Here are some copier leasing questions that are commonly asked.  What is better to lease or buy printer copier office equipment?  First, you determine you means and the desires.  How many pages are you copying and printing with your current office copiers, printers and fax machines. Do you expect the monthly volume to increase or decrease?  How many people will  use the leased copier printer equipment? Here are some more printer copier leasing questions you should ask.  These will help you better determine your needs and expenses.

1.  What size paper are you using? If you plan to use 11 x17 to print double size remember these count as two (2) pages when calculating your monthly page count on your copier printer scanner equipment

2.  Who is doing the printer copier repair service and how do they respond. If the company offers software to help track paper jams, page counts and other issues then use it to reduce your time involvement in chasing technicians and supplies.  So companies offer this service but you need to make sure if they do offer it they monitor  copier printer status so you do not need to chase for supplies and service.

3.  Many printer copier leasing companies charge you shipping charges for supplies. Check your copier printer lease agreement. Unless it says you page for shipping do not. This is just a way for companies to penny pinch you. A fee cents her and a few cents there add up over time.

4.  Is there any charge for making scans on the office equipment? More and more companies are starting to charge for excessive scanning. Remember scanning does use the equipment and excessive scanning will cause the units to need repairs sooner.

5.  What happens at the end of the printer copier lease makes a difference.  Do you need to pay for the return of the equipment? Do you own the equipment for a dollar ($1 buyout) or FMV (fair market value)?  Do not assume that if you need to return the equipment it is local. 95% of the time you need to SHIP the equipment and it can cost several hundreds of dollars.

6.  Remember you will need insurance to cover damage to the lease copier printer scanner office equipment by fire, water, etc.  Most companies have content insurance so you are most likely covered already.  If not, remember you are liable for any damage to the equipment.

7.  Any extra fees you are not aware of when leasing a copier printer? Other items to address up front are lease administration fees, UCC filing fees, delivery and setup, network connectivity, fuel surcharges, color calibration and system overhauls.