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Office Document Strategies Blog
Kyocera Canada has recently introduced a four unit series of new colour network laser printers. These new models represent the latest in a long series of constantly upgrading colour printers for the office market place which started several years ago with the FS-C1516 model.
Colour printers and mfp devices are much more common in offices. I find that we are placing as many colour capable devices as mono only especially in offices with only one print device. The reasons are fairly obvious since we live in a colour world and most companies need to be able to produce at least some of their output with colour features.
There are three common ways that companies acquire print devices like copiers and mfps. You can simply purchase what you need. This seems the simplest but for equipment worth more than about $2000 it is not the most common. Second, you can lease the device for a fixed term lease. This is the most common way that office print equipment is acquired. In our practice at least 85 percent of the equipment is placed on a lease for clients.
One of the interesting things we see with real estate clients is the number or agents who decide that rather than use the tools provided by the brokerage they will buy their own cheap colour laser printers to use to produce open house flyers and other promotional materials.
Every doctor can tell you that they regularly have to deal with patients that come to their office having self diagnosed their symptoms. One of my colleagues tells of how he went on the internet and determined that he had appendicitis only to find out from his doctor he really had pneumonia.
I was recently a guest at the Canadian launch for the Intec line of specialty production digital colour printers. The Intec line is targeted to meet very specific needs for colour digital printing that would be outside of the norm for colour MFP or colour laser printers.
One of the areas of business that our company likes to support is charities and not for profit organizations. As marketing and presentation delivery has become more important in these organizations they have found a need to consider the use of a colour printer or mfp in their offices. The challenge they face is how to get the budget for these devices and for the operating costs of them as well.