These days there are photocopiers compact enough to just be placed on the corner of your desk. Indeed, this makes picking out a photocopier for your home or office more challenging than ever. There is a plethora of machines to pick from! How do you determine which one is the best for you? Here are some vital questions for you to ask yourself.
What kind of copy jobs will you be doing? Will you often be printing large numbers of materials? Someone who typically has to prepare pamphlets or booklets will have different copying requirement than someone who only needs to copy a few pages from time to time. Do you require something that is capable of making copies of a variety of pages all at once? Do you frequently see yourself having to print between 20 and 30 pages or more at a time? You will need to shop for something that is greater in size than a desktop copier that can only copy one page at a time from time to time. Are there any particular needs as far as the kind of paper you prefer? Will you be doing lots of copying on to things like cardstock, blueprint paper or other specialty materials? If so, obviously you’ll need to look for copiers that can handle specialty types of applications. If you use a paper that is too thick, you could suffer a lot of paper jams. Always make sure before you buy that a photocopier can handle the job adequately and easily.
Does your business have a heavy volume of photocopying done every day? If you rarely need to make copies you could probably get by with a small table top copier. If you or your employees make copies every day or even several times a day, you will want to get a sturdier machine that can handle your needs. Overusing a machine meant for lighter volume will cause it to fail faster. What will happen is interruption of work plus excess spending to have the machine fixed properly, etc. On the other hand, you don’t want overkill with a machine that is way too much for what you need. But there’s nothing wrong with getting a machine that is slightly more than you need.
There are hundreds of different photocopiers out there. Deciding which one is optimal for your home or business can be difficult. The optimal method for deciding on a copy machine is to find out what you desire the machine to be capable of doing, prior to looking for one. Your necessities will rule your final selection.