What is a continuous feed printer?
Continuous feed printers are able to print at high volumes and speeds for a diverse range of print formats.
Our continuous feed printers are able to print up to 120,000 pages per hour and are ideal for publishing houses.
Continuous feed printers vs cut sheet printers
When deciding whether you need a continuous feed printer or cut sheet printer there are important factors to consider, such as: print speed, print volume and quality.
Here’s how the 2 types of printers compare:
Continuous feed printers will handle up to 40 millions impressions per month, which is free times higher than a cut sheet printer’s capacity.
Continuous feed printers lead the way over cut sheet printers, with 1716 PPM (pages per minute) vs 120 PPM for cut sheet printing.
Cut-sheet printers tend to have a higher printer quality, displaying 4800 DPI (dots per inch) against continuous feed printer’s 1200 DPI.
What are the benefits of hiring a continuous feed printer?
- Incredibly fast, durable and reliable high-quality printers
- Affordable monthly payments
- A variety of different continuous feed printers to suit your business needs
- Maintenance and servicing included in the cost
- Easy to upgrade/downsize
- No up-front payments
- Bespoke plans for multiple machines
How much does it cost to hire a continuous feed printer?
The cost of hiring a continuous feed printer can vary depending on your individual business requirements. That’s why we offer a bespoke and flexible pricing plan for our clients.
Some of the key things we consider when pricing a package is: length of lease, type of multifunction printer and volume of printing.
As a rough guide, we divide printing volumes into low, medium and high categories:
Low volume: 1 to 9,999 prints
Medium volume: 10,000 to 29,999 prints
High volume: 30,000 +If you’re interested in hiring a continuous feed printer or have any questions at all, you can contact us here for more information.
What types of continuous feed printers do you offer?
We currently offer 4 main types of continuous feed printer:
Ricoh PRO V20000 Series
Consists of two dedicated monochrome printers with a wide range of functions and applications. Print width is up to 558mm and is typically used for publications, such as inserts, pamphlets and books.
Ricoh Pro VC60000
Incredibly high-powered and function-rich continuous feed printer that can print over an astounding 120,000 A4 pages in an hour.
Ricoh Pro™ VC40000 series
Incredibly high speed inkjet and reliable continuous feed printer with a high quality output. 600 DPI greyscale and 120m per minute output.
Ricoh Pro VC70000
Gives commercial the ability to produce demanding high quality applications such as catalogues, magazines, direct mail and critical communications. The most versatile high speed and high quality printer available.
You can view our full range of continuous feed printers here.
What is included in our continuous feed printer hire service?
At DMC Media Solutions, we use our expertise to fuse high-quality service with cost-effective solutions for your business. Our continuous feed printer hire service includes:
Toner and ink cartridge recycling
We collect and recycle all used toner and ink cartridges to help both your business and our environment.
Manageable payment plans
We operate a flexible pricing scheme and bespoke packaging to help you manage your cash-flow and improve cost effectiveness.
Unlimited toner and ink cartridges
As part of your monthly plan, we’ll replace toner and ink cartridges when they reach a certain level so you don’t have any interruptions to your business.
As part of your package we will service and maintain your continuous feed printer and our engineers will always be on-hand for repair and maintenance services if/when you need it
Who owns the continuous feed printer at the end of the lease?
At the end of any continuous feed printer lease, the management company will continue to own the device. However, you are able to purchase the printer directly at any point during the lease.
One of the biggest benefits of not owning the printer out-right is that the responsibility for repairs and maintenance falls on the lessor.
At DMC, we also recycle, replace and replenish ink cartridges and offer unlimited callouts for any faults and repairs for extra peace of mind and minimal disturbance to your business.
What is the minimum leasing term for a continuous feed printer?
Our typical leasing terms for a continuous feed printer is between 3 and 5 years. We operate a minimum 3 years basis.
What do you need to hire a continuous feed printer?
Generally, it’s easier for a business that’s been operating for 3+ years to hire a continuous feed printer. However, there are other ways for businesses to hire a continuous feed printer by providing additional finance information or a Director’s guarantee.
Find out more about how to hire a continuous feed printer by contacting us today.
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