Quickstream Ltd T/A Digital Office Solutions,

Unit 5 Hyders Farm,

Bonnetts Lane,


RH11 0NY

Tel. 01293 537827

Fax. 01293 614906

Director JM Waters

Redgistered in England Reg No 04193475

Reg Office Bank Buildings, The Hight Street Cranleigh, GU6 8BB

Vat Reg No. 858 1773 84                               DOS

We sell and maintain office printers in West Sussex, East Sussex & Surrey the following areas:-

Printer repair:-

  • Arundel,
  • Billingshurst,
  • Brighton,
  • Burgess Hill,
  • Caterham,
  • Cheam,
  • Chipstead,
  • Crawley,

Printer repair:-

  • Charlwood,
  • Copthorne,
  • Cowfold,
  • Cranleigh,
  • Dorking,
  • East Grinstead,
  • Edenbridge,
  • Ewell,

Printer repair:-

  • Epsom,
  • Forest Row,
  • Godstone,
  • Haywards Heath,
  • Horley,
  • Horsham,
  • Hove,
  • Leatherhead,

Printer repair:-

  • Lingfield,
  • Oxted,
  • Partridge Green,
  • Purley
  • Redhill,
  • Reigate,
  • Sutton,
  • Worthing

Operating hours

Monday - Friday

9.00am - 5.30pm

Labour Costs

Call out from £30.00

Labour rates per half hour

On site Labour £45.00

Workshop Labour £25.00

We sell printers,

we fix printers

01293 537827

Do I need a maintenance agreement

Maintenance agreement

Time and Materials Call out from £30 Labour £45.00 half hour

Here’s your choice, pay a monthly maintenance figure and know that your staff can ring us and have your photocopier repaired without any additional costs,

  • no down time,
  • no dodgy documents being sent out,
  • no unexpected bills,
  • knowledge that we will maintain the equipment to as new standard
  • Photocopier life expectancy at least 5 years.

Or alternatively opt to just call us out as and when required, to start with this will be the cheaper option as you reach higher readings so bills will start to escalate

  • 20,000 prints £240 - £400
  • 40,000 prints £240 - £400
  • 60,000 prints £1000 - £1200
  • A reluctance to call for service for fear of large bills
  • Who can authorise expensive repairs
  • Equipment will be replaced at around 60,000 prints to avoid large bills.

Example:- After 2.5 years use

60,000 mono prints @ 0.5p = £300.00

20,000 colour prints at 3p = £600.00

Total running costs = £900.00

3 x Black Drums £240.00

1 x Cyan Magenta & Yellow Drum £240.00

1 x Fuser Unit £100.00

Labour charges £340.00

Total running costs £920.00

The customer who opted for maintenance agreement  has been paying £30 per month and knows he's covered for the next 2.5 years as well, irrespective of what goes wrong.

Please Note:- This does not cover reloading printer drivers or configuring scanning

Customer who choose to chance it! has paid £20 more, his bills came in 3 chunks getting progressively larger and he's now worried how much the next bill will be and should he change the machine.

Monthly Retainer - A monthly retainer payment covers the printer for any Labour charges relating to any faults arising in the printer. You pay a call out fee for each visit and for any spare parts fitted. there are no charges for labour however long repairs take.

Please Note:- This does not cover reloading printer drivers or configuring scanning

  • A4 Mono Laser Printer £5.00 + vat per month
  • A4 Colour Laser Printer £8.00 + vat per month
  • A4 Mono MFP Laser Printer £12.00 + vat per month
  • A4 Colour MFP Laser Printer £15.00 + vat per month
  • A3 Colour Laser Printer £15.00 + vat per month
  • A3 Colour MFP Laser Printer £20.00 + vat per month

Photocopier Copier Service, Servicing, Maintenance, Support, Repair - Options

Photocopier Copier Maintenance

  • Do I need it?  No
  • Will I need it?  Yes

Before you make the decision you need to understand that your printer will eventually need maintenance and its consumable parts will require replacement

Examples of consumable costs

Digital Office Solutions your local independent office equipment supplier based in Crawley ideally situated to provide on site service in West Sussex, East Sussex and Surrey, we supply and repair Laser Printers, Multi Function printers, ink cartridges, toner cartridges, inkjet printers, wireless printers, consumables, printer media sales. We welcome the opportunity to chat with customers in all of these areas as we can offer a great reliable service with quality office equipment.

For special offers visit our new on line shop:-



“I feel the need to write to you to express my delight at the level of customer service I received from your team yesterday”

St Marys Chuch,  Caterham

Click here to visit our Time and Materials web page to view call out charges

Digital Office Solutions have been supplying and maintaining photocopiers, copiers, printers and multi-function equipment in Crawley for 20 years. We can install and setup network multi-function machines for printing and network scanning.

