Selecting the Right Copier Speed

Selecting the right copier speed is crucial for meeting the demands of your work environment while also managing costs. Here are several reasons why customers should carefully consider copier speed when shopping for a copier
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1. Meeting Volume Demands:
Copier speed, measured in pages per minute (PPM), determines how quickly a copier can produce documents. A higher speed is essential for meeting the volume demands of larger offices or busy environments.
2. Efficiency and Productivity:
Faster copiers can significantly enhance efficiency and productivity by reducing the time employees spend waiting for documents to be copied or printed.
3. Cost Management:
Copiers with higher speeds tend to be more expensive both in terms of upfront costs and maintenance. Selecting a copier with a speed that matches your needs can help manage costs effectively.
Copier Speed Guide
Step by Step Guide
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BW Volume:
500- 2,000 Copies / Prints per month
Color Volume:
100- 500 Copies / Prints per month
Suggested Copier Speed:
20-35 PPM
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BW Volume:
5,000-10,000 Copies / Prints per month
Color Volume:
1,000- 5,000 Copies / Prints per month
Suggested Copier Speed:
46-55 PPM
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BW Volume:
2,000-5,000 Copies / Prints per month
Color Volume:
500- 1,000 Copies / Prints per month
Suggested Copier Speed:
36-45 PPM
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BW Volume:
10,000-25,000 Copies / Prints per month
Color Volume:
5,000-10,000 Copies / Prints per month
Suggested Copier Speed:
56-70 PPM
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BW Volume:
25,000-40,000 Copies / Prints per month
Color Volume:
10,000-20,000 Copies / Prints per month
Suggested Copier Speed:
70-90 PPM
If your monthly volume exceeds 25,000 BW copies and prints & 10,000 Color copies and prints, contact a Printree expert for more info
Choosing the right copier speed can save your time and money !
63% of companies say their current copier is not fast enough for their usage.
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More reasons to choose the right speed
Having a good understanding of the needed copier speed is pivotal for several reasons, and choosing the wrong speed could lead to a multitude of issues. Here's a breakdown of the importance of accurately assessing copier speed and the potential fallout of an incorrect choice:
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Versatility
Importance: If anticipating growth, it might be wise to opt for a slightly faster copier to accommodate increased future demands.

Wrong Speed Fallout: A copier that can’t keep up with growing demands might need to be replaced sooner, leading to additional expenses.
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Operational Efficiency
Importance: Ensuring that the copier speed matches the volume of printing and copying tasks is key to maintaining a smooth and efficient workflow. A copier that can handle the demand will keep operations running smoothly.

Wrong Speed Fallout: Choosing a copier that's too slow for your needs can cause bottlenecks, where staff are waiting for documents rather than working. Conversely, an overly fast copier might be an overkill for a small office, leading to unnecessary costs.
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User Satisfaction
Importance: User satisfaction can be significantly impacted by the speed of the copier. A copier that operates at an acceptable speed can lead to a more satisfied and productive workforce.

Wrong Speed Fallout: Frustration and dissatisfaction can occur if staff are constantly waiting on a slow copier, or if a fast copier is continually malfunctioning due to inadequate maintenance.
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Cost Efficiency
Importance: Copier speed affects both the upfront cost and the operational cost. A right-sized copier in terms of speed can provide the needed functionality at a cost that fits the budget.

Wrong Speed Fallout: A faster, high-volume copier tends to be more expensive both to purchase and to maintain. If the speed is not necessary, it's an unwarranted expense.
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