Here at VBS, we are often asked “How much does a printer cost?” The quick answer is anywhere between $50 and $10,000. Helpful? Not really…
Printers are the mainstays of offices: enterprise, large, small and home. For purposes of this article we are addressing the smaller format “desktop” printing devices, also called A4 printers based on the European letter paper size designation. They can be a single-function printer or a Multi-Functional Printer (“MFP”) which can print, scan, copy, and FAX. This article addresses the costs of commercial printers and MFP’s and the variables which impact the cost.
Here is a guide to what the costs would be depending on speed, color, and the number of accessories you add and the manufacturer. Virginia Business Systems is a leading dealer of office printers.
- Black & White Single-Function A4 Printer $1000-$2000
- Color Single-Function A4 Printer $1500-$3000
- Black & White A4 Desktop MFP $2000-$3000
- Color Desktop A4 MFP $2500-$4000
So, in order to get the right printer at the right price, you should be able to answer these questions:
How many pages do you print in a day, week or month?
What else would you like your copier/printer to do?
Do you need to output in color or black and white?
Is this for a fleet, small business, or small office/home office (“SOHO”)?
How are you going to pay for this?