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It's ELECTRIFYING: How Surge Protectors Could Save Your Equipment

Posted by Emi Facer on May 23, 2017 11:56:52 AM

Many of you probably remember watching the movie Ghostbusters growing up. Chances are, you remember being TERRIFIED of Gozer, the female ghost famous for zapping the Ghostbusters with lightning and transforming into the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man to terrorize the city of New York.

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Topics: Sharp Copiers, MFP

What kind of power supply does my copy machine need?

Posted by Dyson Morgan on Apr 17, 2017 11:54:19 AM

Taking a lesson from Doctor Emmett Brown, power is crucial to achieving our goals. For him,
precisely 1.21 gigawatts of power was needed to energize the flux capacitor in a 1982 DeLoreanto achieve time travel. For us, we need power on a much smaller scale; like running a plethoraof business devices. In comparison, DocBrown’s 1.21 gigawatts is 1,210,000,000watts; that would run the average
Multi-function copier at full capacity for287 years!

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Topics: Tips, Sharp Copiers, MFP, Office Technology

Choosing an MFP: The IT Pro's Guide

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jun 20, 2016 2:17:33 PM

If you're an I.T. Pro, you're expected to take care of a lot. Your MFPs and Printers shouldn't add to your workload. How do you choose the right Multi-function Copier or Printer? Today, MFPs do a lot more than just copy, print, and scan. They are network connected, they integrate with third-party software, they have advanced technical capabilities, and even need to be protected against security threats.

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Topics: IT Services, MFP

Sharp Announces New Line of Mid to High-Volume Color Multi-function Copiers

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Feb 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, has announced a new series of mid-to-high-volume color multi-function copier systems. Sharp's completely redesigned MFPs will be offered in two distinct varieties, the Advanced Series and the Essential Series.  This new family of color MFPs will empower businesses of every size to choose the level of performance and features they need.

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Topics: Sharp Copiers, Product News, MFP, Product Release

Printing Labels With Your Copier

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Dec 31, 2015 8:32:00 AM

Sometimes it's necessary for you to print labels with your Laser Copier. It can be frustrating at times when they don't turn out like you hoped or the label paper keeps jamming. If you follow these simple tips, you should be able to have a more stress-free label printing experience.

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Topics: Tips, Sharp Copiers, MFP, Printing Tips

Google Cloud Print for Sharp MFP Models

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Nov 19, 2015 12:25:00 AM

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America recently announced the scheduled release of special firmware support for Google Cloud Print Web Printing Service for select Sharp MFP models. Google Cloud Print connects your printers to Google Cloud and makes the printer available to you to print from your phone, tablet, Chromebook and PCs.

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Topics: Sharp Copiers, MFP, Cloud Print

Lines on your copies? Learn How to fix it.

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Mar 3, 2015 9:02:00 AM

The documents we create, copy and print say something about us. A nice clean copy can portray a professional image, while a page with streaks and lines can be embarrassing. Are you getting lines on your copies? Good news, the solution may be very simple! Those lines might just be a sign of dirty glass. To save yourself time and money, try cleaning it the copier glass to see if that solves the issue before calling for help.

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Topics: Tips, Sharp Copiers, MFP

Toner flaking off paper? Easy fix.

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Aug 29, 2014 1:13:00 AM

Have you ever noticed the toner flaking off of your copies or prints? If getting great print quality from your copier is a priority, then keep reading to find out how to easily fix.

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Topics: Sharp, Tips, MFP

Data Security: Don't Overlook Your Copier

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jun 2, 2014 1:41:00 AM

A digital copier is a valuable tool that helps businesses stay productive. Chances are you have one or many around your office. Just as likely, a great deal of sensitive information passes through your digital copier on a daily basis. Do you ever copy, print, scan or fax documents that contain proprietary information? Things like social security numbers, contact information or credit card numbers.

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Topics: Tips, Sharp Copiers, Data Security, MFP

Cut Printing Costs by Changing Print Defaults

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jan 24, 2014 2:59:00 AM


If you think about it, you can actually reduce your paper consumption by HALF if you make double-sided printing a regular practice in your office. Paper is expensive so that's no small accomplishment. To cut printing costs, it's as simple as selecting the double-sided option when you print. You can even make double-sided printing the default in your print driver settings.

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Topics: Tips, Print Settings, MFP, Printing Tips

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