Helpful Hints for Finding Copy Machines


Looking for a new business copy machine? Well, there are plenty of options available. Usually, the hard part is narrowing them down to find that copier that’s perfect for your business.


First of all, you have to know your price range. This may seem obvious, but it is really important not to get one that’s so cheap you regret buying it, or one that is so expensive you don’t have enough left over in the budget to actually use it.


There are two other questions that you have to ask yourself when you’re getting a new copier. The first is:  “How much?” How often are you going to use your machine, and how many copies will you be using it to print. If the answer is “less than 2,000 copies a month” don’t worry about getting a big business copier. You don’t need to waste money on anything larger than a personal office copier, which will be quite able to manage the job. However, if the answer is more than that, you’re going to want a commercial copier.


Knowing how much you’ll use it is super important. If you’re going to require a steady flow of copies throughout the day, then speed is definitely going to be a factor in your decision. The printing speed is measured in pages per minute. Basically, the higher the number, the faster the machine prints. For many businesses, you’ll want about an average speed, as the printing speed will likely not make too much of a difference in your workday. Take a look at the paper capacity, too. If you’ll be printing a lot of large documents, you don’t want someone to have to be nearby, constantly refilling the paper supply.  


The second question is “What functions?” What are you even going to do with your new copier? Do you print a lot of color documents? If so, you’re going to want a copier with good quality image printing. Usually Canon has the copiers with the very best quality images. Will you need hole punching, booklet making, stapling? Consider these options carefully before you purchase them, you don’t want to get carried away with all the bells and whistles. Keep it as simple as possible, with only the features you will actually use, because every new feature costs more.
As long as you answer these questions before you go to purchase your new copier, you should end up getting one that suits your business’s needs well.