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How to Determine if Your Multifunction Printers Are Costing You More Than They Should

When dealing with multifunction printers in Adelaide, running costs are always a consideration. From rental fees through to toner, you’ll always have some expenses. Here’s how to find out whether your office printer is costing you more than it should.

Rental or Lease Costs

Many people choose to lease multifunction printers because they just don’t have the budget to buy one outright. That’s completely fine, and it’s a service we offer here at Copyworld. However, after a certain period, you may need to consider whether the ongoing lease costs would outweigh the expense of buying a unit yourself.

If you’re on a printer rental agreement that you feel is costing more than it should, don’t be afraid to shop around for a better deal.

How Much is the Toner?

Toner is the main consumable when it comes to Adelaide office printers. The general rule to apply is the lower the printer’s purchase price, the more expensive consumable will be. So, investing in a high-end multifunction printer may seem like a prohibitive upfront cost, but you’ll likely save money over the life of the printer.

All toner cartridges are different, and while some may cost more than others, you may get plenty more pages printed before needing to replace them. Always ask about the approximate cost per page when buying toner and ink cartridges.

How Often Do You Need to Replace Parts?

All multifunction printers in Adelaide are a little different, especially in the way they’re put together. For example, some printers include the drum and waste toner bin as part of the toner cartridge. That means everything is replaced when you run out of toner, and it’s only one consumable item you need to buy.

On the flip side, if these items are separate, you need to buy them individually, often after different periods of use. Depending on your technical skills, you may need a technician to come and replace them, which also costs money each time.

Ongoing Paper Cost

While you might think that your paper costs are separate from the cost of running your printer, that’s not entirely true. For example, suppose your multifunction printer can’t print double-sided. In that case, you will always be using more paper than you need to. 

You can also point to how reliably the printer runs as contributing to the paper cost. If you endlessly need to locate paper jams and remove crumpled and ripped sheets, it’s just money down the drain.

Want The Best Multifunction Printers in Adelaide?

If you want the best multifunction printers Adelaide has to offer, look no further than Copyworld. We understand printers, and we’ve got the very best solutions for all Adelaide businesses. We even have multifunction printers available on flexible rental agreements.

To ensure your office is equipped with printers that save you time and money, speak to Copyworld today. Our friendly staff are always on hand to help you make the smart choice in office equipment. Contact us to find out how we can help.


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