More and more K-12th and Universities are moving toward student centered collaborative learning environments. Sharp can help reinvent your classrooms to create more efficient learning spaces.  As a Sharp authorized dealer, Smile Business Products can provide schools and higher learning (private or public), with seamless integration and cost-effective solutions for both teachers and students. Most displays and Interactive White Boards are on both NASPO and Sourcewell Contracts. Reach out for more info.

Check out the informative video from Sharp.


Congratulations to Smile’s Service Department for being recognized by Sharp as a 2023 Platinum Level Service Dealer.

Sharp’s program recognizes and rewards service organizations, like Smile, for exceeding performance benchmarks and implementing industry best practices. Recognition is based on providing excellence service in these critical areas:

  • Using genuine Sharp parts and supplies
  • Commitment to training
  • Using remote diagnostic technology
  • Timely updating of call tracking tickets

Smile has been recognized by Sharp as a Platinum Level Service Dealer for 12 consecutive years.

Once again, congratulations to our Service Department for their hard work and dedication.

Press Release


Last month, Sharp announced that all Advanced and Essential new BP Series color models now support Pantone Color Matching.

For graphics arts, interior design, architectural industries, and even basic business needs for corporate logos and branding this is a great feature.  The best part, it’s FREE!

It’s a simple download of the Pantone Look-up table to the Sharp MFP or a customer’s graphic application.

Extremely easy to use.  Ask a Smile representative today about including on a new or existing Sharp MFP.

Contact us today.


Smile is proud to announce that Sharp recently won the Suppliers Horizon Award from Premier for its support of Premier members through its exceptional customer service and engagement, ability to drive value through overall excellence and commitment to lower costs.  Congratulations to Sharp for being one of 10 suppliers to receive the award this year and an overall 3-time winner!

Premier is a leading healthcare improvement and technology company that unites an alliance of more than 4,400 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 250,000 other providers and organizations.

If you are a Premier member or interested in learning more about Sharp Premier pricing, contact Smile today! Smile is an authorized dealer for Sharp providing sales and service Northern and Central California and Western Nevada.

Check out the latest press release from Sharp.


At the 2023 National Sharp Dealer Meeting last month in Las Vegas, Sharp announced they are entering the Production Print market by previewing three production printing presses. This release marks a significant milestone for Sharp, allowing Sharp dealers to extend their reach into higher production print markets.

Smile is excited to bring this new offering to our customers. The new color press includes speeds up to 120 PPM and is equipped with a Fiery front-end and prints up to six colors in one pass in including CYMK, gold, silver bright pink, textured and clear toners. The new monochrome digital presses print at 136 and 125 PPM and are powered by Fiery NX One Print Server.

More details to follow.

To learn more, please continue to Sharps’ Press Release.





As an educational institution, staff and educators strive to assist students at all levels of learning.  Students need the right tools, training, and resources to excel in the classroom, and to prepare students for success, a laptop is essential.

Dynabook, formerly known as Toshiba PC Company, offers an array of laptops for all levels of education. Whether you’re looking for an alternative to a Chromebook or a more advanced model, Sharp|Dynabook|Smile can help.  No matter the model you choose, Dynabook can customize your order, add your school logo, and more. Volume discounts apply. Special promotions through June 30, 2023.

Kick off the new school year with a Dynabook!

To learn more…..

Check out the video on how Orange County Unified School District deployed 16,000 Dynabooks in 60 days.


Sharp is pleased to announce that their newest MFPs have been certified for use with Cerner Millennium. As a leader in Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology, Cerner Millennium solution enables healthcare organizations to leverage a single repository for information access and reporting purposes. Sharps BP-Series MFPs completed a stringent validation process that provides a level of assurance that Sharps MFPs will work seamlessly with Cerner Millennium.

Oracle Cerner Millennium, one of the top three EHR solution world-wide, validation is usually a requirement taken into account for healthcare bids.

For more information outlining the current Sharp MFPs for certified use with Cerner, please click here.

Contact Smile for more information and Premier Contract pricing.

Increase Student Collaboration in the Classroom

For many of us growing up we learned on a chalkboard or dry erase board.  Students today are learning in a way that is very different from how our educational system was originally designed. Teachers have transformed classrooms into interactive hubs where students, who are digital natives, can flourish in an environment that is familiar to them.

