Many customers have gone with the Free Color Printers program from Xerox. The main reason is they don’t want to have to pay for the machine. Real Estate Agents seem to be the most interested in this program, but is it always a great deal? The short answer … No…
If you are considering the Free Color Printers program, the first thing you’ll want to do is watch the informative 5 minute presentation on this site… It goes over the importance of something called “coverage” in your color prints.
Let’s look at the Free Color Printer program to show you WHY Xerox is ok with doing it with you…
A Xerox Phaser 8560 printing 2,000 pages a month @ 20% Coverage would turn out like this against a Xerox Phaser 8860 doing the same amount of work…
Xerox Phaser 8560
Xerox Phaser 8860
(With Trade in Rebate)
Cost per Print
Total cost of toner & Maintenance ($359)
for 36 months based on 4 reams per month
Total cost of ownership for 36 Months
So, essentially the “Free Color Printer” costs $2,782.80 more than if you had puchased the 8860 and purchased the consumables. Now, if you are a realtor or a church… then your “coverage” would be higher possibly doubling the Total cost of toner and maintenance line… We have some cost per print programs that are $.06 or less regardless of coverage and this would be far better than paying $.20 or $.30 per print under the “Free Color Printer” program.
The idea of getting a color printer for free is definately appealing. However, Xerox is a huge multi-national company for a reason. Giving you a printer is to their benefit more than yours. If you are considering their offering, please give us a call so that we can show you a better way to work with them. Same printer for a much lower cost… We got that for you.