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Warm-up time and Print Speed

If your main concern with your copier is efficiency then you have a number of things to consider. Just because one printer is really fast does not mean that it’s the right option for your business. You need to understand how each copier benefits different businesses in different ways. You need to do what you can to understand the difference between warm-up time and print speed.

Both warm-up time and print speed are important for different things. Print speed is exactly what it sounds like. It is the amount of prints your machine is able to produce per minute. This number usually varies between color and monochrome print types.

Warm-up time is the time it takes for your machine to go from being completely off to producing its first print. This is an often overlooked part of the equation when it comes to people thinking about efficiency.

For example, warm-up time is much more important for smaller businesses. Many smaller businesses do not need to complete as many print jobs and the jobs they do are often relatively small. This means that their printer or copier is usually off. If they focus on getting a machine with great print speed but a slow warm-up time then they will constantly be waiting for their machine to get ready. This is not efficenent.

Alternatively if you work in a high-octane office then print speed will be more important. Your machine stays on all day and you complete large jobs. This means that print speed is far more important than warm-up time.

It’s crucial to understand the needs of your business and match your copier with those needs. Come see us today at Copier Houston and we can help you make the decision that’s right for you.