How to Calculate Your Copier's Lifespan

Aug 21, 2017 10:37:00 AM by Howard Hansen


Whether you're in the market for a copier right now, or simply wanting to plan for the future, it's important to calculate your copier's lifespan. It's not an exact science, but there are a few ways you can estimate how long a machine will serve your company, making budgeting and planning decisions simpler.

Here's how you can project your copier's life:

  1. Read your machine's service recommendations. Your machine's operator documentation should contain information about service recommendations. You can also contact the manufacturer or dealer for this information.
  2. Determine your copier's service interval. Your machine will have recommended service intervals for minor and major servicing—this tells you how often you should get your machine checked out and repaired.
  3. Do some math. Multiply the number of copies between major service intervals by 10. This should give you a rough projection of the lifespan of that machine.

You can ensure that your machine lasts longer by taking a few steps.

  1. Regularly maintain and clean your machine
  2. Buy a high-quality machine
  3. Don't overuse your machine—buy the right device for your needs
  4. Use the right ink and paper

If you're in the market for a new copier, we'd be happy to help. Give us a call for more information about high-quality copiers, scanners, multifunction printers, and more.

Topics: Printers & Copiers

Howard Hansen

Written by Howard Hansen