Houston: Copier Costs
Businesses who encounter this problem typically have the attitude that a copy machine is a copy machine, and there should not be any valuable time spent to distinguish between one model and another. However, consider the following facts:
• Click charge rates factor in each printed page
• Labor costs include installation, maintenance, and related service charges
• Associated equipment and supplies
• Color is more expensive than black and white
Like any other investment decision, a copy machine should be viewed as the long-term asset that it is; in other words, do not forget to account for depreciation expense over its useful life when calculating the costs of operating the machine. Office equipment that lasts for over a year has specific valuation properties.