All in One Printers – A Must Have For Small Business?

With 2008 proving a testing time for all business – especially small business – a different perspective now applies to expenditure on new office equipment.

The All-In-One could well become the best option for any small business contemplating the purchase of a copier, fax, printer or scanner for their office. Hewlett Packard, Lexmark, Canon, Samsung, Fuji-Xerox and Brother all have an offering of some sort that could solve many of the dilemmas confronting the small business owner or manager in making this decision.

The problem now is that the traditional photocopier seller will confront a prospective client with many reasons why committing to a five year contract – the magic of being given a “FREE” copier sounds fantastic until you realize that you have signed up for a minimum number of pages printed or copied each month – whether you actually use them or not – for the duration of the contract.

What this means is that you may well be paying a premium for the device AND you actually have to pay for the privilege of having manufacturer’s warranty – isn’t that a given in any purchase of a new product – a car, a washing machine or a television?

Of course it is but not in the world of photocopier contracts!!

The All-In-One – sometimes called a multifunction device or centre – invariably comes with standard warranty of some sort for no extra charge from the manufacturers mentioned above. You do not have to buy it – it comes as part of the purchase price – and it can be extended or upgraded.

The quality of the components of the All-In-One of 2008 is exceptional and removes the common fear that by purchasing a bundled product you are actually getting inferior components in that bundle – as it used to be in purchasing hi-fi equipment.

Not so any more.

With a little bit of homework or a consultation with a reseller of office equipment who actually cares about his client, you can be sure that the printer, fax and scanner which make up an All-In-One are in actual fact quality components in their own right and can be relied upon to produce quality results.

This is most important with the evolution of office equipment to a level in an office where a minimum of paper is retained and archived, is reliant upon quality scanning so that documents can be archived on computer hard drives – hard drives are less expensive than renting floor space for paper storage.

The common practice of today is that of moving documents – letters, invoices, statements and payments – electronically so that the documents may never have to be printed or, after being printed and used for office procedures, they can be shredded as there is always a copy stored on a computer somewhere. So long as backup procedures are strictly enforced this data is probably safer than the actual hard copy of the past.

In summary, rather than buying a multitude of various devices it may be possible for groups of users to share All-In-One or Multifunction devices because most of the quality products come ready to be connected to a network.

You can actually save money with a minimal amount of research and some professional advice. For all your All in One Printer needs Focus Office Supplies Has the Solution for you.