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Printer or Copier?

How to make this difficult decision in the Colorado Springs market

If you don’t know how everything works, it can be difficult to decide between a color laser printer and a color copier. What we’ve found is that there is a breaking point at about 1000 prints per month. If you will be under this mark then printers are normally better, if above then it’s time to start looking at color copiers.

Here’s an example from a recent customer that we worked with. They needed to do color printing for advertising of about 2000 prints per month and they came to us with the Xerox Phaser 7500 printer in mind. Here is where it’s good to understand how printing costs work, or to be doing business with someone who does. This printer will print for $.11 per print for color. This, however, is based in a 20% coverage average. They were in reality going to need full coverage printing, and the actual cost was going to be around $.66 per print. When you’re not in the business this fact was easy to overlook.

We recommended the Xerox Phaser 7525 color copier. Color prints are $.075 on this machine, no matter what the coverage is. Here’s what the difference looked like: $.075 X 2,000 = $150 for the WorkCentre 7525 or $1.28 X 2,000 = $2560 for the Phaser 7500. Obviously this is a substantial savings, but it may have been overlooked quite easily. If you’re worried about making the right decision we have years in the business and we would be happy to look at your situation.

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