A properly checked used copier should begin with a low meter. If the copier has been used less then 1 month (as rated by the manufacturer’s recommended monthly volume) then the copier is in the proper life cycle to be sold like-new copier — at a significantly lower price along with all the amenities of a new copy machine. This would be the equivalent of buying a recent model used car with 2K miles on it.
Whether you are buying new or low meter copy machines, here are four questions you’ll need to answer:
Copier speed is measured in pages per minute (ppm)
Most offices will get by comfortably with machines in the 20 to 60 ppm range.
Do you need printing, scanning, faxing or stapling features
Your monthly paper consumption, the built-in counter in your existing copier can be used to help determine your current volume.