Getting the right amount of prints for your office copier is something that many people do not know how to do. The majority of people that we talk to buy far more prints than they need per month. This is a waste of money that dramatically adds up over the years. If you know how to choose the right amount of prints for your office copier then you will save a lot of money in the long run.
The first thing you want to know is that getting unlimited prints is always a bad idea. You will definitely be paying more than you should and will never use enough prints to get your money’s worth.
At Kansas City Copier we recommend going with the 80% rule when it comes to choosing the right amount of prints. That rule says that you should buy about 80% of what you think you need on your busiest months. This gives you some wiggle room on months that are slower so you aren’t wasting money.
It is worth noting that any additional prints you may need in the middle of the month will come at a higher cost per print. This can be expected when on a print contract. However, we believe that it’s better to pay for the prints you use, than waste money every month on unused prints. Prints don’t rollover to the following month, so anything you don’t use is just waste.
Getting the right amount of prints is one of the easiest ways to save on print costs. Don’t spend more when you don’t have to.