If your company is in the market for a new copier and printer, this blog post will provide you with essential tips and insights to help you make an informed decision. At Central Business Equipment, we understand the significance of this investment, and we’re here to guide you through the process of choosing the perfect office copier and printer for your business needs.
What are your needs?
The very first step in making a great choice is to evaluate and understand your office’s specific requirements. Consider factors like the volume of printing and copying, desired speed, paper size, color capabilities, and any additional features you might need, like scanning and faxing.
Understanding what you need (and what you don’t!) will help you narrow down the many options available to you, and help you find a copier and printer than meets your business demands.
What is your budget?
Setting a clear budget is crucial in avoiding overspending or purchasing a machine with unnecessary features that doesn’t fulfill your business needs.
Assess the total cost of ownership (compared to the price of leasing– an affordable option we highly recommend!), including factors like ongoing maintenance and tech support, plus consumables like toner and paper.
Fully understanding your budget in relation to the cost of owning your new piece of equipment will help you to make the most cost-effective decision possible for your business.
Consider speed and efficiency
Office productivity can heavily rely on the speed and efficiency of your copier and printer. Look for machines with high pages-per-minute (PPM) output, especially if you have a large volume of printing and copying tasks.
Opt for models with fast warm-up times, and minimal waiting periods, to ensure smooth workflow and minimize downtime.
Paper handling and capacity
Depending on what your business offers, the ability to handle different paper sizes and types is essential for a versatile office copier and printer.
Choose a machine with adjustable paper trays, and duplexing capabilities, to save on paper and enhance sustainability.
Additionally, ensure that the machine’s paper capacity can accommodate your office’s workload to avoid frequent, time-consuming reloading.
Connectivity and integration
Modern office copiers and printers offer advanced connectivity features, like wireless printing, cloud integration, and mobile printing capabilities. These features enhance convenience, and enable employees to print and scan from various devices to promote seamless workflow.
Data security is a top priority for businesses today.
Look for copiers and printers with robust security features, like user authentication, data encryption, and secure printing, in order to keep your company’s sensitive information safe and prevent any unauthorized access.
Service and support
Purchasing or leasing an office copier or printer through Central Business Equipment means that you’ll be connected with reputable providers that offer reliable service and tech support for your equipment.
Regular maintenance, and quick troubleshooting assistance, are essential to minimize downtime and keep your equipment running as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Finding the perfect copier or printer to purchase or lease through Central Business Equipment is a significant decision that can profoundly impact your business’s productivity and efficiency.
Assess your needs, set a budget, and consider essential factors like speed, paper handling, and security features, and then reach out to the experts here for assistance in finding the perfect copier or printer for you. Give us a call today to learn about our wide range of copiers and printers, and discover the purchase and leasing options we offer!