Is your team slowed down by printer bottlenecks or frequent breakdowns? Eventually, every printer is going to stop working optimally, whether it’s continuous errors, slowing down, or just not functioning like it used to.

When that happens, is repair the right choice, or should you just replace your printer? Here are a few things to think about to help you make the right decision!

How old is your printer?

When was your device released? Print technology is constantly evolving. If you’ve had your printer for 5 years, but it was released two years before that, then you’re using 7-year-old technology. It impacts everything from its expected lifetime to how easy it is to get parts. If your printer is reaching legacy status, replacing it is probably the right move.

How many prints have you made?

Print volume is another consideration when deciding if it’s time to replace your printer. It’s like the mileage on your car. To check your volume, a good rule of thumb is to multiply the recommended monthly print volume by 84 (the number of months in 7 years). If your number is higher than the lifetime volume of the device (can be found by printing a configuration page from the device), it’s probably time to replace your printer.

Cost Per Page

If you’re working with a Managed Print provider, your “price-per-page” cost should be found on your monthly statement. If your device is older, it’s probably worth talking with your provider to find out if replacing the device would lower the cost per page on your contract.

Repair Costs are Growing

If you’re on a first-name basis with your repair tech, it’s probably time to replace your printer. When your warranty is up, and you’re paying labor costs for repairs, the bills can add up fast! If you’re calling your tech often, compare the total cost of replacement parts and labor to the cost of a new printer. This can help you make the best decision.

Are you ready to learn more? Why not give us a call and let us help! We can help you decide if it’s worth repairing your device or it’s time to replace your old printer. We can help you design the perfect solution to meet your business needs!