Lexmark Prestige Pro805 Printer Review

The Lexmark Prestige Pro805 is a large multifunction printer when you first take it out of the box: measuring 25×46.5×39.2cm and weighing in at 9.27kg it is definitely a huge add-on to just about any office. Together with other oddly-titled machines (which include such gems as the Impact, Prevail and also Intuition), the wireless-enabled Pro805 can print, copy and scan. Priced at around £120, this printer really does cost a lot of money, thus you have to ensure that it’s capable of delivering your needs before you spend your money.

It’s thus clear that the Pro805 has a myriad of calling cards, but the most unusual of these is the 4.3-inch web-enabled touchscreen display that takes the place of the classic colour TFT panel at the front end of the machine. The sleek piano black finish added a touch of refinement to the traditional Lexmark printer design. The Smart Solutions interface lets you download applications to set up on the printer (like RSS feeds, and one-touch printing for commonly used documents assuming a personal computer is coupled to the printer at the time).

Connectivity is taken care of thanks to 802.11b/g/n or the standard Ethernet port at the back of the device. At the front alongside the touchscreen are standard PictBridge connections (though only for SD, Memory Stick, xD and MMC cards). If you don’t feel like freeing yourself from cords, a USB slot is available at the back just beside the Ethernet port. A great addition for business people is the scanner’s ability to read business cards as well as transfer information in to a communications program of choice (like Microsoft Outlook). There is auto duplexing too. There are four included ink cartridges, one black and three colours ( magenta, cyan and yellow) all XL (high yield) Paper consumables are packed from the front of the machine.

The first time we encountered the touchscreen interface is when we set-up the device, and we were really impressed. It is nice and responsive, as well as user-friendly. It additionally gives a nice visual indication (complete with little animated bubbles!) to inform you the existing ink tank levels. This is the place our affection for the unit starts to wane. In our experience, there’s always an element of any printer to be frustrating, and for the Pro805 it wins the tearing hair accolade for having the most fiddly ink tanks. It takes a lot of jotling just to fit the tanks into the printhead as it would not snap into position. This printer isn’t particularly fast – with our standard test document sent via the USB connection it took one minute, 13 seconds for the first page to emerge from the printer, with lengthy delays of 10 seconds or more between pages thereafter.

Fortunately, text quality with standard 12-point font was fairly good, though at larger sizes there was a small amount of smudging and banding across the text. Print speed was somewhat slow at almost double of Lexmark’s claim of 24 seconds for a 10x15cm photo quality print on photo paper. Print quality was decent, but nowhere in the vicinity of lab quality having noticeable droplets and also over-saturated colours.

Among Lexmark’s perennial claims is the low running cost of their printers, in this case – 1p per page on black text. The Pro805 has four ink cartridges, one black and three individual colour. The best buy is the 100XL cartridges in return program format.

Prestige Car Hire – Hire a Super Car

With a car rental, you can drive a super car. When most people see a Ferrari, Lotus, or a Porsche on the road, few of them stop to consider that they could hire one of those cars. Most of us might never get to own one, but that doesn’t mean we should feel that driving one is beyond the limits of possibility.

Prestige car hire are made strictly to impress. Imagine hiring a Bentley for your wedding day or a Lamborghini on your graduation. You hire one of these cars because they garner attention. Impress a beautiful woman with a ride in a Ferrari, or an important business client with a pick up in a Rolls Royce.

Sports cars offer us the combination of speed, luxury, and safety. People often debate the difference between a sports car and a “sporting” car, for our purposes they are all prestige cars.

A prestige car is anything that can impress. We have already run through some so far, but others might be Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, or a Range Rover. Any of these cars, and many others, have the inherit ability to pass as a status symbol.

There are many ways to find a prestige car hire. You can refer to the Yellow Pages, hotels, airports, auto enthusiasts, or you can look on the Internet. The Internet is probably your best source for finding where to hire a prestige car. You can sort your search in several ways. You can type in the name of the make or model auto that you are looking to hire. You can simply punch in “prestige car hire.” Either of these means should get you plenty of results. Next, sort your “hits” by the city you are in or the one you will be visiting. You should have accessibility to prestige cars at almost any population center, city, or urban area.

There was a time when finding a prestige car hire was a difficult thing, but not any longer. If you can dream of driving it, it is most likely that you can find it for hire.

Hiring these types of vehicles is going to cost you more than a practical car and van hire would. There will be extra insurance charges and additional fees. There will be age restrictions and, quite possibly, distance and destination restrictions, as well. Also, the mileage costs will be much higher. You will fill the car with fuel more often, as these prestige cars do not get high ratings for gas mileage.

Make sure to closely inspect the car before you drive away in it. You will be paying a very high excess (deductible) with this sort of hire and if it comes back with any dents or scratches, they will be your responsibility. Keep the car clean as well, or you will face an additional charge for the agency having to clean it.

Remember to have fun. A prestige car hire may be the only way you ever get to drive one of these cars in your life.

Starting a Business – Mindset

I needed to write this article because it was driving me crazy hearing and seeing everything you see on the internet about internet business. If you are like me you surf the internet looking for new ideas of what to do on the internet as well as new tools. Well I’m not going to talk about anything new. What I want to bring up is the old work mentality of owning your own Business.

What does being a business owner mean to you?

Seriously I want you to ask yourself that question. Does it make you think:

o The prestige of owning your own business
o Success of taking an idea and being able to make it work
o Financial Wealth
o Security of knowing your in control
o Pride

Lets start off with prestige.

prestige -commanding position in people’s minds

Why do we need this? Why is this a driving force in our life?

WE have been told all our life how important it is to look good in the eyes of others to the point of sacrificing are own integrity to do so. It drives me insane the things that people do to impress the people around them. I was told once to look into myself on what are who I am. I laughed I said “What does that matter” but as I came to find out it did. But that is another topic all together but one I want you to think about. Why? Because if you don’t know how to manage yourself if you don’t have personal integrity how are you successfully going to run your business. Why do people want to shop at your store?

Because you have a product what they want? Wrong! Unless of course you came up with the one thing that no one else can duplicate and you just made history in the business world. Why do I say that because it is true there is not one single thing out there in the business world that is by itself. You have competition there are other stores with your product for sale. So again I ask the question:

Why Do People Want to Shop at Your Store?

Because of you and your employees who should be a reflection of you. If you spend a ton of money on advertising, promotions and you even get some word of mouth about your store and they come in and your people are poorly dressed and the store is a mess. What do you think is going to happen?

If you think your going to make a sale your wrong you just wasted all that hard earned money and time that you used to try to get people in the door. Why do I bring this up? Because this is the primary fundamental of running and operating a business. How you are perceived is a direct reflection of your business. If you have a poor reputation in your community and you open a business what are you going to have to do to overcome and make it a thriving business.

You need to focus on you and how you can make yourself a better person. You will not get prestige by just opening a business you will get prestige when you become a better person. When you stop focusing on what you can get from others and change it to how you can benefit others. Start everyday by asking Five simple questions:

o Who Am I?

o What Am I?

o Where Am I?

o What Am I Going To do Today?

o Why Am I going To Do It?

If you do that everyday and don’t make the focus all on you but how you can make today a better day than yesterday you will become successful with prestige!