6 Things to Know When Buying a Copier 2017-12-14T13:20:01+00:00

6 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING YOUR NEXT OFFICE COPIER

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Things to Consider When Purchasing a Copier

 

1. Color Capability

COLOR COPIES CAN INCREASE READER ATTENTION SPAN AND RECALL BY 82%

Many organizations debate whether a color copier is really necessary. It depends on the types of documents your business produces, however, most businesses can benefit from having a color copier over black & white only. Using color to highlight key information in your documents can increase attention spans and message recall by 82%. In addition, using color in business documents gives your organization a more professional look. In fact, 83% of business professionals say businesses appear more successful when the incorporate color in presentations and logos but more importantly, color improves brand recognition by up to 80%.

2. Mobile Printing

Purchasing a New Copier Mobile Printing

MORE THAN 35% OF MOBILE PHONE AND TABLET USERS WOULD LIKE TO PRINT FROM THEIR DEVICES BUT CAN’T

Mobile users want the convenience of printing work-related documents from their devices. The benefits of enabling mobile printing in your work environment can be substantial, positively affecting speed of reviewing documents, customer satisfaction, ability to sell, and more. Smartphone users increasingly use the camera on their device to scan and capture business documents, and mobile printing can eliminate the added step of sending the images to a desktop for printing. The Sharp Color Advanced and Color Essentials Series MFPs make it easy to embrace today’s BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) culture in the office by supporting popular mobile printing technologies at no extra cost. While smartphone and tablet adoption rates continue to grow and the capabilities are available, the pent-up demand for smartphone and/or tablet users is significant. 35% percent of smartphone users and 34% of tablet users cannot print from their devices and want to.

3. Usability

Purchasing a New Copier UsabilityMOST WALK-UP MFP USERS ONLY KNOW HOW TO USE A SMALL PORTION OF MACHINE FEATURES

The Sharp Color Advanced and Color Essentials Series MFPs are so easy to use. The models in these series have been designed with an intuitive 10″ diagonal color touchscreen that use tablet-style menu navigation, making it easy for even novice users to learn advanced features and setup jobs that deliver professional results. Not only is the touchscreen user-friendly, but it can be customized to your organization’s specific needs so the features you use most are readily available. In addition, Les Olson Company will provide free product training to all users in your office, at any time, for the life of the Sharp equipment purchased from us.

4. Warm-up Time

Copier Warm-up Time

WORKGROUP USERS SPEND UP TO 50 HOURS PER MONTH WAITING FOR THE COPIER TO WARM UP

The Sharp Color Advanced and Color Essentials Series MFPs warm up in seconds and can help businesses cut that waiting time in half. The walk-up motion sensor automatically wakes up your copier as you approach and quickly warms it up so you can work fast, without waiting around for your copier to be ready to use.

5. Toner Supplies

Purchasing a New Copier Toner SuppliesMANY MFP MODELS USE DIFFERENT TONER CARTRIDGES, REQUIRING BUSINESSES TO STOCK SEVERAL TYPES

The common toner cartridges on Sharp’s Color Advanced and Color Essential series copiers means that all of the Sharp devices in your office can take the same toner, making your supplies easier to manage. And the auto-eject feature ensures that toner is used completely before the cartridge can be removed, reducing supply waste and saving your business money.

6. Security Features

Copier Security FeaturesIMPROVING SECURITY IS THE #1 PRIORITY FOR MAJOR, DOCUMENT-INTENSIVE VERTICAL MARKETS

The Sharp Color Advanced and Color Essentials Series MFPs include a standard security suite, which includes 256-bit data encryption, up to 10 times data override protection, and a convenient End-of-Lease feature that erases all business and personal information at the time of trade-in. This protects your business by ensuring your documents never end up in the wrong hands.

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Sources: 1) Loyola College, Maryland, USA; Case & Company Management Consultants; Bureau of Advertising, Color in Newspaper Advertising; Maritz Motivation, Inc. Southern Illinois 2) IDC July 2015 3) Based on typical warm-up time of 50-60ppm workgroup color MFPs 2-4 years old running 15,000 pages per 21-day working month and average job size of 3 pages 4) InfoTrends, (2016, December) Office Document Technology Security Multi-Client Study & Scorecard.