I just worked through a fleet renewal with a client who has been running a number of monochrome MFP devices in their operating branches. This financial institution Is finding that their approach to marketing and providing information to their members is changing and the needs for their print environment have changed with them.
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Recently I had this discussion with one of our clients who was complaining that their colour MFP service rate was too high. Of course rates are not set arbitrarily, they are based upon the real operating costs of the device being used.
With the growth of the number of combination colour mfp printers on the market and being deployed in businesses I think a lot of people are confused about what colour device fits what market.
Colour multifunction printers are a category of print device which continue to be popular with small business clients as well as some corporate users. Combining the monochrome capability of a traditional printer copier with the output of colour documents has built this class of device into a favourite, especially in offices with only one multifunction device.
What does rolling your business copier (MFP) lease mean? This is the practice of encouraging a lease holder to replace their copier or MFP with a new unit prior to the end of the current lease. It is a common practice for some companies and can lead to significant additional cost for lessees.
Getting a new MFP? Should you buy it or lease it? There are as many thoughts on this topic as there are finance people in businesses.
Colour printing is a constantly growing part of the printer market. The capabilities and the quality of colour laser printers continue to grow. Ricoh has recently introduced a letter/legal colour laser that sets a new mark in one particular area. The estimated operating costs for this new unit are as low as 3.8 cents (US) in colour and less than 1 cent in black and white.
One of the questions I frequently get from clients when we talk about their colour printing needs is, "How much is this going to cost to run?" They have heard the horror stories about over spending when they introduce in house colour print capabilities, or they have experienced them in the past.