3 Signs It's Time for a New Copier

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It's worth fixing machines that have years left in them, especially when it can lower your overall equipment costs. However, when does it become time to say goodbye to your trusty printer or copier and replace it with a newer model?

After a while, the breakdowns, slowdowns, and repair bills start adding up. After a while, it becomes cheaper to replace your copiers than to continue babying it. Here's how to tell when you've reached that point.

1. Your Costs Are Going Up

Whether it's through added maintenance, buying expensive ink, or in labor hours, your costs with a copier should not be increasing. This is a classic sign that it's time to upgrade to a newer model. Your cost per print (CPP) is easy to calculate, and could tell you whether you have an outdated printer that has been replaced by more affordable models. To calculate your CPP, simply do some math:

  1. Calculate your per cartridge costs
  2. Find out how many pages each cartridge yields, available on the cartridge packaging or manufacturer website
  3. Use this equation: Cost of cartridge / Cartridge page yield = Your cost-per-print (CPP)

2. You No Longer Receive Manufacturer Support

Copiers these days are reliant on digital technology which is regularly updated by manufacturers. If your printer doesn't receive driver updates anymore, it is a good sign that it's time to retire it. Without these updates, you could eventually run into critical capability and performance issues.

3. You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

If your printer still thinks email is just a fad and the Internet won't catch on, it's probably time to replace it. New printers have money- and energy-saving functions that can make your office more efficient, and they are well worth the investment.

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