Choosing a copier for use in your church can be difficult. There are so many different types of machines available that it can be hard to choose which one will best suit your needs. This article will give you an overview of the things to look for when making the decision to buy or lease a copier or multi-function printer.
One of the biggest mistakes people make when buying a new copier is not looking at the hidden costs. Hidden costs are those expenses that aren’t listed on the sales contract. These can include things like additional toner cartridges, paper, and other consumables. If you don’t take these into account, you might end up paying more than you expected.
A great way to avoid hidden costs is by including a service contract with your copier or multi-function printer purchase or lease. Through routine maintenance and professional service repairs, you can end up saving thousands on unnecessary replacement parts and materials. These service plans typically cover parts and labor for up to three years.
You need to choose a copier that will produce high-quality output. This means that the machine needs to be able to handle large amounts of print jobs without slowing down. It also means that the machine must be able to handle multiple pages per sheet.
Another thing to consider is the size of your church. Smaller churches often use smaller machines because they are easier to move around. Larger churches might choose larger models because they can handle more paper at once.
A warranty is an assurance that a product has been tested by its manufacturer. If something goes wrong with a piece of equipment, the manufacturer will repair or replace it at no cost to you.
Warranties vary in length and scope but typically cover parts and labor for one year. If you need a longer warranty, ask about it before buying, as some manufacturers offer extended coverage for up to five years.
Before purchasing a new copier, check online reviews from other churches. You might find that other congregations had similar issues with their copiers. This can help you avoid costly repairs down the road.
You can find lots of helpful information online about copiers. However, you might not realize how much variation exists between different brands. To help you choose the right copier for your church, we recommend checking out our client testimonials page. For mid-size congregations, we recommend the Lanier IM C530FB. This model has been used at several churches across the area, and it has proven to be reliable and easy to use.
If you need a large capacity, consider buying a multifunction printer (MFP). These printers combine scanning, copying, faxing, and printing into one device. They also offer more features than standard copiers. However, these devices can cost thousands of dollars. A good alternative is an office copier. Office copiers are smaller, less expensive, and still provide high-quality output.
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