Industry leader, Sharp has picked up a fist-full of prestigious Pick Awards at the Winter 2017 from the Buyers Laboratory (BLI).
BLI are universally recognised as the leading provider of intelligence for the document imaging and solutions industry. Their credentials are impeccable: BLI has been putting products to the test for more than 50 years. BLI Pick awards acknowledge the hardware and software offerings that measure up as the best in their respective categories throughout rigorous lab testing during the previous six months. Unique in the industry, the comprehensive tests assess a wide range of the most important features and performance factors for buyers.
Six Sharp MX models rated as ‘Outstanding’.
Sharp’s new MX Advanced and Essentials Series, which are designed to meet the needs of any mid-to large-size workgroup, offer the reliability, ease of operation, output quality and flexibility users crave.
Thanks to the redesigned drivers and control panel, along with the innovative and award-winning web utility, building workflows is now as easier than ever. The Advanced Series, which includes a standard retractable keyboard for streamlined data entry, a standard duplex single-pass feeder, and standard Sharp OSA to better manage workflow with network applications and cloud services, is a boon for users with more robust workflow needs. The budget-friendly Essentials Series (a perfect entry level option) offers similar functionality with the same excellent reliability and outstanding operability as the higher-end models, with advanced workflow capabilities kept optional to keep costs down.
Sharp winners on the podium
The six Sharp models that came out on top in the BLI Winter 2017 Awards offer a choice of ‘outstanding entry-level’ models and ‘outstanding professional’ models. In both categories they were ranked in the top spot on the podium for quality, versatility, performance and ease of use.
Clarity Copiers has a long and successful relationship with winning brand Sharp. They were appointed official Sharp agents in 1990 and are now rated as a Sharp Center of Excellence: a fitting testimony to the expertise and quality of customer service that are the hallmarks of this enduring and successful partnership.
Which Sharp model would you like to Connect with?
MX-3070N – Outstanding: 21-30ppm, A3 Colour MFP
MX-3050N – Outstanding Entry-level: 21-30ppm A3 Colour MFP
MX-3550N – Outstanding Entry-level: 31- 40ppm A3 Colour MFP
MX-5050N – Outstanding Entry-level: 41- 50ppm A3 Colour MFP
MX-6070N – Outstanding: 51-60 ppm A3 Colour MFP
MX-6050N – Outstanding Entry-level: 51-60 ppm A3 Colour MF
In the 1990’s the printing industry saw a revolution in technology. The Apple Macintosh was barely out of its digital nappy but already changing the way we thought about imaging. It was an exciting time in the evolution of print technology. And as serendipity would have it, 1990 was the year Clarity Copiers High Wycombe started trading. We must have been crazy!
What were we thinking? The 1990s began with a serious recession that had plunged the property market into a decline after the economy dipped sharply in early 1989. By 1992 it got even worse as inflation rose towards double figures. Yet, here we were starting a new business, embracing new technology and perhaps wondering where it would all end. Well, 27 years later we’re still here and going from strength-to-strength in a world that in many ways is unrecognisable for that gloomy recession plagued end to the 20th century.
Photocopiers have come a very, very long way since Clarity Copiers first dipped their fingers in the toner. How things have changed! Barely a year goes by now without some new development in photocopier technology. The current market is flooded with different brands and models in varying sizes with a plethora of extra features. Choosing between them can be a perplexing task for most business owners. Where do you start?
Apart from the obvious options of mono or colour the increasing combination of multi-function features can now combine printing, scanning and copying on a network, fax functions, image editing, PIN or card access for billing different departments, a hard drive for document storage and even integrate with document management software to link printing and scanning across your organisation. Add to this remote access capabilities and the increasing use of smart phone apps to manage output and the once humble copier could soon be running the office for you.
Clarity’s, Terry Hunt, sums up their approach to the challenge.
“We love to make the complex business of choosing the right copier simple and straightforward. We’ve always believed that investing our time and product knowledge early in the conversation is key to helping our customers choose the best copier for the their budget and their needs. It’s also the best way for our customers to get a rapid return on your investment.”
Twenty-seven years on Clarity Copiers High Wycombe can look back on 1990 with a true sense of achievement. Their bold bid to be a leading player in business imaging in the Thames Valley is a remarkable achievement. And as key player in the expanding Clarity Network able to support a nationwide service, the next twenty-seven years may prove to be even more exciting.
Another year and another festival over, as you can see by the picture we try to be as unobtrusive as possible. This year Mick Wardle our “Festival man” and his partner did the impossible – look at the seats next to the copier, this is what we call looking after our customers, or close attention to detail!
After Paul Bergeman’s visit to Clarity Copiers High Wycombe office’s in 2013, on a recent holiday Terry Hunt took the opportunity to meet up with Paul and his wife Kirsty at Inspire Digital’s (formerly Quotation Junction) offices in Denia, Spain. After an association which has lasted 10 years, Terry commented “It was good to meet Paul and his wife Kirsty, principals of Inspire Digital on home territory”, here seen relaxing after a hard days work.
All looking fairly respectable at this stage, before the dodgems experience and Jeigerbomb stall visit, a good night partying at Trunkwell House.
You will note that it appears the “bearded wonder” centre at the rear seems to have stepped in something rather smelly !!
Senior Sales & Account Manager Simon Winstone a lifelong Spurs fan hosted the Clarity evening at Reading Football Club for Managing Director Darren Aston of Aston & James a lifelong Arsenal fan.
The game, a 12 goal thriller in the Capital Cup competition saw Arsenal come from 4 nil down to win 7-5 in extra, extra time. As if the result didn’t make Darren’s night, meeting Arsenal legend Tony Adams and being photographed with him added a special dimension to the evening – truly a night to remember.