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Feb

05

2015
Throwback Thursday: Dot Matrix Printing

Throwback Thursday: Dot Matrix Printing

When I was little, there was always one thing I would do every time I visited my grandma’s house. I would make my way into her basement and steal some paper from her dot matrix printer, carefully rip the perforated edges off, and make fun doilies out of them. But what makes that printer different than the printers we have today, and why did it have those weird perforated edges?


Jan

16

2015
What happens to old copiers?

What happens to old copiers?

A while back, I wrote a blog post about when we recycled almost 800 printers. Well, what would have happened if we hadn’t recycled them responsibly? In the city of Accra, Ghana, the West African nation’s capital, there is an electronic waste dump called Agbogbloshie. Here, young boys pull apart old electronics and burn them to remove any metals they can sell. It’s incredibly dangerous and hazardous to their health. In fact, many of the boys who have spent a lot of time at Agbogbloshie have started to die much younger than boys who haven’t. That’s why Applied Imaging is committed to making sure old printers and copiers that are returned to us are recycled responsibly. We partner with local organizations who take apart the…

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Jan

07

2015
Canon imagePROGRAF and Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Canon imagePROGRAF and Captain America: The Winter Soldier

With an increased attention on climate change, printers seem to be used less and less. However, it seems to me that printers are simply being used more creatively. Take, for example, this case study from Canon. The wide-format iPF 8400 were used extensively on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, both on and off camera. Check out this video to find out more: Do you have a creative use for an imagePROGRAF machine? Call Applied Imaging today for more information: (800) 521-0983


Dec

25

2014
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Applied Imaging! Our offices are closed today so employees can spend time with family. We will reopen tomorrow morning at 8.


Aug

18

2014
Applied Imaging once again honored as one of Metro Detroit’s top companies to work for

Applied Imaging once again honored as one of Metro Detroit’s top companies to work for

For the third consecutive year, Applied Imaging, Michigan’s premier independently owned office technology dealer, has been named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA). Applied Imaging and the other companies selected will be honored for their accomplishment Tuesday, September 23 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.


Jul

16

2014
11 things to stop doing to your copier

11 things to stop doing to your copier

Printers and copiers are integral parts of doing business. When they go down, work comes to a screeching halt. But few people realize how much our everyday actions affect the life of our copier. Let’s look at some things that people currently do to copiers that need to stop.


Jul

09

2014
Jean days: HELP Pregnancy Crisis Aid

Jean days: HELP Pregnancy Crisis Aid

One of our core values (or Applied Chemistry, as we call it) is Family. We are committed to supporting family, both internally with our employees and externally in our community. That’s why July’s jean day donations are going to HELP Pregnancy Crisis Aid, an organization helping women who want to “carry their babies to term by offering them support and alternatives to abortion, regardless of their faith, origin or background.” Applied Imaging is proud to support HELP Pregnancy Crisis Aid on its mission to offer hope and support to women and their families in the Greater Grand Rapids Area.


Jun

10

2014
Auto Toner and Auto Meters: What’s the difference?

Auto Toner and Auto Meters: What’s the difference?

Applied Imaging strives to make your job easier for you by taking care of all of your office technology needs. We’re experts in office technology so you don’t have to be. That’s why we’ve implemented two services free of charge: automatic toner replenishment and automatic meter readings. So, what are they, and what’s the difference between the two?



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