Educational Lunch Event Focuses on Mobile App Convenience

Wireless PrintingOur Learn-At-Lunch Series continues to be both successful and beneficial to the many participants from area Canton and Akron businesses. At our most recent event, attendees enjoyed a terrific lunch and learned how to print from their Android-based devices to compatible Konica Minolta bizhub multi-function printers.

The PageScope Mobile app came as a direct response to the increasing use of mobile devices by office workers. The convenience factor with this app cannot be emphasized enough! What could be easier than printing wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet? PageScope Mobile, which is also available for Apple® mobile devices, really does make everyday document imaging tools more easily accessible for today’s busy office. In fact, the Android version of PageScope allows you to:

  • Print photos saved on an Android device
  • Receive scanned data from a bizhub MFP using Scan-to-WebDAV or WS Scan
  • Receive data from a bizhub MFP using Scan-to-Email
  • View or print received data
  • View or print web pages
  • Print images taken by the camera available on the Android device

Finally, the price cannot be beat—free from the Google Play Store. We wrapped up our most recent session with an overview of the Sharp AQUOS BOARD, an interactive large-screen display that provides even more options when connected to a multi-function printer. Simply scan a document with your MFP and import the image to the display. Use the AQUOS display to write directly on the image, save it to a PC and print the marked-up data from the MFP. Great for collaboration during meetings.

While you may have missed some great information—and a complimentary lunch!—you can still sign up to attend one our upcoming sessions. You are sure to walk away with some great tips for increased productivity. Check out our Learn-At-Lunch Series for Summer 2013:

  • June 12, Production Printing. Learn more about the new equipment and technology in the print production world, featuring color management, production and wide format printing.
  • July 10, Managed Print Services. Learn how Graphic Enterprises can help you reduce the cost of desktop printing in your business.
  • August 7, Creative Color. Are you still outsourcing your print jobs? Create your own flyers, postcards and banners for a fraction of the cost.

If you are a business owner in the Youngstown or Western Pennsylvania areas, we can help with all your printer and copier needs as well. Contact us today!

Guest Bartending Match-up Helps Children With Special Needs

On May 8 at Legends Sports Pub & Grille in Green when Marketing Director Denise Dennewitz and I tried our hand at guest bartending for a worthy cause. This is one battle where there were only winners! Our efforts helped raise funds for the Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs. In cooperation with the Akron Area YMCA, the camp offers children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to experience all the friendship, fun and excitement of camp.

Denise and I put our bartending skills to the test from 6 to 8 p.m., with all of the tips from our friendly competition going to the children’s camp. No matter who won the match-up, the real winners will be the children who will get to go to camp as a result. The Akron Rotary Camp is American Camp Association (ACA) accredited and provides a nurturing and enriching atmosphere where campers develop relationships, skills and memories that will last a lifetime.

Rotary President Bill Manby Jr. says the facility now serves nearly 2,000 children through summer camping experiences, and also offers year-round respite programs and family advocacy programs. No one is turned away for the inability to pay. He expressed his gratitude for the willingness of local businesses to contribute to a cause that makes a positive impact on so many people.

“The Rotary Club of Akron cannot thank Legends and GEI enough for taking their time to benefit our camp,” Manby says. “This is a shining example of the growth and awareness of this camp and everyone it benefits. It highlights how special and giving our members and the people they associate and do business with are to this community.”

Giving back to the community has always been a part of our mission here at Graphic Enterprises, and we are grateful for this opportunity to help support such a worthy cause.