Hi, this is Steve from Simple Office Solutions here in Santa Rosa, CA.

Sometimes I’m asked about what kind of machine would be good for a office or a home office, and basically you’ve got two different types. One would be these cheaper models that are inkjets and then we have what’s called a laser printer, although it’s called a multifunction printer. A full-blown copier, scanner, fax. This machine has that capability but not much more features than that.

Now, one thing you need to worry about is volume. How much paper are you going to be pushing through this machine? This machine is not designed for high volume, it’s more for one person or a one person home office, 20, 40 sheets a day. This machine on the other hand is built for volume, and it can be maintained over many months with a service contract that allows you to keep the machine fresh and running many, many years.

Cost per copy is also another issue that you need to deal with. This is an inkjet machine and inkjets, the ink tends to be very expensive which makes your cost per copy fairly high. The laser printers tend to use toner which is a lot cheaper and since this machine is built for volume, your cost per copy goes way down in comparison to this type of machine.

01:16 S1: So in review, the basic issue is volume. If you’re going to be pumping a lot of paper through either one of these machines, your best bet would be go pay a little bit more up front, get a machine that can handle that volume. If you have any questions, please leave your comments below. Thank you.