Are you getting ready to buy a copier in Madison, WI? It seems the only thing people like to do worse than go through the steps of getting a new copier in Madison, WI is find out they have the plague. It is a pain to buy a copier, in general. Why? Too many agendas. You have your agenda of trying to get the lowest cost for the best copier possible. That’s a good agenda. One dealer will be selling Canon, another Toshiba, another Kyocera and yest another Xerox.
It gets hard to muddle through all of this when you have the Konica dealer talking about the Konica Minolta BizHub 351C, you have the Xerox rep talking about how great the Xerox WorkCentre 7435 is and then the Kyocera rep starts talking about the Kyocera TaskAlfa 400CI.
The Kyocera rep starts talking about long life drums on the Kyocera TaskAlfa 400CI, the Xerox reps starts talking about the low cost of a tabloid sized print on the Xerox WorkCentre 7435 and then the Konica Minolta rep starts talking about the low upfront cost on the Konica Minolta BizHub 351C.
You are not a copier expert. You want a fair deal, yes, agood deal even. But how do you sift through all of this? May we suggest a simple method to cut through all of the agendas?
Comparison. Give the assumptions to all of the devices which will do what you need and make sure all things are equal. Do something like this when you are getting quotes.
Need: Print, Copy, Scan, and Fax. Tabloid Paper. (or Letter/Legal if you do not need tabloid…). Do not need a finisher. Need 3 paper input sources.
3,000 color prints per month/8,000 Black and White Prints (10% of these tabloid)
48M FMV lease preferred. Want Equipment cost, supplies and maintenance costs seperated along with a FINAL NUMBER which would include all monthly costs for the above scenario added together.
If you do something like this, you can see the cost differences between the Xerox, Konica Minolta and the Kyocera copiers. You can then look at print samples and see what output looks good. No need to go and research the difference between ceramic and selinium drums… Simplify your process on buying a copier in Madison, WI!