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How to Prioritize the Choice of Fixing a Printer or Simply Getting a New Printer

July 27, 2023
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Deciding if you should fix or repair a printer is a question that may come up when a company has a printer that is experiencing issues. In this article, we will discuss some of the factors which you should consider when working through this important question.

Printers are still an important part of our work lives, and when they break, people often wonder, "Should I fix it or buy a new one?" ManagedPrint is a major managed print company that works with top brands like HP, Lexmark, Canon, Brother, and Xerox. We can help you make an informed choice.

To fix or to buy new? A comprehensive guide

How Much It Costs

When choosing whether to fix or replace a printer, the cost is usually the first thing to think about. If the cost of fixing the printer is close to or more than the price of a new one, it is often best to buy a new one.

But things aren't always that clear-cut. One must think about the total cost of ownership, which includes the cost of buying the printer, the cost of supplies like ink or toner, and the cost of repairs over the printer's lifetime. Sometimes, it may still be cheaper to fix a high-quality printer, even if it costs more than buying a new one that isn't as good. 

Another consideration is the disruption a new printer can cause. Placing a new printer with new features can cause some training needs for your staff, and this can be a "soft cost" your business should consider.

The Age of Printers and Technology

The age of a printer and how up-to-date its technology is are also very important factors. If your printer is pretty old and doesn't have features like wireless printing, connection with mobile devices, or energy-saving settings, you might want to upgrade.

How often does your break?

If your printer keeps breaking down, it may be getting close to the end of its useful life. Frequent fixes not only cost more money but also get in the way of your work. A new printer can be more reliable and get more work done.

What ManagedPrint Can Do for You

We at ManagedPrint know how important printers are to the way your business works. We have Managed Print Services (MPS) that cover all of your printing needs, from regular maintenance and repairs to full gear and software upgrades.

Maintenance and repairs are done by experts

Our professional team takes care of and fixes printers from well-known companies like HP, Lexmark, Canon, Brother, and Xerox. We offer quick, expert services to keep your business going and reduce downtime.

Cost-Efficient supplies management

We take care of your print products well with our MPS. Our services make sure you never run out of ink or toner and keep you from having to pay extra for last-minute purchases or delivery.

Changes to hardware and software

If you decide to buy a new printer, ManagedPrint can help you choose the best and most efficient model based on the needs of your business. We will set up and configure all of your new hardware and any apps that you need.

Environmental responsibility

If you decide to get a new printer, we'll help you get rid of the old one in a way that follows the rules for e-waste. Our goal is to have the least possible effect on the earth while making sure you get the most out of your printers.

In conclusion, the answer to the question "Should I fix my printer or buy a new one?" depends on many things, such as the cost, the printer's age, its technology, and how often it breaks down. With its top-of-the-line MPS, ManagedPrint can help you through this process and make sure that your printing activities are cost-effective, productive, and sustainable. Let us help you with your printing needs as a trusted partner.