Snacks & Solutions Is Back with Free Training for 2014

copeco snacks and solutions logoEvery business struggles to find time for employee training. We are here to help you learn and get the most from your Sharp copiers and printers. Our ever-popular Snacks & Solutions training series is back for another season in 2014.

March to August, you can join us on the second Thursday of the month at 11:45 a.m. to get up to speed on topics that will help your office shift into the fast lane. Did we mention that lunch is included and it is free? Yes, there really is such a thing as a free lunch!

We have been working hard since last year renovating our showroom to make it even more spacious and conducive to training.  If you are located in the Canton, North Canton, or Akron area, please join us in our new showroom for one of the following sessions:

Randy Hudson talks scanning at Snacks & SolutionsMarch 13, 2014: Basic Scanning
Learn the basics of scanning to increase productivity. Topics will include how to scan, file and retrieve.

April 10, 2014: Document Management
Learn how to better organize and retrieve your scanned documents while minimizing paper usage.

May 15, 2014: Color Class
Create your own fliers, posters, brochures and more! Discover how your color copier can make handling in-house print jobs easier and more cost-efficient.

June 12, 2014: Document Security
Learn about Sharp’s Security Suite and how to protect your company from identity theft, stolen information, unauthorized use and more!

July 10, 2014: Managed Print Services
Analyze your current printing environment, identify total print expenditures, and create a customized cost per print plan to realize significant cost reductions.

August 14, 2014: Production Printing
Learn how Sharp delivers versatile functionality for busy workgroups and how you can impact your communications without breaking the bank.

Class size is limited, so register soon. We do not want you to miss out on this free informational event! Register online at

All training classes are held at Copeco’s headquarters, 3874 Highland Park NW, North Canton, OH 44720. If you have questions regarding Snacks & Solutions or how we can help your business with its copying and printing needs, contact us.

Copiers and Printers: The Next Generation, Episode II

The previous episode of Copiers and Printers: The Next Generation, explored new features you can expect from Sharp in the next year and how these features help boost productivity. In this episode, Tom Kappele, regional sales manager with Sharp Electronics Corp., shares his opinions on trends and what might be coming down the pike in the future with copiers and printers.

Looking Further Into the Future

Despite technological advances, we are a long way from being a paperless society. The number of printed pages worldwide is expected to remain steady over the next several years. As long as there is a need for printed documents, Sharp will develop and market new technology to make it easier, faster and more cost efficient for the customer. When you look at today’s devices compared to 5 or 10 years ago, the end user gets so much more for approximately the same amount of money.

Today’s multi-function printers (MFPs) are really more of a communications hub than just a copier or printer. Using these systems to their full capacity allows the user to copy, print and scan, as well as:

  • Archive documents either locally or in the cloud
  • Easily retrieve documents when needed
  • Pull documents to the MFP from the network
  • Browse the internet
  • Set up automated document workflows to process inbound or outbound paperwork more efficiently.

In addition, they print with incredible image quality at a more cost-effective cost per page than ever before.

Sharp celebrated its 100-year anniversary last year. We have been successful all these years by continually evolving and adapting to technological advancements and also by listening to our customers. That core philosophy will not change. When developing new products and technologies, end user feedback to the authorized dealer or directly to Sharp is very important. In some cases this input can be used to enhance current products even more quickly through firmware updates. Staying in tune with dealer and end user needs is critical to our long-term success in a very competitive industry. Your feedback is important to us.

Share with us your feedback and the features you would like to see in future Sharp multi-function printers.