SMBs sound off on pesky printing predicaments

    - Lexmark offers advice and resources for popular 'pains in the tech'

<p><span class="xn-location">RICHMOND</span> HILL, Ontario, <span class="xn-chron">April 12</span> /CNW/ -- Lexmark <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> today announced results from a survey(1), which identified popular printing problems facing small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Known for its proven track record of helping businesses in document-intensive environments save money and increase their productivity, Lexmark offers SMBs prescriptions to help take the pain out of these pesky printing predicaments.</p>

    1. Cost of consumables - Small businesses report that buying expensive
       printer ink can often cause headaches. Instead of spending $6.99 on a
       large bottle of pain reliever, avoid those headaches by switching to
       Lexmark and use that same $6.99 to get an economical ink cartridge.
       Another great way to avert the pain is to look for rewards or loyalty
       programs that can earn you free consumables. Lexmark offers a Rewards
       Program(2) that provides users with free genuine Lexmark ink, toner and
       imaging kits.
    2. Cost of print media - SMBs complain about the increasing cost of paper.
       One way to reduce paper consumption is to convert and move paper
       documents digitally, whenever possible. For example, many of Lexmark's
       inkjet and laser devices offer easy-to-use scanning solutions, such as
       Scan-to-Email and Scan-to-Folder, that help reduce the amount of paper
       used, streamline processes and bring greater productivity to the user
       workgroup. Also, using two-sided printing and Eco-Mode can help reduce
       paper usage. For more details on saving paper, watch these tips on
       reducing paper usage.
    3. Paper jams - Did you just put the finishing touches on a big
       presentation and need to print it? Don't worry about SMBs' No. 3
       of paper jams because you can help prevent and be ready to quickly fix
       jam if one occurs. Lexmark offers the following advice on how to clear
       paper jam.
    4. Maximizing ink and toner use - Lexmark offers this advice for getting
       the most use out of your cartridges. Your device will likely start
       giving you signals that your ink or toner is running low in advance of
       it needing replacement. As the ink or toner runs low, your quality may
       start to diminish but may be sufficient for draft or proofing of jobs.
       Judge the print quality by reviewing the printout carefully, in
       conjunction with the signals the printer is giving you. Also, look for
       devices with individual colour cartridges and have backup supplies on
       hand to cover any big jobs.
    5. Replenishment frequency of printing supplies - Frequent trips to the
       store and searching for a cartridge to replenish supplies is another
       peeve on the minds of SMBs. Therefore, Lexmark offers high-yield
       for most of its inkjet and laser devices, reducing the number of times
       cartridges have to be replaced. And for those navigationally challenged
       SMBs, Lexmark offers a Cartridge Finder SmartSolution to easily locate
       nearby retailer that carries specific supplies.

<p>For more information about Lexmark's products, solutions and services, see the "Lexmark" Facebook page and "LexmarkNews" Twitter feed, or visit the "LexmarkNews" YouTube channel for access to Lexmark videos and hands-on demonstrations.</p>

    About Lexmark
<p>Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE:   LXK) provides businesses of all sizes with a broad range of printing and imaging products, solutions and services that help them to be more productive. In 2009, Lexmark sold products in more than 150 countries and reported approximately <span class="xn-money">$4.0 billion</span> in revenue. Learn how Lexmark can help you get more done at <a href=""></a>.</p>
<p>Lexmark and Lexmark with diamond design are trademarks of Lexmark International, Inc., registered in the U.S. and/or other countries.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>1) This survey was conducted by MarketTools in the U.S. on behalf of Lexmark. The study was fielded in June and November of 2009 and surveyed business users.</p>
<p>2) The Lexmark Rewards program is not available in all countries. Visit <a href=""></a> for details.</p>


For further information: For further information: Mark Lavigne, Lexmark Canada, +1-905-841-2017, Web Site:

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