Desktop Copiers: Save Space and Money
The advent of cheap, good quality desktop photocopiers has made copying much more affordable for the home or small business. As well as being excellent space savers many new models include many of the features that were only previously found in their larger cousins. These can include:
- A3 handling
- Multifunction - print, copy, scan and fax
- Network ready
- Auto-document feeder
- Duplex copying and printing
- Stapling and hole-punching
Choosing a Desktop Copier or All-in-one Printer
When choosing a new desktop photocopier, or all-in-one printer, it is important to assess how much work the machine will need to do on average in order to make the most effective and cost-efficient choice. Most manufacturers will give guidelines on the maximum number of users that each machine is suitable for. If you expect to do more than the average amount of copying, you might want to opt for the next level up to ensure the machine is robust enough to cope.
Other factors that might influence your decision are:
- First copy speed – how long will it take for a machine on standby to produce a first copy?
- Speed – tabletop copier speeds range from 10 to 30 pages per minute
- Colour or black and white – colour machines are more expensive but might be essential for your business
- Portability – will you need to move your desktop photocopier between offices? If so you’ll want it to be as small as possible and include wireless connectivity
For larger tabletop photocopiers you’ll have the option to lease instead of purchasing outright. Be sure to work out the total cost of the lease agreement over the full term and compare with the purchase price to ensure you’re getting good value.
Desktop Photocopier Support
Most suppliers of desktop photocopiers will offer a service plan and maintenance support with the machine, which can be useful for an office that does not have a technical department. They may also be able to offer advice on upgrading should a more powerful copier be required.
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