When your printer gets tired, how do you know if it is a good candidate for repair or if it is time to replace it? Depending on the specifics, repair can be a cost-effective, efficient option to prolong the life of a still viable printer.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Before you decide on printer repair or replacement, ask the following questions:
- Do you own or lease your printer?
- Do you have a maintenance or service contract?
- How old is the failing printer?
- Is your Copier or MFP serving your current business needs?
NEW OR NOT?
We know that printers are a must-have for all businesses and that it is important to have the proper printer to handle the jobs you need doing.
If you own your photocopier, and it is still meeting your needs, then repair is a good option to save you money. The age of the printer will affect the repair costs and the availability of parts. For example, depending on the particular model, you may have to upgrade if parts are scarce or obsolete. If parts are available, and it is not cost-prohibitive, repair can buy you a few more years with a quality machine.
If you own a printer that is no longer meeting your needs, it’s a good time to upgrade. While your model may have been the top of the line when you bought it, it is probably outdated by today’s standards. The rapidly changing technology landscape can be a double-edged sword. If you are looking for a new printer, a multi-function system is the way to go since it will meet your current needs and evolve with your business due to its high-tech infrastructure. MFPs allow you to copy, scan, fax, and print, plus share and store documents.
If you are leasing your printer, contact your leasing agent for information on upgrading to a newer model that can better serve your company and save you money in the long run. Know the terms and conditions of your current lease or rental. There may be conditions that may roll over the expiry date by 6-12 months if you do not inform your current leasing agent of your future intensions.
If you have any questions about printers, MFPs, or leasing options, contact us – Wayne Redman on 0411 306987 today and he will be happy to speak to you about your many options.