Service Agreements Save Lives…
Your Printer’s Life That Is!
My name is Ken and I have been servicing printers for over 14 years.
In my years of experience, the one thing that I can say without a doubt, is the printers that are in the worst condition, are the ones that are not covered under a service agreement.
How do regular preventative maintenance checks extend the life of a printer?
When a printer does not get regular maintenance checks, internal components tend to fail faster. Or worse, it can cause cascading failures. I see the scenario over and over: No service agreement – the printer breaks. Customers are faced with a hefty repair cost, sometimes in the thousands, or they can spend even more to replace the printer.
About 70% of the cost of owning a large format printer is routine (preventative) service maintenance. The other 30% is break/fix maintenance. Without a service agreement your company’s asset is being neglected about 70% of the time.
What is a Preventative Maintenance Schedule?
There are recommended maintenance repairs that should be scheduled when a printer reaches certain meter usage readings. This schedule will inform the technicians when it’s time for periodic parts to be replacements such as: fuser rolls, bearings, drums, print heads, charge wires, filters and other high usage parts. Worn parts are replaced and included with a service agreement
Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Service contracts are so expensive!”
So let’s look at some of the benefits that can help offset the cost.
• Using the service agreement does not cause a price increase
• Your printer WILL breakdown. Just like all machines they will only run for so long without needing some assistance.
• A small monthly fee over time, is easier to manage than a large unexpected repair bill which can range in the thousands.
• Preventative maintenance twice a year will reduce service calls and printer downtime.
Give us a call today and ask how you can save a life.
Your Printers Life!
Click here to sign-up for a Service Maintenance Agreement from Eastern Engineering or call 1-800-8814-4115 ext. 215.