Toner Pirates: Don't be a Victim!


Toner pirates aren't exactly the scourge of the Seven Seas like their eye-patched, peg-legged predecessors, but they are the scourge of the printing world. Read on to find out what makes the difference between a toner pirate's victim and a toner pirate's worst nightmare!

Outfitting Your Ship

If you could surround your company with cannons and arm everyone with huge, glittering cutlasses, it might be easier to defend against toner pirates--but this is the 21st century, so your "ship" needs to be outfitted with more sophisticated protection. Believe it or not, this is actually what makes the difference between being a victim and being an intimidating enemy crew: print solutions.

Sound too good to be true? Let's look at two companies, one with print solutions and one without, both up against toner pirates, and see who comes out on top.

Company A

Company A doesn't have print solutions. They receive a call from an unfamiliar number, and someone picks up. The person on the other end of the line immediately launches into a speech about how they're from the supplier and they have it on good authority that prices are about to go up. However, lucky for Company A, they can get a deal if they order right now!

When the toner shows up, it's low-quality--and the price is enough to put any pirate out of the buccaneering business. Unfortunately, since Company A didn't have any way of keeping up with their print needs, supply orders, and supplier habits, they fell right into the trap.

Company B

Company B is savvier and has armed themselves with print solutions. When the swashbucklers call, Company B's employees know that their supplier doesn't behave like this--and they refuse to give any information about printer make and model (which their supplier should already know). They also keep track of supply prices, needs, and ordering schedules, so they can't be tricked into this false plunder.

Want to make sure you're Company B when the toner pirates call up? Contact us today to learn more about print solutions!

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