Wednesday, February 14, 2018

How to Buy a Used Or a Refurbished Copier

Note that we say properly re manufactured copiers.  Simply cleaning the outside and making sure it still works is not sufficient.  Before buying a used copier, ask the dealer about their refurbishing process.


Because of this extensive maintenance, refurbished copiers should come with a warranty: 30, 60, or 90 days are most common.  Even a used business copier can cost thousands of dollars, so you should make sure your investment is protected.

Whether buying new or used copiers, it's best to buy a full maintenance agreement that includes the fuser and drum and all the xerographic process parts.  For better piece of mind.

Whether you are buying new or refurbished copy machines, here are three questions you'll need to answer:

*Used Copiers - Buying Tips
-What is the true cost per copy with a service contract and without, including your cost of ownership (lease payment)?

-Don't go all-in.  The $200 all-in-one printer, scanner, and fax machines are useful for home offices only. Per-copy prices are much higher and they're not built to handle a business copy volume, so stay away from them for any multi-person office.

- Check the meter reading.  Copiers have built-in counters that track total usage.  Ask your dealer what the meter reading is.

- What length of time warranty do they offer?  If they have no warranty, find a different dealer and make sure the warranty includes all parts and labor.

What do I need the copier to do? *  Modern digital copiers are sometimes referred to as "multifunctional products" because they can do more than just copy.  Almost all are also capable of printing, faxing, and scanning.  You may want extensive document handling and sorting/stapling features.  And you also need to decide whether you need a copier that supports color - expect to pay 20% to 30% more if you do.

- DO NOT buy a used analog copier.

2. What is my volume?
Start with your current copy volume. And have the dealer analyze your volume.
Refurbished copiers should perform almost as new, but keep it within the recommended monthly volume.

3. What speed do I need on the copier?

Most offices will get by comfortably with machines in the 20 to 50 ppm range.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Refurbished Copiers Trick Your Competitors Are Using To Save Thousands

If I told you a way to save up to 85% on a product that every business needs you'd be interested right? Of course you would! It's no secret that refurbished copiers can save your company up to thousands of dollars for a basic model.  However, it's a hefty cost savings that many businesses do not even consider!


When it comes to office photocopiers, let's be honest, who cares if it's brand new?  Have you ever had anyone visit your office and stop to marvel at your copier?  Never happened has it?  I know it's a stupid question, but it highlights why refurbished copiers are an obvious yet little known business secret that highly effective managers utilize today.

If you've got a business or manage a budget for your department lightly used copiers are a great way of saving money yet getting the same performance from a new unit.  Got you interested now haven't I? Okay, so what should you look for when buying copiers refurbished?

Firstly, ask the dealer on their refurbished copiers process.  Any reputable dealer will clean their copiers inside as well as out, have any of the worn parts replaced and have a checklist to check for the most common errors and will guarantee the quality.  Manufacturers such as Canon copiers, Ricoh copiers , & Xerox copiers are always reliable.

Secondly, ask the dealer how many miles the refurbished photocopier has under the hood.  Yep, you heard me right! The majority of digital copiers nowadays have a built-in counter that records the number of copies done.  Much like with a car, the lower the copies, the higher the price.  However, most refurbished copiers will come with some kind of warranty so it's best to work it hard in the early days to check reliability and quality.  One final point, it's definitely worth negotiating an extended warranty period with the dealer especially if they won't budge on the price.  Try and get a guarantee extending to a year and all in all you'll have grabbed a great deal on your refurbished copiers!

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Monday, December 11, 2017

How To Properly Dispose Of A Copier Or Printer

When your copier or printer bites the dust or gets replaced with a new model, you may be wondering what to do with the old machine.  Many people actually don't know that these types of machines contain materials that can pollute the earth, and incorrect disposal of copy machines and printers is incredibly hazardous to the environment.  Read on to learn how to properly dispose of a copier or printer.


Increasing by about 8 percent per year, electronic waste, or e-waste, is the fastest growing segment of the US waste stream.  Contributing to the problem is the fact that less than 10 percent of electronics such as printers, copiers, and fax machines are recycled - the remaining 90 percent end up in incinerators or landfills where their harmful toxins can then cause harm to your health.  Instead of allowing these chemicals (including mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium, and selenium) enter the air or water supply, consider these alternatives.

Donate Your Old Copier or Printer
One alternative to throwing out your old printer or copy machine is to donate it to a school, non-profit organization, or low-income community.  This is an excellent option if the copier or printer is still in good working order and you are simply replacing it with a newer model.  You will keep the copier/printer and all its toxins out of the landfill, and the organization you donate it to will surely appreciate it. Additionally, donating your used equipment to a school or non-profit organization can help you qualify you for tax deductions.  Most non-profits will provide a donation receipt for tax purposes if you request it (but keep a record of what you donated and to whom just in case).
Check Recycles.org for a full list of schools, organizations, and non-profit businesses that accept donations of electronics.

Manufacturer Take-Back
If donating your copiers or printers isn't an option, check with the manufacturer of the machine.  Many companies now have take-back programs in place for recycling e-waste such as non-working copiers and printers.  This option not only keeps the hazardous materials from your machines out of the landfill, but it allows the manufacturer to reuse many resources from the machine such as raw materials and heavy metals.

Find a Licensed Disposal Facility
Last but not least is the option of finding a government licensed electronics disposal facility.  These companies will dispose of your copier machine, printer, or fax machine in an environmentally safe way that will meet your legal obligations and also achieve the maximum environmental benefit of disposal. Generally a disposal facility will take printers or copy machines such as Canon copymachines or Toshiba copy machines and dismantle them into their composite materials which can then be recycled and entered back into the manufacturing process, thereby helping the environment and preserving natural resources.


