Saturday, December 22, 2012

Toner Spot – Fun Christmas Facts

Happy Holidays!!  

Here’s something that you might not know about Christmas:

1. The estimated number of Christmas trees cut down each year is between 33 million and 36 million. However, in the United States, 2 to 3 seeds are planted for every Christmas tree chopped.
 



2. There are a total of 364 gifts if adding up all the presents in the Twelve Days of Christmas.

3. Ever heard of the song Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? Well, Norwegian scientists said that the red nose can possibly caused by the parasitic infection in reindeer’s respiratory system (Highfield, 1998). 


4. The tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221 feet Douglas fir back in 1950. The tree was displayed at the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington (Guinness Book of World Records, 2008).

5. It usually takes about 15 years before a tree to grow to a size big enough as the common Christmas trees we see today.

6. Spiders or spider webs are two of the common Christmas tree decorations in Poland. Polish consider spider as a symbol of prosperity and good things at Christmas (Gulevich, 2000). 


7. Christmas sales make up approximately 1/6 or more of all retail sales in the United States.

8. The song “Jingle Bells” was actually written for Thanksgiving instead of Christmas in 1857.

 
Everyone here at Toner Spot wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. To keep up the holiday spirit, we just published a brand new coupon code BLISS13 for 10% off your entire purchase. There’s also no shipping fee for orders over $75 at www.toner-spot.com!

Educational institutions and non-profit organizations are eligible for special discount. Email us at sales@toner-spot.com for your own customized price quote.

 
References:

Highfield, Roger. 1998. The Physics of Christmas: From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company.

Guinness Book of World Records. 2008. New York, NY: Bantam Dell.

Gulevich, Tanya. 2000. Encyclopedia of Christmas. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Calculator from CreditCards.com

It seems like everybody is talking about the upcoming fiscal cliff. The simple and clear explanation is this: There will be a $607 billion increase in automatic annual tax with more spending cuts if the Congress and White House cannot agree on a solution by the end of the year. That means only few weeks left before the big change kicks it.

So what does it means to you? Generally speaking, more taxes starting next year. We found this great fiscal cliff calculator provided by CreditCards.com where you can compare the changes in tax payment before and after the "fiscal cliff" takes effect.


There are other more sophisticated caculators out there, but the one from CreditCards.com is the most suitable for the general public instead of employers, accounts, etc.

During economic uncertainty and slow recovery, it is very important to cut expenses and save cash in order to take on oppurtunities that are out there. The cash perserved can be used as coushion during tough times and can even be used to take advantages of the oppurtunities that present themselves. One way to cut operating expenses is to take a serious look at your daily printing costs. If you can produce the same results at a lower cost, ask yourself why you would not take advantage of it?

Please visit our website at www.toner-spot.com for affordable printing supplies at premium quality. You can also contact us at sales@toner-spot.com to ask for quotes for all the printers in your office. Corporate rates are available for businesses and special discounts are also available for public service sector and non-profit organizations.

Please see below for a few of our most popular items:

Remanufactured toner cartridges for Sampson CLP-600A - Full Color Set $214.99


Compatible with Samsung CLP-600, CLP-600N, CLP-650, and CLP-650N models.

Remanufactured toner cartridge for Canon 119/3479B001AA $34.99

Compatible with Canon ImageClass LBP6300DN, ImageClass LBP6650DN, ImageClass MF5850DN, ImageClass MF5880DN, ImageClass MF5950DW, and ImageClass MF5960DN models.