Office Document Strategies Blog

Green Postage Meter and MFP Equals Refurbished - Your Vendors Lie

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Dec 9, 2011 @ 02:12 AM

Does trying to look environmentally friendly mean you should lie to your potential customers? 

We have noted that in both the MFP business and in the postage meter business certain suppliers are promoting their 'Green" product as good solutions for clients.

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Topics: MFP, Copier, Multifunction Printer, Postage meter, postage machine, Copier

Colour Dominates Hamilton MFP Choices 6 Reasons Why.

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Nov 11, 2011 @ 03:11 AM

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Topics: MFP, Colour printer, colour multifunction, cost of colour, Colour printer, colour multifunction printer

Buying a Wide Format MFP in Burlington ON, a Tale of Four Vendors

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 @ 14:10 PM

Over the past three weeks I have been working with a client that is looking to buy a new wide format (engineering) MFP.  In that time they have demo'd four makes and models of equipment and looked at the plot management software that supports the hardware devices.  The client's need is well defined and they understand what they are looking for.

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Topics: Software, MFP, Customer service, Wide format MFP

6 Cautions For Buying a Lease Return Copier or MFP

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Aug 9, 2011 @ 07:08 AM

Sometimes people want the capability of a newer copier-mfp but are not able to pay for the latest and greatest.  An option that often works for them is to consider a lease return or refurbished machine.  Unfortunately, this type of purchase can be a challenge if you do not understand how the industry works.  Here are things you should consider before entering into a deal.

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Topics: MFP, Multifunction Printer, colour multifunction, colour multifunction printer, Copier, Lease return

5 Top Reasons to Lease Computer and MFP Equipment

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Jul 21, 2011 @ 10:07 AM

I often get asked whether clients should buy out right or lease their computers or MFP equipment.  The answer is always, it depends upon their circumstances, but there are some real advantages to leasing when considering copiers, computer equipment, software and related services.

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Topics: MFP, IT network, leasing, IT support

Bad IT Support, Multifunction Printer, Postage Machine Deals

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Jul 5, 2011 @ 07:07 AM

One of the things that bothers me the most when I am dealing with clients is when I learn about deals they have entered into that are just not good for the client.  This occurs in all of the areas of our business, IT support, multifunction printers or postage machines.

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Topics: MFP, Multifunction Printer, Postage meter, IT network, postage machine, leasing

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

TASKalfa 4550ci Multifunction Colour Printer, A First Look

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jun 22, 2011 @ 07:06 AM

Kyocera had just introduced a significant upgrade to their multifunction printer lineup.  Eleven new models have just hit the street and they offer a major upgrade to the past line from Kyocera.

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Topics: MFP, Multifunction Printer, colour multifunction, software tools, colour multifunction printer, Kyocera copier

Workflow Tool Makes Document Scanning Viable - 9 Step Process

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 @ 14:04 PM

I recently configured a workflow design for a client who is planning to use a multifunction printer (MFP) for document scanning to support a service work order application.

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Topics: Document, Software, MFP, Multifunction Printer, document filing, software tools, Document, document management, document storage strategy

New Kyocera Copiers, It Is All About The Apps

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Apr 25, 2011 @ 12:04 PM

I just returned from the Kyocera Americas conference in Las Vegas and something really stood out for me when I was looking at all of the new Kyocera copiers (MFP) units on display.   While the new line up of products is impressive in the end it is the long list of Apps which will be able to be used with them that is really most impressive. 

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Topics: Software, MFP, Multifunction Printer, colour multifunction, document filing, colour multifunction printer, document management, Kyocera copier