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How long should my copier last?

That’s the million dollar question. Typically, copiers should last 3-5 years, depending on the type of machine you have and how much you use it. The better question to ask yourself is: Is my copier still meeting our needs?

1) Are you maintaining the copy and print volumes that you originally estimated at the sale? Is it more? Is it less?

2) Has anything changed in your organization such as the number of people who use your copier, improvements in technology, needing to print in color, new requirements to print 11x17 or edge to edge, etc.?

3) Is your copier still compatible with the technology that you are using now and into the foreseeable future?

4) Are you aware of what a new machine can now do? There may be features now available to solve some of your office problems.

Security, scanning, mobile, and cloud-based technologies are evolving at a rapid pace, so if your copier can’t keep up, hanging on to a device strictly to squeeze some more mileage out of it may end up costing you more in the long run.

So while the copier could “last” longer, it could still be better for your business to consider an upgrade—or an additional device. A good salesperson will work with you to identify what you need, not just what they want to sell.


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