It is important to understand the possibilities your copier can accomplish when you are shopping for a new model. One of the specifications you may notice showing up during your shopping is whether a copier is an A3 or A4 copier. There is a big difference in both performance, and price, between these two copier models.
So, what is an A3 copier? Well, it is any copier that is able to handle tabloid prints. Tabloid prints are going to be twice as big as normal, legal prints, with a size of 11” x 17”. These extra-large print sizes let you accomplish more than with the traditional printer.
Remember, A3 copiers give you more options, but come with a much higher price point. They are for specific types of jobs, and if your office does not deal in bright, large, colored prints then you will probably not need an A3 copier. In fact, only about 3% of all prints are done on tabloid sized paper.
Tabloid copiers also have a higher running cost. This is because they take more energy to operate, they use more resources, and they have more moving parts that are prone to wearing out. Industry experts say you may spend as much as 40% extra on a tabloid printer, which could cost you upwards of $7,000 over the course of a three year lease.
So why does anyone get an A3 Copier? They are unparalleled in what they can accomplish. You are truly paying more because the machine is so much more powerful. You will have the ability to create brighter colors, larger prints, more quickly than you would ever be able to with a cheaper replacement.
A3 copiers are not right for every business. At Richmond Copier we pride ourselves on being able to help people find exactly what they are looking for. Give us a call today and we can help you find the right copier for the right price.