For a print shop, buying a multi-functional printer is more cost-effective than buying multiple single-function devices. If you are planning to open a small print shop, I would like to give you some advice:
1. It’s better to choose multifunctional printer
A multifunctional printer is often much cheaper than buying a copy machine, a scanner and a printer alone, and it saves you more space.
Multifunctional printers are not expensive at present. Prices range from $500 – $2000, depending on the printer’s function, printing speed, brand and so on. In addition, to open a printing shop, you should choose a color printer, instead of a black and white printer.
Generally speaking, inkjet printers print color photos better, but the printing speed is slower, while laser printers are suitable for printing general documents, and the color reductivity is slightly worse than inkjet printers. But laser printers are fast. If your print shop is located near the school, laser printers are more suitable.
2. Choose a ink or toner cartridge that are easy to find
Find a ink or toner cartridge easy to find and low cost. Because ink and toner cartridges are the most expensive part of printers. If you buy a new printer, only the original toner cartridges can be selected, and you will find that the new ink or toner cartridges are generally expensive and difficult to find. I suggest you buy a printer, which is mature and having more choose with compatible ink or toner cartridge, it will save you more money.
3. In addition, you should consider some additional conditions
For example, it is better for a printer to print on both sides than on one side. It is better for a printer to print multiple sizes of paper than to print only one size of paper.
In conclusion, I recommend HP M476 series printer. Although the printer is expensive, it is a set of Print, fax, scan, copy printer. In addition, if you buy compatible HP 312X toner cartridges in V4ink, only $17.99 for black and $49.99 for full 4 color set. It is a cost-effective printing device. It will save you a lot of money in the long run.