Though spending money on new office equipment rarely makes any business owner's list of favorite things, it may be necessary. Not only that, but it may make a big difference in overall productivity, and save you money in the long run. Here are some tips to help you determine whether you should invest in a new copier. Constant Repairs The easiest way to figure out if it's time to look at copiers is to consider how frequently the machine is serviced. Increases in breakdowns and service calls is a key indicator that your copier's glory days are over. After office equipment hits a certain age, the costs of constant repair can significantly outweigh the cost of a new device. Even if your machine seems to be running okay after repair, it pays to look at the overall cost of maintaining and repairing your unit. Lower Efficiency Similar to the repair issues mentioned above, a decrease in productivity and efficiency is a good sign that it's time to move on. Whether it's constant downtime or long lines at the copier, upgrading your system can make a huge difference in lagging efficiency. Plus, many newer models support mobile use -- a growing trend in business. Skyrocketing Costs Another point that's related to the aforementioned issues: increases in costs. The root of higher costs could be due to repairs, reduced productivity, or simply inefficient copying in the office. Today's copiers are more efficient in both workload and energy use, so it definitely pays to check out new models if you're seeing higher spending. Security Threats With growing technology comes growing security threats, and plenty of older office equipment simply cannot handle today's sophisticated threats. If your office is struggling with security, or if you know your equipment is a soft spot in your overall security environment, it's worth it to check out newer copiers. Whatever the reason, CPC Office Technology has you covered! Contact us today to learn more about our attractive line of copiers.