Increased Printing Efficiency and Security – HP JetAdvantage Pull Print | Innovative Office Solutions

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Maintain print job confidentiality with the new JetAdvantage Pull Print service offered by HP, both in the cloud and on demand.

By requiring user authenticationHPWLESP13034_JetAdv_PullProtect_IMG before print jobs can be released, you can be sure the right documents land in the right hands. And because it works with your existing HP fleet of printers and MFPs, you can get started quickly.

When utilizing the HP JetAdvantage Pull Print service, you eliminate accidental and misplaced print jobs – helping cut costs on paper, toner, ink, and time. Plus, you can increase productivity by enabling users to only print from the most convenient enabled HP printer or MFP.

Make your business more cost-efficient today with HP JetAdvantage Pull Print.

If you’d like to learn more about this service from HP – or to see if you qualify – visit our website or contact our Account Executive Christina Boerigter – CBoerigter@innovativeos.com – for more info!

Word Find – Learn How to Play Along With Innovative and Win!

Each Thursday email Innovative sends out, YOU could have a chance to play along and win a FREE Innovative Prize pack. Here is how you play.

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1. For the month of December, each Thursday Innovative will unveil a new word coded in BLUE somewhere in the email.

2. Keep track of the BLUE word each week.

3. December’s newsletter will have the last word of the phrase and you will have a chance to submit your answer to win an Innovative Prize Pack!

4. Don’t miss out on our weekly emails to play along!

If you aren’t signed up for our weekly promotional emails, Click Here.

Dry Erase Surfaces – An Easy Whiteboard Solution | Innovative Office Solutions

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Dry-Erase boards are practically indispensable.  For meetings, brainstorming sessions, or just doodling – they are useful in more ways than one.  Sadly, they only have so much life to them before they start to look stained.  Until now.  With their innovation, 3M has yet again saved the day.

Take The Nerdery, for example.  An interactive software development company who’s culture thrives on collaboration, The Nerdery continually puts their whiteboards to the test.  “We are a huge whiteboard culture,” says Nerdery sales director Alan Kramer.  Because of that culture, The Nerdery needed to upgrade their white boards situation as their older whiteboards just weren’t cutting it.

“Just about every square inch of the perimeter is white board,” says the Jason, facilities manager at The Nerdery.  “We have some portable whiteboard walls that we’ve had for a long time that we’re considering getting ride of because they’re ghosted out – and now we can just resurface them.”

“We’ve resurfaced a meeting table that had a big scratch in it and we were ready to throw it out – and now its a whiteboard table.”

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The act of actually installing dry-erase boarding material or resurfacing older white boards isn’t as daunting a task as it may seem.  “The process of installing it was way easier than I thought it was going to be.  It was very smooth; it went on there perfect,” says Alex, an interactive program manager at The Nerdery.

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The Post-It® Dry Erase Surface goes on in 3 easy steps:

  • Can be cut to fit custom surfaces or existing boards
  • Peel-and-stick construction sticks securely and removes cleanly
  • 3M’s stain-proof material cleanly erases after every use

See for yourself the in the video below what these new surfaces from 3M can bring to your business.  And if you think your business could use some new whiteboards – or dry-erase surfaces – visit our Innovative Office Solutions website or contact Customer Care 952.808.9900 for more info!

 

Turning Recycled Water Bottles Into…Pens? | Innovative Office Solutions

Yes – you read that correctly.  Pilot, your favorite pen company, is literally breaking the mold on writing utensil creation.  Read on to check out their awesome new project!

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Pilot’s product, Bottle-2-Pen (B2P), is the world’s first pen made from recycled bottles.

Approximately 2.5 million plastic bottles enter landfills every hour in the United States, and make-up close to 50% of all recyclable waste.

The B2P gel ink pens are made from 89% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.  As to be expected from Pilot, the B2P pens write smoothly, have vibrant inks and are 100% refillable.

  • The world”s first pen made from recycled bottles!
  • Made from 89% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles
  • Vibrant G2 gel ink for smooth effortless writing
  • Retractable and Refillable with G2 refills

Write the next chapter for a cleaner planet with B2P!

For more information – and to learn how to support this innovative and responsible product – contact contact Innovative Office Solutions Customer Care 952.808.9900 for more info!

And the Award Goes To…! | Innovative Office Solutions

No, no, no this award isn’t about us – but about how we can help with your company awards and award ceremonies!  Any recognition is an incredible feeling for those giving and receiving the award. It’s just another awesome service we can provide to our even more awesome customers!

At Innovative Office Solutions, we want to provide you with the most unique, fun and memorable awards possible. We’re here to let you know that your imagination is our only limitation!

