Archives for November 2014


I just read an article in the Wall Street Journal how more workers are going mobile and using tablets and smartphones instead of PCs. Getting a free app can allow them to print from their mobile devices when at the office to the MFP. Let me give you an example of this. If you bought or leased a used Konica copier/MFP from us you would go to their Pagescope section and download the mobile printing app which is free. If you need help with this call us and we can talk you through the process. This mobile printing app is available from all the manufacturers or you can just google the search term “mobile printing from a …………….MFP”. The only exception to this might be copiers that are too old. There are many apps and mobile printing is just one popular example. So don’t feel like you are limited to the small printer on somebody’s desk with it’s expensive cartridges when you need to print from a mobile device. Again, call us if you need help and we’ll coach you through the … [Read more...]


When buying a used copier to save money you want to get as close to new as you can in order to take advantage of print and scan drivers as new operating systems come out from Microsoft and Apple. There’s also new apps for mobile printing and wireless. So how do you do that and what should you look for. The most important criteria is the meter reading. Similar to a car; the meter tells you how much more life you can expect. For example, most copiers are built to go to a million. Larger copiers are built to go to two or three million and beyond. When in doubt make sure you get a maintenance agreement with your purchase or lease of a refurbished copier. Another thing to consider is fatigue. Even though a copier is built to go to a million it is getting worn out at 500,000 (except for certain models). It’s like a car; most cars will go to 200,000 but service calls start to mount after 100,000 (some exceptions of course). So the lower the meter the better. I try to buy used copiers … [Read more...]