Telling you not to buy your office printer and copier from the big box store is a pretty bold statement. After all they have them on the shelf and you can pick them out from a selection of several products. Also, their prices usually look pretty good. They even have stock so you can take it home right away. All good reasons to buy.
Office Document Strategies Blog
There is lots of confusion about the relative cost of operating various office printers and related multifunction printers (MFP). This confusion extends to home use as well. Calculating page coverage and toner yields is something that most end users never come to understand and that is often confused by vendors when they describe how their device works.
Office document strategies are constantly changing. In our office we receive hundreds of pages of new material each week telling us about new and exciting ways that the world of documents is changing. Some come from suppliers, some come from other blogs, some come from our experiences with clients and some come from electronic newsletters we consume.
Eventually all office printers come to a point in their life when they need to be replaced. Here are some reasons I have found that clients make a decision to upgrade:
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.
Many MFP manufacturers are trying to catch up with the market with introductions of more powerful letter/legal MFP devices. Kyocera Canada has recently joined the club with the introduction of two units based upon their strong FS-3920 monochrome laser printers.
When you decide to add a printer to your IT network does the brand matter to you?
There is a lot of discussion in the printing industry these days about managed print services. According to the Managed Print Services Association this concept is, "Managed print services is the active management and optimization of document output devices and related business processes". To date the focus of these concepts has been the large enterprise, organizations with hundreds or even thousands of print devices. Over time the concept is working its way into the SMB space where organizations with a few printers or multifunction printers can begin to think along the same vein.