1. What’s my budget?
Copier speed is measured in copies per minute (CPM, also called pages per 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 more than a couple thousand pounds are frequently rented or leased, however they can also be bought outright. Leases for photocopiers typically extend for three to five years.
2. Will there be any hidden costs?
The capital cost of printers might be relatively inexpensive but the expense of consumables, maintenance plays an essential part in budgetary decisions Managed IT Services. Research shows that 40% to 45% of total cost of ownership goes toward consumables and servicing and 55% to 60% is right down to manageability and reliability.
3. What’s your copy and print volume?
It’s always worth assessing your present usage by conducting a fast print audit of average pages printed each month, A4 or A3 requirements, black & white usage and colour usage. Take a long-term view and think about the potential growth of your company or personal office.
4. Should I select colour copiers or mono copiers?
Colour is undoubtedly where the future lies. Although the manufactures are obviously keen to push colour copiers, because 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 along with on the multi-function peripherals if you may not need colour now but are interested in the future.
5. What should I really do next?
Photocopier companies like us normally provide free advice on purchasing, so if you’re still not entirely sure on what type of copier machine to select, it’s probably best to make contact with your local dealer and hopefully they will give free information without wanting to persuade you to a sales deal.
This Article isn’t wanting to promote our products or our website. We’re just giving out free advice for companies that are having problems in deciding what photocopier to purchase.