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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

Are Copiers Still a Relevant Business Tool?

Posted by Tom Chapman on Apr 11, 2017 7:36:08 AM

The Copier Renders Carbon Paper Obsolete

When Les Olson sold his first copier, there were people who made their living selling carbon paper.  Secretaries pounded away on manual, and then Selectric typewriters with multiple layers of carbon paper and type paper to make multiple copies of documents. With the invention of the copier, the carbon paper salesman was put out of business. The process was much like a camera with a lens and latent images; it revolutionized the flow of communication in the office and throughout the whole business community. It moved from designated, special rooms to a central place in the office; at this time however it could not network. For years a small business was “official” when they had their first copier.

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Topics: Sharp Copiers

How Should I Pay For My Office Equipment?

Posted by Alexander Peterson on Mar 29, 2017 11:11:01 AM

As a sales rep, many people ask me: is it better to purchase or lease office equipment? The answer is there are benefits to both! Every office is different, but what is most important is whether or not your equipment is meeting your needs.

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Topics: Leasing, Sharp Copiers, Office Technology, printers

Sharp's Full Line Of Advanced and Essentials Color Copiers "Highly Recommended" by Leading Evaluator

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Feb 2, 2017 2:51:19 PM


Sharp Imaging and Information Company's new line of MFPs (Color Advanced and Color Essentials) was recently recognized for outstanding quality, reliability, and ease of use by Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the leading independent evaluator of business solutions.

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Topics: Sharp, Sharp Copiers

PANTONE Color Matching Now on Sharp Color Advanced, Color Essentials Series Copiers

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Nov 10, 2016 2:22:06 PM

Sharp recently announced that all models of their Color Advanced and Color Essential Series Multi-function Copiers will now include PANTONE color matching. This new feature is certain to improve color consistency and quality and will be a welcome addition for any color-critical office environment.

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Topics: Sharp Copiers

Sharp Enhances Color Advanced and Essential Series MFPs With New Workflow Features

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Aug 24, 2016 8:43:04 AM

Sharp Has Recently Added Apple AirPrint and Email Connect Features to the Color Advanced and Essential Series MFPs to Help Users Streamline Productivity

Sharp's commitment to strengthening their product offering is clear as they continue to add new features, giving their Color Advanced and Essential Series Multi-function Copiers the best available workflow technology.

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Topics: Sharp Copiers, Product News

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

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