There is no doubt that do-it-yourself (DIY) concept is spreading fast like wildfires in the technology manufacturing and maintenance industries. However, the scope of its application is limited due to the ever changing product specifications of technological equipment. In the printing industry, creating a DIY manual for printer repairs would be such a tricky experience for manufacturers or owners of printers. Whereas it would have been such a welcome idea in the past when printers were less advanced, it’s unfathomable in the present days because of the technical complexities of the current brands of printers. For example, just look at the rates of the influx of 3D printers, with statistics cited in an article published at the PC Magazine website on December 18, 2014, indicating that global 3D printer shipments will leap from more than 108,000 units in 2014 to more than 217,000 units in 2015. So, with the increasing adoption of such hi-tech printers around the world, try imagining if any non-experts in printer repairs would dare take a DIY manual and try to repair such a costly gadget!
What is the Nexus Between Scope of Use and Frequency Repairing Printers?
Acquiring a new or used printer, as well as leasing one, comes with the additional responsibilities of investing on its repairs and maintenance. Like any other operational equipment, a printer works at its optimum when maintained to its best condition. Whereas printer repairs are may not be that frequent in small firms, they are more pronounced in large organizations because of the frequency of use. In fact, some large organizations have printer repair costs as independent budget entries in their itemized budgets to ensure a smooth running of their printing operations. In some cases, however, small printing firms that handle huge volumes of customer orders may have to conduct frequent printer repairs to alleviate the possibilities of unexpected breakdowns during work. The bottom-line here is that any printer that the higher the rates and volumes of printing the higher the need for repairing printers on frequent or scheduled basis. And most importantly, it is always prudent to seek the services of credible printer repair companies that have the requisite expertise for repairing different types of printers.
Does Size and Brand of Printer Matter in Repair Costs?
The repair costs of printers will always depend on the type, size, functionality and brand of a printer as well as the scope of defects and location of the repairs company. For example, if we were to look at the HP series of Designjet printers, the Designjet T25 costing almost USD 9,500 would be costlier to repair than Designjet T-120 costing about USD 1,000. If we take this further down to the geographical location of repair workshop for printers, then HP Designjet repairs Sydney charges would compare differently with Melbourne or any other city. Similarly, settling a bill for a multifunction printer repair would be costlier that paying up a bill for the repair of a single-function printer. All in all, when scheduling your budget for repairing printers, start with the specifications and prices of printers as the reference points of their probable repair costs. In other words, don’t just wait for a quotation from the company repairing your printers, always plan ahead to avoid inconveniences.