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Low Toner Notifications – When You Need Them, Not When Someone Remembers

Ever get that frantic email on a Monday morning, “Our HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color M251 Printer is out of toner and I need to print out 500 pages today!”, well with SG Print Manager you will never get that email again. SG Print Manager is a FREE application that The Supplies Guys is offering its customers, which monitors your printers, faxes and copiers in your office and can notify you of anything you need to know about those machines.

Our customers who have been involved in the beta program of this have commented on the helpfulness of these notifications. Some of their favorite notifications are; % of Toner Life Remaining, New Cartridge Detected and Estimated Days until empty. There are plenty of other notifications available to fit any users’ needs, with over 50 options of notifications, you can pretty much be notified of anything from a paper jam to surpassing a limit of pages per month.

Some other helpful notifications from Print Manager include:

-          Toner Low
-          Toner Empty
-          Maintenance Required
-          Printer Status – (Service requested, offline, Jammed, Door Open, No Paper, Low Paper)
-          Waste Toner Level
-          All other parts on printer – (Maintenance kit, Fuser, Drum Kit, Belt, etc.)

Utilizing these notifications can make anyone’s job that much easier, we had customers of all positions find value in this application. For our customers where they are the person who orders all the office supplies for the office, you now won’t need to rely on everyone else to let you know when they need toner. Or if you’re the type of person that always has extras available, next time someone replaces a toner, you can easily be notified.

For the customers who own the business and make all purchases, well, you can easily ensure that toner is not wasted. Monitoring the usage of each machine will help you understand who/why your employees keep running through toner each month. Also, if you’re the owner of the business and need to know what to order, it can all easily be monitored from an easy-to-use dashboard. Instead of having to always check the printer to make sure you’re not going to run out, get notified ahead of time, so you are not stranded without toner.

If you have any questions about how this works, please feel  to call us at 888-722-0390, or email us at

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Okidata C810n Toner Cartridges

The Okidata 810 is a laser color tabloid printer with a surprisingly compact design available at a very affordable cost. This printer has been designed to offer stunning colored outputs in tabloid sizes while keeping printing costs under control. It comes in 3 variants – C810n (networked), C810dn (duplex, networked), C810dtn (duplex, 2nd tray, networked).

The Okidata 810 can print on a variety of media sizes ranging from A6 to A3, postcards to banners, allowing you the flexibility you need. It can handle different media sizes – Tray 1: A3, A4, A5, A6, B4, B5. The multi-purpose tray handles sizes ranging from A3, A4, A5, B4, B5, A6, 10 Envelopes, Labels to custom size up to 1320.80mm including banners.  Duplex printing (optional in C810n) lowers costs and allows booklet printing. It uses the ProQ2400 Multi-level technology which further enhances the output quality. The unique, high-definition, microfine Okidata C810n Toner allows you to print sharp and vibrant colors even on ordinary office paper. It comes with a 300-sheet input tray, 100-sheet multi-purpose tray and 2 optional 530-sheet trays.

Okidata 810 has an impressive print speed of 30ppm (color) and 32ppm (mono) for A4 media size. The A3 media size print speed is 16ppm (color) and 17ppm (mono). It is backed by a strong 200MHz processor and has a generous duty cycle of 75,000 pages/month. The print resolution of 1200*600dpi coupled with Auto Color Balance and Photo Enhance features produces stunning results. It is network ready with High-Speed USB 2.0 and 10/100 TX Ethernet. Okidata C810n Toner Cartridges are available in Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow and have a life of up to 8000 pages each.


Printer Type: Laser Color Tabloid Printer

Speed : A4 – 30ppm (color), 32ppm (mono); A3 – 16ppm (color), 17ppm (mono)

Resolution : 1200*600dpi

Memory : 128 MB

Connectivity : Hi-Speed USB 2.0, 10/100 TX Ethernet

Paper Capacity : 300 sheets (Tray 1), 100 sheets (multi-purpose tray), 530 sheets each (Tray 2 & 3, optional), 250 sheets output (face down), 100 sheets output (face up)

Dimensions : OKI 810n – 345*485*579mm, Weight – 36kg

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Xerox Printers

Xerox is renowned across the globe for its range of color and black-and-white printers, multifunction systems, photo copiers, digital production presses, and related consulting services and supplies.  The wide range of printers available ensure that you will find one that exactly fits your requirements.  Let’s take a look at two of its series.
ColorQube Series

Xerox ColorQube 8570 Ink

The ColorQube 8570 is a cartridge-free solid ink color printer. It is powerful yet simple and is highly productive. The color output is vibrant. This printer has 3 models 8570N, 8570 DN and the 8570DT. All three models are equally fast with a speed of 40 pages/minute for both color and monochrome printouts.  The duty cycle is high at 85,000 sheets/ month for all the models.  The standard paper capacity is 625 sheets (8570N & DN) and 1,150 sheets (8570DT). Two -sided printing is optional  in case of 8570N. It is, however, a standard feature in both DN and DT models.  It has a generous standard print memory of 512 MB with a maximum of 2GB.

