1. What is my budget?
Copier speed is measured in copies per minute (CPM, also known as 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 usually rented or leased, but they can be bought outright Copier lease. Leases for photocopiers typically extend for three to five years.
2. Will there be any hidden costs?
The capital cost of printers may be relatively inexpensive but the expense of consumables, maintenance plays a significant part in budgetary decisions. 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 an instant 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 your company or personal office.
4. Should I choose colour copiers or mono copiers?
Colour is without question where the future 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 do not need colour now but want it in the future.
5. What should I do next?
Photocopier companies like us normally provide free advice on purchasing, so if you’re still not entirely sure on what sort of copier machine to choose, it’s probably best to make contact with your local dealer and hopefully they will give free information without attempting to persuade one to a sales deal.
This Article is not attempting to promote our products or our website. We are just supplying free advice for companies which can be having difficulty in deciding what photocopier to purchase.