There are a number of important elements to consider when obtaining a copier for business or home use in Colorado Springs. Like any major purchase, maximizing the value by avoiding pitfalls is key.
The overwhelming majority of costs incurred with a new copier are post-purchase. Maximum print counts, toner purchases, lease rollovers, service fees, warranty extensions and premiums will rapidly get out of control if you are not careful to study and understand exactly what you are getting in exchange for your payments.
A good strategy for controlling costs is to determine, even generally, what your per-page rate is likely to be under a variety of purchase or lease options. Budgeting software can track the data. Then you can budget your production costs by time interval and see if there are ways to reduce those costs and work those methods into your production plans.
One way to do this is to run a test series of copied and printed pages and present them to your copier company representative and get cost estimates. If you can determine with specificity what the per-page rate is, you’ll have a much better chance of controlling costs long-term.