Laser Printer Repair Costs and How to Minimize ThemAre you considering purchasing a used copier printer all-in-one office equipment from a company out or going out of business? You need to think a minute about this. The company is going out of business for a reason and the majority of the time it’s because of cash flow.Do you think they would spend their last few dollars having their copier repaired or maintained? Buying a used copier printer from a company going out of business is like buying a used car from a dirt lot 100 miles from a city. It’s buyer beware and check your pockets before you leave because the seller will be gone!Last week we received 11 service calls from companies who purchased used copier printers multi-function office equipment from a business going out of business. This is how most of the copier repair calls start: “Hi, I need somebody to come out to clean a copier because we are getting lines.” or “Hi. we are getting paper jams and we need it fixed right away.” Then the person tells us they just purchased the used copier at a great price from a business that failed. Now the company is gone and they can not get a hold of them.Do you think once you buy the used copier they will help you if a problem occurs? They sold you the used copier printer, closed the business and left town for the mountains.The bottom line is that the average repair on the clients’ copiers cost more than what they paid for the used copier.How to prevent this problem:1. Contact a company who specializes in the used copier printer. Do not ask you neighbor doctor, nephew lawyer or next door electrician. Get a certified technician to review it.2. Have the copier repair tech check the following: last copier maintenance cycle, the amount of life left of the toner, developer and drum. Get an unbiased view from a technician who will give you a report before you spend a dime on the refurbished or used printer copier.3. Better yet, get the used copier printer from actual copier printer dealer. You may pay a few dollars more but it will prevent exposing yourself to problems and hundreds of dollars in repair bills later. May companies will give you a quick over the phone estimates of costs to check the equipment before you buy it. It only costs you a phone call and could save you hundreds of dollars!
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XEROX • CANON • BROTHER • HP • KYOCERA • RICOH • KONICA MINOLTA • COPYSTAR • SAMSUNG • SHARP • MOST OTHER MAJOR BRANDSIf you’re ready to upgrade to the new models and designs in digital copiers, then you might be surprised at some of the features that are available to you. It can be very easy to be wooed by the biggest and best copier machines available on the sales floor. All the different features that they offer can seem amazing and well worth the money spent. But before you invest that kind of money, you need to look at the way your business works and what your true needs are. You need to make sure that the one you choose is right for your business.Look at Extra FeaturesToday’s digital copiers seem to do everything but make coffee and answer the phones. At least, the high-end digital copiers seem to have features that make the copy machines of yesterday look like Stone Age equipment. Sorting, stapling, document imaging and even memory storage make today’s digital copiers more like computers than ever before. But how many features in a copier machine does your business really need?Most businesses don’t make thousands of copies per month. In fact most make hundreds of copies rather than thousands. The vast majority of businesses that use a copy machine on a regular basis make less than 3000 copies each month, while another large portion of businesses make less than 10,000. The true heavy hitters that make tens of thousands of copies per month are going to need a much larger and more substantial copy machine. But most small and medium-size businesses won’t need anything so elaborate.If your business will use the copier machines as a printer as well as a copier, you may need a more substantial machine because that does add to the wear and tear. And you may also want to consider a machine that can scan and fax. These add to the cost but make the one machine much more efficient and can save space by eliminating other office equipment.There’s also a cost discrepancy between black and white copiers and color copiers. If you’re going to use the copier as a printer a great deal of the time, you should look at some of the color digital copiers. If you’re only going to need color printing occasionally, you may wish to invest in an inexpensive color printer and choose a black-and-white digital copier instead. Digital copiers cost more when they can print in color, and you might not find the price difference is worth it if you rarely need that feature. You may also choose a faster copier that costs more if you want to be able to print pages much more quickly.Keep Security in MindDigital copiers today are computers with chips and memory inside them. That means that sensitive documents that are scanned and copied are stored within the copier. If your business regularly handles very sensitive information, you’ll want to consider the risk that a digital copier poses and take steps to make sure that no one can access the memory. Talk to the salesperson about the type of memory your copier has and steps that can be taken to protect the information.