Printers and copiers are still a hugely important part of the business world, and, although everyone is turning more and more toward paperless workplaces, these two loyal machines aren’t going anywhere soon. However, just because you need them doesn’t mean you need to spend all kinds of money on them. Here are a few tips and tricks to help save money on your printers and copiers!
From multifunction copiers to hard-working large format printers, there’s a modern machine for any business need you might have–but if you’re not careful, all these devices can get expensive. Between initial costs, consumables prices, and energy usage, printers and copiers could quickly take a big bite out of your budget. Luckily, there are a few clever ways to keep costs down without sacrificing quality or efficiency–and they’re easier than you might think.
- #1: Cut down on unnecessary devices.
The truth is that, oftentimes, you can minimize the number of printers and copiers you have to purchase and maintain by choosing a single all-in-one machine that can do a bit of everything. (This is where multifunction devices are your best friend!) It’s cheaper to have one machine than to keep separate printers and copiers in every office.
- #2: Print smarter, not more.
Printers and paperless initiatives don’t have to be moral enemies. Instead, they can work together–and be cost-efficient and environmentally friendly–as long as you print smart. Try printing only when necessary, eliminating text or logos that take up too much space and don’t serve a purpose, and using extra prints as “scratch paper” rather than trashing them.
- #3: Hit the power button.
Turning off your printers and copiers at the end of the day can make a huge difference when it comes to your power bill. It’s easy to forget, so try to make this simple step a habit!
Looking for other ways to put your printers and copiers to work for you? Contact us today!