How many pages will be produced in an average month?
to have an idea of how many A4 and A3 pages you are likely to produce
in a month, because this will be an important factor in choosing
the right photocopier or printer for the job. It will also determine
how much a printed page will cost you to produce.
A small A4 desktop
copier will be fine if you only wish to produce up-to 2000
pages a month in black and white (colour will be much less,
say 500 pages). But you will have to careful which machine you choose,
especially if you want to be in the upper end of that value. A general
rule of thumb is that a cheaper machine will cope with smaller monthly
volumes, and cost you more to run. This applies all the way up to
the largest photocopiers and printers, whether colour or black and
white, as running costs are generally always inversely proportional
to how many pages the machine is designed to produce in a month.
Other terms that
are used for this monthly volume are duty or cycle. Basically speaking
the bigger and faster the machine, the cheaper it is to run.
note: monthly maximums stated in a lot of brochures
and specs are usually the maximum that can be achieved on an occasional
month, and not on a regular basis. A regular monthly figure will
be approximately a third to a half of the maximum. This is worth
page size required?
Will you need to copy or print onto
A3 size paper? A3 machines are generally more expensive to buy but
cheaper to run.