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It’s easy to be led by your wallet when looking to buy a printer and get drawn to cheaper devices because of the lower upfront costs. But this sort of short-term thinking ignores the true costs of printing: buying the device is just the start of the process, and one of the key things to think about is the running costs. Of course, when purchasing a printer or MFP it is crucial to make sure that the product meets your needs, but it is the wiseman that thinks about more than just the box and sees that buying cheap may turn out to be just the opposite. You should always take a little more time to consider Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
There is one simple rule to remember – The cheaper the product, the more expensive it is to run.
This may not be an issue if you do not print very much, however, you will be surprised how quickly costs can rise if you get this wrong. Therefore, the first thing you should do is work out your Average Monthly Print Volume (AMPV). Most people can have a very good guess of how much they print in a day, take this number and multiply by 20 working days in a month to get your AMPV. Once you have this information you will be better equipped to make the right decision.
Make a shortlist of products for consideration based on specifications, functionality and price, then pause! You need to think running costs and think about TCO. How long do replacement toners last (specified in pages) and how much do they cost? What other consumables are required for each machine e.g. Image Drum units, Fuser units, Transfer belts, paper feed rollers etc. and how often do these components need to be changed. It’s all there on product datasheets, you just need to know how to read them.
To begin working out the TCO of a printer there are a few key steps. You first need to divide cost of each consumable by its life to determine the cost per page.
Price / Life = CPC
Once you have the CPC of each consumable, you can add add each of them together and start to build the TCO for each product.
Using ultra-long-life image drum technology means that depending, on how much you print, toner may be the only consumable you ever need to change. For example, you can work out how many pages a machine would have to print every day (based on printing 20 working days per month over three years) before the drum unit would need to be replaced. Any machine printing less than the pages-per-day value would deliver a toner only proposition.
Another thing to consider is the cost of a replacement toner. Many manufacturers offer several different toner capacities for each machine priced in such a way to force users to spend lots of money upfront to get the lowest possible TCO. KYOCERA generally only supplies one toner size per machine, with a capacity in fitting with its AMPV specification and always at a low cost, to keep TCO to a minimum. Making original toners highly affordable means KYOCERA customers can afford to use original toners, and don’t have to look for generic replacements that may be unreliable and risk printing performance. Our original toners are guaranteed to deliver the best print quality possible with optimum performance and the utmost reliability.
TCO may not be flashiest subject, but if you’re buying a printer for your office it’s essential that you’re not distracted by a low upfront price, when in the long run you may end up paying more for replacement parts and consumables such as toner. You need to look at a printer as a long-term purchase, rather than a one-off, and unless you do a careful analysis of the TCO of a range of products, you may be surprised by how your printing costs mount up over the lifetime of your printer.
POSTED ORIGINALLY ON 17:27 11 June in Uncategorized by KYOCERA
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We had a great time speaking with The Shipping Zone’s owner, Jay Miller, last week. You can certainly gauge a businesses’ standing by the quality of those that run it! Jay is truly an entrepreneur at heart, and he has seen many successes since his career began. Before Jay acquired The Shipping Zone he was primarily laying brick with his other business Miller & Sons Masonry. Whether they were laying brick or shipping packages the focus was always the same - Quality is priority.
Jay recently sought to expand his business at The Shipping Zone and added a new production printing machine to his arsenal. It was his desire in this acquisition to be able to offer more products at a higher quality. Mr. Miller explained, “we took a big step and made a big investment in order to expand the business. We were continually asked about higher volume orders and we saw potential in upgrading.” Jay and the team at Shipping Zone have always been ones to leap at an opportunity when it presents itself.
The goal at The Shipping Zone is to be an asset and an assistance to local businesses and their advertising endeavors. They now have the ability to work with much higher volumes in a fraction of the time with their new printer. The AccurioPress C3070 digital press printer does it all: “high productivity up to 70 ppm, 2-sided banner printing, professional finishing, excellent image quality, real-time automated quality adjustments and so much more.” Jay has learned firsthand that quality equipment gleans quality product. His priority is to provide His customers with the highest quality product possible. With this new printer, Jay and his team will be able to further that vision and give even better products to their clients. After all, the best form of marketing is a happy customer!