Strategy to Keep Students Engaged

Think about it.  Students today live in a digital world where they have personal devices at their fingertips whether it’s an iPad, phone, laptop or chromebook.  For teachers, using interactive learning has moved from being an innovative strategy to a necessity to keeps students engaged in the classroom.  Research shows that a teacher who effectively implements educational technology such as interactive displays will see an increase in student engagement; this in turn leads to learning improvement. Some examples are:

  1. No matter the age of the student, clear bright images keep the student focused and engaged.
  2. Collaboration between students help active learning and participation.
  3. Increases student interest by adding a video link or additional documents to launch during lesson plan.
  4. Participation is familiar to students because of the touch capabilities available on an interactive whiteboard.
  5. Mirroring or screen sharing (casting images) from student’s devices encourages students to participate and share information.
  6. Students, if needed, can join from home and participate.
  7. Overall, more enjoyable for students to thrive.

Share and Distribute Lessons

For years, teachers were spending their time creating packets for students to hand out in class. But now, teachers can use interactive whiteboards to take screenshots of their lessons, save them and distribute to students electronically via PowerSchool, Blackboard or some other school related software.  The content options are limitless: Teachers can save their own notes so they can pick right up where they left off, or they can create review materials for students to study with at home. Another significant benefit is for students who are falling behind or having a hard time taking notes in real time. If they miss something, they can easily refer back to the lesson on their own time. No more struggling to keep up with the lesson.

Reduces Classroom Costs

The costs for classroom supplies are significantly reduced, as students do not need to rely on materials to experience the lesson.  For example, if we revert back to traditional dry erase boards and chalkboards, they do require other tools like dry markers, erasers, chalk and other accessories to use them.

Another example of reducing cost is not having the expense of printing lesson plans, or packets to send home. All materials for the lesson plan are online and readily available for students in the classroom and at home.

Helping Students Succeed

A teacher is a person who helps students acquire knowledge, competence and virtue, via the practice teaching. Although the overall method of teaching has not changed, but the vehicle in which students learn has changed.  Interactive whiteboards are now the vehicle, or hub for students to learn and thrive in the classroom.  Teachers, themselves continue to learn how to interact with students in this new environment and latest technology.


If you are interested in learning more about the technology Smile has to offer as well as a demonstration on the latest Interactive Whiteboards, please contact us. 

Last week Sharp announced a new A3 Color Workgroup Product Line and new monochrome A4 desktop MFPs. The seven new models range in speed from 26 to 45 ppm and are available immediately.

With the new release, Sharp included the latest smart features to enhance productive no matter where your staff is working. Sharp’s enhancement of cloud services such as Microsoft Teams, and the new Universal Print capabilities, makes it easy to integrated with O365 environment. Oh, and let’s not forget about the enhanced security, plus so much more!

The new A4 models feature the new WPA3 wireless encryption delivers strong Wi-Fi security for optimal protection against malicious intruders. As for the new A3 lineup those models offer 300 sheet duplexing single pass feeder, new inner folding unit for Z-fold, tri-fold and much more.

We have a great program for new customers.  Reach out for details and information about the latest new additions to the Sharp Product Line….they’re pretty cool.

Sharp toner recycling

Sharps commitment to environmental sustainability includes planning, design, manufacturing, distribution and end of life management. As a multi-year winner of Energy Star Partner of the Year award sponsored by the EPA and DOE, Sharp continues to strive to create both energy-saving and energy-creating products.  A very popular program by Sharp, Toner Recycling Program: Stop, Drop, Recycle offers customers an easy way to recycle their used Sharp toner cartridges in bulk by providing a pre-paid Recycling Kit.

For more information on this program and to order your recycle boxes, please contact Smile or read here.

On-Premises Device Management Tool to manage Sharp Devices

Sharp Remote Device Manager (SRDM), installed at the customer’s location, allows IT Administrators and servicing dealers to efficiently manager both Sharp MFPs | Printers and displays.  All data remains at the customers site, customer retains control at all times, and communication stays within the firewall.

Features include: Monitoring the device for consumables, device configuration and cloning, centralized security control, and assisting with remote front panel access and web page set up for faster assistance.  Create weekly or monthly reports to allow IT administrator to be better informed with device management. With the rollout of the new version, SRDM now supports printer servers such as PaperCut, Kayleigh, Synappx Go and more.

Interested in a demonstration? Plan for 20 minutes, quick and to the point!  Give us a call.


Sharp, C357F, Copier, Printer, ScannerThe Sharp MX-C357F desktop color copier, printer and scanner is designed with robust technology and has features typically found on more expensive MFPs. This devices delivers the performance and reliability customers want in their workspace. Great addition to the Work from Anywhere Bundles from Sharp. 

All this and more available at Smile! Give us a call.

Cerner – Connecting People and Systems Worldwide


Smile Business Products, in conjunction with Sharp, continue to support the healthcare industry whether it’s at the clinical, hospital, financial or operational level.  Cerner Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions connect people and systems at more than 27,500 facilities worldwide.