Pick Your Award!

  • By choosing from over 1,000 different shapes, sizes and designs, you can make the award unique to any individual or occasion. Whatever you choose, we’re happy to help select the perfect item for your organization!

Customize Your Awards!  

  • In this case, your imagination is our only limitation.  By choosing from a variety of imprints, you can choose the most unique presentation imaginable.

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Make it one-of-a-kind! 

  • Any desired message and/or artwork can help make an award that much more memorable and personal.  It could be the recipient’s name and title, or a motivational quote that make the award stand out and be that much more unique.

Package It! 

  • At any awards ceremony, presentation is key. To make for an even more memorable presentation ceremony, present the awards via elegant, pre-labeled boxes.

Internal Awards Program Ideas

Check out these Internal Program Ideas for inspiration on how to better recognize employees within your organization!

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To learn more or for more information, contact Pearlee our Promotions Specialist at PCoty@innovativeos.com or 612.386.8204.

Does your company partake in many of these ceremonies?! If so – let us know in the comments!

Top 5 Things You’ll Need for Your Next Big Meeting or Event | Innovative Office Solutions

Everyone likes S.W.A.G. – or Stuff We All Get – as made famous by Michael Scott.  That being said, how do we make sure people actually want to keep our S.W.A.G.?  Well, we’re here to answer that question – and to be your go-to when it comes to all of your meeting/event/company get-together needs!

When planning an event, it can sometimes feel like you need to prepare an incredible amount of documents for attendees.  Sure, this is partly true – but fear not!  We’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 things we think you’ll need for your next big meeting or event, and best of all – we can take care of everything!

1. Pre-Conference Mailers

By sending out a pre-conference mailing, you can better gauge the amount of people who want to register for your next event.  Think of it as an RSVP or “Save the Date” – and it never hurts to know this information as soon as possible.   Another great reason for these are for informing your audience of sponsorship opportunities

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2. Speaker Material and Handouts

Hand out speaker material and information as soon as your audience arrives so they know what to expect – material and time-wise.  Things like daily itinerary and a program of speakers can be handed out prior to events starting, helping keep the event moving as smoothly as possible – while keeping everyone on the same page.

Follow-up your event or meeting with a questionnaire.  What could you do better next time?  This is viable information that can be utilized for the planning of future events, and to get a general idea of how attendees felt about your get-together.

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3. Program agenda/ Event Schedules

When talking about event or meeting take-aways, presentation, oftentimes, is everything.  The nicer the presentation of documents, the more referred to they will be – and the more your company will be remembered.  Bound program books are a great option when looking into easy to use and eye-catching materials for your audience.  Not just program books, but also bound event schedules – again making the event or meeting as memorable as possible, and something to which attendees often refer.

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4. Signage

Proper signage is essential for any meeting or event.  Easel board signage, directional boards and banners are all items that can sometimes be overlooked, but are greatly appreciated by those visiting for their first time.  Clearly marked registration areas are also helpful as they point newcomers in the right direction, and once registered – can focus solely on the event and enjoy their time.

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5.  Attendee Materials

Once attendees are all signed in and settled, now it’s networking time.  Things like ID Badges and Labels are crucial for even attendees as they clearly identify the attendee, and allows them to mingle with other like-minded folks.  Not to be forgotten are dinner and drink tickets, as these items are crucial to helping folks kick back and become more comfortable during your meeting or event.

 

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“Hype” up Your Meeting/Event With This Promotional Essential!

The Hype Padfolio is a great item to hand out for meetings/events, and the best part is, Innovative can personalize them with your logo. This padfolio will definitely get people “Hyped” up for your event!

 

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Whatever your print needs may be, know that your hometown team – Innovative Office Solutions – can do it for you efficiently and on-time. Contact Bob Galetka our Print Specialist at 952-698-9115 for more information.

 

Now Available – LampFree® by Casio | Innovative Office Solutions

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Is your projector an outdated, clunky, energy-waster that is on its last leg?  Well we may have a solution for you.  Introducing the world’s first lampfree projector with considerable cost and energy savings, an exceptionally long life and minimal intervention – the LampFree® by Casio.

In today’s day and age, the more efficient and energy-friendly we can be, the better.  Antiquated projectors and *gasp* overhead projectors are a thing of the past.  Their upkeep costs too much, bulbs and body wear down too quickly, and they are just a general eyesore.  Their days may be numbered however thanks to Casio’s newest projector technology.

Check out the features of the new LampFree® below – and see how this machine can help you immediately, and in the long run.

