Choosing the Best Commercial Copiers and Printers for Manufacturing Companies

The printing needs of manufacturers running 1st, 2nd or even 3rd shifts run the gamut, from purchase orders, to inventory reports, regulatory records, invoicing, shipping labels, billing, SOPs, sales reports, presentations, envelopes and more. These continuous office printing demands mean outfitting your staff with the right commercial copier and printer is one of the smartest decisions you’ll make. And it can mean the difference between spinning your wheels and saving critical time and money.

This is especially true if you have an in-house marketing or creative department. Marketing churns out reams of paper, heavy on the color and tabloid size.

Xerox’s Altalink MFP – One of the Best Choices for Manufacturers

Even smaller manufacturers print a variety of documents since their needs can be identical, only on a smaller scale. They may also have similar “marketing” needs, but in the form of manuals, handouts and product cards, but not brochure design layouts or presentations.

Placing the Right Copier in the Right Department

And, as they say in real estate—location, location, location. This is especially true in the office equipment world. How robust your unit needs to be and what finishing options are “a must” also depends on its physical location in the plant and how many people use it. Accounting may crank out stacks of paper periodically but sit virtually idle at other times. While the Planning department may never stop and print thousands and thousands each month. Don’t forget Shipping, Procurement, Customer Service and HR.

All of these factors, and more, determine which is the best copier and printer for your manufacturing company. Fortunately, a large part of our job is working closely with our customers and gathering information to determine which copier goes where and which unit is the best fit for their needs. We can help you do the same.

Just call us and we’ll be happy to visit your site and discuss a game plan: 636-349-6600.

Seeing your operation firsthand also gives us the opportunity to strategize ways to save you money by making sure you’re not “over buying” but rather getting exactly what you need rather than what you think you may need.