Buying new printer equipment is a major investment, and frequently it makes good economic sense to buy refurbished printing equipment rather than buying new. After all, used printing equipment is still a white hot commodity with a ton of value. However, there are a number of steps you should take to make sure you’re maximizing the value you get from buying refurbished equipment.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All
When it comes to printing equipment one size definitely does not fit all. Always be aware of your production requirements, specifics of size, age, condition, and feature availability. Buying oversized printing equipment will increase set-up time, reduce productivity and slow down production. Always make sure your equipment is appropriate for the volume of production you output. The goal of refurbished printing equipment is always to reduce costs and expand capability.
Buying Refurbished Printing Equipment
When buying refurbished equipment seek out a reputable firm that knows everything there is to know about the equipment. Avoid online only resellers. Inspect the equipment, and be knowledgeable. Ask questions about performance and maintenance. Know which parts of the equipment are refurbished or have been replaced.
The mechanical condition of your equipment is more important than the impression count or age of the equipment. Better maintained equipment will last longer and have fewer issues in the future. Make sure to take over the service contract of your refurbished printer equipment as maintenance costs will be higher without one. Your refurbished printer equipment should also always include the operator manual.
Operating Refurbished Printing Equipment
Your refurbished printing equipment should always perform as if it were brand new. Check with your OEM manual for proper equipment speeds and specifications. Running your printing equipment at top speeds may not always yield the best results. Also ensure that your printing equipment operators are properly trained to reduce downtime and maximize efficiency.
Atlantic Graphic Systems Is Your Premier Printing Supplier
Established in 1976, Atlantic Graphic Systems has been a premier equipment sales and service provider for forty years. The technology of printing has been integral to the communication of ideas and information for hundreds of years. We’re proud to work in this historic and dynamic field. If you’d like to order equipment or services, call us at 410-290-8200 or visit our Contact Page. Want to keep up with the latest news and information? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and Linkedin!