Make sure you have the edge in Las Vegas
Here’s a little trick that will save you a lot of headache when you compare copy machines. This will get you to the bottom line when you’re comparing two copiers. It’s called the differential.
Let’s say that you are comparing a $6000 copier and a $12,000 copier and you want to know which one is the best deal over all. First you find the difference between the two machines ($12,000-$6000=$6000) Then you find the difference between the cost per print. So if the $12,000 copier is %.06 per print, and the $6000 copier is $.09 the difference is $.03 ($.09-$.06=$.03). Then you divide the first number by the second. $6000/$.0=200,000, or 3,333 prints per month. The rest is simple, if you plan on doing less than 3,333 prints per month then it doesn’t make dollar sense to go with the $12,000 machine.
These are only some of the factors that we help our clients with. Call us to hear more!
Make sure that you are safe in the Las Vegas market
Human nature has a way of avoiding problems. Sometimes rather than face the pain of solving an issue we tend to forget about it. This happens all too often in the copier world, and I hate to see it. There are some great copier dealers here in Vegas, so you may be fine, but if you want to be sure, check through the following list.
- Are you only printing letter and legal but you have a machine that prints tabloid (11X17)?
- Do you print black and white, but have a color capable copier?
- Do you pay for prints that you don’t even use?
- Are you paying a lot of money but printing relatively little?
If you answered yes to any of these, than you should see a red flag, there is a chance that you are being taken advantage of.
If you want to hear more about this, or you have other copier questions, then give us a call.
11×17 Tabloid Copiers
Some business know that a 11×17 copiers are necessary for their operation. They don’t need to research, but it you do some tabloid copying and you don’t know whether to buy an 11×17 copier then you should. Having one can save you money, or cost you money.
What we have found is that at ten percent there is a breaking point. If ten percent of your total prints are tabloid size then it’s almost always worth buying an 11×17 capable machine. If you are under ten percent then it probably won’t benefit you to have one. It’s still worth considering if the convenience is worth the cost though. How far under ten percent are you? How will you get those prints or copies done if you don’t do them yourself and how much is that going to cost? If you do really high volume then this ten percent rule may be a bit lower.
If your looking for an 11×17 copier in Las Vegas we can help you out. Give us a call!
Las Vegas, get the right document management
Are you looking for a document management system in Las Vegas? There are a lot of decisions to make and a lot of information to digest before you finally choose. Have you thought about your capturing feature though? If you are planning to use your copier then you may have already contacted the copier manufacturer to see if they offer one. Most of them do, Xerox has Scanflow, Kyocera has KyoCapture, Lexmark has DocMP, HP has NetDocuments, Ricoh has DocumentMall etc. For the most part they don’t let you add competing brands’ devices to their system though.
A solid document management platform will be compatible with all the major brands. It should also be able to capture, index, store, and retrieve your files easily. If the one that you are looking at can’t do these things then you may be looking in the wrong place to start with.
We have a document management platform that we’re pretty proud to partner with. They can typically set you up for about 1/5 the price of the competitors. Call us if you would like a demo.
Some copiers are a health hazard, you need to know this in Las Vegas
You may have heard the term VOC being thrown around. If you haven’t, or you don’t know what it means then you probably don’t know that your copier is capable of producing them. VOC stands for volatile organic compounds and commonly copiers will produce them, most notable ozone. It’s good for the sky and keeping us from getting sunburned but it’s not too good for our lungs. Below are a few of ozone’s effects according to Web MD.
- Lung irritation and inflammation
- Coughing, wheezing, and pain when a taking a deep breath
- Permanent lung damage with repeated exposure
- Worse Asthma, higher chances of pneumonia, and decreased lung capacity
So if you are like me you want to know if your copier is producing these VOCs. You need to ask “How much is the corona wire for this machine?” If the cost is included then you have a VOC producer on your hands. Make sure that you take the steps to stay safe.