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In 2018, CPI launched its very first Back to School Bash, providing backpacks and school supplies to students in our local community. The year before, CANHelp kicked off its Inaugural Hopkins County Back to School Fair to replace their Pack the Bus School Supplies Drive which had been held for over 10 years. This year we decided to join forces with CANHelp in order to maximize our reach and to bring the most impact to our community. The Back to School Fair brings community organizations, churches, and businesses all together in one place to help prepare the children of Hopkins County and their families for the start of school. This FREE Back to School Fair offers back packs and school supplies, haircuts, immunizations, dental screenings, games, community resources and so much more.
The Back to School Fair has grown each year, and this year we are excited to be partnering with CANHelp to better serve all families that need assistance. In 2017, CANHelp served over 800 children and families with the inaugural Back to School fair. In 2018, they partnered with our community to provide over $13,000 in backpacks and school supplies to families in Hopkins County.
Over 60% of the children in Hopkins County schools come from disadvantaged or low income families, and in some schools the percentage of low income rises over 70%. It's an honor to partner with CANHelp to help every student in Hopkins County start their school year with everything they need--completely free of charge. Community involvement is not an afterthought for us, but we believe it's our social responsibility.
The Back to School Fair is for every family and student in Hopkins County no matter what your income may be. To register for a free backpack and school supplies, please visit the offices at CANHelp to fill out a registration form. The 2019 Back to School Fair will be held on August 9th, 3-6pm at Hopkins County Civic Center.
Pursuing Progress doesn't always look like your own business's growth, but helping others pursue progress of their own! It's our honor to be able to partner with CANHelp to see Hopkin's County excel in greater measure!
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Family First Home Health and CPI have a great relationship that has truly been built on family values and loyalty. The mission of Family First Home Health is to "bring exceptional care into the homes of our community by providing a comprehensive approach to health care for all that we serve." Family First has run their business with excellence. They care for their community like they are family, not patients. Our relationship with Family First has been nothing short of the same standard! Both CPI and Family First have a clear understanding that relationship is of upmost importance in any business endeavor.
We are Family First
Lindsey Yost at Family First Home Health told us that when choosing a provider they "wanted someone to be on hand who [they] could call, someone to treat [them] like family." In their business, the associates are constantly printing, copying, faxing, and scanning. They needed a solution that was going to be sustainable and multi-faceted. Because of their relationship with CPI, they knew they would always be taken care of. Not only was the product valuable, but the service they received was reliable and excellent. The copiers/printers are used too often to try and come up with an in-house solution. They save money and time by having a business solutions provider that cares.
When your organization needs printers, make CPI your one-stop resource. Our experienced team can quickly outfit you with the cutting-edge technology you need and exceptional service you deserve—at a cost-effective price your budget demands. Does your organization need devices that can do it all? Then you’ve come to the right place. CPI offers a range of MFPs that can scan, email, route, fax, copy and, of course, print the documents required to get business done more efficiently.
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Most of us know from experience that consistency in business is the equivalent to striking gold. In an environment where everything seems to be unpredictable and uncertain, business owners hold closely any cost or profit that is stable. For Colonial Lodge, consistency was the determining factor for choosing to upgrade their phone systems with us. Before they switched over to our cloud-based VoIP services, they were battling inconsistent and inaccurate billing from their previous phone service provider. Malynda, at Colonial Lodge, loved knowing what the bill would be each month. It was also a great advantage to have a one source provider, where we could provide and service both their phone systems and copier/printers. Having fewer providers for their business solutions means less bills, less stress, and more time to spend with their residents!
About Colonial Lodge
Colonial Lodge is known for the family environment that they create for their residents. They have provided a place where people can have their freedom and be protected and safe simultaneously. "Colonial Lodge was created to provide seniors the independence they desire with the supportive services they need. Colonial Lodge prides itself in offering residents a lifestyle of convenience in an affordable environment."
Colonial Lodge took a step towards pursuing progress, and the results are not only freeing mentally but also cost-effective! If you're not convinced by their story, here's 5 business changing benefits to moving to our cloud-based phone systems.
5 Business Changing Benefits