how do i choose the best copier for my business?
The humble copier has been a staple of office equipment for a long time, and it doesn’t look like it’ll be disappearing anytime soon. As technological developments are made, these machines offer more and more features that make day-to-day business operations run smoothly.
So when it’s time to purchase a new copier, it’s necessary to take that investment seriously– your company’s revenue depends on it!
How do I find a new copier?
Conducting your own research is always a good idea, and can help you get a good feel for what’s available on the market right now. Checking out reviews of specific copiers is also a great idea to help you understand the true experience that others have had with the machines you’re considering.
However, it can also be incredibly helpful to consult an expert. At Central Business Equipment, our staff is highly knowledgeable about the best copiers on the market right now for your company’s specific needs. We can help you determine the model that will best serve your employees while also fitting into your company’s budget.
Ask the right questions
It’s a good idea to go into your search for a copier with a firm idea of what you need and what will help your company grow.
Making a list of necessary functions and features will also make your search quite a bit easier.
For instance: how much printing will you need to do, and for what purposes? If you’ll be doing mostly black-and-white printing for in-house purposes, your needs will be different than a company that needs to print large volumes of high-quality, full-color graphics for clients.
Consider current problem areas
If you find that your current copier is causing a lot of wasted time and tech troubles, you should factor those troubles into your search for a new copier. Are your employees struggling with machine malfunctions and paper jams? If so, a copier that comes with included tech support might be your best bet.
It’s also possible that you and your employees are wasting time doing things “the old-fashioned way” without realizing it. If one of your employees is required to take a lot of time to re-type printed documents, you’d benefit from a copier that comes with scanning and optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities.
The ability to scan a document with OCR could save you hundreds of hours a year in labor, freeing up your employees to focus on other responsibilities and ultimately improving productivity!
Draw up a realistic budget
Of course, finding a high-quality copier with the capabilities your company needs to thrive can be a major investment. High-quality equipment is ultimately worth it, but sometimes you just can’t swing a full outright purchase of a new machine.
That’s where equipment leasing comes in. Central Business Equipment proudly offers equipment leasing that allows you to rent office equipment for a predetermined monthly fee– and when your lease is finished, you can exchange the equipment for the newest machines on the market or purchase the equipment for fair market value (FMV).
We’re here to help!
Our team of experts at Central Business Equipment is here to help, whether you’d like to purchase outright, set up a lease, or just have questions about which copier will be perfect for your needs.
Reach out or call us today to get started.