Which Toshiba Copier Should You Choose For Your Office?
Brand names reign supreme when it comes to shopping for an office copier. Thankfully, Toshiba copiers have a great reputation for reliability in the workplace because of its other lines of quality office products. When comparing between copiers, the first step is figuring out the features that your office needs in a copy machine. Below are questions you should ask before selecting a Toshiba copier.
Toshiba ranks relatively high among most users, praised for machines that work efficiently within small/medium workgroups. They also receive high marks for energy efficiency, saving on long-term operational costs. Further praise has been given in online reviews for the ease of use related to the technology itself and menu navigation in particular.
Toner use is reportedly decent, with some machines capable of printing as many as 30,000 pages on a single laser cartridge (black and white). In addition, while paper jams were reported (and are common within this category), troubleshooting through menus and instructions made clearing the jams easy.
When comparing models and trying to decide if a Toshiba copier is right for your business, start with the following three considerations:
- Multifunction or standard copier? Most businesses choose multifunction copy machines over the table-top copiers that might be found in a home office. A Toshiba multifunction is a digital copier that can copy, scan, print, and fax documents at a fast speed. Models usually differ on ppm (page per minute, or printing speed), and added features. A tabletop copier is usually inkjet, which requires cartridges that are smaller and must be replaced more often than digital toner - which can be more expensive. Most offices select digital copiers or multifunction devices as their machine of choice.
- How fast should it print? The faster the speed of the copier or multifunction, the higher the price of the machine. This is the general rule when shopping for Toshiba copiers or any other brand of copier. If you foresee long lines and frustration over a machine that's only printing at 30 pages per minute (one page every 2 seconds), then you might want to go with a faster model.
- Black and white or color? Answering this question will help you choose between a copier in the Toshiba Small Work Group, which produces up to 20 ppm in black and white, and a large-sized Toshiba copier, which prints out 150 ppm in color. If you decide to purchase or lease a black and white Toshiba copier, you can always send color copy or presentation orders to a copy shop.
It's important to consider your company's copier requirements before you shop in order to ensure you make the best purchase. Toshiba copiers offer a wide range of copiers but there is usually one model that is the best choice for your business.
A quick comparison of some of Toshiba's current leading models includes:
|Toshiba e-STUDIO223||Toshiba e-STUDIO356||Toshiba e-STUDIO4540C||Toshiba e-STUDIO6550C||Toshiba e-STUDIO1355|
|Digital / Analog||Digital||Digital||Digital||Digital||Digital|
|Color / B&W||B&W||B&W||Color||Color||B&W|
|Laser / Inkjet||Laser||Laser||Laser||Laser||Laser|
|Max Print Speed||22 ppm||35 ppm||75 ppm||75 ppm||100 ppm|
|First Copy Out Time||7.5 seconds||3.7 seconds||6.8 seconds||6.5 seconds||3.5 seconds|
|Copy Resolution||2400 x 600 dpi||2400 x 600 dpi||2400 x 600 dpi||600 x 600 dpi||1200 x 1200 dpi|
|Paper Capacity (Tray / Cassette)||100 / 250||100 / 550||100 / 550||100 / 540||500 / 2,000|