Have you ever sat back and realized that you buy new shoes all the time because your last pair was cheap, and the one before that, and so on? You’ve never spent more than $20 on a pair of shoes, and they wear out before the season is over. In this scenario, you end up spending more on shoes than if you had spent a good $150 on a great pair because you are constantly replacing what you have. The same can be applied to a copier. If you buy the cheapest model, you may end up paying for that decision in repairs, overused consumables, and the need for a new printer way before you should have needed one.
Cheap printers are more likely to have issues with ink and toner, constant paper jams, roller issues, and more. They may have lighter security also, being more susceptible to being hacked. Not only does this mean you’ll have to call the repairman, (and he doesn’t come for free) it also puts you and your employees at risk; not to mention the frustration associated with printer problems.
Often, cheap printers are inefficient in their use of consumables such as energy, ink and toner, and paper. Your electricity bill may be higher simply because of all of those inefficient printers whirring away all day. Newer versions have low power modes and will turn off after too many minutes without use. If your printer is jamming paper, streaking ink and running constantly, you are going to pay for that.
Time for a New Printer… Again?
If you choose to buy a cheap printer, you are more than likely to end up right back here; trying to choose a new printer. So instead of going to the shoe store every other month for the same type of shoe, just buy the Clarks. You won’t regret it.