Your investment in a good commercial copier, printer, or scanner is extremely important to your business. The wrong decision can reduce productivity as well as cost you money. Here are a few things that can help make the right decision on a good commercial copier.
- What features are important to your organization? Do you scan large amounts of documentation? If so, a robust auto feeder is desirable. Do you staple many documents? If so, a stapler/finisher will be helpful. Do you use different paper sizes? If so, multiple paper drawers are a good idea.
- Printing speed. If you are an organization with a lot of employees using the copier, speed may be important to avoid lines and increase productivity.
- Paper capacity. If the copier is in constant use you don’t want your employees to constantly be loading paper. This is time-consuming and is the most common cause of a paper jam. A large capacity drawer may make sense.
- Copier security. This is important both for hacking and hard drive disposal. Look for a machine where you both overwrite and erase the hard drive at the end of a lease.
Hopefully these questions and concerns will help when you need to get your next machine.