Archive for September, 2009

   Back to School with Copiers

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Parents and students have begun to shop for the latest in backpacks, notebooks and other supplies in preparation for the new school year.

Likewise, schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions may wish to do a little shopping of their own to update their copiers, printers and other essential equipment. In the paper-intensive world of education, school staffers must manage a large volume of materials, from classroom handouts to administrative data. Yet these institutions usually operate with smaller budgets, with which they are still expected to produce high-caliber work.

The need need for reliable yet economical resources puts a premium on the equipment schools select for their copying and printing needs. Copiers are one of the most popular tools used daily by teachers, administrators and other institution officials. Offix assists its institution customers in managing their projects and equipment costs. The office equipment provider has negotiated state contracts, establishing pricing for all state and local schools.

“We’re aware of the daily document production and management needs of schools and other institutions,” said Stephen Valenta, Offix President and CEO. “We help our clients stay abreast of the latest technological developments in the office equipment industry.”

With the development of digital technology, schools are offered a number of high quality services, from advanced document scanning to the transmission of data to e-mail. A wide array of technological resources is available for institutions with high-volume needs.

For instance, Canon imageRUNNER systems come equipped with innovative software tools that minimize waste, reduce paper-handling, and deliver powerful document management control. With database integration and advanced document sharing capabilities, schools may distribute and manage documents – whether classroom handouts or administrative data — quickly and easily.

Offix may also assist schools, universities, and other institutions in securing a Sharp system for their copying and printing needs. The Sharp MX-M503N model allows for small- and large-volume printing, copying, and faxing projects. The product allows a school’s IT administrator to view and operate the copier’s front panel display from across the network. Another Sharp resource for schools is its MX-M700N model copier, which offers scanning, copying, printing, and faxing capabilities.

In addition, another resource, ECopy™, a provider of document imaging services, offers products that can help institutions manage their projects, reduce the waste of paper and convert documents into PDFs and other formats.

The new school year presents a number of challenges, but with the right tools, school employees will be able to expertly supervise their day-to-day demands and deliver high-quality results.

oringal post date Sept. 16th, 2009