Office Document Strategies Blog

Don't Buy Your Office Printer and Copier From the Big Box Store!

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 @ 07:08 AM

Telling you not to buy your office printer and copier from the big box store is a pretty bold statement.  After all they have them on the shelf and you can pick them out from a selection of several products.  Also, their prices usually look pretty good.   They even have stock so you can take it home right away.  All good reasons to buy. 

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Topics: Printer, Copier, cost of printing

Multifunction Copier - Like A Furnace? - A Hamilton Comment

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 @ 07:06 AM

A little while ago I was talking to one of our clients in Hamilton ON and he described looking for a multifunction copier (MFP) as like looking for a furnace, "Something you have to do not something you want to do".  His premise was this was a necessary evil not a necessity.

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Topics: e-mail, Multifunction Printer, Scanning, document management, MFP, Printer, office document strategy, Kyocera copier

Office Printer Page Coverage and Toner Yields Are Confusing

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jun 1, 2011 @ 07:06 AM

There is lots of confusion about the relative cost of operating various office printers and related multifunction printers (MFP).  This confusion extends to home use as well.  Calculating page coverage and toner yields is something that most end users never come to understand and that is often confused by vendors when they describe how their device works.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, Printer, toner, cost of printing

6 Tools For More Environmentally Friendly Documents Printing

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Apr 20, 2011 @ 09:04 AM

Most businesses are interested in reducing their documents printing and doing so in an environmentally friendly way.  There are tools available with multifunction printers and some network printers that can help in this effort.  Here are 6 tips for more Eco focused printing.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, software tools, Document, Printer, Colour printer, Copier, colour multifunction, colour multifunction printer, Environment

MFP Toner Pirates Are Still Around

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 9, 2011 @ 11:03 AM

For a long time many offices were plagued by MFP toner pirates.  These are the companies that telemarket to get unsuspecting people to order toner for their copiers, mfp's and printers without really knowing who they are dealing with.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, MFP, Printer, toner, Copier

MFP Printers and Copiers Have An Environmental Impact.

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 @ 16:01 PM

MFP printers and copiers and other print devices can be a major energy user in your office. 

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, Printer, Environment

Is an MFP the Right Network Printer for Your Office?

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:01 PM

An MFP (multifunction printer) can be the right choice for offices but in my work in the Burlington, Ontario market I have seen places where the choice becomes cloudy.  So how do you decide?  I think part of the decision relates to the size of the office.

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Topics: Software, Multifunction Printer, document storage strategy, MFP, Printer

8 Reasons to Replace Your Office Printer

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Jan 7, 2011 @ 09:01 AM

Eventually all office printers come to a point in their life when they need to be replaced.  Here are some reasons I have found that clients make a decision to upgrade:

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Topics: Printer, Colour printer, colour multifunction printer, cost of printing, Managed Print Services

Colour Printer Operating Costs Critical To Success

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Dec 13, 2010 @ 15:12 PM

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Topics: Printer, Colour printer, cost of colour

Buying New MFP Printer in Burlington-Software Matters

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Nov 9, 2010 @ 16:11 PM

When people buy or lease a new MFP printer in our area, Burlington ON, the choice of the hardware is increasingly being affected by the related software which interfaces with the device. Most MFP's are able to meet the needs of users if they are sized correctly, have the options and accessories installed and the vendor matches them to client needs.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, document management, MFP, Printer, Copier, office document strategy