You have a couple of different types of brands to choose from when it comes to the best copier brands for Dallas area businesses. Living in a large metro area or city (like Dallas-Fort Worth) you will probably find that most of the manufacturers do a business presence (i.e. a sales office). Sometimes this includes installation and support personnel.
By knowing which brands are best, you can save a TON of money by sourcing from a used copier sales leasing service in DFW.
Here’s a list of some of the best brands of copy machine manufacturers. Copy Tech can source these brands of machines for you at 50% of the cost.
#1 BEST COPIER BRAND: RICOH
Ricoh is a Tokyo, Japan-based company with regional headquarters in the US as Ricoh USA, Inc. for the last 50 years, making it one of the best copier brands in the area. Ricoh introduced the fastest digital color printer (15 pages per minute) in 1990. (Check out our Ricoh copier driver page for support).
Bonus: Copy Tech is currently offering a great deal on #workfromhome desktop Ricoh machines. Perhaps the Ricoh MP C306 color machine is for you?
#2: BEST COPIER BRAND: CANON
A Japanese company with headquarters in the U.S. as Canon, USA. Canon was an early maker of copy machines. They specialize in optical, imaging, and camera products. Canon is one of the most popular brands in photocopying.
#3 BEST COPIER BRAND: KONICA MINOLTA
Another Japanese company that originated (and is most famous for) the photo or camera imaging business is Konica Minolta. All of Konica Minolta's photo copy machines use a single platform called “Bizhub.” Copy Tech has Bizhub models in stock and ready for you as a plug-and-play solution - check them out here.
Kyocera is based in Japan, with sales offices all over the US. This company began as a ceramic company that has adapted its ceramics to the manufacturing of copiers based on their ceramic drums. Ceramic drums allow Kyocera to offer longer warranties and longer periods between service. (Aside: here's a cool PSA video reminder about getting longevity out of your drums - and your wallet).
Sharp is known for their consumer electronics. They began making belt buckles in Japan long before copiers. In 1962 they established their first overseas subsidiary in New York City selling home appliances. Sharp is now a leading manufacturer of TVs, microwaves, and yes, copiers. As a result, Sharp is #5 on our list of top brands.
Researchers conducted a recent study of hundreds of businesses detailing purchasing decisions for a new copy machine or multi-function printer (MFP). They found that many perceived they could receive a better price from a manufacturer than their local dealer (not true!). In fact, local dealers and manufacturers all receive the same wholesale price. As a result, you can achieve more competitive pricing from a local company since they have lower overhead.
And when it comes to service, depending on the size of your business, you may find a smaller company's overall service is better since you may be considered a small fish to the larger businesses in your city. If you have a copier lease ending in the next 6 months, talk to us and reduce your monthly costs by 50%.
When looking for the right copier and printer service, you expect to get the best bang for your buck. Find a company you trust! Printing affects your monthly budget. You deserve to feel assured that your copying and printing needs will always be taken care of. Find a reliable team of professionals who know exactly what they’re doing.
In order for you to save time sifting through websites, here are 7 quick tips you can use that will help guide you in selecting a professional and effective printer and copy service repair provider that will be the best fit for you and your company. Stay tuned for our blog, "THE 7 MUST-HAVES OF SERVICE".
Written by Chris Scowden
Chris Scowden is the husband to a wonderful wife, Michelle. Together they have 3 daughters, ages 13, 10, and 9. The Scowdens live in Prosper, TX and have been part of the Dallas community for over 20 years. Chris leads Copy Tech with over 25 years of Executive Leadership and Business Transformation experience. He is passionate about small business and believes it is the lifeblood of our country.
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