When you’re thinking about purchasing a printer, first take a look at the kinds of papers and other materials that you regularly print. Also, consider what you could be outsourcing and could create in-house more effectively with the proper equipment for printing.
Suppose you are a frequent user of high-resolution printing color as well as contracts as well as other documents in both black and white. You might have to think about two devices. When you think about the speed of printing and the cost of ink, often two printers will be cheaper than one.
Purchase a ‘Duty’ Cycle, Which will expand with your Office requirements
When you’re comparing models and brands of all-in-one printers and copiers, there are mentions of the print speed and the duty cycle. This usually refers to the number of pages per month (or another time frame) the printer is expected to handle.
If you’re under-buying, that’s purchasing a printer that is designed to print 220 pages per month, and you’re printing 5,000 pages, it’ll wear out in a short time and will be an ongoing maintenance issue until you can get rid of it. Whatever you print currently, make sure you pad it by 20 percent and invest in a printer that is able to handle the expected workload when you increase your printing capacity.
Know What “Coverage Area” is?
It is a device that fools people all the time. The most detailed technical specifications will provide you with an anticipated production capacity for cartridges for toner or ink. They will state that with “30 percent coverage” (or another percentage), the ink cartridge or toner cartridges will print a number of pages.
What you should know is that 30 percent isn’t much coverage space on a webpage, particularly in the case of color-based marketing materials or other image-heavy content. It’s hard to calculate the amount of coverage by looking at an entire page, but suppose that you’ll use more than the 30 percent figure in most cases.
Duplexing Is Like an Olympic Slam-Dunk in the Modern World
Duplexing is the capacity of a printer to print documents with two sides instantly. It typically adds to the price that many people will eliminate the requirement in order to save money. If you do not print both sides of a document, such as in a marketing document or newsletter, then it’s likely okay not to print it.
But, if you are printing two-sided printing, typically, it’s cheaper, in the long run, to have duplexing. The reason is that the errors that are made when you place the first documents incorrectly in order to allow the second side to be printed correctly can cause the cost of ink and paper to increase over time.