If you are looking to cut costs on your monthly copier use then you should look at how much you are paying for prints. Many people overpay every month for prints and never even know it. This is because many people do not understand how print costs work and they never consider that they could be overpaying. Saving on prints is easy if you know what to look for.
There is something that extremely important to note when thinking about print costs. Unused prints do not rollover to the following month. This means that buying more prints than you need in a month is a waste of money. You can bank them for a busier month; they just disappear.
This makes getting more prints a bad idea, even if you get them for a cheaper price. For example:
- You calculate your monthly output and decide that you need 25,000 prints.
- The salesperson might suggest that you buy 30,000 prints, just in case. They offer to knock the price down from $.o15 per print to $.014 per print.
- It may sound like a good deal because you are paying less per print but you are still paying more.
25,000 prints x $.015 per print = $375 per month
30,000 prints x $.014 per print = $420 per month
That’s an extra $45 per month spent on prints that you will never use.
Looking at your print costs is a great place to start if you are looking to save money. You could be saving hundreds every year!