at our five festive tips for small businesses: #1 – Seasonal Branding Holiday themed branding doesn’t mean you have to redesign your logo or other marketing material from scratch, and it certainly doesn’t require too great of an expense. [...]

5 Powerful (Yet Festive!) Christmas Marketing Tips for Small Businesses2018-12-21T10:42:54-06:00

3 Business Scenarios When “Going Paperless” is a Bad Idea

We’ve all heard about offices “going paperless.” Perhaps your workplace even has aspirations to cut out the paper and go completely digital. But is it possible? Or perhaps the better question is this—is it even desirable? Environmental concerns, convenience for both customers and employees, and increasing efficiency are all reasons that workplace managers tend to start thinking about going paperless. Digitization is indeed a good thing in a great many cases, and [...]

3 Business Scenarios When “Going Paperless” is a Bad Idea2018-03-01T09:33:31-06:00

Why Color Printing Converts: Neuromarketing, Visual Appeal, and Green Ketchup

If you asked them, most people would tell you that marketers use color in their advertisements to make it more interesting. Perhaps they might say that colors make it easier to “grab” someone’s attention, or as a way to represent your brand. Or, to really simplify things, you could just say that colors are expected. We live in a visual world, so why wouldn’t we use color? These things are all true. [...]

Why Color Printing Converts: Neuromarketing, Visual Appeal, and Green Ketchup2018-03-01T09:33:31-06:00

4 Project Meeting Hacks That Save Time and Money

As a whole, SMBs typically aren’t aware of how costly unnecessary meetings are. In fact, studies reveal that an estimated $37B a year across all industries is spent on salaries of those who feel their time is being wasted in meetings. With marketing and sales becoming increasingly complicated, more meetings are required for design, editorial, web development, project management and to simply stay on the same page across teams. Unless you’re a, [...]

4 Project Meeting Hacks That Save Time and Money2017-09-14T09:54:41-06:00

5 Important Marketing Growth Trends for B2B’s

Creating Experiences is a Top Priority As customers, we expect and buy from those who create top-notch experiences. This customer experience focus is dominating marketing strategies and it’s not just about website navigation. It’s opting-in to emails, what’s seen on social media and all boils down to how a prospect feels about your brand before they ever let you know they’re in the market for your offerings. If you’re not sure where [...]

5 Important Marketing Growth Trends for B2B’s2017-08-16T13:52:26-06:00

7 Tips for Improving Writing Skills to Drive More Sales

Google and other search engines index website content and use the findings to rank the relevance of your pages against keywords searchers might use to find your business. This truth puts written content in the driver's seat of digital marketing and means your writing ability (blogs, website copy, e-books, and product descriptions) can make or break your ability to attract new prospects online. One might think writing should be straightforward and easy; [...]

7 Tips for Improving Writing Skills to Drive More Sales2017-07-13T10:21:57-06:00

3 Simple Tips for Driving Demand on Social Media

It’s easy to have a love-hate relationship with social media especially when you’re on the platforms for business reasons and not just catching up with old high school friends and long lost family. Social selling in particular is touted as a legitimate tactic for driving leads but if you’ve ever tried to follow the strategies, it can be daunting, time consuming, and doesn’t happen overnight. However with the right approach, it actually [...]

3 Simple Tips for Driving Demand on Social Media2017-06-12T11:46:24-06:00

Reduce Business Costs by Focusing on Company Culture

Company culture, at its core, is the personality of an organization. It sets the tone of the environment for workers, spills into products and services and can greatly impact success. Facets include, the vibe of the space, the approach to work i.e. team-based v. silo and includes the overall communication structure and hierarchy plus perks such as lunch, snacks, or the occasional keg-o-rator alongside common values, ethics and goals. Fixation on company [...]

Reduce Business Costs by Focusing on Company Culture