So, you’re looking to buy a copier or printer, eh? And you live around Des Moines, Iowa? Well, that’s more than just a freaky coincidence… you’ve come to the right place! You see, we know that buying a copier or printer for your office is a difficult (and expensive) decision. That’s why we are here to help with this series! Hopefully, we can improve your knowledge and expose you to different things you should consider when making these decisions. Read on and stay tuned for more tips! (To read Part 1, click here!)
In a 2010 analysis conducted by Canon, the top 12 copier manufacturers were ranked according to total units sold in the United States. Canon leads the way (probably their motivation for conducting the study), but the rest of the 11 are worth noting as well. You will see the graph and numbers above.
These 12 companies are all fairly recognizable and should be considered when your organization is looking for a copier. All of these copiers will be able to print as well, so don’t worry that you’ll need to buy a separate machine to print; you won’t. Below, you will also see which local Des Moines print dealers sell and service equipment from each of these 12 manufacturers.
(You will notice that Brother, Samsung, and Dell do not have local partners in central Iowa, and only companies with headquarters in the area were considered.)
Laser Resources leads the way in this group of local businesses, working with 6 of the top 12 copy and print companies in the world. Actually 7 of the top 12, because Laser Resources has partnered with Oce production print equipment for years, and Oce is now owned by Canon. Laser Resources is also the only company in Des Moines that works with either Xerox or Toshiba, giving more options to our customers. Toshiba was just awarded as the 2012 Innovative Product of the Year by Better Buys for Business, and we are the largest Toshiba dealer in Iowa. With 6 of the top 12 industry leaders represented, Laser Resources offers you the most options when creating a solution to your copy or print needs in Des Moines.
This information was taken from each company’s public website.