Tips for Using Your Business Copier

copier2While on the lookout for a business copier, you should compare the features and pricing of the top brands. Always look at the total cost of ownership because this gives you a better idea about the copier. Before deciding on a copier to buy, ask yourself how many copies you will have to make. That’s a basic question, but it directs everything else around your buying. It also ensures that you meet your business needs. If you make less than 2,000 copies per month, you might get away with a personal copier, but for anything above that, you will end up paying more than what it is worth. You will want a business copier when you have needs from between 2,000 to 25,000 copies every month. Unless you make between 25,000 to 75,000 copies per month, you will not want a commercial copier because you will not see a return on your investment.

Ask yourself if you need color copies. Color copiers are mostly intended for marketing purposes, but they will often be priced accordingly. Sometimes color copiers will have lower performance capabilities because the additional need for toner and transferring units will reduce the machine’s speed and cost. Finally, check to see if your copier features a warranty. It depends on how much you plan to use your copier, but a warranty will give you more protection on the labor and parts. Normally, warranties will cover you for a minimum of one year, but you should always read the terms and conditions.