Hardware Thread, Multifunction Devices - Photocopiers in Technical; We are looking to procure in the region of 10 multi funciton/photocopier type devices but I do not have a ...
4th June 2010, 03:55 PM #1
Multifunction Devices - Photocopiers
We are looking to procure in the region of 10 multi funciton/photocopier type devices but I do not have a clue really where does the best deals. Probably looking to purchase rather than lease if anyone can recommend some where.
Also can anyone recommend any devices, looking for network capable, scan to email type function, pin management to release jobs, colour or a colour model, duplex print and cheap to run also the price of any support contracts would be good as well.
We are looking to pull a load of desktop printers out and replace as we are spending too much money on consumables and we need to put a stop to it.
Thanks in advance.
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4th June 2010, 03:59 PM #2
Ricoh are very good and extremely cheap to run. Make sure you ask for the OGC pricing though ;-)
You can buy the devices and then you pay a cost per copy which includes toner, maintenance and support. If on OGC contract there are no surcharges or minimum print count.
4th June 2010, 04:16 PM #3
I could recommend Welcome to Vickers Business Systems - Vickers
We was in the position of havinf 10's of printers all around school and a growing wall of toner we we could have one in stock.
To cut costs we are phasing them out by now having 8 networked copiers in key rooms.
we have 7 MP C4000 colour printer copiers and 1 MP 6000 mono super fast copier printer...
The cool thing we just got installed into the staff room is a SIM.NET module.
We use attendance module within sims a lot and wanted a way to scan to sims direct,
so office staff can now scan AUPs medical forms... right onto the students sims account.
The system has 10's of function some of witch we having had time to play with.
But he main one we are using are that news is scanning to PDF and save onto network.
If there is any info you need im back at my desk on Monday, its a busy weekend i have!
or PM me.
4th June 2010, 04:16 PM #4
We are very impressed with Konica devices. The quality from the print is awesome.
4th June 2010, 06:11 PM #5
Cheers for the replies, I have been looking at Richo not sure what to go for yet!!
4th June 2010, 06:43 PM #6
You need to do some calcs on purchase price and cost per page so you can work out which will be the most cost effective over the lifetime depending on usage.
Originally Posted by MatthewL
4th June 2010, 09:24 PM #7
I am not a fan of the Ricoh stuff the quality of print and the machines just don't seem to be there, I am howerver a big Toshiba fan, the copiers are great, got 4 where I work now and had 10 at a previous place and they are just brilliant quality, and our local firm The Arena Group are just brilliant, they are prompt and efficient which is great
4th June 2010, 10:19 PM #8
Talk to the competeing companies involved and get test units in for a trial. You need to make sure not only that it is good on paper but also suites your needs in reality. I'd avoid Toshiba without good prior testing if you wat to use Windows 7 and/or Office 2010 at any point. Their drivers stll scatter 2 page excel sheets over 100 or so pages for our soon to (hopefully) be replaced Toshiba. That and an effective 3 year lifespan for quality colour printing.
Last edited by SYNACK; 4th June 2010 at 10:23 PM.
4th June 2010, 10:31 PM #9
Weird mine is fine and I've been printing to it since Windows 7 came out and its a 4 year old model on old drivers, which model you using?
Originally Posted by SYNACK
5th June 2010, 09:03 AM #10
This is why I strongly suggest a trial period to make sure that whatever you get works for you in the real world. Our Toshiba has been more than a little troublesome over its life, as someone else asked about our experiences with it earlier I'll just repost my earlier review of it.
Originally Posted by john
It looks that I forgot the issue in my previous writeup where it would print anything from our MIS scaled to postage stamp size for several months till another firmware upgrade. The printer itself was not my decision, luckily we had other printers that could be used to the numerous things that the Toshiba simply could not print.
Originally Posted by SYNACK
Last edited by SYNACK; 5th June 2010 at 09:07 AM.
5th June 2010, 10:09 AM #11
We have richo photocopies, they work fine its just the drivers can be a pain in the backside to install, but once up and running no major problems we have about 8 of them
5th June 2010, 01:22 PM #12
Interesting issues with the 281 as I have the 451 which is the same beast just geared higher, i've had 4 of them over 2 sites and never had any of those issues you mention, I wonder if they have different firmwares or something for those in your part of the world? Mine has been great from the MIS and Windows XP, Vista and 7, Office 2003,2007 and 2010 with none of those issues you mention.
You reference loosing your pin numbers etc, you do know about the backup option in the copier where you download a file with all that data etc don't you?
5th June 2010, 01:32 PM #13
Don't know about the firmware but I doubt that they would purposfully spend extra money sabotaging their products for different reigons, there again given our experience with their gear perhaps they do.
Originally Posted by john
Yes I was aware of the backup functionality but saw no real need to back it up unless I was doing something major to it myself. All of the firmware work has to be carried out by their service techs as we have no access to them, it is also under a support contract with them (Toshiba). As such given that they don't trust lowley computer techs to upgrade their terrible firmware and limit it to their own techs I expected them to carry out any required backup if there was a need.
This is where my problem lay, in the expectation of competence.
Last edited by SYNACK; 5th June 2010 at 01:44 PM.
14th September 2010, 08:38 PM #14
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Well Danwood are based in Lincoln they are the biggest dealer in the uk
main machines they sell
Sharp - Good Kit !
And more ...
again OGC too
14th September 2010, 11:51 PM #15
Personally I would avoid Danwood like the plague they are so sneeky with some of their contracts!
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