"How Much Does a Color Copier Cost?” Is the Wrong Question

By Dave Quint | Oct 27, 2017 2:44:51 PM

I don't know about you, but one of the first questions I ask (or at least think about) when buying something is “How much is this going to cost me?”

When you're looking for a color copier (or laser printer or production printer), I'm sure it's probably one of the first questions you ask.

It's the wrong question.

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Confused About Buying a Copier? You're Not Alone

By Dave Quint | Oct 25, 2017 12:58:55 PM

Every office has a copier or printer. 

Every office has had to go through the process of buying or leasing a copier or printer.

If you're like some of the customers I've spoken with over the years, you might have only a rough idea of what all of the acronyms and word salad manufacturers use to describe their copiers actually mean.

Taking control of your print output starts with understanding what copiers can do for you.

When buying a copier you should at least understand the features and functionalities. I'm going to walk you through some of the more common functions, what they are, and why they matter when you're choosing equipment.

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Copier Lease Changes in 2018 – A Topic 842 Primer

By Dave Quint | Jun 20, 2017 12:07:47 PM

Prepare yourself: this post might excite your accounting team (rarely a reason for excitement) more than you. There are some big changes coming in 2018 regarding office technology leasing that you need to know about. 

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Wide-Format Printers: A Buyer’s Game Plan

By Dave Quint | Mar 15, 2017 2:37:21 PM

March Madness is upon us and while many of us look forward to watching some hoops in the next few weeks, investing in a new piece of office equipment is almost as stressful as picking your brackets. Fear not, because with the steady decrease in demand for commercial print, matched with the tremendous cost-savings of bringing your outsourced documents in-house, now has never been a better time to get in the wide-format game.

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The Best (Or At Least Most Popular) of 2016 – Full-Bleed Printing, Business Processes, and More

By Dave Quint | Dec 29, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Happy Holidays!

I hope you're enjoying this last week of the year and getting your plans in place for a fantastic 2017.

In case you missed them the first time around, here are our most popular blog posts from 2016. Whether you're enjoying them for the first time or refreshing your knowledge, I hope they're useful for you. I look forward to sharing advice, thoughts, and the occasional insight with all of you next year.

Click on the title to read the posts.

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7 Things to Know About Your Copier Lease

By Dave Quint | Aug 17, 2015 3:59:00 PM

Looking to lease a copier?

We understand that, for many of you, leasing a copier or set of office equipment is a once in a while thing. We think of it like buying a car, you can lease or own, but either way you have to pay. It’s a commitment. It can be a sizable financial commitment over time and, because contracts are almost always three to five years, you may have inherited a lease contract and are wondering “why did my predecessor do this?”

Here are some nuggets of advice on what to know about copier leases from our folks who deal with your contracts. We’re here to help, but understanding a few things up-front will keep our relationship a good one.

It’s a contract

Your copier leasing contract is a legally binding document that entails a legal obligation for the length of the contract. You can’t sign a 5 year contract and then change your mind after two months. We’ve made equipment purchases and allocated resources based on the contract to serve you over its lifespan.

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Four Steps BEFORE Signing Your Next Copier Lease

By Dave Quint | Jul 31, 2015 11:40:06 AM

Too often when it comes to buying or leasing IT services, companies will jump to the “solution” without taking the time to identify what their actual business problems are. The odds of finding the right technology for your business are about the same as a blind squirrel looking for a nut – sure, you’ll get lucky once in a while, but you’re not going to be very successful at it over time.

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