Is a Digital Duplicator the Best Solution for Your Organization?


Since the late 1980’s digital duplicators have become the standard amongst users that have demanded low cost copies, high productivity and ease of use. Today’s digital duplicators have improved upon these benefits. They are as simple to operate as the office copier, have far greater flexibility to print onto stocks like envelopes, carbonless and card stocks and are loaded with great features.

Let’s face the facts; including toner, developer, drums and maintenance, the typical office copier can be costing your organization $0.02 per copy or more to make those copies you need regardless of how many copies you make.

With a digital duplicator, you can begin saving versus the office copier when you make as few as 25 copies of one document. The savings don’t end there either. If you are making more copies of that one document, with each copy your savings will increase exponentially because of the unique way that a digital duplicator operates. A digital duplicator creates the image once on what we call a “master” and then passes a small amount of ink through the master to each sheet. The cost of this master is shared by all of the copies you print of that document. The digital duplicator process is much more efficient than that of a copier as well as being environmentally friendly.

So far we have only shown you savings on operation supplies. With a digital duplicator you can save much, much more because of its productivity and versatility. For instance, your office copier is most likely capable of making copies at a speed of between 35 and 50 copies per minute on letter size paper. Did you know that digital duplicators are capable of printing at speed of up to 130 sheets per minute? Again, because of the unique way in which digital duplicators operate, this is possible. What makes this possible is that the digital duplicator uses an ink process that reprints each sheet of paper on contact. Imagine the time your staff will save by getting their copies printed in less than half the time that it is taking now.

Stock Versatility
Let’s talk a little about savings through versatility. Digital Duplicators can print on a wide variety of stocks including, carbonless forms (NCR), file folders, envelopes of most any size and the ability to print in most any color you choose. How is this possible you ask? The digital duplicator is a transfer printing system that has a straight through paper path and no fusing unit. Because of this simplicity most any size and type of stock pass right through the machine without effort or adjustment.

Let’s take printing a return address on a #10 standard business size envelope as an example. When you order envelopes from a printer one box of 500 at a time, the national average cost of this is in excess of $44.00 per box. Sure you can cut your costs by printing in larger volumes, but now you have to store all of these envelopes, that cost money too. With a digital duplicator, you can buy and print those envelopes in less than 5 minutes at a total cost of materials for about $6.90. The biggest benefit of printing the envelopes when you need them is that you can change the envelope or ink colors without changing your cost, or perhaps you want to change the message or part of the return address. And those are just a few things you can do with a digital duplicator that you can’t do with a mountain of printing done by an outside source.

When you get right to the heart of it, you can save as much as 80% compared to the way you print envelopes now. The savings are equally as great whether you are printing file folders, tickets, or most other types of printing that you cannot complete now with your copiers.

Add up all the unique operation qualities of a digital duplicator, and you’ve got yourself one incredibly highly reliable unit. Remember this is an ink technology duplicator, with no photoreceptive drum to get scratched. No fuser unit that requires changing. In fact a digital duplicator can produce twice as many copies between servicing than even the newest digital copiers.

Contact MCC today to find out if a digital duplicator is the best solution for your organization.

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