Copier/Printer Sales, Lease, Repair in Bratenahl Ohio
Buying a Photocopier for Your Company - 5 Important Factors to Consider
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Copier and Printer Solutions Bratenahl OhioIn the era of a "down economy" many companies are searching every avenue to save money. Some companies have tried to go the route of used equipment. Buying from Craigslist, Ebay, Lease returns and other used equipment sources. does it save money? or Is it as costly or more costly as new?Over the years I have seen used equipment purchased in many environments. Frankly the results have been mixed. Sometimes, companies have found a great fit that was a great savings for them. More often, I have found companies disappointed. The savings have either not been what they expected and some times a direct loss.Over the years one of the greatest mistakes I have seen with the purchase of used equipment is improper shipping. A number of years back, one customer called for help with a folder inserter they had bought from a few states away. The seller had boxed the 70+ pound machine in a heavy duty box with Styrofoam popcorn. Now, popcorn is an OK packing material for light weight product. Unfortunately, it is not adequate for what is in essence a 70 lb brick. Needless to the machine did not arrive in an operational mode. The frame was bent and need serious repair and replacement parts before the machine would work. Another customer called us for help with an address printer. The printer was so bent it could not be repaired. A few years back, I thought I had found a "DEAL" at a lease return house that I could resell at a great profit. Unfortunately, the machine had an electrical glitch that would have cost $1,000's to repair (more than the machine was worth).Two years ago I was working with a time share resale company to acquire an addressing machine. They decided instead to purchase a machine from eBay. The machine worked but not so well. After using that machine for six months and then trying another used machine, they finally purchased a new machine. Shortly after delivering and installing the machine I received a text from one of the principals, "Homer, I'm in love." was the response. They were able to increase their productivity from 4,000 to 6,000 pieces per hour to nearly 20,000 pieces per hour (oh, and achieve a better approval rate from the United States Postal Service (i.e. less postage $$)).In another setting, a company leased a used copier because they felt they would save dollars because it was a used copier. In the end, they are spending more money for the used copier and are receiving less utility. The used copier, was slower, higher supply costs and not the same quality of print they would have received with a new unit.So the moral of the story, Used equipment might save you money. But, if your going to purchase used equipment make certain you have a company that can service your equipment. It is not IF you will need service but how often you will need it. It may look inexpensive at the outset but it may just be cheap. Unfortunately cheap, frequently means more expensive.Also, don't be afraid to look at new equipment. Many manufacturers are putting together promos and lease packages that make New Equipment actually less expensive. They are motivated to move the gear out of their showrooms and warehouses. So ASK. Make sure you have "right-sized" your equipment. With all of the changes in our world, you may not need as large of a machine as you once did. Then again, maybe you do. Take a look, either way, having the right equipment will be budget saving in the end.Look for new equipment that fits your budget. Equipment that you know the history of, Equipment with a warranty, Equipment that has someone who will support you in accomplishing your mission with the equipment.
Often overlooked is the ability of the copier and the expertise of the dealer’s support staff to integrate into your existing software. I’m not talking about “scan to email” and the basic functionality that all copiers have today. I’m referring more to, for example, native integration into your electronic document management system and other types of back end business systems. Even if you don’t have the need now or don’t even have those types of software systems, will you in the future? Chances are you will be entering into a 3 to 5 year lease commitment for your copier. You need to consider possible future needs.
Centralizing Printing to a Multifunctional PhotocopierThe evolution of technology has been a boon to the home-based business and small office enterprise. No longer does the little guy have to invest an inordinate amount of money in office machinery. A device that epitomizes the solutions that are easily within reach of the average consumer is the laser printer scanner. This machine, which often integrates fax and copying capabilities as well, has evened the playing field for the small business. A laser printer with scanner, copying and faxing abilities can give the impression of a fully-staffed, finely tuned, large scale production.In the past, it was next to impossible for a would-be entrepreneur on a shoe-string budget to make a go of it. So much of the initial investment went to buying all the necessary office equipment. Before the door was opened for business, the small business owner was fighting an uphill battle against his own dwindling bank account. But now with multifunction devices that provide laser quality scanner printer solutions have eliminated that challenge.As these integrated solutions have improved, they have all become incredible user friendly as well. In contrast to the first generation of laser jet multifunction machines that had limited options (slow printer speeds, no 11 x 17 paper capabilities, difficult to user scanner, etc.), the newer models are fast, easy and reliable. So many of the leading brands like Canon, Brother, Samsung and HP have perfected the technology so much so that the basic laser printer scanner is capable of work that once only a professional could produce.As many of the aforementioned brands are constantly competing for consumer market share, the prices of these machines have continued to plummet. This further underscores the accessibility to the everyday consumer.A prime example of how far these office solutions have come can be seen in the Canon ImageCLASS MF4370DN black and white laser printer with fax, copier and scanner capacity. Fast printer speeds and long-lasting toner cartridges make this a small office bargain at less than $200. For a similar all-in-one solution for your home or business you might have a look at the Brother MFC 8220 laser fax copier printer scanner. This printer combines high-quality printing from a 250-sheet paper tray to allow you to do some of the bigger jobs without interruption. Around $250 will buy you this fine machine.If you feel that your needs require something a little more robust, you can still find a host of solutions while keeping expenses under control. The networking requirements and overall office work capacity may necessitate the purchase of just a little more. And you can find more, but for not much more money in the Brother MFC 8890DW black and white laser fax copier printer scanner. Ethernet ready, faster printing and wireless capability make this model the perfect fit for the bustling office. And, its attractive price ($430 - $450) makes it a bargain considering all it has to offer.The market is practically overflowing with laser printer scanner solutions. Furthermore, the solutions are out there for business owners of all degrees. Your all-in-one laser solutions are there for the taking.
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Compatible means that the cartridge will work with the specified equipment even though it is not made by the manufacturer of the equipment in question. In most cases this situation exists when the manufacturer of the original equipment does not have a patent on the design of the supplies or that patent expired. As with generic prescriptions, this allows manufacturers of generic supplies to make brand new compatible or generic cartridges. Examples of these are many ribbons for dot matrix printers, many Epson ink cartridges as well as many Canon ink cartridges. In our highly competitive and ever changing market, there are companies that will label remanufactured cartridges as compatible. It is hard to tell in all cases, but as a guide, here is a list of products where you can expect compatible or generic supplies to be available: copier toner, printer toner and Most HP, Lexmark, Canon, and Xerox laser toner cartridges can be remanufactured.