Office Machine Buying Guide

An all-in-one printer/copier is a huge asset to your office. When searching for a machine that has vast capabilities, it helps to review an office machine buying guide.

Will it have good print speed?

Of course your copiers’ speed is always a plus. Waiting for a print job to finish can be time-consuming if you’re paired up with the wrong machine. A good goal to shoot for would be at least 10 color pages per minute and 20 black-and-white pages per minute.

What about printer quality?

Print speed isn’t much help if you aren’t receiving quality. Quality is measured in dots per inch. Another standard to tuck into the back of your mind is 1200 x 1200 and a resolution of 4800 x 2400.

Laser or inkjet?

No buying guide would be complete without a rundown on the laser vs. inkjet debate. A laser printer will bring more quality to the table but inkjet cartridges last much longer than laser toner cartridges. Laser printers are typically faster at printing. Explore this topic extensively so you end up with a great machine that will accomplish your purposes.

Do you want wi-fi or network connectivity?

Wi-fi compatible copiers are valuable on many levels. It will open a whole new world of collaboration and connectivity.

Duty cycle?

A printer’s duty cycle is the total number of pages that should be printed per month. You don’t want to max out your machine. Check into how high of a duty cycle you will need.

Memory card compatibility?

Take a peek at the office machine’s card slot(s). You will want to make sure they are compatible with your memory cards. You may face issues if you have older-style memory cards.

Would you like a more specific, detailed buying guide? Contact us to visit with our staff.

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