When buying a copy machine, there are several factors you need to consider. The first thing you need to keep in mind is the brand of machine you would like to get. With the number of brands on the market and new ones coming up, it is important that you choose a brand you can trust. Go for trusted brands that have been in business for longer time as you will be assured of quality of the machine.
The next choice you need to make after the brand of copy machine is whether you are getting a new machine or a pre-owned one. You may save money on getting a pre-owned machine but can never be too sure on how long you will be able to use them and may also not get a warranty. You will spend more on a new copier but there is a warranty that comes with it and you will be able to get new fixtures with it. If you get a company that offers a warranty on pre-owned copiers, take advantage of this.
You also need to keep your workload in mind. Your choice of a machine will be determined by how many copies you need done in a day or month. Get a machine that will handle your workload without getting strained. It is important that you get a copier that is fast enough to avoid getting a long list of things lining up that need to get copied.
Find out what type of copying the machine is going to be dong. If the machine you pick only does printing in black and white, it will be a disadvantage to you. Pick a machine that can adequately meet your needs.
The copier you get will also be dependent on the space you have in your house or office. There are copiers that are so small they can be put on a table top and those that require space made of them to be set up. The best thing you can do is look at the space you have and take a copier that can comfortably fit there.
Find out how much it will cost you to buy and use the copier. You will pay different amounts for different copiers depending on the copier’s size, and its features. Since different printers cost different to maintain, find out how much you will be parting with for maintenance. You can get a brand that will offer servicing at a reduced price and this will help you save on the cost. During repairs, you will spend less on the repairs if the spare parts are readily available. All these will go a long way in determining your overall cost of getting a copier.