This summer alongside CANHelp, CPI has been collecting backpacks for the families of Hopkins County. Every backpack will be filled with school supplies and given to participating families at the Back to School Fair on August 9th from 3-6pm. We recently did a drawing in which all donors were given the chance to win a $100 gift card. In this newsletter, it’s our greatest honor to share the story of 2019’s Giveback winner, Jade Kruczek
Conversations with Jade
Jade, tell me something interesting about yourself.
“I am an experienced traveler. I have traveled to London, Paris, and Canada with an organization called People To People. I have also been to the Bahamas, and all fifty states.”
As a resident of Maine, how are you connected to our community in Texas?
“I have family in Texas and try to go every year to spend time with them and create memories. I have some of my favorite memories with the community at Penny’s diner that is no longer there. The community has always been kind to me and has become an important place in my heart.”
What motivated you to give to this project?
“I was motivated to give to the project because I wanted to help give every student an equal chance at an education. I believe that everyone deserves an education and should have the same opportunity to achieve whatever they dream.”
What impact do you think it will make?
“I hope that this will help bring happiness to the children and makes each child feel special.”
Tell me about an experience you had when someone was generous toward you. How did it affect you?
“When I was trying to raise money to go on my trip with People to People I was shown generosity by others who donated to help me reach my goal amount in order to be able to go. This made a huge impact on my life. I was able to see other cultures and meet different people which allowed me to have a broader outlook on life, new experiences, and make lifelong friends.”
In your opinion, why is generosity and giving back important?
“In life there are always struggles that people have to face whether big or small. Giving back is a way to show people that they are not alone, and that someone is there for them even if it is not obvious. This is a way to show that even though they might be struggling they are still important and valued.”
Jade’s story has inspired us to discover what ways we can show generosity in our daily lives. There’s much more to be achieved by giving then by receiving. If this story has inspired you to give back it’s not too late! Bring a backpack or two to our corporate offices in Sulphur Springs, Texas and join us on this quest to give back to our community.
It’s easy to be led by your wallet when looking to buy a printer and get drawn to cheaper devices because of the lower upfront costs. But this sort of short-term thinking ignores the true costs of printing: buying the device is just the start of the process, and one of the key things to think about is the running costs. Of course, when purchasing a printer or MFP it is crucial to make sure that the product meets your needs, but it is the wiseman that thinks about more than just the box and sees that buying cheap may turn out to be just the opposite. You should always take a little more time to consider Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
There is one simple rule to remember – The cheaper the product, the more expensive it is to run.
This may not be an issue if you do not print very much, however, you will be surprised how quickly costs can rise if you get this wrong. Therefore, the first thing you should do is work out your Average Monthly Print Volume (AMPV). Most people can have a very good guess of how much they print in a day, take this number and multiply by 20 working days in a month to get your AMPV. Once you have this information you will be better equipped to make the right decision.
Make a shortlist of products for consideration based on specifications, functionality and price, then pause! You need to think running costs and think about TCO. How long do replacement toners last (specified in pages) and how much do they cost? What other consumables are required for each machine e.g. Image Drum units, Fuser units, Transfer belts, paper feed rollers etc. and how often do these components need to be changed. It’s all there on product datasheets, you just need to know how to read them.
To begin working out the TCO of a printer there are a few key steps. You first need to divide cost of each consumable by its life to determine the cost per page.
Price / Life = CPC
Once you have the CPC of each consumable, you can add add each of them together and start to build the TCO for each product.
Using ultra-long-life image drum technology means that depending, on how much you print, toner may be the only consumable you ever need to change. For example, you can work out how many pages a machine would have to print every day (based on printing 20 working days per month over three years) before the drum unit would need to be replaced. Any machine printing less than the pages-per-day value would deliver a toner only proposition.
Another thing to consider is the cost of a replacement toner. Many manufacturers offer several different toner capacities for each machine priced in such a way to force users to spend lots of money upfront to get the lowest possible TCO. KYOCERA generally only supplies one toner size per machine, with a capacity in fitting with its AMPV specification and always at a low cost, to keep TCO to a minimum. Making original toners highly affordable means KYOCERA customers can afford to use original toners, and don’t have to look for generic replacements that may be unreliable and risk printing performance. Our original toners are guaranteed to deliver the best print quality possible with optimum performance and the utmost reliability.
TCO may not be flashiest subject, but if you’re buying a printer for your office it’s essential that you’re not distracted by a low upfront price, when in the long run you may end up paying more for replacement parts and consumables such as toner. You need to look at a printer as a long-term purchase, rather than a one-off, and unless you do a careful analysis of the TCO of a range of products, you may be surprised by how your printing costs mount up over the lifetime of your printer.
POSTED ORIGINALLY ON 17:27 11 June in Uncategorized by KYOCERA