What You Need to Know About Buying vs Leasing a Printer

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Every office needs at least one good printer, but it's up to the business rather it needs to purchase a printer or to rent one. For some companies, leasing makes more sense. For others, purchasing a printer outright is a much better situation.

Cutting Edge Office Technology

For offices that want to be on the cutting edge of technology and utilize all of the latest printer features and compatibilities, renting a printer might be a better plan that buying one. When the equipment is rented, it can be upgraded as newer models are released on the market. Renting allows the company not to be locked into the current models until they're ready to replace it with a new purchase.

Financial Considerations

Does your company want to own all of its equipment, or does it make more financial sense to make smaller monthly payments to rent its equipment? Some want to invest in their own office machines while others would find it difficult to come up with the purchase price for a new printer all at once. If it would wreck your company's budget to buy, renting might be a better idea. However, if the goal is to pay less over the life of the machine, it may be better to buy one that can be used for many years to come.

Contracts

When you purchase a printer, it's paid for and you can then decide whether your multifunction printer should have managed print services. But with a lease, there will be a contract period for the rental. If you find that you don't need the printer as much as you thought, or it's simply the wrong one for your needs, you still have to pay the monthly rental fee throughout the life of the lease. That can add monthly costs to the budget that aren't necessary. If the company simply owned that printer, it could be sold or traded in on a different model.

If you're thinking about leasing or purchasing a new office printer, contact us to find out about the latest models available.