Frequently Asked Questions
How long has the COPY TECH COMPANY been in business?
Since 1985. Most of our original customers are still with us. Most new customers find us through the referrals of existing, satisfied customers.
What products do you sell?
How fast is your service response?
We maintain the industry-wide response of 4 business hours. If you call by noon, we will be there that day. We cover all of Orange County with the best repair service available and specialize in BROTHER, LANIER, RICOH, SAVIN, COPYSTAR and KYOCERA copiers, multifunction machines, printers (including HP printers) and fax machines.
How much do you charge for service?
We charge $125 per hour for copier labor. Fax and printer labor is $99.00 per hour. The going rate for labor from our competition is now well over $150 per hour.
What brands do you service?
We service the following brands of equipment:
Do you offer Service Agreements?
Our Total Protection Service Agreement Plan will accommodate most businesses. It covers all parts, labor and supplies. Unlike all other copier dealers, our Service Agreement covers your machine for two years - not one!
What makes the COPY TECH COMPANY different than the rest of the OC dealers?
Two things set us apart:
Who owns the COPY TECH COMPANY?
Ken Nagele has owned the COPY TECH COMPANY since 1985. Ken has been involved in the copier business at the dealer, corporate and educational levels since 1969. A former Instructor of Copier Repair for the Regional Occupational Program, his attention to detail and honesty is legendary in the copier industry. His goal is to keep your office running smoothly and keep you satisfied as a customer. References are available.
Which Is Better?
Is there anyone who doesn't have an HP printer story to tell? "I had an HP printer for ten years and it never broke down," is the typical story. And to their credit, these stories are often true. HP's of old typically did seem to last forever.
But that was then ... and this is now. Long gone are the days of quality, well built printers (or copiers) that will last ten years — made by anyone. So why does everyone still think "HP" when they want to buy a printer? Because of their past. Memories die hard. But HP's sales are starting to show that customers are waking up.
Some of low-end HP's printers have been so poor that there have been class action lawsuits against them. Our experience with even the "middle class" printers reveals that customers will experience several pickup tire replacements and at least one fuser unit replacement (sometimes requiring associated gears to be replaced, too) during the life of the machine. The total cost to perform these repairs (or, to purchase a Service Agreement over the years that would cover these repairs) will equal or exceed the initial cost of the machine itself.
Are the BROTHER's any better? BROTHER, once considered the "cheap replacement", has made incredible advances in quality and performance over the last ten years. How often do pickup tires and fusers have to be replaced on them?
Our experience has been that these parts have rarely needed to be replaced during the projected lifetime of the machine (around 100,000 prints.) Does this mean that the customer should replace the BROTHER printer rather than repair it, at that 100,000 point?
Because the prices of BROTHER equipment are so inexpensive, it simply makes no sense to perform those repairs. A typical BROTHER printer will cost less than a one year Service Agreement on an HP (and cost considerably less than the equivalent HP, itself.)
Plus, all BROTHER's come with a one year warranty. By replacing the machines every 100,000 prints, one is always able to take advantage of the latest technology of increased speed and constantly improving quality.
If you are thinking of buying an HP, check out his Customer Satisfaction Survey first. Then, call us and give us the HP model number. We will be happy to show you the BROTHER difference. 714-532-2679
Rates Subject to Change
Multiply These Lease Factors by
the Sale Price of Your Machine.
2 Year FMV — .044
2 Year $1.00 — .055
3 Year FMV — .030
3 Year $1.00 — .035
4 Year FMV — .025
4 Year $1.00 — .028
FMV — (Fair Market Value) The least expensive rate for returning the machine at the end.
$1.00 — You own the machine at the end for only $1.00.
For Your Service Needs
Call 24 Hours: 714-532-2679
To the uninitiated, these machines (sold mainly by wholesalers and business furniture outlets, though some are sold by private parties) seem like a good deal. But, as the old saying goes, "If it is too good to be true, it probably is". Here is what most of them have in common:
COPY TECH COMPANY offers a wide range of recently returned and refurbished lease equipment. They are gone through extensively with all supply and high wear items replaced and all firmware updates performed. And, they are basically priced at half of our discounted new machine prices. See our recent copier inventory on our home page.