If you have questions about copiers, or the health of the effects of them please feel free to call.
Are your Las Vegas employees getting trained?
You only have to see what “Back to the Future” portrayed our time as to know that copier would have been a space age novelty a few years. These days they are just a part of the office and it’s easy to forget how sophisticated they really are. I’m always surprised to find that for the minimal cost most businesses never get the training for employees to learn all that they can do.
Here’s a common example. You need 1/4 page size fliers for your sales department to hand out. Nearly all of the time someone is going to make a copy of the flier, shrink it, print it, shrink it again, then copy and paste it. All in all they took twenty minutes to produce a product that now isn’t even very good because of the process used to make it. With the proper training this would have taken three minutes and the flier would be professional quality.
You bought the machine so you might as well get all that you can out of it. How many hours do you think are wasted each year from examples like the one above? Give us a call if you want to get the most out of your copier.
Should you really rent?
For occasional copying it seems that renting is the way to go. You don’t need it all the time so why would you pay to have it all of the time? These days those are the right kind of questions to ask, paying too much isn’t an option. When you do the math you may find out that renting may actually be more expensive though.
You need to know:
- How much do you print in a given month?
- How fast do you need the copier to be?
- Do you need more advanced functions like stapling, hole punching, 11×17 capabilities etc.?
If you print high volumes, but infrequently then leasing may be a viable option. You also get the benefit of a copier full time. If you have too many advanced features that you need then renting might still be the best option. This varies case to case but it’s worth a few minutes to research and find out.
Call us if you are interested in leasing or renting, we can help you make the right decision and explain why.
We have used copiers too!
So you are searching Las Vegas for a used copier. I have found that many types of people end up in this search. Some are startups looking for a good starter machine. Some are seasoned business owners who know that a used copier can save them a lot of money if they need something for six months to a year. We would love to help you in your particular search.
We have used Xerox copiers, used HP copiers, used Kyocera copiers, and used Lexmark copiers all available to the Las Vegas metro area. We are very careful about quality and have every machine gone over by one of our trained technicians before it leaves. We also provide a standard 30 day onsite warranty with every copier we sell.
Many of these copiers were out on lease and were simply returned because the lease ended. This may be your solution if you’ve been trying to get all the features that you need without breaking the bank. Another option we have is remanufactured toner, it can save you money and help out the environment.
Call us if you have any questions!
Businesses in Las Vegas may or may not have plenty of cash to spend on a copier machine. Either way, selecting a color copier in Las Vegas should be carefully evaluated prior to committing to the purchase. The ong-term effects of this decision may impact your financial statements in unexpected ways.
For example, the monthly output of the copier must effectively cover the costs of the depreciation expense over the machine’s useful life. If the output volume is insufficient to cover this deferred expense, you might notice that a significant amount of money is subtracted from your balance sheet.
Our representatives can:
• Analyze your business operations
• Narrow the selection of models within your price range
• Advise you on the various economies of the various models
What other service in Las Vegas will go so far to ensure that your business is running at optimal capacity without overextending your long-term interests? Call us today for a friendly chat about our many different models.
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Here in Las Vegas it can be a gamble when you talk to copier reps! Sometimes they get you to bet against the house by purchasing a Las Vegas copier bigger than you need! Take the A3 copier that prints tabloid prints for example. Not only are you spending more initially, but you are sucking your savings over the whole year by printing your letter and legal on it as well (depending on your print volume)!
Sometimes in this Las Vegas copier environment your ace in the hole can be a copier that just prints letter and legal making it so that you’re not waiting around on your slow expensive tabloid A3 copier when your A4 does it better and cheaper with speed! Living in Las Vegas you know that you want to work the odds in your favor as much as possible and to never bet against the house–especially when it’s yours! For a copier Las Vegas can trust, give us a call to match you up with what you really need! Take your chances on the slots of copier reps or inform yourself by counting the cards that you print, and make sure that the money you make in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas!!