What is a cut sheet printer?
Cut sheet printers consist of sheets of paper that are bundled into unattached reams before being fed-through the printer. They are often used for businesses that need to publish at high volumes but still want a better quality print than what’s provided by continuous feed printers that have a higher output, but of lower quality.
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 cut sheet printer?
- Fast and high quality output
- 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 cut sheet printer?
The cost of hiring a cut sheet 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 cut sheet printer or have any questions at all, you can contact us here for more information.
What types of cut sheet printers do you offer?
We currently offer the following cut sheet printers:
Ricoh PRO C7200s Series
Can be tailored to different production and workflow demands. Features reliable and productive technology that allows you to produce high quality prints at an affordable cost and reduce lead times.
Ricoh Pro C7200sc
Affordable cut sheet printer that delivers outstanding image quality and comes with an innovative new 5th colour station that allows you to add a clear varnish, an array of impactful neon colours, print white directly onto coloured media and more.
Ricoh Pro C9200 Series
Can be tailored to production needs with a modular concept that allows the addition of a variety of inline feed and finish options. A versatile and productive platform that facilitates a range of different media formats.
Ricoh Pro 8300s Series
Highly reliable and fast mono cut sheet printer with a high resolution and finishing options. Produces black and white documents up to 136 PPM.
Ricoh Pro C5310s Series
Affordable, reliable and high quality cut sheet printer for those with budget and space constraints. Features Ricoh’s cutting-edge technology and renowned image quality, with new built-in improvements that allow you to produce finished collateral of a professional quality.
What is included in our cut sheet printer hire service?
At DMC Media Solutions, we use our expertise to fuse high-quality service with cost-effective solutions for your business. Our cut sheet 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 cut sheet printer and our engineers will always be on-hand for repair and maintenance services if/when you need it
Who owns the cut sheet printer at the end of the lease?
At the end of any cut sheet 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 cut sheet printer?
Our typical leasing terms for a cut sheet printer is between 3 and 5 years. We operate a minimum 3 years basis.
What do you need to hire a cut sheet printer?
Generally, it’s easier for a business that’s been operating for 3+ years to hire a cut sheet printer. However, there are other ways for businesses to hire a cut sheet printer by providing additional finance information or a Director’s guarantee.
Find out more about how to hire a cut sheet printer by contacting us today
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