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Tips On Buying An Auto Repair Shop Invoice Printer

printerBesides having repair shop management software, the invoice printer is one of the most important pieces of office equipment in your repair shop.

There’s nothing worse than having an invoice printer that takes forever to print.  This can lead to unhappy customers as well as frustrated employees.

To help make sure that you have the right invoice printer for your auto repair shop, be sure to be on the lookout for the following invoice printer features.


  • Compatibility: Before you purchase an invoice printer for your auto repair shop, be sure it is compatible with your point of sales software.  This will help to prevent major problems from occurring.


  • Type: There are two major types of invoice printers.  They are dot matrix and laser.  Dot matrix printers are known for lasting a long time.  Laser printers are more expensive, but the quality of the print is better.


  • Speed: Speed depends a lot on quality in most cases.  If you want a higher quality print, it’s going to take longer to print.  Some laser printers take a minute or two to warm up before printing.  Be sure to ask about speed before buying.


  • Maintenance: With all printers you will need to replace the ink.  Dot matrix printers use a ribbon, which is affordable to replace.  Laser printers use ink similar to the printers that you may have at home.  This costs a little more to upkeep, but are easy to install.


  • Price: Prices of invoice printers can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand.  It all depends on the speed and quality of the invoice.


Keeping these things in mind will help you find the right invoice printer for your repair shop.  In addition to auto repair shops, these buying tips are great for tire stores.

Make sure you have the right printer, POS software and tire shop management software.  This will make all the difference with the productivity at your business.

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