Whatever option you choose, just remember to recycle or refurbish your copy machine or printer - don't let it end up in the landfill!

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Buyer's Guide To Copier Machines

Copier machines today do not just copy documents; they now offer different features such as scanning, faxing as well as printing.  As machines becomes more advanced, it is hard to decide which machine would suit your needs.  Knowing the important features that the company needs however, can change that and make it easier to find the right copier.


That being said, to find the copier machine that would suit your needs, you must have a checklist or a guideline about the type of machine you need as well as other considerations such as budget, purpose and where you will be placing your new copier.

Analog Copier
If you are on a tight budget and would only need the most basic photocopying services, then an analogue copier machine would suit you.  Analog copiers are more affordable compared to color and digital machines.  Copies made can be of good quality depending on the brand and specifications of the machine that you would buy.

Digital Copier
On the other hand, if you want more functionality but have a limited a budget, a digital photocopying machine is your best option.  Digital photocopying machines usually come with two or three features such as fax and print features in one unit.  They are a bit more expensive than the basic copier but are slightly lower in price than a color copier.  Digital copiers are stable, cleaner running, and produce less noise than the analog ones and the printing quality is better.

Colored Copier
If you want the latest features combined with functionality and budget is not an issue, then a colored copier is the best machine for you.  Colored units are also preferred for advertising companies or those that specialize in fliers, brochures or magazines and ad campaigns.

The multi-functional copiers can be a real ROI for the company.  These machines include three or four functions such as scanning, printing, faxing and photocopying in one unit and they are ideal for big companies who require all the functions.  Some multi-function copiers include only two or three functions and are cheaper compared to a four- or five-in-one multi-function copier.

Purchasing your Copier

Now that you have a basic overview of the different types of copiers, the next thing to do is to check the size of the copier.  Do consider the location of the copier.  Will you place it on top of a table or in a corner as a standalone?  Shop around to compare prices.  There are several brands that you can choose from. Examples of brands are Canon copiers, Ricoh,Toshiba, Sharp and Xerox.  Refurbished copiers are also available; they are cheaper and the best buys if you are not a heavy user.

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The Environmental Impact of Buying Refurbished Copiers

"Going green" seems to be a very common trend these days.  From household cleaning products to the car sitting in your driveway to the recycling bin at your grocery store; almost every product has a way to help preserve the environment.  Did you know though, that you can take this a step further and keep your office green as well?  Buying refurbished copiers can help save money, natural resources, raw materials, and help protect the environment.


Buying a refurbished copy machine means that you're eliminating the need for new raw materials for a new machine.  This helps preserve the natural resources that are necessary in the manufacturing of the plastics, metals, and chemicals in the ink and toner.  The natural resources that are preserved in the manufacturing process alone are reason enough to consider buying a refurbished copy machine
Copiers can also have power save modes or sleep features.  This is very similar to when your computer goes to sleep after a period of inactivity.  The copiers will go through the same process, shutting down unnecessary programs in order to save electricity.  This not only puts money back in your pocket, but also helps cut down on your company's carbon footprint.  Looking for the "Energy Star" logo on your refurbished copier is a wonderful way to make sure that your copier has been endorsed by the government's energy saving programs.

Even simply buying ink and toner cartridges and refilling them after they've run empty can help lessen the impact on the environment.  This process will provide the same benefits that buying the refurbished copier will: lessen the use of natural resources during the manufacturing process, and reducing the need for raw materials.

Refurbished copiers also help keep the materials out of landfills.  Copiers and ink and toner cartridges are composed of elements and chemicals that take hundreds of years to completely decompose in a landfill.  Buying a refurbished copier can help reduce the pollution from the landfill.


Refurbished copiers are a wonderful way to help reduce the impact on the environment.  Even big brands like Canon copiers, Ricoh copiers, and Toshiba copiers can be refurbished to help keep your office Eco-friendly.  So if you need to help keep your office green, why not buy a refurbished copier? From preserving natural resources, cutting down on raw materials, and reducing the energy costs, refurbished copiers are a wonderful way to help protect our environment.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

A laser copier printer is one of the best investments.

Laser and inkjet are some of the common technology used in printers for commercial or personal purposes.  Every printer model varies in aspects such as technology, features, functions, appearance and quality.  Hence, plan your budget and determine your requirements before simply rushing out to buy any printer.


A laser copier printer is one of the best investments.  Generally, it can last for a long time due to its high quality and technology.  Selling one as a second-hand is not a problem.  There is always some demand for such a printer for commercial or personal purposes.  This is very much understandable considering its high speed, quality and clarity of printing documents.

Generally, laser copier printers are divided into two categories, mono and color.  A mono laser printer only prints in black and white.  However, a color printer can print in color and is very suitable for printing digital photos and images.  It is much more costly than a mono printer is.  A large printer using color laser technology is usually used in a digital photo shop for printing photos and images.
A laser printer uses a toner cartridge, similar to a fax machine.  This cartridge can last for many months, immaterial of whether it is a color or mono one.  Some laser models can print documents at one side. Other models can print on both sides and they are called as duplex printers.

A duplex printer usually has function buttons for you to choose one-sided or duplex printing.  With duplex printing, there is no necessity to waste time and energy to take out the printed-paper and turn it over the side for double-side printing.  You may save money as time goes on.  There is less electricity used for printing.

All-in-one printer, which uses laser technology, can perform many functions. Some models can scan and print documents while others can scan, fax and print documents or photos.  Hence, you do not have to spend money to buy a separate scanner or fax machine.  It also saves some space at your home or office.

Since a laser copier printer usually uses digital technology with memory functions, using one is indeed easy.  You save some of your favorite features for printing without having to choose the required features all the time.  Therefore, if you want to enjoy high speed, quality and clarity of printing, consider getting a laser copier printer.  It might be worth the price in the long run.

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