Imaging Devices – What Do I Need To Do The Job?
devices are a necessary tool in the everyday business operation. When planning
an operating budget they can be a drain on the cash flow of your business if you
make the wrong decision. The following questions are commonly asked. Here are
some helpful hints.
have seen these all-in-one machines (copier, fax, scanner, printer) and they
seem to be priced very cheap when you consider all that they do. Are they right
the small 1-man business that doesn’t do much printing or imaging… maybe.
There are many different machines out there that say they can do everything. You
buy them at a reasonable price but don’t do the calculations as to what the
actual cost per printed page is. This is the most important thing to figure out
because once you purchase the machine you have to pay for the supplies needed to
keep it running such as ink jet or toner cartridges. Many companies sell you the
machine cheap and really stick it to you on the supplies. This usually equates
to about $.05 per page. With a good “full maintenance contract” on a stand
alone copier or laser printer the price per printed page is usually less than
$.025 per page. So as you can see it is much cheaper to operate.
What are some of the other negatives when buying an all-in-one machines (copier,
fax, scanner, printer) ?
you have an all-in-one machines (copier, fax, scanner, printer) if you have one
component go down then nothing works and you’re out of business. In a busy
office it can be very devastating. Unless you are a very small 1-man office then
it makes much more sense to have separate components.
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