I just received an email from the Treasurer of a local church asking me to review some suggestions he had for replacing their current mfp at the end of its lease. He knows I have experience in the business but no stake in the decision he is making. There are a couple of interesting components to his request for some advice on what might be his best choice of device.
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Beware. Know who you are ordering MFP, copier or printer toner from.
We have written before about scams which are used to try to hoodwink accounts payable offices into paying for toner that is not needed for their business. One of our clients has just sent us the information on another of these scams.
Photocopiers have been around for over fifty years now and are seen as a staple of most offices. Over the years there are many things which have come to be believed about these devices and which have led to many users having a love hate relationship with them. Here's some of the myths that have arisen and why they exist. How does your photocopier perception stack up?
One of the things that we are noting with clients who have moved to new computer hardware running Windows 8 is they are surprised to find out that there are no drivers available for accessories they already own. They have assumed that if their printer, scanner, fax or other peripheral has worked with Windows XP, Vista or 7 they will be able to hook it up with Windows 8 and continue its use.
Kyocera Document Solutions Canada has announced the release of upgraded versions of the popular TASKalfa series of mono and colour MFPs.
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.
Kyocera Document Solutions is continuing to refine and add to the suite of available applications which support their line of multifunction printers (mfp).
Multifunctional printers or devices (MFP or MFD - you pick which term you like best) are remarkable things. At times you think they can actually think for you with the capabilities they offer. There is a down side to this as well when we are trying to configure them for clients.