Cerner, as well as other EHR providers have their own set of requirements for any device to be utilized on their system. With any new technology comes risks, and this is why Sharp offers a comprehensive document and device security that is critical to today’s healthcare environments.

Sharp MFPs are put through hours of rigorous testing to earn certifications to meet requirements to be compatible with Cerner product offerings. Smile is pleased to announce the newest MFP’s that are certified with Cerner Millennium including the Sharp Monochrome Essential and Advanced Series Document Systems.  Sharp continues the certification process by adding more models to the list of Cerner validated and compatible devices; more to come later this Spring and early Fall.

For more information regarding Sharp Cerner certification updates, model validation and additional models to be added, please contact Smile.


CARES Act Funding for Education – Technology for the New Normal

While many school districts are returning to the classroom this spring, it’s important to make the most out of your CARES Act funds. Smile is proud to offer solutions from Sharp that can support teachers, students and staff.




Make the most out of your CARES Act funds with technology from Sharp!

  • Microsoft Certified Windows Collaboration Board
  • Interactive White Boards
  • Laptop, Accessories and Desktop Monitors
  • Touch Free Copiers with Alexa
  • Remote Concierge
  • Thermal Screening
  • Digital Files and Workflow
  • Communication platform from Microsoft O365 tools
  • IT Services & Support

Check out the flyer for more information.

Most products are available for purchase through our Sourcewell Catalog.

Give us a call for more information 800-790-7701.

sharp, sharp bundles

sharp, sharp bundles

As more and more businesses transition to a hybrid environment that combines working from home and working in the office, it’s never been more critical to put secure hardware and network solutions in place. Sharp has designed three office technology bundles that make it easy for IT professionals and office managers to equip hybrid workers with everything they need to be effective.  Bundles packages start at $64.99. Smile will be introducing additional a la carte add-ons to enhance security and data backup…stay tuned!

Print Release, Sharp, Job release

Print Release, Sharp, Job releaseSmile and Sharp remain committed to keeping your work environment safe and sanitary by supporting features to help employees safely and hygienically operate shared devices. With that in mind, Sharp has enhanced the Print Hold feature on select A3 and A4 workgroup models, enabling users to release their jobs automatically by simply swiping their ID card when authentication is used. With this workflow, users do not need to physically touch the MFP, allowing for a true contactless experience.

Contact us today for this simple firmware upgrade to your MFP.

For more comprehensive touchless solutions, Sharp offers MFP Voice with Amazon Alexa and Synappx Go. With MFP Voice, users can perform basic copy and scan operations with the power of voice. With Synappx Go, users can easily perform copy, scan and print operations using mobile devices. Take advantage of Sharp’s on-going “Hands Free for Free” promotion, which offers these technologies at no cost with the purchase of a Sharp A3
Advanced Series MFP. For more information, please give us a call.

Sharp, Cannata Report, Awards

Congratulations to Sharp for taking home three Frank Awards at the Cannata Reports 35th Annual Awards & Charities Virtual Gala.

Sharp received the Best-in-Class for the third consecutive year, Best Manufacturer and the Best Male Executive Award for President & CEO Mike Marusic for the second consecutive year.

Smile has been a Sharp dealer for the past 23 years and Sharp’s commitment to their dealer community is unparalleled.

Congratulations on your continued success.

Sharp, 8k, 120 inch

Sharp, 8k, 120 inchEarly this month, Sharp released their new 120 inch Class 8K Ultra HD Professional LCD Display delivering brilliant clarity and 4 times the resolution of a 4K and 16 times that of a full HD display.  This monstrosity of a display is ideal for museums, showrooms, video production, arenas and lobbies. For more information, please contact Smile or visit our website to learn about all of Sharp’s Professional displays.

When Bigger is Better! Check out this blog post from Sharp.





Now through November 30th, Sharp is offering customers touchless technology with the purchase or lease of a Sharp Advanced Series MFP. Customer will receive a FREE Amazon Echo Dot and Holder as well as a one-year Synappx Go subscription for up to 10 users. Return to the office with confidence.

Contact Smile or your Account Manager today to learn more about this FREE touchless technology.

Sharp, Hyakuman Kai Elite

Hyakuman Kai Elite, SharpSmile Business Products has be recognized by Sharp Electronics Corporation as a Hyakuman Kai Elite dealer for 2019.

Smile is among a select group of dealers recognized by Sharp across the country. “We are proud to be a Sharp dealer, said Joe Reeves President & CEO of Smile. “Our ongoing goal is to provide Northern and Central California, and Western Nevada businesses with world-class products and support, helping encourage business growth within the community. Sharp helps us meet this goal by supplying the latest technology and document solutions for our customers.”

Once again, Thank You to Sharp for this prestigious award.