If you do a ton of color copies, the Xerox Colorqube series may be a great fit for you. If you do 3,000 color copies per month or so, probably not the best fit for you. The Xerox Colorqube 9301 is for those users who are constantly printing or copying in color. The appeal to the Colorqube copies is the cheap per print costs for color. For example, there are a lot of “business copies” of color that are under $.03 per print. Compare this to the $.065 or $.08 from other color copiers in Denver, this adds up fast. Some will object to the high list cost (currently over $20,000) and will think they can never make this work. Here is the math though…
Say your current color copier you do 8,500 color copies a month and you are paying an industry average of $.08 per color copy. If these are everyday business color, the Xerox will be about $.025 per color print, making a $.055 cost differential per color copy.
$.055 X 8,500 = 467.50 differential in color print costs. Now if you look at a five year lease and see that your lease rate factor is .021, you can divide the $467.50 by .021 and see that you could finance a copier that costs $22,261.90 — A colorqube can be bought cheaper than this. So it appears the “breakeven point” could be closer to 7,500. Now, if you have to buy another copier anyway, that copier may cost $11,000 anyway so you’d only need to save $9,000 over 5 years on color prints which works out to about 2725 color prints a month. Yes, the Colorqube is expensive up front, we do not deny this. The value proposition of the Colorqube copier from Xerox is the long term Total Cost of Ownership.
Give us a call if you would like for us to run the numbers for you and see if a Xerox Colorqube copier makes sense for you! Currently there are 6 large Colorqube models, the Colorqube 9201, 9202, 9203 and the Colorqube 9301, 9302 and 9303 as well as the two smaller Xerox Colorcube units the Colorqube 8570 and the Colorqube 8870.