You’ve probably heard enough copier leasing tips to drive you up a wall at this point, but alas there is more. Just when you think you’ve thought of everything, went through all the details, and prepared yourself for the copier lease something new comes along and you get back into research mode. Here are a few more tips to help you make an informed leasing decision without having to drive yourself mad over minutiae.
First off, how much will you use a shared office printer/copier? If your department makes less than 700 copies per month then you might be able to get by with a few individual printers or desktop copiers. But once the demand increases you will really need to consider the kind of copier you lease. When you look for a copier, select the one with the features you need. There’s no point in getting a small production press when all you need is a departmental model that can email and fax.
Also, don’t focus so much on the brand name over the features and affordability of the leasing plan. Many of the brands are capable of the same things. You are better off just selecting based on the specs– will it do what you need it to do? If the answer is yes and you know you can make the monthly payments then it’s a serious consideration. And if you’re stuck between two seemingly identical machines, ask the dealer if you can demo them.