Buying a copier for your office can become a daunting task with the huge variety of options available. To make the buying process easier, it is better to understand your budget, the copying requirements etc. It may also be worthwhile to explore if there any tax saving options available for your business.
For a SOHO business, the convenience of copying in house as compared to visiting a copy shop may be the key reason for buying a copier. For an SME, the considerations can be the cost of copying in house vs externally as also the time factor. With the advent of the multifunction copier, it is now possible to have a laser printer, copier, fax and scanner all in one! This can help with managing space in your office. If you require large volume of copying and printing, then there are machines custom designed to do this economically
Below are a few features you must consider before you make the final decision :
This is the capability to print on both sides. It’s worth paying a little more for this feature as it saves money in the long run.
Black And White Or Color Copier?
If you plan to use your copier for producing marketing collaterals, it is worthwhile investing in a color copier.
Make sure the copier can handle a variety of paper sizes and weights. You may also need to copy transparencies and index cards. If you need to copy from books, then go for a flatbed copier.
Copier Paper Capacity
As a business person, you can save time by giving a decent size copy run instead of copying one paper at a time. Look for a copier with a paper capacity which matches your requirement.
You may also want a copier with a automatic document feeder that holds at least 20 sheets.
Buy copiers which is low on maintenance. It is better to invest a little more into a high performance copier with low maintenance than a cheap copier with a high maintenance