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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

PRINT DOUBLE-SIDED

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

Copier error message? Try turning it off.

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jan 8, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Do you ever get a copier error message? If you do, your first instinct is probably to call for service. But in many cases, there is an easier solution. When your computer gives you trouble, the first thing you should try is rebooting. Similarly, error codes on your copier can often times be resolved simply by turning your copier off and back on again. While it's quite possible that your machine actually needs maintenance, in a lot of cases, this will reset your copier, resolving the a wide array of error codes without needing to call for service.

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Topics: Tips, Sharp Copiers, Troubleshooting, MFP

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