Tricia Judge provides an update and further analysis on Lexmark’s efforts to eradicate remanufacturing of its cartridges. There are many small companies that would be well served to object to Ohio jurisdiction before capitulating to all of Lexmark’s terms, Judge says. Read her update and join the Int’l ITC as the association prepares to counter this threat.
An old proverb says, “The wind does not break the tree that bends.” Color Imaging is the perfect embodiment of said tree, having leaned in a few different directions the printing industry’s winds have blown in the company’s 23-year life span.
While many of the challenges retail store operators face are the same regardless of an independent or franchise-chain status, several differences separate these two aftermarket businesses. Find out what those differences are in this Recharger article.
Charles Brewer argues that office superstores in the U.S. are the most important retail channel for digital imaging supplies in the world, and among the largest channels in terms of both unit shipments and revenue. But OEM products have been replacing third-party cartridges throughout the past couple of years. Read about how things have changed in the retail channel and how the changes have and continue to have effects on the industry.
For nearly 30 years, Dan Martin, current CEO and certified franchise executive of IFX, has been a franchisee, franchisor and franchising consultant. Recharger spoke with him to find out what anyone planning to get involved in a franchise — such as Cartridge World, Rapid Refill, Cartridge Depot or beyond — can expect to experience along the many stages of the journey.
Mark E. Battersby lends his expert tax advice. Find out how you can reduce costs, increase productivity and boost employee morale by protecting the safety and health of your employees. Added bonus: you may even get a tax deduction.
Nathan Jamail knows that in any economy, especially a tough one, thousands of companies are still looking to hire top employees. The real question is, how does one become that top employee organizations and leaders are looking to hire? Find out how in this Recharger article.
"Salespeople need to transition from transactional selling to solutions selling" is an often-heard phrase these days. So what is solutions sales? And is it right for every business?
Mike Josiah of UniNet has remanufacturing instructions this month on HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401 cartridges. First introduced in June 2012, the LaserJet Pro 400 M401 series of laser printers is based on a 35-ppm, 1,200-dpi Canon engine that comes standard with 256 MB of memory. These machines are different from the LaserJet 300/400 series; the engines and cartridges are totally different.
The Photizo Group's Rob Sethre breaks down the retail sector, pointing out that one of the great opportunities for print vendors is identifying and addressing vertical markets. Some segments, such as retail, are still dependent on hard-copy output and are highly receptive to the use of local printing equipment and specialized media/consumables.