It’s time for a new printer, and you’re not sure where to start. It would be easy to choose a printer based on brand and price alone, but that’s not going to get you the printer you need. There are specific details particular to individual printers that will affect how they work for you.

Why Small Details Matter

It can be helpful to think about what you did and did not like about your previous printer and use this information to decide which printer features you want. Read through this checklist to make a note of which features you want your new printer to have.

  • Paper Size – Most companies will only need a printer that supports legal letter size paper. If you are looking to create bigger projects such as blue prints or banners, you will need to look at large format printers.
  • Duplex Printing – Printing on both sides of the paper, when appropriate, is economical and sustainable.
  • Page Per Minute – A larger office will want a printer that can readily produce print jobs for multiple employees. If you work with a smaller amount of people who rarely print, a slower model will work perfectly fine.
  • Print Job Volume – You’ll want to look to see if the printer has a paper tray or cassette to find out the capacity of a printer. A tray caps out at 550 sheets while a cassette can fit up to 2,000.
  • Finishing Options – Stapling and hole punching are just two of many finishing options that can be included in a printer.

Working With a Trusted Dealer

Having thought out what features you want on your printer in advance will make for an easier shopping experience. You should also work with a knowledgeable copier dealer who can help narrow down your choices even further. Copier dealers may have more information about new software such as wireless printing that can help further the success of your business.

To learn more about printers and working with a copier dealer, call us today!