Purchasing a copier 101

How Does Your Copier/Printer Earn Your Company Revenue?

Submitted by Joel Barriga on Fri, 10/01/2021 - 09:33

We all know why we have copiers and printers- to copy and print. But when was the last time that you considered how your printing equipment might be directly bringing your organization revenue?  

As an authorized vendor of Xerox printing equipment, we know just how invaluable having a copier/printer can be for any organization, regardless of the industry, and how it can bring your company revenue through several different ways. We’ve outlined the two main ones in this article, so you can understand how your organization is financially benefitting from having reliable and quality printing equipment in-house.  


Your Guide to Xerox Digital Printing Solutions

Submitted by Eyara Jokar on Fri, 09/10/2021 - 09:00


Digital printing has come a long way. While it used to be known as the cheaper, but lower quality alternative to offset printing, technology has helped advancements in digital printing bring it right up to par. But many organizations and businesses aren’t aware of the benefits that digital printing can bring them.

As a Xerox vendor in the DFW area, we’ve worked with a lot of companies that are interested in production-style printers, but can’t justify spending the extra money on a big offset printer. That’s where Xerox’s new digital printing technology comes into play.  

Churches: 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing Your Own Printing

Submitted by Mary Eberhart on Wed, 09/08/2021 - 09:11

If you’ve ever been a member of or involved with a church, you know they’re busy all year long. There are ceremonies to be held, different classes throughout the week, and special group get-togethers as well. Sometimes there are even camps and retreats. At the majority, if not all these events, there’s almost always something handed out for everyone to read or study along with. 

Being busy all year long means that churches have a lot of things to focus on that don’t involve printing, so they usually turn to outsourcing their print jobs to an offsite print vendor or local print shops, which can become unreliable, and expensive.  

5 Things to Consider When Going Out for a Copier Bid

Submitted by Mary Eberhart on Mon, 09/06/2021 - 09:00


As a big organization, weighing out your different pricing options can be a big hassle, especially when it comes to something you might not be well-versed in, such as copiers and printers. You know you need them, but you’re not sure how to tell you’re getting the most out of your spending and receiving the most competitive prices possible.  

That’s where a bid comes in. Putting a bid out, or going out for a bid, is the most common way that big organizations like schools and local governments choose to view all of the different contract options available to them, from all the different vendors in their area. 

4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Printer for Your Business (Even in the Digitized Age)

Submitted by Joel Barriga on Fri, 08/20/2021 - 09:00

These days, it seems like the whole world has gone digitized. Instead of paper flyers put under our windshield wipers, we now have targeting ads on Instagram. Instead of paper menus at restaurants, you just simply need to scan a QR code with your cellphone.  

All of these technological advancements might make it seem like having a printer for your business is a thing of the past. Even though it may seem like the need for a printer is diminishing, it’s actually a crucial piece of equipment for any business, regardless of the industry or size.  

What to Do Once You Reach the End of Your Copier Lease

Submitted by Karla Metzler on Mon, 08/16/2021 - 15:03

Coming up on the end of your copier or printer lease? Unsure of what the next steps are, or what options you have available to you? There are a couple of different actions that you could take, and you might have already looked at a few, but it’s important to understand each one in order to decide which will benefit your business the most. 

Here at Strategic Technology Partners of Texas, we’ve spent the past 30+ years negotiating, renewing, extending, and just about everything else you could do with a copier/printer lease, and we know which methods would best suit certain organizations.  

4 Xerox Features That Stand Out Against Other Printer Brands

Submitted by Karla Metzler on Wed, 08/04/2021 - 07:40


When you think of a copier/printer brand, what’s the first name to come to mind?   


Maybe it’s HP or Canon because that’s what you used in school. Maybe it’s even Ricoh because that’s what the first office you worked at used. It’s easy to recall or hear about different brand names, but the stakes are a little higher when choosing one for your office equipment. You don’t want to be left with a faulty machine that breaks easily, or that can’t keep up with your printing volumes.   


Special Pricing: What Does it Entail, and How Do I Qualify?

Submitted by Mary Eberhart on Mon, 07/12/2021 - 09:00

 Special pricing is a great benefit that many organizations qualify for, and sometimes don’t even know it. While the phrase itself can mean different things, and special pricing is negotiated on a business-to-business basis, there are several things to know that can help you determine if your organization qualifies for special pricing.  


Xerox AltaLink C8155 Multifunction Printer Review + Costs

Submitted by Joel Barriga on Fri, 07/02/2021 - 09:00

When searching for the perfect multifunction printer for your office, it’s important to understand what each device has to offer. The purpose of this review is to give you an in-depth glance into all of the features, specifications, upgrades, and more that the Xerox AltaLink C8155 has, and for you to decide if it’s the right device for your business.  


Key Features and Specifications 

Print speed: up to 55 B&W/Color PPM   

Duty Cycle: up to 300,000 pages  

A Comprehensive Guide to Copier Lease Agreements

Submitted by Mary Eberhart on Mon, 06/21/2021 - 09:00

Leasing a copier can sound like an intimidating process. There are some different things that are good to know while going through the leasing process, and if it’s your first time it may seem a bit confusing. We’ve written this article to break down each component of a copier lease agreement and help you through the process.  


What Are the Different Types of Copier Lease Agreements? 

Equipment lease agreements typically come in two forms: Fair Market Value, and Fixed Purchase Option Lease. 

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