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Drew Smith

Director of Communications, Copiers Plus
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Drew Smith serves as the Director of Communications for Copiers Plus, Inc. Drew joined the company in February of 2014 after graduating from UNC Wilmington with a Bachelors in Communication Studies, and has been in his current rol  

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Oct 15, 2021

Desktop Printers In Offices, Yes Or No?

There are varying opinions on whether employees within offices should have printers at their desks or use shared multi-function printers in common areas spread throughout the workspace. While each sce ...

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Jul 19, 2021

5 Things To Remember Regarding Your Copier Contract

With copier contracts that can span over several years, it can be easy to focus on other initiatives and forget the details of your agreement. This is especially true if you are not in constant commun ...

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Jun 17, 2021

Solidify Your Document Processes, By Doing Less.

When we think of processes we seldom think of simplicity or instant results. We usually think of something drawn out that will one day get us to where we are wanting to go, but only after many steps h ...

Technology
May 19, 2021

It’s 2021, There’s Got To Be A Better Way…

Have you ever been in the midst of a task and thought to yourself, “there has to be a simpler way to do this?” We live in an advanced technological world and innovation occurs faster than ...

Technology
Apr 16, 2021

Printing In Color Doesn’t Have To Be A Luxury

Often times when addressing office printing, businesses will try to limit or eliminate color printing because of budget concerns. In other cases, organizations may not even be aware of the cost of the ...

Technology
Apr 6, 2021

8 Reasons Why You Need Managed Print Services For Your Organization

Managed Print Services (MPS) is not new to the office technology industry, though it has evolved and become more accessible than ever for businesses across the country. Basically, MPS is an offering t ...

Technology
Mar 3, 2021

How Paper Doesn’t Have To Be A Thing Of The Past

Do you ever long for the simplicity of yesteryear? Back when technology wasn’t at our fingertips and could be kept at an arm’s length. I think of the Tim McGraw song, “Back When&rdqu ...

Technology
Feb 18, 2021

How To Handle Insurance For Office Equipment

Anytime you have an investment that reaches thousands of dollars, there is usually cause for insurance. The idea behind insurance coverage is to make sure that in case of any unforeseen circumstance l ...

Technology
Feb 4, 2021

How A Burger Joint Cooked Up The Need For Business Automation

I was recently working out of town and visited a local burger spot for lunch. Upon arriving there were sheets of paper and pencils for filling out your order lined on a table by the front door. On the ...

Technology
Jan 21, 2021

Calculating The Total Cost Of Ownership Of Your Office Equipment

As with any investment of consequential value, it is important to understand the landscape surrounding it. What will the investment help alleviate or what will it hopefully bring in return to an organ ...

Technology
Jan 7, 2021

How To Navigate A Copier Buyout

If you have been involved with a lease agreement involving a copier, you have probably heard the term buyout. Or maybe you are a sports fan and have heard of teams buying out contracts of players. Reg ...

Technology
Dec 16, 2020

End Of Year Office Technology Checklist

2020 is almost behind us, but before it settles into the ashes of history there are some things your workplace should think through. There is nothing like starting a new year fresh, especially after a ...

Technology
Dec 3, 2020

How Investing In Office Technology Can Save You In Taxes

When making business decisions, you often will weigh several options before making an investment of nominal value. One of those considerations is often tax related. It is no different when deciding on ...

Technology
Nov 18, 2020

Celebrating 35 Years Of Growing With Technology And Family

This November marks 35 years of Copiers Plus being in operation and serving clients with their office technology needs. It all started on November 3rd, 1985 in Fayetteville, North Carolina when Bob Sm ...

Technology
Oct 19, 2020

Sound Off: Forever Chemicals, Forever Unethical

Our corporate office in Fayetteville sits about 15 miles from the Dupont and Chemours plant in Cumberland County. For years, we have learned of the increasingly damaging reports of how PFAS chemicals ...

