1. What’s my budget?
Copier speed is measured in copies each and every minute (CPM, also known as pages each and every minute or PPM). Copiers can produce from four to over 100 copies per minute. The slowest machines begin at around £700 and the fastest, digitally connected, multifunctional machines may cost over £100,000.
Copiers that cost greater than a couple thousand pounds are usually rented or leased, but they can be bought outright. Leases for photocopiers typically extend for three to five years.
2. Is there any hidden costs?
The capital cost of printers might be relatively inexpensive but the price of consumables, maintenance plays a significant part in budgetary decisions Managed IT Services. Research indicates that 40% to 45% of total cost of ownership goes toward consumables and servicing and 55% to 60% is down seriously to manageability and reliability.
3. What’s your copy and print volume?
It’s always worth assessing your overall usage by conducting a quick print audit of average pages printed each month, A4 or A3 requirements, black & white usage and colour usage. Have a long-term view and look at the potential growth of one’s company or personal office.
4. Should I select colour copiers or mono copiers?
Colour is without question where the long run lies. Even though manufactures are obviously keen to push colour copiers, since it increases their margins on consumables, remember the best business multi-function peripherals do offer mono and colour simultaneously. It’s also possible to disable the colour on the multi-function peripherals if you don’t need colour now but want it in the future.
5. What should I really do next?
Photocopier companies like us normally provide free suggestions about purchasing, so if you’re still not entirely sure on what type of copier machine to select, it’s probably best to get hold of your neighborhood dealer and hopefully they should give free information without attempting to persuade you to a sales deal.
This Article is not attempting to promote our products or our website. We are just offering free advice for companies which are having difficulty in deciding what photocopier to purchase.