Who are Panasonic?
Panasonic is a multinational manufacturer of consumer electronics based in Osaka, Japan. They are one of the largest manufacturers of consumer electronics in the world. They were originally founded in 1918 and have grown to become one of the largest electronics manufacturers in Japan, the home of consumer electronics, alongside Sony and Toshiba. As well as electronics, Panasonic offer various other products and services like solar pv panels and home renovation services. They have a huge annual turnover and last year made a net profit of 3 million. Panasonic trade in Japan, Asia, Europe and North America.
Panasonic are one of the most popular and trusted suppliers and manufacturers of photocopiers in the UK. They offer a wide range of different photocopiers from black and white to colour copiers. They supply copiers to the domestic and corporate markets. Some of their more sophisticated models have extra features like email and internet connectivity. Panasonic, along with Epson and Hewlett Packard, are also one of the most popular suppliers of copiers to the corporate market. Many offices that use Panasonic copiers choose to rent them on short-term contracts because it works out more cost-effective. Their most basic machines are capable of printing twenty to twenty five copies a minute. Prices for a machine of this kind will range from three to five hundred pounds.
Panasonic also supply machines at the other end of the scale. These are machines which are usually used in an office setting and are capable of printing around eighty copies a minute. They boast features like touch screen, email, scanning capabilities and super-high resolution printing. Machines like this can cost several thousand pounds to buy outright, but most businesses choose to rent them on monthly contracts.
Photocopier Comparison Sites
If you are thinking of purchasing a Panasonic photocopier, then it might be a good idea to use a comparison site because you can compare prices for Panasonic copiers with other brands. Because there is such a wide range of copiers on the market the prices vary a lot. As mentioned earlier Panasonic photocopiers can start from around three to four hundred pounds for a machine capable of making around a thousand copies a month. A large photocopier capable of dealing with the requirements of a department in a large organisation can cost as much as twenty two to twenty five thousand pounds.
Companies requiring machines of this kind of size often choose to buy a second-hand machine. Second-hand machines are often effectively just as good as a brand new one although they might have a shorter lifespan. Another popular option is to hire your machine on a monthly contract. A lot of people prefer this arrangement because it works out cheaper in the long run and maintenance and repairs are usually included as part of the contract. Most suppliers will also provide a monthly supply of ink cartridges.
For smaller to medium sized businesses, Panasonic offer a wide range of copiers. These models will cost in the region of eight hundred to around sixteen hundred pounds each.
When you purchase a machine, if you are buying outright or hiring, you should make sure to think about maintenance. If you are renting, for a small additional monthly fee you can have maintenance added to your contract so that if your machine breaks down or malfunctions for any reason, a technician can be sent out to you to fix the problem. If you buy outright, it will most probably come with a warranty for a period typically of around three to five years but this would involve sending the machine away to be repaired, which is obviously not as convenient as having someone come to fix the problem on site.
The cost of having maintenance included in your contract depends on a number of variables like the model of the copier, the number of copies you make a month and how long your contract is for. This is the kind of thing you should make sure to discuss with the supplier when you come to choosing your copier.