What’s The Deal with a Copier’s Warm-up Time?

You’re shopping for a new copier lease for your business and you aren’t quite sure what you need. You look at a variety of specs and keep seeing that the print speed is proudly printed. This may lead you to think that print speed is the only thing to consider when thinking of a copier’s efficiency. While it is indeed important, what most people do not think about is a copier’s warm-up time.

Warm-up time is the time it takes for your copier to prepare itself to complete a job. Not ever copier has the same warm-up time and it can make a big difference in your business. Depending on what kind of business you operate should dictate which specs are the most important to pay attention to.

  • Warm-up time is most important for smaller businesses with less copier output. This is because your copier will spend more time at rest, instead of printing during your entire work day. Imagine if you had to wait over a minute each time you wanted to do one small print job. Essential work time would be wasted every day!
  • Print speed is more important if you are a business that prints in extremely high volumes. For example, in a large law firm a printer will basically be working from when it is turned on until the day is over. The warm-up time only matters for the first job of the day, then the copier is basically ready to go.

Finding the copier for your business can be a confusing process. That’s why we believe in helping you consider the little things. At Jacksonville Copier we want to help you understand what makes a copier fir your needs.

If you need help with your next copier lease then please give us a call. We will help you understand everything about your copier from warm-up time to maintenance problems.