Acquisition of the recovered equipment – quite a big risk: first, the guarantee given by the seller, will never be complete, and secondly, the complexity of the acquisition of supplies and spare parts (most manufacturers in 5-10 years ceases produce spare parts and consumables Previous model), and thirdly, the cost of a print from the old models are generally more "contemporary". Method Two: buy aftermarket (compatible) consumables. Again, the benefit is obvious. But the sale of consumables is an essential part of the income of producers of office equipment (the device is purchased once and permanently, and "" needs constant), so producers care about is to "protect" their material from counterfeiting. Protection lies in the fact that the supplies, in addition to its core functions, perform additional, such as support for contact details apparatus in working condition. For example, the toner particles to some of Canon devices contain wax, which, when melted at the site of fixation, lubricates the surface of the fixing shaft, protecting the latter from uneven wear. and such individual characteristics have each manufacturer. And, considering that produce small batches "complicated" consumables unprofitable, the company producing "neoriginal" must unify the composition toner.
Leaving an attractive price, the manufacturers of compatible materials known to offer low-quality product. The devices also operate in "extreme" mode, which can not but affect the quality of work and lifetimes. Method Three: calling service only when absolutely necessary and only where less expensive. As mentioned previously, each unit has a list of items subject to regular replacement of certain period of time (according to the resources). High-quality machine with worn-out in excess of the element continues to function quite normally, which leads to the temptation to ignore the call to service technician for maintenance. The result is always the same – failure of expensive and usually not related to the "consumable" items. For example, not replaced in time elements of the paper path (rollers, rollers, etc.) lead to the increased paper jams.
Illiterate leaf removal paper (with pull-out) "enriches" the paper path with pieces of paper of different sizes. Jams are more and more As a result, may fail node fixation, the details of the site of exposure, film development, etc A replacement cost of these units is very palpable for the owner. On the economy, the quality of services speak a little strange. Nobody would go to the vet instead of a dentist and a fresh pastry – to the architect. Everyone understands that the more complex technique, the more specialized knowledge is necessary to have for its repair, and these skills are not widely available. Each manufacturer of equipment has its own system of training engineers and certification service centers. The higher the quality of the equipment, the greater the learning and the more difficult conditions for obtaining the status of an authorized service center. And the costs of services – a question of understanding the customer and the service center. On this, let summarize: Choosing the right (to the needs and pressures) technology helps to save (ie, not unreasonable to increase spending during the operation), use genuine consumables and promotes economy, professional and timely performed maintenance services will also save you money, time and nerves. * Price is given on 1 November 2010 ** (5% coverage) Yields heavily dependent on content of the printed document and set the print quality. The above standard values are shown for reference only and may differ for different models of printers.