The Cost of Owning a Multifunction Printer in 2021

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It seems like everything is getting more expensive these days--so what has happened to the price of multifunction printers? Let's take a look at the cost of buying and owning a multifunction printer in 2021!

An Unusual Year

Let's face it: if you're a little confused by prices lately, you're not alone. 2020 and 2021 have seen record levels of uncertainty in just about every realm, from business workflows to toilet paper sales. However, that doesn't change the fact that you and your company need reliable, measurable costs and prices--especially when it comes to an important investment like a multifunction printer. Let's take a look at what multifunction printers cost in this day and age!

Buying

The initial price-tag on a multifunction printer depends on a lot of things, like:

  • Size

Naturally, larger machines cost more, but bigger isn't always better when it comes to the latest multifunction devices.

  • Features

Multifunction printers come with a long list of optional features, which may be either a must-have or a no-thanks for your business. The more features a machine has, the higher the price--but a more advanced machine may be cheaper in the long run.

  • Functionality

At the end of the day, it's most important to select a device that does what you need it to do. Multifunction printers provide a variety of services, including printing, scanning, faxing, and copying, and the price will depend on what combination you choose as well as how the printer is expected to operate in your workflow (for example, how frequently you'll want to print and at what speeds).

Owning

Once you own a multifunction printer, you'll still have to pay to operate the device. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Supplies

Don't forget to consider consumables into your overall print price.

  • Energy costs

Multifunction printers are heroes of efficiency, but they do still come with an energy cost.

  • Maintenance and repairs

Hopefully, your multifunction device will perform well for years to come--but if something goes wrong and you need repairs, that will add to the overall cost. It's also important to figure some regular maintenance into your budget.

Want to learn more about owning--and paying for--multifunction printers in 2021 and beyond? Contact us today!

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