Printer Technology And Short Term Hire

The advancements in the technological field have had a direct impact on the printing technology over the years. These advancements have led to a shift from the use of impact printers to the modern, faster, more energy efficient non-impact printers. It has also led to increased efficiency among printers and the incorporation of other functions to derive the modern day multi-functional printers.

Some of the recent notable developments in printing technology include three-dimensional printing, on demand high speed digital printing and hybrid print processes and technology. Printing software has also come a long way. It is now possible to customise the software to the needs of a specific company and especially where mass printing is required.

Leasing office printers

The purchase of a good printer is a capital-intensive activity and not all businesses have the resources to splash on new printers. This is especially the case for small growing businesses that may require several printers at a go. In such cases, the best option is to lease the printers either directly from printer manufacturers or from stores that specialise in short term equipment leasing.

But what should you look for when leasing a printer? The first step is to identify the model and printer specifications that will be sufficient to service the needs of your business. Once you have narrowed it down, you can then start looking for a store that stocks the specific printers or those with similar specifications. The second step is to compare the terms and conditions of the lease. A thorough analysis of the terms and conditions of engagement is important so that you can differentiate what your business will be responsible for and what the manufacturer or the store will be tasked with. Questions to ask here are: how much money will you be expected to pay over the duration of the lease? Who takes care of the maintenance costs? Is the printer insured against different perils such as theft and if not, who should take care of this?

Third, are there any after sale services offered by the manufacturer or store? Does the company offer delivery and installation services for the printers leased from them? Can the manufacturer or the store you are working with train your employees on proper use to prevent damage? If not, are the user manuals available in an easy to understand language? While some of these considerations may seem minor, they make all the difference. At the end of the day, they affect your expenditure and therefore your profitability.