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What does a printer cost?


bigdave

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Staff member
#1
At work we have a Canon C3050 Imagerunner which takes paper stock up to 300gsm and does a pretty good job of printing short runs of leaflets & proofs. I don't really have the space at the moment to house a full size printer but nevertheless it got me thinking about the cost involved in buying/leasing this kind of machine. Google seems to be no help at all so I thought I'd ask on here if anyone leases/owns a good quality printer and what it costs?
 
#2
Don't know what prices are like now but a guy I used to contract for had a Xerox Phaser (don't ask me which model lol) and he was paying about £150 a month plus a per click of 5p for A4 Colour and 1p b&w
 
#3
I have had a few Xerox machines now, the Xerox 700 cost around £1000 pm to lease, plus clicks. The 700s are readily available on ebay for around £8k-£10k to purchase, but if you wish to use a click rate from Xerox for maintenance, it will need to have below 2 million clicks on the machine otherwise they will not deal with it.

On a cheaper side, the first machine I had was a secndhand 242 which only cost £2k but cost me another £2k to get Xerox to put onto the click maintence system.

Neil
 

Katedesign

Well-Known Member
#4
Have been renting leasing photocopying machines since the beginning of time... digital printers since 1992. Xerox 700, Oces, Canons... Now we have the forerunner to the Xerox 700 the 242* which we rent from Xerox (get toner and maintenance free) for about £100 pm + click charges. We had previously a cheap 2nd hand Canon and reckon that with toner etc were paying more per click effectively that we are now all in. Sam was about right on the click charge - though everything is negotiable! Don't buy Xerox 2nd hand they will not be willing to take on a maintenance contract without 'refurbishing' it, go to a dealer and negotiate hard! Or let me know when & I'll put you in contact with someone reputable.
*Engineers (who are a good judge of machines) reckon it is as good as the 700. Little more basic but a wonderful machine.