Buying a new printer doesn’t have to be a stressful task. Before you approach a copier dealer, narrow down your reasons for making this purchase. What exactly do you need the printer to do? Print emails and short notes? Or create elegant looking digital prints? Once you have an idea of your ideal printer, read through the following tips to narrow down your choices even more specifically.

1. Ink Jet VS. Laser

The best place to start when shopping for a new printer is to choose between an inkjet or laser printer. The biggest difference in the two is the type of product used to produce an image, ink, and toner. While the cost of both types of printers is comparable, it’s the cost of the ink or toner that you need to examine. A copier dealer can help you decide what is most profitable for your business.

2. To Multi-function or Not

A copier dealer will have plenty of models to show you. Showing up with an idea of what you do and do not need, will make the process much smoother. If your office will benefit from a multi-function printer with faxing and scanning options, it is worth the investment. Otherwise, if you are just looking to print you can narrow down your search.

3. Consider Your Volume of Printing

Just like any machine, printers need proper maintenance. If you plan on using your printer constantly look into a printer that can handle the volume you will be throwing at it. You are probably a high volume printer if you have work teams of 10-25 people or print up to 30,000 pages per month.

Your printer is a central hub of productivity in your office. Choosing the right machine will make all the difference. For more information on office equipment and working with a copier dealer, call us today!