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Choosing Between Color and Black and White Printers

Printer products in Tucson, Sierra Vista and Mesa/Phoenix

Whether you are buying or leasing a printer, one of the choices you will have to make is whether you want a color or black and white machine. Although color printers are much more affordable than they were in the past, they are not the right fit for every office. As you consider your options, keep these factors in mind to help you select the best possible printer for your needs.

Purchase Price

Color printers are less expensive than they used to be, but they are still more expensive than black and white printers. The cost of today’s color printers is no longer prohibitive for most businesses, so if you will be doing color printing as part of your work, then it makes sense to buy or rent a color printer. This will save you from paying for outside printing whenever you need color documents. However, if color printing is a rarity for your company, there is no advantage to paying extra for a color printer that you wouldn’t really use. In these instances, a black and white printer is more reasonable for your company, and you can use outside printers on the rare occasions in which you need a color job done.

Ease of Use

Both color and black and white printers are easy to use and should be adopted by your employees without any issues. Some color printers are slightly more complex, since they allow you to switch between color and black and white printing, but the differences are not significant enough to be a serious factor for most companies.

Cost Per Page

A good way to evaluate a printer is not just its purchase price but also the cost per page. Color printers cost more on average per page because they require multiple ink cartridges. Color printers tend to need service more often, which also increases the costs.

Arizona Business Equipment will help you choose the right kind of printer for your needs, based on your budget and the kind of printing you do. For additional information about purchasing a printer or printer leasing in Tucson, please call (520) 888-2679.

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