5 Ways Your Old Printer Is Costing You More Than It Is Supposed To

A lot of us like to keep old stuff around until it can no longer be used, thinking that we are saving money this way. However, with how quick the technology advancing, the fact is that you may only be creating a bigger issue for yourself. When it comes to printers, keeping the old one for this reason is actually something that is costing you a lot more than you may think you are saving.

Therefore, in this article, we are going to discuss some of the ways that your old printer is costing you more than it’s supposed to, and why you should invest into getting yourself a new one.

 

Getting new parts will cost you a lot

If you are using a very old printer, there is a high possibility that the manufacturer has discontinued the production of parts that you need when your device needs more serious repair. This basically means that you are going to have to look for other shops that sell these parts, and they will cost more. Logically, the fewer parts you can find around, the higher the price is going to be.

This is why, once your printer has passed the eight-year mark, you should definitely get a new one. You’ll eventually realize that it’ll cost you less than maintaining the old one.

Older printers use up more energy

You need to be aware of the fact that the older your printer is, the more energy it uses up. Therefore, you can safely assume that your energy bills are going to be bigger than they would if you were using a newer device. You should also know that new printers have the option to go on standby, which makes them even more energy-efficient.

When your printer is in sleep mode, it is turned off until you need to get something printed. You don’t have to do anything manually. It will turn on by itself, print out what you need, and then go “back to sleep”. Also, if you are really looking for a way to save energy, look for devices that have an Energy Star label.

You are using up printer cartridges way too fast

Another fact is that printers burn out through printer cartridges increasingly faster with age. One of the options is to choose premium printer ink which is better quality and lasts longer. However, the time will eventually come when there will be no other solution than to get a new one. So, this is when you should decide to upgrade to a newer device.

Newer printers are actually more technologically advanced, which means that they are much more improved in terms of efficiency in comparison to your old device. Therefore, it goes without saying that you will save a lot of money along the way.

What you need from your printer will change

With all the advances in technology, new printers offer a variety of options that their predecessors couldn’t. This basically means that your needs and expectations from a printer will change in time, making your old device obsolete. A lot of businesses simply can no longer rely on old printers and their limited options.

This means that you will have to look for a fresh device that can do certain things that will significantly boost your efficiency, such as mobile printing, page yields, modern and simple menu systems, and so on.

 

The costs grow as your office gets bigger

Another thing that, obviously, wears out your old printer is how often it is used. In the case that your business is expanding and your office growing, there will be more and more people using the device. As a result, it will take much less time for its parts to break, which inevitably leads to the first issue discussed in this article.

In summation

In the end, you can pretty much tell why using an old printer for way too long is a bad idea. Not only does it cost you more money than it should, but it also diminishes efficiency, and creates deeper problems in the office. So, don’t rely on your old printer forever, as it’ll only give you troubles that you don’t really need.

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