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Importance of Warm-up Time

If you are looking for your first copier it’s important to understand all the terminology associated with your future machine. This is crucial because you want to make sure that you are focusing on the right things for your business. There is no use making sure you have the best document feeder for your scanner if you never really plan on scanning. One drastically overlooked part of your copier is warm-up time. The importance of warm-up time doesn’t affect every business, but if it does, it’s important to understand why need to consider it.

People generally think about print speed when they are considering how efficient a machine is. You may think that a fast printing machine will always be more efficient than a slightly slower one. However, depending on your business this is not always the case.

Warm-up time is the time it takes for your machine to go from being completely off, to producing its first print. This can affect different businesses different ways.

For example, if you run a large law firm, hospital, or office building then you may not need to consider warm-up time. Many of these larger industries will run their office machine from the time it’s on to the time business is closed. That means that once that first print is out, you will likely not need to warm your machine up again. This is when print speed is more important.

However, if you run a smaller business, like a family company, then warm-up time can affect you more. Let’s say that you only do a few print jobs a day, and they are relatively small. You won’t necessarily need something with super high print speed because of the smaller size of the jobs. Alternatively, you could be constantly waiting for your machine to warm-up, taking away precious time.

Making sure you understand what your business needs are and how to meet those needs is the most important part of getting an office machine that works for you. Come in and see us at Colorado Springs Copier. We can get you the machine that you’ve always wanted to make your office run like never before.