Features of LED Hybrid Projectors:

  • Minimal brightness degradation over 20,000 hour lifetime versus 50% degradation over conventional projector’s 2,000 hour lifetime
  • Interactive whiteboard ready
  • Digital and analog connectivity
  • 3D capable
  • Wireless/mobile capable
  • Control ready system
  • Networkable with USB Computerless Presentation
  • 5 year light source warranty

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Not only do these projectors come with more features than most standard projectors, their benefits are seemingly endless as well.

Benefits include:

  • No lamps to replace or filters to change
  • Life expectancy of 20,000 hours (up to 15 years at 6 hours per day) of high performance
  • Quick power on and off function also reduces power usage
  • Eco-friendly and mercury free

Casio Hybrid LED-Laser Light Source Projectors are now mercury-free, leaving you free from concerns of proper disposal of used lamps, while helping eliminate mercury pollution. Mercury contamination, caused by broken mercury lamps, can also be avoided and can and make your home, classroom, and work environments that much more safe.

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Don’t worry – if you ever have any issues or questions, Innovative will assist in selecting the right model for your needs and will be here for any questions or followup.

Check out the video below and see for yourself the benefits of the new LampFree® Technology by Casio – and visit the Innovative Office Solutions website or contact our Account Executive Christina Boerigter – CBoerigter@innovativeos.com – for more info!

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InSports Makes An Impact On The Ice!

On July 8th, InSports Foundation provided by Innovative Office Solutions held their FIRST ever InHockey camp. This opportunity provided 35 young athletes with a priceless, literally priceless opportunity to improve their game and learn great lifelong lessons on the ice.   

The InSports foundation is less than a year old and has already had such great success as they reach out to help kids in need. Check out this great video footage as it captures the InHockey camp experience! 

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How Office Colors Effect Employees | Innovative Office Solutions

Innovative Office Solutions is your office productivity leader.  The following blog post continues our series of posts designed for you to rethink your everyday approach to productivity. 

We do a lot for ourselves to become more comfortable in the workplace.  While spending over one third of our lives at work, we do things we deem necessary to make our workspaces as comfortable as possible.  Surprisingly, one factor that gets overlooked too often are the colors with which we surround ourselves.  Science and color psychologists – yes, color psychologists – have concluded that certain colors help spark creativity and productivity, while others promote calm and soothing feelings.  Take these findings into consideration and begin to use the results to your advantage.  You may be surprised by the results.

Colors have a much more profound effect on our daily lives than we may realize.  Color psychologist Angela Wright states that, “When photons from the sun strike a colored object, that object absorbs only the wavelengths that match its own atomic structure, and they reflect the rest, and that’s what we see. So the different wavelengths strike the eye in different ways. In the retina, they are converted into electrical impulses that pass to the part of the brain known as the hypothalamus, which governs our endocrine system and hormones, and much of our activity.”  Basically, based on this explanation, colors have a profound effect on our emotions – whether we immediately realize it or not.

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In today’s busy world, we’re always striving to increase productivity.  It seems like every time we turn around, there is a new app or gadget that occupies us, ultimately diverting our attention and decreasing our daily productive output.  It has been found, according to Wright’s research, the more intense the color – the more stimulated we are.  The lower the saturation of the color, the more relaxed and mellow we’ll feel.

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As you may have guessed, different colors have different effects on our brain and ultimately – our emotions.  Take, for instance, the traditional primary colors – Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green.  

  • Red effects the Body
  • Blue effects the Mind
  • Yellow effects your Emotions, the Ego, and Self-Confidence
  • Green provides balance between the Mind, Body, and the Emotions.

You don’t, however, need commit to one color.  If you combine two different colors, you can experience the benefits of each included color.  For example, by combining a vibrant yellow with a vibrant blue, you will get a color that stimulates both emotions and your mind.

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Check out the infographics, via SeeJaneWork, below for more information on the effect certain colors can have on us.

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So tell us – have you seen first hand benefits by being surrounded by these different colors?  What colors is your office?  Is it about time you touched up the break room, the creative department, or your office?

If you’re looking to spruce up your office space and see what sort of benefits color can have on you and your employees – Contact our experts today at cs@innovativeos.com or call (866) 574-5389 to find out how we can help!

Double Plays for Charity | Innovative Office Solutions

In 2013, Innovative Office Solutions began the Double Plays for Charity program in partnership with the Minnesota Twins.  Throughout the regular season – for each double play made by the Twins – Innovative Office Solutions will donate to these local non-profit organizations.

The donations will be split between three organizations this year; Hospice of the Twin Cities ,  Ally People Solutions, and The Randy Shaver Cancer Research Fund.  A presentation ceremony will take place at the end of the regular season where each charity will be awarded with donation proceeds.

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Join us in cheering on the Minnesota Twins stout defense this season!