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Lawrence (Larry) Garner - Founder/CEO of Automation Zealots Office Equipment Sales & Service. Larry has 32 years experience as an OEM factory certified technician on Sharp, Mita, Panasonic, Canon, Konica Minolta, Imagistics, & HP. Although specializing in office equipment service, sales and supplies are a large part of the business. He maintains business relationships with numerous OEM, and first tier aftermarket vendors. For more information or inquiries, you can reach Larry at 512-876-8792 & 

Automation Zealots in Austin charges: 

$99 Copier repair services

$75 Printers HP & Most Other Laser Type.

Honest Informed Opinion On Equipment

Extensive Cross Manufacturer Training & Experience

Just say NO to Staples, Office Max, Best Buy and the hordes of others who offer low-end equipment.


1.  That small color copier may be inexpensive, however, the cost of supplies will drive you up a wall.  Typically color prints will cost .20 to .30 cents a page. Printing or copying only 500 pages a month will cost you $125 per month or $1,500 a year for just the supplies. Compare that to a small office color and your monthly cost could be as low as $40 per month or $480 per year. That’s a huge savings.

2.  When that little piece of equipment breaks, who is going to come on-site and fix it? No one; you must put that sucker in your car and then drive it to a service facility. In most cases they will give you an estimate to repair that is higher than what you paid for the system.

3.  Do you think that color copier/printer will last five years?  Think again, you’re probably lucky if you get 18 months of service out of the system before something expensive fails.

 4.  THE BIG LIE!  I’ll be you didn’t know this, when manufacturers state the cost per page for these inexpensive systems they are only referring to the cost for the toner and maybe the drum.  That’s because the other consumable items they count as a “part” and “parts” don’t count in their eyes when they state the cost per page for consumables.

5. Most likely if you’re going to print 500 pages each month, you’ll need to buy three of these units in a four-year period.  Why Again?  Because they are built to fail and engineered to chew through consumables.  That $700 system quickly becomes $2,100 and that’s not taking into account of the fortune you’ll spend on the supplies.

6.  I have questions about my machine, who can I call?  You need to call the manufacturer and hope that the line is not busy, the person answering the phone understands the English language, that you can understand what they are saying, and that they just don’t give a crap and hang up on you.

The small color copier/printers that are sold at these stores are sometimes priced lower than what it costs the manufacturer to produce that unit.  It’s a lost leader and they are counting that you’ll be buying supplies for that POS for many years.

Real color copier/printers from Automation Zealots can last at a minimum five years or longer.  Combine that with the excellent onsite service and their years of experience and knowledge. All of that means excellent bang for the buck and tremendous value.   Do yourself a favor and contact Automation Zealots, your local copier and printer repair and sales company.

Amended from an article by Art Post in a trade publication.

Extensive Training And Experience

Automation Zealots in Austin charges: 

$99 Copier repair services

$75 Printers HP & Most Other Laser Type

A superlative service, supplies and sales company specializing in office equipment repair. 32 years experience with ongoing training in the industry. Numerous factory certifications and hands on field training on HP, Lexmark, Sharp, Mita, Canon, legacy Minolta, legacy Konica, KonicaMinolta, Imagistics and Panasonic printers, copiers, faxes, and multifunctionals. Tailored and low cost service and supply contracts readily available. Allow us to be your 'One Stop Shop'.


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Automation Zealots

Greater Austin, Texas Area


Who We Are

We at Automation Zealots have 32 years experience servicing and selling office & POS equipment. We have numerous manufacturer's classroom, online, and field training certifications and

unique business relationships with numerous original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and 1st tier aftermarket vendors. This expertise comes at a reasonable price.

Service, Sell, and Maintain Office Equipment.