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01293 537827

Quickstream Ltd T/A Digital Office Solutions,

Unit 5 Hyders Farm,

Bonnetts Lane,

Crawwley,

RH11 0NY

Tel. 01293 537827


Fax. 01293 614906


Director JM Waters

Redgistered in England Reg No 04193475

Reg Office Bank Buildings, The Hight Street Cranleigh, GU6 8BB


Vat Reg No. 858 1773 84                               DOS

We sell and maintain equipment in the following areas:-


  • Arundel,
  • Billingshurst,
  • Brighton,
  • Burgess Hill,
  • Caterham,
  • Cheam,
  • Chipstead,
  • Crawley,
  • Charlwood,
  • Copthorne,
  • Cowfold,
  • Cranleigh,
  • Dorking,
  • East Grinstead,
  • Edenbridge,
  • Ewell,
  • Epsom,
  • Forest Row,
  • Godstone,
  • Haywards Heath,
  • Horley,
  • Horsham,
  • Hove,
  • Leatherhead,


  • Lingfield,
  • Oxted,
  • Partridge Green,
  • Purley
  • Redhill,
  • Reigate,
  • Sutton,
  • Worthing

Callout

£15.00

On site per half hour

£35.00

Workshop

£45.00

All pricing excludes VAT

Operating hours

Monday - Friday

9.00am - 5.30pm

Introductory discount voucher!







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Your local independent office equipment supplier!

Photocopier Copier Service, Servicing, Maintenance, Support, Repair - Crawley, Sussex and Surrey

Maintenance, do I need it? No,

Will I need it? Yes

The question should be,

Should I budget for it (maintenance agreement) or

Should I just chance it (Time and materials)!



All our engineers have undertaken manufacturers training courses to ensure your photocopier, copier is maintained to the highest possible standard. As part of the Trading Standards "Buy with Confidence" scheme our engineers where CRB checked.

Photocopier, copier service, repair, mend, fix, Crawley West Sussex and Surrey

To discuss a fault with someone who knows about photocopiers, copiers call  01293 537827  

or e-mail sales@dos-crawley.co.uk

Maintenance Agreements

Consumables

Spare parts

Toner cost per copy

Photocopier, Copier, Consumables

Photocopiers like cars have two types of parts - Consumables and spare parts.

Consumables are parts that have a defined life expectancy and will need to be replaced ie


Consumable

Description

Life expectancy

Average Cost

Transfer Belt

The four colour developer units compile the full colour image on the transfer belt prior to being transferred to the paper. The belt will need to be replaced between 60,000 and 100,000 cycles, remember a photocopier cycles the components during start up and cleaning cycles.

60,000 - 100,000

From £80.00

to £690.00

PCU, Photo-conductor, Drum unit

A colour photocopier has 4 drum units, the laser writes a static latent image on to the drum surface, this then attracts the toner prior to transferring the image to the transfer belt.

20,000 - 60,000

From £50.00

to £200.00

per drum

Fuser Unit

The photocopier fixes the toner powder to the paper by heating it to 200'C and crushing it on to the paper. The fuser is just like a mangle except the top roller is hollow and a heater element heats it to the desired temperature. Toner being a plastic resin wants to stick to the fuser rollers, so the roller is coated with Teflon, the Teflon eventually wears out and toner sticks to the heat roller which is then off set down the page.

60,000 - 100,000

From £80.00

to  £930.00

Paper Rollers

The rubber feed tyres that feed the paper out of the paper cassettes become hard and fail to pick up paper eventually.

100,000

£30.00

per cassette

Photocopier, Copier Spare Parts


Spare parts are like a door handle on a car, they do not have a set time schedule after which they cease to work correctly, they tend to function for years before failing. Spare parts can range in price from a few pence to £400 for circuit boards.

Before you make the decision you need to understand that your photocopier will eventually need maintenance and its consumable parts replacing.

“I feel the need to write to you to express my delight at the level of customer service I received from your team yesterday”

St Marys Chuch,  Caterham



Digital Office Solutions are a Trading Standards "Approved Photocopier, Copier maintainer"Digital Office Solutions have been supplying and maintaining photocopiers, copiers, printers and multi-function equipment in Crawley for 20 years. We can install and setup network multi-function machines for printing and network scanning.

Digital Office Solutions are a Trading Standards "Approved Photocopier, Copier maintainer"

We are based on the outskirts of Crawley, if you are looking to keep costs to a minimum you can bring your equipment to our photocopier, copier repair workshops that are fully equipped to undertake any photocopier, copier, multi-function , printer, repair.

We offer photocopier copier support agreements or time and materials support.

Maintenance agreement

Time and Materials Call out £15.00 Labour £35.00 half hour

Here’s your choice, pay a monthly maintenance figure and know that your staff can ring us and have your photocopier repaired without any additional costs,

  • no down time,
  • no dodgy documents being sent out,
  • no unexpected bills,
  • knowledge that we will maintain the equipment to as new standard
  • Photocopier life expectancy at least 5 years.

