One of the most difficult thing about leasing a copier can be figuring out your monthly costs on consumables. Things like paper and ink will always need to be purchased, and keeping the price down is extremely important. At Copier Cleveland we want to help you understand the copier leasing industry. That is why we put together this little lesson on how to save on prints in Cleveland!
Prints are the ultimate consumable when it comes to copiers. There is no way to get around it. Unfortunately, copier leasing companies know this, and use it as a way to overcharge you on prints.
When you are working with your leasing company they will ask you roughly how many prints you plan on going through in a month. This is where they will try and trick you because they will make you want to buy more than you will actually need. They will make this sound like a good idea because there are generally extra fees attached if you need more prints after you pass your monthly quota. However, this is a trap!
Let’s say that you are a company that uses around 25,000 prints a month. You may suggest that you want 25,000 prints, but your leasing representative will suggest that you do 30,000 instead. That way you have extra prints in case you go over and won’t have to worry about the extra fees. However, this will hurt you in the long run.
Here is an example of how going with the 30,000 print options can hurt you, even if the price per print is lower.
25,000 prints per month at $.015 per print = $375 per month on prints
30,000 prints per month at $.014 per print = $420 per month on prints
That is an extra $45 a month on prints. Now, that may not sound like much to avoid the dreaded extra fees. The secret though, is that most businesses never actually use their extra prints. They do not roll over into the next month are it is usually just wasted money. And that extra money really adds up over the course of your lease.
$45 a month x 60 months = $2,700 over the course of a standard 5-year lease
If you want to learn more about how to save money on your copier lease then contact Copier Cleveland today. We believe in honesty first, and will help you with whatever you need to get the right contact for your business.