A big investment like purchasing or leasing a printer should never be taken lightly. When your company decides to invest in high quality, high-volume printers, the whole team should take a few things into consideration. Printers are build with the future in mind, more specifically, your future.

However, we’ve found that the biggest point of hesitation in the printer buying process isn’t the hefty price tag of the device, but the continual cost of toner.

Toner costs can be a shocking, initial charge to the printing novice. It’s cost is one of the factors towards a shift to inkjet printing.

Particularly with production printing, the biggest decision you and your team will need to make is between toner and inkjet machines. Each have their own unique advantages, as well as disadvantages. You can make this decision based on total cost for your operations, workload, and how your office operates.

There are so much that go into a high cost investment like production printers but thankfully, Xerox is helping companies all over the world sort through and pick out what your business should be looking for.

Howie Fenton has been in the graphic communications industry for over 25 years and has become a voice of authority in all things printing, with focuses in operational production and digital printing. He has identified some key considerations when it comes to comparing toner and inkjet fleets.

  1. In general, inkjet presses are usually more productive and cost efficient, however the size of their workload determines its cost efficiency. Large workloads equals more cost effectiveness. What sort of volume does your business have?
  2. Think about your staffing the square footage of your space? What is more efficient, twelve machines or four high speed devices?
  3. Don’t forget about those energy and electricity bills! Inkjet machines can drastically increase your electricity bills depending on where it’s located.
  4. Consider paper costs and which devices may have an environmentally friendly alternative.
  5. What’s inside your machine? Depending on your choice, you may have reusable or self-service options. This is a big saver on parts and travel costs.

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