Business expenses seem to rack up far more quickly than simple living expenses. You generally know what you’re spending around the house; bills, mortgage, groceries, a repair or a new appliance here and there. It’s all accounted for, and you know whether it’s in the budget. Business costs, on the other hand, involve hundreds, thousands of tiny expenses all adding up. It’s not just bills and your lease. It’s a small army of people, devices, supplies, utilities, and furnishings that all demand another dollar here and there for repair, maintenance, resource-consumption, and restocking for things like printer paper and other office supplies. All these little expenses don’t look like much on their own, but they add up fast.

Efficiency is key. We save money on the little things, and then we have that money to put towards the important stuff. Your printer is one of the cornerstones of your office, so: efficient printer = efficient office. Here are some things to consider:

  • Your printer is on all day. This means that it’s constantly sucking up electricity and raising your bill. Newer devices, as a rule, tend to be far more energy-efficient than older models.
  • If it’s is kind of fidgety about producing quality prints, then your staff is printing a document two, three times to get one good copy. That’s a big waste of power, ink, paper, and time.
  • Even when they print the document correctly on the first try, older models tend to be slower, again, costing your staff time that could be better spent doing something more productive than waiting for a document to print.
  • The older the model, the more frequent the repairs.

There are office managers who will hold onto old, outdated equipment to the bitter end. They like to imagine that they’re frugal, but a better word for it might be “stubborn.” Over the years, a rickety old unit is going to cost you a lot more on wasted electricity, ink, paper, maintenance, and staff hours than a new one ever will.

If you’re ready to upgrade and start saving, contact Copylite today. We’ll help to assess your printing needs and set you up with the best equipment for your office.