Technology
Oct 5, 2020

How Innovative Technology Can Bring Clarity To Your Workplace

For years, I have looked into the possibility of having LASIK surgery. I have struggled with my eyesight since kindergarten and felt like I never could achieve optimal clarity with my contacts or glas ...

Technology
Sep 15, 2020

How Accessories Can Step Up Your Copier Game

Customization is a fundamental process of investing in an office copier. It is a way for you to make decisions that make the device truly work for your needs. Whether through adding larger paper trays ...

Technology
Aug 25, 2020

Large Format Printing – Countless Possibilities

Many offices are accustomed to having copiers, printers and scanners as tools to stay productive and streamline both hardcopy and digital processes. Though, only a few offices take advantage of large ...

Technology
Aug 5, 2020

What Should I Be Paying For A Copier Contract?

In a previous article, “The ‘Science’ Behind the Cost of Your Copier Contract” I wrote about the various factors that go into formulating the costs of your copier agreement. No ...

Technology
Jul 15, 2020

Tech Trends In Accounting For 2020 And Beyond

Tax Day has arrived with a later due date than usual thanks to COVID-19. Needless to say, this year has had many obstacles for businesses to overcome and accounting firms have not been spared. Whether ...

Technology
Jul 2, 2020

The “Science” Behind The Cost Of Your Copier Contract

Many companies are using this unprecedented time we are working through to examine expenditures and processes that may have been overlooked in previous months or years. One area that can often fly und ...

Technology
Jun 15, 2020

How Printing Can Help Restaurants Bear Distancing Guidelines

If you have been in a restaurant since they have reopened for dine-in customers in North Carolina on May 22nd, then you have noticed the subtle changes outside of the limited capacity. Maybe you saw u ...

Technology
May 26, 2020

The Road Map To Secure And Economical Printing Practices

These days we are all too familiar with phased approaches due to Covid-19 stay at home orders and re-opening plans. Sometimes the best way to introduce policies with a complex community of people is b ...

Technology
May 9, 2020

Cut Costs Today Through These Hacks

As we begin to look at how we will move forward and get back to work, we understand that many things will be different than they were previous to Covid-19. One of those things for many companies will ...

Technology
Apr 20, 2020

Inkjet Devices - The Hidden Costs

In this time of crisis, many employers have deployed workers to work from home. While this can help slow the spread of Covid-19, it also puts workers in a position where they have to make their home i ...

Technology
Apr 3, 2020

Remote Work Calls For Remote Solutions

With the unprecedented shift in employees working from home due to COVID-19, companies have had to adapt on-the-fly and figure out ways to get day-to-day processes completed. Workflows in most compani ...

Technology
Mar 17, 2020

Keeping Your Office Equipment Sanitized

With the ongoing pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19), many offices are asking how to effectively stop the spread of germs and keep employees safe. Keeping office equipment like your copiers and pri ...

Technology
Mar 9, 2020

Contract 101- Breaking Down Your Copier Maintenance Agreement

If your office or organization has a copier or multi-function printer, there is a good chance you are either currently under a maintenance agreement of some kind or have heard it mentioned to you or a ...

Technology
Feb 24, 2020

Contract 101 - Breaking Down Your Copier Agreement

You have probably heard the horror stories of businesses being stuck in contracts with vendors due to fine print or hidden language. In this piece I will help break down the essence of a copier contra ...

Technology
Feb 5, 2020

Ditch The Fax Line - Gain The Benefits

If your office operates like most we encounter, you still have a fax line. Even though most document sharing is done through emails, faxing is still commonplace within modern offices. While faxing is ...

Technology
Jan 21, 2020

Printing Transparency — Why Your Organization Needs It

Did you know that between 37 and 41 percent of printer related expenses tend to avoid formal procurement approval? In addition, 90 percent of businesses are unaware of their office printing expenditur ...

Technology
Jan 3, 2020

Embrace The Decade Ahead With Updated Printing Procedures

The past decade was one full of technological advancements spanning from 13 different iPhone releases to industry disruptors Uber and Lyft implementing rideshare technology. How we approach our daily ...

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