Working with a Discontinued Copier

You may have a copier that you have had for years that you absolutely love. You have no issues with it, but then you get a call from your copier leasing company saying that your copier has been discontinued. What does this mean for you and your business? It doesn’t have to be the end of the world because working with a discontinued copier can be relatively easy.

All that a it means to have a copier be discontinued is that your model is no longer being produced by the manufacturer. This can make is harder to get parts or maintenance for your machine down the road. This is also when your leasing company may tell you that you should consider upgrading. However, this is not always a necessary step.

All copier manufacturers are required, by law, to keep parts available for any copier that has been discontinued for at least 5 years following the discontinuation.

This is extremely important to remember when making any decisions moving forward. Don’t get tricked into getting a new lease as soon as you hear that your lease was discontinued. Ask about when your machine was discontinued and make the decision for yourself.

Working with a discontinued copier is essentially the exact same as working with any other model as long as you are able to get the parts. This may mean that you need to change machines down the road, but there is probably no reason to make a change right away.

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