Why buying a refurbished printer is good for the environment
- June 12, 2019
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We’ve talked before about the numerous benefits of buying refurbished printers, copiers, and fax machines for your office, but we haven’t talked enough about how it’s also an environmentally friendly choice too!
What is a refurbished printer?
A refurbished printer is a model that has been returned to the manufacturer and been fixed and upgraded to make it virtually like-new again. At Steelhead, we often refurbish printers after a lease is over so they can be leased or purchased by another business. You may also find that demo machines or canceled customer orders undergo refurbishment too before they are resold.
Why buying refurbished printers is a green option
When you buy or lease a refurbished model, you’re purchasing it at a significant saving, since there has been some minor wear and tear on the unit. As a bonus, you’re also saving it from the scrap heap or landfill!
Similarly, since more and more people are buying refurbished units, the manufacturers don’t need to make as many brand new units. The environmental impact of manufacturing and shipping new printers can contribute to increased greenhouse gases and pollution.
Are buying refurbished printers safe?
Absolutely! They are tested and certified by the manufacturer and still have significant life left. If money is tight, or you are looking for a more eco-friendly printer option, refurbished printers are an excellent idea. You can often also purchase supplies in bulk or at a discounted rate to further save money on your purchase, and recycle printer cartridges to further minimize your environmental impact.
If your office is looking to lower its impact on the environment and save money on office supplies, purchasing a refurbished printer is a great option. We have many makes and models of refurbished printers, scanners, and copiers at Steelhead. Contact us to inquire about our current stock today.