A decrepit machine can ultimately stifle productivity in the workplace, not to mention madden your employees to the brink of insanity. The downtime and maintenance alone can be costly to your business. For most companies, when the copier is cursed, the whole company comes to a crawl.
Figure out how bad your copier woes are and take an honest assessment of your business printing needs:
For high end use, replacing your machine every 2-3 years will help your business keep pace and prevent major meltdowns from occurring.
If you don’t print as much, you can stretch the life of your machine out to 5 years, especially if your livelihood can handle hiccups and breakdowns along the way.
With regular cleanings and low use, you could potentially limp your copier past the 7 year mark but with breakdowns and inevitable days where you cannot print.
A good rule of thumb to avoid a potential copier curse is to replace every 2-3 years.