We are based on the outskirts of Crawley, if you are looking to keep costs to a minimum you can bring your equipment to our photocopier, copier repair workshops that are fully equipped to undertake any photocopier, copier, multi-function , printer, repair.

Photocopier, copier service, repair, mend, fix, Crawley West Sussex and SurreyWe offer photocopier copier support agreements or time and materials support.

All our engineers have undertaken manufacturers training courses to ensure your photocopier, copier is maintained to the highest possible standard. As part of the Trading Standards "Buy with Confidence" scheme our engineers where CRB checked.

  • One of photocopier, copier repairs
  • On going support, service agreements
  • Photocopier, copier installation
  • Network scanning configured
  • Maintenance Agreements we supply all your labour and spare parts and consumable parts (Drums Fuser Units etc.)

To discuss a fault with someone who knows about photocopiers, copiers call  01293 537827  

or e-mail sales@dos-crawley.co.uk

Photocopier, Copier Spare Parts

Spare parts are like a door handle on a car, they do not have a set time schedule after which they cease to work correctly, they tend to function for years before failing. Spare parts can range in price from a few pence to £400 for circuit boards.

Photocopier, Copier, Consumables

Photocopiers like cars have two types of parts - Consumables and spare parts.

Consumables are parts that have a defined life expectancy and will need to be replaced ie



Life expectancy

Average Cost

Transfer Belt

The four colour developer units compile the full colour image on the transfer belt prior to being transferred to the paper. The belt will need to be replaced between 60,000 and 100,000 cycles, remember a photocopier cycles the components during start up and cleaning cycles.

60,000 - 100,000

From £80.00

to £690.00

PCU, Photo-conductor, Drum unit

A colour photocopier has 4 drum units, the laser writes a static latent image on to the drum surface, this then attracts the toner prior to transferring the image to the transfer belt.

20,000 - 60,000

From £50.00

to £200.00

per drum

Fuser Unit

The photocopier fixes the toner powder to the paper by heating it to 200'C and crushing it on to the paper. The fuser is just like a mangle except the top roller is hollow and a heater element heats it to the desired temperature. Toner being a plastic resin wants to stick to the fuser rollers, so the roller is coated with Teflon, the Teflon eventually wears out and toner sticks to the heat roller which is then off set down the page.

60,000 - 100,000

From £80.00

to  £930.00

Paper Rollers

The rubber feed tyres that feed the paper out of the paper cassettes become hard and fail to pick up paper eventually.



per cassette

Photocopiers have traditionally been supplied with a maintenance agreement.

The maintenance agreement is a way of budgeting for maintenance, labour and the replacement of consumables when required at fixed cost per copy. The higher the number of copies you produce the lower the cost per copy becomes.

For example a ES8460 on maintenance agreement producing a low monthly copy volume of 5000 black and a 1000 colour prints would cost :-

These prices increase by 8% per annum as the machine gets older.

Once a quarter we will take a meter reading and charge for any excess copies at the same cost per copy rates.

For this payment we provide all labour required to maintain the machine, all consumable spare parts (excluding toner see below) and all spare parts for 5 years.

After 5 years we will continue to maintain the equipment as long as you pay the charges.

Your service calls take priority overtime and material calls.

We have maintained machines for over 9 years on maintenance agreements.

Toner why is n’t  included

Toner is the most expensive consumable within the copier, but it is also the most unpredictable. All cost per copy agreements are based 5% resolution, if your printed output always contains 5% resolution you will get 10,000 copies from a tube of OKI ES8460 toner. The black toner costs £27 divided by 10,000 copies equals 0.27p per page, unfortunately modern copiers produce such good output people can print anything from 3% - 70% coverage. We therefore decided to charge for toner separately, if you choose to cover a document in toner you will have to replace it sooner, everyone knows where they stand.

Beware toner inclusive maintenance agreements!

Caution - We are seeing and hearing of a lot of instances of people purchasing equipment on what appears to be very cheap maintenance agreements which include toner, the supplier states that toners will produce 40,000 images. After several months the clients receive a letter informing them that they are only achieving 10,000 copies per toner, the maintainers then increases the service charges by up to 400%, these are legally binding agreements and the client has no choice but pay the increased charges for the remaining four and half year duration of the agreement. The fraudulent bit occurs when they over estimate the life of the toner deliberately creating a figure you will never achieve on purpose so they can increase the cost per copy.

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Monthly fixed charge


2000 black prints @ 0.5p


666 colour prints @ 3p


Monthly standing order payment