How to Buy a Copier
When buying a copier in Denver, you need to get a game plan together before inking the contract with your local dealer. Here are a few tips that will help you save money and purchase the correct copier in the first place.
Know what you need before someone starts to sell you something
If you want some basics to think through and their average relative costs, here you go…
- Finisher – This is what can staple or hole punch. Generally about a $1,200 to $1,500 accessory item.
- Tabloid (11 X 17 paper, common poster size in a coffeeshop) – If you can get away with letter and legal paper, you can generally save at least $2,000 vs buying a tabloid copier
- Color – Color is about the same price for the box, but the prints can get expensive if you do not control your defaults.
Another thing to consider is how much color goes on a typical document. If you can take a piece of normal paper and fold it in half 3 times, if your average color job contains more color than this, you are a high coverage user. If it is less, you are a low coverage user. High coverage users should seek to be on a cost per print plan without a penalty for using high coverage. Low coverage users may want to buy their own toner.