Monday, June 21, 2010

What to Look For in a Copy Machine

Thinking about copy machine leasing? Here are some of the basic things you’re going to want to look for while attempting to identify the perfect copy machine for you and your business. With a series of different features and functions available, and typically having an effect on pricing, it’s important you narrow down your choices and find exactly what it is you are looking for.

Copy Volume & Copy Speed

Make sure to figure out approximately how many copies you’ll make in a month. Also, the CPM of a machine (Copies-Per-Minute) refers to the amount of letter-sized copies the device can produce at full speed for a single minute. (REMINDER: This doesn’t include two-sided prints or unusually sized prints.)

Sorters & Staplers

While a sorter can assist with organization, it’s not a necessity unless you’re dealing with a series of multi-page documents. Additionally, the stapler provides the option to auto-staple documents together, but like the sorter, if you aren’t dealing with a plethora of multi-sheet documents, you may not even need it.


The device that allows you to copy on both sides of a piece of paper. If this is something your business papers require, get one. If not, don’t bother.

There are a bunch of other devices and features on your typical copy machines, such as feeders and paper supply trays. As long as your knowledgeable about what your company needs and what individual copy machines offer, you should be able to easily find the best copier for you.

1 comment:

  1. I never thought about the copying speed of the machine before. I think a fast copier would be great. We have a lot of employees and often not enough time to copy things for all of them before a big meeting. Will definitely use this information.