If you want to know what to do with those empty toner cartridges:

Kyocera Toner Container Recycling (TCR) Program
Kyocera’s TCR Program provides a convenient disposal solution for environmentally conscious customers that want to recycle their Kyocera toner and waste containers but cannot do so within their local community.All Kyocera manufactured toner containers and waste containers may now be shipped to the Kyocera Recycle Center in Texas for recycling:

Shipments that are sent by Regular United States Mail
Kyocera Mita Recycle Center
c/o Round 2, Inc.
1340 Airport Commerce Drive
Suite 300
Austin, TX 78741

Shipments that are sent by Fedex, UPS
Kyocera Mita Recycle Center
c/o Round 2, Inc.
445 S. Royal Lane, Suite 500
Coppell, TX 75019

Phone: 1-866-596-2372 (KMA’s Customer Service)


Please Note:
The Kyocera TCR program has been designed for original Kyocera toner containers only. Any non-Kyocera cartridges will be returned to the sender at the sender’s expense.How to Return your Toner Containers: Instructions on How to Return Toner Containers or Waste Toner Containers:

Use Only the packaging from your new Toner or Waste Container. Do not use any other packaging.

  1. Place the used Toner Container or Waste Container in the plastic bag provided and seal it. Place the plastic bag in either the new carton or your original carton and seal it with tape. If a plastic bag is not provided, seal the waste container with the seal provided on the container.
  2. If necessary, use bubble wrap or old newspaper to cushion the container in the original packaging, to prevent damage during shipping.
  3. All shipping costs will be incurred by the customer. There is no charge for the recycling.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Kyocera Diagnostic Center @ 1-800-255-6482 or email us at support@Kyoceramita.com

Thank you for your participation in the Kyocera TCR Program!


Copier tips: Remove jams & adding toner, how to avoid problems

Many copiers include diagrams on their inside covers that show exactly how you should remove a jam – what doors to open, where to pull the paper from, what rollers to turn.  Follow these instructions to avoid ripping the paper or damaging parts of the machine.

Most copiers also include instructions for loading new toner – either on the machine itself or packaged with the new toner.  Follow these instructions to avoid the risk of a toner spill or a broken part.  Many toner hoppers are made of plastic with plastic handles, and they can break very easily if you push or bend them the wrong way.

Keep staples and paperclips away….

Staples and paperclips can easily fall into cracks or crevices in the copier,  lodging between gears or causing paper jams.  Keep them as far away from the copier as possible!

Beware of Wite-Out!

Wite-Out and other liquid paper correction products take a while to dry when applied to paper.  If you need to copy a piece of paper that has Wite-Out on it, make sure the Wite-Out has dried completely.  If it hasn’t, the correction fluid could rub off on the copier’s  internal parts – rollers, guides, or even the scanner glass – and cause all sorts of problems, both for you and for the people who need to use the copier after you. Did you have big black blobs on your copies? That could be a result of Wite-Out that dried on the platen glass. If you clean the glass, make sure you spray the rag or paper towel first. You never want to spray the machine directly!

USPS raises rates on postage starting January 22, 2012

If you don’t already know, the USPS raised its rates once again on January 22, 2012. The price for a one ounce letter has gone up to 45 cents. If you have a postage scale, please make sure you contact us to upgrade your FP Mailing Solutions scale so it will have the most up-to-date rates. Once you receive your rate chip or card, you can install it yourself or one of our factory trained technicians can install it for you. You’ll be up and running with your new rates right away.

You can also go through the hassle of looking them up online, one letter or package at a time. Who wants to do that? You have better things to do, your time is precious.

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More copy machine tips

Copy machines are used each day in offices, educational institutions and even some homes. The machines range in size, from small desktop units to large units that can produce thousands of copies each day. Like other office equipment, copy machines are often not maintained properly. You not only need to use the correct paper stock  in the machine, but also clean the machine regularly to remove paper fragments and dust.

1.  Cleaning the Copy Machine

  • Use a can of compressed air to blow out paper fragments, dust and dirt from the machine. Clean this way the paper trays, the copier’s glass platen and any push-button controls, using the can of compressed air. Next, dampen a soft clean cloth with 2 tsp. of alcohol and wipe the copier’s glass platen to remove any fingerprints and dirt from the glass. Then wipe down the copier with the wet cloth to remove any ink, dirt and caked-on grime. Clean your copy machine weekly to keep dust, dirt and paper fragments from building up.
  • Note, unplug the copy machine before cleaning it.

2.  Use Correct Paper Stock

  • Purchase high-quality paper stock for your copy machine. Using cheap paper causes jams, and the paper will break easily, leaving fragments inside of your copy machine. High-quality paper will keep your copy machine running longer and reduce the number of maintenance calls needed on the machine.
  • Store your copy machine’s paper stock in a cool, dry place. The paper should not be exposed to drastic temperature changes and extreme temperatures. The temperature extremes will cause the paper to warp and jam once you place it in the copy machine.

3.  Remove Paper Jams

  • When removing a paper jam, pull the jammed paper slowly from the copy machine to keep it from ripping. Try to pull the paper in the opposite direction of which it was trying to travel. If the paper normally moves to the left through the paper path, pull it toward the right. This will also help keep the paper from getting caught and from ripping. Next, check the copy machine for other jams and paper fragments before closing the doors.

4.  Change Toner Cartridges

  • Buy OEM (original equipment manufacturer) toner cartridges and store them in a cool, dry place. Do not expose them to extreme temperature changes. Stay away from cheap toner cartridges. These may damage the machine over time. When replacing toner, shake the cartridge from side to side before installing it in your copy machine. This will unpack the toner and make it flow into the copy machine quicker.

5.  Keep the Copy Machine On or Off?

  • Modern copy machines have energy-saving features, so you don’t need to turn the machine off at the end of the day. The copy machine will go into “sleep” mode and run on “low power.” If your copy machine is older and doesn’t have a sleep function, you may want to shut it down each day, or shut it down on Friday evening, in order to save energy over the weekend.

6.  Monday Morning Warm-up

  • Before using the copy machine on a Monday morning, remove the paper stock that is present in the machine and replace it with new paper. The old paper stock has some moisture in it, and this will cause the machine to jam. Let the paper you removed sit for the remainder of the day to dry out, or use in your laser printer(the heat produced in the printer will dry out the paper).

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