Repair or Replace? How to Tell When It's Time for a New Printer

Chicago Print Repair

Repair or replace? That is the question; at least, it's the question we often hear when it comes to older printers or copiers.

As with any machinery, printers and copiers tend to break down the closer they get to the end of their lifespan. For some machines, this means that repairs are too costly to justify for the time you might still get out of your printer. For others, it's worth fixing for a few more years of good service. Here's how to tell when it's time for a new printer instead of repairing your old one.

Your Print Costs Are Too High

Let's leave aside the costs of repairing your printer for a moment and examine your day-to-day printing costs. Are you paying more per page than you'd like to be? Have you researched what a typical newer model of printer would cost per page? For many companies, older machines are costly whether or not they're breaking down. Talk with a trusted local dealer to estimate your current cost per page and compare to what you could be paying.

Your Productivity is Going Down

Are you familiar with every crevice and crack in the walls of your printer room because you spend too much time there twiddling your thumbs? Many older printers are slow or unreliable, requiring "babysitting" to get a job done. Even if your printer is still functioning, this kind of time waste costs your business money. It's time to replace your printer if it's costing you too much time.

Your Technician Has You on Caller ID

Finally, your printer is ready for retirement if you're on a first-name basis with your local printer repair technician. Frequent repairs aren't just costly; they're also an enormous drain on your productivity.

If you're ready for a new printer for your Chicago company, give us a call.

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