Cheap printers – A good deal or not?


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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When looking to purchase a new printer, a lot of people seem to have the idea that the cheapest printer is the most cost efficient option. I can honestly tell you that if you are thinking of using a cheap printer for business use, then you would most likely to be making a rather costly mistake.

Cheap printers – not always the best deal

The reason is that small, cheap printers are aimed at the home user or for very low volume business use. These machines are generally inexpensive to buy but when it comes to replacing toners or inks, you will be left with an unexpectedly large bill which at times is more expensive than just buying another new printer.

If you are printing more than 1000 pages per month you should definitely be looking at laser printers. Manufacturers such as Xerox, Olivetti and Konica offer some fantastic devices with some brilliant built-in productivity increasing functions. These functions are not usually include in lower-end cheap printers. So you may not only save some money but save some time as well.

So which cheap printer should you go for?

As a general rule, the further up the range that you go, the cheaper that the printers and copiers become to run. But how do you know which machine is right for you??   ….Well that is where we can help you out.

The best practice when purchasing a new laser printer is to seek some professional advice from a reputable company. We would normally carry out site surveys alongside a detailed print audit for your business. The print audit involves monitoring your current printing levels over a specified amount of time. This will give us an extremely accurate picture of what your printing requirements are. With this in-depth insight we can then provide tailored quotes for a printing solution to perfectly suit your business.

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About the author 

John Hynes

Working in the printing industry for 35 years (office equipment servicing and maintenance), John - Managing Director of Copy Print Services - started as a hands-on technician repairing all kinds of equipment.

He always kept up to date with the “evolution” of the machinery and worked on the latest equipment that would give the customers the most efficient way of producing a document.

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