Getting the Right Amount of Prints

There is one big area of you copier lease that you may not realize you are wasting money. If you look at your print costs with a trained eye then you may quickly see how much money is being wasted every month. Unfortunately, most people don’t know they are getting ripped off or how to get the right amount of prints. That is why we are here to help.

The most common thing that happens is that people are talked into getting more prints than they need. You can always add more prints mid-month if you need, but it will cost you extra money per-print. Sneaky leasing companies use this tricky to make it sound like going small is a bad idea, but this is how they trick you.

For example, you think you need 25,000 prints per month, but your leasing agent says you should get 30,000 just in case. They will even give you a discount on the prints. It may sound like a good deal until you do the math.

25,000 prints x $.015 per print = $375 per month

30,000 prints x $.014 per print = $420 per month.

If you are actually using that 25,000 number that you estimated then you will be throwing money away every month.

The smart move is to actually buy about 80% of what you use on your busiest months. This gives you some room to work with on your slower months, all allows you to just buy the little extra that you need to hit your mark on the busy months. This allows you to pay for the prints that you actually need instead of throwing money away every month on prints that you don’t use.