When buying a new printer, you will want to make an economical choice. Here are some tips to help you save money in the right places, so that you compromise only on price and not on quality:
- Consider Supply Costs: When you are shopping for your printer, make sure to consider the supply costs in addition to the cost of the actual machine. A bargain priced printer may not be such a bargain in the long term when you take into account the high toner costs.
- Separate Color Cartridges: It may be more economical to purchase a printer with separate cartridges for each color. This way, you only have to replace the one that runs out.
- Know Your Print Volume: You want to determine your monthly print volume before you purchase a new printer. If you only print 1000 pages a month, you don’t need a printer with a 10,000 page monthly duty cycle.
- All-in-One Solutions: Look at an all-in-one solution to cut down on space, energy, as well as supply costs. You don’t need to have multiple office machines anymore. Consider a multifunction machine that will copy, print, scan and fax, with the footprint and maintenance cost of only one machine.
- Energy-Star: Look for an Energy Star Label. In order to qualify for this, a printer must use very little power while inactive, thereby saving on electricity.
Keep these points in mind when choosing your printer so that you make a productive and truly economical choice. Once you have your new printer, you will need to maintain and upkeep it properly to extend its life. Look out for our tips on how to keep the maintenance costs down without compromising your printer.