In the same way that digital downloads replaced vinyl records, analog copiers have failed to keep pace with even the most basic of their digital counterparts for two reasons: productivity and quality. The modern copy machine is much more than just a device used to reproduce printed material. Often multifunctional in scope, digital copiers are all-in-one office suites, capable of scanning, copying, printing, faxing, downloading and emailing it is pretty much capable of anything!
Most business owners and their employees would agree that they would not want to go one day without their digital copier. However, choosing the right digital copier for your business can be tough. Your purchase decision will depend on many considerations. The most crucial steps are to understand the key features and knowing the differences between the choices. Let’s review the top 4 key features that need to be considered when choosing your copier:
1 – Print Speed: Unlike older models that capped out at around 30 pages per minute (ppm), newer digital copiers have the capabilities of printing anywhere from 22 ppm, on the low end, up to 100 ppm with deluxe models. Reducing warm-up requirements, “first copy out” speeds have also improved.
2 – Print Volume: Depending on the size of the machine, paper capacity is often listed as “tray” or “cassette. Both names are interchangeable. Basic models of digital copiers are capable of 100 sheets in the tray and 250 in the cassette. If you are looking for a large-scale, multifunction machines can accommodate 500 sheets in the tray and about 2,000 sheets in the cassette that are often distributed through more than one.
3 – Added Functionalities: These are the features that really have the potential to cut costs throughout your business. Multifunctional machines may include wireless connectivity, interactive touch-screen control panels, image editing, large built-in hard devices for document storage and enhanced security. All of these functionalities are beneficial, but removing the ones your business does not necessarily need, can reduce your spending costs drastically.
4 – Graphic Capabilities: Most commonly known as multifunction or production printers, models with graphic capabilities ensure the highest resolution (2,400 x 2,400 dpi is standard) as well as color management through five-color control. These models provide reliable and exact reproduction of source materials.
Overall, the encompassing design of a digital copier provides a high degree of cost savings and key features that are keeping up with today’s technology. Several copiers meeting your requirements should be evaluated before making a final decision, to just make sure it is the right choice for your business.
A1 Image has a vast assortment of top of the line digital copiers that can fit any business requirements. We offer in-house demos, which is the best way to test out a copier and see if it is right for your business. Ready to talk digital copiers? Call us now! 972-437-2320