If you’re thinking about buying a printer outright, there are a few large considerations. First, are you ready to spend that kind of cash? Yes, it’s a write-off, but the least expensive copiers can be a couple thousand dollars, while those for large corporations can run upwards of 50,000 dollars. When you outright buy, it’s your asset. But there are other things to consider that will also be yours if you buy a printer:
- You’ll be responsible for stocking all supplies, including toner and drums.
- You’ll need to make service calls even if it’s under warranty.
- You may have to get an understanding of basic problem-solving to avoid the downtime of service calls.
Don’t forget depreciation. Printers aren’t that different from computers in that their value dramatically decreases the minute a new model comes out anywhere in the world. Any hopes you have of making a profit from reselling it should be managed because it’s just not realistic.
Technology changes, evolves and improves at a faster rate than most everything else in the world. That said, if you buy a printer, in five years, your state-of-the-art machine is going to be out of date. Because they’re so expensive, you may not be able to replace them as often as you’d like. The more time goes by, the fewer people will service your unit and the higher your per page printing costs will be.
We understand the mindset of wanting to own your equipment outright, and in many instances that makes sense. With technology like a printer, we firmly believe leasing an innovative machine for a fixed monthly payment that includes service and supplies is really an unbeatable option.
The company you go with matters, too. At Global Document Solutions, our whole business is to make your business more efficient and successful. We free up the money you would need to spend on an expensive machine and the time you spend dealing with a cheap one.
We’d love to start a conversation with you about how we can help your business run more smoothly. We won’t trap you in red tape but will offer straightforward and easy-to-understand paperwork that will have you up and running in no time with the state-of-the-art printer your business needs. You can contact us here or call any one of our stores in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth or Brisbane.