The Best Copier for Architects and Engineering Firms


Konica Minolta Bizhub C458

We understand how important it is to Architects and Engineers that their color copying and printing system provides the highest quality and most accurate scaling available. This is why Common Sense Business Solutions represents the Konica Minolta product line, the only copier manufacturer with accuracy and variable enlargement and reduction in .001 increments. Every other copier manufacturer provides accuracy and enlargement and reduction in just .01 increments making these copiers unable to accurately convert metric measurements without “rounding.” We understand that engineers are fans of accuracy and not big on rounding numbers and this is just one of the many reasons, we feel that most architectural and engineering firms are best supported by the Konica Minolta brand of color copiers.

Common Sense Business Solutions works with may Architectural and Engineering Firms and we have a good understanding of needs and expectations these firms have for our copiers and printers. Not only is accuracy and image quality important, it is also critical that the printers have fast processing capabilities to quickly spool and print the huge files created from Engineering and CAD drawings. Konica Minolta multifunction copiers have a lot of processing memory, and many current models include SSD (Solid State Drives) making the processing of large files effortless. If you are an architect or engineer that appreciates quality and precision, then we have a multifunction color copier that can meet and exceed your expectations. If you won’t settle for anything but the very best in copiers, we invite you to use Common Sense. Common Sense Business Solutions is your locally owned, Konica Minolta copier provider.

5 Things Architects and Engineers should look for in a Color Copier-Printer

1) Accuracy

Konica Minolta is the only copier manufacturer that provides equipment with a variable zoom ratio in .001% increments with a range from 25% – 400% enlargement and reduction. Every other brand of copier other than Konica Minolta has a less accurate zoom ratio that operates in .01% increments which makes it mathematically impossible to accurately scale metric measurements.

2) 12” x 18” paper sizes

Architects and Engineers can often benefit from printing scalable “mini-plans” or “half-plans” on 12” x 18” paper. Almost every machine in the Konica Minolta color copier lineup offers the ability to run 12” x 18” paper directly from any of the available paper drawers. Additionally, you can print full bleed 11” x 17” images on the 12” x 18” paper either with or without crop marks.

3) Large RAM and SSD Drive to handle large CAD file sizes

Most Architectural and Engineering Firms use CAD to produce and print drawings and plans and the file sizes can be enormous, which can potentially over-tax the processing power of some copiers. In many cases, copiers simply can not print the largest of these files and other times, the print job can take 30 minutes or more to process which ties up the copier for long periods of time. With 4GB RAM and SSD (Solid State Drive) the Konica Minolta color copying systems can handle even the largest files in a fraction of the time it takes on many other machines. If you need your files quickly and can’t afford to have your copier tied up and unavailable for long periods of time, you’ll want to make sure you have a machine with the processing power to keep up.

4) Image Quality

Let’s face it, image quality is a huge deal when you are printing renderings of multi-million-dollar projects. Konica Minolta has long been the industry leader when it comes to color printing quality and with their patented Simitri toner and their cutting edge fusing systems, you can count on having smooth, even color without lines or striations taking away from the beauty of your image. Print quality matters and if you are looking for the best in the way of print quality, we encourage you to check out the Konica Minolta line of multifunction copier, printer, scanner equipment.

5) Versatile Paper Stocks

Every copier and printer can handle 24lb. bond, letter size paper but in many cases, architects and engineers are looking to print something a little more substantial with the ability to make images pop off the page! All the Konica Minolta business class copiers have the ability to print on up to 90lb card stock directly from the paper drawers and are amongst the few color printers that can effectively print this heavy weight paper on coated, glossy paper stocks. By utilizing a heavy, coated, glossy paper stock in concert with Simitri toner and a high quality fusing system, you can print your architectural and engineering drawing so they appear to literally leap off the paper.
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Common Sense Business Solutions – Customer Testimonials

Konica Minolta Bizhub 4050i

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At Common Sense Business Solutions we recognize and appreciate the fact that we can only be as successful as the valued customers we serve. We set the bar high in asking our customers to have lofty expectations that we’ll do a great job on their behalf. We strive to be friendly, provide good communication, resolve issues promptly and make sure that the equipment we’ve provided is performing at the highest possible level. Supporting the companies that support us is what Common Sense Business Solutions is all about. If your company is looking for great copier service in Sonoma County, California then we feel Common Sense Business Solutions is a great fit for you.

The integrity in which they work is rarely found these days. A pleasure to work with.

Denise Bryant

★★★★★, Five-Star Review

The support is awesome. If there is an issue, it’s fixed within a few hours.

Tim Mayclin

★★★★★, Five-Star Review

They really care about their clients. Great customer service.

Tim Armstrong

★★★★★, Five-Star Review