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

Small, Medium Business (SMB) And Managed Print Services

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 @ 03:11 AM

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, cost of printing, MPS, Managed Print Services, document storage strategy, managed toner plan

Colour Multifunction Copier Install Is Done Right Inspite of My Error

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Sep 7, 2011 @ 08:09 AM

I recently returned from a short vacation.  While away one of my clients had a new colour multifunction copier installed in their offices.  At the same time our technical team member reactivated a B&W multifunction print device that they had mothballed for about a year while their offices were under construction.

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Topics: Copier, Multifunction Printer, Colour printer, colour multifunction, colour multifunction printer, Customer service

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

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

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

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