Copier Purchasing

Copier Purchasing

 

Acquiring a copier is a major investment for any organization large or small. Copiers have a large variety of features with many different add-ons that can help your productivity and/or strain your budget. You should know the three types of copy machine grades that are available.

 

Copy Machine Grades

 

1.) Multifunction Printer/Copiers: Pages per month: 500-2000 Pricing: $300-1000 Vendors: Brother (http://www.brother-usa.com), Dell (www.dell.com), HP (www.hp.com), I.B.M (www.ibm.com) Lexmark (www.lexmark.com)

  • Pros: Cheap, Fast turn on times, Low purchase price
  • Cons: Slow, High Cost per copy 7¢-8¢, Low feature set, No onsite service, Low paper output

 

2.) Business Grade Copiers: Pages per month: 3,000-10,000 Pricing: $2000-$8,000 Vendors: Canon (ww.opd.usa.canon.com), HP (www.hp.com) Ikon (www.ikon.com), Rioch (www.ricoh-usa.com), Xerox (www.xerox.com)

  • Pros: Low Cost Per Copy, High feature set, Fast, High Output
  • Cons: Expensive, Expensive Maintenance

 

3.) High End Business Grade Copiers: Pages per month: 10,000-100,000 Pricing: $10,000-$25,000 Vendors: Canon (ww.opd.usa.canon.com), HP (www.hp.com) Ikon (www.ikon.com), Rioch (www.ricoh-usa.com), Xerox (www.xerox.com)

  • Pros: Low Cost Per Copy, High feature set, Very fast, High Output, Onsite maintenance
  • Cons: Expensive, Expensive maintenance

 

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