Does your Photocopier have Modern Technology?

As time goes on and your business, team and demand grows- it’s important to keep up to date with the tools that allow your day to day productivity to soar.

Is your Printing Technology Outdated?
Perhaps it’s time to retire your old photocopier, if it doesn’t have the modern features of scanning to email/pc/server, scanning to editable Word/Excel, scan to searchable PDF, Print Release or Cloud connectivity, to name a few features - These become invaluable once utilise and available for everyday use.

Does your Photocopier have Good Security?
Protection of sensitive documents can be assured through Sharp encrypted Adobe PDF files for scanning and printing, or access control and encryption using SSL protocols for scanning, printing, E-mail and setup.

Your old printer, copier or office equipment may have been sufficient in the past, but at some point you should consider your current situation and re-evaluate the requirements of your business. Upgrading may be a lot cheaper and smoother than you think, submit a photocopier quote request to see if it’s right for you!

OKI Demo Centre Launch

OKI Data Australia opened their new Product Demonstration Centre in Sydney, NSW last week. The new centre will serve as a demo and training hub for all things OKI, servicing resellers and customers alike.

Digital Document Solutions Company Director, Chris Wilcock and General Manager Bob Cotter, flew to Sydney to attend the launch to oversee the new centre, display of OKI Pro Series products and ColourPainter series of wide format printers. Complete with Sake ceremony and catch up of dealers, the event was a success.

Maybe it's time to Upgrade your Copier

Do you find yourself waiting forever at your photocopier for your prints to come out?

Has your number of staff outgrown the capacity of your copier?

Does your copier jam harder than Bob Marley?

There are many signs that present when it's time to upgrade your business printers, these things can often get overlooked in a busy workplace as we put up with the nuances, but it's worth taking a moment to reassess if your workplace tools are up to par with your staff workflow.

A new photocopier can increase efficiency, not only by reducing downtime and increasing response and speed- modern photocopiers also come with a bunch of standard features that a 5 year old copier could only dream about. Want to scan a printed document and edit it in Microsoft Word? No problem! Need to check your meter count? One touch of the finger! Want to see how much toner is left? It's literally always displayed on the home screen of the photocopier!

To top off all these great features of current range Sharp machines- it's important to know that Sharp photocopiers are now more affordable than ever, making them accessible to businesses of all sizes! If tossing out your old copier in place of a shiny new Sharp Multi function Device sounds just what you need for the New Year, contact us so we can set you up with an obligation free photocopier quote.

How to Choose the Right Photocopier

Which photocopier is right for my business? There are a few basic questions to narrow down the type of photocopier you require. Start by answering the following:


  • Colour or black and white only?
  • Do you want a printer or the ability to photocopy/scan?
  • Will you need to print up to A3 (double the size of A4)?
  • Will you need MAC computers to be connected?


If you're unsure of the speed you want or need, the best way to choose the right machine speed for your business is to have an accurate record of the quantity of prints you are doing per month/week/day. The easiest way to do this is to acquire meter readings of the current machine(s) in your office set up, and divide those numbers respectively. This way we can choose appropriately for the quantity of prints, and therefore get an indication of speed necessity. This is a service we do complimentary when we do a print audit!


Combined with the above answers and your personal preference, we are able to source a variety of refurbished photocopiers at your request.

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Sharp Pulse 2017 American Dealer Conference

A post by Digital Document Solutions General Manager, Bob Cotter.

Chris and I attended the Sharp America Dealer Conference in Phoenix, Arizona at the end of November.  We travelled with 6 other members of the Sharp Australia dealer council and senior management from Sharp Corporation of Australia (Greg Wallis, Head of Business Systems Group) & (Daniel Gard, Head of Marketing). 

I can honestly say that this trip was without question a highlight of my career in the copier business.  Everyone who attended came away inspired and humbled by the people we met and the new business initiatives we gained from the trip.  The successes which we have had at DDS are outstanding and a credit to every one our staff, the trip made me realise that there is so much more we can achieve as a company and in our individual careers with DDS.

Prior to the Dealer conference we were lucky enough to spend a day with the largest Sharp dealer in America, The Les Olson Company.  Their story is inspirational, the founder (Les Olson) began the business when he quit his job and asked his 12 kids to contribute the contents of their piggy bank to his new company.  They mustered the grand sum of $63, from there the business has grown to where it is today, just being awarded Sharp America’s largest dealer for the 14th consecutive year.  You can read their full story here:  Les Olson Story.

Following the Les Olson visit we attended the Sharp America National Dealer Conference.  WOW what an organisation, over 1,000 people attended the conference and it was the most exciting and professional conference I have had the privilege to attend.  To say it was like an Apple event would be an understatement.  Stay tuned for some exciting news and products which we have been able to secure for the Australian market as a direct result of our visit.  We were fortunate enough to spend time with Doug Albregts (President & CEO of Sharp US) and Mike Marusic (Chief Operating Officer of Sharp US).  These are the number 1 & 2 people at Sharp America and were very welcoming of the Aussie crew.  Among new printers and copiers, some of the products to look out for are MICAS & SKYWELL.

We were also fortunate enough to spend time with Andy Slawetsky who you may know from his industry publication (Industry Analist).  Andy is the preeminent journalist in the copier industry and his only job is to report on copier events and news.  He was kind enough to mention us in his article on the conference.  Below is a snippet of his article, you can find the full article at: Pulse 17

If you haven’t already subscribed to his newsletter, I would encourage you to do so, it is very informative.  I have attached some photo’s which will give you a little insight into what we go up to on the trip.

Be Original, Be inspired……………….Be Proud………………….

Bob Cotter