The  ColorQube 8870 also uses the advanced catridge-free solid ink. Add to this its high productivity and you have a low cost, highly effective printer apt for high volume workgroups. It has a speed of 40 pages/minute for both color and monochrome printouts. The duty cycle is impressively high at 120,000 images/month. The standard paper capacity stands at 625 sheets and two-sided printing is a standard feature in the 8870DN model. It has a generous standard print memory of 512MB with a maximum of 2GB.

WorkCentre Series
The WorkCentre 6505 is a multifunction printer that, in addition to outstanding print performance, also includes a host of other productive functions such as, scanner, copier and fax.
It has a front USB port allowing users to quickly print from or scan to any standard USB. Powerful scanning features include Scan to Email, Network scanning, Scan to USB device, and Direct Scan to Applications.  Faxes can be sent from the network using LAN Fax. Full Fax features such as speed  dial, remote receive and fax broadcast are also available. The copier is equally powerful with features that include ID Card Copy, N-up, auto fit, cloning, collate and more.
The print speed is decent at 24 pages/minute for both color and monochrome and the resolution is 600*600*4dpi. Two-sided automatic printing is a standard feature in 6505DN model while optional in 6505N. Both models have a powerful 533MHz processor and a standard memory of 256MB extendable up to 768 MB.

The Xerox WorkCentre 3210 is a monochrome laser multifuntion printer that is apt for single users or small workgroups. Along with strong printing features, it also supports copying, scanning and faxing.
The copy/print speed is decent at 24 pages/minute. It can use both USB2.0 and 10/100Base TX Ethernet for connectivity.  It does not support two-sided printing. The duty cycle is 30,000 images/month.  Its 360 MHz processor and 128 MB memory render it quite capable of handling a demanding workload.

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Brother HL Series Printers

Brother is one of the leading brands that produces quality innovative products for the print and imaging, labelling and sewing markets. Under print and imaging, Brother’s key products include laser printers and Multi-Function Centres (MFCs).  Brother offers a wide range of printers suitable for both home users and businesses. Brother HL printers are highly effective for personal use or small workload. They offer excellent print quality and are fast and effective.

Brother HL-2240 Toner

HL 2240D
The Brother HL 2240D is a compact, monochrome laser printer. Its compact and stylish design make it appropriate for small workspaces. It offers duplex printing as a standard feature thereby reducing printing costs considerably. It offers high-speed printing at 24 pages/minute. With a print resolution of up to 2400*600dpi, HL 2240D produces high quality printouts with crisp texts and excellent graphics. The paper handling capabilities are impressive at 250 sheet Tray that handles both letter and legal size paper. A manual feed slot is also available for printing on envelopes and letterheads. It can print on different media types such as plain, bond, envelopes and labels
Brother HL 2240D uses High-Speed USB 2.0 for connectivity and is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. The standard memory is limited at 8MB with no option to extend it. The duty cycle is 20,000 pages which is generous considering that this printer is intended for home or small office usage. It has a Toner Save mode which helps reduce printing costs.

HL 5370DW
The Brother HL 5370DW is a high-speed monochrome Laser printer with wireless networking and duplex printing as standard features. Offering high-speed printing at 32 pages/minute, in-built duplex printing feature and wireless connectivity, HL 5370DW is a perfect solution for small offices and workgroups. The print resolution is outstanding at 1200*1200dpi giving a professional look to all your printouts.

The paper capacity is impressive at 250 sheets in Tray 1 with an option of 2 additional trays with 250 sheets capacity each. Add to that a multi-purpose tray with a capacity of 50 sheets. Wireless 802.11b/g, 10/100 Base TX Ethernet and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 are standard interfaces incorporated in this printer. Mobile device compatibility is also available through a free app download. It has a standard memory of 32MB. The duty cycle is decent at 30,000 pages/month. The Toner Save mode along with the duplex printing feature help in effective printing and to keep costs under control.

Product Overview:

HL 2240D
Printer Type: B/W Laser Printer
Dimensions: 14.5″*14.2″*7.2″, Weight – 15.4lbs
Memory:  8MB (no optional memory feature)
Print Resolution:  2400*600dpi
Print Speed:  24 pages/minute
Connectivity: Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Paper Capacity: 250 sheet in Tray 1. No optional paper tray.

HL 5370DW
Printer Type: B/W Laser Printer
Dimensions: 14.6″*15.1″*9.7″, Weight – 20.9lbs
Memory:  32MB Standard (optional – 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB)
Print Resolution:  1200*1200dpi
Print Speed:  32 pages/minute
Connectivity: Wireless 802.11b/g, 10/100 Base TX Ethernet, Parallel, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Paper Capacity: 250 sheets (Tray 1), 250 sheets *2(optional 2 trays), 50 sheets (Multi-purpose Tray)

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