Or alternatively opt to just call us out as and when required, to start with this will be the cheaper option as you reach higher readings so bills will start to escalate

  • 20,000 prints £240 - £400
  • 40,000 prints £240 - £400
  • 60,000 prints £1000 - £1200
  • A reluctance to call for service for fear of large bills
  • Who can authorise expensive repairs
  • Equipment will be replaced at around 60,000 prints to avoid large bills.

Example:- After 2.5 years use

60,000 mono prints @ 0.5p = £300.00

20,000 colour prints at 3p = £600.00

Total running costs = £900.00


3 x Black Drums £240.00

1 x Cyan Magenta & Yellow Drum £240.00

1 x Fuser Unit £100.00

Labour charges £340.00

Total running costs £920.00

The customer who opted for maintenance agreement  has been paying £30 per month and knows he's covered for the next 2.5 years as well, irrespective of what goes wrong.

Customer who choose to chance it! has paid £20 more, his bills came in 3 chunks getting progressively larger and he's now worried how much the next bill will be and should he change the machine.

Maintenance Agreement

Photocopiers have traditionally been supplied with a maintenance agreement.

The maintenance agreement is a way of budgeting for maintenance, labour and the replacement of consumables when required at fixed cost per copy. The higher the number of copies you produce the lower the cost per copy becomes.

For example a ES8460 on maintenance agreement producing a low monthly copy volume of 5000 black and a 1000 colour prints would cost :-






These prices increase by 8% per annum as the machine gets older.

Once a quarter we will take a meter reading and charge for any excess copies at the same cost per copy rates.

For this payment we provide all labour required to maintain the machine, all consumable spare parts (excluding toner see below) and all spare parts for 5 years. After 5 years we will continue to maintain the equipment as long as you pay the charges.

Your service calls take priority overtime and material calls.

We have maintained machines for over 9 years on maintenance agreements.


Monthly fixed charge

£10.00




2000 black prints @ 0.5p

£10.00




666 colour prints @ 3p

£19.98




Monthly standing order payment

£39.98



Toner why is n’t it included

Toner is the most expensive consumable within the copier, but it is also the most unpredictable. All cost per copy agreements are based 5% resolution, if your printed output always contains 5% resolution you will get 10,000 copies from a tube of OKI ES8460 toner. The black toner costs £27 divided by 10,000 copies equals 0.27p per page, unfortunately modern copiers produce such good output people can print anything from 3% - 70% coverage. We therefore decided to charge for toner separately, if you choose to cover a document in toner you will have to replace it sooner, everyone knows where they stand.


Beware toner inclusive maintenance agreements!

Caution - We are seeing and hearing of a lot of instances of people purchasing equipment on what appears to be very cheap maintenance agreements which include toner, the supplier states that toners will produce 40,000 images. After several months the clients receive a letter informing them that they are only achieving 10,000 copies per toner, the maintainers then increases the service charges by up to 400%, these are legally binding agreements and the client has no choice but pay the increased charges for the remaining four and half year duration of the agreement. The fraudulent bit occurs when they over estimate the life of the toner deliberately creating a figure you will never achieve on purpose so they can increase the cost per copy.

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Title - Photocopier, Copier, Service, Support, Repair in Crawley, RH postcodes West Sussex and Surrey

Description - Photocopier Copier servicing in Crawley, West Sussex and Surrey 01293 537827, we maintain, repair, service, fix, Black and White, mono, A4 & A3 Colour, color, Towns in which we, repair photocopier, copiers Arundel, Billingshurst, Burgess Hill, Caterham, Crawley, Charlwood, Copthorne, Cowfold, Cranleigh, Dorking, East Grinstead, Edenbridge, Ewell, Epsom, Forest Row, Godstone, Haywards Heath, Horley, Horsham, Leatherhead, Lingfield, Oxted, Partridge Green, Redhill, Reigate.

Meta Tags - photocopier, copier, repair, service, servicing, maintenance, fix, mend repairs in Arundel, Billingshurst, Brighton, Burgess Hill, Caterham, Cheam, Crawley, Charlwood, Copthorne, Cowfold, Cranleigh, Dorking, East Grinstead, Edenbridge, Ewell, Epsom, Forest Row, Godstone, Haywards Heath, Horley, Horsham, Hove, Leatherhead, Lingfield, Oxted, Partridge Green, Purley, Redhill, Reigate, Sutton, Worthing We repair fix the following manufacturers photocopiers, copiers  Brother, Canon ,  Gestetner, Hewlett-Packard, Infotec, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Kyocera Mita, Lanier, Minolta, Mita, Muratec, Nashua, Nashuatec, Oce, OKI, Olivetti, Panasonic, Rex-Rotary, Ricoh, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba, Xerox.

We sell, supply, install and maintain the following manufacturers photocopiers, copiers :- Brother, Canon, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Kyocera Mita, Lexmark, Minolta, Mita, Muratec, Nashua, Nashuatec, Oce, OKI, Olivetti, Panasonic, Rex-Rotary, Ricoh, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba, Xerox.

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