Getting great prices on copier prints seems hard, but it’s actually very easy to understand. It’s a simple concept, yet so many people end up paying more than they should be every month on print costs. Saving on print costs is all about understanding how print costs work and how your copier leasing company may be tricking you into getting more than you need.
Almost every copier leasing company will try and convince you to buy more prints than you need. They may tell you that they are trying to help you save money in the long run for a number of reasons. They could tell you that going over your print amount will make each subsequent print more expensive, so getting more than you need at a discount is actually smarter.
However, this is a scam. 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 year
30,000 prints x $.014 per print = $420 per year
That’s an extra $45 per month spent on prints that you will never use.
They will make it sound like they are doing you a favor, but you are actually spending more every month. It gets even worse when you realise that prints don’t rollover if you don’t use them. That means that you are basically throwing money away every month for prints that you don’t use.
Our secret for great print prices is to actually go with the 80% rule. This says that you should buy 80% of what you need on your busiest months. This will probably put you in a good spot for slower months, and you will always be able to buy a few more if you do actually need them.