04 Apr Why Choose a Refurbished Printer?
Why Choose a Refurbished Printer?
Our experience at Newman with refurbished copier/printers, is this. Modern printing equipment has a longer life cycle, they are robust, and having been proactively serviced by our team throughout the initial installation period, means that clients choosing to go down the route of refurbished machines are getting a device that will continue to perform to the highest standards, backed by a fully inclusive service package.
We have a number of clients who have chosen a mix of machines, blending refurbished and new to meet their organisations’ needs according to their individual print loads. In 2019 just a small percentage of our A3 devices sold to customers were refurbished. In 2023 this figure has risen significantly.
There are several economic and social responsibility reasons for such an industry development.
So, why would you choose a refurbished printer for your business?
There are several reasons why choosing a refurbished multifunctional copier/printer over buying a new one may be a good choice for your business:
Cost savings: Refurbished machines are typically less expensive than brand-new ones. This can be a significant advantage if you’re on a tight budget or if you need to purchase multiple printers for a business.
Environmental impact: Choosing a refurbished machine helps reduce waste by extending the life of a previously used device. This can be an eco-friendlier choice to purchasing new which requires the use of valuable resources to produce.
Quality assurance: Refurbished machines go through a rigorous refurbishing and testing process by Newman to ensure that they are in good working condition. This means that you can expect a refurbished machine to perform just as well as a new one.
Warranty and customer service: All of our refurbished machines can be supplied with warranties and customer support, in exactly the same way as a new device. This provides you the peace of mind knowing that you can get guaranteed help if you encounter any issues.
Overall, choosing a refurbished multifunctional copier/printer can be a smart choice if you’re looking to save money, reduce waste, and still get a high-quality printer that meets your business needs.
What is the Circular Economy?
The circular economy is an economic system that aims to eliminate waste and promote the continual use of resources. In a circular economy, products and materials are kept in use for as long as possible, through strategies such as recycling, repairing, refurbishing, and repurposing. This approach contrasts with the traditional linear economy, which follows a “take-make-dispose” model where resources are extracted, used once, and then discarded as waste.
The circular economy is based on three principles: designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems. It is seen as a way to address some of the environmental and social challenges facing the world, such as climate change, resource scarcity, and social inequality. By keeping materials in use, the circular economy can reduce the need for virgin resource extraction, conserve energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It can also create new economic opportunities, such as through the development of circular business models and the creation of new jobs in areas like recycling and refurbishment.
Helping the Circular Economy
In addition buying a refurbished copier/printer helps the circular economy by:-
Reducing Waste: When you buy a refurbished machine, you are extending the life of a previously used product, this reduces the amount of waste that would have been generated if it was discarded. This helps to keep valuable resources in circulation, instead of being wasted.
Conserving Resources: New machines require an abundance of raw materials, when we are refurbishing a copier/printer, we are using a handful of new materials. By embracing the circular economy valuable natural resources can be maintained.
Creates Local Jobs: The refurbishment of printers creates local jobs in our refurbishment centre. By embracing refurbished devices it helps to support the circular economy creating new economic opportunities and reducing local unemployment.
It is worth noting that new printer devices are increasingly being manufactured with recycled (and recyclable) components, which are more durable and longer-lasting, fusing temperatures are lower, power consumption rates are lower, and there are innovative paper and resource-saving options like document and print management solutions that improve efficiency in print and across office processes.
Our account managers at Newman Business Solutions have the knowledge and a wealth of experience to understand your business requirements, and are able to match the right printer to meet your organisation’s needs. Whether that is a new machine, refurbished machine or a print management solution, or indeed to leave your current print set up as you are currently. Our team can also assist with long or short term leasing options for your print set up.
Contact us on 01892 664155 for an informal chat to discuss your current print environment, workplace technologies and uncover ways in which your organisation can work ‘greener’ in line with the circular economy.