Why Warm-up Time Matters

Choosing the right copier for your business means getting something that fits your needs. Not everyone’s needs are the same, and not every copier is built the same. You need to find the right match to maximize your efficiency. People make the mistake all the time of assuming that print speed is the only thing that matters when it comes to how efficient your machine is. However, it’s not the only thing that matters, which is why we want to tell you why warm-up time matters.

Warm-up time is the time it takes for your copier or print to go from being completely off to producing the first print. For some businesses this is completely insignificant. However, for some others this is the most important determinant of how efficient their machine is.

For example, let’s say you run a small family business. You may only do a few print jobs a day, and they may be only around 10 pages or so. In this situation you may be turning your printer on and off several times during the day. This is when warm-up time matters the most. Print speed doesn’t matter as much if you aren’t doing big print jobs. You will find yourself wasting more time waiting for your printer to get ready than you would waiting for the print job to finish.

Alternatively, if you work in a huge office or law firm then print speed will be much more important. Your office machine will basically stay on once you get business rolling for the day. You won’t have to worry about warm-up time more than that first time.

Warm-up time matters differently for different businesses. Come into Madison Copier to make sure you are getting  a copier that matches your needs. We can match you with the right option for your business.